Crass – Birth Control ‘n’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Lyrics

I was raised on it. “I always wanted to experience war. The television was always war movies – the best thing for you, you know, make a man out of you.”
“To the man in your life, your complexion can be the most attractive thing about you.”
“I think every woman deserves a beauty soap that’s really rather special, don’t you?”
Industry on the mercenary blood path
Military loves the gory war bath
Economics shape
The battle landscape
All join together for the grand rape
Moral intentions make a scapegoat
Excuse the rotting corpse inside the trench coat
Praise the rotting minds above the club tie
That sits in towers up in the blue sky
Above the clouds, obscure the scarred earth
Discuss manoeuvres, moves for more death
Arms make profit from the crushed head
Build the towers up on the ditch dead
Betrayal forms the formal skyline
Tinted windows catch the sunshine
Ice cold beauty makes the heart sink
Five thousand miles away the dead stink
And here the graveyard to insult them
The city shines with laughing tombstones
The profiteers, the war cry butchers
Stir up the lust for legal slaughter
The living dead who look up to them
Who accept the authority the kills them
Work for the corporation making napalm
Workers watch the burning children
On T.V. I… every birthday I got cap guns and helmets and canteens – played war all the time when I was a kid. as they eat their meat pie
With refusal in their mind’s eye
To see their own lives in that cold death
Their state of wealth upon that lost breath
In the official offices of deathplan
Leaders of men work to betray man
Stocks and shares declare the next war
The torture starts behind the locked door
Propaganda tops the big desk
Compose an overture to fine death
The hideous grey men of our nightmares
Dim the colour, foul the clean air
Their eyes forsake all that they dwell on
Drag the lover from the loved ones
Patriots’ progress is a backstep
A cruel noose around a young neck
They teach our children in the classroom
To respect a madman on a rostrum
To praise the the dirty works of battle
Bring out the ribbon, balloon and rattle
To dig their own graves in the cold earth
So sad and pointless now to give birth

Jaya – I Will Survive Lyrics

Did you think I’d lay down and die? Oh no, not I, I will survive
Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live, and I’ve got all my love to give
And I’ll survive, I will survive, oh
Go on now go, walk out the door
Just turn around now, ’cause you’re not welcome anymore
Weren’t you the one who tried to break me with goodbye? At first I was afraid, I was petrified
Kept thinkin’ I could never live without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights thinkin’ how you did me wrong
And I grew strong, and I learned how to get along
And so you’re back, from outer space
I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face
I should have changed that stupid lock
I should have made you leave your key
If I’d have known for just one second you’d be back to bother me
Go on now, go, walk out the door
Just turn around now, ’cause you’re not welcome anymore
Weren’t you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye? Did you think I’d crumble? Did you think I’d crumble? Did you think I’d lay down and die? Did you think I’d lay down and die? Oh no, not I, I will survive
Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live, and all my love to give
And I’ll survive, I will survive, I will survive
… Oh no, not I, I will survive
Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live, and I’ve got all my love to give
And I’ll survive, I will survive, hey hey
It took all the strength I had, not to fall apart
Just tryin’ hard to mend the pieces of my broken heart
And I spent oh so many nights just feeling sorry for myself
I used to cry, but now I hold my head up high
And you see me, somebody new
I’m not that chained up little person still in love with you
And so you felt like droppin’ in and just expect me to be free
Well, now I’m saving all my lovin’ for someone who’s lovin’ me
Go on now, go, walk out the door
Just turn around now, ’cause you’re not welcome anymore
Weren’t you the one who tried to break me with goodbye? Did you think I’d crumble?

Apologies, I Have None – Foundations Lyrics

But we are nothing without resilience because we are all tied up in our own ways. We’ll stay afloat. I should be old enough by now to stop pulling at my hair and tearing at my skin, but we’re so young. It feels like we’re so young. Promises where I swear that I am fine are getting harder to keep, they’re getting harder to believe. That’s the way it is, that’s just the way it is. From here I can see it all, every false step that I made and how I let it chip away at the foundations that I am set upon, as I stood by again. The cranes hang quietly tonight, as if to remind us that this is home and that this is how we live now, with no back-up plan or way out. “Is everybody coming undone?” She asks me with a straight face and sometimes its hard to tell the truth when all I know is that we’re all just trying to stay afloat. Worst come to worst, failing everything, we pick up the broken pieces and put them all back together again. It feels like I’ve got to get away, like there’s got to be a better way because when you’ve got to get out, you’ve got to get out. “Is everybody coming undone?” She asks me with a straight face and sometimes its hard to tell the truth when all I know is that we’re all just trying to stay afloat.

