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Garbage - Strange Little Birds Album Lyrics



Garbage - Strange Little Birds Lyrics






Sometimes

Sometimes I'd rather take a beating
Sometimes I'd rather take a punch
I learn more when I am bleeding
You knock me down, then I get up

Sometimes I need to forgive you
Sometimes I want to destroy
Sometimes I know it was not your fault
But I blame you anyway

Sometimes I don't like to crawl
Sometimes I feel too afraid
Sometimes I know I'm not meant do it
I do it anyway

Sometimes I feel so jealous
Sometimes I feel insecure
Sometimes I feel like I vanished in thin air
Sometimes I feel I'm not here
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Empty

I've been feeling so frustrated
I'll never be as great as I want to be
Everyone that I run into
The ones you always seem so into
What's wrong with me?

They all seem to know exactly what it is they want
They pass me, they smile as they go
So I work at staying patient
Good things come to those that wait
Or so they say

I'm so empty
You're all I'm thinking about, about
Oh oh, about, about
Oh oh oh, about, about
Oh oh oh, about, about

I get tired of trying
Ideas die on the vine
And I feel like a fake
I lie awake believing
That somehow I keep failing
I rail and I ache
At the monsters and the demons
I've wrestled with for eons
And I want to destroy

I'm so empty
You're all I talk about
Oh oh oh, about
You're all I talk about

Every day, every hour of the night
You're all I think about
Every day, every hour of the night
You're all I dream about
Every day, every hour of the night
You're all I think about
You're all I think about

I'm so empty
I'm so empty
I'm so empty
You're all I'm thinking about
About, about, oh oh oh, about
I'm so empty
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Writer: Steve W Marker, Douglas Elwin Erickson, Bryan David Vig, Shirley Ann Manson
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Blackout

Keeping my thoughts under wraps tonight
Keeping my feelings to myself
I'm already broken hearted
So let's get this party started

The darkness comes with you
With longing and desire
Your anger burns inside your eyes
They flash like burning coal

Get out your head, get out your head
Try not to think, be cool, be calm, be fake
Dumb yourself down, numb yourself out
Fake it till you make it, break with the world
Blackout

All the hurt you nurse inside
You better cough it up
Beautiful like shards of glass
In your throat that cut you up

Get out your head, get out your head
Try not to think, be cool, be calm, be fake
Dumb yourself down, numb yourself out
Fake it till you make it, break with the world
Blackout

That was such a wicked thing to say
That was such a spiteful thing to do
You smiled as the words spew right out your mouth
So I laugh in your face right back at you
Oh-whoah

There's no reward for men who weep
No medals given out
But better be the one who speaks
Than be the man who won't
(You, and you, and you, and you)

Get out your head, get out your head
Try not to think, be cool, be calm, be fake
Dumb yourself down, numb yourself out
Fake it till you make it, break with the world Blackout

We all blackout
We all blackout
We all blackout
We all blackout
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Writer: Steve W Marker, Douglas Elwin Erickson, Bryan David Vig, Shirley Ann Manson
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




If I Lost You

There are times when I see you talking to other girls
I feel insecure
And every time I see you walking out
I wonder if you're coming back to me

You tell me I've got nothing to worry about
They've got nothing on me
You tell me I'm a good girl and you know it
Are you so strong, or is the weakness in me?

I've never had someone like you
Who makes me feel the way you do
Sometimes I believe that I might die
If I lost you
If I lost you
If I lost you

Fears from so long ago
So stupid to hold on to them all
Not every man is made the same
So unevolved to think that way

But I've never had someone like you
Who makes me feel the way you do
Sometimes I believe that I might die
If I lost you
If I lost you
If I lost you

But I've never had someone like you
Who makes me feel the way you do
Sometimes I believe that I might die
If I lost you
If I lost you
If I lost you
If I lost you
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Writer: Steve W Marker, Douglas Elwin Erickson, Bryan David Vig, Shirley Ann Manson
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Night Drive Loneliness

Lonely
Lonely

I got my high heels
And my lipstick
My blue velvet dress in my closet
Got my phone on vibrate
All I do is wait

My night drive loneliness
Comes again and again
My night drive loneliness
Comes again and again

Of those stupid things that I've said
There's one thing I regret
In the moment that I said it
I wanted to kill it
I still feel sick about it

My night drive loneliness
Comes again and again
My night drive loneliness
Comes again and again

Lonely
Lonely
I'm so nervous
Like a cat on a hot tin roof and
I want to get wasted
Forget all about it
Like the blue dress in my closet
Over and over again
Over and over again
Over and over again
Over and over again

