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Pulp lyrics

Album: Freaks [1986]

Tracks10
 01  Fairground
 02  I Want You
 03  Being Followed Home
 04  Master of the Universe
 05  Life Must Be So Wonderful
 06  There's No Emotion
 07  Anorexic Beauty
 08  The Never-Ending Story
 09  Don't You Know
 10  They Suffocate at Night
all Pulp lyrics



Fairground
As the signs outside proclaimed, nature sometimes makes mistakes. was it the mother or the
Father to blame, inside the damp grass and tilted tent? as the signs outside proclaimed,
Nature sometimes makes mistakes. was it the mother or the father to blame, inside the damp
Grass and tilted tent? / won't you come with me to the fairground? / your head / will be
Spinning, / I said your head / is your feet. / and the man at the side of me starts a lewd
Laugh / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / at the cat with two heads and the dog with
Eight legs. / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / the man has come between us, his cheeks
Rattle like a fence, / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / he's come between us, and he
Starts a lewd laugh. / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / I sought shelter from the storm in a
Small inn by the coast. in the children's room three identical sisters sat, except for the
One who was hideously deformed; her grotesque features seemed to parody her sisters'
Beauty, ridiculing and mocking everything I held dear. / won't you come with me to the
Fairground? / your head / will be spinning, / I said your head / is your feet. / and the
Man at the side of me starts a lewd laugh / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / at the cat
With two heads and the dog with eight legs. / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / the man
Has come between us, his cheeks rattle like a fence, / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) /
He's come between us, and he starts a lewd laugh. / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / the
Fish-eyed foetus floated blankly in the yellowed waters, still as wax. the man came
Between us, my sister and i, ridiculing and parodying everything we held dear, making a
Mockery of our former emotions. dragging it all down to his level. / won't you come with
Me to the fairground? / your head / will be spinning. / and the man at the side of me
Starts a lewd laugh / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / at the cat with two heads and the
Dog with eight legs. / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / the man has come between us, his
Cheeks rattle like a fence, / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / he's come between us, and
He starts a lewd laugh. / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / and then we went for rides. /
[jarvis:] roll up, roll up, nice rides... come on, spin those cars boys and make the girls
Scream! the louder you scream the faster we go! come on, roll up, go on, ladies and
Gentlemen, boys and girls, for the ride of a lifetime. there's plenty of seats, come on,
Don't be shy! roll up, come on, come on! / [shreiking and wailing laughter] / and then we
Went for rides.back to top
I Want You
Hey, / you can look, you can look just like anyone else / if that's what you want to do. /
I, / I could laugh, I could laugh in your face if I want / oh, but I'm not going to. /
([backing vocals:] ba ba ba ba) / when we met last week on saturday, / ([backing vocals:]
Ba ba ba ba) / I couldn't make a sentence, / I couldn't even say / what I meant to say: /
That I want you / (it doesn't hurt to say I want you), I need you / (I never thought i'd
Say I need you), I'll keep you, / oh yes I'll keep you and I'll throw myself away, away,
Away, / and I'll break you / because I lose myself inside you, I'll make you / fit in the
Space that I provide you, I'll take you, / oh yes, I'll take you just to push you far
Away, away, away. / yes, / yes, you're all, yes you're all that I ever desire, / still
I'll kill you in the end. / when, / when it seems, when it seems that it's getting too
Soft, / when you lapse into a friend, / ([backing vocals:] ba ba ba ba) / there's someone
Just behind the door / ([backing vocals:] ba ba ba ba) / so don't betray your feelings, /
No don't talk anymore, / never dare to say / that I want you / (it doesn't hurt to say i
Want you), I need you / (I never thought I'd say I need you), I'll keep you, / oh yes i'll
Keep you and I'll throw myself away, away, away, / and I'll break you / because I lose
Myself inside you, I'll make you / fit in the space that I provide you, I'll take you, /
Oh yes, I'll take you just to push you far away, away, away. / now, / now we come, now we
Come to the end of it all, / see it squirming, almost dead. / no, / you can't leave, you
Can't leave it to die here in pain. / you've got to stamp upon it's head. / ([backing
Vocals:] ba ba ba ba) / I'll go out and you'll stay home / ([backing vocals:] ba ba ba ba)
/ facing up to living, / living on your own, / and I'll curse my pride, / curse my pride,
