PEEPSHOW ERA - CREDITS

 
 
  Song From The Edge Of The World 
The Whole Price Of Blood 
Mechanical Eyes

False Face 
Catwalk 

Peek A Boo  
The Killing Jar  
Scarecrow  
Carousel  
Burn Up  
Ornaments Of Gold  
Turn To Stone  
Rawhead & Bloodybones  
The Last Beat Of My Heart  
Rhapsody

Something Wicked (This Way Comes)  
Are You Still Dying Darling?  

El Dia De Los Muertos  
Sunless

Hong Kong Garden 
Carcass 
Helter Skelter 
Overground

 
     

 


     
  Song From The Edge Of The World Lyrics  
 
 
 

Let me take you down
To testify
Under the brow of a sparkling sky
We'll dance away
A distant day
And shout our sins
In a passion play

Over we go
Diving for pearls
Over we go
From the edge of the World

Let the fire fall in
The footsteps we leave
Painted on the ground
We'll watch the stars
Come crashing down
Upon our heads
Like a madding crown

Over we go
Diving for pearls
Over we go
From the edge of the World

Let me take you down
To testify
Under the brow of a sparkling sky
We'll dance away
'Til the day is done
Then rise again
To unwrap the Sun

Over we go
Diving for pearls
Over we go
From the edge of the World
This is the song from the edge of the World

 
     
  Song From The Edge Of The World Credits  
     
  Severin - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Budgie - Drums & Percussion
Klein - Guitar
McCarrick - Keyboards
 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  BUDGIE: "We tried Mike Thorne for the single project 'Edge Of the World' and it didn't really work."  Source: Unknown source 1988.
SIOUXSIE: "It was disastrous! But because of the financial and time commitment we had to go with it. Luckily it was a single so it wasn't like a major disaster. After that fiasco we decided that from then onwards we were going to decide these things with our hearts rather than our heads. As usual it is only afterwards that you start cursing yourself for not having gone with your instincts in the first place."  Source: Unknown source 1988.
MCCARRICK: It was an awful experience. No one seemed happy. Severin and Siouxsie were arguing. There was no creative spark, just this awful unrest.  Source: The Authorised Biography 2002.
SEVERIN: It was intended as a way to break the ice with John. Wed already written and demoed it with John Carruthers and wed been looking for the right producer.  Source: The Authorised Biography 2002.
 
     

 


     
  The Whole Price Of Blood Lyrics  
 
 
 

Oh how could do it?
A murderous crime
A murderous wounding
How could you allow it?
After time that's been passing
Time should be wisening

A law that was written
In the blood of your victims
Born out of pure resentment
And what of your baby daughters
And what of these shameless slaughters
Lying buried in the sand?

Oh how could you do it?
A murderous past
That preys on the helpless
How could you allow it?
Such cruel and vile blades
To tear at such tender flesh

And loose the knot
From your tongue
Where evil is the resting place
And so it shall only be the single cry
Five senses shall be
The whole price of blood

Foot by foot, wound by wound
The whole price of blood
Hand for hand, strike for strike
The whole price of blood

Oh how could you do it?
Oh how could you allow it?

 
     
  The Whole Price Of Blood Credits  
     
 

Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass & Keyboards
Smith - Sitar
Budgie - Drums & Percussion

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  Based on a episode from a series called 20/20 Vision Siouxsie saw about a female version of amnesty, called  'Les Sentinelle',  "They rescue women who are trapped in certain religious climates in the Middle East, religions that view any kind of pre-marital sexual aspersion as punishable by death - either by the hand of the eldest brother, or by public stoning". A sister piece to 'Swimming Horses'.  Source:  Downside Up liner notes.  
     

 


     
  Mechanical Eyes Lyrics  
 
 
 

Driverless and circling car
Runs over its owner
Five accidents
Man on fish diet grows scaly skin
Crippled dog helps boy to walk again
Five accidents

Mechanical eyes to the blind
Mechanical eyes to the blind
Ah milk without the cows, honey without the bees
Do you laugh your greatest powers away?

