Gary Numan A Dream Of Siam

You and me are old

You and me are young

You and me have always

Let words go unsung

Nothing left to see

Nothing left to do

Nothing left to talk about

How I intrude

This impossible room

I still believe

That great American smile

Nothing’s ever right

Nothing’s ever wrong

But nothing’s ever quite like

The stories and songs (nothing’s ever)

Heroes always bleed

But heroes never cry

Heroes always get the best girl

and then die (nothing’s ever)

How I intrude

This impossible dream

I still believe

That great American smile

Gary Numan I Am Dust

We were dust in a world

Of grim obsession

We were torn from our

Life of isolation

We were pulled from the path

Of least resistance

And the songs we sang

What became of us?

We’re here waiting for you

We’re here waiting for you

We are yours

We’re waiting for you

We are yours

We’re waiting for you

We all pray for the end

For the god to take us

We were falling down

One by one

We were weak and the fear

Was all around us

The machines screamed from

Moon to sun

We’re here waiting for you

We’re here waiting for you

We are yours

We’re waiting for you

We are yours

We’re waiting for you

Gary Numan Tread Careful

Tread careful

Because you’re treading on my dreams.

Tread careful

Because I’ve just one heart

Tread careful

Let me down slowly

Or I’ll forget how to dream.

[Chorus:]

I won’t forget anything

(I love you)

I won’t forgive anyone

(Do you love me?)

Tread careful

You hear the sound of my breathing

Tread careful

Because I feel this sound

Tread careful

I’m falling in a glasshouse

I’m trying hard to begin

Because I want it to get harder

Tread careful

Before I change my mind

Tread careful

I could surprise you

I know something you want to do.

[repeat chorus]

Tread careful

I’m sure you don’t care but

Tread careful

I could change your mind

Tread careful

I’ve been waiting for you

There is no comfort in here.

[repeat chorus]

Gary Numan This Prison Moon

Keep your love songs

We’ve all heard

Keep your pictures

We’ve all seen

Keep your kind words

And keep your tears.

I’m only here

For a thousand years

Here on this prison moon.

Have you been here?

Have you ever been here?

If only the sun would shine tonight

If only the sun would shine

I vote for pleasure

I vote for sleep

I vote for power

That I can keep

I vote for words

That no-one hears

I’m only here

For a thousand years

Here on this prison moon.

Have you been here?

Have you ever been here?

If only the sun would shine tonight

If only the sun would shine

Gary Numan Only A Downstat

Only a downstat

Personality problem

He would say things like ‘I love you’

And cry real tears

Met him in some place

Like a home for old mothers

Where the cure is always death

But no-one ever leaves

He wore a number 7

Badge on his collar

He would show it with pride

And say ‘it means I can feel’

He’d bribe the warders

To send letters to someone

Who didn’t even know his name

But said she’d read them anyway

And in the evening [?]

He writes poetry for people

Who deny he’s alive

And say ‘I’ll mention that name’

A violator of the law of no feelings

They should be put in the chair

Until their eyes come in [?]

If you have reasons

I might sell you my time

I’ll leave it under the stairs

In a body of mine

Old memories are slowly fading out of me

We are the unknowns, we are all you need

Gary Numan Down In The Park

Down in the park with the machmen

meet the machines playing kill by numbers

Down in the park with a friend called five

I was in a car crash or was it the war

But I’ve never been quite the same

Little white lies like I was there

Come to Zom-Zom’s the place to eat

Like it was built in one day

You can watch the humans trying to run

Oh look there’s a rape machine

I’d go outside if it’d look the other way

Wouldn’t believe the things they do

Down in the park

Where the chant is death, death, death

‘Til sun cries morning

Down in the park with friends of mine

We are not lovers, we are not romantics

We are here to serve you

Different face but the words never change

Gary Numan Shame

I’ve done things God should’ve questioned

But I don’t care.

I’ve seen things that made my flesh crawl

But I was young.

I’ve said things that you believed in

But I don’t mean.

I heard things, one more confession that

Leaves me cold.

My picture ashames you

My picture

My picture ashames me

My picture

This ain’t love, this ain’t affection

But you don’t care.

This ain’t need, I’m not the fashion

So leave my heart.

So good God were you mistaken

Now will I burn?

No more lies no more distraction

So pay you back.

Religion ashames you

Religion

Religion ashames me

Religion

I’m lying shame on me

(secrets forever)

This disease shame on me

(secrets forever)

My memories shame on me

(secrets forever)

Abandon,abandon me

(secrets forever)

This fashion ashames you

This fashion

This passion ashames me

This passion

I’ll never ashame you

I’ll never ashamed me.

A stranger, shame on me

(secrets forever)

Nostalgia, shame on me

(secrets forever)

Religion, shame on me

(secrets forever)

Abandon, abandon me.

I’ve done things God should’ve questioned

But I don’t care.

Gary Numan Magic

When I sleep

I slide into

Some heaven

But no one is there.

If I believed,

If I should wonder,

If I forgive

Then would you come for me?

When I sleep

I hear sad words

Songs of God

That show me the lie.

‘I’ll keep you safe,

I’ll keep you warm and

I’ll keep you here,

Alone forever.’

And I believe in faith and magic.

And I believe in love and wonder.

And I’ll believe in you when you come for me.

And I’ll believe in you when the world comes apart.

Gary Numan Lost

So are we over? Is this our ‘end of days’?

Are we so broken that you can walk away?

But when you think back to when we first met are you sad?

And when you think back to all we’ve been through does it make you cry?

And when you think back to all the love shared do you feel anything?

And when you think back, well did you ever think we’d come to this?

And yet here we are, and I’m lost.

If we’re over, then you’re far away

If we’re over, then I’m lost.

If I had one chance, if I could change your mind

If I had one wish, I’d wish for one more time

To see you walking, your hand in my hand, once again

To hear you laughing, as if forever, like my only friend

To feel my fingers walk across your skin, with a kiss to end

To listen to you say that you love me like you used to do

Like I need you to. But we’re lost.

So it’s over, you are far from home

So it’s over and I stand alone

So it’s over and I’m lost

Gary Numan If I Said

If I said I was a painter would you love and comfort me?

If I said I was a soldier would you cry a tear for me?

If I said I was a poet would you share your hopes with me?

If I said I was a dreamer would you share your life with me?

If I asked you for forgiveness would you smile and wonder why?

Would you say that you believed me or would it all fall down?

Would it all fall down?

Is it over; is it over now?

If I said I was a liar would you lose your faith in me?

If I said I was mistaken would you share the blame with me?

If I said I was a memory would you still remember me?

If I said I was a warning would you shy away from me?

If I asked you for forgiveness would you turn your face away?

Would you say I broke your heart and would it all fall down?

Would it all fall down?

Is it over; is it over now?

When a new tear falls

When I hear you cry softly

I would give the world to change the past

And when you walked away

And I saw what I was losing

Only me to blame, I wondered why, why, why

So it all comes back to haunt me

Like a song that sings your name

And it burns here to remind me

That it all comes back as pain

When I asked you for forgiveness and the words drifted away

I watched them float in empty silence as it fell down

As it fell down

It was over

It was over then