Erasure Paradise

Hey

Now did I tell you that I was going

Yes I’m leaving

Cos there’s no room in this house

You’re just too much in love with yourself

Tired of living in slow motion

Gonna make that bubble burst

And fill that ocean

With the crocodile tears from your eyes

Instead of swimming against the tide

There are better things that a man can do

Than to waste his time

On a no good fool like you

(Falling into a pool like paradise)

(Falling into a pool like paradise)

You say that you’re really sorry

But sorry don’t work when you’ve heard it

For the fifty-second time

You should be ready to say goodbye

Tired of your dead end dreaming

Baby who on earth do you think you’re kidding

Go and put another record on

I’m sick of hearing the same old song

Don’t wanna hear your little white lies

They can break the moon

And decimate the skies

(Falling into a pool like paradise)

(Falling into a pool like paradise)

There are better things that a man can do

Than to waste his time

On a no good fool like you

I’ll be going away soon

Only time will tell

If I’ll ever be back again

I’ll be going away soon

Only time will tell

If I’ll ever be back again

(Falling into a pool like paradise)

(Falling into a pool like paradise)

Erasure A Little Respect

I try to discover

A little something to make me sweeter

Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart

I’m so in love with you

I’ll be forever blue

That you give me no reason

Why you’re making me work so hard

That you give me no

That you give me no

That you give me no

That you give me no

Soul, I hear you calling

Oh baby please give a little respect to me

And if I should falter

Would you open your arms out to me

We can make love not war

And live at peace with our hearts

I’m so in love with you

I’ll be forever blue

What religion or reason

Could drive a man to forsake his lover

Don’t you tell me no

Don’t you tell me no

Don’t you tell me no

Don’t you tell me no

Soul, I hear you calling

Oh baby please give a little respect to me

I’m so in love with you

I’ll be forever blue

That you give me no reason

You know you’re making me work so hard

That you give me no

That you give me no

That you give me no

That you give me no

Soul, I hear you calling

Oh baby please give a little respect to me

Soul, I hear you calling

Oh baby please give a little respect to me

Erasure Pistol

Blue boy go get your gun

Hands together we can have some fun

Out tonight and the beat goes on

Blue boy go get your gun

Hands together we can have some fun

Out tonight and the beat goes on

We don’t need no intervention

Keep your cover on information

We got boys down at the station

Take the floor, break the law

Call it crime prevention

got a grip on the population

Know your name and number, darling (darling)

Blue boy go get your gun

Hands together we can have some fun

Out tonight and the beat goes on

What a criminal situation

Blue boy go get your gun

Hands together we can have some fun

Out tonight and the beat goes on

What a criminal situation

You need co-operation

Gotta pay for your own protection

And the state’s too scared to mention

Take the floor, break the law

Gonna cut out all emotion

Let’s shake up this commotion

Shake now like a soldier, darling (darling)

Blue boy go get your gun

Hands together we can have some fun

Out tonight and the beat goes on

What a criminal situation

Blue boy go get your gun

Hands together we can have some fun

Out tonight and the beat goes on

What a criminal situation

(Ain’t no language of love)

Blue boy go get your gun

Hands together we can have some fun

Out tonight and the beat goes on

What a criminal situation

We don’t need no intervention

Keep your cover on information

We got boys down at the station

Take the floor, break the law

Call it crime prevention

got a grip on the population

Know your name and number, darling (darling)

Blue boy go get your gun

Hands together we can have some fun (Ain’t no language of love)

Out tonight and the beat goes on

What a criminal situation

Blue boy go get your gun

Hands together we can have some fun (Ain’t no language of love)

Out tonight and the beat goes on

What a criminal situation

Blue boy go get your gun

Hands together we can have some fun (Ain’t no language of love)

Out tonight and the beat goes on

What a criminal situation

Blue boy go get your gun

Hands together we can have some fun (Ain’t no language)

Out tonight and the beat goes on

What a criminal situation

Erasure Video Killed The Radio Star

I heard you on the wireless back in fifty-two

Lying awake intent on tuning in on you

If I was young it didn’t stop you coming through

Oh-a, oh

They took your credit for your second symphony

Rewritten by machines and new technology

And now I understand the problems you can see

Oh-a, oh

I met your children

Oh-a, oh

What did you tell them?

