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Superstition


typed by: Marc Wallace
last revision: 31 Mar 92

Artist: Siouxsie and the Banshees
Album: Superstition
From: 1991 Geffen

Song:  1  4:37  Kiss Them For Me
Song:  2  4:10  Fear (of the Unknown)
Song:  3  3:34  Cry
Song:  4  4:44  Drifter
Song:  5  3:21  Little Sister
Song:  6  4:28  Shadowtime
Song:  7  4:42  Silly Thing
Song:  8  3:17  Got to Get Up
Song:  9  4:24  Silver Waterfalls
Song: 10  6:01  Softly
Song: 11  5:01  The Ghost in You

Kiss Them For Me

It glittered and it gleamed
for the arriving beauty queen
a ring and a car
now you're the prettiest by far

No party she'd not attend
no invitation she wouldn't send
transfixed by the inner sound
of your promise to be found

"Nothing or no-one will ever
make me let you down"

Kiss them for me -- I may be delayed
Kiss them for me -- if I am delayed

It's divoon, oh it's serene
in the fountains pink champagne
someone carving their devotion
in the heart shaped pool of fame

"Nothing or no-one will ever
make me let you down"

Kiss them for me -- I may be delayed
Kiss them for me -- I may find myself delayed

On the road to New Orleans
a spray of stars hit the screen
as the 10th impact shimmered
the forbidden candles beamed

Kiss them for me -- I may be delayed
Kiss them for me -- I may find myself delayed

Kiss them for me -- Kiss them for me

Kiss them for me -- I may find myself delayed


Fear (of the Unknown)

I get the feeling -- I'm not alone
I get the feeling -- it's someone I don't know

Do you ever have the strange sensation
when you're standing mighty tall
to jump from 17 floors and crash into freefall

but then fear takes control -- fear of the unknown

Imagine two complete strangers
who suspect they were meant to be
both in need of love and affection
yet their suspicions prevent something heavenly

Fear takes control -- fear of the unknown

Aware of what will hurt you
you're prepared to remain this way
so sad yet safe with your afflictions
afraid to start a brand new day

We all get the strangest feeling
when we're standing mighty tall
to jump from 17 floors and crash into freefall

but then fear carries all -- fear of the unknown
fear takes its toll -- fear of the unknown

Aware of what will hurt you
you're prepared to remain this way
so sad yet safe with your afflictions
afraid to start a brand new day


Cry

Cry for the bird with broken wings
Cry for the world that will not spin
Cry for the loss of innocense
Cry for a love, turned loveless

Sometimes I think of you, when I'm alone

Oh no Cry ...

Nothing will ever be the same
all is ruined and put to shame
tears and stars are one and the same
when I look up through my focused lens

But sometimes I think of you, when I'm alone

Oh no Cry ... tears and stars confide, collide then die
Deep inside tears run dry, but I cry and cry.

Tiger skins and elephant tusks
in guilted mountains seep disgust
I look at you and I want to speak
for once in a while be a man and weep
'cos all the dolphins and whales have gone
all good tidings and hopes have blown
all our nightmares are flying home
and it's too late to do anything but ...

Cry ... tears and stars confide, collide then die
deep inside tears run dry, but I cry and cry
Cry ...


Drifter

drifter -- sleepwalk
drifter -- sleeptalk
awake to who is following

moving -- like water
moving -- drifting on the wind
a drifter coming in
then I dreamt that I awoke
and all around was asleep
with eyes in the back of my head
awake to who is following,

... drifter coming in
never touching down -- never leaving ground
a twilight world in which we roam
still we don't belong -- drift on

At daybreak -- we walk
At daybreak -- we talk
ready to tear up the world

drifter -- sleepwalk
drifter -- sleeptalk
your everywhere is home
yet you never take hold
wanting to live everywhere
not wanting to live anywhere
a twilight world in which you roam
still you won't belong -- drift on


Little Sister

Here I sit in paradise
my head between my hands

Little sister, break your vow
break down, the sacred side
little sister, break the rules
break me in two

Little sister, now you're gone
let's just say it's a mercy kill
but little sister, you've left me
howling at the moon

If you touched my heart
you might be surprised
you'd be paralysed

Will the free hand of captivity
heal all of this brutality?

If you touched my heart
A truth might lie disguised
you'd be paralyzsed

If you touched my heart
you might be surprised
you'd be paralyzsed

just once, little sister
just once ...


