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Massive Attack lyrics

Album: Blue Lines [1991]

Tracks9
 01  Safe from Harm
 02  One Love
 03  Blue Lines
 04 Be Thankful for What You Got
 05  Five Man Army
 06  Unfinished Sympathy
 07  Daydreaming
 08  Lately
 09  Hymn of the Big Wheel
all Massive Attack lyrics



Safe from Harm
[Shara Nelson]

Midnight ronkers
City slickers
Gunmen and maniacs
All will feature on the freakshow
And I can't do nothing 'bout that, no
But if you hurt what's mine
I'll sure as hell retaliate

You can free the world you can free my mind
Just as long as my baby's safe from harm tonight

You can free the world you can free my mind
Just as long as my baby's safe from harm tonight

[3d]

I was lookin' back to see if you were lookin' back at me
To see me lookin' back at you

[Shara Nelson]

Lucky dippers
Crazy chancers
Seems to be moving fast
What happened to the nicities
Of my childhood days
Well i can't do nothing 'bout that, no
But if you hurt what's mine
I'll sure as hell retaliate

[3d]

I was lookin' back to see if you were
I was lookin I was
I was lookin' back to see if you were lookin' back at me
To see me lookin' back at you

[Shara Nelson]

You can free the world you can free my mind
Just as long as my baby's safe from harm tonight

You can free the world you can free my mind
Just as long as my baby's safe from harm tonight

[3d]

Tell us what it is dangerous
Friends and enemies I find it's contagerous
And they're spreading through your system like a virus
Yes the trouble in the end it makes you anxious

I was lookin' back to see if you were lookin back at me
To see me lookin back at you

I was lookin' back to see if you were lookin back at me
To see me lookin back at you

[Shara Nelson]

But if you hurt what's mine
I'll sure as hell retaliate
You can free the world you can free my mind
Just as long as my baby's safe from harm tonight [x2]back to top
One Love
[Horace Andy]

It's you I love and not another
And I know our love will last forever
You I love and not another
And I know we'll always be together
Some men have one love, two and three love
Four and five and six love
But I believe in one love
I believe in one love

Some men don't feel secure
Unless they have a woman on each arm
They have to play the field, prove they have charm
They say don't lay your eggs in one basket
If the basket should fall all your eggs'll be broken
But I believe in one love
I believe in one love
Oh girl I believe in one love
I believe in one love
Oh girl it's not the everyday you find the woman of your dreams
Who will always be there no matter how bad things seems
Ever so faithful ever so sure
No man could ever ask for more
I believe in 1 love
I believe in one love, oh girl
I believe in one love
I believe, girl, oh yeah
In one love, in one love
In one love, in one love
I do, I do, I do
In one love
I do
In one love
I believe in one love, in one love.back to top
Blue Lines
[Tricky]

Can't be with the one you love then love the one you're with
Spliff in the ashtray, red stripe I pull the lid
Her touch tickles, especially when she's gentle
But I don't hear her words 'cause I slide the instrumental
Keep the girl in the distance, moves are very hazy
No sunshine in my life the way I deal is shady

[3D]

Skip hip data to get the anti-matter
Blue lines are the reason why the temple had to shatter
To the sound of silence surrounded by the mass
Her face is on the paper not the strangers that I pass
The ones that looking back to see if they are looking back at me

[Daddy G]

Are you predator or do you fear me

[3D]

Yeah while I'm doing this I know
The place I really wanna go
The one I love but never gets near me

[Tricky]

It's a beautiful day, well it seems as such
Beautiful thoughts means I dream too much
Even if I told you, you still would not know me
Tricky never does, adrian mostly gets lonely
How we live in this existence, just being
English upbringing, background carribean

[3D]

It's the way that we ?bility?
Sharing a soliloquy
We cut the broken thread from flexibility
Mi chiamo 3D si sono Inglese
No sunshine in my life 'cause the way I deal is hazy
And everyday's a daisy 'cause I'm on my toes
While contemporaries of mine remaining comatose

[Tricky]

There's a looking glass she's looking through
She hated me, but then she loved me too
I'd lie not try so I lost faith
Then turn to her to keep the faith
She told me take an occupation or you lose your mind
And on a nine to five lemon, looking for the lime

[3D]

Box clever, watch your system come together
Crazy weather at the end of my tether

[Daddy G]

Massive in the area, murderer
Attack inna the area, murderer

[3D]

Some go softly softly round the habitat
Ratchet in the right hand
They got no one to stab it at
Take a walk billy, don't be a hero
Effort's on minimal though almost touch zero
Excommunicated from the brotherhood of man
To wander lonely as a puzzled anagram

