ANIMA ANIMUS

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LP/CD

 
 
  UK Double 10" LP Track Listing  
 
 
  Anima Animus Double 10" LP Front Cover - Click Here For Full Scan  
Cat:  Sioux V4
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  Notes: Available as double 10" LP in limited edition gatefold die cut sleeve

 

 
  UK CD Track Listing  
 
 
  Anima Animus CD Front Cover - Click Here For Full Scan  
Cat: 
Sioux 4CD
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  Notes: Available in limited edition die cut slipcase

 

 
  Released: 15/02/99  
  UK Chart: No. 79  
  US Chart: Didn't Chart  
  Sleeve Design: Pierre Et Gille/DED Associates  
  Producer: The Creatures
Steve Lyon
Warne Livesy
Steve Levine
Ian Caple
Juno Reactor
 
       

 

IMPORTS/PROMOS

 
 
  UK 5 Track Promo CD Track Listing  
 
 
  Anima Animus 5 Track Promo CD Front Cover - Click Here For Bigger Scan
2nd Floor
Turn It On
Prettiest Thing
Say
Another Planet
 
   

 

   
  UK Promo Interview CD Track Listing  
 
 
  Anima Animus Promo Interview CD Front - Click Here For Bigger Scan  
Cat:  Sioux INTCD
Interview  
   

 

   
  Japanese Import CD Track Listing  
 
 
  Anima Animus Japanese Import CD Front Cover - Click Here For Bigger Scan
2nd Floor
Disconnected
Turn It On
Take Mine
Say
I Was Me
Prettiest Thing
Exterminating Angel
Another Planet
Don't Go To Sleep Without Me
All She Could Ask For
Broken
 
   

 

   
  Polish Import Cassette  Track Listing  
 
 
  Anima Animus Polish Import Cassette Front Cover - Click Here For Full Scan  
Cat:  SONC SIOUX4
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2nd Floor
Disconnected
Turn It On
Take Mine
Say
I Was Me
Prettiest Thing
Exterminating Angel
Another Planet
Don't Go To Sleep Without Me
 
       

 

PRESS

 
 
  NME 1999  
 
 
 

Anima Animus Advert - Click Here For Bigger ScanUnnecessary poetry about "menstrual streams" and urine, a woman singing like she's got the plagues of Egypt in her handbag, a constant pulse of tribal drumming.  A decade after their last Creatures album, two years after dissolving the Banshees, and Siouxsie and Budgie return to restore unseemliness to the rock'n'roll lexicon.  Get out from under the table and say thank you.  Nervously.   For, as the title suggests, "Anima Animus" sees Siouxsie getting in touch with her masculine side, and the predatory Suicide stalk of "Prettiest Thing", or the Goth Portishead of "Don't Go To Sleep" carry stony alpha male conviction. Equally admirably, Budgie shifts his bamboo-and-marimbas percussion away from gloomy mohicaned proto-dance and into an uneasy yet compelling equation between '80s and '90s. But it's no excuse for the prevailing Carry On Down The Dungeon vibe "Exterminating Angel'" is all blood, fluids and vague embarrassment, while "Second Floor" could bring bats down from the sky. If the music fails to shock, one thing does; that The Creatures have maintained this fiery belief. This could never have been made by 21-year-olds -the pain and joy here belong to a couple who have enough Queen Motherly grandeur to make these dark corners credible. God save them. 

6 out of 10

 
 


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CREDITS

     
  2nd Floor  
 
 
 

Apartment door
Is left ajar
An eye in the glass
On the parquet floor

All the guests 
Have left and gone
But I'm still here
On the 2nd floor

2nd floor
And I still want more
2nd floor

Aftermath
In a amber glow
A vodka bath
For this shipwrecked soul

Seconds fly
As the years flow by
But I don't care
I'm on the 2nd floor

2nd floor
And I still want more
2nd floor

Coming back for more

Why fear death
When death never hurt no one
2nd floor

 
     
  2nd Floor Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Sioux/Budgie - All Instruments except:
Knox - Guitars
 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  
     
  SIOUXSIE:  "It's when you still want more, when you want the party to continue and it's beyond being sensible.  I remember times when I was the one person left in a place, and the euphoria that goes along with it.  2nd Floor was my idea of what a private drinking bar would be, that was open all the time.  There's something very religious about bars.  They're like altars.  The lighting.  The colour of the bottles.  Having a drink.  It's like Santa's Grotto time."  Source:  Diva 04/99.  
     