Ah blink, blink
Mechanical eyes
Mechanical eyes
Five accidents
Ah blink, blink

 
     
  Mechanical Eyes Credits  
     
 

Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Budgie - Synthesizer, Blues Harp, Drums & Percussion

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  Headlines taken directly from New York newspaper 'The National Examiner'.  Source:  Downside Up liner notes.  
     

 


     
  False Face Lyrics  
 
 
 

Smiling, beguiling
Dejected grace
Haunts this false face

When a saw can sing
To make a hang man swing
When a shark can grin
Make this crocodile cry

Whispered lies
And snide asides
Cover run and hide
Your lying eyes
That trick disguise
It slips and slides
On the other side
Your false face guise
Deceive the pain
To smile again 

That familiar ring
Of a chagrin sting
My deadly butterfly
My sobbing crocodile

These expressions leave me cold
And this charade is oh so old
A no feature smear
Of a death skull leer

With a Judas kiss
Cover run and hide
In a catchpenny mist
Your lying eyes

 
     
  False Face Credits  
     
 

Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Klein - Glitter Guitar
Budgie - Glam Drums
McCarrick - Keyboards

 
     

 


     
  Catwalk Lyrics  
 
 
 

Catwalk

 
     
  Catwalk Credits  
     
 

Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Purrfect Voice
Severin - Prowling Bass
Klein - 'Gnasher' Guitar
Budgie - Drums, Bin Lids & Jaw's Harp
McCarrick - Aristocratic Keyboards

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  "Whilst mixing 'Peepshow' deep in the heart of Soho at the now defunct Marquee studio which was accessed via an old dark alleyway.  Every night, long after midnight with great ceremony, a 'lady of the night' on her way home from 'work' would stop to feed the local felines who would miraculously appear from out of the shadows on time". (Siouxsie).  Source:  Downside Up liner notes.  
     

 


     
  Peek A Boo Lyrics  
 
 
 

Creeping up the backstairs
Slinking into dark stalls
Shapeless and slumped in bath chairs
Furtive eyes peep out of holes

She has many guises
She'll do what you want her to
Playing dead and sweet submission
Cracks the whip deadpan on cue

Peek-a-boo Peek-a-boo
Peek-a-boo Peek-a-boo

Reeking like a pigsty
Peeling back and gagging free
Flaccid ego in your hand
Chokes on dry tears, can you understand?

She's jeering at the shadows
Sneering behind a smile
Lunge and thrust to pout and pucker
Into the face of the beguiled

Peek-a-boo Peek-a-boo
Golly jeepers
Where'd you get those peepers?
Peepshow, creepshow
Where did you get those eyes?

Strobe lights pump and flicker
Dry lips crack out for more
`Come bite on this rag doll, baby!
That's right, now hit the floor'

They're sneaking out the back door
She gets up from all fours
Rhinestone fools and silver dollars
Curdle into bitter tears

Peek-a-boo Peek-a-boo
Golly jeepers
Where'd you get those peepers?
Peepshow, creepshow
Where did you get those eyes?

 
     
  Peek A Boo Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Budgie - Drums, Percussion & Harmonica
McCarrick - Keyboards & Accordian
Klein - Guitar
 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  The soft porn industry in particular its use in advertising.  " The lyrics are written from the perspective of someone who works in a peep show.  It's really a song about my disgust at the amount of soft pornography, things like Page Three girls and pervy ads on TV, that are being forced on people at the moment."  (Siouxsie) Source:  Smash Hits 1988.    "'Crimes Of Passion' was part of it.  I wrote it because I was feeling bombarded by these moronic videos on Night Network, gormless singers surrounded by models and their sweaty cleavages, cherries dropping down on their boobs, really offensive."  (Siouxsie)  Source:  NME 1988.  
     

 


     
  The Killing Jar Lyrics  
 
 
 

Down where this ugly man
Seeks his sustenance
Down in the blue, midnight flare
A glass hand cuts through the water
Scything into his twisted roots
Then from his eyes spring fireflies
Breathing life into a roaring disguise

Needles and sins, sins and needles
He's gasping for air
In the wishing well
Dust to rust, ashes to gashes
Hand around the killing jar

A soft hoodwink of shadow
The size of make-believe
Punches through his spike of rage
A glass hand cuts through the water
Snuffing out the magic fury
Then from inside bolt lightning cries
Swiftly crushed the final, muffled sighs

Needles and sins, sins and needles
He's gasping for air
In the wishing well
Dust to rust, ashes to gashes
Hand around the killing jar

 
     
  The Killing Jar Credits  
     
  Severin - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Budgie - Drums, Percussion
McCarrick - Keyboards & Cello
Klein - Guitar
 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  "A killing jar is a device used by butterfly collectors to contain and ultimately kill their specimen. The use of the word killing jar in the song is used as a metaphor for controlled violence. An emotional relationship snuffed out until it is merely a prized possession or keep sake."

