Symphony Or Damn / Full Album Lyrics

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Welcome To My Monasteryo

Welcome To My Monasteryo
 

She Kissed Me

She is negative as can be
And she’s weak emotionally
But she kissed me
And she put it there
She’s got a chip on her shoulderblade
And her attitude makes me afraid
But she kissed me
And she put it there
She kissed me there
The way no other girl has kissed me there
She kissed me there
The way no other girl has kissed me there
When I’m bare
She kisses me there
When she bets
She’d never hedge
She likes walking on the razor’s edge
But she kissed me
And she put it there
She likes rap and metal really loud
And she makes her other home girls proud
But she kissed me
And she put it there
She kissed me there
The way no other girl has kissed me there
She kissed me there
The way no other girl has kissed me there
When I’m bare
She kisses me there
She kissed me there
The way no other girl has kissed me there
She kissed me there
The way no other girl has kissed me there
When I’m bare
She kisses me there
She’s as simple as a girl can be
Yet she has a cool complexity
But she kissed me
And she put it there
When she met me I was still a boy
Now I’m an older woman’s toy
Because she kissed me
And she put it there
 

Do You Love Me Like You Say?

Now do you love me like you say you do baby?
(Do you love me like you say you do?)
Listen baby, until I find the river
I won’t be satisfied with who I am
In my Monasteryo your love ran hot or cold
Symphony or damn
I wanna be careful not to lose by laughter
What I’ve gained by tears
So here’s a question baby
You answer I most need to hear
Now do you love me like you say you do baby?
(Do you love me like you say you do?)
I give my best to the best of your breed
Take my heart pretty baby
I believe that I have all that I need
I exist for you wholly in this hour
As the leaves exist
Surely for the sake of the flower
Now do you love me like you say you do baby?
(Do you love me like you say you do?)
It seems that you have all these emotional dragons
That you must slay
I believe your daddy didn’t treat you right
So it seems now TTD must pay
The troubles advance while the sorrows retreat
Yet whichever road you travel baby
I genuinely wish you godspeed
But before you go answer my question
Now do you love me like you say you do baby?
(Do you love me like you say you do?)
 

Baby Let Me Share My Love

Baby let me share my love
Baby let me share my love
Baby let me share my love
Baby let me share my love
My best lines
Working on her, working on her overtime
Working on her, working on her clever mind
Working on her, working on her sleek lines
She’s sure fine
As fine as Whitney Houston in the daytime
Working on her, working on her big time
Looking at her, looking at her waistline
Baby let me share my love
Baby let me share my love
Baby let me share my love
Baby let me share my love
My last dime
Working on her, working on her phone line
Working on her, working with the best wine
Working on her, trying to help her unwind
She’s so fine
As fine as Cleopatra in her black prime
I think about her so much people, I’m a go blind
Working on her, looking at her waistline
Baby let me share my love
Baby let me share my love
Baby let me share my love
Baby let me share my love
Jesus/Allah/Krishna/Buddha loves you
So not this time but next time
I’ll be kicking out a poet’s rhyme
Picking on her, picking on her grapevine
Working on her, looking at her waistline
She’s real fine
As fine as Nefertitti in her black prime
Working on her, working on her bed time
Working on her, working on her
Working on her, working on her
Baby let me share my love
 

Delicate

Delicate like rain
Delicate like snow
Delicate like birds
Delicate just so
Delicate like air
Delicate like breeze
Delicate like you and me
A delicate advance
A delicate retreat
Delicately planned
Delicate like peace
Delicate like a touch
That’s delicately brief
Delicate like you and me
Delicate like trinkets on her bracelet
(Like trinkets on her bracelet)
Delicate like a bracelet on your arm
(Like a bracelet on your arm)
Delicate like sweet arms around me
(Your sweet arms around me)
Delicate like me on top of you
Delicate like words
Delicate how time
So delicately runs
Then delicately dies
Delicate how eyes
So delicately breathe
Delicate like you my dear
Delicate like me my love
Delicate like you and
Delicate like me and
Delicate like
Delicate like you and me
 

