Slept

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Quiff Boy wrote:
Back in time wrote:Is there any version of Slept to be downloaded. The ling above is dead and gone, rightly so, me coming here so late.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_HuSznJSOM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_lfbKTh ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OByF2_mI ... re=related

8)
Thanks a lot, this was fast. :notworthy: :notworthy:
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http://www.thesistersofmercy.com/news/livenews.htm

:D
... Shake me down again
... Shake me down and then
... Shake me down again
I can take what I've been through

I've been used and abused
I've been chased and I've been bruised
I can take what I've been through
I've been naked on the news
I've been debased and disabused
Just leave me downtown when you're through
Turn me over
Turn me in
I have slept with all the girls in Berlin

Girls on smoke and girls on weed
Girls on coke and girls on speed
Girls who choke and girls who smile
Girls who swallow in denial
Girls in crisis, ultra-hipped
Weird as Isis, wide as Egypt
Girls in cars and girls on strips
Girls in bars and girls on tips
Girls on journeys, girls on trips
Girls on gurneys, girls on drips
And a girl too far with pale blue lips so shake me down again

Girls like you with poison tips
Girls like you like pistol whips
Girls in over-zealous green
With a third degree in jealousy so
Turn me over
Turn me in
I have slept with all the girls in Berlin
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Absolutely lovely. 8)
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I still think it's crap. ;D :P :twisted:
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While I love it even more now. :P
And would be extremely happy to hear it played live again one day.
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So is he giving us a hint as to what might end up on the new record? Or am I exhausting my store of optimism (which is an admittedly rather limited and unnatural thing)? :lol:
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Izzy HaveMercy wrote:'Slept' or 'I've slept with all the girls in Berlin' or whatever you want to call it.
Andrew seems to want to call it I Have Slept With All The Girls In Berlin so perhaps we should change the name of the thread.
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Dilitantte wrote:
Motz wrote:Transcribed from the Austria 06 boot:

Girls on gurneys, girls on drips,
Girls on gurneys? Oh dear... :urff:
And it was actually correct! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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And the lyrics itself has changed slightly again. :lol: :notworthy:
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_emma_ wrote:And the lyrics itself has changed slightly again. :lol: :notworthy:
Playing with our heads! :lol:
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:?

which parts is it that have changed?

(having a bit of a senior moment here, sorry :oops: )
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old lyrics wrote:Girls in cars and girls on strips
Girls in bars and girls on tips
new lyrics wrote:Girls in cars and girls on ships
Girls in bars and girls on strips
Seems to be it.
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certainly seems to make more sense 8)

thanks :D :notworthy:
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Another change is:

"I can take what I've been through"
to
"I can wake up in this zoo"
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yes, you're right. :)

only just noticed mh's post with the "original" incarnation of the lyrics copied from the girls' website. miss airhead here has been looking at the new version all along and trying to figure out why she can't see any changes.

and the moral of this story is: not going near a computer during the day is not a good thing - not when :von: (or a higher power of some sort) decides to update the site :lol:
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Shake me down again ...

A wonderful lyric about sort of (self-)abandonment.
Though, when I heard it played live, mostly other aspects like prestige, envy or jealousy prevailed. So I might be well off mark.
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mh wrote:
old lyrics wrote:Girls in cars and girls on strips
Girls in bars and girls on tips
new lyrics wrote:Girls in cars and girls on ships
Girls in bars and girls on strips
Seems to be it.
He sings the old ones I'm sure :innocent:
I had a face on the mirror
I had a hand on the gun
I had a place in the sun and a ticket to Syria
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looksssss that sssomeone forgot hisss own lyricsss :lol:
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does anyone else get the feeling that he's revising them as he's writing them down for the web? even songs he's already been singing for a couple of years are getting 'upgrades'?

hmmm

do you think that this formalising (if you will) of his lyrics feels a bit like he's gearing up to something? :idea: :o
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Quiff Boy wrote:do you think that this formalising (if you will) of his lyrics feels a bit like he's gearing up to something? :idea: :o
I have the feeling I'm gearing up to a huge disappointment :(
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silentNate wrote:
Quiff Boy wrote:do you think that this formalising (if you will) of his lyrics feels a bit like he's gearing up to something? :idea: :o
I have the feeling I'm gearing up to a huge disappointment :(
:lol:

yeah, that would be more like the established pattern of events wouldn't it? :lol:

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It would be really great if that were the case, and there's a major part of me (and probably the rest of us) wants it to be so. Also a risk of "crumbs from the masters table" though, after all there is also precedent there (going back years) with Summer, Susanne and others.
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It doesn't matter that much to me anymore to be honest. It's quite a relief actually, the moment you realise that you don't have to struggle and suffer and wait and expect anymore. Only then you can truly take part in what is happening at a given moment here and now. :D
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_emma_ wrote:It doesn't matter that much to me anymore to be honest. It's quite a relief actually, the moment you realise that you don't have to struggle and suffer and wait and expect anymore. Only then you can truly take part in what is happening at a given moment here and now. :D
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Quiff Boy wrote:does anyone else get the feeling that he's revising them as he's writing them down for the web? even songs he's already been singing for a couple of years are getting 'upgrades'?
Inasmuch as he appears to revise them as he sings them, revising them as he writes them down isn't much of a stretch. ;)
And also wrote:do you think that this formalising (if you will) of his lyrics feels a bit like he's gearing up to something? :idea: :o
See earlier comment... :roll:

The fear is that he's just keeping his hand in during this protracted lull in the schedule. :|

The hope is that this tour has been the fire under him that's been needed. 8)

All in all, a season of wild mood swings. :lol:
Who can begin conventional amiability the first thing in the morning?
It is the hour of savage instincts and natural tendencies.
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