Mogwai Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home

‘Cause this music can put a human being in a trance like state and deprive it for the sneaking feeling of existing.

‘Cause music is bigger than words and wider than pictures.

If someone said that Mogwai are the stars, I would not object.

If the stars had a sound, it would sound like this.

The punishment for these solemn words can be hard.

Can blood boil like this at the sound of a noisy tape that I’ve heard?

I know one thing.

On Saturday, the sky will crumble together (or something) with a huge bang to fit into the cave.

[recorded backwards at the end of the track:]

What?

Start spieling now?

When ah shag a burd ye’d think Antartica defrosted on her bed

Sometimes when ah’m puffin’ hash ah get a burd tae suck my dong

Often when I don’t clean my knob I get my sister to lick the cheese of my helmet

Everytime ah poke my arse aff ah smell shite a’ day

Once I was eighteen an’ I had to shoot ma spunk hole, said “show ‘s yur beard ya slag”

I used tae run aboot wi’ wee guys an’ a’ that but ah never touched them right

Once I hud tae, hud tae, slash ma da’s ……

Once when …..

Mogwai Mexican Grand Prix

Fast love,

Heart breaker,

wrong taken in a day, or less

Is this what you meant

by fire?

My passion,

a mistake?

(Run and see,

Keep runnin’ now…

Keep runnin’ now,

I run and see)

I run and see

(Keep runnin’ now)

Keep runnin’ now,

(Run and see.)

I run and see,

(Run and see)

Keep runnin’ now,

(Runnin’ now.)

All because I wouldn’t say you’re mine

All because I wouldn’t say

All because I let you live your li(f)e

Let you be in your own way

(I run and see)

You said

(Keep runnin’ now)

I will take her

(Run and see)

‘Cause you’re lost in…

(Keep runnin’ now)

Keep runnin’ now

(I run and see.)

I can’t let you

(Keep runnin’ now)

Forget me

Can’t get you

(Run and see)

Out my head, yeah

(Runnin’ now.)

Keep’ runnin’ now, keep’ runnin’ now

Keep’ runnin’ now, keep’ runnin’ now

Keep’ runnin’ now, keep’ runnin’ now

Keep’ runnin’ now, keep’ runnin’ now

Keep’ runnin’ now, keep’ runnin’ now

Keep’ runnin’ now, keep’ runnin’ now

Keep’ runnin’ now, keep’ runnin’ now

Keep’ runnin’ now, keep’ runnin’ now…

Come close,

At your window

Drawn curtains on weekdays

Head ringer

Think bigger

Say bye to the child you became

{I run and see,

Keep runnin’ now,

I run and see…

Keep runnin’ now,

I run and see,

Keep runnin’ now,

Run and see,

Runnin’ now,

Run and see,

Runnin’ now…

High pressure

Long letter

Feel better

O, You’ll be fine

High pressure

Long letter

Feel better

O, You’ll be fine

Mogwai Angels Vs. Aliens

Got to hear a sign, say I lied today

There’s a sidewalk on the motorway

When I get to sleep, then I think less

Here’s a scarecrow, he needs a faith test

Mogwai Take Me Somewhere Nice

Ghosts in the photograph

Never lied to me

I’d be all of that

I’d be all of that

A false memory

Would be everything

A denial

My eliminent

What was that for?

What was that for?

What would you do

If you saw spaceships

Over Glasgow?

Would you fear them?

Every aircraft

Every camera

Is a wish that

Wasn’t granted

What was that for?

What was that for?

Try to be bad

Try to be bad

Mogwai Punk Rock

I’ll tell you about punk rock: punk rock is a word used by dillitantes… and ah… and ah… heartless manipulators about music… that takes up the energies and the bodies and the hearts and the souls and the time and the minds of young men who give what they have to it… and give everything they have to it… and it’s a… it’s a term that’s based on contempt, it’s a term that’s based on fashion, style, elitism, satanism and everything that’s rotten about rock’n’roll.

I don’t know Johnny Rotten but… but I’m sure… I’m sure he puts as much blood and sweat into what he does as Sigmund Freud did.

You see, what… what sounds to you like a big load of trashy old noise… is in fact… the brilliant music of a genius, myself.

And that music is so powerful that it’s quite beyond my control and ah… when I’m in the grips of it I don’t feel pleasure and I don’t feel pain, either physically or emotionally.

Do you understand what I’m talking about?

Have you ever felt like that?

When you just… when you just… you couldn’t feel anything and you didn’t want to either.

You know?

Like that?

Do you understand what I’m saying, sir?

Mogwai Replenish

Further in the tape, I came across another part

That made me throw my headphones right off my head

I couldn’t believe what I heard

Led Zeppelins “Stairway To Heaven” again was voted

The most popular tune of rocks history

Keep that in mind as I share this taped excerpt with you

In the lyrics of the song, they sing

“The piper is calling you to join him”

“She’s buying the stairway to heaven”

We know that’s not possible

This is where the subliminal message comes in

That we’ve been talking about in the previous interview

The subliminal message is a satanic message

Those put on the record in reverse

When the needle will go in the opposite direction

You say that I’ve never heard of anything like that before

Probably not, but many, many people have

And this is what I’m talking about

And you’re going to hear it in a few moments

They sing backwards in human voices

Satan, we gotta live for Satan

Master Satan

The message that they have altogether that they wanted you to hear

In a subliminal way on the back or in reverse is this

Because I live, certainly there’s no escaping it

Satan, we gotta live for Satan

You’ve heard of group after group who worship this singer for Satan

They know he is real

God tells us he’s not willing that any should perish

And that includes Mick Jagger and Alice Cooper and all the rock singers

Cos they have a choice to make

What about you, what do you choose?

