THE SCREAM ERA - CREDITS

 
 
  Captain Scarlet  
Bad Shape  
Psychic 
Love In Void/The Lord's Prayer  
Make Up To Break Up 

Hong Kong Garden 
Voices

Pure  
Jigsaw Feeling  
Overground  
Carcass  
Helter Skelter  
Mirage  
Metal Postcard  
Nicotine Stain  
Suburban Relapse  
Switch

The Staircase (Mystery)  
20th Century Boy

Make Up To Break Up

 
     

 


     
  Captain Scarlet Lyrics  
 
 
 

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Captain Scarlet
Captain Scarlet

He's the man that made the films
He's the man that's seen the films

Captain Scarlet
Captain Scarlet

Indestructible, indispensable
Indestructible, indispensable

Captain Scarlet
Captain Scarlet

He's so brave
He's so bold and gay

Captain Scarlet
Captain Scarlet

So you think that he's the man
So you think that he's the man

Made out of steal
To you so real

Indestructible, indispensable
Incompatible, insignificant

Captain Scarlet
Captain Scarlet

 
     
  Captain Scarlet Credits  
     
  Sioux/Barry Gray - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Morris - Drums
Fenton - Guitar
 
     

 


     
  Bad Shape Lyrics  
 
 
 

We're all fucking spastics
We're all paralysed
Cancer in the ears
Cataract in the eyes

We're all dismembered
We're all in stitches
Wrapped in bandages
Stumble with crutches

 
     
  Bad Shape Credits  
     
  Severin - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Morris - Drums
Fenton - Guitar
 
     

 


     
  Psychic Lyrics  
 
 
 

I keep seeing nuns collapsing in the street
I never know what theyíre supposed to mean
Was it today I checked my horoscope
Was it a man hanging from a rope?
_________________________
_________________________
A ghoul selling ice cream in the cinema
Iím smoking everytime I die

I stayed once at a sťance
Iím so psychic
Iím so psychic
Psychic, psychic
Iím so psychic
Voodoo psychic
Iím so psychic
Voodoo psychic

I keep seeing nuns collapsing in the street
I never know just what theyíre supposed to mean
Was it today I checked my horoscope
Was it a man hanging from a rope?
Thereís a s_____________ at my bus stop
And a demon in the launderette
A warlock served me in the cornershop
Hellfire from my cigarette

I stayed once at a sťance
Iím so psychic
Iím so psychic
Psychic, psychic
Iím so psychic
Voodoo psychic
Iím so psychic
Voodoo psychic

I stayed once at a sťance
Iím so psychic
Iím so psychic
Psychic

 
     
  Psychic Credits  
     
  Severin - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Morris - Drums
Fenton - Guitar
 
     

 


     
  Love In A Void/The Lord's Prayer Lyrics  
 
 
 

Too many fools blocking my notions
Clouding my eyes must be the potion
Spots in my eyes must be the lotion
Spots in my eyes must be the lotion

Love in a void
It's so numb
Avoiding love
It's so dumb
Love in a void

Love in a void
It's so numb
Avoiding love
It's so dumb
Love in a void

Too many Jews for my liking
Too many critics too few writing
Rabid dogs that aren't biting
Rabid dogs that aren't biting

Love in a void
It's so numb
Avoiding love
It's so dumb
Love in a void

Love in a void
It's so numb
Avoiding love
It's so dumb
Love in a void

Jaded reputation on which you're staking
Lots of money for the making
For all the stars they're just faking
For all the stars they're just faking

Love in a void
It's so numb
Avoiding love
It's so dumb
Love in a void

Love in a void
It's so numb
Avoiding love
It's so dumb
Love in a void

Love in a void
It's so numb
Avoiding love
It's so dumb
Love in a void

Love in a void
It's so numb
Avoiding love
It's so dumb
Love in a void

Lyrics: Sioux, Severin, Fenton, Morris

 
     
  Love In A Void/The Lord's Prayer Credits  
     
  Severin - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Morris - Drums
Fenton - Guitar
 
     

 


     
  Make Up To Break Up Lyrics  
 
 
 

Spots and warts and blemishes
Deep receding crevices
Seem to disappear
With foundation on my face
Foundation on my face!

