The Sisters Of Mercy Some Kind Of Stranger

And yes I believe in what we had

But words got in the way

And only yesterday

As I was leaving

Lord knows I’ve tried to say but I’ve

Heard a million conversations

Going where they’ve been before

Seen the way that careful lingers

Undecided at the door

And all I know for sure

All I know for real

Is knowing doesn’t mean so much

When placed against the feeling

The heat inside

When bodies meet

When fingers touch

All my words are secondhand and

Useless in the face of this

Rationale and rhyme and reason

Pale beside a single kiss

And I’ve heard so many things I

Fail to understand at all

I’d settle anytime for

Unknown footsteps in the hall outside

And all I know for sure

All I know for real

Is knowing doesn’t mean so much

When placed against the feeling

The heat inside

When bodies meet

When fingers touch

Because the world is cruel and

Promises are broken

Don’t try to tell me

Anything don’t try to tell me

You’ll be true to me you know the

Real truth is never spoken

And I know the world is cold but

If you hold on tight to what you

Find you might not mind too much though

Even this must pass away and

Memories may last for years but

Names are just for souvenirs

Some kind of angel let me

Look into your eyes

Don’t give me whys and wherefores

Reason or surprise

I don’t care for words that don’t belong

And I don’t care what you’re called

Tell me later if at all

I can wait a long long time

Before I hear another love song

Come here I think you’re beautiful

My door is open wide

Some kind of angel come inside

Come here I think you’re beautiful

I think you’re beautiful beautiful

Some kind of angel come inside

Come here I think you’re beautiful

I think you’re beautiful

Some kind of angel come inside

Come here I think you’re beautiful

My door is open wide

Some kind of stranger come inside

Come here I think you’re beautiful

I think you’re beautiful beautiful

Some kind of stranger come inside

Come here I think you’re beautiful

I think you’re beautiful

Some kind of stranger come inside

[repeat last three verses to fade]

The Sisters Of Mercy Emma

We were together since we were five

She was so pretty

Emma was a star in everyone’s eyes

And when she said she’d be a movie queen

Nobody laughed

Her face like an angel

She could be anything

Emmaline

Emma

Emmaline

I’m gonna write your name high on that silver screen

Emmaline

Emma

Emmaline

I’m gonna make you the biggest star this world has ever seen

At seventeen

We were wed

And I worked day and night to earn our daily bread

And every day

Emma would go out searching for that play

That never, ever came her way

And sometimes she come home and she’d be so depressed

I’d hear her crying in the back room and be so distressed

And I’d remember back way when she was five

To the words that used to make Emmaline come alive

It was…

Emma Emmaline

I’m gonna write your name high on that silver screen

Emmaline

Emma Emmaline

I’m gonna make you the biggest star this world has ever seen

It was a cold and dark December night

When I opened up the bedroom door

To find her lying

Still and cold upon the bed

A love letter lying on the bedroom floor

It read,

‘Darling I love you

But I just can’t keep on living on this dreams no more

I’ve tried so very hard not to leave you alone

But I just can’t keep on trying no more’

