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Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Post-punk Revival
Alternative Rock
Years active 1994—present
Label(s) Virgin Records
Vagrant Records
Caroline Records
Hut Records
Play It Again Sam
Deceptive Records
Associated acts Hotel Persona
Website Website
Members
Brian Molko
Stefan Olsdal
Steve Forrest
Former members
Robert Schultzberg
Steve Hewitt



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Battle For The Sun (06/08/2009)
06/08/2009
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The way you're dancing
Makes me come alive
Makes me shiver and perspire
Your surreptitious glancing
The way you crack a smile
Nearly start a fire

So move closer
Want to feel your touch
So come over
Come on

Love of mine
This fortress in our hearts
Feels much weaker
Now we're apart
Love of mine
This fortress in our hearts
Comes crashing down

I need a change of skin
I need a change

The way you're moving
Makes me start to sigh
Makes you all that I desire
I shiver off my jeans and I'm so unsatisfied
You're all that I require

So move closer
Gotta feel your touch
So come over
Come on

So move closer
Gotta feel your touch
So come over
Come on

Love of mine
This fortress in our hearts
Feels much weaker
Now we're apart
Love of mine
This fortress in our hearts
Comes crashing down

I need a change of skin
I need a change

I need a change, I need a change of skin
I need a change, I need a change of skin
I need a change, I need a change of skin
I need a change, I need a change of skin

Love of mine
This fortress in our hearts
Feels much weaker
Now we're apart
Love of mine
This fortress in our hearts
Comes crashing down

. . .


Mi corazón és cenicero
Mi cenicero
Mi cenicero
Mi corazón és cenicero

You are birth and you are waste
You are the one who took my place
You took a jump into forever
A leap of faith I could not take

And it was
A leap of faith I could not take
A promise that I could not make
A leap of faith I could not take
A promise that I could not make

Mi cenicero, mi cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi corazón és cenicero (x3)

You were alone before we met
No more forlorn than one could get
How could we know we had found treasure
How sinister and how correct

And it was
A leap of faith I could not take
A promise that I could not make
A leap of faith I could not take
A promise that I could not make

Mi cenicero, mi cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi corazón és cenicero (x6)

I tore the muscle from your chest
And used it to stub out cigarettes
I listened to your screams of pleasure
And I watched the bed sheets turn blood red

Mi cenicero, mi cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi corazón és cenicero (x6)

. . .


I I I will battle for the sun sun sun.
And I I I wont stop until Iґm done done done.
You you you are getting in the way way way.
And I I I have nothing left to say say say.

I I I I I will brush off all the dirt dirt dirt dirt dirt dirt dirt.
And I I I I I will pretend it didnґt hurt hurt hurt hurt hurt hurt hurt hurt.
You you you you you are a black and heavy weight weight weight weight weight weight weight.
And I I I I I will not participate pate pate pate pate pate pate.

Dream brother my killer my lover.
Dream brother my killer my lover.

I I I will battle for the sun sun sun sun.
Cause I I I have stared down the barrel of a gun gun gun gun gun gun gun.
No fun you you you you you are a cheap and nasty fake fake fake fake fake fake fake.
And I I I I I am the bones you couldnt break break break break break break break break!

Dream brother my killer my lover.
Dream brother my killer my lover.

[Instrumental Solo]

Dream brother my killer my lover.
Dream brother my killer my lover.
Dream brother my killer my lover.
Dream brother my killer my lover.

I I I will battle for the sun.

. . .


The end of the century
I said my goodbyes
For what it's worth
I always aimed to please
But I nearly died

For what it's worth
Come on lay with me
'Cause I'm on fire
For what it's worth
I tear the sun in three
To light up your eyes

For what it's worth
For what it's worth
For what it's worth
For what it's worth

Broke up the family
Everybody cried
For what it's worth
I have a slow disease
That sucked me dry
For what it's worth
Come on walk with me
Into the rising tide
For what it's worth
Filled a cavity
Your god shaped hole tonight

For what it's worth
For what it's worth
For what it's worth
For what it's worth
For what it's worth
For what it's worth
For what it's worth
For what it's worth

*tetris interlude*

No one cares when you're out on the street
Picking up the pieces to make ends meet
No one cares when you're down in the gutter
Got no friends, got no lover

No one cares when you're out on the street
Picking up the pieces to make ends meet
No one cares when you're down in the gutter
Got no friends, got no lover

For what it's worth
Got no lover
For what it's worth
Got no lover
For what it's worth
Got no lover
For what it's worth
Got no lover
For what it's worth
Got no lover
For what it's worth
Got no lover
For what it's worth
Got no lover

Got no friends got no lover

. . .


