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© 1993 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.

True Happiness This Way Lies

Hey man I've got what you need
And have you ever wanted something so badly
That it possessed your body and your soul
Through the night and through the day
Until you finally get it
And then you realise
That it wasn't what you wanted after all
And then those selfsame, sickly little thoughts
Now go and attach themselves to something
Or somebody new
And the whole goddamn thing starts all over again

Well, I've been crushing the symptoms
But I can't locate the cause
Could God really be so cruel?
To give us feelings that could never be fulfilled
Baby
I've got my sights set on you
I've got my sight set on you
And someday, someday, someday
You'll come my way
But when you put your arms around me
I'll be looking over your shoulder for something new
'Cause I ain't ever found peace upon the breast of a girl
I ain't ever found peace with the religion of the world
I ain't ever found peace at the bottom of a glass
Sometimes it seems the more I ask for the less I receive
Sometimes it seems the more I ask for the less I receive
The only true freedom is freedom from the heart's desires
And the only true happiness this way lies

Love Is Stronger Than Death

Love Love Love
Love Love Love

Me and my friend were walking
In the cold light of morning
Tears may blind the eyes but the soul is not deceived
In this world even winter ain't what it seems

Here come the blue skies
Here comes springtime
When the rivers run high and the tears run dry
When everything that dies
Shall rise

Love Love Love
Is stronger than death
Love Love Love
Is stronger than death

In our lives we hunger for those we cannot touch
All the thoughts unuttered and all the feelings unexpressed
Play upon our hearts like the mist upon our breath
But, awoke by grief, our spirits speak
How could you believe that the life within the seed
That grew arms that reached
And a heart that beat
And lips that smiled
And eyes that cried
Could ever die

Here come the blue skies
Here comes springtime
When the rivers run high and the tears run dry
When everything that dies
Shall rise

Love Love Love
Is stronger than death
Love Love Love
Is stronger than death
Love Love Love
Is stronger than death
Love Love Love
Is stronger than death

Shall rise
Shall rise
Shall rise
Shall rise

Dogs Of Lust

Here they come
The dogs of lust
Out of my mind
Into my life
Somebody should be here to hold me
Somebody should be here to show me, show me

When you're lustful
When you're lonely
And the heat is rising slowly

I got it blue
I got it bad
I got the sweetest sadness I ever had
As the hours pass before my eyes
As the hours pass before me

When you're lustful
When you're lonely
And the heat is rising slowly

I keep reaching up
But they drag me back down
Wherever I try to hide
I will always be found

When you're lustful
When you're lonely
And the heat is rising slowly

Rising rising rising slowly
Rising rising rising
Rising rising slowly

This Is The Night

I'm scared of the things I think of
When night comes along
Something gets hold of me
Something I can't see

Oh, it's a wicked world
Awaits the ones our young girls bear
Oh, I need somebody to hold me
In the fading light of this coming night
In the fading light of this coming night

How many whores have walked through that door
Lain by my side and climbed in my mind
And taken me down to where the heat
Blisters the skin upon my feet
Makes me reach out and weep
For the days when I was pure of heart
And slept in peace

Oh, it's a wicked world
Awaits the ones our young girls bear
Oh, I need somebody to hold me
In the fading light of this coming night
In the fading light
This coming night

In the fading light of this coming night
In the fading light
This is the night

Slow Emotion Replay

The more I see
The less I know
About all the things I thought were wrong or right
And carved in stone

So, don't ask me about
War, Religion, or God
Love, Sex, or Death
Because

Everybody knows what's going wrong with the world
But I don't even know what's going on in myself
Everybody knows what's going wrong with the world
I don't even know what's going on in myself

You've gotta work out your own salvation
With no explanation to this Earth we fall
On hands and knees we crawl
And we look up to the stars
And we reach out and pray
To a deaf, dumb and blind God who never explains

Every body knows what's going wrong with the world
I don't even know what's going on in myself
Everybody knows what's going wrong with the world
But I don't even know what's going on in myself
Everybody knows what's going wrong with the world
I don't even know what's going on in myself