Ahh Emma

Emmaline

Ahh Emma

Emmaline

Ahh Emma

Noooooo

Ahh Emma

Noooooooooooo

The Sisters Of Mercy Floorshow

The bodies on the naked on the low damp ground

In the violet hour to the violent sound

And the darkness the blinding the eyes that shine

And the voices singing line on line

This is the floorshow the clapping hands

Animal flow from the animal glands

In the violet hour to the violent sound

Going round and around and around and around and around

I feel the bite I feel the beat I see the dancing feet

I feel the light I feel the heat I see the new elite

I see the final floorshow I see the western dream

I see the faces glow and I see the bodies steam

See them shimmy see them go

See their painted faces glow

Slow slow quick quick slow

See those pagans go go go go go

Why, this is the floorshow the last ideal

It’s populist got mass appeal

The old religion redefined

For the facile futile totally blind

For the totally blind

Mundane by day inane at night

Pagan playing in the flashing light

In the violet hour to the violent sound

Going round and around and around and around and around

The bodies and the naked on the low damp ground

In the violet hour to the violet sound

And the darkness the blinding the eyes that shine

And the voices singing line on line

See them shimmy see them go

See their painted faces glow

Slow slow quick quick slow

See those pagans go go go go go

The Sisters Of Mercy Nine While Nine

And it’s passing strange

And I’m waiting for the train

Caught up on this line again

And it’s passing slowly

Killing time but it’s

Better than living in what will come and I’ve

Still got some of your letters with me and I

Thought sometimes or I read too much

And I think you know let’s

Drink to the dead lying under the water and the

Cost of the blood on the driven snow and the

Lipstick on my cigarettes

Frost upon the window pane

Nine while nine and I’m waiting

For the train…..

She said do you remember a time when angels

Do you remember a time when fear

In the days when I was stronger

In the days when you were here she said

When days had no beginning

While days had no end when

Shadows grew no longer I

Knew no other friend but you

Were wild

You were wild…..

Frost upon these cigarettes

Lipstick on the window pane and I’ve

Lost all sense of the world outside but I

Can’t forget so I call your name and I’m

Looking for a life for me and I’m

Looking for a life for you and I’m

Talking to myself again and it’s

So damn cold it’s just not true and I’m

Walking through the rain

Trying to hold on waiting for the train and I’m

Only looking for what you want but it’s

Lonely here and I think you knew and I’m

And I’m waiting

And I wait in vain

Nine while nine and I’m waiting

For the train….. [repeat last verse x2]

The Sisters Of Mercy Kiss The Carpet

She got red eyes

She wear dust

I went over over over

I went bust

I kissed I kissed the carpet

I climbed the curtain

I was certain

And I said yeah

Yeah

She got red eyes

She wear dust

I went over over over

I went bust

I kissed I kissed the carpet

I climbed the curtain

I was certain

But I said

Next Time I look before I

Next time the carpet

Next time I look before I

Kiss the carpet should I

Kiss

Kiss

Kiss

The Sisters Of Mercy Gimme Shelter

Oh, see the storm is threatening

My very life today

If I don’t get some shelter

Yeah, I’m gonna fade away

War, children

It’s just a kiss away

It’s just a kiss away

[repeat 1x]

Yeah

Oh, see the fire is sweeping

Down through the streets today

Burning like a bright red carpet

Another fool who lost the way

Rape, murder

It’s just a kiss away

It’s just a kiss away

[repeat 1x]

Yeah

Oh, see the storm is threatening

My very life today

Gimme, gimme shelter

Yeah, or I’m gonna fade away

Love, sisters

It’s just a shot away

It’s just a shot away

Love, sisters

It’s just a shot away

Shot away

Shot away

War, children

It’s just a kiss away

It’s just a kiss away

War, children

It’s just a kiss away

Kiss away

Kiss away

Rape, murder

It’s just a kiss away

It’s just a kiss away

Rape, murder

It’s just a kiss away

Kiss away

Kiss away

[repeat 2x]

Love, sisters

It’s just a shot away

It’s just a shot away

Love, sisters

It’s just a shot away

Shot away

Shot away

War

Children

It’s just a kiss away

Kiss away

Kiss away

The Sisters Of Mercy You Could Be The One

All God’s children give good phone

I called Jesus, he’s not home so

I’m so pleased to talk to you

Trees and walks, I love them too

Threatened species, they adore me

Flower children never bore me

But all the things you share are

Better left unsaid

When you can give me head

And run your fingers through my hair

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, You could be the one

We can meditate

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one

Let’s call it fate

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one

To get your flowers pressed

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one

Just get undressed

I’m so glad to find you here

Mystic people, they’re so dear

I don’t like the rest, your sign’s the best

Whatever it is I’m most impressed

I don’t need to understand

The laying on of hands

I’m in a hurry to get my karma straight

‘Cause life is short and I can’t wait

But don’t worry about the state

Of this pretty little thing in the armour plate

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, You could be the one

We can meditate

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one

Let’s call it fate

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one

To get your flowers pressed

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one

Just get undressed

I’m so pleased that you believe

Now open up a little let the good times heave

We’re going for a ride

Destiny can’t be denied

But all those precious things are better left unsaid

When you can give me hair

And run your fingers though my head

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, You could be the one

We can meditate

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one

Let’s call it fate

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one

To get your flowers pressed

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one

Just get undressed

Love

Is all you need.

