here come the tears lyrics

- REFUGEES
- AUTOGRAPH
- CO-STAR
- IMPERFECTION
- THE GHOST OF YOU
- TWO CREATURES
- LOVERS
- FALLEN IDOL
- BRAVE NEW CENTURY
- BEAUTIFUL PAIN
- THE ASYLUM
- APOLLO 13
- A LOVE AS STRONG AS DEATH

 refugees b-sides lyrics

- SOUTHERN RAIN
- FEELS LIKE MONDAY
- BRANDED
- BREAK AWAY

 lovers b-sides lyrics

- SONG FOR THE MIGRANT WORKER
- LOW-LIFE
- THE PRIMITIVE
- BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTHLESS

 unreleased songs lyrics

- EUROPE AFTER THE RAIN
- berliN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


REFUGEES
(Anderson, Butler)

You are the dust and
I am the rain
Lets go out in the rust and
Let's gather the change

Let's take to the streets
You and I we're life's refugees
But like Bonnie and Clyde we're free
Don't say there's nothing between us

You stain the pavements
I'll take the blame
Our love is our saviour
Our life is our grave

Let's take to the streets
You and I we're life's refugees
But like Bonnie and Clyde we're free
Don't say there's nothing between us

‘Cause we're all refugees
And we're all drifting like leaves
But like Bonnie and Clyde we're free
Don't say there's nothing between us

We'll live for the sunshine
And smile through the rain

And we're all refugees
And we're all drifting like leaves
But like Bonnie and Clyde we're free
Don't say there's nothing between us

So let's take to the streets
You and I compete with the freaks
And like Bonnie and Clyde we're free
Don't say there's nothing between us

Well there's nothing between us
Well there's nothing between us

 

 

 



AUTOGRAPH
(Anderson, Butler)

And the morning comes with coffee we can share
And the smell of cigarettes is in your hair
There’s the sound of shouts outside the hotel room
Like the night before when cameras flattered you

And if we don’t have a future
If our lives split like shattered bits of glass
And if we don’t have a future
Just leave your autograph
Your autograph

And the night before the neon lit our fate
And our shadows painted many different shapes
But now the mood has turned complex and altered you
There’s just the smell of cigarettes left in the room

And we make fake conversation
And we pick through broken bits of glass
And it’s all just complication
And too complex to ever last

‘Cause if we don’t have a future
And if this kiss dissolves into the past
And if we don’t have a future
Just leave your autograph
Your autograph
Just leave your autograph
Your autograph
Just leave your autograph
Your autograph

 

 

 



CO-STAR
(Anderson, Butler)

Alone in my room
I switch on the tube
And wave at the screen
It stares back at me

So I turn to the sky
And watch as it cries
Just waiting in here
For the car to appear

‘Cause when we're together the world smiles
And when we're together it feels right
We'll live for the future and it's scenes
When we're together, my co-star and me

Your plane is delayed
So I walk from the gate
But when you appear
I'll stick to you dear

And we'll stumble outside
And dance in the sunlight
Like ice in the sun
We'll melt into one

Yes when we're together the world smiles
And when we're together it feels right
We'll live for the future and its scenes
When we're together, my co-star and me

When we're together the planets align
When we're together I burn from the inside
We'll live for forever in this insanity
When we're together, my co-star and me

When we're together the world smiles
And when we're together it feels right
We'll live for the future and its scenes
When we're together, my co-star and me

When we're together the planets align
And when we're together the stars gonna shine
We'll live for forever in this insanity
When we're together, my co-star and me

 

 

 



IMPERFECTION
(Anderson, Butler)

You grow your nails too long
There's scratches on your arms
You taste like orange chocolate
You always put your hands in my pockets

Your teeth are not quite straight
Your mood swings oscillates
Your language is appalling
And you play with my hair in the morning

Your imperfections are so beautiful
I can't control my animal soul
Your imperfection has got me on a chain
Can't concentrate
I'm a sucker for your beautiful mistakes

And sometimes when we kiss
You touch my fingertips
Synthetic words can't hide me
Passion creeps like death inside me

This moment we become one
We stick like chewing gum
I want your language to be appalling
I want you to play with my hair in the morning

Your imperfections are so beautiful
I can't control my animal soul
Your imperfection has got me on a chain
Can't concentrate
I'm a sucker for your beautiful mistakes

Your imperfections are so beautiful
I can't control my animal soul
Your imperfection has got me on a chain
Can't concentrate

Your imperfections make you what you are
My defective star
My inelegant love

Your imperfections are so beautiful
I'm out of control
I'm a sucker for the defects in your, your soul

 

 

 



THE GHOST OF YOU
(Anderson, Butler)

I threw out the photographs
Like yesterdays flowers
I tried to erase the past
But it won't go away

And those where the curtains
That you had made
One thing's for certain
The ghost of you stays