Shadow conjures cheekbone
Hides a nasal disgrace
A disfigured attrocity
J J Jutting out of place
Jutting out of place!

Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up, break up, make up to break up

Girls with eyes like swimming pools
Are the ones that I despise
'Cos I need lots of colour
To hide my bloodshot eyes
Hide my bloodshot eyes!

Now to paint by numbers
Over the cavernous pit
Lots of glossy red
To hide my pale cracked lips
Hide my pale cracked lips!

Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up, break up, make up to break up

Now comes the break up
From the make up
Just like the devils rain
C C Colours run insane
Colours run insane

Foundation starts to tremble
My nose a grotesque abstract
My mouth a gaping gap
My eyes are shooting blood
My face is cracking up
My face is cracking up

Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up, break up, make up to break up

 
     
  Make Up To Break Up Credits  
     
 

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

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  The lyric 'just like the devil's rain' is a reference to the film of the same name.   "Devil's Rain was a cheapo cash in movie on the same lines as the Exorcist etc;  an actress called Ida Lupino (beautiful name) was in it - Ernest Borgnine was the Devil - William Shatner the guy from Star Trek was the hero.  The film was about this rain that melted people - their faces went like putty and if you squeezed their eyeballs all pus came oozing out."  Source:  Zigzag 10/77.  
     

 


     
  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  
     
  SIOUXSIE: "Iíll never forget, there was a Chinese restaurant in Chislehurst called 'The Hong Kong Garden'. Me and my friend were really upset that we used to go there and like, occasionally when the skinheads would turn up it would really turn really ugly. These gits were just go in on mass and just terrorise these Chinese people who were working there. Weíd try and say ĎLeave them aloneí, you know. It was a kind of tribute." Source:  Punk Top Ten Interview 08/06/01.
SIOUXSIE: "I remember wishing that I could be like Emma Peel from The Avengers and kick all the skinheads' heads in, because they used to mercilessly torment these people for being foreigners. It made me feel so helpless, hopeless and ill." Source:  Uncut  01/05.
SEVERIN: "That was freaky. A very strange period. We'd finished it a month before it came out, and we'd pushed it away - and it was just a very strange feeling having people rush up and say how great it was." Source:  NME 23/12/78.
 
     

 


     
  Voices Lyrics  
 
 
 

And I'm hearing the whispers from my window
And I'm hearing something scratching on the inside
Could it be the sea beckoning me?
Could it be - can I see?

Voices on the air

And I'm feeling like a moody situation
And I feel the waves lapping with contempt
Could I feel my senses leaving me
Could it be - can I see?

Voices on the air

 
     
  Voices Credits  
     
 

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

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  The Haunted Palace by Edgar Alan Poe & On Wine & Hashish by Baudelaire.  
     

 


     
  Pure  
 
 
  Instrumental  
     
  Pure Credits  
     
 

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

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  STEVE: "For 'Pure', you can also substitute 'essence'. That song wasn't written - it just happened." It happened during a sound check in France some time ago. "Also it summed up all that we were going through back in those days. It happened on stage and we just called it 'Pure'. That's like what happens when the band lets loose." Source:  Melody Maker 21/10/78.  
     

 


     
  Jigsaw Feeling Lyrics  
 
 
 

Send me forward, say my feelings
But all the signals, send me reeling
Jigsaw feeling

One day I'm feeling total
The next I split in two
My eyes are doing somersaults
Staring at my shoes

My brain is out of my hand
There's nothing to prevent
The impulse is quite meaningless
in a cerebral non-even

Send me forward, say my feelings
But all the signals, send me reeling
Jigsaw feeling

Five fingers do my walking
Ten toes unravel knots
Amorphous jigsaw pieces
falling into slots

Send me forward, say my feelings
But all the signals, send me reeling
Jigsaw feeling

So I just sit in reverie
Getting on my nerves
The intangible bonds that keep me
Sitting on the verge....
Of a breakdown
Of a reaction
Of a result
Complete me, defeat me, maybe

 
     
  Jigsaw Feeling Credits  
     
 

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

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  SIOUXSIE: "It's the wrong things doing the right things for you. It started out as a self-disgust song and evolved from that. " Source:  Unknown 1978.
SIOUXSIE: It's when your limbs won't do what your brain wants them to. You're so confused that you can't co-ordinate your limbs to do something positive, and you just twist yourself in knots." Source:  Melody Maker 21/10/78.
 
