Medusa
Live in Central Park

No More "I Love You's"

I used to be lunatic from the gracious days.
I used to be woebegone and so restless nights.
My aching heart would bleed for you to see.
Oh but now I don't find myself bouncing home,
Whistling button hole tunes to make me cry,
No more " I love you's " a language is leaving me.
No more " I love you's " changes are shifting outside the words.
(The lover speaks about the monsters.)

I used to have demons in my room at night
Desire, despair, desire, so many monsters.
Oh, but now, I don't find myself bouncing home
Whistling button hole tunes to make me cry.
No more " I love you's " a language is leaving me.
No more " I love you's " a language is leaving me in silence.
No more " I love you's " changes are shifting outside the words.

No more " I love you's " a language is leaving me.
No more " I love you's " a language is leaving me in silence.
No more " I love you's " changes are shifting outside the words.
Outside the words.

No more I love you's a language is leaving me
No more I love you's a language is leaving me
No more I love you's changes are shifting oustide the words.
Outside the words

Money Can't Buy It

Money can't buy it...baby
Sex can't buy it...baby
Drugs can't buy it...baby
You can't buy it...baby

Take the power to set you free
Kick down the door and throw away the key
Give up your needs...
Your poisoned seeds
Find yourself elected to a different kind of creed

I believe that love alone might do these things for you
I believe that love alone might do these things for you
I believe in the power of creation
I believe in the good vibration
I believe in love alone yea yea

Won't somebody tell me what we're coming to
It might take forever till we watch those dreams come true
All the money in the world won't buy you peace of mind
You can have it all but you still won't be satisfied

Money can't buy it...baby
Sex can't buy it...ooh now baby
Drugs can't buy it...baby
You can't buy it

Now...
Hear this
Pay attention to me
'Cause I'm a rich white girl and it's plain to see
I got every kind of thing that the money can buy
Let me tell you all about it
Let me amplify
I got diamonds
You heard about those
I got so many that I can't close my safe at night in the dark
Lying awake in a sick dream

I believe that love alone might do these things for you
I believe that love alone might do these things for you
I believe in the power of creation
I believe in the good vibration
I believe in love alone yea yea

Did I say that money can't buy it?
Money can't buy it
Money can't buy it
Money can't buy it
Money can't buy it

Take Me to the River

I don't know why I love you like I do,
All the changes you've put me through,
Take my money, my cigarettes,
I haven't seen the worst of it yet.
I wanna know can you tell me,
I'd really like to stay.

Take me to the river, drop me in the water,
Take me to the river, dip me in the water.
(washing me down, washing me down)
(washing me down, washing me down)

I don't know why you treat me so bad,
Think of all the things that we could have had.
Love is a notion that I can't forget,
My sweet sixteen I'll never be.
I wanna know can you tell me,
I'd really love to stay.

Take me to the river, drop me in the water,
Take me to the river, dip me in the water.

Love me, squeeze me,
Love me, tease me,
Till I can't, till I can't,
Till I can't, till I can't.

I don't know why I love you like I do,
All the trouble that you've put me through.
Sixteen candles blowing on the wall,
And here I am the biggest fool of all.
I wanna know can you tell me,
I'd really love to stay.

Take me to the river, drop me in the water,
Dip me in the water, drop me in the river
Dip me in the water, drop me in the river
Wash me in the water

Legend in My Living Room

When I was just seventeen I ran away from home
To be with all the pretty people
To be on my own
Bright lights and trains and bedsit stains
And pavements paved with gold
And I believed in everything that everybody told me

Have mercy
Have mercy on me
Have mercy
Have mercy on me

I found myself in a lonely place with a suitcase full of dreams
and I soon grew up to realize what living in the doghouse means, yeah
But everyday I told myself good things could happen soon
'Cause I knew that I was going to be a legend in my living room

Have mercy
C'mon sister say
Have mercy on me
Have mercy
C'mon mother say
Have mercy on me
Have mercy
C'mon mother say
Have mercy on me
Have mercy
C'mon father say
Have mercy on me

(Welcome to this perfect world)

Now everyday on a dead end street is where I spend my time
The dust has been collecting on the corners of my mind
But I've shed those tears in bitter drops until the thorn trees bloomed
To take the spiky fruit to crown myself the Queen of doom

Have mercy
C'mon people say
Have mercy on me
Have mercy
C'mon people say
Have mercy on me
Have mercy
All young girls say
Have mercy on me

A Whiter Shade of Pale

We skipped the light fandango,
Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor,
I was feeling kind of sea-sick,
And the crowd called out for more,
And the room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away,
When we called out for another drink
But the waiter brought a tray.