Lord, I've been here for so long
I can feel it coming down on me
I'm just a slow emotion replay of somebody I used to be
Lord, I've been here for so long
I can feel it coming down on me
I'm just a slow emotion replay of somebody I used to be

Helpline Operator

"Turn the bass down"
"Yes, Sir"
I watch the sun go down on London town
I wait for the night voices to sound
I smell the pain upon the breath of the lost and lonely
Oh Lord
I hear the thoughts that whisper in the hearts of all men

I'm the helpline operator and I'll spare you the time
I'm the intimate stranger
Your problems will be mine

Put your tongue into the mouthpiece
And whisper in my ear
Admit to me
The things you can't admit to yourself
Admit to me and no one else
Everybody's looking for someone
To tell them what they want to hear
Everybody's looking for true love
To help them feel what they cannot feel

I'm the helpline operator
Could you spare me the time
I'm the intimate stranger
Your problems will be mine
I'm the helpline operator
Helpline operator
Helpline operator
Helpline operator

True love will come
True love will come

Helpline operator
Helpline operator
Helpline operator
Helpline operator

Sodium Light Baby

As I sat in the back of that old taxi cab
Waitin' for the evening to come
On every street of this city
I heard you call my name

You're the strangest feeling I ever had
The strangest feeling
You're the strangest feeling I ever had
The strangest feeling

From the day that we are born
Until the day we die
We are hostage to our hearts' desire
And though I ride this city
I can't escape from you
And when I look up to the stars I wonder
Can the world really be so cruel?

You're the strangest feeling I ever had
The strangest feeling
You're the strangest feeling I ever had
The strangest feeling

Tonight the wolves are howling
I can't escape from you
Oh, a yearning past denying
I will surrender to

You're the strangest feeling I ever had
The strangest feeling
You're the strangest feeling I ever had
The strangest feeling

Shine on me
Sodium light baby
Shine on me
Sodium light baby
Shine on me
Sodium light baby
Shine on me
Sodium light baby

Lung Shadows

(Speaking that I cannot interpret)
I close my eyes and you are with me
I can feel your breath upon my body
Come closer to me
Come closer to me
Come closer to me
Come closer to me
Come closer to me

Bluer Than Midnight

Save me, Save me, Save me
Save me, Save me, Save me

The candles are lit
The curtains are drawn
There's still no sign of rain nor dawn
Our lips touch
Our limbs entwine
But the ghosts that haunt me won't leave my mind

Save me, Save me, Save me
Save me, Save me, from myself

One sin leads to another one
Oh, the harder I try
I can never, never, never find peace in this life
I ask myself where does lust come from
Is it something to yield to or be overcome
I ask myself
Why love can never touch my heart like fear does
Why can't love ever touch my heart like fear does?

Lonely Planet

Planet Earth is slowing down
Overseas, underground
Wherever you look around
Lord, take me by the hand
Lead me through these desert sands
To the shores of a promised land

You make me start when you look into my heart
And see me for who I really am

If you can't change the world change yourself
If you can't change the world change yourself
If you can't change the world change yourself
If you can't change the world change yourself

I didn't care if the sun didn't shine
And the rain didn't fall from the sky
I just cared about myself
From this world to the next
And from the next back to this
By our actions we are bound
We're running out of love
Running out of hate
Running out of space for the human race
Planet Earth is slowing down

You make me cry when you look into my eyes
And see me for who I really am

If you can't change the world change yourself
If you can't change the world change yourself
If you can't change the world change yourself
If you can't change the world change yourself
If you can't change the world change yourself
If you can't change the world change yourself
If you can't change the world change yourself
And if you can't change yourself
Then change your world

I'm in love with the planet I'm standing on
I can't stop
I can't stop thinking of
All the people I've ever loved
All the people I have lost
All the people I'll never know
All the feelings I've never shown
The world's too big and life's too short
The world's too big and life's too short
The world's too big and life's too short
To be alone
To be alone