     

 


     
  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  
     
  SEVERIN: "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." Source:  Record Mirror 09/12/78.
SEVERIN: "it's another one about choice. You can either go along with the way things are or... It's very personal to the band on one level. The whole things about the uncompromising Banshees. It's saying that we can change to go overground but at the same time we know we'd be worse than ourselves." Source:  Melody Maker 09/12/78.
 
     

 


     
  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  
     
  SIOUXSIE: "It's a love song really. You read about how love's supposed to be, but in the papers you see all these other things that people do to get their certain kicks. More people seem to have those sort of kicks than meeting the girl next door. It's an angle of looking at things and they are there - it's not purely fictional." Source:  Melody Maker 09/12/78.
SIOUXSIE: "Yeah Carcass - 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."  Source:  Zigzag 10/77.
STEVE: "People always miss out on the humorous aspect of what we do, or rather the facetious aspect..." Source:  Sounds 24/06/78.
SIOUXSIE: "There's also 'My mother had her son for tea'. But when you think about it, every day can be really cruel yet so laughable." Source:  Sounds 24/06/78.
 
     

 


     
  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  
     
  SEVERIN: "It's more than a song now. We felt there was a need to re-do it after all that happened." Source:  Melody Maker 21/10/78.
SIOUXSIE: "The Beatles had done it... quite innocently with just the intention of a helter skelter, a child's playground or other insinuations - like sexual ones." Source:  Melody Maker 21/10/78.
 
     

 


     
  Mirage Lyrics  
 
 
 

I'm just a vision on your TV screen
Just something conjured from a dream
Seen thro' your x-ray eyes
A see thro'  scene
The image is no images
It's not what it seems

My limbs are like palm trees
Swaying in the breeze
My body's an oasis
To drink from as you please
I'm not seeing what I'm meant to believe in
Your non-excuse for human being

It's not plain to see
That I'm playing with me
A photo fit of loose ends framed in 3-D
Seen thro' your x-ray eyes
A see thro' scene
The images no image is
It's not what it seems

 
     
  Mirage Lyrics  
     
 

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

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  MORRIS: "It's more the idea of blindness and screens rather than taking it down to TV. It's about walls, screens, inhibitions, inabilities, expressing oneself in public." Source:  Melody Maker  21/10/78.
SIOUXSIE: " 'Mirage' is about 'the image is no images, it's not what it seems' It's about people seeing us and taking what we do superficially." Source:  Sounds 03/12/77.
 
     

 


     
  Metal Postcard Lyrics  
 
 
 

Reunion begins with a glass of mercury
Whilst television flickers
With another News Bulletin
Flints light up the eyes
Of the seated family

Metal is tough, Metal will sheen
Metal won't rust when oiled and cleaned
Metal is tough, Metal will sheen
Metal will rule in my master scheme

With a clockwork jerk
Pluck cogs from fob watches
For dinner on Friday
Then recoiling say 'excuse me
Must go recycle
My precious machinery

Metal is tough, Metal will sheen
Metal won't rust when oiled and cleaned
Metal is tough, Metal will sheen
Metal will rule in my master scheme

It's ruling our lives
There is no hope
Thought I'd drop a line
The weather here is fine
But day and night
It blares
Commanding through loud speakers

Metal is tough, Metal will sheen
Metal won't rust when oiled and cleaned
Metal is tough, Metal will sheen
Metal will rule in my master scheme

 
     
  Metal Postcard Credits  
     
 

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

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  Dedicated to the celebrated photomontage artist of the Twenties/Thirties, John Heartfield, the original title for this song was 'Letter To Heartfield'. The chorus is taken from one of Goerring's speeches during the Second World War.
SIOUXSIE: "It's a warning song. The whole propaganda of the Nazis at that time was very dangerous and it could easily creep its way in without there being all the hysteria of killing the Jews. Their whole propaganda could easily fit in today." How does she see this Metal Metropolis? "Not being able to get away from the commands of the day, not being able to escape, the idea of having cameras in your room and having people watching you..." Source:  Melody Maker 21/10/78.
SIOUXSIE: "What lies around the swastika I hate, but I also don't identify with blind patriotism either. I couldn't write a song based around Heartfield if I had that attitude." Source:  Melody Maker 17/02/79.
 