And so it was later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly,
Turned a whiter shade of pale.

You said there is no reason
And the truth is plain to see,
But I wandered through my playing cards
And would not let her be.
And one of sixteen vestal virgins
Who were leaving for the coast,
And although my eyes were open
They might just as well be closed.

And so it was later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly,
Turned a whiter shade of pale.

And so it was later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly,
Turned a whiter shade of pale.
A whiter shade of pale,
Turned a whiter shade of pale,
A whiter shade of pale.

Who's That Girl

The language of love
Slips from my lover's tongue
Cooler than ice cream
And warmer than the sun
Dumb hearts get broken
Just like china cups
The language of love
Has left me broken on the rocks
But there's just one thing
(Just one thing)
But there's just one thing
And I really wanna know

Who's that girl
Running around with you?
Tell me
Who's that girl
Running around with you?
Tell me
Who's that girl

The language of love
Has left me stony grey
Tongue tied and twisted
At the price I've had to pay
Your careless notions
Have silenced these emotions
Look at all the foolishness
Your lover's talk has done

Tell me
Tell me
Who's that girl
Running around with you
Tell me
Who's that girl
Running around, running around yes
Well there's just one thing
just one thing
Well there's just one thing

Tell me
Tell me
Who's that girl
Running around with you
Tell me
Who's that girl
Running around with you
Tell me
Who's that girl
Running around with you
Tell me
Who's that girl
Running around with you
Tell me
Who's that girl

Don't Let It Bring You Down

Old man lying by the side of the road
With the lorries rolling by,
Blue moon sinking from the weight of the load
And the buildings scrape the sky.
Cold wind ripping down the valley at dawn
And the morning paper flies,
Dead man lying by the side of the road
With the daylight in his eyes.

Don't let it bring you down,
It's only castles burning,
Find someone who's turning
And you will come around.

Blind man running through the light of the night
With an answer in his head.
Come on down to the river of sight
And you can really understand.
Red lights flashing through the window in the rain,
Can you hear the sirens moan?
White cane lying in a gutter in the lane
And you're walking home alone.

Don't let it bring you down,
It's only castles burning,
Find someone who's turning
And you will come around.

Don't let it bring you down,
It's only castles burning,
Find someone who's turning
And you will come around.

Old man lying by the side of the road
With the lorries rolling by,
Blue moon sinking from the weight of the load
And the buildings scrape the sky.
Cold wind ripping down the valley at dawn
And the morning paper flies,
Dead man lying by the side of the road
With the daylight in his eyes.

Don't let it bring you down,
It's only castles burning,
Find someone who's turning
And you will come around.
You will come around

Don't let it bring you down,
It's only castles burning
Find someone who's turning
And you will come around.

You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart

You have placed a chill in my heart
You have placed a chill in my heart

Take me to the desert
Where there's got to be
A whole heap of nothing
For you and me
Take me to the desert
Take me to the sand
Show me the colour of your right hand.

You have placed a chill in my heart

Love is a temple
Love is a shrine
Buy some love at the five and dime
A little bit of love
From the counter store
Get it on credit if you need some more.
I'll be the figure of your disgrace
A criss cross pattern upon your face
A woman's just too tired to think
About the dirty old dishes in the kitchen sink.

I wish I was invisible
So I could climb through the telephone
When it hurts my ears
And it hurts my brain
And it makes me feel too much
Too much too much too much.
Don't cut me down
When I'm talking to you
'Cause I'm much too tall
To feel that small.

Love is a temple
Love is a shrine
Love is pure
And love is blind
Love is a religious sign
I'm gonna leave this love behind.

Love is hot and love is cold
I've been bought and I've been sold
Love is rock and love is roll
But I just want
I said I just want
I said I, I, I, I, I, I, I just want
someone to hold.
That's right
I just want someone to hold
I just want someone to hold

You have placed a chill in my heart
You have placed a chill in my heart
You have placed a chill in my heart
You have placed a chill in my heart
You have placed a chill in my heart
You have placed a chill in my heart
You have placed a chill in my heart
You have placed a chill in my heart
You
You have placed a chill in my heart

Train in Vain

They say you stand by your man,
Tell me something I don't understand.
You said you loved me and that's a fact
And then you left me, said you felt trapped.
Well some things you can't explain away
But the heartache's with me to this day.