Shadowtime

The voice asleep, the voice has vanished
from the top of the sky to the place below
touch the surface and the mirror bends
your words resound, out of control

freeze into time now

Still inside, yet doubt survives
it all begins, beneath the skin
No-one is near, no-one will hear
your changeling song take shape
in Shadowtime

Turn your wish to a vapour, the silhouette fades
eclipse your blue eyes, and the outline remains
from the house of the moon to the stars up above
amidst the comets, first sight of love

so begins the countdown

Falling sky, a solar sigh
it all begins, beneath the skin
No-one is near, no-one will hear
your changeling song takes shape
in Shadowtime

Shadowtime --

Catching fire, taking hold
all that glisters leaves you cold
No-one is near, no-one will head
your changeling song take shape
in Shadowtime

Shadowtime --


Silly Thing

Alone and left to ponder everything
alone and left to puzzle out all the pain
such a silly, silly, silly thing
you must catch it and cease it while you can

Accusations flying -- colliding cheek to cheek
button up your lip and think before you speak
Oh see him fly into a rage
see her crying in her tantrum cage
too blind to halt this stupid game

Silly thing

Now all that's left is a feeling very grim
alone and left to think about the stupid thing
Yes, she would fly into a rage
and he would cry in his tantrum cage
a replay of this dumb charade

Silly thing

I mis-understood you -- I buried my head in sand
please accept my feelings of remorse and take my hand
Such a sully thing can destroy a man
for such a silly thing to come between such friends
is hard to imagine or believe

Silly thing


Got to Get Up

Got to get up, get into life
got to get up and live this life
got to get up and win this life

No more looking down -- look up
skyward up your eyes -- devour the sun Now!

Gonna shake my bones gonna shed my skin
shake out what's mine, shake out this thing
I'm gonna shake my bones, gonna shed my skin
shake out what's mine, shake out this thing

I've been here too long -- now I'm up
skyward up this song -- devour the sun Now!

Bad luck you say -- it's just not your day
but you've got to reach out -- grab your destiny
kick up the dust -- kick up a storm
kick out the past and take control

There's no-one else -- it's up to you
are you gonna wake up, or cry boo hoo?

No-one else but you can rise up
you know what to do got to get up
No more looking down -- look up
Come and claim your crown -- got to get up
Got to get up


Silver Waterfalls

clouds roll by overhead
like giant rays coast a dried up ocean bed
dancing winds blow a parody
of swirling currents in a long forgotten sea

shimmer glimmer
shimmer on me
the sparkling souls of dreaming children call
shimmer glimmer
shimmer on me
in streets that shine like silver waterfalls

in your eyes in the skies
in the blood burning indian sunrise
shimmer on me (in sleep we grow)

we were here long ago
and now we roam like ghostly buffalo
first two lies then two tears
subtle curves, now glistening souvenirs

in your eyes in the skies
in the blood burning indian sunrise
shimmer on me (awake and glow)

shivering in silver waterfalls
anoint me in silver waterfalls


Softly

Softly into your broken veins
Softly into these broken dreams
Will you ever come home?
Will you ever be found?
Standing on shattered windowpane
softly I whisper your name
concealed in bedclothes of frosting cold
Softly the snowflakes start to fall
fleecing the velvet skin
Suspended in frozen time
Icicles slowly drip outside
to the rhythm of your wounds here inside
I entered your dream, I entered your scheme
Softly to swim inside your veins
Softly in rippling cellophane
to float and glide in time
to the rushing in your brain
I wanted your lips, yes I wanted your kiss
So softly the moment had flown
My body outside yours
softly collects the falling snow
and disappears far away
so softly

The Ghost in You

You awoke in a burning paperhouse
from the infinite fields
of dreamless sleep
You return to Tiannammen
an eyewitness in a shroud
to see them fall, feel them yield
reliving the terror of the crowd

Hold the whirlwind, don't let it blow
just for a moment I seemed to know
Hold the whirlwind, don't let it blow
I seemed to know the ghost in you

The whisper of your scream
sighed through the air
and faith-the flag is torn and frayed
inferno heat, glory in flame
love was beaten and betrayed

In every step I hear your sobbing
dare I break the shade with one caress?
dare I trespass to lift the veil
to touch the lips so soft and frail?

Hold the whirlwind, don't let it blow
I seemed to know the ghost in you

Your captive heart, the belief you share
with a kiss eternal, the spirits of the square

Hold the whirlwind, don't let it blow
hope remains with the ghost in you
Hold the whirlwind, don't let it blow
I seemed to know the ghost in you

don't let it blow
the ghost in you
the ghost in you

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