ALBUM LYRICS

PUT YOUR LIPS ON MY LIPS   (2022)


 

 



01 Kiss, Kiss, Kiss
your clever eyes your knowing face I find in there my hiding place
call me by name circle my brain sleep in me sleep in me
kiss kiss kiss the ghost inside me kiss kiss kiss you walk inside me kiss kiss kiss 
kiss kiss kiss your voice inside me kiss kiss kiss your strength to hold me kiss kiss kiss me
my trembling eyes my solemn face i look at me standing in your place
call me by name circle my brain sleep in me sleep in me 
kiss kiss kiss the ghost inside me kiss kiss kiss you walk inside me kiss kiss kiss kiss me
kiss kiss kiss your voice inside me kiss kiss kiss your strength to hold me kiss kiss kiss me

02 Cleopatra (I Don't Love You)
love lies cut in the busy street in the busy rain, blood runs in streams pouring like champagne 
i don't love you i don't love you  i don't love you or want you here
i don't love you i don't love you  i don't love you or want you here 
ice melts on the floor the winter is inside i've lived and i have died 
cleopatra, for her amusement stuck a golden needle in her slave girl's breast
you're not you're not as bad as that
looks that wear no face that bother me in sleep you have nothing, you have nothing i care to keep 
i don't love you i don't love you  i don't love you or want you here
i don't love you i don't love you  i don't love you or want you here
cleopatra, you're not, you're not as bad as that

03 Formed By Your Hand
i just like to see i just like to see i just like to see the words formed by your hand 
i just found a letter it didn't make much sense to me i don't care i just like to see the words formed by your hand 
words of obscure meaning words on printed paper i just like to see the words formed by your hand
i just like to see i just like to see i just like to see the words formed by your hand
i just found a letter your writing could be hard to read it's of no concern i just like to see the words formed by your hand
i just like to see i just like to see i just like to see
i remember my girlfriend i remember my best friend i remember my woman i remember my wife i remember you
i just like to see the words formed by your hand

04 This Happy Life
this happy life now that your gone my  sanguine face a dress to put on
kiss me in darkness kiss me at night's rest kiss me in our room it's still here for you
with every living thing i bury it alive to watch it come back to me
and if it's really love then let it be complete come back to me for keeps
midnight it is window moon the wicker chair begins to move
kiss me in darkness kiss me at night's rest kiss me in our room it's still here for you 
with every living thing i bury it alive to watch it come back to me
and if it's really love then let it be complete come back to me for keeps

05 Put Your Lips On My Lips
put your lips on my lips surrender your eyes look at me whenever you think it’s your time to die
put your lips on my lips so please just stay while the sky outside is blue in the dark in the void i die too 
put my face on your face your pallor is worn the room is close whenever you think its your time to die
put my lips on your lips so please just stay while the sky outside is blue in the dark in the void i die too
outside the day  gives no quarter the sun is blocked by black flags of merciless clouds
put my lips on your lips put my lips on your lips

06 Yes She Does
cold earth cold sky cold fire cold eyes she loves me she loves me yes she does
she loves me she loves me yes she does
closed door closed room no warmth no word she loves me she loves me yes she does 
she loves me she loves me yes she does
just like a drowning man i hang tight to belief i have nothing left
she loves me she loves me yes she does she loves me she loves me yes she does

07 The Greatest Lie
i thought that i could learn to smile without you i thought that i could learn to laugh without you
i thought i could express my hate for you but now i know i doubt this too all this too
i don’t want you I don’t need you is this the greatest lie i ever told you?
i don’t want you I don’t need you is this the greatest lie i ever told you?
i thought that i could learn to love without you how can i ever learn to live, live without you?
i don’t want you I don’t need you is this the greatest lie i ever told you? 
i don’t want you i don’t want you is this the greatest lie i ever told you?
the greatest lie the greatest lie i told you 

08 Beneath The Funeral Skies 
beneath the funeral skies the party dances one and twenty souls 
with skeleton eyes and murdered hearts false or true smoke and ice dust and earth i wait for night 
i do promise to love you after death do us part i do promise to love you after death do us part 
the peasant girl from Domrémy you are not her and i am not your saviour 
i'll gather the moss i'll stay right here whisper sounds silent words stir the air i wait for night 
i do promise to love you after death do us part i do promise to love you after death do us part
i will dig beneath the dirt with my rigid fingers you and i are not unique history repeats and lingers
beneath the funeral skies beneath the funeral skies