Did you stand by me?
No not at all.
Did you stand by me?
No way.

All the times that we were close,
I remember these things the most.
I've seen all my dreams come tumbling down,
I can't be happy without you around.
So alone I keep the wolves at bay
And there's only one thing I can say.

You didn't stand by me
No not at all.
You didn't stand by me.
No way.
You didn't stand by me
No not at all.
You didn't stand by me
No way.

You must explain why this must be,
Did you lie when you spoke to me?
Did you stand by me?
No, not at all.

Now I got a job but it don't pay.
I need new clothes, I need somewhere to stay.
But without all of these things I can do,
But without your love I won't make it through.
(Without your love I won't make it through.)
But you don't understand my point of view,
I suppose there's nothing I can do.

Didn't stand by me
No not at all.
You didn't stand by me.
No way.
You didn't stand by me,
No not at all.
You didn't stand by me,
No way.

You must explain why this must be,
Did you lie when you spoke to me?
Did you stand by me?
No way.
Did you stand by me?
No not at all.
Did you stand by me?
No way.
Did you stand by me?
No not at all.
Stand by me, no way.
Stand by me, no way.
Stand by me, not at all
Stand by me, not at all
Stand by me, no way.
Stand by me, no way
Stand by me, not at all
Stand by me, not at all
Stand by me, no way.
Stand by me, no way

Little Bird

I look up to the little bird
That flies across the sky
He sings the clearest melody
It makes me want to cry
It makes me want to sit right down
and cry cry cry

I walk along the city streets
So dark with rage and fear
And I
I wish that I could be that bird
And fly away from here
I wish I had the wings to fly away from here

But my my I feel so low
My my where do I go?
My my what do I know?
My my we reap what we sow
They always said that you knew best
But this little bird's fallen out of that nest now
I've got a feeling that it might have been blessed
So I've just got to put these wings to test

For I am just a troubled soul
Who's weighted
Weighted to the ground
Give me the strength to carry on
Till I can lay my burden down
Give me the strength to lay this burden down
down down yea
Give me the strength to lay it down

But my my I feel so low
My my where do I go?
My my what do I know?
My my we reap what we sow
They always said that you knew best
But this little bird's fallen out of that nest now
I've got a feeling that it might have been blessed
So I've just got to put these wings to
my my I feel so low
My my where do I go?
My my what do I know?
My my we reap what we sow
This little bird
I got a feeling

I Can't Get Next to You

I can turn the grey sky blue
And I can make it rain
Whenever I want it to.
And I can built a castle from a single grain of sand
And I can make a ship sail on dry land,
But my life is incomplete and I'm so blue.
'Cause I can't get next to you.

I can't get next to you babe, I can't get next to you,
I can't get next to you babe, I can't get next to you.

I can fly like a bird in the sky
And I can buy anything that money can buy.
I can turn a river into a raging fire
I can live forever if I so desire.
I don't want it, all these things I can do
'Cause I can't get next to you.

I can't get next to you babe, I can't get next to you,
I can't get next to you babe, I can't get next to you,
I can't get next to you babe, I can't get next to you.

I can turn back the hands of time - you better believe I can
I can make the seasons change just by the wave of my hand.
I can change anything from old to new
The thing I want to do the most I'm unable to do.
I'm an unhappy woman with all the powers I possess
'Cause man, you're the key to my happiness.
'Cause I can't get next to you.

