BURNING BLUE SOUL

THE THE

© 1981 4AD

Red Cinders the Sand

(Instrumental)

Song Without an Ending

I like you
I think that you're pretty good
But I think that you think that I
Well
That I am a bit undercooked

I'm lazy
I play silly jokes and go over the top
And one of these days it's gonna get me killed
That'll be my lot

I suppose I'd leave you alone after a hint
But I'll lie in my bed feeding my head
'Til I become fairly intelligent

100,000 people today were burned
I felt a pang of concern
What are we waiting for?
A message of hope
From the pope?
I think he got shot
As well

When everyday of your life seems the same as the last
And you know who you're gonna meet
And what they gonna ask
Then supposing your legs just withered away
And you had to somehow slide around
On your backside for the rest
Of your days

Imagine that you're happy now
It's easy if you try
Because we're all caught up in a mortifying loop
Life

Time (again) For the Golden Sunset

I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure
There's little sign of feeling when you look into their eyes
The politician's sighing
That nothing's going wrong in our world tonight
Nothing we don't understand

There's no point in speaking
Help me if you can
Is this a retribution to compensate for a lack of understanding
I think we should pretend
That nothing's going wrong in our world tonight
Nothing we don't understand

And I'm doing the best that I can

Am I locked up forever in a picture of despair
I've put my spirit onto paper and into words
I've opened my eyes and I've realised
Who I really am

I thought that I loved you but I think I must be wrong
There's another feeling in my heart
This sense of pride is silencing my sorrow
I find it hard to come alive when I'm hollowed out
From the inside

Icing Up

I was sittin' on the window sill and staring at the moon
Whistling a tune that really moved me
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I have no future for I have no past
I'm just sitting here pulling arrows out of my heart

History repeats itself
Within the realms of my inexperience
It's the laughter in her eyes that makes me cry
I'm too tired to eat
Too lazy to die

See me dwindle
Watch me dwell
In my cut out corner
In my plastic world

(Like A) Sun Risin' Thru My Garden

The sky is glowing with anticipation
And casts a shadow across the nation
A dust is rising from the heat of the sun
I'm drinking for the thirst to come

But I am, contemplating oneness
Summer's here, but I hardly noticed
There's no reason to be singing
There's no reason to be here at all

Occupation, I don't have one
I lie in bed until the cows come
I'm snowed up inside my window
Buried in sand up to my elbows

But I am, contemplaiting oneness
Summer's here, but I hardly noticed
There's no reason to be singing
There's no reason to be here at all

World wars and the fate of nations
The sky is glowing with anticipation
I'm wasting away with worry
And my heart just skipped a beat

But then again, I felt much calmer
I opened up a can of instant karma
A yoga posture for self awareness
And the devil rides out of your life

Out Of Control

(Instrumental)

Bugle Boy

The country is riddled with social ills and aches
But my heart is calmed by her embrace
I'm trying to tell something to the world
But my words are slurred and slow
Have you ever been caught in a dream
Where your legs were froze?
I was left alone with my thoughts and my guitar
But I felt hopeless
Like the desire of the moth
For the start

Sometimes nothing seems unreal
This strange little boy said
Mister play us your guitar
I said, No I can't
And put my guitar in the car

Listening to the music of heaven and earth
Have you ever thought you were
The most important thing in the universe
I didn't know whether to strengthen my
Weaknesess or play to my strengths
Yeah, I was trapped in the triviality of everydayness

I said, there's magic in my head
Girl, but I only use it when I'm depressed
I don't suppose she heard me
She was too busy admiring her dress
She said that I was pretentious
I said, just young and well intentioned

Who can save us now
The world rots
I did know the secret of the universe
Only I forgot

Delirious

When spring comes around and the ice runs away
And the sun hits the tops of our heads
Then the dominant desires explode into life
And the body demands to be fed

Whispering sadness
Like a mild form madness
Or a line from a meaningful song
Turn our eyes to the Lord
But the churches are empty
There is now no escape from your longing

The things are gonna start getting good
You hear them call
You captured the unspoken feelings of my heart
Which gave me a start
I know I'm nowhere near perfection
I'm pointing in the wrong direction
All I ever seem to do is sit here playing
Around on this stupid guitar

When spring comes around and the ice runs away
And the sun hits the tops of our heads
Then the dominant desires explode into life
And the body demands to be fed

I've got a million ants under my skin
They're all digging a hole where the rain can't get in
My world comes out when the sun disappears
But my blood is turning sour with insect fear

Whispering sadness
Like a mild form madness
Or a line from a meaningful song
Turn our eyes to the Lord
But the churches are empty
There is now no escape from your longing

I've got a million ants under my skin
They're all digging a hole where the rain can't get in
My world comes out when the sun disappears
But my blood is turning sour with insect fear

The River Flows East In Spring

(Instrumental)

Another Boy Drowning

Monday morning I looked the mirror in the eyes
I think I'd kill myself if I ever went blind
Your life is slipping away
You found out you're older than you thought were today

You've gotta stay optimistic
It gets harder by the second
We all know we're edging our way toward the end

Carving hearts and crosses in my head

People on the streets
Throwing rocks at themselves
'Cause they ain't got no money and they're living in hell
But there's animals down the road adding fuel to this heat
It never did take much guts to be a sheep

There are no voices as the time approaches
I wanted to be like Bob Dylan until I discovered Moses
Saturday night and I was laying in my bed
The window was open and raindrops were bouncing off my head
When it hit me like a thurderbolt
I don't know nothing and I'm scared that I never will
You pray to your god that you'll never feel so much pain again
But the agony has just begun

Moving on
Opening new doors
Life just doesn't seem that simple anymore
And in case I don't see you again
I hope you feel glad that you knew me
While I was here