09 Unborn
if i said i'm sorry would you understand if i said i could not i'd not be a lover or friend
i walk in winter i walk inside this storm my brain fever lingers i want something to feel unborn
you said it will soon be over please find someone new
i said please don't speak about this i would rather hold and follow you
i will freeze in winter i will freeze inside this storm my brain fever lingers i want something to feel unborn
i walk in winter i walk inside this storm i walk in winter i walk inside this storm
i want something to feel unborn i want something to feel unborn

10 Halfway Cross The Sky
a pill for the night it helps me to sleep i see your face upon the glass the dark window the empty street
today i’m on earth tomorrow i’m gone i’ll follow you halfway cross the sky
the darkness of space surrender my world to follow you halfway cross the sky
i feel the guilt alive and alone when it’s always been the two of us why you and not me why me and not you
today i’m on earth tomorrow i’m gone i’ll follow you halfway cross the sky
the darkness of space surrender my world to follow you halfway cross the sky today i’m on earth tomorrow i’m gone
i’ll follow you halfway cross the sky

11 Leave Something For Me (bonus track Bandcamp)
she left her presence in every room of this house
she left her future for me to do what i care
so change everything in any way you want
just leave something for me as it was
paint every wall in colours you desire
just leave something for me as it was
she's here beside me when familiar life carries on
so change everything in any way you want
just leave something for me as it was
paint every wall in colours you desire
just leave something for me as it was

All songs G Pappas, Track 7 G Pappas/D Diluca c.2022


COLD WAR POP   (2021)

 

 

 


01 Cold War Pop
in the distance from a building on a level near the top i can hear someone playing cold war pop
in the distance from a building on a level near the top i can hear someone playing cold war pop
i’m dressed like a futuristic nomad, dressed like the last man alive
dressed like a futuristic nomad, dressed like the last man alive
in the distance from a building on a level near the top i can hear someone playing cold war pop
in the distance from a building on a level near the top i can hear someone playing cold war pop
i’m fixed from my head dress to my makeup, fixed with my Checkpoint Charlie eyes
in the distance from a building on a level near the top i can hear someone playing cold war pop
in the distance from a building on a level near the top i can hear someone playing cold war pop

02 My Machine
this is my machine my fingers curl around her circuitry this is my machine her warm voltage travels to my knees
this is my machine i will put her into gear her rhythm murmurs in my ear i love my machine i love my machine
this is my machine i will put her into gear her rhythm murmurs in my ear i love my machine i love my machine
this is my machine i have never wanted more than this, this is my machine alone and quiet inside my room
i don’t have to leave my room i have all i need i have all i need she is my machine she is my machine she is my machine

03 Someone With Your Name
if i say i love you please promise me you won’t feel sick please promise me you won’t feel like i do
if i shred my fingernails don’t promise me i’ll be ok just promise me you won’t feel like i do
i don’t care for anyone except for someone with your name except for someone with your name
except for someone with your name except for someone with your name
if i darken up the room please don’t mock what i do for you please promise me you won’t feel like i do
i don’t care for anyone except for someone with your name except for someone with your name
except for someone with your name except for someone with your name
i don’t care for anyone i don’t care for anyone except for someone with your name except for someone with your name
except for someone with your name except for someone with your name

04 I Say I Do But
i say i do but i don’t realize i say i do but i don’t realize,
i pick a flower and put it inside your hand i pick a flower and put it inside your hand, only sometimes i will see the things not right for me only sometimes i will see the things not right for me,
there is something that i want to say doesn’t happen any other day
i pick a flower and put it inside your hand, i say i do but i don’t realize i say i do but i don’t realize ,
only sometimes i will see the things not right for me only sometimes i will see the things not right for me
there is something that i want to say doesn’t happen any other day
i say i do but i don’t realize i say i do but i don’t realize

05 West Berlin Or Die Trying
if we hurry we may still make the last run home the guards will sleeping or they just maybe drunk
let us not be afraid of the lights or the barbed wire killers tonight, i love you i won’t let these be the last words you hear
i love you i won’t let these be the last words you hear, so let’s just do it we can still make the last run home
if the guards will be sleeping if the guards are drunk let us not be afraid of the lights or the barbed wire killers tonight
we have to go tonight we have to run tonight before we lose our nerve
we have to go tonight we have to run tonight before we lose our nerve
i love you i won’t let these be the last words you hear