Apologies, I Have None – Concrete Feet Lyrics

He said “This city is a criminal, a highwayman, a thief. They change tack and double back on promises they made to themselves. Sat in Vicky Park, let it all out, to a bottle, on a bench. But you won’t find the answers at the bottle of a bottle, cheap cider never paved the way for any kind of progress to be made but for what its worth there’s one thing that I know; You’ve got to let some parts die to let other parts grow.” You’ll always make mistakes, you’ll always f*ck shit up. There is always an answer, there is always a lesson, a lining of silver about every situation and asking for help is not the same thing as failing. I’m looking for some guidance, can you spare an ounce of strength so I can take this f*cking sorry arse of mine back home to bed?” and the bottle, it said, “Everybody makes decisions they regret sometimes, everyone makes certain judgments based on plans that never seem to find their way to a conclusion. You will often face decisions that you do not want to make and find your self on paths that you did not mean to take. It stole my perseverance, made off with my mental health, dumped me off of Tower with concrete on my feet and I’m struggling. You’ll sometimes make bad choices and blame that shit on bad luck.

Apologies, I Have None – Clapton Pond Lyrics

Clapton let out it’s last breath and eases to morning light
And our shattered voices echo and carry like sirens
Tonight I’m leaning on every word that you’ve been saying
And it’s been holding me up all along
And all the sidesteps and silences will all be worth it in the end
And every step that we have taken wouldn’t need to be doubled up again
It’s always like this
Things they fall apart when we just can’t let go
And it’s always like this
Things they fall apart when we just can’t let go
I’m not looking for familiarity or routine
Just a little consistency
For every problem, every mistake, every regret and every headache
To leave it all behind somehow
I wanna leave it all behind somehow
And it’s always like this
Things they fall apart when we just can’t let go
And it’s always like this
Things they fall apart when we just can’t let go
Paranoia and anxiety
Are not on my side
They never were
I thought I had all this figured out
Oh this is progress
Towards perfection
Oh this is progress
Towards perfection
Oh this is progress
Towards perfection
Oh this is progress
Towards perfection
Oh this is progress
Towards perfection
Oh this is progress
Towards perfection

Apologies, I Have None – The 26 Lyrics

She doesn’t want to go where tired lines repeat themselves, I love you’s don’t mean shit right now. I’m going to smash this bitches face in, find the cunt and stab the f*cker. Back on level ground, will we ever find ourselves again? f*ck you, London. Someone’s going to die tonight. – But you know that it’s not right to punish her when you couldn’t ever say that you never did play your part, you never did shit that you shouldn’t, that you never did things that you said that you wouldn’t, you never said shit that you wish that you hadn’t now. This could have been avoided; it could have been kept at bay. But tables turn and lessons some can only be learned through punishments for past mistakes. Past thoughts of giving up once bottled till they erupt, once buried and covered, hidden and smothered are gone just like the past few years in a city that magnified our fears and made it far to easy to blame London than it was to fault myself. I still tend to oversimplify certain situations like the time she told me that she f*cked him and I thought – I can’t believe this, did she not know that I loved her? A weak man beaten sat at bus stops freezing. I’m out. Shutting down. On the way home, 26 to Cassland Road, but she doesn’t want to get off there, no she doesn’t to stop there. Well I still act blind, I still have violent thoughts at times.

Bellamy Brothers – Satin Sheets Lyrics

Hallelujah
let me sook it to ya… I wish you was a millionaire… I wish I was a millionaire
I’d play rock music and grow long hair
I tell you boys I’d buy a new Rolls Royce. I can hang ’em high or hang ’em low
I’d put ’em in the ceilings wherever I’d go
And swing all night from the rafter lights. Hallelujah
let me sook it to ya… Pretty women’d come to me I’d give ’em all the third degree
I’d give ’em Satin Sheets to keep ’em off the streets. Hallelujah
let me sook it to ya
Praise the Lord and pass the tambourine
Great Jehova
you’ll come over
As soon as you see me boogie-woogie
‘Cross the silver screen.