Mogwai I Chose Horses

[Romanization:]

Mugen ni hirogaru

Ishiki no fuchi wo aruki

Kodou dake wo tayori ni

Kimi ni mukau toki

Hirakareta ao wa towa no kanousei wo utsushi

Kimi to boku no kawasu kotoba wo tsunageru

Omoku taresagaru yuuutsu no katachi wo omoiukabe

Soko ni aru hazu no kokoro

Yagate souon ni kakikesare

Oowarete hikari ni kaeri

Modoru koto wo nozomu koe wa hashiru

Shizuka ni tomaru shiroi nami

Minamo de haneru

Kumo no utagoe

Kuruu hizashi ni yakusoku no moji

Ashimoto ni hirogaru

Shikou no kakera wo mitsume

Kanawanu mono ni kibo no namida

Hoshi wa dare no mono ni

Kanashimi no saigo wa itsuka

Bokura ni kaesareru monogatari wa tsuzuku

Kage ni utsuru hitomi ni

Takusan no hohoemi wa musuu ni narabu

Deguchi e no shisen

Saiai no fuukei

Maboroshi ga motarasu

Shiroi shunkan to te no hira

Subete hohaba no naka ni sonzaishi

Afureru mizu ni touchaku no kane

Sora no hashi to yuuyami no kensou

Yoru wo koete

Chinmoku no toki

Tomoshibi keshite

Tsukiyo no michi wo

Muku na egao ni mikan no shiawase wo

[Translation:]

It stretches on forever

I walk through this abyss of consciousness

Relying only on my heartbeat when I face you

The open blue reflecting eternal possibility

The words we exchange intertwine

A melancholy figure, hanging heavily

Surfaces in my mind

There must be a heart there

Soon noise will drown it out

Returning to the concealed light

My voice raised, yearning to go back

White waves stop quietly

The song of the clouds breaking the surface

Letters of promise to the insane sunlight

I gaze at the fragments of thought spread out at my feet

Tears of hope for those unfulfilled

To whom do the stars belong?

Someday this sadness’ end

Will be returned to us and the story will continue

Silhouettes reflected in my eyes

Countless faint smiles lined up before me

Gazing towards the exit

This beloved landscape

A vision brings

An instant of whiteness and the palm of my hand

All exists within one stride

Bells sound the arrival of the flood

The bridge of the sky and the clamour of twilight

I pass through this night in silence

I extinguish my lamp and in the moonlit street

Give an innocent smile for the happiness to come

Mogwai Party In The Dark

I see everything

All their suffering

Tiny vehicles

Space-age miracles

All our hearts were sore

No fight left in this war

Before the ghosts will chase

All those that rearrange

I, taken from those spirals be both kind

Hungry for another piece of mind

Silent and inpatient without time

Directionless and innocent

[?] are yours to keep

Definition 3

Unkind and alone

End of the idea

I, taken from those spirals be both kind

Hungry for another piece of mind

Silent and inpatient without time

Directionless and innocent

Mogwai We’re Not Done

Holding back the fear again

Try to make it real again

Fight against the past

Hide away from everything

Under static sentiment

We can make it last

Love inside of me

Another kind of life

Standing on the ice

Where are you now

Open my eyes

For the final time

For the final time

[?] my friends

Hold on to the space again

Everything unfolds

Possibly another way

Thinking of you every day

We are going home

Love inside of me

Another kind of life

Standing on the ice

Where are you now

Open my eyes

For the final time

For the final time

Love inside of me

Another kind of life

Standing on the ice

Where are you now

Open my eyes

For the final time

For the final time

Mogwai Tracy

We gotta, we gotta do something about this.

When do you think you could make it over here? How long?

I could try and get there… 25 minutes maybe.

Right.

I’ll try.

OK.

But we got to sort this out.

OK. I’m just gonna go. I’m going to head off just now and just try to speak to some people about this.

Well, you gotta do something.

Yeah.

‘Cause if we don’t take care of this then… I don’t even want to think about it.

Hello?

Hi, Colin.

Hiya.

It’s Martin.

Hi, Martin.

I’m sorry to bother you.

It’s alright.

But we’ve got a bit of a sketch going on here.

What? What?

Well, it’s pretty hard to explain.

So tell us. What?

Right. We were down at Vics… and Stuart and Dominic got into a bit of a row.

Mhm.

And Stuart was getting a bit stroppy with Dominic

and it ended up with Dominic punching Stuart and walking out.

Mhm.

Saying he’s not coming back. Stuart’s saying that he’s out… and stuff like that.

Right.

Stuart’s away as well.

Where’s Stuart away to?

He just phoned his dad and left.

And is John still there?

No, he went away with Stuart for some reason.

To try and calm him down or something.

It was a full bloody sketch, man.

I don’t know what to do.

We’ve this thing on Tuesday.

Right. Kind of limited to what I can do, right?

Yeah.