     

 


     
  Nicotine Stain Lyrics  
 
 
 

It's just a habit
When I reach to the packet
For my last cigarette
Until the day breaks
Then my hand shakes
But it's just driving me insane
When the smoke gets in my brain
I can't resist it

Wallow in the ash bath
Soaking up the fumes
And see the nicotine stain
Start to spread

I'm so congested
Cos north, south, east, and west
Catarrh rests on my chest
Congealed and twisted
Cough up and shift it
But I can feel my lungs collapse
Sinking deep into my lap
I'm so useless

Wallow in the ash bath
Soaking up the fumes
And see the nicotine stain
Start to spread

I'm so useful
If you don't want to fight
Just give your foe a fright
Say you'll drop me
On every country
See all will be stone dead
When the nicotine stain spreads
Just light me

 
     
  Nicotine Stain Credits  
     
 

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

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  SIOUXSIE: "That song started off when I had both my hands full and I had a cigarette. I had to hold on to it and I could feel the fumes all around my face. I had to look in the mirror to see that my face hadn't gone brown. I just got to thinking how nicotine could soak up all your body." Source:  Melody Maker 21/10/78.
KENNY: "It's about everyday things that you really don't need to do, that you don't want to do but you just find yourself doing them. Because you have to." Source:  Melody Maker 21/10/78.
SIOUXSIE: "It's that habits are very disgusting and you realise how addicted you are to them. You try to find the usefulness of your habits, you try to justify them." Source:  Melody Maker 21/10/78.
 
     

 


     
  Suburban Relapse Lyrics  
 
 
 

I'm sorry that I hit you
But my spring snapped
I'm sorry I disturbed your cat nap
But whilst finishing a chore
I asked myself 'what for?'
Then something snapped.
I had a relapse
A suburban relapse

I was washing up the dishes
And minding my own business
When my string snapped
I had a relapse
A suburban relapse

Should I?
Throw things at the neighbours
Expose myself to strangers
Kill myself or you?
Now memory gets hazy
I think I must be crazy
but my string snapped
I had a relapse
A suburban relapse

 
     
  Suburban Relapse Credits  
     
 

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

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  SIOUXSIE: "It's committing a crime under the stresses of everyday life. Being so confused and... I don't know how anyone can be a judge, an actual one in court". Source:  Melody Maker 21/10/78.  
     

 


     
  Switch Lyrics  
 
 
 

Different lives
In different places
Familiar problems
Same old faces

Shuffle lives
Into wrong categories
Cross the wires
And fuse humanity

Watch the muscles twitch
For a brand new switch

Scientist G.P.s
With patient guinea pigs
Curing their head aches
With drastic side effects
     
Doctor rectorates
Condescending from on high
For all hallucinators
See druggist in the sky
    
Vicar experiments
But 'tis blasphemy
Dismissing thoughts of progress
As the mark of devilry

People walk
And even talk
People listen
Then they halt

Something blows up
Won't come down
Shattered muscles twitch
Too late to switch

 
     
  Switch Credits  
     
 

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

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  SIOUXSIE: ""I had in mind that it was going to be very fragmented with three different sections. That's all." Source:  Melody Maker 21/10/78.
SEVERIN: "The scientist becomes the doctor and applies science to medicine - that kind of thing." Source:  Melody Maker 21/10/78.
SIOUXSIE: "The vicar becomes the scientist and he applies his religion to science and the doctor becomes the religious person and applies his medicine to religion." Source:  Melody Maker 21/10/78.
SEVERIN: "It all comes down to the same thing - the hypocrisy of it all." Source:  Melody Maker 21/10/78.
 
