Twelve Inch Singles 1981-1984


Album Name: Twelve Inch Singles 1981-1984
Produced By: Various
Release Date: 1985
Record Label: TVT 7035


Tracks:

  1. (Everyday is) Halloween
  2. All Day
  3. The Nature of Love
  4. Cold Life
  5. Halloween Remix
  6. Nature Of Love (Cruelty Mix B)
  7. All Day (Remix B)
  8. Cold Life Dub


(Everyday is) Halloween

Well i live with snakes and lizards 
And other things that go bump in the night 
Cause to me everyday is halloween 
I've given up hiding and started to fight
Started to fight

Well any time any place, anywhere that i go 
All the people seem to stop and stare 
They say 'why are you dressed like it's halloween?
you look so absurd, you look so obscene' 

Oh, why can't i live a life for me? 
Why should i take the abuse that's served? 
Why can't they see they're just like me 
It's the same, it's the same in the whole wide world 

Well i let their teeny minds think 
That they're dealing with someone who is over the brink 
And i dress this way just to keep them at bay
Cause halloween is everyday it's everyday 
It's every day

Oh, why can't i live a life for me? 
Why should i take the abuse that's served? 
Why can't they see they're just like me 
It's the same, it's the same in the whole wide world 

Oh, why can't i live a life for me? 
Why should i take the abuse that's served? 
Why can't they see they're just like me 
I'm not the one that's so absurd
Why hide it
Why fight it
Hurt Feelings
Stop Healing
Denials
Reprisals
It's the same, it's the same in the whole wide world 

It's the same, it's the same in the whole wide 
Ohhh 
It's the same, it's the same in the whole wide 
Ohhh 

Note: Several early demos had this variation on the first verse:
I talk with demons and spirits
And other things that go bump in the night 
Cause to me everyday is halloween 
I've given up hiding and given a fright

And the third verse as:
I let their teeny minds think 
That they're dealing with someone who is over the brink 
And i dress that way in the middle of May
Cause halloween is everyday it's everyday 

And the final chorus as:
Oh, why can't i live a life for me? 
Why should i take the abuse that's served? 
Why can't they see they're just like me 
I'm not the one that's so absurd
Why can't they leave me be
I'm not so bad as they infer
Just dancing on my privacy
It's the same, it's the same in the whole wide world 



All Day


Well i'm hiding my eyes from the morning sun
And i keep on working till the work is all done
But a voice in my head keeps ticking away
As the sweat pours down from yet another day

Well he works on
And he lives on
And he breaks his back without nothing to gain
While the boss man sits around and drinks champagne

All day
In life, there's just one transition
All day 
In life, there's just one decision


Well i'm peeling the blisters off a working hand
Is that what it takes to make you understand
That it's something you read 
Not something you meant
To be slaving away without a shred of intent

Well he worked on
Oh, and he lived on
And he broke his back without nothing to say
While the man in control was just laughing away

All day 
In life, there's just one transition
All day 
In life, there's just one decision

Life is just one transition

Was it something you read
Was it something you meant
Was it something you said
Or was it heaven sent

All day x2

All day (you work and you work and you work and)
In life, there's just one transition
All day (you work and you work and you work and)
In life, there's just one decision


The Nature of Love


Love

Love is like an open hand 
Stings a little when it lands 
Hold me closer
Hold me tighter 
Hold me so damn close that my heart's on fire 
It's a fantasy 
It's a nightmare 
And the whole damn world is walking round in theirs 

I said love 

Love is like a razor blade 
Double edge and double pain
Hold me closer 
Hold me tighter 
When i rip your flesh and the pain is fresh
It's a fantasy 
It's a nightmare 
And the whole damn world doesn't seem to care 

I said love 

Love is like a butcher knife 
Double sharp for single lives
Hold me closer 
Hold me tighter 
As the lights go out and we start to shout
It's a fantasy 
It's a nightmare 
With a big black bruise and a handful of hair 

I said love

I'm not finished yet
Go!


Cold Life


Cold x3

New York New York, it's ?
You laugh as people scatter 'bout 
Surrounded by a veil of stars 
You realize that your life is dark 
Earth gets colder every day 
If scientists could have their way 
They'd study us from far away 
And watch as people's minds decay 

Cold x3 

Money's in the hands of fools 
With swimming pools and low iq's 
There's nothing to see, nothing to do 
Buy your stocks and sell your jewels 
Bill collectors steal my mail 
My wife and kids are all for sale 
I hope to god i go to jail 
And no one can come up with bail 

Cold Life x4

Cold x3

I can't control my buried thoughts 
The slightest thing makes me distraught 
I'm like the people i once fought 
My every action's being bought 
Robot trainers earn their pay 
As mutant kids go out to play 
It's such a pretty pretty day 
With orange nights and days of grey 

cold x3

I've now become a nervous wreck 
I'm getting closer to my death 
I keep expecting my last breath 
As all my friends just laugh and jest 
The earth is such a filthy place 
And human such an awful race 
And i'd rather live in outer space 
Where death goes at a slower pace 

Cold Life x4

Note: The original version on the Cold Life 12" repeats the first two verses 
and the chorus after this.


 


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