Video killed the radio star

Video killed the radio star

Pictures came and broke your heart

Oh-a-a-a, oh

And now we meet in an abandoned studio

We hear the playback and it seems so long ago

And you remember the jingles used to go

Oh-a, oh

You were the first one

Oh-a, oh

You were the last one

Video killed the radio star

Video killed the radio star

In my mind and in my car

We can’t rewind we’ve gone too far

Oh-a-aho, oh

Oh-a-aho, oh

Video killed the radio star

Video killed the radio star

In my mind and in my car

We can’t rewind we’ve gone too far

Pictures came and broke your heart

Look I’ll play with my VCR

You are the radio star

You are the radio star

Video killed the radio star

Video killed the radio star

Video killed the radio star

Video killed the radio star

Video killed the radio star

Video killed the radio star

Video killed the radio star

Video killed the radio star

Video killed the radio star

You are the radio star

Erasure Worlds On Fire

I cross the sea, the sea of love

And when it’s dark I rise above

Move slowly through the quiet air

I hear your voice it takes me there

Call my name aloud & I’ll be there for you

There is no end to all the things that I would do

Stop your crying and dry up your endless tears

Don’t you know you’ve got the key, love sets you free

Worlds on fire full of pain and endless fear

Don’t you know, open your eyes, love sets you free

I hold you tight, my mind is clear

True love in sight, hurt disappears

We are space, a lonely race

A speck of dust upon the face

You are magnificent and I am here for you

There is no end to all the things that I would do

Stop your crying and dry up your endless tears

Don’t you know you’ve got the key, love sets you free (Love sets your world on fire)

Worlds on fire full of pain and endless fear

Don’t you know, open your eyes, love sets you free (You’ve got the key)

Stop your crying and dry up your endless tears

Don’t you know you’ve got the key, love sets you free (Love sets your world on fire)

Worlds on fire full of pain and endless fear

Don’t you know, open your eyes, love sets you free

Stop your crying and dry up your endless tears

Don’t you know you’ve got the key, love sets you free (Love sets your world on fire)

Worlds on fire full of pain and endless fear

Don’t you know, open your eyes, love sets you free (You’ve got the key)

Stop your crying and dry up your endless tears

Don’t you know you’ve got the key, love sets you free (Love sets your world on fire)

Worlds on fire full of pain and endless fear

Don’t you know, open your eyes, love sets you free (Love sets you free)

Stop your crying and dry up your endless tears

Don’t you know you’ve got the key, love sets you free (Love sets your world on fire)

Worlds on fire full of pain and endless fear

Don’t you know, open your eyes, love sets you free

Erasure True Love Wars

See those eyes like stars will fall from the sky

Soaring through the icy wastelands of space

Tears on the window

Feeling the wind blow

Rushing right through you

Knows all that you do

All is fair in true love wars

All is fair in true love wars

(I guess I’m into feeling higher lately)

(Higher than I’ve ever been)

(This thing called love)

Like an angel of the wilderness descends

The rain comes down to wash the morning so fair

Cries of hysteria

Fire coming near you

Cheers to the madness

Sorrow and sadness

All is fair in true love wars

All is fair in true love wars

Give me time to think it over

Give me room and space to breathe in

Let me while away the hours

To be sure to work it out

(I guess I’m into feeling higher lately)

(I guess I’m into feeling higher lately)

(I guess I’m into feeling higher lately)

(Higher than I’ve ever been)

(This thing called love)

Cries of hysteria

Fire coming near you

Here’s to the madness

Sorrow and sadness

Tears in the window

Feeling the wind blow

Rushing right through you

Knows all that you do

All is fair in true love wars

Knowing all is fair in true love wars

All is fair in true love wars

Knowing all is fair in true love wars

(I guess I’m into feeling higher lately)

(I guess I’m into feeling higher lately)

(I guess I’m into feeling higher lately)

(I guess I’m into feeling higher lately)

(I guess I’m into feeling higher lately)

Erasure God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

God rest ye merry gentlemen

Let nothing you dismay

For Jesus Christ our saviour was born upon this day

To save us all from Satan’s power

When we were gone astray

Oh tidings of comfort and joy

Comfort and joy

Oh tidings of comfort and joy

From God our heavenly father

A blessed angel came

And unto to certain sheperds

Glad tidings of the same

Now that in Bethlehem was born

The son of God by name

Oh tidings of comfort and joy

Comfort and joy

Oh tidings of comfort and joy

Now to the Lord sing praises

All you within this place

And in true love and brotherhood

Each other now embrace

This holy tide of Christmas all anger shall replace

Oh tidings of comfort and joy

Comfort and joy

Oh tidings of comfort and joy

Erasure Knocking On Your Door

Send me ‘cross the river

Take me ‘cross the ocean

I just need to be somewhere

To sort out my emotions

You know it’s up to you

You know exactly what to do

I can’t take it anymore

I don’t want to come back

Knocking on your door

Down there on the floor

I don’t want to come back

Knocking on your door

Breaking every law

I don’t want to come back

Knocking on your door

Love to see me shiver

You’d like to see me break down (break down)

