Planet Telex\ you can force it but it will not come./ you can taste it but it will not form./ you can crush it but it's always here./ you can crush it but it's always near/ chasing you home/ saying/ everything is broken/ everyone is broken/ you can force it but it will stay stung./ you can crush it as dry as a bone. /you can walk it home straight from school./ you can kiss it you can break all the rules/ but still everything is broken,/ everyone is broken./ why can't you forget?
The Bends\ where do we go from here?/ the words are coming out all wierd/ where are you now /when I need you?/ alone on an aeroplane/ falling asleep beside the window pane/ my blood will thicken./ I need to wash myself again/ to hide all the dirt and pain/ i'd be scared that there's nothing underneath/ and who are my real friends?/ have they all got the bends?/ am i really sinking the low?/ my baby's got the bends/ we don't have any real friends/ i'm just lying in a bar with my drip feed on talking to my girlfriend waiting for something to happen/ and i wish it was the sixties/ i wish i could be happy/ i wish/ i wish/ i wish/ that something would happen./.where do we go from here?/ the words are coming out all wierd/ where are you now/ when i need you?/ they brought in the CIA/ the tanks and the whole marines to blow me away/ to blow me sky high./ my baby's got the bends/ we don't have any real friends/ i'm just lying in a bar with my drip feed on talking to my girlfriend waiting for something to happen/ and i wish it was the sixties/ i wish i could be happy/ i wish/ i wish/ i wish that something would happen../i want to live/ and breath/ i want to be part of the human race.
High And Dry\ two jumps in a week i bet you think that's pretty clever don't you boy./ flying on your motorcycle./ watching all the ground beneath you drop./ you'd kill yourself for recognition./ kill yourself to never ever stop./ you broke another mirror./ you're turning into something you are not./ drying up in conversation you will be the one who cannot talk./ all your insides fall to pieces./ you just sit there wishing you could still make love./ they're the ones who'll hate you when you think you've got the world all sussed out./ they're the ones who'll spit at you./ you will be the one screaming out./ it's the best thing that you ever had.
Fake Plastic Trees\ her green plastic watering can/ for her fake chinese rubber plant/ in the fake plastic earth/, that she bought from a rubber man/ in a town full of rubber PlanS/ to get rid of itself/ it wears her out/. SHe lives with a broken man/, a cracked polystyrene man/ who just crumbles and burns./He used to do surgery/ for girls in the eighties/ but GRAVITY always wins/ and it wears him out./ She looks like the real thing./ She tastes like the real thing,/ my fake plastic love./But I Can't Help The Feeling./ I Could Blow Through The Ceiling./ If I Just Turn And RUN./and it wears me out./ If i could be who you wanted all the time..
Bones\ I don't wanna be crippled/ cracked/ shoulders wrists knees and back/ ground to dust and ash/ crawling on all fours/. when you've got to feel it in your bones/. Now i can't climb the stairs/ pieces missing everywhere/ prozak painkillersss/. when you've got to feel it in your bones/. and i used to fly like Peter Pan/ all the children flew when i touched their hands.
(Nice Dream)\they love me like i was a brother/ they protect me/ listen to me/ they dug me my very own garden/ gave me sunshine/ made me happy/. nice dream/. i call up my friend/ the good angel/ but she's out with her ansaphone/ she says she would love to come help/ but the sea would electrocute us all/. nice dream/. if you think that you're strong enough/ if you think you belong enough../nice dream.
Just\ can't get the stink off/ he's been hanging round for days/ comes like a comet/ suckered you but not your friends/ one day he'll get to you/ teach you how to be a holy cow/you do it to yourself/ you do/ and thats what really hurts/ you do it to yourself/ just you/ you and no one else/ you do it to yourself/ don't get no sympathy/ hanging out the 15th floor/ you've changed the lock 3 times/ he still comes reeling through the door/ and soon he'll get to you/ teach you how to get to purest hell/ you do it to yourself/ you do/ and that's what really hurts/ is you do it to yourself/ just you/ you and no-one else/ you do it to yourself
My Iron Lung\ faith/ your driving me away/ you do it everyday/ you don't mean it/ but it hurts like HELL/ my brain/ says im receiving pain/ a lack of oxygen from my life support/ my iron lung/. were/ too young to fall asleep/ too cynical to speak/ we are losing it/ can't you tell?/ we scratch/ our eternal itch/ our twentieth century bitch/ and we are grateful for our iron lung./ suck/ suck your teenage thumb/ toilet trained and dumb/ (when the power runs out we'll just humm)/ this/ this is our new song/ just like the last one/ a total waste of time/ my iron lung/*the headshrinkers/they want everything/my Uncle Bill/my Belisha Beacon* (Crazy stuff in the middle of the song)/and if you're frightened/you can be frightened/ you can be/ its okay/and if you're frightened/ you can be frightened/you can be/its okay...
Bullet Proof..I Wish I Was\ limb by limb/ and tooth by tooth/ tearing up inside of me/ everyday/ everyhour/ wish that i was/ bullet proof./ wax me/ mould me/ heat the pins and stab them in/ you have turned me into this/ just wish that it was bullet proof/ so pay me money/ and take a shot/ lead-fill the hole in me/ i could burst a million bubbles/ all surrogate/& bullet proof.
Black Star\ i get home from work and you're still standing in your dressing gown/ well what am i to do?/ i know all the things around your head and what they do to you/ what are we coming to?/ what are we gonna do?/ blame it on the black star/ blame it on the falling sky/ blame it on the satellite that beams me home/ the troubled words of a troubled mind/ i try to understand what is eating you/ i try to stay awake but its 58hrs since that i last slept with you/ what are we coming to?/ i just don't know anymore/ i get on the train and i just stand about/ now that i don't think of you/ i keep falling over/ i keep passing out/ when i see a face like you/ what am i coming to?/ i'm gonna melt down.
Sulk\ you bite through the big wall/ the big wall bites back/ you sit there and sulk/ sit there and bawl/ you are so pretty/ when youre on your knees/ disinfected/ eager to please/ sometimes you sulk/ sometimes you burn/ god rest your soul when the loving comes/ and we've already gone/ just like your dad/ you'll never change/ each time it comes it eats me alive/ i try to behave/ but it eats me alive/ so i declare a holiday/ fall asleep/ drift away.
Street Spirit (Fade Out)\ rows of houses/all bearing down on me/ i can feel their blue hands touching me/ all these things position/all these things will one day take control /and fade out again and fade out /this machine will not/ communicate/ these thoughts/ and the strain i am under/ be a world child/ form a circle/ before we all go under/and fade out again and fade out again/ cracked eggs/ dead birds/ scream as they fight for life/ i can feel death can see it's beady eyes/ all these things into frution/ all these things we'll one day swallow whole/ fade out again/ fade out again/ immerse your soul in LOVE.