Neon Messiah

She never wanted to be my neon messiah
She never wanted to be my neon messiah
I saw the blood dripping from your caring hands
I prayed it wasn’t more blood
Than your month could stand
I didn’t hear you say
Kick my pedestal away
She never wanted to be my neon messiah
She never wanted to be my neon messiah
I saw you suffocating in a wordless pain
A whore/Madonna martyr is all that remains
If Oedipus could rise
He’d probably try me on for size
She never wanted to be my neon messiah
She never wanted to be my neon messiah
Roll over tell Stravinsky
She lost herself to please me
I can’t handle intelligent women
They’re far too deep to swim in
She never wanted to be my neon messiah
She never wanted to be my neon messiah
 

Penelope Please

I’m seventeen and under the illusion
A girl like you could end my confusion
Penelope please
Penelope please
My jeans are not
Big enough to hold me
So come on girl
Don’t you try and scold me
Penelope please
Penelope please
You will still be home in time
To watch the ‘Pops’ featuring Chrissie Hynde
I know you see me as an aggravation
I dream of you in full moon frustration
Penelope please
Penelope please
Don’t make me wait
But answer with affection
So come on girl
Look in my direction
Penelope please
Penelope please
You will still be home in time
To watch the ‘Pops’ featuring Chrissie Hynde
I know you view me as a major horror
But come on babe
Don’t say sayonara
Penelope please
Penelope please
My head is hard
So girl I will continue
To plead and beg
Baby till I win you
Penelope please
Penelope please
You will still be home in time
To watch the ‘Pops’ featuring Chrissie Hynde
At twenty-one I came to this conclusion
I married her
But still I’m in confusion
Penelope please
(“Come on babe”)
(“No!”)
Penelope please
(“No!”)
Penelope please
(“Look you’re going to wake up the baby!!!”)
Penelope please
(“No!!!”) Waaaaaaah!!!!...
 

Wet Your Lips

Wet your lips
And let’s fall in love
You are beautiful to me
Wet your lips and let’s do a thing
With a view to make your spirit sing
I have come to be your man
In a strange and hostile land
So wet your lips
And let’s fall in love
And stay with me
Wet your lips
And let’s fall in love
You are blood and wine to me
Wet you lips
And let’s do a turn
With a view to make your body burn
I’ll rebuild the scenery
Into garden greenery
So wet your lips
And let’s fall in love
And stay with me
Wet your lips
And let’s fall in love
You’re the molecular soul of me
Wet your lips
And let’s dip your wings
Into shapes of many things
I have come to bring new life
And to help you squeeze it from your slice
So wet your lips
And let’s fall in love
And stay with me
I will feed you like a bird
From the mouth of my dying words
So wet your lips
And let’s fall in love
Wet your lips
And let’s fall in love
Wet your lips
And let’s fall in love
Stay.....
Girl you take me higher
Yeah you take me deeper
Girl you take me higher
 

