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Love is Only Affection

You're always so caught up in love
That you lose yourself inside it
Even when you think you're in control
You could never step outside it
Cause love's idea is dangerous
And it takes hold before you know it
You act in ways that you can't explain
Without reference to its logic

But love is only affection
Yeah love, a mere emotion
Love, we follow a function
Now that's love, and love will let you down

Now just because you say your love is true
Well don't think that I'm a hater
It's just that even though it has its place
Well that don't mean there's nothing greater
How can we learn to live with love?
Well that's a question with no answer
Ain't no alternative to the game
But we can minimize the drama

Because love is only affection
Yeah love, a mere emotion
Love, we follow a function
Now that's love, and love will let you down


WHERE DO YOU BELONG?

Where Do You Belong?

Where do you belong?
Do you know where you're going?
Have you lost your way?
Do you need someone who can get you through the day?

It's a broken heart
You never had a broken heart like this
Always walkin' round town asking yourself why
What's the use in trying?
It only makes things worse
And it already hurts so bad

It's just a broken heart
But you ain't had a broken heart

You think you need someone to make you whole?
You got it all wrong
There ain't no such one

It's just a broken heart
But you ain't had a broken heart like this

Always walkin' round town asking yourself why
What's the use in trying?
It only makes things worse

Where do you belong?
Do you know where you're going?
Where do you belong
Do you know where you're going to?


Modern Mess

How was I to know
That you'd set your mind on leaving?
Blindness I suppose
Couldn't bring myself to believe it
Hit me like a truck
Summertime, right out of the blue
I wanna be with you
But you've gone away
I don't know how I'll get through

I don't wanna raise a fuss
I don't wanna be no problem
Only want a minute to breathe in peace
I got a modern mess on my mind
So don't go givin' me reasons to stay awake

Nothing left to do but move on
It's easier said than done
Don't know what happens now
Don't expect it will be easy
Monday I'm still fallin'
Tuesday now I'm crawlin'
I can't believe this feeling goes on and on and on

Now I lie awake
Can't relate
Can't feel nothing at all
I've gone blind
But I don't mind

I don't wanna raise a fuss
I don't wanna be no problem
Only want a minute to breathe in peace
Got a modern mess on my mind
So don't go givin' me reasons to stay awake


So Cold

I'm a luckless lover
Taking solace in another
But I'm thinking bout my baby
Living in a different city
But I don't need your pity
Wait for the big northern love
And we can do no wrong
Yeah we can do no wrong
So cold

She's a reckless rebel
And never sentimental
Just give her one hour
She only wants a taste of power
Now Montreal's burning
Yeah it's the big northern love
And she can do no wrong
Yeah she can do no wrong

All I feel is frozen
(So cold, so cold)
Still so far from home
(So cold, so cold)
Bitter wind keeps blowing
(So cold, so cold)
Chill cuts to the bone
(So cold, so motherfucking cold)

I'm a luckless lover
Staying warm under cover
Yeah a luckless lover
Still thinking bout another
And it's not that pretty
Living in a different city
But I don't need your pity
Wait for the big northern love
And we can do no wrong
Yeah we can do no wrong
So cold


Eight Long Years

If we're gonna do this one more time
Ain't no point in talkin' if we're only half trying

Cause I got to get away
This whole scene's getting boring
On my own, on my own
Yeah I got to get away
But I'm really not sure where I'm going
On my own, on my own

I don't want to hear any of your warnings
If I fall down it'll be informing
I liken my life to a funny story
Where nothing is real, so nothing's important
Even when it breaks me in two

We are gonna do this one more time
Ain't no point in talkin' if we're only half trying

Eight long years, I'm givin' it up


Lonely Road

It's a lonely road
It's a lonely road
It's a lonely road
That you're drivin' on

It's the right time
Will you meet me there?
Or will you ride with me?
All the way to Detroit

You have to go alone
And it won't be easy
And there ain't no guarantee
Never is in Detroit

When you can't hold on
On that road to nowhere
And you feel like giving in
On the way to Detroit