06 Charlie Bravo Safehouse (Ost Berlin)
she was a stranger till i spoke her name she wore a hooded fleece to conceal her face
the train had  brought here to Alexanderplatz on this grim grey cold war afternoon
charlie bravo safehouse ost berlin charlie bravo safehouse ost berlin
she was a stranger with a nervous twitch her body flinched each time i moved in close
her footsteps quickened i understood her haste on this grim grey cold war afternoon
charlie bravo safehouse ost berlin charlie bravo safehouse ost berlin
she was a refugee without a home she had been living close on a razor’s edge
a stoway to Alexanderplatz on this grim grey cold war afternoon
charlie bravo safehouse ost berlin charlie bravo safehouse ost berlin charlie bravo safehouse ost berlin

07 Fad Gadget
i'm with my fad gadget i hold it in my hands it is glued to my brain
and i don't want to face anyone i don't want to engage anyone i just want my, fad gadget i just want my, my fad gadget
it lights me up fad gadget i can turn it on or off shape it anyway i want and yes i can be anonymous yeah
right behind my vpn i just want my, fad gadget i just want my, my fad gadget
there’s only one thing i need to own and that's my bubble gum coloured smart  phone
there’s only one thing i need to own and that's my bubble gum coloured smart  phone
i feel post human with my fad gadget i feel post human with my fad gadget
there’s only one thing i need to own and that's my bubble gum coloured smart  phone
there’s only one thing i need to own and that's my bubble gum coloured smart  phone

08 Shooting Of A Bricklayer
grey is the colour of concrete grey is the colour of my wall so tell me how do i get out of here alive
how do i get out of here alive grey is the colour of my wall
even the Death Strip looks promising from here even the Death Strip looks promising from here
it’s surely suicide but i may not care, crucified upon the Wall crucify me on the Wall i oh i’m already there
freedom to think is a thought crime freedom to think is not mine tell me how do i get out of here alive
even the Death Strip looks promising from here even the Death Strip looks promising from here
it’s surely suicide but i may not care, crucified upon the Wall crucify me on the Wall i oh i’m already there

09 I'm In Love With CWSP
from Dusseldorf to Berlin from Berlin to London an electrical  language other worldly and cold
the face of machines erratic and new  we feel it let’s blitz it we feel it let’s blitz it
i’m in love with silhouettes in vinyl black skirts in starched red shirts i’m in love with electrical language
i’m in love with cold war synth-pop
from Kraftwerk to Bowie on the Trans-Europe Express an electrical language controlled with voltage
post human machines metronomic new men we feel it let’s blitz it we feel it let’s blitz it
i’m in love with silhouettes in vinyl black skirts in starched red shirts i’m in love with electrical language
i’m in love with cold war synth-pop

10 I Might As Well Be Dead
the walls need painting the sink is full of last week’s food she is gone and i don’t care any more any less
she is gone she is gone i might as well be dead cause she is gone she is gone she is gone i might as well be dead cause she is gone, she is gone and i don’t care any more any less  she is gone she is gone i might as well be dead cause she is gone

All songs by G Pappas. c.2021


NEW ROMANCE: 1984   (2020)







01 The Rubber Room
Nothing to do I have a drink
Feeling sad I have another
After a few I feel happy
But I'm heading straight for the rubber room
Strange as I feel feeling this way
I'm moving inside the rubber room
Into the walls I go a-bouncing
I've paid my money where's my red balloon?
Strange as I feel feeling this way
I'm moving inside the rubber room
Nothing to do I cut my hair
Feeling sad I hurt my body
And after awhile I feel nothing
I'm heading straight for the rubber room
Strange as I feel feeling this way
I'm moving inside the rubber room
the rubber room the rubber room

02 She Looks A Lot Like Martin Gore From 1984
Red is the colour of her room, translucent
Her lips the blackest hue of blue, translucent
Her sculpted hair her sculpted face
Her flying saucer eyes
Her leather skirt her coy girl flirt
She's a girl and she's a boy
She looks a lot like Martin Gore from 1984
She looks a lot like Martin Gore from 1984
She drinks enough to make her sick
Before she's anyone's
She thinks enough to bruise her skin
She won't be anyone's
Her sculpted hair her sculpted face
Her flying saucer eyes
Her leather skirt her coy girl flirt
She's a girl and she's a boy
She looks a lot like Martin Gore from 1984
She looks a lot like Martin Gore from 1984
She walks between the silhouettes in shadows
Collecting vapour men as friends in shadows
Her sculpted hair her sculpted face
Her flying saucer eyes
Her leather skirt her coy girl flirt
She's a girl and she's a boy
She looks a lot like Martin Gore from 1984
She looks a lot like Martin Gore from 1984
She looks a lot like Martin Gore from 1984

