NAKEDSELF

THE THE

© 1999 Nothing Records Limited, Inc

BoilingPoint

They piss'n'moan
And push'n'shove
So below
As it is above
From every mouth
Words blare
Off every surface
Words glare
'Til there's nowhere to look
Except to stare

At reflections in
The subway glass
Fluorescent lit skin
Looks harsh
So best pretend
To be asleep
In case you have to
Give up your seat
To anyone less fortunate than...

But the train stops
Beneath the streets
Shift your legs
Tap your feet
Open an eye
Start to speak
But the words get stuck
Between your teeth

Truth is truth
Lies are lies
Headlines strike
Between the eyes
But when is a word
Not a word?
How's the meaning
Been reversed?
Twisted, torn
Tricked & turned
Inside out
Upside down
'Til there's nothing left
To talk about...
Except yourself

So you say...
I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with... me

Ever get lonely?
Don't you ever feel phony?
Ain't the train going slowly?
They say it's gonna get snowy
Don't you ever feel holy?
And think you wanna be a yogi?
What a load of baloney!
Do you wanna come home with me?
Don't you ever get lonely?
Don't you ever get...

Roll over, roll over
Roll over, roll over
Roll over, roll over
Roll over, roll over

ShrunkenMan

Say it
Say it
Say it!
He can't say it
He's just an imperfect man
Trapped in an imperfect body
Ain't happy or sad, lonely or sorry

Mr. Slo-Blo
Mr. Yo-Yo
Mr. See which way is the wind gonna blow
Hangs on a wire, fingers on fire
Drifting higher and higher
Higher and higher

He tried to be smart to catch out his own heart
Cruel to be kind as he cut out all the soft parts
But some days in little ways
Love seeps out in the things he says
And all he really wants
Is to feel grown up again

TheWhisperers

A lonely silhouette
Smoking a cigarette
Hoping for the phone to ring
Though she's sick of the sound
Of people's mouths
Winding her up
And putting her down

Don't get sad
When people that you trusted stab you in the back
So, you thought they were your friends?
Now you know
Now you know
There's one thing in life that holds

And now she wants to cry
Staying in on Friday night
Lying in her birthday suit
And listening to the bickering
From the room above
And wondering if it's fear of loneliness or love
That keeps people like that together
Forever...

Don't get sad
When people that you trust stab you in the back
So, you thought they were your friends?
Now you know
Now you know
There's one thing in life that holds
You're on your own
You've gotta grow
You've gotta grow
You're on your own
You're on your own

SoulCatcher

Mirror, mirror on the wall
You've watched me grow since I was small
So what will I regret the most
The things I do or the things I don't?
The deeper you peer into my soul
You'll find that I already know

But I can't say it
Because I can barely face it
My life is halfway through
And I still haven't done
What I'm here to do

Even though the chances flowed
I sat and watched the hours fold
In upon themselves
To stop their hands revealing

What I can't say
What I can barely face
My life is halfway through
And I still haven't done
What I'm here to do
My mummy said
What you give is what you get
And the only thing worth having is...
Happiness

But trapped inside my bones
Fear, desire
And hope are on fire
And will expand like smoke

And fall down like rain
Again
Again
Again
Again
(repeat to fade)

GlobalEyes

Mobilise
Globalise
Hypnotise
Homogenise
Shut your eyes
Don't criticise

It's a big surprise
Ain't telling ya lies
Truth hides in plain sight
Kentucky Fried Genocide

Bruised
Screwed
Pickled & Tattooed
Tried to resist
But destined to lose
Nobody listens
But it's breaking down the door
Only the paranoid really know the score

Mobilise
Globalise
Hypnotise
Homogenise

Market Force is the new dictator
Manipulator & annihilator

Mobilise, globalise
Hypnotise, homogenise
Shut your eyes, don't criticise

It's a big surprise
Ain't telling ya lies
Truth hides in plain sight
Kentucky Fried Genocide

(chorus repeated twice more)

DecemberSunlight

The early morning sun lit up her room
But it wasn't just a change in the weather
She'd read it in her stars and now she felt it in her heart
Life was gonna start getting better
And there was a time when she would pray
That each teardrop that rolled down her face
Would represent a day of pain for him
But she's changing the way she feels
About wasting her time & tears
Cried out, cried out, cried out
Cried out, cried out, cried out

And all the tricks and all the lies
He tried to pull over her eyes
Kept running through her mind
She looks back in disbelief
In confusion and in grief
At what his secrecy was revealing
You can scream into your pillow
You can pray into the night
But you can't switch off your feelings
Like you'd switch out a light
But she's changing the way she feels
About wasting her time and tears
Cried out, cried out, cried out
Cried out, cried out, cried out

And now these winter skies
Turn blue and bright
And she feels alive
And wants to drink every kiss
Make up for what she's missed
And wipe him out of her mind
Some day he'll have to grow up
And come clean
And listen to the screams
Of his own conscience
Cry out, cry out, cry out
(repeated 13 more times)
...And she'll not hear a sound