Car paint blue, green, primer and zinc
Take it to extremities my purple and pink
I feel the colours fill my room beneath the patter of the rain
I can't stand the drops they're dripping down my windowpane
They wash away my shadow and don't even leave a spark upon my soul
They leave the rainbows in the dark

[Tricky]

Blues get big, massive are even larger
Save nuff space into the tricky tardis
We'd trawl what I saw from down in darren's hall
People laying their claim
In stormy weather it's rain

[3D]

But you're living on a see-saw

[Tricky]

I try to see more

[3D]

Somebody da-ditty, nobody
Walking on sunshine, but still we're treading water
The son of many reasons searching for the daughter
Seeking knowledge, not acknowledging the jetset
Silver papers of the sound within my budakon headset
The solar system watches in wisdom
The children dance as the moonlight kissed them

[Tricky]

To Massive attack Matt Black appear wearing beads
Two hours traveling so I wrote this on repeat
Always living fast, people getting jumpy
Where on ?gruggy? falls I do the walter crumpy
Microphones held close, crouching far apart
Take my piece of mind and sign my name across your heartback to top
Five Man Army
[Daddy G]

Trendy wendys you know what i mean
Hangin' around with girl who's rolling up her jeans
She watches her street cred 'cause she's no dummy
Saw rockin the microphone and now she's calling me a honey
Says I know what I want don't move with thugs
We're house parties hip hop and smoking drugs
And whoever's been the boss she's down with 'em
She's always on time 'cause the girl got rhythm
To avoid all complications i'll give some information
About a certain location under Paddington Station
'Cause when I host my show-a I avoid the girl called lola
Who's more pu-pu-public than the drink they call it coca cola
Iím just practice posing face is shaded in black
Is dominating as my color the massive attack
Right now i hit it kick it flow smooth hit middle wicket

[Tricky]

I take a small step now it's a giant stride
People say I'm loud why should I hide
Only had a small taste so what a waste
I quietly observe though it's not my space
Bottom end's heavy you know we're never even
People call me Tricky for particular reason
I've got you see and I've got to let you know
See we're rockin' in your area rock beneath your balcony
My baby just cares for me well that's funny
Her touch tickles especially on my tummy

[Daddy G]

Now who's got the microphone

[Tricky]

Now who's honey

[Daddy G]

A turbo turbo and chant with a charge
Addy, Daddy G wild bunch crew at large
Don't call me an officer just call me a sarge
Mashing up the country planning also abroad
Plan to go to America when I get a visa card

[Tricky]

But gettin' a visa card nowadays isn't hard

[Daddy G]

So keep your ears glued listen to every chord
Tokyo city's one place that we toured
Four technic plus two mixer board
Sharper than a Wilkinson razor sword

[3D]

When I was a child I played subbuteo on
My table then I graduate to studio one
íCos Dís my nom de plume you know but 3ís my pseudonym
And around my neck you know I wear the sony budokan
Indigo blues you got me in my own shoes
The people dancing in the shape for what they make
They can't lose
Yes waxing lyrical but this time it's not satirical
It's kinda spherical so jam me in a ???
This is the miracle of the dubplate dub selection

[Daddy G]

So whether you're black white or half-caste in your complection

[3D]

Yes pull out your phono plug and tuck you in your phony
It's started by marconi resumed by sony
A summary by wireless history and only
The massive attack ??? explosione

[Horace Andy]

Get away with you gangsters
We don't want it
Get away with you gangsters
We don't like it
Eternal love eternal love
Money money money
Root of all evil
Money money money
Root of all evilback to top
Unfinished Sympathy
[Shara Nelson]

I know that i've been mad in love before
And how it could be with you
Really hurt me baby, really cut me baby
How can you have a day without a night
You're the book that I have opened
And now i've got to know much more

The curiousness of your potential kiss
Has got my mind and body aching
Really hurt me baby, really cut me baby
How can you have a day without a night
You're the book that I have opened
And now I've got to know much more

Like a soul without a mind
In a body without a heart
I'm missing every part
[x5]back to top
Daydreaming
[Shara Nelson]

I quietly observe standing in my space
Daydreaming
I quietly observe standing in my space
Daydreaming

[3D]

Way that we say 'em in style that we write 'em in
Massive attack we keep it strong just like a vitamin
Going for the positive wiping out the negative songs
'Cause brother it's relative
The pass is picking up all the lyrics on the dance floor
That raise your spirit level 'cause it demands for

[Tricky]

Attitude is cool degrees below zero
Up against the wall behaving like De Niro
Tricky's performing taking his phono
Making a stand with a tan touch it like cocoa
Smooth to keep you moving at the back now
Free is the needle it's moving through the track now