My night drive loneliness
Comes again and again (my loneliness)
My night drive loneliness
Comes again and again (my loneliness)
(Loneliness)
My night drive loneliness
Comes again and again (my loneliness)
My night drive loneliness
Comes again and again (my loneliness)

Alone, alone, alone, alone, alone
Loneliness
Alone, alone, alone, alone, alone
Loneliness
Alone, alone, alone, alone, alone
Loneliness
Alone, alone, alone, alone, alone
Loneliness
Alone, alone, alone, alone, alone
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Writer: Shirley Ann Manson, Bryan David Vig, Douglas Elwin Erickson, Steve W Marker
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Even Though Our Love Is Doomed

I'm getting desperate
Desperate for a revolution
Some kind of spark
Some kind of connection
In these dangerous days
Come a little bit closer
I need to understand

Why we kill the things we love the most
Kill the things we love
Kill the things we love the most
Why we kill the things we love the most
Kill the things we love
Kill the things we love the most
But they don't burn like we do
They don't burn like we do

And even though our love is doomed
And even though we're all messed up
We're still waiting for tomorrow
We're still aching for tomorrow
And even though our love is cruel
And even though our stars are crossed
You're the only thing worth fighting for
You're the only thing worth dying for

Don't wanna be dead alive
Don't wanna be dull to extinction
Don't wanna be lost in dreams
Don't wanna be caught sleepwalking
Maybe I should break the chain
Maybe I should break the connection
Such strange little birds
Devoured by our obsessions

Can you love me for what I've become
Love me for what I
Said that I would not become
Can you love me for what I've become
Love me for what I
Said that I would not become
Cause they don't burn like I do
They don't burn like I do

And even though our love is cruel
And even though our stars are crossed
We're still waiting for tomorrow
We're still aching for tomorrow
And even though our love is doomed
And even though we're all messed up
You're the only thing worth fighting for
You're the only thing worth dying for

And even though our love is doomed
Even though our love is doomed
Even though our love is doomed
Even though our love is doomed
Even though our love is doomed
Even though our love is doomed
Even though our love is doomed
You're the only thing worth fighting for
You're the only thing worth dying for
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Writer: Steve W Marker, Douglas Elwin Erickson, Bryan David Vig, Shirley Ann Manson
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Magnetized

I'm not in love, I'm not in love
And there will be no future tense for us
I cannot lie, I know it isn't right to want you
Most of the time I stop myself from trying to touch you

I'm magnetized, I'm magnetized
I'm magnetized, I'm magnetized by you

You bring your light, I'll bring the pain
You bring your joy, I'll bring my shame
I want to kiss the scar that rips your shoulder
Get so close that it hurts
Every time I feel it's going closer
You pull back

I'm magnetized, I'm magnetized
(I'm magnetized by you)
I'm magnetized, I'm magnetized
(I'm magnetized by you)

There's nothing I can do
It's all a fantasy

I would risk everything
Set fire to the house
Pack my bags and walk out
But would you want me to
If I was free?

I'm not in love, I'm not in love
I'm not in love, I'm not in love
I'm not in love, I'm not in love
I'm not in love, I'm not in love

I'm magnetized by you
I'm magnetized by you
I'm magnetized by you
(Magnetized)
I'm magnetized by you
(I'm magnetized)
I'm magnetized by you
(I'm magnetized)
I'm magnetized by you
I'm magnetized by you

There's nothing I can do
It's all a fantasy
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Writer: Steve W Marker, Douglas Elwin Erickson, Bryan David Vig, Shirley Ann Manson
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




We Never Tell

This is my time with you, I'm not giving it back
They could break our arms but we would remain intact
You know I don't you want make you feel so good
I can see it in your eyes when I look at you

It's in our eyes but we never tell
It's in our eyes but we never tell
It's in our eyes but we never tell
That I want you, ooh
I want you, I want you
I know you want me too

We're on the outside always looking in
You don't trust humans and I feel the same

It's in our eyes but we never tell
It's in our eyes but we never tell
It's in our eyes but we never tell
That I want you, ooh
I want you, I want you
I know you want me too

Let's give 'em something to remember
Something to talk about
On their telephones
On their couch at home
Make me shake, make me tremble
We could be animals
Our secret universal place to behold

This is my time with you, I'm not giving it back
They could break our arms but we would remain intact

It's in our eyes but we never tell
It's in our eyes but we never tell
It's in our eyes but we never tell
It's in our eyes but we never tell
It's in our eyes but we never tell
It's in our eyes but we never tell
It's in our eyes but we never tell