Turn The Page

You chose with age
To speak with a prima ballerina’s rage
And speak of all the kingdoms
That would swoop down
Stick around
Then proceed to ignore you
No flash pot pan, guitar man
Or resurrected Apollo myth
To seal your fate
Feed your plate
And just plain worship and adore you
But the pills you swill
Bring you no thrill
So travel lightly on the wing this time
Leaving all your baggage behind
As you wander through your vagabond stage
And find yourself shovelling shit
With a rusty jack-handle queen of a broken spade
You must not be afraid
You must turn the page
You wore your goddess down
In jaundiced disarray
Your halo fell into decay
Swiped by those you loved
But could not hold in sway behind you
And then the dry spell leaves
At a low shutter speed
Long enough for you to see
That you create your own reality
And that the wait alone will not enshrine you
And the war that you swore
Would pour through your door
To come to your rescue this time
Is all in your mind
Now as you wander through your vagabond stage
And you find yourself shovelling shit
With a rusty jack-handle queen of a broken spade
And you find yourself kicking dirt around
With your Paris green pumps
Of pentacles and precious jade
You must not be afraid
You must turn the page
You dreamt a world of things
Like you were a duchess born
Or Coretta Scott King
And the queen does not invite you over
for a tea at her gaff in Scotland
Or in Buckingham’s back-yard
Now I’m sure ‘Van the Man’ of whom I’m a fan
Can surely understand
As he said “It is not why, it just is.”
So therefore you need not remain scarred
And in time you’ll find
That your salvation is mine
As you travel lightly on the wing this time
Leaving all your baggage behind
Now as you wander through your vagabond stage
And you find yourself shovelling shit
With a rusty jack-handle queen of a broken spade
And you find yourself kicking dirt around
With your Paris green pumps
Of pentacles and precious jade
Pulling the roots from your hair
Dyed from a bottle
You saw in a windows with
An ‘Everything must go!!’ sale sign
Prominently displayed
And yet waiting for your dancing
On the edge of a precipice heart to sing
Those serenading soul songs
That fulfillingness and consciousness brings
Releasing you from your captive cage
Replacing love for all your rage
Turning your hope on a rope’s magic pope kaleidoscope
Into a rabbit’s foot parade
You must not be afraid
(Eyes forward babe)
You must turn the page
One thing is sure
And that is change
When the water’s rising
You can’t remain
Move to dry land
Move to dry land
You’ve got to move on
 

Castilian Blue

She was a paragon of soft scented chinois curls
She stood with nothing on
As we watched my flag unfurl
We fell in love so fast
That it spun my head around
Her coffee tawny skin
Sent my blood pressure up and down
Castilian blue
Castilian blue
I never ever thought
I’d be so taken by a girl like you
Lavender scented pillows
Gave a smell to her room
That when I smell it now
Sends my heart into a sad mood
Black men and her commitments
She had a problem with
And the mention of her father
Would cause her to get very miffed at me
Castilian blue
Castilian blue
I never ever thought
I’d be so taken by a girl like you
Bon bons and fishnet stockings
Used to settle any score
Till one day I felt the breeze awake me
Coming in through an open door
Recurring dreams
I see her in Mirabella Magazine
Multi-coloured babies
Running round behind her knee
She’s long, long, gone
Castilian blue
Castilian blue
I never ever thought
I’d be so taken by a girl like you
 

“T.I.T.S.”/”F & J”

You lead a life inside of your mind
That has nothing to do whatsoever with my time
She stated very clear
She made it very plain
Your subplot world is so cavalier
Yet you knew the tension
inside the sweetness was so near
She stated very clear
She made it very plain
In a way that needs no refrain

Frankie and Johnny were lovers alright
A man and a woman toughened by the weight of time
But not quite as hard as they seem
Because they both have hearts awaiting dreams
Frankie, a tough gal when she needs to be

Johnny, a city hard street man
A softer side seen eventually
But they’ll both be ok even with a heartbreak yesterday
Oh when a gentle breeze takes love liberties
When a breath of air
Blows your heart a pair
Of kisses where
You wait for her

Frankie and Johnny were lovers alright
And the tempered scale of experience
Cannot forever indict
Two hearts looking to belong in the heat
Of the sun as opposed to night
No, I wouldn’t worry about them
‘Cos people in love cannot condemn
Those who are in love too
Frankie and Johnny were lovers alright
 

Are You Happy?