     

 


     
  The Staircase (Mystery) Lyrics  
 
 
 

Staircase lying face up
Stair cat sat on the mat
Looking down

Slide down the banister
Take the escalator
Slide down the banister
Or try the elevator

I was standing on the landing
Now I'm standing in the hall
Looking up

Wont someone assist me
Solve this mystery
Somebody assist me
Arrange the symmetry

Muffled footsteps on the carpet
Spiral steps start spinning
Around me

Which floor which ceiling
You're off balance
Which floor which ceiling
It's all upside down

Staircase lying face up
Stare cat sat on the mat
Looking down

 
     
  The Staircase (Mystery) Credits  
     
 

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

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  SIOUXSIE: "There's something about a staircase. It's so unpredictable and exciting at the same time. That feeling of displacement, vertigo when you're at the top looking down or at the bottom looking up." Source:  Melody Maker 17/02/79.
SIOUXSIE: "That's more a song about curiosity and fear, it's not a great political statement or anything." Source:  Sounds 07/04/79.
SIOUXSIE: "The song's just taking a very day-to-day thing, and the nature of that thing is very... mysterious." Source:  NME 31/03/79.
SIOUXSIE: "Yeah it's very much a memory of them. Especially in my house, people were always falling down the stairs in it." Source:  Sounds 07/04/79.
SEVERIN: "Sioux had written the lyrics and she knew what it was about but they had a different interpretation and they wanted a different sleeve. So me, Nils and Sioux wanted to go one way and they wanted the other... and that was the democracy of it." Source:  Sounds 15/09/79.
 
     

 


     
  20th Century Boy Lyrics  
 
 
 

Friends say it's fine
Friends say it's good
Everybody says he's
Just like Robin Hood

I move like a cat
Talk like a rat
Sting like a bee
Babe I wanna be your man

Well it's plain to see
You were meant for me
I'm your toy
Your Twentieth Century boy

Twentieth Century toy
I wanna be your boy
Twentieth Century Toy
I wanna be your boy

Friends say it's fine
Friends say it's good
Everybody says it's
Just like Robin Hood

Fly like a plane
Drive like a car
Hold out your hand
Babe I wanna be your man

Well it's plain to see
You were meant for me
I'm your toy
Your Twentieth Century boy

Twentieth Century toy
I wanna be your boy
Twentieth Century toy
I wanna be your boy

 
     
  20th Century Boy Credits  
     
 

Marc Bolan - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
McKay - Guitar
Morris - Drums

 
     

 


     
  Make Up To Break Up Lyrics  
 
 
 

Spots and warts and blemishes
Deep receding crevices
Seem to disappear
With foundation on my face
Foundation on my face!

Shadow conjures cheekbone
Hides a nasal disgrace
A disfigured attrocity
J J Jutting out of place
Jutting out of place!

Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up, break up, make up to break up

Girls with eyes like swimming pools
Are the ones that I despise
'Cos I need lots of colour
To hide my bloodshot eyes
Hide my bloodshot eyes!

Now to paint by numbers
Over the cavernous pit
Lots of glossy red
To hide my pale cracked lips
Hide my pale cracked lips!

Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up, break up, make up to break up

Now comes the break up
From the make up
Just like the devils rain
C C Colours run insane
Colours run insane

Foundation starts to tremble
My nose a grotesque abstract
My mouth a gaping gap
My eyes are shooting blood
My face is cracking up
My face is cracking up

Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up, break up, make up to break up

 
     
  Make Up To Break Up Credits  
     
 

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

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  The lyric 'just like the devil's rain' is a reference to the film of the same name.   "Devil's Rain was a cheapo cash in movie on the same lines as the Exorcist etc;  an actress called Ida Lupino (beautiful name) was in it - Ernest Borgnine was the Devil - William Shatner the guy from Star Trek was the hero.  The film was about this rain that melted people - their faces went like putty and if you squeezed their eyeballs all pus came oozing out."  Source:  Zigzag 10/77.  
     

 


     
  Love In A Void Lyrics  
 
 
 

Too many fools blocking my motion
Clouding my eyes, must be the potion
Spots in my eyes, must be the lotion
Spots in my eyes, must be the lotion

Love in a void
It's so numb
Avoiding love
Its so dumb
Love in a void

Too many bigots for my liking
Too many critics, too few writing
Rabid dogs that aren't biting
Rabid dogs that aren't biting

Love in a void
It's so numb
Avoiding love
Its so dumb
Love in a void

Jaded reputation on which you're staking
Lots of money for the making
For all the stars they're just faking
For all the stars they're just faking

Love in a void
It's so numb
Avoiding love
Its so dumb
Love in a void

 
     
  Love In A Void Credits  
     
 

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