03 She's Glass
She's glass
Cuts my heart cuts my face
Shard of glass pure and clear
She cuts lines in flesh lines them up
She's glass she's glass
How do I stop bleeding for her?
How do I stop?
How do I stop bleeding for her?
How do I stop bleeding for her?
She's glass
Razor eyes razor touch
Shattered glass pure and clear
She cuts lines in flesh lines them up
She's glass she's glass
How do I stop bleeding for her?
How do I stop?
How do I stop bleeding for her?
Bleeding for her bleeding for her
Bleeding for her bleeding for her  

04 When The Wind Blows Mary
When all was lost I reached
I reached for the sleeping pills
I thought of it all and fell into despair
When the wind blows when the wind blows
When the wind blows when the wind blows
My head is dulled my vision's a milky sea
The shadows in the wind walk right through me
When the wind blows when the wind blows
When the wind blows when the wind blows
When the wind blows when the wind blows
When the wind blows when the wind blows
And the wind cries Mary and the wind cries Mary
And the wind cries Mary and the wind cries Mary
And the wind cries Mary and the wind cries Mary

05 Darkroom Sanctuary
Hold me up to the light and can you read my face?
All the cracks and lines tomorrow will not erase
Follow me to the darkroom sanctuary
Bring me out after dark, I feel less alone
If I can't have what I want I'll make pretend I don't need
Follow me to the darkroom sanctuary
Her candle burns in the night I watch it across the street
If I can't have who I want I'll make pretend I don't need
Follow me to the darkroom sanctuary
Hold me up to the light and you can read my face
If I can't have who I want I'll make pretend I don't need
Follow me to the darkroom sanctuary
Follow me to the darkroom sanctuary

06 She Lives In Tunnels
Her eyes hurt from exposure to the day
Her skin blistered and began to flay
She may be the last person left alive
In this the year of 2025
She lives in tunnels she lives in tunnels
The military built a city underground
A nuclear strikes was deemed reasonable and sound
In preparation they had a hundred years of food
And there were provisions for every kind of mood
She lives in tunnels she lives in tunnels
Now the earth's surface is a radioactive sewer
All the good folks died and  fauna and flora fried
She lives in tunnels without another human sound
She kills her time searching hoping for another being to be found
She lives in tunnels she lives in tunnels
She lives in tunnels she lives in tunnels

07 Dreams Of A Boy
Take off your blue dress and put down the phone
I wish for nothing tonight except for you in my sight
Wash off your dolls face and move to the light
I care for nothing tonight except for you in my sight
Dreams of a boy somehow never come true
Dreams of a boy somehow never come
Move to your window my eyes will follow you
I wish for no more tonight except for you in my sight
Dreams of a boy somehow never come true
Dreams of a boy somehow never come
I never approached her I would never dare
I watched her glimpses from distant and close vantages
She was such a swinger then it was 1982
The out of this world synthesizers padded her movements
Remember dreams of dreams of dreams of
Remember dreams of dreams of a boy

08 Stay Away From The Lollipop Clown
The lollipop clown stalks the street
The lollipop clown hands out treats
His sad eyed face makes children weep
And he comes for them in their sleep
Stay away from the lollipop clown
Stay away from the lollipop clown
The lollipop clown in battered shoes
Makes nursery rhymes from chain gang blues
Got a spider's web for things to keep
And he comes for children in their sleep
Stay away from the lollipop clown
Stay away from the lollipop clown
The lollipop clown has a leery smile
In colours to attract sub juveniles
Got a spider's web for things to keep
And he comes for children in their sleep
Stay away from the lollipop clown
Stay away from the lollipop clown
Stay away from the lollipop clown
Stay away from the lollipop clown
Spider's web he'll put you in a spider's web
Spider's web he'll put you in a spider's web

09 It Came From Outer Space
There are lights in the sky and my car has stalled
My phone starts to ring but no one's called
I'm miles from nowhere on this temperate night
As the lights descend they have me in their sight
I abandoned the car and scramble for the trees
I tripped over burrows landing on my knees
I can hear the hum I can feel the pull
Like a magnet overhead I feel light as wool
It came from outer space it came from outer space
I'm somewhere far beyond the sun
I feel nothing and I see no one
I have no fear or wish to run  and for p[ain I have none
It came from outer space it came from outer space
It came from outer space it came from outer space
It came from outer space it came from outer space
I want to stay here if it's all the same
I have no fear I feel no pain

