New Model Army -- Stupid Questions / Green and Grey / I Love the World [lyrics & video clip]

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STUPID QUESTIONS
(Sullivan) 1987


It's not a crime to be innocent, these things we have not done
But you're not some little child, spring is past and gone
Well I know my craving heart and I've seen your vicious eyes
And I think we know the truth, both you and I
Don't flutter your lashes like a little girl
And ask me why it's such a cruel, cruel world, no
Ch: Don't ask any more stupid questions
You already know the answers to.

Well you can kill with the best of them but your smile remains so sweet
When someone comes to eat me alive, I like to see their teeth
If you really want I can name the names
Be an angel of death at the children's games, so
Ch: Don't ask any more stupid questions
You already know the answers to - I know that you do
There comes a time in your life you've got to grow up fast
And I think that your time is coming now here at last.

It's not a crime to be innocent , these things we have not done
But you cannot run forever, spring is past and gone
Waiting in line at the fortune teller
Waiting to hear some more pretty lies, he says
Ch: Don't ask any more stupid questions
You already know the answers to.
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Κι εγώ που νόμιζα ότι ακούς μόνο από Nine Inch Nails και πάνω :))

Όταν βρω λίγο χρόνο, θα βάλω κι εγώ το λιθαράκι μου στο NMA tribute.



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Ο λόγος είναι μεγάλη ανάγκη της ψυχής. (Γιώργος Ιωάννου)


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GREEN AND GREY
(Heaton/Sullivan) 1987


The time I think most clearly, the time I drift away
Is on the bus-ride that meanders up these valleys of green and grey
I get to think about what might have been and what may yet come true
And I get to pass a rainy mile thinking of you
And all the while, all the while, I still hear that call
To the land of gold and poison that beckons to us all
Nothing changes here very much, I guess you'd say it never will
The pubs are all full on Friday nights and things get started still
We spent hours last week with Billy boy, bleeding, yeah queuing in Casualty
Staring at those posters we used to laugh at:
Never Never Land, palm trees by the sea
Well there was no need for those guys to hurt him so bad
When all they had to do was knock him down
But no one asks to many questions like that since you left this town.

Ch: And tomorrow brings another train
Another young brave steals away
But you're the one I remember
From these valleys of green and the grey.

You used to talk about winners and losers all the time - as if that was all there was
As if we were not of the same blood family, as if we live by different laws
Do you owe so much less to these rain swept hills than you owe to your good self?
Is it true that the world has always got to be something
That seems to happen somewhere else?
For God's sake don't you realise that I still hear that call
Do you think you're so brave just to go running to that which beckons to us all?

Ch: No, not for one second did you look behind you
As you were walking away
Never once did you wish any of us well
Those who had chosen to stay
And if that's what it takes to make it
In the place that you live today
Then I guess you'll never read these letters that I send
From the valleys of the green and the grey.
Ο λόγος είναι μεγάλη ανάγκη της ψυχής. (Γιώργος Ιωάννου)



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I LOVE THE WORLD
(Sullivan/Heaton) 1988

The roll of distant thunder breaks, the afternoon of silence wakes
They hurry through from Petergate as if they know this dance
In fury blind, I drive at night across the moors, the open roads
Beneath the freezing starry skies, racing in some trance
These cities are illusions of some triumph over Nature's laws
We've seen the iron carcass rust and buildings topple into dust
And as the waters rise, it seems we cling to all the rootless things
The Christian lies, technology, while spirits scream and sing
Oh God I love the world.

Well I never said I was a clever man but I know enough to understand
That the endless leaps and forward plans will someday have to cease
You blind yourselves with comfort lies like lightning never strikes you twice
And we laugh at your amazed surprise as the Ark begins to sink
This temple that is built so well to separate us from ourselves
Is a power grown beyond control, a will without a face
And watching from outside I wish that I could wash my hands of this
But we are locked together here, this bittersweet embrace
Oh God I love the world.

And if one day the final fire explodes across the whitened sky
I know you've said you'd rather die and make it over fast
With courage from your bravest friends, waiting outside for the end
With no bitterness but an innocence that I can't seem to grasp
I know somehow I will survive - this fury just to stay alive
So drunk with sickness, weak with pain, I can walk the hills one last time
Scarred and smiling, dying slow, I'll scream to no one left at all
I told you so, I told you so, I told you so . .
Oh God I love the world.
Ο λόγος είναι μεγάλη ανάγκη της ψυχής. (Γιώργος Ιωάννου)


 

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