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Gary Numan
Gary Numan

Background information
Birth name Gary Anthony James Webb
Born March 8, 1958
Born place Hammersmith, West London, United Kingdom
Genre(s) Synthpop
New Wave
Industrial Rock
Gothic Rock
Years active 1977—present
Label(s) Eagle Records
Atco Records
Beggars Banquet Records
Metropolis Records
Associated acts Nine Inch Nails
Fear Factory
Tubeway Army
Paul Gardiner
Website Website

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Gary Numan Album

Pure (2000)
. . .

I want to feel you hesitate
I want to feel you pull away
I want to feel you realise
That I am not love come to play

I want to feel your pink clean skin
I want to feel your purity
I want to feel you touch my pain
I want to drown in your misery

Hey, bitch, this is what you are
Purified, sanctified, sacrificed
Hey, bitch, this is what you are
Purified, sanctified, sacrificed
This is what you are

I want to feel your innocence
I want to hear you beg for 'Him'
I want to be your animal
I want to be your only sin

I want to tear your dreams away
And show you hopes last sanctuary
I want to dip your wings in blood

. . .

All my life
They've been here
Waiting for you

All they want is your heart and soul
They want your tears to fall
All they want is your purest sin
They want to welcome you in

They will seem
But they will lead you
Back to me

All they need is one tortured soul
They need walking shadows
All they need is your last confession
They need your pain to show me

I'm waiting for the unforgiven
Waiting for sleep to come
I'm waiting for my one obsession
Waiting for you to come home

'Innocence is pain in disguise'
They said

. . .

. . .

One. One perfect lie.
Was it told too soon?
And one, one perfect life
Turned to stone
Cold mercy

I kneel down by your grave
I kneel down torn and guilty

Did I let you down,
Say goodbye too soon?
And did you understand
My mistake?
Forgive me

I kneel down by your side
I kneel down scared and helpless

One perfect lie
Wrapped in kindness and tears
I wish I believed in your heaven
One perfect life
Led by blind faith and trust
If God has a heart he will find you

. . .

My Jesus is like a voice in the dark
My Jesus is like a lonely warning

My Jesus is like a fear that haunts me
My Jesus is like a tortured memory

I'm praying for my soul

My Jesus is a collector of pain
My Jesus says
'Pain will prove you love me'

My Jesus is like a shadow crawling
My Jesus says
'Their screams will guide you to me'

. . .


[No lyrics]

. . .

Listen to my voice
And please try to understand
The one you call Messiah is a lie

You are not the plan
And you're beginning to annoy
You are just a game and it has won

You will never see
The places promised by your faith
You will never know eternal peace

The God you love is gone
He lies broken by your shame
The thing that took his place already dies

It will send angels
Send black angels for you

I am just a voice
That no-one else will hear
Only you are pure enough for truth

You must write 'The Book'
And then tear away belief
Only you can save the light of man

It will send angels

. . .

So, I prayed
But you weren't listening
Making miracles?

So, I begged
But you were far away
Saving souls perhaps?

So, I screamed
But she was very small
And you have worlds to mend

So, she died
And you were glorious
But you were somewhere else

If you are my Shepherd
Then I'm lost and no-one can find me
If you are my Saviour
Then I'm dead and no-one can help me
If you are my Glory
Then I'm sick and no-one can cure me
If you light my darkness
Then I'm blind and no-one can see me

If you are my Father
Then love lies abandoned and bleeding
If you are my comfort
Then nightmares are real and deceiving
If you are my answer
Then I must have asked the wrong question
I'd spit on your heaven

. . .

Silently I wait alone for you
I've got to put my fear back in its' box
Silently I hear you breathe on me
And I hear mercy sigh and leave the room

You could hurt me
Take my breath away
Would you like that?
You could rip me
Leave me torn and cold
Would you like that?

One more sin. Make me unforgiven

Silently I turn and play begins
I watch you smile
Just like a dead thing smiles
Silently I lose and darkness comes
I hear you laugh as God abandons me

You could cut me
Let me die for you
Would you like that?

. . .

I can't believe
That you've gone and we're alone
I can't believe
That we'll never see your face
I can't believe
That you're at the gates of heaven
I can't believe
That we'll never know you

If only, if only
Miracles happened every day
If only, if only
I could believe in something

Helpless we cried over you
Empty and lost over you

How in the world
Can they say that you're at peace?
How in the world
Can they say that time will heal us?
How in the world
Can we hope to be forgiven?
How in the world
Can we know how we feel?

If only, if only we could all live forever
If only, if only. No memories to remember
Words were not spoken for you
No grave marks our love for you
Broken our hearts call for you
No-one can blame us but you

How in the world can we ever smile again?

. . .

I'm scared to sleep, I'm scared to dream
I'm scared to wake up in case I scream
I'm scared to whisper one word
That's all it needs

I hear it breathe, I hear it sigh
I hear it laughing when something dies
I hear it calling
But I'm too scared to move

I'm so scared
I can't breathe
I'm so scared
I just can't breathe

I'm scared to look, I'm scared to see
I'm scared of mirrors in case it's me
I'm scared of memories
But now that's all I have

So I can't leave and no-one comes
So no-one noticed that I've come undone
I'd hide in shadows
But the shadows talk to me

I'm so scared
I can't breathe
I'm so scared

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