And time keeps slippin'
You're in the wasteland
And everything is all the same
All the way to Detroit

It's a lonely road
It's a lonely road
It's a lonely road
That you're drivin' on

I can't see the way, it's all a blur
The only thing for certain is that nothing's for sure
So everything will change, everything will turn
Nothing can be lost, nothing can be gained
It's like that, and that's the way it is
You think you know yourself but you don't know a thing
So you leave for a while
I hope this isn't goodbye

When you can't go on
On that road to nowhere
And you feel giving in
On the way to Detroit

Well don't stop now
You can meet me there
Yeah you can ride with me
All the way to Detroit

It's a lonely road
It's a lonely road
It's a lonely road
That you're drivin' on

And I got to get to movin' on
Can't stay in one place for too long
Only know that I got to keep driving on
Driving on


Looking for the Cure

Your touch feels like a distant memory lost to time
All the lights are down low
You feel so right, just got to let go
But I can't, and you laugh
Say you don't need nothing more
But your eyes, they're like fire
Sayin' "Call me when you want to, call me baby"

I don't know
But I got nowhere to go
I've never been here before
Don't even know what I'm hurting from but I'm looking for the cure

You think you got it
When you got nothing
But have you lost the sense of being in life
Are you forgetting how to feel comfort any longer?
Yeah you think you got it
But you got nothing
We all got nothing in this cold cold part of the world
So turn it up
We'll make a little bit of white noise

I don't know
But I got nowhere to go
I've never been here before
Don't even know what I'm hurting from but I'm looking for the cure
Ain't got a home
I'm just as sad as before
Don't even know what I'm hurting from but I'm looking for the cure

Always

You're mine
All mine
I'm everything you ever wanted
And when I call
You'll follow always

The life
You used to live is gone
Can't you see that I want you
I want you always
Always

Right
I can make it right
No more problems without end
Loving you always

Leave?
Why would you ever leave?
Don't you know that when I'm gone
You'll miss me always
Always

Have I made a believer of you?
Will you stay here with me?
Will you let yourself go?
Let yourself go?


DEATH AND DESIRE MIXTAPE

Death and Desire

Game on, you bodyseekers
Game on, all you nonbelievers
Game on, it don't take much
Just give it once, give me your touch

Is there anybody here who don't want me right now?
I can make you mine with a twist of my hips
Is there anybody here immune to my kiss?
Is anyone prepared to die?

Death and desire, an unlikely pair
Roll up in the disco, make the beat spare
Now this may be a party, but don't forget
The lovers on the dancefloor are a threat

The lovers on the dancefloor are a threat, don't forget

See there's a certain logic to seeking pleasure
If we've got to go down we can go together
Ain't never really easy when it comes to her
Ain't never really easy when it comes to her

Death and desire
If we've to go down we can go together
Death and desire

Where you been hiding lately, under the bridge?
And who you been talking to, are you called a foreigner?
Where we going to this time, to the moon?
I still don't believe in nothing, do you?

And do you remember the good times?


Because It's Wrong

I'll turn you into salt
I'll turn you into salt
If you want me to
Do you want me to?
We'll turn it into salt
We'll turn it into salt
If you want us to
Do you want us to?

And you know why you do it
It's because it's wrong
Yeah you know why do it
It's because it's wrong
I'll turn you into salt

I'll turn you into salt
And you won't even feel a thing
One minute lost in life
The next the seas melting
I'll turn it into salt
I'll show you everything
If you want me to
Now say you want me to

And you know why you do it
It's because it's wrong


Lost Dream

I saw you in a dark room
Feeling anxious looking blue
I saw the look upon your face
A picture that I can't erase

That was a lost dream
I've had since I was seventeen
I could not believe my ears
I had to find out on a screen

I don't understand what I've lost
I don't understand who took it from me
I don't want to know the cost
I don't want to have the bonds from me transformed
Everybody plays a part
And this is your part and why can't you accept that
It's who you are
It's who you are