The Sisters Of Mercy Poison Door

Behind the door

The poison door

We search the still hours

Looking

For a place to hide (For a place to hide)

Behind the door

Where dreams collide (Where dreams collide)

Behind the door

The poison door

We sit in silence waiting

For a deadly friend

Behind the door

Where dreams descend (Where dreams descend)

And the shadows smile

Lips dark and wild

The shadows smile

And kiss the sky

Behind the door

The poison door

The puppets dance on a burning floor

Like dying flames

Behind the door

Shoot me down again

[repeat to first break]

And kiss your memory goodbye

And the shadows smile

But their lips are ssss…

And the shadows smile

Lips dark and wild

And the shadows smile

Kiss your memory goodbye

And the shadows smile

Lips dark and wild

And kiss the sky

The Sisters Of Mercy Never Land

And when your nerves break your thought

And my word break your will

And the heart break me over this wheel

They are coming down

Wait for

Hand in hand in hand in hand

They are coming down

Wait for

They are coming down

But we will

Never never never land

I had a face on the mirror

I had a hand on the gun

I had a place in the sun and a

Ticket to Syria

I had everything within my reach

I had money and stuff

Each and every call

Too much but never enough

Tear it up and watch it fall

They are coming down

Wait for

Hand in hand in hand in hand

They are coming down

Wait for

They are coming down

But we will

Never never land

With our backs to the sky

And our eyes on the ground

With the clouds far below

No horizon around

With the wind in our face

And our arms open wide

We shall pass through this place

To the other side

All the days of our lives

All the ways of our calling

Follow…

I had a face on the mirror

I had a hand on the gun

I had a place in the sun and a

Ticket to Syria

I had everything within my reach

I had money and stuff

Each and every call

Too much but never enough

Tear it up and watch it fall

The Sisters Of Mercy This Corrosion

Gimme the ring, kissed and told

Gimme something that I missed (Gimme the ring)

A hand to hold, wild and what it seems(Gimme the ring)

Kill the king with love is the law

And the wheel turn round… (Gimme the ring)

Gimme dream child

And do you hear me call? (Gimme the ring)

On the loan and on the level

…Still on the floor (Gimme the ring)

Sing dream child

And do you hear at all?

(Sing)

(Sing)

Hey now, hey now now, sing This Corrosion to me

Hey now, hey now now, sing This Corrosion to me

Hey now, hey now now, sing This Corrosion to me

Hey now, hey now now, sing…

Gimme siren, child and do you hear me?

Gimme siren, child, and do you hear me call?

Sing, child, of right and wrong

Gimme things that don’t last long

Gimme siren, child, and do you hear me call?

(Sing)

(Sing)

Hey now, hey now now, sing This Corrosion to me

Hey now, hey now now, sing This Corrosion to me

Hey now, hey now now, sing This Corrosion to me

Hey now, hey now now, sing…

On days like this

In times like these

I feel an animal deep inside

Heel to haunch on bended knees

Living on if and if I tried

Somebody send me… please…

Dream wars and a ticket to seem

Giving out and in

Selling the don’t belong

Well, what do you say

D’you have a word for Giving Away?

Got a song for me?

(Sing)

(Sing)

Hey now, hey now now, sing This Corrosion to me

Hey now, hey now now, sing This Corrosion to me

Hey now, hey now now, sing This Corrosion to me

Hey now, hey now now, sing…

I got nothing to say I ain’t said before

I bled all I can, I won’t bleed no more

I don’t need no one to understand

Why the blood run hold

The hired hand

On heart

Hand of God

Floodland and Driven Apart

Run cold

Turn

Cold

Burn

Like a healing hand

Like a healing hand

Like a healing hand

Like a healing hand