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Spellbound

From the cradle bars
comes a beckoning voice
it sends you spinning
you have no choice......

You hear laughter
cracking through the walls
it sends you spinning
you have no choice

Following the footsteps
of a rag doll dance
we are entranced
Spellbound

And don't forget
when your elders forget
to say their prayers
take them by the legs
and throw them down the stairs

When you think
your toys have gone beserk
it's an illusion
you cannot shirk
you hear laughter
cracking through the walls
it sends you spinning
you have no choice

Following the footsteps
of a rag doll dance
we are entranced
Spellbound


Into The Light

Into the line Into the light
I see it fine I see it fight
into the line Into the light
our hearts entwine a new horizon
Remember when Bleached into white
your time again kept out of sight
Standing in the light
always sitting on the line
never on a side
always wanting to be right Pushing out the light

Standing in the light
I never wanted to be right
Now I'm attracted by the light
and blinded my the sight

Dead ahead in the night
burning in the light
and knowing that it's right
driving in the night-Dead ahead in the light......

Into the light......


Arabian Knights

The jewel, the prize
looking into your eyes
Cool pools drown your mind
What else will you find

I hear a rumour-it was just a rumour
I heard a rumour-what have you done to her

Myriad lights-they said I'd be impressed Arabian Knights-at your primitive best

A tourist oasis-reflects in seedy sunshades a monstrous oil tanker
it's wound bleeding in seas

I heard a rumour-what have you done to her I heard a rumour-what have you done to her

Veiled behind screens
kept as your baby machine
Whilst you conquer more orifices
Of boys, goats and things
Ripped out sheeps eyes-no forks or knives

Myriad lights-they said I'd be impressed Arabian Knights-at your primitive best


Halloween

The night is still
and the frost it bites my face
I wear my silence like a mask
and murmur like a ghost
"Trick or Treat"
"Trick or Treat"
The bitter and the sweet

The carefree days
are distant now
I wear my memories like a shroud
I try to speak but words collapse
Echoing
"Trick or Treat"
"Trick or Treat"
The bitter and the sweet

I wander though your sadness
gazing at you with scorpion eyes
Halloween......Halloween

A sweet reminder
in the ice-blue nursery
of a childish murder
of hidden lustre
and she cries
"Trick or Treat"
"Trick or Treat"
The bitter and the sweet

I wander through your sadness
gazing at you with scorpion eyes
Halloween......Halloween


Monitor

Monitor outside
for the people inside
a prevention of crime
a passing of time

The come and they go
it's a passing of time
they come and they go
Whilst we sit in our homes

Sit back and enjoy
the real McCoy
our new air of authority
our sentinel of misery

His face was full of intent
and we shook excitement
then the victim stared up
looked strangely at the screen
as if her pain was our fault
but that's entertainment
what we crave for inside
no more second rate movies
from those people outside

*side two*


Night Shift

Only at night time-I see you
in darkness-I feel you
A bride by my side-I'm inside many brides Sometimes I wonder......
What goes on in your mind, always silent and kind unlike the others......
Fuck the mothers kill the others
Fuck the others kill the mothers
I'll put it out of my mind because...... I'm out of my mind with you
in heaven and hell with you......

My Night Shift Sisters
await your nightly visitor
they don't bother me
no they don't bother me

The cold marble slab submits at my feet with a neat dissection......
looking so sweet to me-please come to me with your cold flesh-my cold love
hissing-not kissing
a happy go lucky chap-always dressed in black he'll come to you, he'll come to you

My Night Shift Sisters
with your nightly visitor
a new vocation in life
my love with a knife

Fuck the mothers kill the others
Fuck the others kill the mothers
I'll put it out of my mind because...... I'm out of my mind with you
in heaven and hell with you......


Sin In My Heart

Sin in my heart
Sin in my heart......
sin in my heart flying like a dart
oh sin in my heart

It's beginning to start......
when you're lying like a tart
sin in my heart
when you grovel at my feet
oh sin in my heart
it's short and sweet

Sin in my heart......
swift as a dart sin in my heart
oh sin in my heart

When you grovel at my feet
keep it short and sweet
Sin in my heart......


Head Cut

The head is the best part
my headcut my woodcut

I saw you in the gallery
with your torso and family
a huge smiling central face
with eyes and lips cut out
but smiling and eating
lots of others lips......

A beautiful mask in plastercast
such a beautiful mask in plastercast

Can I take it back with me
Back to the flat with me

Oh severed head
I'll feed your head with bread
and paint your lips bright red
I'll keep it fresh on ice
it will look very nice

Can I take it with me
Back to flat with me

Shrunken heads under the bed
the flies are humming
there's a red under the bed
the spit is turning
roasting burning
Shadows dancing-by the fire
flickering flames laugh-with desire

The head is the best part
my headcut my woodcut


Voodoo Dolly

She's your little voodoo dolly
and she's gonna make you lazy
like the little drum in your ear
transfixes you to your fear
And now she's transfixed in your fear
and you know she's gonna stay there
because her nails are deep in your hair and she made you so......unaware

Are you listening to your fear
the beat is coming nearer
like the little drum in your ear
transfixes you to your fear

She's such an ugly little dolly
and she's making you look very silly
and when you listen in to her ear
you get paralysed with her fear

Oh down......down in your fear

Now this little voodoo dolly
has made you very lazy
and you're anemic from her sucking
and when your dead she'll find another
Better break that little dolly
and sling her in the corner
Now she's a sorry little dolly
such a sorry little dolly

Are you listening to your fear
the beat is coming nearer
like that little drum in your ear
transfixing you to your fear

listen......




Sleeve design: Rob O'Connor/Thomi Wroblewski/Siouxsie and the Banshees
Art Direction: Rob O'Connor (Stylo Rouge)
Photo-Ilustration: Thomi Wroblewski
Portrait Photography: Joe Lyons

Produced by Nigel Gray and Siouxsie and the Banshees
Recorded at Surrey Sound, March/April '81

All songs written and arranged by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Lyrics by Sioux and Severin


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