I am the last in a line of a long line of lovers
Pray the day arrives that I can make some meaning of my troubles
For now I just accept that what is lost is lost forever
I only want what's best for you
I only want what's best for you

Now what's the worst that they could do
Even worse was making it through
Only to relive the pain
Over and over

I might understand what I've lost
But your loss is beyond all measure
And if I could afford the cost
To take you from there, to take you to another time
And you could light a cigarette
And think of your boy and think about your future
It's who you are
It's who you are

I am the last in a line of a long line of lovers
Pray the day arrives that I can make some meaning of my troubles
For now I just accept that what is lost is lost forever
I only want what's best for you
I only want what's best for you



Rockin' Your Beats (by Bad Passion)

Carl you used to sing me to sleep
Where are you?
Waiting by the window at night
But you don't call me

Even though you told me right from the start
Should have known better than to break my heart
But if it makes you happy to be on your own
I'll still be rockin' your beats, rockin' your beats

Carl you took my troubles away
Without trying
Now they're back and this time to stay
And I'm a damn fool for ever thinking you'd change

Even though you told me right from the start
Should have known better than to break my heart
But if it makes you happy to be on your own
I'll still be rockin' your beats, rockin' your beats


The Face of Desire

I've come a long way to be with you all tonight
Does something seem wrong?
Well I can make you feel alright
I've been away too long
I gotta make for lost time
I'm gonna let my guard down
Now what you gonna do about it?

Will you be my baby?
I'm taking it all off
I can't contain it
The feeling I got tonight
I want it all
Ain't nothing that's too much
Now you see the face of desire
I can never get enough

You don't wanna be the only one who's not getting down
So come on, get down, come on and get down
I don't wanna stop until I've had everyone in the club
So come on, get down, come on and get down

And be my baby
I'm taking it all off
I can't contain it
The feeling I got tonight
I want it all
Ain't nothing that's too rough
Now you see the face of desire
I can never get enough

This is the face of desire
The face of desire
Now you see the face of desire
Look upon the face of desire


Liquid Fire (by Bad Passion)

It was late last night, quarter to five
Tossing and turning, I was barely alive
Couldn't stop thinking bout the day ahead
The game ain't the same, it fills me with dread

My heart was pounding, my fists were clenched
Sweating so much my sheets were drenched
But what's really got me buggin', won't leave me alone
Every time I see you, I lose control

Should have seen the look on your face
When I laid that bastard low
Your serve is so weak girl
This is madness, why can't you answer me?
You may as well pack up and go home
It's already over, there's nothing else to see
The sun is exploding
Liquid fire, raining down on me

It's just past the half, the game is on
I may be in the lead but it's far from done
Adrenaline is pumping, I'm feeling the straing
Don't think I'll ever be the same again

This ain't no kid's party, it's an all out war
Did you come to play badminton or cry on the floor?
But when you raise your racket girl I like your form
There's no place for love when you're on the court

Should have seen the look on your face
When I laid that bastard low
Your serve is so weak girl
This is madness, why can't you answer me?
You may as well pack up and go home
It's already over, there's nothing else to see
The sun is exploding
Liquid fire, raining down on me


Service

I didn't know where I was going
My life it had no purpose
I only wanted to be useful
A way to live I found in service

I was so lonesome, couldn't find anyone
Even talking would make me so nervous
But now I don't need to talk anymore
I found my true companion in service

I once was strong and thought I'd get through this
Until my weakness was brought to the surface
Until I felt your tender kiss
And all I'd lost I regained in service

Do you really want to know me?
Did you really breathe into me?
Do you really want to touch me?
Cause I've been waiting for so long

And now my mind is always clear
The sense of self I found in service
And now my mind is always clear
The sense of self I found in service