John Fowles The Collector

 
     

 


     
  Scarecrow Lyrics  
 
 
 

He trembles in the bitter wind
Until it's time for us to speak
Whilst others here are sleeping sound
I'll slip away by floorboard creak

Upon the hill he'll hear my secrets
Shock the colours to bleach inside
Whilst others there are sleeping sound
Just we two will confide

Listen to his body moan
Make a wish and send us home
To spin the gold and silver stitches
We can turn his rags to riches

With frosty Jack on fingernail
Thro' shoe black smile he'll tell-a-tale
Come whisper thro' your lips of straw
A moment torn forever more

Listen to his body groan
Make a wish and send us home
To spin the gold and silver stitches
We can turn his rags to riches

My so-called friends say you're not alive
I'll bake their bones for telling lies
Then pull the pastry from the pie
And pour the gravy in their eye

Listen to his body moan
Make a wish and send us home
To spin the gold and silver stitches
We can turn his rags to riches

 
     
  Scarecrow Credits  
     
  Severin - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Budgie - Drums, Percussion
McCarrick - Keyboards & Cello
Klein - Guitar
 
     

 


     
  Carousel Lyrics  
 
 
 

You clamber up
And look behind
Their watchful eyes
The helping hands
A hen that's fierce
And painted blue
With red eyes
Wants to swallow you

A dragon dives and soars on tracks
The hands that strap you to its back
You turn around and look behind
Their smiling eyes won't help you down

Their tiny hands
Their tiny feet
Such little hearts
To miss a beat
Grotesque dwarves
In mirrored rooms
Pulled and taut
A thousand yous

Staring back through stinging tears
Remembering those funhouse thrills
The paint box tunes and wild balloons
Their watchful eyes, you start to swoon

Oh painted vile in lurid hue
The snarling horse that waits for you
Its motor whirr's and colours curl
Inside your head the monsters whirl
 
Its motor whirls and colours curl
Inside your head the monsters whirl

In sucked out
Time stood still
Roundabout back
Carousel
Time stood still
And you remember it well
Carousel

 
     
  Carousel Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Budgie - Drums, Percussion
McCarrick - Keyboards
Klein - Guitar
 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  "..is trying to remember what its like when you are a child - its a bit cinematic and it reminds me of films like 'Funhouse' or Hitchcock's Strangers On A Train, with the carousel at the end." (Siouxsie).  Source:  BSIDE 02/89.  
     

 


     
  Burn Up Lyrics  
 
 
 

A crumpled future in your fist
The killing streak ascends sun kissed
And the fire starter from within
Pokes out from fever blistered grin

King Salamander that's his name
A desert maker that's his aim
The benign cremator, branding iron in his hand
Eager and willing to torch the land

All fire and brimstone
This jack-o-lantern
He likes to watch the buildings burn

His ardour smoulders, phosphorous flies
He radiates with urgence to hypnotise
Stoke the furnace, feed his need
This thirst for fire is all he seeks

He's the blazing rubber making tracks
The blue touch paper at your back

All fire and brimstone
This salamander king
He basks while all around him burns

`Giddy-up, burn-up, not fade away'
These words ignite and pave his way
`Giddy-up, burn-up, stoke it up and turn it up'
He sings these words in fervid frame

All fire and brimstone
This jack-o-lantern
He likes to watch the pyres burn

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick

 
     
  Burn Up Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Budgie - Drums, Percussion & Harmonica
McCarrick - Keyboards & Cello
Klein - Guitar
 
     

 


     
  Ornaments Of Gold Lyrics  
 
 
 

Silver couches to recline upon
And ornaments of gold
Silver moonbeams dance in fountains
Below shining citadels