10 Waiting For Heaven
Noise and shops go away
Petrol fumes and advertising
Fast cars and faster people
Things lying dead on the pavement
And I'm just waiting for heaven I'm just hoping for sleep
I'm just waiting for heaven I'm just hoping for sleep
Filth and lucre go away
Ringing phones and social media
And I'm just waiting for heaven I'm just hoping for sleep
I'm just waiting for heaven I'm just hoping for sleep

All songs by G. Pappas except Tracks 1,4,5,7,10 by G Pappas/S Beckett

P.O.P. POP   (2019)







01 Take Me To The Theatre
take me to the theatre place me in a play i want to feel what it’s like living a real life living in a script
take me to the theatre dress me in period costume i want to feel what it’s like living in another body
seeing with different eyes take me to the theatre take me to the theatre

02 Byron Said To Mary
mary said of byron my pillar of masculine power
mary said of byron my bountiful beautiful flower
mary said of byron how mild how gentle how intense
mary said of byron such heroic & dear a countenance
mary said of byron her needs for a father a lover
mary said of byron to the grave I will follow no other
byron said to mary let’s all write a ghost story tonight
byron said to mary am i your father your lover your candle light?
byron said to mary if you follow i will lead
byron said to mary am i your adventure your mentor your need?
beauty sat on his countenance and power beamed from his eye
his faults being for the most part weakness induced one to readily pardon them

03 P.O.P. POP
turn on the machine plug in the cable dial up the sound dial up the software
p.o.p. pop p.o.p. pop
p.o.p. pop p.o.p. pop
he does the beats she does the topline they accept awards hey, all the hipsters love it!
p.o.p. pop p.o.p. pop
p.o.p. pop p.o.p. pop
MTV scheduled department store models underwear models ink on skin models
aftershave models perfume & lipstick mega-brand models so many models so many models
models models models models
p.o.p. pop p.o.p. pop
p.o.p. pop p.o.p. pop
autobend the vocal skipity bounce the vocal trigger happy with machines i give up
p.o.p. pop p.o.p. pop
p.o.p. pop p.o.p. pop

04 Charles Dickens
1812 portsmouth black friars bridge marshalsea edwin drood samuel pickwick bill sikes the artful dodger
charles dickens charles dickens
ebeneezer scrooge abel magwitch miss havisham uriah heep fagin amy dorrit oliver twist jeremiah flintwinch
david copperfield
charles dickens charles dickens

05 Aim With The Wrecking Ball
red brick, sheffield steel, victorian made easy with the wrecking ball
council estate nowhere girls nowhere boys glam rock essex in lipstick rock on david rock on
andogynous love dystopian youth clockwork orange easy with the name drop easy with the name drop
1970’s gary numan the human league cabaret voltaire john foxx ultravox depeche mode
fad gadget david bowie roxy music the clash british punk god save the queen new wave ska
winter of discontent margaret thatcher easy, aim with the wrecking ball
tabloid press privileged class monied junta in the city pin striped suits it’s not pretty it ain’t pretty
go ahead with the wrecking ball with the wrecking ball
1234 aim with the wrecking ball
1234 aim with the wrecking ball

06 Isambard Kingdom Brunel
bridges steamships tunnels industrial engineering isambard kingdom brunel
railways industrial revolution isambard kingdom brunel

07 monochrome
red is vivacious
green is life giving
blue is inspiration
monochrome
yellow is frivolous
purple is melancholic
grey is pointless
monochrome monochrome
black is grim death
white is tasteless
monochrome monochrome

08 Devil In The Detail
the devil’s in the detail
the devil’s in the detail
the devil’s in the detail
the devil’s in the detail
the catacombs are dark and i cannot see...
there’s a heart of darkness there’s a heart of cold...
the devil’s in the detail
the devil’s in the detail
the devil’s in the detail
yeah yeah yeah...
the river is deep and I cannot swim...
yeah yeah yeah...
the devil’s in the detail
the devil’s in the detail
the devil’s in the detail
the devil’s in the detail
yeah yeah yeah...

09 Isn’t It Cliche?
i know this love is a token affair i know this love is a token affair
i don’t mind you don’t care i don’t mind and you don’t care
isn’t it cliche are we both this bad?
isn’t it cliche are we both this tragically sad?
i don’t care you don’t mind i don’t care and you don’t mind
i know your love is a futile wish i know your love is a wasted wish
i don’t mind you don’t care i don’t mind and you could not care
isn’t it cliche? isn’t cliche?

10 Endsong
isambard kingdom brunel p.o.p. pop byron said to mary
aim with the wrecking ball charles dickens devil in the detail
monochrome take me to the theatre take me to the theatre

All songs by G Pappas c2019