I've been wasting all my time
With the devil in the details
And I got no energy to fight
He's a fucking pal of mine
The devil in the details
And he's fixing up to take a bite

I don't see the point in trying
I got the devil in the details
He's gonna teach me wrong from right
That fucken pal of mine
The devil in the details
Well, I'm gonna dance with him tonight

All of my wrongs
No more wicked ways
Come back to haunt me, come what may
For all of the songs
I hope to write someday
Looks like the devil's here to stay

Let me take you for a ride
With the devil in the details
We'll kiss and tremble with the light
Everything is fine
With the devil in the details
We're gonna dance with him tonight

All of my wrongs
No more wicked ways
Come back to haunt me, come what may
For all of the songs
I hope to write someday
Looks like the devil's here to stay
Looks like the devil's here to stay
Looks like the devil's here to stay

All of my wrongs
No more wicked ways
Come back to haunt me, come what may
He wrote the songs
That I hoped to write someday
Looks like the devil's here to stay
Looks like the devil's here to stay
Looks like the devil's here to stay

I've been wasting all my time
With the devil in the details
I got no energy to fight

. . .


Cast your mind back to the days,
When I pretend I was OK.
I had so very much to say,
About my crazy living.
Now that I've stared into the void,
So many people, I've annoyed.
I have to find a middle way,
A better way of living.

So I haven't given up,
That all my choices, my good luck
Appear to go and get me stuck,
In an open prison.
Now I am trying to break free,
In a state of empathy.
Find the true and enemy,
Eradicate this prison.

No one can take it away from me,
And no one can tear it apart.
Because a heart that hurts,
Is a heart that works.
A heart that hurts,
Is a heart that works.

A heart that hurts,
Is a heart that works.
No-one can take it away from me,
No-one can tear it apart.
Maybe an elaborate fantasy,
But it's the perfect place to start.

Because a heart that hurts,
Is a heart that works.

. . .


Kitty came back home from on the island
But kitty came on home without a name
She and me's a history for violence
But I long, I burn to touch her just the same

So we both can speak in tongues, a-a-a-a
So we both can speak in tongues, a-a-a-a

Every single sense in me is heightened
There's nothing left inside to rearrange
Like a slave to history and science
I long, I burn to touch you just the same

So we both can speak in tongues, a-a-a-a
So we both can speak in tongues, a-a-a-a

Until the universe is done, a-a-a-a
And the course of time has run, a-a-a-a
So we both can speak in tongues

Don't let them have their way
Don't let them have their way
You're beautiful and so blasé
So please don't let them have their way
Don't fall back into the decay
There is no law we must obey
So please don't let them have their way
Don't give in to yesterday

We can build a new tomorrow, today
We can build a new tomorrow, today
We can build a new tomorrow, today
We can build a new tomorrow, today

. . .


The atom will implode
The fragile kingdom fall
The tremor becomes a quake
There's a body in the lake

And as the two of us rebel
Damn you all to hell
I wonder if that's all there is

Time will help you through
But it doesn't have the time
To give you all the answers to the never-ending why

The sound of silence grows
As spiders kissing fly
And the tumor becomes a rhyme
But the kids are doing fine

And as the two of us rebel
And damn you all to hell
I wonder if that's all there is

Time will help you through
But it doesn't have the time
To give you all the answers to the never-ending why

. . .


The payback is here
Take a look, it's all around you
You thought you'd never shed a tear
So this must astound, must confound you

Buy a ticket for the train
Hide in a suitcase if you have to
This ain't no singing in the rain
This is a twister that will destroy you

You can run but you can't hide
Because no one here gets out alive
Find a friend in whom you can confide
Julien, you're a slow motion suicide

Fallen angels in the night
And every one is far from heaven
Just one more hit to make it right
But every one turns into seven

Now that's it's snowing in your brain
Even ten will not placate you
This ain't no cure for the pain
This avalanche will suffocate you

You can run but you can't hide
Because no one here gets out alive
Find a friend on whom you can rely
Julien, you're being taken for a ride

You can run but you can't hide
Because no one here gets out alive
Find a friend in whom you can confide
Julien, you're a slow motion suicide
Slow motion suicide...