Crass – Well? … Do They? Lyrics

f*ck the politically minded, here's something I want to say
About the state of the nation, the way they treat us today
At school they give you shit, drop you in a pit
You try, you try, you try to get out, but you can't because they've f*cked you about
Then you're a prime example of how they must not be
This is just a sample, what they've done to you and me
[Chorus]
Do they owe us a living? Course they do, course they do
Owe us a living? Course they do, course they do
Owe us a living? Course they f*cking do
They don't want me anymore, threw it on the floor
Used to call me sweet thing, I'm nobody's plaything
And now that I am different, love to bust my head
You'd love to see me cop out, love to see me dead
[Chorus]
Do they owe us a living? Course they do, course they do
Owe us a living? Course they do, course they do
Owe us a living? Course they do, course they do
Owe us a living? Course they do, course they do
Owe us a living? Course they do, course they do
Owe us a living? Course they f*cking do Course they f*cking do
Don't take any notice of what the public thinks
So much on the TV, just don't want to think
Used you as a target, they want to sell advice
When you don't want to hear it, say you're full of vice
[Chorus]
Do they owe us a living? Course they do, course they do
Owe us a living? Course they f*cking do
The living that is owed to me, I'm never going to get
Buggered this whole world up, up to their necks in debt
Give you a lobotomy for something you ain't done
Make you the epitome of everything that's wrong
[Chorus]
Do they owe us a living?

Jaya – Finding Out The Hard Way Lyrics

And I’m findin’ out the hard way
It’s gonna take some tears, a little bit of heartache
We’re like islands in the stream
Watchin’ all our dreams start to fade, fade away
Oh, findin’ out the hard way
It’s gonna take some tears, a little bit of heartache
We’re like islands in the stream
Watchin’ all our dreams start to fade, fade away
Start to fade, fade a way
Start to fade, fading a way
Fade away… I can’t take all the blame, now can I
It takes more than one to lose Such a fine line
That lies between but holds together
I turn the night, to turn the time
Whoa, whoa, and I’m findin’ out the hard way
It’s gonna take some tears, a little bit of heartache
We’re like islands in the stream
Watchin’ all our dreams start to fade, fadin’ away
A moment gone is gone forever
It’s like water through your hands
And you spin the wheel of misfortune
Watching the turn, well you live and you learn
Oh, and I’m findin’ out the hard way
It’s gonna take some tears, a little bit of heartache
We’re like islands in the stream
Watchin’ all our dreams start to fade, fadin’ away
I keep reachin’ out, and come up empty handed
Did I let you down or did I leave you stranded?

Apologies, I Have None – Holloway Or Anywhere Lyrics

If this whole thing should fall apart, you know I’ll still be here. This could be any day, this could be anywhere. And they bury me, one by one, the problems that we keep letting in again. We danced with them until the sound of laughter ended. And the city may sleep sound tonight but our hearts are pounding loud and clear. I wish it was any day, I wish we were anywhere but here. This could be any day, this could be anywhere. And I can feel it all, heavy, simplicity slipping away. I wish it was any day, I wish we were anywhere but here. Yearning for that feeling, to know that we’re not standing down, no we’re not kneeling. Just you and I in this cold bitter air, I can’t think of anything more sincere.

Apologies, I Have None – Long Gone Lyrics

When memories of past events get tangled up inside your head with certain thoughts that you can’t suppress, I will carry you to a destination far from there. Long gone. If you need it, I can bear the weight a while, I can carry you. We can take the worst part, tear it down and cut it up, bury the pieces and mark the spot; I will carry you to a destination far from there. And if thats what it takes, my shoulders and my legs to break, my back to bend and my hands to shake, I will carry you.

