SONG LYRIC DATABASE - N

The songs in this section are

NAKED FLAME

W - Rotsey/Hirst/Moginie
"This is a mad house," she goes straight for the palm
"You'll be luck to make it till Tuesday"

I say "You must be joking, the idea's absurd"
But the picture's hanging on her every word
But she comes right back, her black velvet cat
Has gone smiled all over the carpet
He says "I know my rights, I've got nothing to say"
But he cried all night on the night 'n' day

I've seen the naked flame
And I'm turning my eyes away

"Yes it's a mad house," the minister shouts
But his words drown out in the crowd
He says "I open my mouth and some idiot speaks"
So he strikes the service for another two weeks
Then the party's over, it's a free-for-all
I'm under the table, I got my foot in the door
Well she's a natural leader, and she's bound to win
She's just waiting for the burning to begin

I've seen the naked flame
It's gonna burn me again
I'm dying down in the rain
And I'm turning my eyes away

NO REACTION

W - Hirst/Moginie/Rotsey
What do we want, we are going to be the winners or the losers?
And who do we hear, do we listen to the beggars or the choosers?

We're getting no reaction
We haven't heard a word
You're almost (but not quite)
More than we deserve

So what do we want, are we going to be the does or the talkers?
And where do we go, can we separate the runners from the walkers?
So what do we do, do we want to be the givers or the takers?
And who do we hear, do we listen to the movers or the makers?
So so what do we want, who do we hear?
Where do we go and what can we do?
And what would you say if it was all up to you?

NOTHING LOST - NOTHING GAINED

W - Moginie
In my world there are sorrows
That I'd rather drown in happiness
Come the morning When the darkness' through
That story's bound to change

And in my world and in my world
It's all the same
And nothing's ventured Nothing's changed
And nothing's lost and nothing's gained

Turn up the T.V. Make the music loud
Better to ignore the rabid dog baying at your door
Draw the blind Change the channel if you dare
Better to say I don't care

Go and jump aboard the train to freedom
It's a one-way fare
You even find that when the tunnel's through
Your ticket's vanished forgotten you

You hear the bell You know it's time to jump off
'Cause there's nothing at the platform's edge again
It's too late
It's over to you

NO TIME FOR GAMES

W - Hirst/Moginie
The raising of children, the rearing of young
Used to be simple but look what it's become
The choice of career, the proper vocation
Out of your hands, all for the needs of the nation

No inhibitions with the modern child
Wasted lessons or pleasure or pain
Easy to follow your natural instinct
Easy to follow, much too hard to learn

Useless expressions and sporting aggression
Don't waste my time, I can't wait for the end of the session
What opportunity, the modern child?
Waste passion and wasted mind

Some kids got no time for playtime
Some kids got no time for games
Some kids got no time for playtime
Some kids got no time for games

NOW OR NEVER LAND

W - Garrett/Moginie
I grew tall in this lucky land
And I thank god for that, but there's needles in the sand
Ozone in eucalypt and on the steppes tonight
There's pushing and a shoving on the throne tonight

It's a rhythm of the sea
Lost islands of hope
It's a rhythm of the sea
Who will discover you

But I won't be down at heel cos my senses lead me here
Dream a South Pacific dream of now or never land
It's now or never land

Rises in rivers in power of the sun
Rises in sea level look out Mammon's bastard son
Infidels are praying at the stock exchange
Chrome camels are crashing on the smooth terrain

It's the rhythm of the sea
Lost islands of hope
It's the rhythm of the sea
Someone to carry you

But I won't be down at heel cos my sense lead me here
Dream a South Pacific dream of now or never land
Suitcase full of good ideas history that's filled with tears
Kill nostalgia, xenophobic fears
It's now or never land

Chant


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