SwineFever

Fee fi fo fum
Smell the blood of a gullible bum
Brain dead bored bought into the fraud
Bigger Harder Faster More!
Trying to find some way of stopping
Struggling home with bags of shopping
Gotta buy gotta-gotta buy-buy
Gotta buy, gotta-gotta-gotta-gotta buy

Don't even like it
But you've just gotta try it
You don't even want it
But you're gonna buy
Gonna-gonna-gonna buy it

Always someone on the TV screen
Trying to sell you something you don't want or need
Sponsored by this, brought to you by that
Even as you slump in the back seat of a cab
But if it ain't you
Well, what're you gonna do?
There's always someone
Right behind you in the queue!
Mmmmmm.....you know we have to ?? you

Don't even like it
But you've just gotta try it
You don't even want it
But you're gonna buy
Gonna-gonna-gonna buy it
You don't even need it
But you've just gotta have it
You don't even want it
But you're gonna buy
Gonna-gonna-gonna buy it

Fee fi fo fum
Smell the blood of a gullible bum
Should've been happy
Could've been content
Who got everything he set out to get
But what is the use of possessing the world
When you do not even possess your self?
What is the point of selling your soul
When there's nothing to buy
And nowhere to go?

You don't even like it
But you've just gotta try it
You don't even want it
But you're gonna buy
Gonna-gonna-gonna buy it
You don't even need it
But you've just gotta have it
You don't even want it
But you're gonna-gonna-gonna-gonna buy it

DieselBreeze

The train rises up out of the dark
Above the boarded up boulevards
And burnt out cars
But save your sympathy
Conceal your fear
Pretend you've got no feelings to feel
Life is making a mouse of you
The other window has a nicer view

WeatherBelle

Sitting at the back of a smoke filled room
On a cold and sunny afternoon
Drinking red wine
And counting the laugh lines
On the face of the girl who stands in the doorway
And over her shoulder
There's a world growing colder
I'm feeling older and slowly less sober

It's the first and last time
We'll ever meet
Just falling leaves
From winter trees

So light gives in to dark
The nylon sheets softly spark
Nostalgia strikes hard at the heart
That cannot escape from its past

And it's the first and last time
We'll ever meet
Just falling leaves
From winter trees

And it's the first and last time
We'll ever meet
Just falling leaves
Dropping from winter trees
Strangers touching the parts
That love cannot reach

VoidyNumbness

Can't love or be loved
Can't touch or be touched
And he's lonely
He can't love or be loved
Can't touch or be touched
Yes he's lonely

And now he's all stressed up
With nowhere to go
He's drunk 25 pints of Amoco

Numbness. Voidy Numbness
Got the Numbness
v-v-v-Voidy Numbness

Another drink, another girl
Another life in another world
He's a phony
Well, well, he ain't superstitious
But he's feeling mighty strange
That rinkle, tinkle tink
Of no-one on the phone again
Again!

Quit drinking the drink
Jump on the train
He gotta watch the rain beat upon the rain
He gotta feel his shame beat upon his shame
He gotta know his pain by it's real name
Know his pain by it's real name

Numbness
v-v-v-Voidy Numbness
(repeated 4 times)

Can't touch or be touched
Yes he's lonely

v-v-v-Voidy Numbness, Numbness
(repeat to fade)

PhantomWalls

Sensed but unheard
As the curtain softly stirs
It is not just a memory
But it lives and breathes
Watching over you whilst you sleep
Kneeling beside you when you weep

Hey, don't be afraid
Don't try to run away
Because pain can be your friend
As it explains

The answers to your questions
Consoles you in blue reflections
Listens to your soul's confessions
Then leads you in new directions

So open your heart again
And feel the walls dissolve
Something's whispering to you
It's time to let go
Because the only thing that stays the same
Is that everything must change
Everything must change

Hey, embrace your pain
You cannot run away
And pain can be your friend
As it explains

The answers to your questions
Consoles you in blue reflections
Listens to your soul's confessions
Then leads you in new directions

And all the while that you were waiting
For love to keep the light from waning
It's pain that stops the heart from hating
That cures the mind of hesitating
That helps the soul in separating
From everything that it's been blaming
Everything's changing

SaltWater

W-w-wave upon wave
Roll upon roll
Tiny it shrinks
Then huge it blows
Gotta be sharp
Gotta be strong
Things get w-w-weird
Before they go wrong
And he knows that once he starts
He just can't stop
Next life he's coming back as a dog

Blindin' his eyes
Rushin' thru his veins
Tricklin' down thighs
Again
Blindin' his eyes
Rushin' thru his veins
Tricklin' down thighs
Again
SaltWater, SaltWater, SaltWater
SaltWater, SaltWater, SaltWater
SaltWater, SaltWater, SaltWater
SaltWater