Twitch



Album Name: Twitch
Produced By: Adrian Sherwood
Release Date: 1986
Record Label: Sire/Warner Bros. - 25309-2


  1. Just Like You
  2. We Believe
  3. All Day
  4. The Angel
  5. Over The Shoulder
  6. My Possession
  7. Where You At Now
  8. Crash And Burn
  9. Isle Of Man


Just Like You

Standing on corners
And begging for quarters
For what 
For you (and you)
Busting my head
Cause that's what you said
For all of us 
Fuck you
Uh huh

Just like you

People are happy
When they're not so trapped by someone 
Just like you (and you)
Many more years
Of nothing but fear of anything you do

1980's was run by a person who's crazy
Like you (and you)
1990's will be unkindly exactly 
Like you (and you)

Just like you (and you)
You

Well one dictator
Is the same as the later
Just like you (and you)
We work
We survive
Just like you (and you)
We work, we twitch
You (and you)

Just like you


We Believe


Standing round the table
Spinning fables
And signing autographs
Can't you hear them laugh
Ha ha ha ha ha
In their secrecies
They plan their strategies
It's called hypocrisy
And we believe

Warnings
They tell me everything
That i need to know
Or i care to know
Well i can visualize
The look in your eyes
The horror
As the plane goes down
And the siren sounds
We can't believe
We can't believe

In the east where the bear is dancing
In the west where the eagle flies
In the middle we stand our ground
The forces pull us down down down

Tensions on both sides
We're paralyzed and victimized
We're terrified and petrified
Demoralized and mortified
Of genocide and suicide
And patricide and cyanide
We're pacified by every side
Force-fed pride and then we die for them
We die for them

In the east where the bear is dancing
In the west where the eagle flies
In the middle we stand our ground
The forces pull us down down down


We believe


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 Angel

now is an angel there?

Always an angel there
Always an angel there

One left out
When they pass heaven about
What about me
Sitting here in my purgatory
So get out
He's dead
I'm alive
He's spared
Always an angel who cares
Always an angel there

One like me
We try so hard
Five like you
Someone dead again

Where's your angel now
Where's your angel now
Where's your morals now
Where's your morals

Always an angel there
Where's your angel now
Always an angel who cares
Always an angel there

Where's your morals
There's always an angel who cares
There's always an angel there

No more people staring
No more fatal dares
Like a baby grabbing at
Something that isn't there
But it is
But it is

Always an angel there
Always an angel who cares
Always an angel there
Always an angel who cares


Over The Shoulder


Big size, small size
Any size, round and round
We need, we take
Burn it all into the ground
Started over and learned to walk
We teach you how to talk
Please try and understand
We're helping all mankind
We use them a while then it's over the shoulder
We use them a while then it's over the shoulder

We are serious
Oh, oh serious
Dollar here, dollar there
Dollars flying everywhere
We're only here to please
Stop the killing, trust me
We'll only be a while
Big while, big big smile
We use them a while then it's over the shoulder
We use them a while then it's over the shoulder

We have in our hands
Every woman and every man
Things are gonna go far
Down a really big fast car
And what you see is what you get
Keep 'em hungry, you bet
You need security
To keep you from the enemy
We use them a while then it's over the shoulder
We use them a while then it's over the shoulder


My Possession


Hanging and banging and cussing and bitching
And scratching and twitching at my demand
Grabbing and poking and bruising and choking
I'm sprinkled i'm tinkled i'm losing? my man
I found a new way
I found a better way
I found the only way
To cure frustration
I don't care what you say
About my moral ways
Get on your knees and pray
Cause you're slaves anyway

Coming and going and moving and groaning
And hitting that kitten and making him yowl
Wailing and flailing and trudging and flogging
And punching my doggie and making him howl
I found a new way
I found a better way
I found the only way
To cure frustration
I don't care what you say
About my moral ways
Get on your knees and pray
Cause you're slaves anyway

My possession x3
Mine, all mine

Kicking that butt now licking that butt
Now kneel on that gut now the red light's on
Pushing and shoving that bread in the oven
I'm paying them back for what they've done
I found a new way
I found a better way
I found the only way
To cure frustration
I don't care what you say
About my moral ways
Get on your knees and pray
Cause you're slaves anyway

My possession x3
Mine, all mine


Where You At Now

I seen God!

Tell us to talk
Tell us to smile
Tell us a story
Tell us a lie
Tell us to talk
Tell us to smile
Tell us a story

I seen God! (x 2)

Oh!

I seen God! (x 4)

Come on, get outta here! (x 3)
I seen God!
Come on, get outta here (x 4)
Where you at now?

Where you at now? (x 2)
Come on, get outta here
Where you at now?

Come on, get outta here
Where you at now?
Come on, get outta here
I seen God!
(x 4)

Come on, get outta here
Where you at now?
(x 3)

Come on, get outta here (x 2)

The version played on the 1986 tour changed the lyrics to:

I've seen God?

Where you at Now? x3  

Tell us to talk
Tell us to live
Tell us to die
Tell us to give
Tell us to fuck
Tell us to shit
Tell us to go
     
Tell us to live like fucking dogs 
Tell us to die like fucking dogs 
Go! x4
Where you at Now?  

Tell us to talk
Tell us to talk
Tell us to live
Tell us to die
Tell us to kill
Tell us to fuck
Tell us to shit
Tell us to die

Where you at Now?  
Go! x3
Go home! x3
Fuck you yankee!
Go home! x3
Fucking yankee!
Go home! x2

And the version performed on the 1988 tour chenged the lyrics to:

Where you at Now?x3 

It's hard to walk
It's hard to fly
It's hard to ?
It's hurts to cry
It's hard to give
It's hurts to die

We live
To die x3
Where you at now  

?  with limitations
We live
To die x3

Where you at Now?  


Crash And Burn


Crash and burn!




Isle of Man


Nice place
Clean water
Fresh air
Blue skies
Like pirates
We tried it
Ee took what we deserved
Half million
Years later
We use up
Our reserves
We're crying
What happened
We get what we deserve
We get what we deserve
We get instead the isle of man
The isle of man

I'm walking
Through forests
Of garbage
Waist-high
Can't clean it
I mean it
We get what we deserve
Gray mornings
Gray evenings
It's growing on my nerves
Just gases
You fascists
You get what you deserve
You get what you deserve
You get instead the isle of man
The isle of man

I'm writing
This letter
So no one will forget
Some future
Cave dweller
Will find these notes 
An isle of man
 


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