The Crystal Set - Almost Pure

Thrive

[rev. July 20, 2010]

Been digging in and waiting for the banks
Gonna wipe our slate real clean
Been crossing myself looking at the sky
And all the stuff that's in between

Been playing with them carcigens
Been kissed by acid rain
Take a deep breath, there's almost nothing left
Except my shoes [0:51] been changed

We're gonna thrive
We're gonna get up and thrive
We're gonna thrive
We're gonna get up and thrive

Shift me around, and my eyes to the ground
Soaking up the prescient talk
The economy is a strange thing to me
It took my dogma for a walk

Been waiting for the seas to rise
Patching holes up in the sky
Take a long hard look, unless I'm mistook
My whole life just went flashing by

We're gonna thrive
We're gonna get up and thrive
We're gonna thrive
We're gonna get up and thrive

We're gonna thrive
We're gonna thrive

 

Miss Superlative

[rev. July 20, 2010]

[Some]body's gotta tell you
She gives off a light and right to bed
And my pail down to nothing
Trip over transfixed when you're finally there

Well she might be a goddess
I couldn't really say
But if you ever wanna understand her
You better start learning to pray

Hey there, hey there
That's Miss Superlative talking
Hey there, hey there
I thought she's talking with you

Somebody's gotta tell you
She radiates like she could light up the town
An immaculate conception
And when she walks she doesn't touch the ground

She's got a laugh that's a little physical [1:25]
Permanent culture chess [1:27]
Swallow everything she throws you
She gets by on nothing but air

Well she might be a goddess
I couldn't really say
But if you ever wanna understand her
You better start learning to pray

Hey there, hey there
That's Miss Superlative talking
Hey there, hey there
I think she's talking to you

Well I know you're special
Ain't it the truth

Hey there, hey there
That's Miss Superlative talking
Hey there, hey there
I think she's talking to you

 

She Spits Out Stars

[rev. July 20, 2010]

(She spits out stars)
(She spits out stars)

She eats earth and she spits out stars
She burns fingers and she rips out hearts
She screams through the sky and hides in the clouds
Well she wrote my name around the underground
All around the underground

She eats earth and she spits out stars
Well she broke my home when she wrecked my car
She's got plasticene hair that drips in her eyes
She's got gasoline breath and teeth like knives
She's got teeth like knives

(She spits out stars)
(She spits out stars)

She's been herself now almost all of her life
And she gave herself to me
She's been herself now almost all of her life
And she showered you in love
She showered you in love

She eats earth and she spits out stars
Well she's got acid since she moved if there's much to fall [3:02]
She flies off the rails and gives you a stare
Well, she's losing her marbles but she don't know where
But she don't know where

(She spits out stars)
(She spits out stars)

She eats earth and she spits out stars (she spits out stars)
She eats earth and she spits out stars (she spits out stars)
She eats earth and she spits out stars (she spits out stars)
She eats earth and she spits out stars (she spits out stars)

Ahh, she rips out hearts

 

Almost Pure

[rev. July 20, 2010]

You've laced your life with belladonna ice
Just one little bite from you took my will away
I'm lying in a pool so sweet my head can't hold my brains
Just one little kiss and you're curdling my veins

Pretty, pretty, pretty
I don't think I can take the cure
Pretty, pretty, pretty
You make this world seem almost pure

You're shrouded in white and I'm wasting away
I'd sell my mother's soul if only you will stay
You've led me down a path impossible to take
You've never looked so pure, I've never felt so lame

Pretty, pretty, pretty
I don't think I can take the cure
Pretty, pretty, pretty
You make this world seem almost pure

Pretty, pretty, pretty
I don't think I can take the cure
Pretty, pretty, pretty
You make this world seem almost pure

 

Siege Mentality

[rev. July 20, 2010]

Our stronghold is gonna block out the sky
Just broken rocks jutting out of reach of [the] human tide

I'll be safely sealed in
While you batter at my wall
Steel safety blankets guaranteed against all foes

The more that goes down the more that confusion reigns supreme
Nothing's gonna touch you when you remain impregnable
Remain impregnable

Those mountains might be heading for a fall
This machine of hardened flesh and veins won't feel anything at all
I'll be calm this evening while the mayhem down below
Hurtles mangled metal into the heart of the crowd

The more that goes down the more that confusion reigns supreme
Nothing's gonna touch you when you remain impregnable
Remain impregnable

Nothing's gonna touch you

The more that goes down the more that confusion reigns supreme
Nothing's gonna touch you when you remain impregnable
The more that goes down the more that confusion reigns supreme
Nothing's gonna touch you when you remain impregnable

Excuse me, I was only joking
I hand you the butt of my joke with both barrels still smoking

 

Homeblind

[rev. July 20, 2010]

We're homeblind
We're homeblind
(homeblind!)