/ curse my stupid pride / because I want you / (it doesn't hurt to say I want you), I need
You / (I never thought I'd say I need you), I'll keep you, / oh yes I'll keep you and i'll
Throw myself away, away, away, / and I'll break you / because I lose myself inside you,
I'll make you / fit in the space that I provide you, I'll take you, / oh yes, I'll take
You just to push you far away, away, away.back to top
Being Followed Home
I'm being followed home, / I'm being followed home, / I don't know what for, / I don't
Know by whom. / the smell of your dress, / a face in the rain, / the pavement shines wet /
In focus again. / oh... / oh... / oh... / oh. / in a dead seaside town / I tried to change
My mind / for a well-balanced view / that was not mine to find. / heaven knows, all your /
Stars are on show, they last a lifetime, / and your hands leave their / marks in the sand,
They last for ever, / for ever. / it's clear to me: / you fit so perfectly / in a dimly
Lit room / just inside of the sea. / his twisted face / tells me to leave this place. /
You know somewhere, / but I shouldn't go there, I shouldn't go there. / heaven knows, all
Your / stars are on show, they last a lifetime, / and your hands leave their / marks in
The sand, they last for ever. / they've followed me home - the one with the dog-breath in
The tattoo bar says something in a language that I don't uderstand. the street stinks of
Piss and dead fish. jump a garden wall, landing on the slimy grass, air roaring in my
Lungs. hear him swear as he stumbles and falls behind me. down another cobbled street,
Footsteps bouncing off the walls. which way? a bottle smashes. the glint of a blade in the
Moonlight. someone laughs, the corners turned... and it's too late. the first blow
Falls... then nothing. / I awoke on the beach sometime later / to a grey and sunless sky.
/ your voice still slithers in my head, / I can't remember what you said. / I get to my
Feet, my body aches. / I make for the town for no-one's sake. / my mind is a blur, I feel
So weak, / I see your reflection in the street. / 'it's what you deserve, it's what
You need. / just like those stupid books you read.' / I look to the sky, I see your
Face, / collapse in the road I hear you say / I shouldn't go there, I shouldn't go there!
/ my wound's healing now / and your imprint fades, / now just a pale scar / for five
Vanished days. / your voice is so weak, / your face is unclear, / your body a legend from
A forgotten year. / I've been followed home. / I've been followed home. / I've been
Followed home. / I've been followed home.back to top
Master of the Universe
I am the master of this universe and I've got so big it hurts
Raise your eyes and graze your knees
Oh for your master is displeased, because you dared to doubt his word
His polished surface dulls and cracks
Your bitter laughter breaks his back
I am the master of this universe
I taught you everything you know
Now you must bear your master's curse
Oh for I will not let you go
Now you must walk this town 'til dawn in every public open place
Your master's look upon your face
Oh now look what you have done
You've spoilt it all for everyone
The master vegetates alone in a corner of your home
You feed him scraps when in the mood
You beat him hard and keep him nude
You cut your master down to size
Now he cries and he cries now
Lalalalala lalala...
And now he begs both night and day
He lets you take him on your knee
He keeps on losing consciousness, he dearly loves his new mistress
Now he repeats it every night
Every night on point of death
'you are the master of this universe'
Now he cries and he cries now
'you are the master of the universe
You are the master of the universe
You are the master of the universe
You are the master of the universe!'back to top
Life Must Be So Wonderful
Life must be so wonderful, living here on your own, / please call / around to see. / and
Maybe I've been loving you for too long, / and now blind, / I watch you bleed. / you rot
In your bedroom, you cry on the phone. / well I'm sorry / but he's not at home. / you give
Me your secrets, you give me your heart / and I smile whilst you fall apart. / oh no, /
Please not now, / can't you see there's no time? / no, I haven't the time. / can't you see
There's no time? / oh-oh, / oh-oh-oh-oh, / oh-oh, / oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh... / now all our
Dreams melt / in the sun, / and visions / dwindle / one by one by one. / perhaps you
Should move somewhere / far away, / to another town / where maybe they / could see things
In your way. / it shouldn't be like this, it shouldn't be hard. / I smile whilst you fall
Apart. / you're sorry, you're sorry, is all that you say. / well, / I'd stop it, but i
Can't find a way. / your life must be so wonderful, / your visions die and fall. / and in
The end, / nothing ends, / just grows fainter / and farther / away.back to top
There's No Emotion
As I lay
Down in the bedroom,
There came a sound
From far away.
As I strained
My ears to listen
I could hear
A thin voice say:

In your heart
There's no emotion,
And your soul,
Your soul just dried away.
There's no love,
No love left in your body;
Standing empty forever,
And colder
Every day.

So I spent
A night without you,
Oh yes, I spent
A night outdoors.
Staring in
To unknown faces,
Trying to feel
Just like before.

In your heart
There's no emotion,
And your soul,
Your soul just dried away.
There's no love,
No love left in your body;
Standing empty forever,
And colder every day.

Oh yeah.
No I don't
Believe in voices,
Because I hear
Them all the time,
Scraping tears
From hardened faces
With their stupid ugly rhymes.

In your heart
There's no emotion,
And your soul,
Your soul just dried away.
There's no love,
No love left in your body;
Standing empty forever,
And colder every day.
Standing empty forever,
And colder every day.

And this is where the story starts,
Holding hands
That hold you forever,
Only love
Will keep you together.
Holding hands
That hold you forever,
Holding hands
That throw you forever
Away,
Away,
Oh.back to top
Anorexic Beauty
Sitting alone on a cold bar stool,
Your cold, hard eyes make me feel a fool.
Pastel-white features,
High cheek-bones,
Scarlet-blooded lips and deathly tones.

The girl of my nightmares,
Sultry and corpse-like.
The girl
Of my
Nightmares.

Brittle fingers,
And thin cigarettes,
So hard to tell apart,
She hasn't spoken yet.
You put your hand on mine,
Death white on brown,
Those whirlpool eyes;
Well, I begin to drown.

The girl of my nightmares,
Erotic and skull-faced.
The girl
Of my
Nightmares.

Anorexic beauty,
Feather-weight perfection,
Anorexic beauty,
Underweight
Goddess.

Sitting alone on
A cold bar stool, your
So hard to tell apart,
She hasn't spoken yet.
Pastel-white features,
High cheek-bones,
Scarlet-blooded lips and deathly tones.

The girl of my nightmares,
Sultry and corpse-like.
The girl
Of my
Nightmares.

Anorexic beauty,
Feather-weight perfection,
Anorexic beauty,
Underweight
Goddess.back to top
The Never-Ending Story
When all should be done and gone, / he comes round again to see, / he can't keep himself
Away. / he touches her hand and it starts again. / his work is an ugly mess. / he prods
And it cries in pain. / he kicks and it starts to scream. / he hurries away when she
Cannot see. / when all should be done and gone, / he comes round again to see, / he can't
Keep himself away. / he touches her hand and it / starts again. / moving so slowly, /
Droplets of kindness / that poison and choke / when this thing should have died long ago.
/ the entrails are soft and warm, / this time it must be the end. / one touch and it lives
Again. / he keeps it alive to be part of it's pain / (and that's mercy. / and that's
Compassion. / and that's being good friends in a crisis. / what's one corpse between
Friends? ) / oh / oh-oh-oh... / leave it, boy. / just leave it alone. / stop scratching, or
It'll never heal. / just let it lie in peace. / get out of the way, /get out of the way, /
The brakes cannot last for long. / he knows he must let it go, / he knows but he keeps a
Hold. / he touches her hand and it / starts again. / ah! / ah! / ah! / moving so slowly, /
He drops it so gently, / urging it's life / to a peak to torment it again!back to top
Don't You Know
There's not much time for talking,
All your friends are
Going to walk away.
If there was time for talking
All too soon you'd be
Lost for things to say.
Don't you know she could break you,
Every bone that's inside of you?
Then again she might make you
Everything that you want her to,
And if you could walk away,
Where would you go
Anyway?
And if you've still got the chance,
I know you know you'll stay,
Stay.
I don't need your excuses;
Are you tired of
Trying to stay on top?
So just lie back and enjoy it
And save your tears for
When the kissing stops
Oh, you know it's got to stop.
Don't you know she could break you,
Every bone that's inside of you?
Then again she might make you
Everything that you want her to,
And if you could walk away,
Where would you go
Anyway?
And if you've still got the chance,
I know you know you'll stay,
Stay.
Oh, you'll stay,
Oh, you'll stay.
Don't you know she could break you,
Every bone that's inside of you?
Then again she might make you
Everything that you want her to,
And if you could walk away,
Where would you go
Anyway?
And if you've still got the chance,
I know you know you'll stay,
Stay.
Oh, you'll stay,
Oh, you'll stay.
Oh, you'll stay,
Oh, you'll stay,
Oh, you'll stay,
Oh, you'll stay,
Oh, you'll stay.back to top
They Suffocate at Night
His body loved her
His mind was set on other things
Keep your face out of sight
And your thoughts to yourself
And this went on for several nights
Festering in silence, growing in the dark

And this they saw as love
Love
So sad to see
They suffocate at night
Oh this they saw as love
Love
So sad to see
To see it slowly die

She met his wishes
He found that he had changed his mind
Now the fit is too tight
And the bedroom too warm
The days are filled with things to do
Night-time lies so hollow and memories betray

Oh memories of love
Love
So sad to see
They suffocate at night
Those memories of love
Love
So sad to see
To see it slowly die

Two years have passed
Two years of emptiness inside
And the grey skies above
Just show how far I went wrong
I wonder if she's living there
The way that I recall
The way I'll always think of you
And when I think of you

I think of love
Love
So sad to see
They suffocate at night
You know I think of love
Love
So sad to see
To see it slowly die

I wrote you a letter
I threw it away
I wrote you a letter
I threw it away
I need her
I know I don't need her
I need her
Oh
Oh-ohback to top
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