Always Dark

We are of a time
And of a place
We can't escape
What's come before
Must not remain
The past is gone
But lingers on
And keeps us still
All through our lives
In ways that we
Can't recognize
It has a weight
It only grows
It cuts apart
Right to the heart
This is the mind
I call my own
Such a sorry state to call home
Can't read the news can't pick up the phone
Can't take a hint
Can't take a joke
Can't get a laugh
Only a choke
I try to run
I feel my bones
I fear my breath
I fear the fold
Can't face the mirror can't face the cold
So I lose myself in love
A careful game to conceal the void
Just a delusion to soothe the soul
We need delusions to keep control
And now I've said it the air is clear
You've seen the darkness and you're still hear
What little comfort confines the fear
What little comfort, we'll find it here

So if want me then show me how
Accept your nature, accept it now
Forget your dignity, fuck your pride
There's only one rule: nothing to hide
It's always dark


Liquid Fire (by Bad Passion)

Better stay sharp
You best not blink
Cause the minute that you look away
We'll be taking your automobile
You were in the wrong place
At the wrong time
Some days that's how the story goes
So we'll be taking it, that's all she wrote

You know you can't resist
No boy don't even try
Cause when I put my mind to it
There ain't no man alive
You can give me your money
But you can't keep me from your ride

Now we're driving
Speeding down the freeway
Smoking your chronic
And rocking your Purple Rain
Check the rearview
And what do we see?
Motherfuckers on our tail
But don't got no need to care
Cause it ain't the first time
And it won't be the last time
And we can take you any day
It don't concern us anyway

You know you can't resist
No boy don't even try
Cause when I put my mind to it
There ain't no man alive
You can give me your money
But you can't keep me from your ride

So you want to know why
Check the reason in our rhyme
It ain't for the money
We do it for the thrill of the chase
No it ain't for the money
We do it for the thrill of the chase

You know you can't resist
No boy don't even try
Cause when I put my mind to it
There ain't no man alive
You can give me your money
But you can't keep me from your ride


Rachel Marie

You look good
And you've only just begun
We both know
We both know it can't be wrong
If you deign to dance with him
I won't be upended
When we put our love to the test

Rachel Marie
You're the only one for me

Far too long
Of doing as we're told
In your eyes
There's a madness taking hold
And if we fail to feed this fire
Darkness will consume us
Then we put our love to the test

Rachel Marie
You're the only one for me

Call me your lover
Make me another
Victim of your passion matrix
Rachel Marie, I don't want to see you
Living your life adrift like me
Rachel Marie
You're the only one for me

If we fail to feed this fire


So Cold

I'm a luckless lover
Taking solace in another
But I'm thinking bout my baby
Living in a different city
But I don't need your pity
Wait for the big northern love
And we can do no wrong
Yeah we can do no wrong
So cold

She's a reckless rebel
And never sentimental
Just give her one hour
She only wants a taste of power
Now Montreal's burning
Yeah it's the big northern love
And she can do no wrong
Yeah she can do no wrong

All I feel is frozen
(So cold, so cold)
Still so far from home
(So cold, so cold)
Bitter wind keeps blowing
(So cold, so cold)
Chill cuts to the bone
(So cold, so motherfucking cold)

I'm a luckless lover
Staying warm under cover
Yeah a luckless lover
Still thinking bout another
And it's not that pretty
Living in a different city
But I don't need your pity
Wait for the big northern love
And we can do no wrong
Yeah we can do no wrong
So cold


Changes (Phil Ochs)

Sit by my side
Come as close as the air
Share in a memory of grey
And wander in my words
And dream about the pictures that I play
Of changes

Green leaves of summer
Turn red in the fall
To brown and yellow they fade
And then they have to die
Trapped within the circle time parade
Of changes

Moments of magic
Will glow in the night
All fears of the forest are gone
For when the morning breaks
They're swept away by golden drops of dawn
Of changes

Passions will part
To a warm melody
As fires will sometimes turn cold
Like petals in the wind
We're puppets to the silver strings of soul
Of changes
Of changes

Can't go on
Gotta go on
But I can't go on
But I gotta go on

Your tears be trembling
Now we're somewhere else
One last cup of wine we'll pour
I'll kiss you one more time
And leave you on the rolling river shore
Of changes
Of changes


HOLD IT CLOSE (2009)

Saturation

These empty days have made me realize
There's nothing I can cling to
Read the news, police my queue
And round and round it goes
One decade pile up on another
And fashion a passion pose

