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The Stranglers lyrics

Album: La Folie [1981]

Tracks12
 01  Non Stop
 02  Everybody Loves You When You're Dead
 03  Tramp
 04  Let Me Introduce You to the Family
 05  Ain't Nothin' to It
 06  The Man They Love to Hate
 07  Pin Up
 08  It Only Takes Two to Tango
 09  Golden Brown
 10 How to Find True Love and Happiness in the Present Day
 11  La Folie
 12  Cruel Garden
all The Stranglers lyrics



Non Stop
NON STOP
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 19th May 2002

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Dedicated, emancipated
Claims she waited her life for her man
Loves to pray every day
Says she's not frustrated in any wa
Dressed in a black cotton sack
Pledges herself and she never looks back


She's a non stop nun
She's a non stop nun
She's a non stop nun
And she's running running running running running


Enlisted sister knows her mister
Never two times with the rest of the clan
In her eyes you sympathise
The afterlife holds a better plan


She's a non stop nun
She's a non stop nun
She's a non stop nun

And she gives up her old life
And she'll never be your wife
'Cos she's got the best lover
Better than any other
Better than any other



She's a non stop nun
She's a non stop nun
She's a non stop nun
And she's running running running running running



Dedicated, emancipated
Claims she waited her life for her man
Loves to pray every day
Says she's not frustrated in any way



She's a non stop nun
She's a non stop nun
She's a non stop nun

And she gives up her old life
And she'll never be your wife
'Cos she's got the best lover
Better than any other
Better than any other
Better than any otherback to top
Everybody Loves You When You're Dead
The Stranglers - Everybody Loves You When You Dead




They crucify you when you get it wrong
When things are fine they put you ahead
They laugh at you with your trousers down
They pick the stones and aim them at your head
When you're alive they won't care what you said
What you deserve and all the blood you bled
It doesn't matter what you try to hide
The sun comes out and then the truth is read
Your fans'll love you when you're alive
But the wreaths are laid by the rest instead
When you're alive they won't care what you said
What you deserve and all the blood you bled
'Cos everybody loves you when you're dead
Kneel and pray by the side of your bed
And everybody loves you when you're dead
Kneel and pray just like your momma said
When you're alive they won't care what you said
What you deserve and all the blood you bled
You'll turn in your grave at what's gonna be said
You'll finally be appreciated
'Cos everybody loves you when you're dead
'Cos everybody loves you when you're deadback to top
Tramp
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 5th April 2002

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verse:

Takes the time to stay one place
Though his clothes aren't finest lace
Read the lines on a tramps face


Taking his time, just like you, just like me

Wandering so fancy free

Searching for love in the call of the wild

Travelling lost like a child

verse:

Law has missed him every day
Doesn't need it anyway
Life is the next meal away


A lost woman long ago
Does she miss him? does he know?
Does it matter in the snow?


Taking his time, just like you, just like me

Wandering so fancy free

Searching for love in the call of the wild

Travelling lost like a child


Taking his time, just like you, just like me

Wandering so fancy free

Searching for love in the call of the wild

Travelling lost like a child

Searching for love in the call of the wild

Travelling lost like a childback to top
Let Me Introduce You to the Family
LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO THE FAMILY
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 5th April 2002

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I love the family, longer than longevity

Mother tells me what to be, taller than the tallest tree

I love the family, sister loves me tenderly

Sitting on my daddy's knee, let me introduce you to the family


I love the family (x6)


I love the family, friends will fall for the family

Brother you are dear to me, watch it grow the family tree

Can't outrun the family, it gets me where I want to be

Through thick and thin it will help me

Let me introduce you to the family


I love the family (x6)


I love the family

I love the family

I love the family

I love the family


I love the family (x7)back to top
Ain't Nothin' to It
AIN'T NOTHING TO IT
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 11th August 2002

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Back up boy forty five feet, always looking for a freebie
Why don't you let up sometime, hawks out with his axe'n'me with this lead sheet on
Trying to scuffle up those twos'n'fews for uncle so's I can bail out my full orchestration.


Looks like he got me but this cat wouldn't feed grass to a horse in a concrete pasture
He's so tight he wouldn't buy a pair of shorts for a flea, just look at him and dig that vine
All off time his strollers look like he's ready to jump he's playing ketchup 'n' I got to
tighten his wig Hold it down 'n' I'll come up with line two like I said


Ain't nothing to it just here
Ain't nothing to it just here
Ain't nothing, ain't nothing to it just here


I saw that dinner up the street guzzlin' foam in the drinkden and the sharks are droppin'
the shucks Like the yellow kid trying to tighten her and weaving the four F's all around her
I nixed her out long ago, man, she's too sometimey, she will and she won't
She do and she don't always on the fence and sleeps with her glasses on


Man, man
Ain't nothing, ain't nothing to it just here


She's faust to me so skip it and forget it
She's faust to me so skip it and forget it
She's faust to me so skip it and forget it


Ain't nothing to it
Ain't nothing to it, just hereback to top
The Man They Love to Hate
THE MAN THEY LOVE TO HATE
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 11th August 2002

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They woke to grey English morning, and to a strange honeymoon
The girl who gave him all her love and the man who said it still wouldn't do
His parents always worked hard, never went to bed late
And though they were God's own people, they're still the ones he loves to hate