Apologies, I Have None – 60 Miles Lyrics

To draw a line under it, all the bitterness, means letting go and forever forgetting it. This isn’t the easiest way to do anything, to pull up roots that are buried deep but it’d be alright as long as the slate’s clean. And I can’t blame problems on concrete, failings on the buildings around me, so I’ll take it all to the city. We all have bad habits, like we all act as addicts when there’s something we want and we don’t stop until we have it. Yeah I get mad at shit when it doesn’t go my way, but I’m finally learning you can’t always do things the easy way. This isn’t the easiest way to do anything, to pull up roots that are buried deep but it’d be alright as long as the slate’s clean. Because I spent all my nights awake, stuck in the same place, finding out in the hardest way that nothing worthwhile comes easily. And I can’t blame problems on concrete, failings on the buildings around me, so I’ll take it all to the city.

Apologies, I Have None – Sat In Vicky Park Lyrics

Give me East London summer,
Give me under the radar and I’m done. Give me East London summer,
Give me under the radar and I’m done. My name is no longer low level worker I’m gone. Give me East London summer,
Give me under the radar and I’m done. I only move in straight lines forward now. My name is no longer low level worker I’m gone. And I can’t believe this took so long to learn,
it should be so obvious,
like a man cannot be measured by the number of people he’s f*cked,
like numbers on a payslip are no indication of worth. I’m gone where bank accounts have no weight,
where the 26 takes me all the way past landlords and managers,
where I only move in straight lines forward now. And I’m taking this lesson with me,
The worst mistake to make is to be afraid to make mistakes. And we rarely see eye to eye. I only move in straight lines forward now. My relationship with reality,
It comes and goes. My name is no longer low level worker I’m gone.

Orla Gartland – More Like You Lyrics

I love the way you sing
Oh, I’ve been trying to copy every word you say
I love the way you think
You have this way of knowing it’ll be ok
Where’d you get that confidence from? Cause you wear it like a coat
All this feeling second best
Oh, it’s got me by the throat
I know
That I’ve been obsessing in the worst way
Oh, I heard it from a woman on the internet
She told me to eat well and try to love myself
Then maybe I won’t wish that I was someone else
(Tell me how)
(Tell me how)
To be more like you
Look I don’t wanna fight
No I just wanna swap our bodies for a day
Imagine I could drive
With the top down
Back and forth across LA
And every time she mentions your name
She says it like a prayer
Getting caught up on the syllables
I wish I didn’t care
But no
Maybe I’m the one she had to outgrow
Oh, I heard it from a woman on the internet
She told me to eat well and try to love myself
Then maybe I won’t wish that I was someone else
Oh, I know that I’ve been flirting with the enemy
But please don’t be so perfect right in front of me
I think of all the things that I will never be
(Tell me how)
(Tell me how)
Tell me how to be more like you
Be more like you
Be more like you
Be more like you
To be more like you
Be more like you
Be more like you
Be more like you
And look
It’s true, true, true, true
I got these insecurities
They’re all mine, there’s nothing you can do
And look
It’s true, true, true, true
The other day I caught myself just looking at pictures of you
You
You
You
You
You
I heard it from a woman on the internet
She told me to live a life of no regret
So maybe I won’t take you on as such a threat
(Tell me how)
(Tell me how)
I know that I’ve been flirting with the enemy
But please don’t be so perfect right in front of me
I think of all the things that I will never be
(Tell me how)
Tell me how to be more like you
Be more like you
Be more like you
Be more like you
To be more like you
Be more like you
Be more like you
Be more like you

Jaya – Save The Best For Last Lyrics

Sometimes the snow comes down in June
Sometimes the sun goes ’round the moon
I see the passion in your eyes
Sometimes it’s all a big surprise
‘Cause there was a time when all I did was wish
You’d tell me this was love
It’s not the way I hoped or how I planned
But some how it’s enough
And now we’re standing face to face
Isn’t this world a crazy place
Just when I thought our chance had passed
You go and save the best for last
All of the night you came to me
When so silly girl have set you free
You wondered how you’d make it through
I wondered what was wrong with you
‘Cause how could you give your love to someone else
And share your dreams with me
Sometimes the very thing your looking for
Is the one thing you can’t see
And now we’re standing face to face
Isn’t this world a crazy place
Just when I thought our chance had passed
You go and save the best for last
Sometimes the very thing you’re looking for
Is the one thing you can’t see
Sometimes the snow comes down in June
Sometimes the sun goes ’round the moon
Just when I thought our chance had passed
You go and save the best for last
You go and save the best for last…