Twitch

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
cos that's what you said
for all of us -- fuck you!
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)
the 1990's will be
unkindly, exactly like you! (and you)

just like you! (and you)
you!

when one dictator
is the same as the leader -- 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

mornings
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's hosed down from yet another day

well he works hard
and he lives hard
and he breaks his back without nothing to gain
while the boss man sits around and drinks champagne

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


well i'm peeling the blisters off my 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 integrity
he worked hard
and he lived hard
and he broke his back without nothing to say
while the man in control was just laughing away


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

was it something you read?
was it something you meant?
was it something you said?
or was it heaven sent?


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?

now is an angel there?
now is an angel there?

one left out
when they passed heaven about
what about me
sitting here in my purgatory
so left 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 to 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
o, 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 real 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
cos 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
cos you're slaves anyway

my possession, my possession, my possession, 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
cos you're slaves anyway

my possession, my possession, my possession, 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)

 


Crash And Burn

Crash and burn!

 


Isle of Man

nice place
clean water
fresh air
blue skies
like pirates
we tried it
we 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