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Portishead - Dummy Album Lyrics



Portishead - Dummy Lyrics






Mysterons

Inside your pretending
Crimes have been swept aside
Somewhere where they can forget

Divine upper reaches
Still holding on
This ocean will not be grasped
All for nothing

Did you really want
Did you really want
Did you really want
Did you really want

[INSTRUMENTAL]

Refuse to surrender
Strung out until ripped apart
Who dares, dares to condemn
All for nothing

Did you really want
Did you really want
Did you really want
Did you really want
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Writer: ADRIAN FRANCIS UTLEY, BETH GIBBONS, GEOFFREY PAUL BARROW
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Sour Times

To pretend no one can find
The fallacies of morning rose
Forbidden fruit, hidden eyes
Curtises that I despise in me
Take a ride, take a shot now

Cos nobody loves me
Its true
Not like you do

Covered by the blind belief
That fantasies of sinful screens
Bear the facts, assume the dye
End the vows no need to lie, enjoy
Take a ride, take a shot now

Cos nobody loves me
Its true
Not like you do

Who oo am I, what and why
Cos all I have left is my memories of yesterday
Ohh these sour times

Cos nobody loves me
Its true
Not like you do

After time the bitter taste
Of innocence decent or race
Scattered seeds, buried lives
Mysteries of our disguise revolve
Circumstance will decide ....

Cos nobody loves me
Its true
Not like you do

Cos nobody loves me
Its true
Not like you
Nobody loves.. me
Its true
Not, like, you.. do
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Writer: Adrian Utley, Beth Gibbons, Geoff Barrow, Henry Brooks, Lalo Schifrin, Otis Turner
Copyright: Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management




Strangers

Ohh........
Can anybody see the light
Where the morn meets the dew and the tide rises
Did you realise, no one can see inside your view
Did you realise, forwhy this sight belongs to you

Ohh........
Just set aside your fears of life
Thru this sole desire

Done it warning
Done it now
This ain't real
On in this side

Done it warning
Done it now
This ain't real
On in this side

[INSTRUMENTAL]

Done it warning
Done it now
This ain't real

Done it waring
Done it now
This ain't real
On in this side

Ohh............
Can anybody see the light
Were the morn meets the dew and the tide rises
Did you realise, no one can ever see inside you view
Did you realise, forewhy this sight belongs to you
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Writer: GEOFFREY PAUL BARROW, BETH GIBBONS, WAYNE SHORTER, ADRIAN FRANCIS UTLEY
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management




It Could Be Sweet

I don't want to hurt you
For no reason have I but fear
And I ain't guilty of the crimes you accuse me of
But I'm guilty of fear

I'm sorry to remind
You but I'm scared of what we're creating
This life ain't fair
You don't get something for nothing, turn now
Mmmm gotta try a little harder

It could be sweet
Like a long forgotten dream
And we don't need them to cast the fate we have
Love don't always shine thru

Cos I don't wanna lose
What we had last time your leaving this life ain't fair
You don't get something for nothing, turn now
Mmmm gotta try a little harder

It could be sweet.....

But the thoughts we try to deny
Take a toll upon our lives
We struggle on in depths of pride
Tangled up in single minds

Cos I don't wanna lose
What we had last time your leaving this life ain't fair
You don't get something for nothing, turn back
Mmmm gotta try a little harder

Cos I don't wanna lose
What we had last time your leaving this life ain't fair
You don't get something for nothing, turn back
Mmmm gotta try a little harder

It could be sweet
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Writer: BETH GIBBONS, GEOFF BARROW
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Wandering Star

Please could you stay awhile to share my grief
For its such a lovely day
To have to always feel this way
And the time that I will suffer less
Is when I never have to wake

Wandering stars, for whom it is reserved
The blackness of darkness forever
Wandering stars, for whom it is reserved
The blackness of darkness forever

... Those who have seen the needles eye, now tread
Like a husk, from which all that was, now has fled
And the masks, that the monsters wear
To feed, upon their prey

Wandering stars, for whom it is reserved
The blackness of darkness forever
Wandering stars, for whom it is reserved
The blackness of darkness forever

[INSTRUMENTAL]

(always) doubled up inside
Take awhile to shed my grief
(always) doubled up inside
Taunted, cruel.... ...

Wandering stars, for whom it is reserved
The blackness of darkness forever
Wandering stars, for whom it is reserved
The blackness of darkness forever
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Writer: Beth Gibbons, Charles William Miller, Geoffrey Paul Barrow, Harold Ray Brown, Howard Scott, Jerry Goldstein, Lee Oskar, Leroy Jordan, Morris Dickerson, Thomas Sylvester Allen
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management




Its A Fire

Its a fire
These dreams they pass me by
This salvation I desire
Keeps getting me down

Cos we need to
Recognise mistakes
For time and again

So let it be known for what we believe in
I can see no reason for it to fail.... ...

Cos this life is a farce
I can't breathe through this mask
Like a fool
So breathe on, sister breathe on

[INSTRUMENTAL]

From this oneself
Testify or tell
Its fooling us now

So let it be known for what we believe in
I can see no reason for it to fail...