Surrounded by silver gates ascending silver stairs
Eureka on angelic prayer wafts in and scents the air

With ornaments of gold
To warm my soul from the growing cold
Ornaments of gold

We can drink from silver vessels
We can feed from silver bowls
Then I'll give you gilded treasures
Anointed by intoxicating oils

Drenched in riches unimaginable
Your splendour drips with jewels that are so beautiful

And ornaments of gold
Warm my soul from the growing cold
Ornaments of gold

Adorable, rewardable you
From head to toe I'd love to cover you
And smother you in ornaments of gold

In honeydew I'd love to cover you
Oh lover do bring
Ornaments of gold
Protect our hearts from this cruel world
Ornaments of gold

 
     
  Ornaments Of Gold Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Budgie - Drums, Percussion
McCarrick - Keyboards
Klein - Guitar
 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  "Eureka's a big part of it, I love that film.  That song's about imagining adornment, intoxication.  I wish people were more exotic with one another.  I was flicking through The Koran, a book there called Ornaments Of Gold, saying "Don't look for riches on earth, you'll get them in Heaven", which is just keeping people who've got nothing content.  The song is saying why not have both!" (Siouxsie).  Source:  NME 1988.  
     

 


     
  Turn To Stone Lyrics  
 
 
 

High above
The sickle moon
All senseless thought
Slips and drowns
A place, a time
Gone out of mind
Reaction swims
The opal tide

Ferry me down, leave well alone
Ferry me down, turn to stone

Here within
My phantom flesh
Welcome in
The glowing guest
Far inside
The absolute
Instinct leaves
Us standing mute

Ferry me down, leave well alone
Ferry me down, turn to stone

Heaven sent
Some dark marvel
Fool's gold
As cold as marble

High above
The sickle moon
Your hidden dreams
Chill and swoon
A place, a time
Gone out of sight
Pulse the blood
Statue of light

Ferry me down, leave well alone
Ferry me down, turn to stone

 
     
  Turn To Stone Credits  
     
  Severin - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Budgie - Drums, Percussion
McCarrick - Keyboards
Klein - Guitar
 
     

 


     
  Rawhead & Bloodybones Lyrics  
 
 
 

Bad word,
Or bad deed,
Unpunished invites grief,
Here's Rawhead and Bloodybones
Reaching from
Dark cupboard
Crouching under stair,
Lurking in chimney,
Pond or well
We're down here,
Held here
Dragged here
And drowned here by
Rawhead and Bloodybones
Pop eyed,
Horns,
Bushy tailed
Long teeth and
Claws as well
Rawhead and Bloodybones

 
     
  Rawhead & Bloodybones Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Budgie - Drums, Percussion
McCarrick - Keyboards
Klein - Guitar
 
     

 


     
  The Last Beat Of My Heart Lyrics  
 
 
 

In the sharp gust of love
My memory stirred
When time wreathed a rose
A garland of shame
Its thorn my only delight
War torn, afraid to speak
We dare to breathe

Majestic
Imperial
A bridge of sighs

Solitude sails
In a wave of forgiveness
On angels' wings
 
Reach out your hands
Don't turn your back
Don't walk away
How in the world
Can I wish for this?
Never to be torn apart
Close to you
'Till the last beat of my heart

At the close of day
The sunset cloaks
These words in shadowplay
Here and now, long and loud
My heart cries out

And the naked bone of an echo says
Don't walk away

Reach out your hands
I'm just a step away
How in the world
Can I wish for this?
Never to be torn apart
Close to you
'Till the last beat of my heart

How in the world
Can I wish for this?
Never to be torn apart
'Till the last beat
'Till the last fleeting beat of my heart

 
     
  The Last Beat Of My Heart Credits  
     
  Severin/Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Budgie - Drums, Percussion
McCarrick - Keyboards
Klein - Guitar
 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  "It's about being fragile and exposed."  (Siouxsie)  Source:  Option 03/89.  
     

 


     
  Rhapsody Lyrics  
 
 
 

In the soil of out sadness
Hear our hearts bell a serenade
A faint choir tenderly shaping
A lament ... a hollow refuge
In the blood of the twinkling sky
Breathing in air drunk dry
There was once a time of rapture
All is lost ... a pale gleaming

Across this crooked land
Runs a crooked man
Our loved ones die
Under the hammer
Of the Soviet sun

Nothing can erase this night
But there's still light with you
Rhapsody ...
And if we can never see the sun
There's still light with you
Rhapsody ...