[3D]

Dance to the drummer's beats we need new sticks
Bounce around the vibes like acoustics
No drugs or pharmaceuticals for the body ain't suitable
Stick with liquid me and trick we've drop
A paper which you use my tongue to lick with

[Tricky]

Trouble and strife ain't no sunshine in my life
Wiseguys get protection when they carry a knife
They shouldn't have been born they're making me yawn
But I just take it easy it's a sunday morn'

[3D]

So you come on light my fire and
Together we'll grow forever watch my eight kay rig go

[Daddy G]

Because my eight kay rig goes boom boom
My eight kay rig goes boom

[3D]

Yeah rhymin' the jam and uh we got the stamina
In case you never know us if we don't give a damn and uh
And it's hard to handle keep your distance
Resist and the posse gets the pleasure of this dance
The cool breeze that you welcome in the heat
You don't see it but you feel it when it's blowing on the street

[Tricky]

If i was a rich man

[Daddy G]

Da da dada

[Tricky]

I quietly observe standing in my space
It's the devious days they call the rat race
It's a concrete jungle, evil in the town
Weebles, wobble, occasional squabble
But what happen when the bomb drops
Down

[3D]

Don't make sound
'Cause the dancefloor's a desert
And the dancers are parched
Do a rain dance and your brain's still marsh
My heavy my brother get lighter than helium
Float above the world to break the tedium
Living in my headphones sony's what I say to 'em
The surreal boom of the budokan stadium

[Shara Nelson]

Well i'm floating on air when i'm daydreaming
I quietly observe standing in my space

[Tricky]

Well i'm tricky kid don't deal with sadness
Can't be with the one i love i love the one that i miss
I'm very down to earth but brain sits on top floor
Don't need another lover just need, i'm insecure

[3D]

The weather is a-changin' the storms be shakin
The love that you take is equal to the love you're makin
Here comes the sun little darlin here comes the sun
It's alright

[Tricky]

Yes tricky kid i check my situation
Maggie this Maggie that Maggie means inflation
Hip-hop you don't stop cause i'm not sloppy
I like the beat so we need another copy

[3D]

We're natives of the massive territory and we're proud
Get peaceful in the dance, adapt the glory and the crowd
The problem ain't a different kind of skin tricks
I love my neighbor I don't wait for the olympics
See you go hooligan you're trying to play the fool again

[Tricky]

Caught you in the lost and found

[3D]

When your posse weren't around

[Tricky]

No crowd

[3D]

So you're going for you tool again

[Shara Nelson]

Daydreaming
I quietly observe standing in my space
Daydreaming
Well i'm floating on air when i'm daydreamingback to top
Lately
[Shara Nelson]

Summertime always gives me the blues
Thinking about the things we used to do
Watching lovers in the park making love so free
And now i realize there's only me

Lately baby where, where did we go wrong
[x2]

You been acting like a cat on a hot tin roof
Something's on your mind that you can't share
You never used to hide your feelings from me
Keepin secrets i don't understand

Lately baby where, where did we go wrong
[x2]

I used to synchronize it with your body
Making it so tight never letting go
[x2]

Lately baby where, where did we go wrong
Lately, lately, lately, lately
Lately baby, where did we go wrong
Where did we go wrong
Missed your touch, missed your touchback to top
Hymn of the Big Wheel
[Horace Andy]

The big wheel keeps on turning
On a simple line day by day
The earth spins on its axis
One man struggle while another relaxes

There's a hole in my soul like a cavity
Seems like the world is out to gather just by gravity
The wheel keeps turning the sky's rearranging
Look my son the weather is changing

I'd like to feel that you could be free
Look up at the blue skies beneath a new tree
Sometime again
You'll turn green and the sea turns red
My son I said the power of axis over my head
The big wheel keeps on turning
On a simple line day by day
The earth spins on its axis
One man struggle while another relaxes

We sang about the sun and danced among the trees
And we listened to the whisper of the city on the breeze
Will you cry in the most in a lead-free zone
Down within the shadows where the factories drone
On the surface of the wheel they build another town
And so the green come tumbling down
Yes close your eyes and hold me tight
And i'll show you sunset sometime again

The big wheel keeps on turning
On a simple line day by day
The earth spins on its axis
One man struggle while another relaxes
As a child's silent prayer my hope hides in disguise
While satellites and cameras watch from the skies
An acid drop of rain recycled from the sea
It washed away my shadow burnt a hole in me
And all the king's men cannot put it back again
But the ghetto sun will nurture life
And mend my soul sometime again

The big wheel keeps on turning
On a simple line day by day
The earth spins on its axis
One man struggle while another relaxes
[x2]back to top
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