 


     
  Disconnected Lyrics  
 
 
 

Don't you think it funny
Don't you think it sad
I was thinking of you
Thinking frozen land

Make the heart grow fonder
Don't make it separate
Just a small reminder
A keepsake

And when you're feeling sad
Can't imagine happiness
And when you're feeling glad
Alaska shows her greedy hand

Don't you think it funny
Don't you think it sad
Starting to fade 
In Siberian land

In Siberia

Just when you're comforted
Just when you start to breathe
The winter pounces
Like a band of thieves

Oh the pain of joy
Oh the joy of pain
Zoom in
Zoom out
Cut
Pullback
Fade to black

You're disconnected
Disconnected

Make the heart grow fonder
Then obliterate
Just a small reminder
A keepsake

Don't you think it funny
Don't you think it sad
Nothing left of you in this Arctic land
In Antarctica

 
     
  Disconnected Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Sioux/Budgie - All Instruments except:
Knox - Guitars
 
     

 


     
  Turn It On Lyrics  
 
 
 

All you rely on
Here come the storms
To shatter control
From the war lords

Can you feel the power
It turns me on
Unpredictable
Turn it on
Feel the power
Invincible

Wont play their games
But we're a playful thing
Everything to risk
Everything to sink

Gonna change what I can
Accept what I can't
Because I've got the power
Chameleon

Turn it on
Feel the power
Unpredictable
Feel the power
Untamable
Turn it on

Hurricane and earthquake
Monsoon and tidal wave
here come the storms
They really turn me on

Unpredictable
Turn it on
It turns me on
Turn it on
Omnipotent
Unpredictable
Untamable
Invincible
Chameleon
Turn it on

 
     
  Turn It On Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Sioux/Budgie - All Instruments except:
Knox - Guitars
 
     

 


     
  Take Mine Lyrics  
 
 
 

Dog in a manger
Happy days
Why don't you
Take it all
Take what is left

Take mine

Counting out
And putting nothing in
You calculate
And multiply your sins

Take mine

I know you
Scared to be alone
If I were you
I would be too

Take mine

Ruled by this
It needn't be this way
Your misery
Seeking company

Take mine

Are you happy now

 
     
  Take Mine Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Sioux/Budgie - All Instruments except:
Knox - Guitars
 
     

 


     
  Say Lyrics  
 
 
 

I heard the news today
Billy's gone away
Left us all for good
No one understood

You only had to say
I would understand
You only had to say
Whatever come what may

I was feeling low
You called and you were too
We'd meet Saturday
It happened on Wednesday

You only had to say it's sad
I would understand

I don't want you brave
A truce we made today
If you're feeling sad
On me you can depend

You only have to say

 
     
  Say Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Sioux/Budgie - All Instruments except:
Knox - Guitars
 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  
     
  A tribute to Billy MacKenzie, lead singer with the Associates, who committed suicide on 22/01/97  
     

 


     
  I Was Me Lyrics  
 
 
 

I can't tell how it all
First began
Just a face at a window
Familiar
So I walked up to see that I was wrong
That's when I first asked if
I was me

Same lips same hair
The same stare
When she laughed she was sipping 
My favourite drink
With a friend I had known since my birth
It's not fair I was me
Not she

Everywhere that I go
I see me
In a life that I had
Not long ago
I'm not recognised or heard
But I swear
I was me I was me
I was me

I walk through the dawn
In a daze
Same lips same hair
The same stare
It's on the tip of my tongue oh oh yeah
I swear I was me
I remember when
I was me

I can't tell how it all
First began
Just a face at a window
Familiar

 
     
  I Was Me Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Sioux/Budgie - All Instruments except:
Knox - Guitars
Polly Chilcott - Cello
 
     

 


     
  Prettiest Thing Lyrics  
 
 
 

I am gone I am sold
Can I take her home while I am sleeping
I put it on fits so well
Dead fish floating up to the ceiling

She's the prettiest thing I've ever seen
Such a beautiful violence moving in
She's the prettiest thing I've ever seen
Prettiest thing I'm moving in

I put it on it fits my soul
You know she spoke these words while she was sleeping
Razors' edge sliding in razors' edge
Wanna feel my fingers dipping in

Dip in

She's the prettiest thing I've ever seen
Such a beautiful violence coming in

Dip in

She's the prettiest thing I've ever seen
Such a beautiful violence moving in
She's the prettiest thing I've ever seen
Never say never do it again

Dip in

She's the prettiest thing I've ever seen
Prettiest thing I'm moving in
She's the prettiest thing I've ever seen
Prettiest thing I'm coming in

 
     
  Prettiest Thing Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Sioux/Budgie - All Instruments except:
Knox - Guitars
 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  
     
  "Itís partly about a kind of out of body experience and partly about watching someone else and thinking yourself into that person" (Siouxsie)  
     