You're blowing my mind 'cause I can't get next to you.
Can't you see these tears I'm crying, can't get next to you.
Oh, it's you I need
It's you that I need I gotta get next to you.
Can't you see these tears I'm crying, can't get next to you.
I can't get next to you.
I can't get next to you
I can't get next to you
I can't get next to you

Walking on Broken Glass

Walking on, walking on broken glass
Walking on, walking on broken glass

You were the sweetest thing that I ever knew
But I don't care for sugar honey if I can't have you
Since you abandoned me
My whole life has crashed
Won't you pick the pieces up
'Cause it feels just like I'm walking on broken glass

Walking on walking on broken glass
Walking on, walking on broken glass

The sun's still shining in the big blue sky
But it don't mean nothing to me
Oh let the rain come down
Let the wind blow through me
I'm living in an empty room
With all the windows smashed
And I've got so little left to lose
That it feels just like I'm walking on broken glass

Walking on walking on broken glass

And if you're trying to cut me down
You know that I might bleed
Cause if you're trying to cut me down
I know that you'll succeed
And if you want to hurt me
There's nothing left to fear
Cause if you want to hurt me
You're doing really well my dear

Now everyone one of us was made to suffer
Everyone of us was made to weep
But we've been hurting one another
And now the pain has cut too deep
So take me from the wreckage
Save me from the blast
Lift me up and take me back
Don't let me keep on walking
I can't keep on
Walking on broken glass

Walking on walking on broken glass
Walking on, walking on broken glass
See me walking on glass, walking on glass
See me walking, I'm walking
Walking on walking on broken glass
Walking on walking on broken glass

Downtown Lights

Sometimes I walk away
When all I really wanna do
Is love and hold you right,
There is just one thing I can say.
Nobody loves you this way it's alright,
Can't you see the downtown lights?

In love we're all the same,
We're walking down an empty street.
And with nobody coming on the empty streets,
Empty nights, the downtown lights.

How do I know your feeling,
How do I know your feeling,
How do I know your feeling,
How do i know it's true?
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah,
It's alright.

Tonight and every night
Let's go walking down this empty street,
Let's walk in the cool evening light,
Wrong or right, be at my side,
The downtown lights,
It will be alright, it will be alright,
The downtown lights, yeah yeah.

How do I know your feeling,
How do I know your feeling,
How do I know your feeling,
How do I know your feeling,
How do I know your feeling,
How do I know your feeling,
How do i know it's true.

It's alright, it's alright,
The downtown lights. Yeah yeah yeah.

How do I know your feeling,
How do I know your feeling,
How do I know your feeling,
How do I know it's true.
The downtown lights

Neon signs and cigarettes, rented rooms and rented cars,
The crowded streets, the empty bars
Chimney tops, the trumpets, the golden lights, the loving prayers.
Coloured shoes, the empty trains,
I'm tired of crying on the stairs.
The downtown lights.

Here Comes the Rain Again

Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
I want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you?

So baby talk to me
Like lovers do
Walk with me
Like lovers do, baby
Talk to me
Like lovers do

Here comes the rain again
Raining in my head like a tragedy
Tearing me apart like a new emotion

I want to breathe in the open wind
I want to kiss like lovers do
I want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you?

So baby talk to me
Like lovers do
Walk with me
Like lovers do
Baby, talk to me
Like lovers do
So baby talk to me
Like lovers do

Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
I want dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you?

Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
I want dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you?

Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
I want dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you?

Thin Line Between Love and Hate

It's a thin line between love and hate,
It's a thin line between love and hate.

It's five o'clock in the morning and you're just getting in,
I knock upon a door, a voice sweet and low says.
(Who is it ?)
She opens up the door and she lets you in.
Never once does she say, where have you been ?

She says hold it, are you hungry, did you eat yet?
Let me hang up your coat now.
And all the time she's smiling, never raises her voice,
It's five o'clock in the morning and you don't give it a second thought.

It's a thin line between love and hate,
It's a thin line between love and hate.

The sweetest woman in the world could be the meanest woman in the world,
You can make her be that way.
She might be holding something in
That's really gonna hurt you one of these fine days.

There you are in the hospital, bandaged from foot to head.
In a state of shock - that much from being dead.
You didn't think your woman could do something like that to you.
Didn't think she'd got the nerve, accidents speak louder than words.
Louder than words, louder than words, louder than words.

