Culture Club Starman

Oh Oh Oh

Didn’t know what time it was

The lights were low

I leaned back on my radio

Some cat was layin down

Some rock n roll lotta soul he said

Then the loud sound did seem to fade

came back like a slow voice

On a wave of phase

There was no DJ

That was hazy cosmic jive

There’s a starman waiting in the sky

He’d like to come and meet us

but he thinks he’d blow our minds

There’s a starman waiting in the sky

He’s told us not to blow it

cos he knows it’s all worthwhile

he told me

Let the children lose it

Let the children use it

Let all the children boogie

I had to phone someone

so i picked on you

Hey that’s far out

so you heard him too

Switch on the tv

we may pick him up on channel two

look out your window i can see his light

if we can sparkle

he may land tonight

Don’t tell your pop or he’ll get us locked up in fright

There’s a starman waiting in the sky

he’d like to come and meet us

but he thinks he’d blow our minds

There’s a starman waiting in the sky

he’s told us not to blow it

cos he knows it’s all worthwhile

he told me

Let the children lose it

Let the children use it

Let all the children boogie

La la la la la

Culture Club Karma Chameleon

Desert loving in your eyes all the way

If I listened to your lies would you say

I’m a man without conviction

I’m a man who doesn’t know

How to sell a contradiction

You come and go

You come and go

[Chorus:]

Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chameleon

You come and go

You come and go

Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dream

Red, gold and green

Red, gold and green

Didn’t hear your wicked words every day

And you used to be so sweet I heard you say

That my love was an addiction

When we cling our love is strong

When you go you’re gone forever

You string along

You string along

[Chorus]

Every day is like survival

You’re my lover not my rival

Every day is like survival

You’re my lover not my rival

I’m a man without conviction

I’m a man who doesn’t know

How to sell a contradiction

You come and go

You come and go

[Chorus 3x]

Culture Club Weep For The Child

Hey you,

do you ever cry for the child?

Fall in love with strangers feeling incomplete

Yeah that’s me

Some are fly

some are shy,

some are acting like they own the street

One minute we’re together

then the next you’re acting really cool

So cool

You can play me any way

but don’t ever treat me like a fool

Sometimes so rancour

Sometimes so shy

Don’t ask me why

Weep for the child

Better raise your hand

We’re twisting the style

Ain’t no need to understand

Don’t leave me alone to make it tonight

No don’t go

Wearing your desperation wrapped me on your sleeve

Yes you do

You’ve got everything you want

But you just can’t get the things that you need

Sometimes you fake it

Sometimes you lie

Don’t ask me why

Don’t leave me alone to make it tonight

Better raise your hand

We’re twisting the style

Ain’t no need to understand

Don’t leave me alone to make it tonight

No No No

Sweet baby

You never understood

You never treat me right

Weep for the child

Better raise your hand

Do you understand?

Don’t leave me alone to make it tonight

Weep for the child in your heart

Weep for the child

Better raise your hand

We’re twisting the style

Ain’t no need to understand

Don’t leave me alone to make it tonight

Culture Club Melting Pot

Take a pinch of white man

Wrap him up in black skin

Add a touch of blue blood

And a little bitty bit of a red Indian boy

Like a Curly Latin kinkies

Oh Lord, Lord, mixed with yellow Chinkees, yeah

You know you lump it all together

And you got a recipe for a get along scene

Oh what a beautiful dream

If it could only come true

You know, you know

What we need, what we need

is a great big melting pot

Big enough big enough big enough to take

The world and all it’s got

And keep it stirring for

A hundred years or more

And turn out coffee coloured people

by the score

Rabbis and the friars

Vishnus and the gurus

We got the Beatles or the Sun God

Well it really doesn’t matter

What religion you choose

And be thankful little Mrs. Graceful

You know that livin’ could be tasteful

We should all get together in a lovin machine

I think I’ll call up the Queen

It’ s only fair that she knows

You know, you know

What we need, what we need

is a great big melting pot

Big enough big enough big enough to take

The world and all its got

And keep it stirring for

A hundred years or more

And turn out coffee coloured people by the score

Culture Club Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?

Give me time to realize my crime

Let me love and steal

I have danced inside your eyes

How can I be real

Do you really want to hurt me

Do you really want to make me cry

Precious kisses words that burn me

Lovers never ask you why

In my heart the fires burning

Choose my colour find a star

Precious people always tell me

That’s a step a step too far

Do you really want to hurt me

Do you really want to make me cry

Do you really want to hurt me

Do you really want to make me cry

Words are few I have spoken

I could waste a thousand years

Wrapped in sorrow words are token

Come inside and catch my tears

You’ve been talking but believe me

If it’s true you do not know

This boy loves without a reason

I’m prepared to let you go

If it’s love you want from me

Then take it away

Everything is not what you see

It’s over again

Do you really want to hurt me

Do you really want to make me cry

Do you really want to hurt me

Do you really want to make me cry

Do you really want to hurt me

Do you really want to make me cry

Do you really want to hurt me

Do you really want to make me cry

Do you really want to hurt me

Do you really want to make me cry

Culture Club Sign Language

I’m not hungry

I eat

When I’m tired

I can’t sleep

When I’m nervous

I speak

It seems the only thing to do

In the morning

I rise

Wipe the dream from my eyes

Contemplate your demise

There’s just no getting through

Always dream, don’t apologize

Life is sweet

never close your eyes

The truth it seems

must have passed you by

At least a million times

Gimme a sign

gimme a reason to be here

I’m leading the blind

when will you make your motives clear

Gimme a sign

After all this time why can’t we get it right?