 


     
  Exterminating Angel Lyrics  
 
 
 

Here it comes again
Taste of jagged glass and rusty can
There are just black holes
Where the stars would be watching
Just black holes
Where the stars should have been

Plumes of dirt
Caress a urine coloured sun
Swarms of angels
Come to kill your sons
And there's nothing but black holes
Where the stars should've been
Nothing but black holes
Where the stars would be watching

Oh those strange Argonauts
Digging again in your pit
Cover them in menstrual stream
cover them black gold
Plunge them into ingots
Ripping through your menstrual stream
Rising up taste of rusted can
And jagged glass feeling again
Here it comes again

Hordes of locust blot out your sun
Raining down rain on everyone
Poor little rich thing
Poor little bleeding heart
Poor little misunderstood
Piss on it I'm sick of it
Enough is enough
I wanna fuck it up

Out of sync out of phase
Out of sight out of spite
Raining down raining everyone
Poor little rich thing
Poor little bleeding heart
Poor little misunderstood
Piss on it I'm sick of it

Here it comes again
Taste of jagged glass and rusty can
There are just black holes
Where the stars should've been
Just black holes
Where the stars would be watching

 
     
  Exterminating Angel Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Sioux/Budgie - All Instruments except:
Knox - Guitars
 
     

 


     
  Another Planet Lyrics  
 
 
 

I'm here
On another planet
How's it with you
On your planet

All was surreal
On this planet
I felt so regal
It was so romantic

Now it's all changed
And the plots unfolding
Another fairy tale
With a twisted end

They're coming out the walls
They're seeping in
There's armies of them crawling
They're coming in

Satellite above
Looks down unblinking
Satellite of thought
Unthinking

They're coming out the walls
They're seeping in
Three odd eyed tentacles
Speak in forked tongues
Sprouting all over me
And blossoming
I'm breaking out the walls
I'm coming in

I'm here
On another planet
How's it with you
On your planet

Satellite above
Looks down unblinking
Satellite of thought
Unthinking

 
     
  Another Planet Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Sioux/Budgie - All Instruments except:
Knox - Guitars
 
     

 


     
  Don't Go To Sleep Without Me Lyrics  
 
 
 

Don't you go
Without me
Don't go
And leave me here

When I lie
On my side
Feel my heart
Being crushed

Falling through
The spaces
Falling through
An unlit scene

Sleep dust
On your eyelids
Mahjong tiles
Flicker serene

Play the four winds
In dim lit bars
Aqualung
Feels heavy

Don't you go
Without me
Don't you go
And leave me here

 
     
  Don't Go To Sleep Without Me Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Sioux/Budgie - All Instruments except:
Knox - Guitars
 
     

 


     
  Broken Lyrics  
 
 
 

Broken...
Why concede?
Broken...
Crumbling with grief
Broken...
I don't believe...you're broken

You've given up turned it in on yourself now
Thought it was out but outward in
What's the point you can't be bothered
To be consoled, to be absolved

You're broken...
Fingers bleed
Broken
Porcelain in pieces
Broken
Your head between my knees
Broken...

You've given up turned it in on yourself now
Thought it was out but outward in
What's the point you can't be bothered
To be consoled, to be absolved

You're broken
So broken
Broken
So broken

By a cowardly embrace
It was sealed with a kiss
By a charmer's face

Ahhh...

A dissonance left scarred but tattered
About your face your haunted face
And in disgust you turn dejected
Can't be consoled...can't be absolved

You're broken
Crippled in a heap
Broken
With dreams that you won't sleep
Broken
Beggar in the street

Broken
A dissonance left scarred but tattered
Broken
About your face, your haunted face
Broken
And in disgust you turn dejected
Broken
Can't be consoled...can't be absolved
You're broken
Why concede?
Broken
I don't believe
Broken
Crippled in a heap
You're broken

Broken...Broken...Broken...Broken...

 
     
  Broken Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Sioux/Budgie - All Instruments except:
Knox - Guitars
 
     

 


     
  All She Could Ask For Lyrics  
 
 
 

All she could ask for
How could she want more?
Down by the river her body lies cold
Dream me an empire
Dream me ocean floor
Dream me an alibi
Dream me her once more
In her eyes my reflection
In her eyes rivers dance
In her eyes mute devotion
In her eyes my defense 
Glistening Sculpture
Life statuesque
The sights overwhelm me
I catch my breath
Only the river, my only home
I'll die beside her
I'm going home
Down by the river her body lies cold
All she could ask for
How could she want more?

 
     
  All She Could Ask For Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Sioux/Budgie - All Instruments except:
Knox - Guitars