Massive Attack Paradise Circus

It’s unfortunate that when we feel a stone

We can roll ourselves over ’cause we’re uncomfortable

Oh well, the devil makes us sin

But we like it when we’re spinning in his grip

Love is like a sin, my love,

For the ones that feel it the most

Look at her with her eyes like a flame

She will love you like a fly will never love you again

It’s unfortunate that when we feel a stone

We can roll ourselves over when we’re uncomfortable

Oh well, the devil makes us sin

But we like it when we’re spinning in his grip

Love is like a sin, my love,

For the one that feels it the most

Look at her with a smile like a flame

She will love you like a fly will never love you again

Massive Attack False Flags

In city shoes of clueless blues

Pays the views and no man’s news

Blades will fade from blood to sport

The heroin’s cut these fuses short

Smokers rode a colonial pig

Drink and frame, this pain I think

I’m melting silver poles my dear

You bleed your wings and then disappear

The moving scenes and pilot lights

Smithereens have got ’em scaling heights

Modern times come talk me down

And battle lines are drawn across this town

Parisian boys without your names

Ghetto stones instead of chains

Talk ’em down ’cause it’s up in flames

And nothing’s changed

Parisian boys without your names

Riot like 1968 again

The days of rage, yeah, nothing’s changed

Well pretty flames

In school, I would just bite my tongue

And now your words, they strike me down

The flags are false and they contradict

They point and click which wounds to lick

On avenues, this Christian breeze

Turns its heart to more needles please

Our eyes roll back and we beg for more

It frays this skin and then underscore

The case for war you spin and bleed

The cells you fill screen savers feed

The girls you breed, the soaps that you write

The graceless charm of your gutter snipes

The moving scenes and suburbanites

And smithereens got ’em scaling heights

Modern times come talk me down

The battle lines are drawn across this town

English boys without your names

Ghetto stones instead of chains

Hearts and minds, and U.S. planes

Nothing’s changed

And English boys without your names

Riot like the 1980’s again

The days of rage, yeah, nothing’s changed

More pretty flames

Massive Attack Black Milk

[Liz Fraser]

You’re not my eater

I’m not your food

Love you for God

Love you for the Mother

Eat me

In the space

Within my heart

Love you for God

Love you for the Mother

Mother fountain

Or live or not at all

The most level

Sunken chapel

Love you for God

Love you for the Mother

All’s there to love

Only love

Massive Attack Inertia Creeps

Recollect me darling raise me to your lips

Two undernourished egos four rotating hips

Hold on to me tightly I’m a sliding scale

Can’t endure then you can’t inhale

Clearly

Out of body experience interferes

And dreams of flying I fit nearly

Surrounds me though I get lonely

Slowly

Moving up slowly

Inertia keeps

She’s moving up slowly

Slowly

Moving up slowly

Inertia creeps

Moving up slowly

She comes

Moving up slowly

She comes

Moving up slowly

Inertia creeps

Moving up slowly

She comes

Moving up slowly

Moving up slowly

In my home no chrome as clear as

See me now with my nearest dearest

Been there when I’m over careering

Room shifting is endearing

Between us is our kitchen

Would you found my irritant’s itching

Been here before

Been here forever

Moving up slowly

Inertia keeps

Moving up slowly

Inertia creeps

Moving up slowly

Inertia keeps

Moving up slowly

She comes

Moving up slowly

Moving up slowly

She comes moving up slowly

Inertia creeps moving up slowly

She comes

I make no sound in my eider-down

Awake I lie in the morning’s blue

Room is still my antenna in you

Nylon burns the bedspread with two

Gravity’s zero see me stall

I bounce off walls lose my footing and fall

It can be sweet though incomplete though

And the frames will freeze

See me on all four’s

It’s been a long time

She comes

She comes

I want to x you

She comes

I want to x you

She comes

I caught your radio waves

I caught your radio waves

Will you take a string

Say you string me along

Say you string me along

Say inertia creeps

Inertia creeps and she comes

Say she comes

Say she comes

Say she comes

Say she comes

Massive Attack Special Cases

Don’t tell your man what he don’t do right

Nor tell him all the things that make you cry

But check yourself for your own shit

And don’t be making out like it’s all his

Take a look around the world

You see such bad things happening

There are many good men

Ask yourself is he one of them

The deadliest of sin is pride

Make you feel like you’re always right

But they’re always two sides

It takes two to make love, two to make a life

Take a look around the world

You see such mad things happening

There are few good men

Thank your lucky star that he’s one of them

Massive Attack Hymn Of The Big Wheel

[Horace Andy]