I know that it’s your own life
I tell you this
With an eye on your future
Yes I know
Mind my own business
But I am here
As an aid and a comfort
I can see what you’re going through
‘Cause we’ve all been there before
But all in all
Here’s that I’m wondering
I want to know
Are you happy?
Look me in the eye
And answer my question
I want to know
Are you happy?
Or are you afraid
Of decisions that you need to make?
I know that life’s about choices
But making a wrong one
Will not stop the world
When in doubt just live the questions
And someday you will grow into the answer
You’re allowed as many mistakes
As you need to learn and move on
Well, well, well now ponder this
‘Cause my heart is ringing a bell
I want to know
Are you happy?
I’m coming to you from Heartbeat Avenue
I wanna know
Are you happy,
Or are you running
From decisions that you need to make?
I wanna know
Are you happy?
Can I be of service?
What can I do to help you now?
I know life’s a bitch sometimes
But you got to take it in
Chew it up
And spit it out again
You got to accept the pain
You can’t get around it
You can’t get under it
But you can get over it
 

Succumb To Me

Whoever you are come forth
Come forth
These are the days that must happen to you
Come forth

I am a spirit
Up above your head
Though I rest in you
As though you were a bed
In a molecular world
In an electric state
I sing the praise of angels
And I sit and wait for you

Baby, baby, baby
Succumb to me
Baby, baby, baby
Succumb to me
Give me your tears
I’ll keep them in a glass
I’ll store them with the treasures
That I’ve amassed
Give me your ears
I have secrets to tell
I will make you hear the delicate bell
All around you

Baby, baby, baby
Succumb to me
Baby, baby, baby
Succumb to me
Give me your anger
And I’ll soften the tone
I am the kiss that grows
Where love is shown
I am the mirror
That reflects your flickering flame
So follow me through your mirror frame

Baby, baby, baby
Succumb to me
Baby, baby, baby
Succumb to me
These are the days that must happen to you
Whoever you are come forth
I have not revealed myself to you
To be another statistic
I have come to you to be my mystic

Baby, baby, baby
Succumb to me
Baby, baby, baby
Succumb to me
Baby, baby, baby
Succumb to me
Baby, baby, baby
Succumb to me

Whoever you are come forth
These are the days that must happen to you
These are the days that must happen to you
 

I Still Love You

I couldn’t sleep last night wondering where were you?
In your mind I mean
Why didn’t you scream?
Though I say the wrong thing now and then
I still love you
In my hour of passionate thought
You know I say things that I ought (not to)
And though we may not stay together
I still love you
All alone now long down the line
And still these tear storms loneliness finds
But like the tide that rises
Slaps against the beach and falls
And though it’s no longer my pail to pull and all
And though the weight of all our years
Their silent whispers call
I still love you
I still love you
I still love you
 

Seasons

I won’t say goodbye
I don’t want to use that exit line
Please don’t make me lie
I have no excuse for you this time
‘Cause sometimes
(It’s alright for a season)
But then it’s time to go
The verses of my life are moving past
And so now the chorus I must hear
I’ve got to define my life and times
Before I can give you more than tears
‘Cause sometimes
(It’s alright for a season)
But then it’s time to go
Your heart was stretched to the point of breaking
Your tears are etched and your sorrow is waking
This complicated curse
Causes you to freeze our love in time
If I awaken that first
It’s only ‘cause you lost yourself in mine
Please don’t let me see you cry
‘Cause sometimes
It’s alright for a season
But then it’s time to go
 

Let Her Down Easy

You’re top man on the scene
You don’t think life comes in between
But hey, she’s just seventeen
She feels that she’s a worldly girl
But man you’ve been around the world
She is just some worried daddy’s girl
Even though there’s nothing I can say
To cheat you and nature any way
Let her down easy
Her heart is on a dime
Let her down easy
And you’ll grow up in time
In her strawberry eyes
The way she sees you signifies
That she’s susceptible to your velvet lies
But if you must lay her down
May a butterscotch glow be her dressing gown
And please do not lead her on when you leave town
Even though there’s nothing I can say
To cheat you and nature any way
Let her down easy
Her heart is on the line
Let her down easy
And you’ll grow up in time
She’s a woman now
With a daughter to make her proud
In her crayon world of paper clouds
She still remembers you
The first boy that she gave it to
And she laughs at how little then she knew
Her daughter’s five
and her grandfather adores her (of course)
Let her down easy
Her heart is on the line
Let her down easy
And you’ll grow up in time