SOLITUDE

THE THE

© 1993 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.

That Was the Day

Well, you didn't wake up this morning
'Cause you didn't go to bed
You were watching the whites of your eyes turn red
The calendar on your wall
Is ticking the days off
You've been reading some old letters
You smile and think how much you've changed
All the money in the world
Couldn't buy back those days

You pull back the curtains
And the sun burns into your eyes
You watch a plane flying across a clear blue sky
This is the day
Your life will surely change
This is the day
When things fall into place

You could've done anything
If you'd wanted
And all your friends and family think that you're lucky
But the side of you they'll never see
Is when you're left alone with the memories
That hold your life together like
Glue

You pull back the curtains
And the sun burns into your eyes
You watch a plane flying across a clear blue sky
This is the day
Your life will surely change
This is the day
When things fall into place

This is the day
Your life will surely change
(repeating)

Dis-Infected

I've got too much energy to switch off my mind
But not enough to get myself organized
My heart is heavy
My head is confused
And my aching little soul
Has started burning blue

I can't give you up, 'till I've got more than enough
Infect me with your love
Nurse me into sickness
Nurse me back to health
Endow me with the gifts of the man made world

When desire becomes an illness instead of a joy
And guilt a necessity that's gotta be destroyed

I can't give you up, 'till I've got more than enough
Infect me with your love
Nurse me into sickness
Nurse me back to health
Endow me with the gifts of the man made world

Take me by the hand
And take me out of here
Run your fingers through my hair
And tell me what I wanna hear
Will lies become truths in this face of fading youth?
From my scrotum to your womb
Your cradle to my tomb

I can't give you up, 'till I've got more than enough
Infect me with your love
Nurse me into sickness
Nurse me back to health
Endow me with the gifts of the man made world

I can't give you up, 'till I've got more than enough
Infect me with your love
Nurse me into sickness
Nurse me back to health
Tell me what it is that I want in this world

I can't give you up
I can't give you up
I can't give you up
I can't give you up

Jealous of Youth

It's funny how, as we grow old
We cling to the past as we cling to the air
And feel nostalgia for things that were maybe never there

The town where innocence was bullied and flared
The house where desire's first fluids bled

But now the autumn leaves are turning to the color of rust
I'm getting jealous for youth's first yearnings for lust
I wanna live
I wanna live
But I ain't a big enough man to anything other than think

There's a girl I used to know
Who I think still lives 'round here
Up there, on top of that council tower
I was once her man
At the midnight hour
When I was as lusty as a dog
Come moonshine or fog
When our tongues would entwine
Long and slow
When we thought
We'd never let each other go
Oh no?

But now the autumn leaves are turning to the color of rust
I'm getting jealous for youth's first yearnings for lust
I wanna live
I wanna live
But I ain't a big enough man to anything other than think

Yet it's funny how as we grow old
We curse and point our finger at those
Those, those, those
Who made us scared and made us old
Who touched our bodies and bruised our souls
Who have made us scared and made us old
It was those, God
It was those
Who made us scared
And made us old

The autumn leaves are turning to the color of rust
I'm getting jealous for youth's first yearnings for lust
I wanna live
I wanna live
I wanna live
I wanna live
But I ain't a big enough man to anything other than think

I wanna live
I wanna live
I wanna live
I wanna live
I wanna live
I wanna live
I wanna live
I wanna live
But I ain't a big enough man to anything other than think

The Violence of Truth (Remix)

What is Evil?
What is Love?

What is Evil?
What is Love?
What is Evil?
What is Love?

What is Evil?
What is Love?
What is Evil?
What is Evil?
What is Love?
What is Evil?

Something's telling you to wake up and salute
The dangers of obedience and violence of truth
Something's telling you to wake up and salute
The dangers of obedience and violence of truth

God is Evil
God is Love
God is the force that possesses us
God is beauty
God is truth
God is the force that is watching over you

What is Evil?
What is Love?
What is Evil?
What is Love?
What is Evil?
What is Love?

Helpline Operator (Sick Boy Mix)

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 the 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

Helpline operator
Helpline operator
Helpline operator
Helpline operator

Another Boy Drowning (Live)

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 find 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

There's 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

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 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

Solitude

In my solitude
You haunt me
With reveries of days gone by
In my solitude
You taunt me With memories that never die

In my solitude
I'm praying
Dear Lord above
Send back my love

I sit in my chair
I'm filled with despair
'Cause no one could be so sad
With gloom everwhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I'll soon go mad

In my solitude
I'm praying
Dear Lord above
Send back my love

Dolphins

Some times I think about
Saturday's child
And all about the times
When we were running wild

I've been a searching for the dolphins
In the sea
Oh, but sometimes I wonder
Do you ever think of me?

This old world will never change
The way it's been
And all our ways of war
Can't change it back again

I've been a searching for the dolphins
In the sea
Oh, but sometimes I wonder
Do you ever think of me?

Lord, I'm not the one to tell
This old world how to get along
I only know that peace will come
When all I hate is gone

I've been a searching for the dolphins
In the sea
Oh, but sometimes I wonder
Do you ever think of me?

This old world will never change
This old world will never change
This old world will never change

Dogs Of Lust (Germicide Mix)

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've got it blue
I've got it bad
I've 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