The big wheel keeps on turning

On a simple line day by day

The earth spins on its axis

One man struggle while another relaxes

There’s a hole in my soul like a cavity

Seems like the world is out to gather just by gravity

The wheel keeps turning the sky’s rearranging

Look my son the weather is changing

I’d like to feel that you could be free

Look up at the blue skies beneath a new tree

Sometime again

You’ll turn green and the sea turns red

My son I said the power of axis over my head

The big wheel keeps on turning

On a simple line day by day

The earth spins on its axis

One man struggle while another relaxes

We sang about the sun and danced among the trees

And we listened to the whisper of the city on the breeze

Will you cry in the most in a lead-free zone

Down within the shadows where the factories drone

On the surface of the wheel they build another town

And so the green come tumbling down

Yes close your eyes and hold me tight

And i’ll show you sunset sometime again

The big wheel keeps on turning

On a simple line day by day

The earth spins on its axis

One man struggle while another relaxes

As a child’s silent prayer my hope hides in disguise

While satellites and cameras watch from the skies

An acid drop of rain recycled from the sea

It washed away my shadow burnt a hole in me

And all the king’s men cannot put it back again

But the ghetto sun will nurture life

And mend my soul sometime again

The big wheel keeps on turning

On a simple line day by day

The earth spins on its axis

One man struggle while another relaxes

[x2]

Massive Attack Future Proof

Borderline cases

Reinforced glass

Absent friends

Passport photos

An elastic past

Empty pocket

They think it is all…

They think it’s soul

All wrapped up on a swollen lip

He draws the warm pipe.

Chemicals

Chemicals captured in winter’s grip

Turn us on

Seperate the leper

Hungry ghosts

Hungry ghosts

Another imprint

In borrowed clothes

We can be numb

We can be numb

Passing through

Blow blow blow blow

Borderline case

Future proof

Real thin air

Real thin air

Real thin air

Massive Attack Splitting The Atom

The baby was born

Nettles and Ferns

The evening it chokes

The candle it burns

This disguise covers

Bitter lies

Repeating the joke

The meaning it dies

Pass me a coat I’m not afraid to leave

I’m letting you know

I know what you need

I’ll turn you around

This beautiful town

And then you’ll believe it when your eyes then deceive you

Its easy, dont let it go

Its easy, dont let it go

Its easy, dont let it go

Don’t Lose It

Its getting colder outside

Your rented space

They shadow box and they

Paper chase

It never stops

And we’ll never learn

No hope without dope

The jobless return

The bankers have bailed

The mighty retreat

The pleasure it fails

At the end of the week

You take it or leave

Or what you receive

To what you receive

Is eternited leave

Its easy, dont let it go

Its easy, dont let it go

Its easy, dont let it go

Don’t lose it

Incandescent light at doors

In adolescent menopause

In little clicks you got the music stops

The needle sticks and the penny drops

The summer’s gone before you know

The muffled drums of relentless flow

You’re looking at stars that give you Vertigo

The sun’s still burning and dust will blow

Honey scars I’ll keep you near

Our blood is gold nothing to fear

We killed the time and I love you dear

A kiss of wine we’ll disappear

The last of the last particles

Divisible invisible

The last of the last particles

Divisible invisible

Massive Attack Better Things

[Tracy Thorn]

Don’t drag me down

Just because you’re down

And just cause you’re blue

Don’t make me too

And though you’ve found

You need more than me

Don’t talk to me

About being free

That’s freedom without love

And magic without love

Magic without love

Hear me say

Better things will surely come our way

Hear me say

Better things will surely come our way

You say the magic’s gone

Well i’m not a magician

You say the spark’s gone

Well get an electrician

And save your line about needing to be free

All that’s bullshit babe

You just want rid of me

You want freedom without love

And magic without love

Magic without love

Yeah

Hear me say

Better things will surely come my way

Hear me say

Better things will surely come my way

Massive Attack Fake The Aroma

You sure you wanna be with me i’ve nothing to give

Don’t lie and say this lovin’s best

Don’t leave us in emotional place

Take a walk take a rest now take a rest

I seen ya diggin a hole in ya neighborhood

You’re crazy but you’re lazy

No need to live in a lean-to

Your troubles must be see-through

See through money like it’s paper

With faces i remember

I drink on a daily basis though it seldom calms my temper

Ya leave me in peace, ya leave me in pieces

I walking through the suburbs

We’re not exactly lovers

Your a couple specially

When your body’s double

Duplicate and then you wait for the next kuwait

So karmacoma jamaica an’ roma

Karmacoma jamaica an’ roma

Karmacoma jamaica an’ roma

Karmacoma jamaica an’ roma

Deflowering my baby are you my baby mate

I must be crazy you see i’m swayze

You diggin a hole in ya neighborhood

You’re crazy but you’re lazy must be lazy

I seen ya

The fire that rises in me

The daisy ?? dwindle

?? like a jungle in decline

My time has been so wasteful

I never fight time

Deflowering my baby are you my baby mate

My baby

Deflowering my baby are you my baby mate

I must be crazy i know you’re lazy

So karmacoma jamaica an’ roma

Karmacoma jamaica an’ roma

Karmacoma jamaica an’ roma

Karmacoma jamaica an’ roma

Karmacoma what jamaica an’ roma

Karmacoma what jamaica an’ roma

Karmacoma what jamaica an’ roma

Karmacoma what jamaica an’ roma