Let's give 'em something to remember
Something to talk about
Let's give 'em something to remember
Something to talk about
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Writer: Steve W Marker, Douglas Elwin Erickson, Bryan David Vig, Shirley Ann Manson
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




So We Can Stay Alive

Imagine this: we make things right
So beautiful, we clean tonight
To all our dreams, we pin them up
We lose our minds if we lose our hopes
We swear to change, but we bottle in
Stick to our guns and all our sins
We barely feel, we drink to it
We might cheat death if we worship it

So we can stay alive
Our sex, our power, our drive
We lose ourselves inside
So we can feel alive

You're the one who should be on trial
For all your hate and your denial
Be careful what it is you break
Every broken thing can't be fixed
And all those fragile things we are
They find their voice, they find their power
They take a grip around your throat
They keep squeezing till your life runs out

So we can stay alive
Our sex, our power, our drive
We lose ourselves inside
So we can feel alive

(Masochistic victim sees
His victor vanquish fallacy
There's lust, our love, our lives, our blindness)

(We can feel alive)
All alone, fight the fear
Find the sex, in every way
(We can feel alive)
All our lies, falling [?]
All our hate, we're on our knees
(We can feel)
Feel respect, feel this way

We can stay alive
We can stay alive
We can stay alive
We can stay alive
We can stay alive
We can stay alive
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Writer: Steve W Marker, Douglas Elwin Erickson, Bryan David Vig, Shirley Ann Manson
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Teaching Little Fingers To Play

I was young and naive
All I wanted to do was please, please, please
But things, they changed
And I'm a big girl now

I'm all grown up
(I'm all grown up)
No one around to fix me now
(There's no one around)
Doing it my own way
(I'm doing it, I'm doing it)
I'm changing things up like
I'm teaching little fingers to play

I've worn myself out for you
Shiny and clean for you
But things, they changed
And I'm a big girl now
(I'm a big girl)

I'm all grown up
(I'm all grown up)
No one around to fix me now
(There's no one around)
Doing it my own way
(I'm doing it, I'm doing it)
I'm changing things up like
I'm teaching little fingers to play

Nothing ever stays the same
Youth and beauty don't remain
The wise they say: adapt or die
If you don't grow, you'll cause a fight
But you're too scared to try
But things, they changed (they change and)
And I'm a big girl now
(I'm a big girl)

I'm all grown up
There's no one around to fix me now
I'm all grown up
There's no one around to fix me now
Doing it my own way
(I'm doing it, I'm doing it)
Doing it my own way
(I'm doing it, I'm doing it)
Doing it my own way
(I'm doing it, I'm doing it)
I'm changing things up like
I'm teaching little fingers to play
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Writer: Steve W Marker, Douglas Elwin Erickson, Bryan David Vig, Shirley Ann Manson
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Amends

You gave an inch, I took a mile
You lit a match, I set our fire
You know they say to make amends
Face to face

And though I know it's not my place
To tell you how to live your life
But to forget somebody's sins
Is divine, is divine

There is nothing you could say
To cause more hurt, or cause me shame
Than all the things that I have thought
About myself

It's been so long and time has passed
We are both changed yet nothing has
When will you let me off the hook
And let me pass?

When the chains on the fence break
And free me the same
They can't wait to deliver bad news

It's what you do to make it right
Matter of fact, it's called revenge
Cut off your nose to spite your face
It's pretty cool shutting me out
It's what you do to make it right
Matter of fact, it's called revenge
Cut off your nose to spite your face
It's pretty cool shutting me out

I use no knives, I didn't lie
I didn't mess around, or even tried
When they were lined up around the block
I sat and watched

So it's a shame that we don't talk
I miss your face and life is short
Get off your cross cause long goodbyes
Come every time, come every time

It's time to change your mind
It's time to change your mind
Don't you plead to crawl
It's time to change your mind
Cause I don't know, don't know you
Cause I don't know, don't know you
Cause I don't know, don't know you
Cause I don't know, don't know you
Cause I don't know, don't know you
Cause I don't know, don't know you
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Strange Little Birds is the sixth studio album by American rock band Garbage. It was released on June 10, 2016, through the band's own record label, Stunvolume.

It is their second independent album release, and follows 2012's Not Your Kind of People. The album's press release describes Strange Little Birds as "a sweeping, cinematic record of a unified mood: darkness".

Strange Little Birds was preceded by a lead single, "Empty", and supported by an international tour.
Genre(s): Alternative, Alternative rock, electronic rock, industrial rock
Producer(s): Garbage, Steve Marker, Billy Bush
Length: 52:41
Released: June 10th, 2016
Year: 2016

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