He never wanted to suffer this fate
All the girls have fallen for the man the love to hate


The city is an animal, it snores and by day it roars
And though he loved to hate it he couldn't live without it's flaws
With personal curtains moaning at a thousand harsh words then hush
The girl she wanted to leave because she loved the man too much


He never wanted to suffer this fate
All the girls have fallen for the man the love to hate

His father was a fighter and he practised on his son
His mother was just some furniture who'd lost the will to run
The girl she wrote him a farewell note and though he probably didn't care too much
The girl she finally left him because she loved the man too muchback to top
Pin Up
PIN UP
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 3rd April 2002

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She's a centre spread, special size of the month

She's the one on the wall, watched by him she's scared to move

She's very well known only in the one stance

She's the girl that survived over a hundred million glances

She's the pin up



She's always on his mind, a technicolor dream

The secret weapon, she lives on his locker wall

She's the girl he dreams of when he's at sea

Although she's in 2D, he'd like her at home waiting

She's the pin up ... she's the pin up



All over submarines, they think she's so serene

As a mermaid she don't look much, but such a sin

Could be this years/last years thing




She's a charity gives something for nothing

A wallchart for his heart, a victim of all his desires

Sometimes he dreams of a scratch me scratch me section

A rope ladder of hair, a Babylon for him to climb

She's the pin up ... she's the pin up




All over submarines, they find her so serene

As a mermaid she don't look much, but such a sin

Could be this years/last years thing


She's a centre spread, special size of the month

She's the one on the wall, watched by him she's scared to move

She's very well known only in the one stance

She's the girl that survived over a hundred million glances

She's the pin up ... She's the pin up ...

(repeat until fade)back to top
It Only Takes Two to Tango
IT ONLY TAKES TWO TO TANGO
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 11th August 2002

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It only takes two to tango, it only takes two to start the dance
You've gotta begin with circumstance
It takes two to tango, it only takes two
It only takes two to tango, it only takes two to start the war
You've gotta make do or you're gonna get more
It takes two to tango, it only takes two

It only took two in ancient history, to get to the top of the monkey tree
Better wait and see, better wait and see, better wait and see

It only takes two to tango, it only takes two to start the dance
You gotta make do, it could be your only chance
It takes two to tango, it only takes two

It only took two in ancient history, to get to the top of the monkey tree
Better wait and see, better wait and see, better wait and see
Better wait and see, better wait and see, better wait and seeback to top
Golden Brown
Stranglers - Golden Brown




Golden Brown
Texture Like Sun
Lays Me Down
With My Mind She Runs
Throughout The Night
No Need To Fight
Never A Frown
With Golden Brown

Every Time
Just Like The Last
On Her Ship
Tied To Her Mast
To Distant Lands
Takes Both My Hands
Never A Frown
With Golden Brown

Golden Brown
Finer Temptress
Through The Ages
She's Heading West
From Far Away
Stays For a Day
Never A Frown
With Golden Brownback to top
La Folie
Bonsoir
Ton vehicule n'a pas l`air d`avoir de passager
Peux-tu: Veux tu me recevoir
Sans trop te deranger?
Mes bottes ne feront pas trop d`echos dans ton couloir
Pas de bruit avec mes adieux
Pas pour nous les moments perdus
En attendant un uncertain au-revoir
Parce que-j'ai la folie, oui c'est la folie
Il etait une fois un etudiant
Qui voulait fort, comme en literature
Sa copine, elle etait si douce
Qu'il pouvait presque, en la management
Rejeter tous les vices
Repousser tou les mals
Detruire toutes beautes
Qui par ailleurs, n'avait jamais ete ses complices
Parces qu'il avait la folie, oui, c'est la folie
Et si parfois l'on fait des confessions
A qui les raconter - meme le bon dieu nous a laisse tomber
Un autre endroit, une autre vie
Eh oui, c'est une autre histoire
Mais a qui tou raconter?
Chez les ombres de la nuit?
Au petit matin, au petit gris
Combien de crimes ont ete commis
Contre les mensonges et soi disant les lois du coeur
Combien sont la a cause de la folie
Parce qu'il ont la folieback to top
Cruel Garden
Stranglers - Cruel Garden




Better Get Out Of The Woods Today
Plenty Danger Waiting There
Plenty Hungry Madames Out Today
Eat You Up As Soon As Stare

Cruel Garden
Cruel Garden
Birds Of Prey Are On The Wing
Cruel Garden
Cruel Garden
Hope I Can Survive The Spring

If You're Walking In The Woods Tonight
Watch Out For A Madames Eyes
One Jumped Up and Grabed Me What A Fright
Said that I Was Just Her Size

Cruel Garden
Cruel Garden
Birds Of Prey Are On The Wing
Cruel Garden
Cruel Garden
Hope I Can Survive The Spring

Oh Oh Oh OhOh Gotta Get Home In The Light
Oh Oh Oh OhOh Shouldn't Be Down Here At Night

Cruel Garden
Cruel Garden
Birds Of Prey Are On The Wing
Cruel Garden
Cruel Garden
Hope I Can Survive The Spring

Oh Oh Oh OhOh Gotta Get Home In The Light
Oh Oh Oh OhOh Shouldn't Be Down Here At Nightback to top
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