Take me back where I don't feel exposed to the sky
I was born here but I never really belonged
Take me back to the place where my grandfather died
I was raised here but something always felt wrong

Take me somewhere where the sun's not my enemy
Though it warmed me it dried out my soul
Take me somewhere where they speak the same language as me
You're way of talkin' just leaves me cold

When we arrived here we knew we left something behind
How can I find it here

We're homeblind
We're homeblind
We're homeblind
We're home--homeblind
Homeblind

We're homeblind
We're homeblind
Open your eyes (we're homeblind)
Let some blood into this land (we're homeblind)
Open your eyes (we're homeblind)
Let some blood into this land (we're home)
Homeblind

 

Like A Treasure

[rev. July 20, 2010]

Some people think that I'm obsessive
Or maybe I'm a little extreme
When I set my mind on something
I don't let nothing between

I got a reputation
Maybe it's what I deserve
I'll use any means
I've got no qualms
I've got no qualms

You've completed my picture
You're a once-in-a-lifetime find
I wanna hold you on up
I hope that you don't mind too much anyway

I wanna hide you away
Like a treasure
We'll have forever and a day
For a pleasure
And no matter what they say
We'll be together
I wanna hide you away

[Movie or TV audio clip]
"What is wrong with women? Do they not save us from hunger and danger when we are young? Did they not teach us good from evil? Do they not bear our children, serve our needs, ??? [1:45], and exhault in our joy?! Ha ha ha! Heaven is indeed merciful!"

Some people think that I'm possessive
Maybe that's a little untrue
Why I might share my money
But I won't share something like you

I got no obligations
I can do just what I please
I wanna make you mine
I'll use any means, any means

You completed my picture
You're a once-in-a-lifetime find
I wanna hold you on up
I hope that you don't mind too much anyway

I wanna hide you away
Like a treasure
We'll have forever and a day
For a pleasure
And no matter what they say
We'll be together
I wanna hide you away

(Gonna love you, gonna love you, gonna love you…)
I'm gonna love you (gonna love you)
I'm gonna love you, girl, I love you today
I'm gonna love you (gonna love you)
Till there's nothing, nothing left

I want to hide you away
We'll have forever and a day
Like a treasure
I want to hide you away
Like a treasure
We'll have forever and a day
Like a treasure

Gonna love you
Gonna love you
Like a treasure

I'm gonna love you (gonna love you)
I'm gonna love you, girl, I love you today
Like a treasure
I'm gonna love you (gonna love you)
I'm gonna love you till there's nothing, nothing more!
Like a treasure

Gonna love you
Like a treasure

 

Gargoyle

Cover of the 1983 debut single by Sydney's The Lighthouse Keepers.

[rev. July 20, 2010]

There's been cruel eyes watching her for quite some time
They come in close but she doesn't really mind
The secret plan is under hand, he takes his aim
Takes her hand, says to her "what can I say"

She says no
This can't go wrong
Just can't go wrong
Cause you don't know what I've been going through for you

They say the music's getting louder
Suddenly it all comes true
And you can do anything you're not allowed to
In the back room

Step by step
He takes her down on the stairs
Is this heaven or hell, she can't seem to tell
She don't seem to care

She says no
This can't go wrong
Just can't go wrong
Cause you don't know what I've been going through for you

They say the music's getting louder
When suddenly it all comes true
And you can do anything you're not allowed to
In the back room

They say the music's getting louder
When suddenly it all comes true
And you can do anything you're not allowed to
In the back room

In the back room

 

Spring Suicide

[rev. July 20, 2010]

A new sun warms the tired snow
It won't warm me
It won't warm me

As life cracks the cold hard ground
That's where I'll be
That's where I'll be

You see I'm going on a journey
There's really nothing now left to say
I hope you cope with my cop-out
Summer's too short anyway

I will be a Spring suicide
Run away and hide
Run away and hide

Those twisted trees mock me with their blooms
It's gone too soon
It's gone too soon

These longer days left me feeling kinda sure
I'm gonna seal my room
I'm gonna seal my room

I bought myself the one-way ticket
Could be leaving now any day
I hope you cope with my cop-out
There's nothing happening here anyway

I will be a Spring suicide
Run away and hide
Run away and hide

My Spring suicide
Run away and hide
Run away and hide

My Spring suicide
Run away and hide
Run away, away and hide

 

Some Attention

[rev. July 20, 2010]

We can't go on like this
With the curtains alight/and light [1:04] we just sit and kiss
Then again I really like the warm glow in your eyes

Do you know that game?
The winner is the last one to catch a flame
Or did you think it was only me licking at your toes
As the flames rose

Is it me or is it hot in here?
Maybe we'll know when all the smoke has cleared
And maybe we can dial a line about fire prevention

I didn't mean to sound alarmed
But can we really stay here and remain unharmed
There's a couple of things got an urgent need for some attention

There's a couple of things got an urgent need for some attention
There's a couple of things got an urgent need for some attention

I wake up, I can't shut my eyes
There's a couple of things got an urgent need for some attention

'Cause there's a couple of things got an urgent need for some attention

I wake up, I can't shut my eyes
There's a couple of things got an urgent need for some attention
Some attention
There's a couple of things got an urgent need for some attention

There's a couple of things got an urgent need for some attention
Some attention
Some attention...