I’ve just got to hide my face

Won’t see your satisfaction

You know it’s down to you

You know this thing I’m going through

I can’t take it anymore

I don’t want to come back

Knocking on your door

Down there on the floor

I don’t want to come back

Knocking on your door

Breaking every law

I don’t want to come back

Knocking on your door

You know it’s up to you

You know exactly what to do

I can’t take it anymore

I don’t want to come back

Knocking on your door

Down there on the floor

I don’t want to come back

Knocking on your door

Breaking every law

I don’t want to come back

Knocking on your door

Down there on the floor

I don’t want to come back

Knocking on your door

Breaking every law

I don’t want to come back

Knocking on your door

Down there on the floor

I don’t want to come back

Knocking on your door

Breaking every law

I don’t want to come back

Knocking on your door

Erasure Imagination

What do you do with yourself

When you see the storm clouds rising

Feeling alone with yourself

As the sun fades away

The memories come to and fro

The trouble is they never want to go

They come never go

(Imagination)

It’s just your imagination rolling over the past

It can change your mind completely

It’s just my imagination running wild and too fast

But I know it won’t defeat me

Look into the eyes of Medusa

And she’ll turn your world to stone

She’ll tear at your eyes and seduce you

And your soul will be gone

The messages and hidden dreams

Of former lives and lovers never seen

A love never seen

(Imagination)

It’s just your imagination rolling over the past

It can change your mind completely

It’s just my imagination running wild and too fast

But I know it won’t defeat me

What do you do with yourself

When you’re lost on some horizon

Taking a hold of yourself

When you know the timing’s wrong

The memories come to and fro

The trouble is they never want to go

(Go)

(I just came by to see how you were)

(I didn’t mean to wake you)

(I didn’t mean to wake you)

It’s just your imagination rolling over the past

It can change your mind completely

It’s just my imagination running wild and too fast

But I know it won’t defeat me

It’s just your imagination rolling over the past

It can change your mind completely

It’s just my imagination running wild and too fast

But I know it won’t defeat me

And I know it won’t defeat me

Erasure Yahoo!

Better that the devil should not be called

If you wanna wed the devil’s daughter

I pray to the Lord on high to set you free

Better you decide to cut him loose

Than to ride on the cunning line

I pray to the Lord on high to rescue me

No one should go through hard times

No one should live in sorrow

Got to face the darker skies

Got to lift your head up high

Yahoo! ah higher, higher, higher

Yahoo! ah find your way unto the Lord

Ah higher, higher, higher

Yahoo! ah find your way unto the Lord

To run where the devil would fear to tread

Got to put your money where your heart is

I pray to the Lord on high to set you free

Whether you decide to trade your soul

For a little of the devil’s gold

I pray to the Lord on high to rescue me

No one should feel so low down

And give into sweet temptation

Got to lift your head up high

Got to face the darker skies

Yahoo! ah higher, higher, higher

Yahoo! ah find your way unto the Lord

Ah higher, higher, higher

Yahoo! ah find your way unto the Lord

Yahoo! ah higher, higher, higher

Yahoo! ah find your way unto the Lord

Yahoo! ah higher, higher, higher

Yahoo! ah find your way unto the Lord

When you look around and find yourself

Between the devil and the deep blue sea

I pray to the Lord on high to set you free

If there’s trouble on your mind when you sleep at night

Won’t you come and put your trust in me

And I pray to the Lord on high to rescue me

No one should go through hard times

No one should live in sorrow

Got to face the darker skies

Got to lift your head up high

Yahoo! ah higher, higher, higher

Yahoo! ah find your way unto the Lord

Ah higher, higher, higher

Yahoo! ah find your way unto the Lord

Yahoo! ah higher, higher, higher

Yahoo! ah find your way unto the Lord

Ah higher, higher, higher

Yahoo! ah find your way unto the Lord

Ah higher, higher, higher

Yahoo! ah find your way unto the Lord