Come on baby, baby, you don't give a damn about me,
Come on baby, baby, you don't really care about me...
Come on baby, baby, you don't give a damn about me,
Come on baby, baby, you don't really care about me...
Come on baby, baby, you don't give a damn about me,
Come on baby, baby, you don't really care about me...
Hear what I say, hear what I say

Why

Why, why

How many times do I have to try to tell you
That I'm sorry for the things I've done
But when I start to try to tell you
That's when you have to tell me
Hey this kind of trouble's only just begun, yeah
I tell myself too many times
Why don't you ever learn to keep your big mouth shut
That's why it hurts so bad to hear the words
That keep on falling from your mouth
Falling from your mouth
Falling from your mouth
Tell me
Why
Tell me
Why

I may be mad
I may be blind
I may be viciously unkind
But I can still read what you're thinking
And I've heard it said too many times
That you'd be better off
Besides
Why can't you see this boat is sinking
(This boat is sinking this boat is sinking)
Let's go down to the water's edge
And we can cast away those doubts
Some things are better left unsaid
But they still turn me inside out
Turning inside out turning inside out
Tell me
Why
Tell me
Why

This is the book I never read
These are the words I never said
This is the path I'll never tread
These are the dreams I'll dream instead
This is the joy that's seldom spread
These are the tears
The tears we shed
This is the fear
This is the dread
These are the contents of my head
And these are the years that we have spent
And this is what they represent
And this is how I feel
Do you know how I feel?
'Cause I don't think you know how I feel
I don't think you know what I feel
I don't think you know what I feel
You don't know what I feel

Waiting in Vain

From the very first time I rest my eyes on you, boy,
My heart said follow through
But I know now that I'm way down on your line
But the waiting feel is fine.
So don't treat me like a puppet on a string
'Cause I know how to do my thing.
Don't talk to me as if you think I'm dumb,
I wanna know when you're gonna come.

See, I don't wanna wait in vain for your love,
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love,
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love,
'Cause summer is here, I'm still waiting there,
Winter is here and I'm still waiting there.

Like I said, it's been three years since I'm knocking on your door
And I still can knock some more.
Ooh boy, ooh boy, is it crazy love? I wanna know now
For I to knock some more. You see...
In life I know that there is lots of grief
But your love is my relief.
Tears in my eyes burn, tears in my eyes burn
While I'm waiting, while I'm waiting for my turn.

See, I don't wanna wait in vain for your love,
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love,
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love,
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love,
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love,
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love,
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love,
'Cause summer is here, I'm still waiting there,
Winter is here and I'm still waiting there.

Like I said, it's been three years since I'm knocking on your door
And I still can knock some more.
Ooh boy, ooh boy, is it crazy love ? I wanna know now
Like I said, tears in my eyes burn, tears in my eyes burn
While I'm waiting, while I'm waiting for my turn, see
Ooh boy, ooh boy, is it crazy love ? I wanna know now
For I to knock some more.
In love I know there is lots of grief
But your love is my relief.

Something So Right (Studio Version with Paul Simon)

You've got the cool water
When the fever runs high
And you've got the look of love
Right in your eyes
And I was in a crazy motion
Till you calmed me down
It took a little time
But you calmed me down

Some people never say the words
"I love you"
It's not their style to be so bold
Some people never say the words
"I love you"
But like a child
They're longing to be told

They've got a wall in China
It's a thousand miles long
To keep out the foreigners
They made it strong
And I've got a wall around me
That you can't even see
It took a little time
To get next to me

If something goes wrong
I'm the first to admit it
The first to admit it
But the last one to know
If something goes right
Well, it's likely to lose me
It's apt to confuse me
Because it's such an unusual sight
Oh I can't get used to something so right
Something so right

Some people never say the words
"I love you"
It's not their style to be so bold
Some people never say the words
"I love you"
But like a child
I'm longing to be told

They've got a wall in China
And I've got a wall around me
It took a little time
To get next to me

Something So Right

You've got the cool water when the fever runs high.
And you've got the look of love right in your eyes
And I was in a crazy motion till you calmed me down
It took a little time but you calmed me down.

Some people never says the words " I love you ",
It's not their style to be so bold.
Some people never say the words " I love you ",
But like a child they're longing to be told.

They've got a wall in China, it's a thousand miles long
To keep out the foreigners they made it strong.
And I've got a wall around me that you can't even see
It took a little time to get next to me.

When something goes wrong, I'm the first to admit it,
The first to admit it but the last one to know
When something goes right, well it's likely to lose me,
It's apt to confuse me because it's such an unusual sight,
Oh I can't get used to something so right, to something so right.

Some people never says the words " I love you ",
It's not their style to be so bold.
Some people never say the words " I love you ",
But like a child I'm longing to be told.

They've got a wall in China
And I've got a wall around me
It took a little time to get next to me.

 

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