And I have seen all I want to
And I have felt all I want to
Rhapsody ...
But we can dream all we want to
We can dream all we want to

 
     
  Rhapsody Credits  
     
  Severin - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Budgie - Drums, Percussion
McCarrick - Keyboards
Klein - Guitar
 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  "The song is deliberately rich.  It's about Shostakovitch, a really sad man, who was victimised, ridiculed and then broken by the Stalin regime.  I love his music, really powerful.  The song's about wishing you could be a consolation to him" (Siouxsie).  Source:  NME 1988.  
     

 


     
  Something Wicked (This Way Comes) Lyrics  
 
 
 

Something strange is happening
My bones do ache and my ears they do ring
I can pull and tear my skin

I hear its smell and I want to scream
A whispering and a scratching to be let in
From outside and from within

By the pricking of my thumbs
Something Wicked this way comes

There's something evil on the wind
Something wicked is fast approaching
Rushing through a hidden wing

Nothing good is what's in store
It's nothing new and it's rotten to the core
And a-howling at my door

We're dragged helpless in the undertow
The quicksand's surround and swallow us whole
Ah stroll stroll ah stroll stroll
For Jonah and the whale

By the pricking of my thumbs
Something wicked this way comes

Just around the bend
Rushing on the wind
Here it comes
Here it comes

 
     
  Something Wicked (This Way Comes) Credits  
     
 

Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Klein - Guitar
Budgie - Disturbed Drums
McCarrick - Cello

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  Song title taken from a Ray Bradbury novel and film adaptation of the same name.  
     

 


     
  Are You Still Dying Darling? Lyrics  
 
 
 

Are you still dying darling?
Are you still in pain?
Are you still crying?
Despite the morphine in your veins?

A fluorescent haze hangs and for a second
Makes you invisible but you try in vain
To reach out through the life-support machine
And all the multicoloured tubes that pump and drain

Are you still dying darling?
Are you still dying darling?

All this wasting away
All this prolonged misery and all this
Stripping away your dignity is killing me
That expression on your face
Pleading through your agony

Are you still dying darling?
Are you still sighing?
Shall I end it for you?

You'll see I'll make it easy for you
Just one link and I'll help you to break through
When never-never land beckons to you
You can dance with Peter Pan
Make rings around the moon

Are you still dying darling?
Are you still dying darling?

No more injections
No more medications
No more complications for you
I'll lessen the load for you
No more, no more, no more
No more are you still dying darling?
Are you still dying darling?

 
     
  Are You Still Dying Darling? Credits  
     
 

Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Klein - Guitar
Budgie - Drums
McCarrick - Cello

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  Written about Ex manager Dave Woods Source: The Authorised Biography.  
     

 


     
  El Dia De Los Meurtos Lyrics  
 
 
 

It's all soul's day
I hear you say
It's all soul's day
And you've come to play
For the lost ones
The unadorned ones here today

El Dia de Los Muertos
El Dia de Los Muertos
Bailamos, bailamos
El Xantalo!

Kiss the bride
Dance with me
Come rattle these bones
Come and shake my tree
Embrace me irreverently
Now with marigolds
Shower me

There is more time than life
One never dies twice
There is more time than life
One never dies twice

Wearing quetzai plumes
Through eight underworlds
Death comes shining
A thousand bright colors
And music out of this world
Serenades to bony twirls

Me lleva el diablo
la muerte va de viaje
Esta es musica del otro mundo

Buenos noches y adios
Hasta luego mis amigos
See you in heaven
Or see you in hell
All will be levelled all will be well

Buenos noches y adios
Hasta luego mis amigos
See you in heaven
See you in hell
All will be level all will be well

Bailamos, bailamos
El Xantolo!

Me lleva el diablo
La muerte va de viaje
Esta es musica del otro mundo

 
     
  El Dia De Los Meurtos Credits  
     
 

Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Klein - Glitter Guitar
Budgie - Drums & 'Mundo' Vox Percussion
McCarrick - Piano

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  An exhibition called 'Day Of The Dead' by Posadas at the Serpentine Gallery, London.    Source:  Downside Up liner notes.  
     

