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THE KNIFE HEARTBEATS


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THE Knife - Heartbeats I - Na Na Na II - Pass This On III - Marble House IV - Heartbeats V - Silent Shout VI - Girls’ Night Out VII - We Share Our Mother’s Health VIII - Is It Medicine IX - Hangin’ Out X - Forest Families Bonus: XI - Seven XII - What Else is There?


Na Na Na I’ve got soul in my bones Got a home, a dog and a man to call my own Every month I’ve got my period To take care of And to collect in blue tampons Na na na Na na na I’ve got mace, pepper-spray And some shoes that runs faster than a rapist rapes What I need is chemical castrations, hope and godspeed Na na na Na na na What I need is chemical castrations, hope and godspeed...


Pass This On I’m in love with your brother What’s his name? I thought I’d come by To see him again When you two danced Oh what a dance When you two laughed Oh what a laugh Has he mentioned my age love? Or is he more into young girls with dyed black hair? I’m in love with your brother I thought I’d come by I’m in love with your brother Yes I am But maybe I shouldn’t ask for his name And you danced Oh what a dance And you laughed Oh what a laugh Does he know what I do? And you’ll pass this on, wont you? And if I ask him once what would he say? Is he willing? Can he play?

If I ask him once what would he say? Is he willing? Can he play? Does he know what I do? And you’ll pass this on, wont you? And if I ask him once what would he say? Is he willing? Can he play?


Marble House I cut your nails and comb your hair I carry you down the stairs I wanted to see right through from the other side I wanted to walk a trail with no end in sight The moment we believe that we have never met Another kind of love it’s easy to forget When we are all alone then we do both agree We have a thing in common this was meant to be You close my eyes and soothe my ears You heal my wounds and dry my tears On the inside of this marble house I grow And the seeds I sow will grow up prisoners too The moment we believe that we have never met Another kind of love it’s easy to forget When we are all alone then we do both agree We have a thing in common this was meant to be Now where’s your shoulder What is it’s name What’s your scent Say it again If it goes faster can you still follow me It must be safe when it’s on TV I raise my hands to heaven of curiosity I don’t know what to ask for What has it got for me? The others say we’re hiding It’s as forward as can be


Heartbeats

Silent Shout

One night to be confused one night to speed up truth we had a promise made four hands and then away both under influence we had divine scent to know what to say mind is a razor blade

I never knew this could happen to me I know now fragility I know there’s people who I haven’t told I know of people who are getting old

To call for hands of above to lean on wouldn’t be good enough for me One night of magic rush the start: a simple touch one night to push and scream and then relief ten days of perfect tunes the colours red and blue we had a promise made we were in love To call for hands of above to lean on wouldn’t be good enough for me

Wish I could speak in just one sweep What you are and what you mean to me Instead I mumble randomly You stand by and enlighten me In a dream I lost my teeth again Calling me woman and half man Yes in a dream all my teeth fell out A cracked smile and a silent shout A cracked smile and a silent shout If I explain it once thoroughly He’ll have you later ‘cause it’s never free You were at the gigantic spree I caught a glimpse now it haunts me I caught a glimpse now it haunts me

And you you knew the hand of a devil and you kept us awake with wolves teeth sharing different heart beats in one night To call for hands of above to lean on wouldn’t be good enough for me


Girls’ Night Out We were looking for a room We were looking for a hotel We were in between We were a few chosen Somewhere to fit in Somthing that?s fit in After one day it started itching And we rubbed until it was bleeding And we ran through the moonlight far beyond And we laughed at the moonlight far beyond We were looking for something to blow up We were looking for someone to follow We had one way out We had some hours left We were so close We knew we were chosen We aimed for high speed And for someone who could catch me And we laughed at the moonlight far beyond And we ran through the moonlight far beyond We were looking for a room We were looking for something to blow up We knew we were chosen And we laughed at the moonlight far beyond And we ran through the moonlight far beyond And we laughed at the moonlight far beyond And we ran through the moonlight far beyond


We Share Our Mothers’ Health

Is It Medicine

We came down from the north Blue hands and a torch Red wine and food for free A possibility We share our mothers’ health It is what we’ve been dealt What’s in it for me? Fine Then I’ll agree

No more tears and you’ll be fine I stay here all night And when I’ve stayed all night We go out in the morning light

Trees there will be Apples, fruits maybe You know what I fear The end is always near Say you like it Say you need it When you don’t Looking better Shining brighter Than you do

And then you try to live the day I don’t know how, but I know what to say Is it medicine or social skill Don’t have the answer and nobody will You go screaming on without a word Being sad is a fulltime work And now the day has come to an end And then you start to cry again Is it medicine? Is it medicine, is it medicine or social skill? Is it medicine, is it medicine, is it medicine or social skill?


Hangin’ Out I keep my dick hangin’ out of my pants So I can point out what I want. I was chosen by standard procedures And I’ll assure you I don’t mind. I’m the head over small buissness Employing old male friends of my kind. They kepp their dick hangin’ out of their pants So they can point out what they want. I keep my dick hangin’ out of my...

Too far away from the city We never heard its noise We learned how to stay fit and things like Green tones hide the blush Too far away from the city We came to breathe clean air Nature lovers’ safe oasis And the mothers walked towards the forest

Forest Families Too far away from the city Some kids left on their own They said we have a communist in the family I had to wear a mask Too far away from the city We had to make us room Fathers were football players, Volvo workers, policemen What the mothers did I didn’t know Music tonight I just want your music tonight I saw her by the organ She was laughing while pressing the keys She said my favourite book was dirty and “You should not show you can read.”


Seven

What Else Is There

I’ve got a friend who I’ve known since I was seven We use to talk on the phone, if we have time, if it’s the right time

It was me on that road But you couldn’t see me Too many lights out, but nowhere near here

Accompany me by the kitchen sink We talk about love, we talk about dishwasher tablets, illness And we dream about heaven

It was me on that road Still you couldn’t see me And then flashlights and explosions

I know it, I think I know it from a hymn They’ve said so, it doesn’t need more explanation A box to open up with light and sound Making you cold Very cold

Roads end getting nearer We cover distance but not together

I leave home at seven Under a heavy sky, I ride my bike up, I ride my bike down November smoke and your toes go numb A new colour on the Globe It goes from white to red, a little voice in my head says oh, oh, oh I know it, I think I know it from a hymn They’ve said so, it doesn’t need more explanation A box to open up with light and sound And if you don’t You’re on your own

I am the storm, I am the wonder And the flashlights, nightmares And sudden explosions I don’t know what more to ask for I was given just one wish It’s about you and the sun A morning run The story of my maker What I have and what I ache for I’ve got a golden ear I cut and I spear And what else is there



The Knife - Heartbeats