So you made me

a creep

I’m not losing any sleep

Cause my scars are much too deep

Don’t start getting precious on me

In the morning

I rise

While your life is

paralyzed

In the sweet smell of disguise

There’s just no getting through to you

Always dream, don’t apologize

Hey life is sweet

never close your eyes

The truth it seems

must have passed you by

At least a million times

Gimme a sign

gimme a reason to be here

I’m out of my mind

so shallow and always insincere

Gimme a sign

After all this time why can’t we get it right?

Gimme, gimme, gimme a sign

After all this time why can’t we get it right?

Another drive by love affair

Why don’t you tell someone who cares

If you care

Gimme a sign

gimme a reason to be here

I’m out of my mind

when will you make your motives clear

Gimme a sign

After all this time why can’t we get it right

After all this love why can’t we get it right

Let’s get it right

Culture Club I’m Afraid Of Me

Some days in more ways

I need the distraction

Fire

Desire

love and reaction

HE MUST BE SOMEONE

Yes even me

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING

Some wish to see

Life beyond reason

Who will I be (who will I be)

I’M AFRAID OF ME

I’M AFRAID OF ME

Always survive days

Cut and discretion

Touched in a sane way

Leave no impression

HE MUST BE SOMEONE

Yes even you

FOOL MY DIRECTION

Some wish to see

Love without treason

Who will love me (who will love me)

I’M AFRAID OF ME

I’M AFRAID OF ME

(afraid to love you)

I’M AFRAID OF ME

I’M AFRAID OF ME

Culture Club La Cancion De Guerra

Guerra, guerra es estúpida

Y la gente es estúpida

And love means nothing

In some strange quarters

Guerra, guerra es estúpida

Y la gente es estúpida

And I heard them banging

On hearts and fingers

(War)

People fill the world

With narrow confidence

Like a child at birth

A man with no defense

What’s mine’s my own

I won’t give it to you

No matter what you say

No matter what you do

Now we’re fighting in our hearts

Fighting in the streets

Won’t somebody help me

Guerra, guerra es estúpida

Y la gente es estúpida

And love means nothing

In some strange quarters

Guerra, guerra es estúpida

Y la gente es estúpida

And I heard them banging

On hearts and fingers

(War)

Man is far behind

In the search for something new

Like a Philistine

We’re burning witches too

This world of fate

Must be designed for you

It matters what you say

It matters what you do

Now we’re fighting in our hearts

Fighting in the streets

Won’t somebody help me

Guerra, guerra es estúpida

Y la gente es estúpida

And love means nothing

In some strange quarters

Guerra, guerra es estúpida

Y la gente es estúpida

And I heard them banging

On hearts and fingers

(War)

(War war war war war

War war war war war

War war war war war

War war war war war

War war war war war)

After the bird has flown

He walked ten thousand miles back home

You can’t do that to me, no

You can’t do that to me

You can’t do that to me, no

You can’t do that to me

(War War)

In this heart of mine

I’ll find a place for you

For black or white

For all the children, too

Now we’re fighting in our hearts

Fighting in the streets

Won’t somebody help me

Guerra, guerra es estúpida

Y la gente es estúpida

And love means nothing

In some strange quarters

Guerra, guerra es estúpida

Y la gente es estúpida

And I heard them banging

On hearts and fingers

(Guerra, guerra es estúpida)

No more war

(Y la gente es estúpida)

Said no more war

Said war

(And love means nothing

In some strange quarters)

I said war

(Guerra, guerra es estúpida)

Said no more war

(Y la gente es estúpida)

Said no more war

Said war

(And I heard them banging

On hearts and fingers)

(Guerra, guerra es estúpida)

Said no more war

(Y la gente es estúpida)

I said no more war

(And love means nothing

In some strange quarters

Guerra, guerra es estúpida)

Senso hant-ai

(Y la gente es estúpida)

Senso hant-ai

Say no more war

(And I heard them banging

On hearts and fingers)

Say no more

(Guerra, guerra es estúpida)

No more war

(Y la gente es estúpida)

Say no more war

(And love means nothing)

And no more war

(In some strange quarters

Guerra, guerra es estúpida

Y la gente es estúpida)

And no more war

Oh, war

(And I heard them banging).

Culture Club White Boys Can’t Control It

When your a white boy

Life gets you high

You hold out thinking…

And you know why

You hold out

With the law of men

And when you die

Your born again

Put down your gun

And find your heart

We’re dying soldiers

We don’t dance (for the devil)

When your a white boy

Your life is lust

You kiss and run…

And you mistrust

You hold out

With the nowhere men

You dance your dance

and try again

Put down your gun

And find your heart

We’re dying soldiers

In the dark (we are no rebels)

You know white boys (can’t control it)

You know white boys (never hold it)

You know white boys (hard to swallow)

You know white boys always follow

(follow who?)

Put down your gun

And find your heart

We’re dying soldiers

We don’t dance (for the devil)

Culture Club Church Of The Poison Mind

Desolate loving in your eyes

You used to made my life so sweet

Step out like a god found child

I saw your eyes across the street

Who would be the fool to take you

Be more than just kind

Step into a life of maybe

Love is hard to find

In the church of the poison mind

In the church of the poison mind

In the church of the poison mind

Watch me clinging to the beat

I had to fight to make it mine

That religion you could sink it neat

Just move your feet and you’ll feel fine

Who would be the fool to maybe

Trick a kiss in time

Who am I to say that’s crazy

Love will make you blind

In the church of the poison mind

In the church of the poison mind

In the church of the poison mind