. . .


Breathe me
Every time you close your eyes
Taste me
Every time you cry
This memory will fade away and die
Just for today
Breathe me and say goodbye

[Chorus]
How many times?
How many times?
Now I can't look you in the eye
Now I can't look you in the eye
How many times?
How many times?
Now I can't look you in the eye

See me
In the eyes of another's child
Turn away
When you see me walkin' by
Once in a while
This melody will fade away and die
Just for today
Breathe me and say goodbye

[Chorus]
How many times?
How many times?
Now I can't look you in the eye
Now I can't look you in the eye
How many times?
How many times?
Now I can't look you in the eye

I don't even want to try

[Chorus]
How many times?
How many times?
Now I can't look you in the eye
How many times?
How many times?
Now I can't look you in the eye

. . .


Here comes another fall from grace,
I'm always falling on my face.
This attitude that I embrace,
With a love I'm trying to replace.
Try to kill this song,
'Cause the melody's all wrong.
And there's a fever, comin' on.

It's hard to reconcile,
What I've become.
With the wounded ch-i-ld,
Hiding deep ins-i-yide.

Breathe underwater,
I'm comin' up for air!
I wanna see another dawn,
Comin' up for air!
S-i-ck of the slaughter,
I'm comin' up for air!
'Cause I've floating here too long.

Take my ego for a ride,
'Cause there's nobody by my side.
It's getting hard to justify.
And it won't be long 'til I collide.
My weakness laid bare,
As people stop and stare.
But It's the last time, I swear.

It's hard to reconcile,
What I've become.
With the wounded ch-i-ld,
Hiding deep ins-i-yide.

Breathe underwater,
I'm comin' up for air!
I wanna see another dawn,
Comin' up for air!
S-i-ck of the slaughter,
I'm comin' up for air!
'Cause I've floating here too long.

Stop breathing...
Stop breathing...
Stop breathing...
Stop breath-ing!

Breathe underwater,
I'm comin' up for air!
I wanna see another dawn,
Comin' up for air!
S-i-ck of the slaughter,
I'm comin' up for air!
'Cause I've floating here too long.

I'm coming, I'm coming... ,
I'm coming, ' coming...
Comin' up for air...
Comin' up for air!

. . .


You don't know how you're coming across
You don't know what you're coming across
You don't know who you're coming across
You don't know how you're coming across
So you come undone

You don't know how you're coming across
Acting like you don't give a toss
Walking around like you're on some kind of cross
And it's a shame on you, the irony's lost
When you come undone
You come undone
You know, you come undone
You know, you know, you know

You don't know how you're coming across
You don't know how you're coming across
And I don't think that you're aware of the cost

So you come undone
You come
You come undone
You know, you know, you know

. . .


They're pickin' up pieces of me,
While they're pickin' up pieces of you.
In a bag you will be, before the day is over.
Were you looking for somewhere to be?
Or looking for someone to do?
Stupid me, to believe that I could trust in stupid you.
And on the back of my hand,
Were, directions I could understand.
Now that old buzzard Johnnie Walker,
Has gone and ruined all our plans.
Our best-made plans.

Don't leave me here, to pass through time,
Without a map, or road sign.
Don't leave me here, my guiding light,
'Cause I, I, wouldn't know where to begin.
I asked the kings of medicine.

They're pickin' up pieces of me,
While they're pickin' up pieces of you.
Lying on ice you will be before the day is over.
It's a case in point baby,
That you never thought it through.
Stupid me, to believe I could depend on stupid you.
And on the tip of my tongue,
Were, words that always came out wrong.
'Cause they were drowned in Southern Comfort,
Left to dry-out in the sun,
The noon-day sun.

Don't leave me here, to pass through time,
Without a map, or road sign.
Don't leave me here, my guiding light,
'Cause I, I, wouldn't know where to begin.
I asked the kings of medicine,
But it seems that they've lost their powers.
Now all I'm left with is the hour.

Don't leave me here, to pass through time,
Without a map, or road sign.
Don't leave me here, my guiding light,
'Cause I, I, wouldn't know where to begin.
I asked the kings of medicine,
But it seems that they have lost their powers.
Now all I'm left with is the hour.

Don't leave me here,
Don't leave me here, oh no-oh,
I wouldn't know where to begin.

. . .


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