Gotta take back this space yeah
I lost my soul while seeking it
Such to sever the link that goes through this mind

Cold hands across my heart
I hear their voices through the dark
Thought I could leave it all behind
But they're still with me all the time

And when I think I've reached the bottom
The floor it falls beneath me
Lock the door, connect the cord
And round and round it goes
There's just too much out there to uncover
Information overload


Endgame

Mama told you everything around is unsafe
And papa told you all you're gonna be is a waste
Teachers taught you everything is under control
And where it got you boy you know you'll never know

Cause it's all endgame, blood all the same
Gazing out through empty windows
Pack your suitcase, no returning home

Your lovers left you, washed away by the rain
Sayin' nothing, only it was time for a change
Sitting, stranded, starin' up at the sky
Little wonder how life has passed you by

If mama told you yes you're gonna be a star
And papa told you son I know that you'll go far
And people heard the music from miles around
It'd still mean nothing, only make a different sound


Sarah

When I saw her standing there
All in focus, I became aware
The light was blinding but I couldn't look away
I may have been talking but had nothing to say

Sarah
Can't you off my mind girl
I don't wanna live without your love
Sarah
Why'd you have to leave me
Dancing all alone, my eyes on the door

We danced for an hour
I somehow caught her name
The night was ours
The song the same

I was holding her close
But somehow she slipped away
Was it really for real?
Was it how I'm supposed to feel?
My body it burns
I was so sure she'd return
But the moment has been
I'll never see her again


You're Going to Age

You're going to age
But you won't be alone


Wait It Out

I got a woman, she makes me so down
Carry our burdens heavier through town
We want an answer, so we'll wait a long long time
The sun now rising, and we still drag ourselves around

I wait it out, hold it close
Wait it out and watch it go

Another woman, plaintive eyes from long ago
But I couldn't, though the feelings were so strong
I seen her by the way

She lies beside me, all thoughts escape
Awake in silence, every breath I take


Monster

I used to be this way, I used to get upset
Run on purpose to the place that I was trying to forget
My head all in a shuffle and a feedback loop
There's a monster in the bedroom, he's a bastard he's a brute

I could lose all the weight from crying
Time, you knew how it always could be
Time, I knew how it always should be
All of the good things, all the world that you mean

I would be yours underwater
I would be yours on an altar
I would give you more, more than I could give


Volley into the Night

I'll have to volley into the night
I want to feel the people and the lights
But see me standing on my own, a fugitive
Standing out the discotheque
I can't bring myself to go inside
Even if I wanted to, I'd crumble

You arrive just after 1:00
And I'd love to take you by the hand
But always something sinister
Panic takes its hold on me
The paralytic four-on-the-floor
So darling I'll just watch you go
Hold me, hold me tightly
Press your body against the wall
Got a little lover, a miser
I got a feeling that girl will block out your world
And your eyes fail to see the picture before you

Volley into the night
And everything will be alright
I'm fine just walking on my own
Standing out the discotheque
I can't bring myself to go inside
Even if I wanted to, I'd crumble


Warrant For Your Love

Oh my love, you're my only pleasure
From far above, I touch our lips together
I got more, more than you could ever ask for
I'd be your sorry girl, I would be your cruel master
For your love

On and on and on and rattle on
I got my finger on the trigger got my teeth around my tongue
I got your cell phone number, got your home address
I read your favourite books, I buy your brand of cigarettes
I got a warrant for your love

In this world, there are cold and colder places
There are sad and well-worn faces, their stories never told
But you, my love, I see that our future is together
And we'll live alone forever, transcend this misery
Warrant for your love

She's never found, I'm all at the teeth
I'm going to be bold, I'm all attitude


Nonstop

We've been coming for a long time
Signs of trouble all across the line
And we're lucky just to be standing here
The sun is shining and we find ourselves standing here

And when we let up it will be for death

Through all the guilt and the washed-out lies
A constant rhythm can't be disguised

And when we let up it will be for death