 


     
  Sunless  
 
 
 

Instrumental

 
     
  Sunless Credits  
     
  Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Klein - Guitar
Budgie - Drums
McCarrick - Keyboards
 
     

 


     
  Hong Kong Garden Lyrics  
 
 
 

Harmful elements in the air
Symbols Crashing everywhere
Reap the fields of rice and reeds
While the population feeds

Junk floats on polluted water
And old custom to sell your daughter
Would you like number 23
Leave your yens on the counter please

Hong Kong garden

Tourists swarm to see your face
Confucius has a puzzling grace
Disorientated you enter in
Unleashing scent of wild jasmine

Slanted eyes meet a new sunrise
A race of bodies small in size
Chicken Chow Mein and Chop Suey
Hong Kong garden takeaway

Hong Kong garden

 
     
  Hong Kong Garden Credits  
     
 

Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Morris - Drums & Percussion
McKay - Guitar

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  Named after a Chinese restaurant in Siouxsie's home town.  "I remember the young, macho morons used to pick on the Chinese who were running it. Me and my girlfriends used to stick up for them". (Siouxsie)  
     

 


     
  Carcass Lyrics  
 
 
 

Someone's in cold storage
Seeking Heinz main-courses
Craving for a raw love
He'll hide you from the cleaver
He'll hang with you forever
Longing for a fresh meat

By hook or by crook
You'll be first in his book
For a impaled affair
By hook or by crook
You'll be last in his book
Of flesh oh so rare

Be a carcass be a dead pork
Be limblessly in love
Be a carcass be a dead pork
Be limblessly in love

Someone's left in cold storage
thawed in Heinz main-courses
Carving for a new tin
He got you with the cleaver
He'll hang you up forever
Anticipating new skin

Out of the frying pan
And into the fire
58th variety

Out of the frying pan
And into the fire
Mother had her son for tea

Be a carcass be a dead pork
Be limblessly in love
Be a carcass be a dead pork
Be limblessly in love

In love with your stumps
In love with your bleeding
In love with the pain that you now feel
as you become a carcass
you became a carcass
carcass carcass car crash

 
     
  Carcass Credits  
     
 

Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Morris - Drums & Percussion
McKay - Guitar

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  Tells the story of a butcher who falls in love with a piece of meat.  "...it's about a butcher's assistant who can't get girls and so he falls in love with a lump of meat on the slab and so that he can be like the object of his affection - he cuts off his own arms and legs."  (Siouxsie)  Source: Zigzag 10/77.  
     

 


     
  Helter Skelter Lyrics  
 
 
 

When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
Till I get to the bottom and I see you again.

Do you, don't you want me to love you
I'm coming down fast but I'm miles above you
Tell me tell me tell me come on tell me the answer
You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer

So look out!
Helter skelter
Na la la la la la
Helter skelter
Na la la la la la
Helter skelter 

Will you, won't you want me to make you
I'm coming down fast but don't let me break you
Tell me tell me tell me the answer
You may be a lover but you ain't no fucking dancer

When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
Where I stop

 
     
  Helter Skelter Credits  
     
 

Lennon/McCartney - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Morris - Drums & Percussion
McKay - Guitar

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  The original version by The Beatles is rumoured to have been an inspiration to Charles Manson.  
     

 


     
  Overground Lyrics  
 
 
 

Got to give up life in this netherworld
Gonna go up to where the air is stale
And live a life of pleasantries
Mingle in the modern families

Overground from abnormality
Overboard for identity
Overground for normality
Overboard on identity

This limbo is no place
To be a digit in another space
In another crowd
I'm nameless bound

Overground from abnormality
Overboard for identity
Overground for normality
Overboard on identity

Overground I'll be worse than me
Overground it's clear to me
I'll be worse than me

 
     
  Overground Credits  
     
 

Severin - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Morris - Drums & Percussion
McKay - Guitar

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  "...It was written at a time when we were all getting desperate for a contract... and it's really to do with why we wanted a major record deal."  (Severin)  Source:  Record Mirror 09/12/78.