Cos this life is a farce
I can't breathe through this mask
Like a fool
So breathe on, little sister, breathe on
Ohh so breathe on, little sister, like a fool
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Writer: ADRIAN FRANCIS UTLEY, BETH GIBBONS, GEOFFREY PAUL BARROW
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Numb

Unable so lost
I can't find my way
Been searching, but I have never seen
A turning, a turning from deceit

Cos the child roses like
Try to reveal what I could feel

I can't understand myself anymore
But I m still feeling lonely
Feeling so unholy

Cos the child roses like
Try to reveal what I could feel
But this loneliness
It just won't leave me alone

I'm fooling somebody
A faithless path to roam
Deceiving to breath this secretly
This silence, a silence I can't bear

Cos the child roses like
Try to reveal what I could feel
And this loneliness
It just won't leave me alone
And this loneliness,
It just won't leave me alone, ohh no

A lady of war

A lady of war
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Writer: ADRIAN FRANCIS UTLEY, BETH GIBBONS, GEOFFREY PAUL BARROW
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Roads

Ohh, can't anybody see
We've got a war to fight
Never found our way
Regardless of what they say

How can it feel, this wrong
From this moment
How can it feel, this wrong

Storm.. in the morning light
I feel
No more can I say
Frozen to myself

I got nobody on my side
And surely that ain't right
And surely that ain't right

Ohh, can't anybody see
We've got a war to fight
Never found our way
Regardless of what they say

How can it feel, this wrong
From this moment
How can it feel, this wrong

[INSTRUMENTAL]

How can it feel, this wrong
This moment
How can it feel, this wrong

Ohh, can't anybody see
We've got a war to fight
Never found our way
Regardless of what they say

How can it feel, this wrong
From this moment
How can it feel, this wrong
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Writer: ADRIAN FRANCIS UTLEY, BETH GIBBONS, GEOFFREY PAUL BARROW
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Pedestal

How can I believe this miracle
Where the wind blows dry
Thru the force of a man
Undenied by his eye

You abandoned me
How I suffer
Ridicule breathes a sigh
You abandoned me
Lost forever
Hush, can you hear.....

Enter and rejoice this pedestal
Where the rainbows hide
Your destiny
Mystery of all time

No time make or reason
Ridicule breathes a sigh
No time make or reason
Hush, hear him cry....

[INSTRUMENTAL]

No time, make or reason
No time, make or reason
No time, make or reason
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Writer: ADRIAN FRANCIS UTLEY, BETH GIBBONS, GEOFFREY PAUL BARROW
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Biscuit

I'm lost, exposed
Stranger things will come your way
Its just I'm scared
Got hurt along time ago
I can't make myself heard no matter how hard I scream

Ohh sensation
Sin, slave of sensation

Full fed yet I still hunger
Torn inside
Haunted I tell myself, yet I still wander
Down, inside, its tearing me apart

Ohh sensation
Sin, slave of sensation

[INSTRUMENTAL]

Ohh sensation
Sin, slave of sensation

At last, relief
A mothers son has left me sheer
The shores I seek
Are crimson tastes devine
I can't make myself heard, no matter how hard I scream

Ohh sensation
Sin slave of sensation
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Writer: BETH GIBBONS, GEOFFREY PAUL BARROW, JOHNNIE RAY
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Glory Box

I'm so tired
Of playing
Playing with this bow and arrow
Gonna give my heart away
Leave it to the other girls to play
For I've been a temptress too long
Just

Give me a reason
To love you
Give me a reason to be
A woman

I just want to be a woman
From this time, unchained
We're all looking at a different picture
Through this new frame of mind
A thousand flowers could bloom
Move over, and give us some room, yeah

Give me a reason
To love you
Give me a reason to be
A woman

I just want to be a woman

So don't you stop
Being a man
Just take a little look
From outside when you can
Sow a little tenderness
No matter if you cry

Give me a reason
To love you
Give me a reason to be
A woman
I just want to be a woman

It's all I want to be
Is all woman
For this is the beginning
Of forever
And ever

It's time to move over
It's all I wanna be

I'm so tired
Of playing
Playing with this bow and arrow
Gonna give my heart away
Leave it to the other girls to play
For I've been a temptress too long
Just

Give me a reason, to love you
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Writer: Adrian Francis Utley, Beth Gibbons, Geoffrey Paul Barrow, Isaac Lee Hayes
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group




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Dummy is the debut studio album by English electronic music band Portishead, released on 22 August 1994 by Go! Beat Records.

The album received critical acclaim and won the 1995 Mercury Music Prize. It is often credited with popularising the trip hop genre, and is frequently cited in lists of the best albums of the 1990s.

Dummy was certified triple platinum in the UK in February 2019, and had sold 920,000 copies in the United Kingdom as of September 2020. Worldwide, the album had sold 3.6 million copies by 2008.
Genre(s): Trip hop, Chill
Producer(s): Portishead, Adrian Utley
Length: 49:21
Released: August 22nd, 1994
Year: 1994

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