I painted the second room
And cleared out the basement
And smelled some of your perfume
On a scarf that you made

The Salvation Army collected your things
I gave them the jewellery, all the bracelets and rings
Your clothes in black bin bags I gave them away
I try to move on but the ghost of you stays
The ghost of you stays
The ghost of you stays

I threw out the photographs
Like yesterdays flowers
I tried to erase the past
But it won't go away

I wake in the morning
And try to be brave
But it's hard to move on
When the ghost of you stays

It's hard to move on
When the ghost of you stays
The ghost of you stays
The ghost of you stays

 

 

 


TWO CREATURES
(Anderson, Butler)

This country looks like one big car park
The winters are so very long
And everybody wonders where the light has gone

And Europe has its moving statelines
But Africa has winter sun
And you and me we're just two creatures on the run

And we'll go where the crowds don't stare
And no one laughs at what we wear
The phone might ring
The rain might sting oh but we don't care

We'll fly over the endless ocean
We're heading for the winter sun
'Cause you and me we're just two creatures on the run

And Europe has its moving statelines
But Africa has winter sunshine
And you and me we're just two creatures on the run

And we'll go where the crowds don't stare
And no one hates us for our hair
The phone might ring
The rain might sting oh but we don't care

We'll fly over the endless ocean
We're heading for the winter sun
'Cause you and me we're just two creatures on the run

America's our supermarket
In India we'll take some stopping
'Cause you and me we're just two creatures on the run

In Asia we can mend our breakdown
'Cause you and me we must escape now
And you and me we're just two creatures on the run
You and me we're just two creatures on the run
You and me we're just two creatures on the run
You and me we're just two creatures on the run

 

 

 


LOVERS
(Anderson, Butler)

She shivers in the rain
It's the capital connecting with her veins
Stepping under statues and on trains
Till we are under covers

She giggles like a child
With no sign of all the tension in her life
It's written on a t-shirt and in her eyes
That there is no other

'Cause we are the lovers
We are the lovers
We're different colours
But we stand up as one

We are the lovers
We are the lovers
Two different colours
But we stand up as one

All the silly things we do
Just remind me of the flippancy of youth
Kissing under statues, throwing food
And getting into trouble

She shivers in the cold
It's the capital connecting with her bones
Jumping into taxis here we go
Yes there is no other

'Cause we are the lovers
We are the lovers
We're different colours
But we stand up as one

We are the lovers
We are the lovers
Two different colours
But we stand up as one

'Cause we are the lovers
We are the lovers
We're different colours
But we stand up as one

We are the lovers
We are the lovers
Two different colours
But we stand up as one

Stop

 

 

 


FALLEN IDOL
(Anderson, Butler)

Eyes that stare through television
Intermission in his mind
Where there once was such ambition
Blared like a bass line when the bassline's right

Shame he's just this fallen idol
Shattered like some broken glass
Shame he's just this fallen idol
With bits of paper for his past

Years are scattered like the rain drops
Sits at the window through the empty day
Competitions in the paper
Stares at the sky
When the sky turns grey

Shame he's just this fallen idol
Shattered like some broken glass
Shame he's just this fallen idol

Shame he's just this fallen idol
Empty as the middle class
Shame he's just this fallen idol
With Bits of paper for his past
Bits of paper for his past

 

 

 



BRAVE NEW CENTURY
(Anderson, Butler)

The pages burn, the babies scream
And lovers text in Japanese

The more you give the more they need
The more you live the less you see

Religion breeds
(Religion breeds)
Like a disease
(Like a disease)
While people spit on refugees
(can't get in with immigration)

The more you live the less you see
The more you give the more they need
In this brave new century

So mother where do I belong?
And mother what should I believe?
Just look what's happened to your son
In this brave new
In this brave new century

We sit and choke
(We sit and choke)
On magazines
(On magazines)
And worship shit celebrities
(No more mental masturbation)

The more you give, the more they need
The more you live, the less you see
In this brave new century

Century
Century
Century
Century
Century
Century
Century

 

 

 

 



BEAUTIFUL PAIN
(Anderson, Butler)

I'm shaking and aching and talking to the sky
I shiver in the night but I can't sleep
You're as dark as the mascara that drips down from your eyes
Look what you've done to me

You're as dark as the ocean
As cold as the rain
You got me weak with emotion
You're such a beautiful pain
Such a beautiful pain

So I shelter in the wardrobe
And shiver on the stairs
And I slide down in the gutter with the leaves
And I tried to talk to God as if he is really there
Look what you've done to me

You're as dark as the ocean
As cold as the rain
You got me weak with emotion
You're such a beautiful pain

And I cling to my pillow
And scratch out my veins
You kiss like a killer
You're such a beautiful pain
Such a beautiful pain
Such a beautiful pain
(Such a beautiful pain)

As dark as the ocean
As hard as the rain
You got me weak with emotion
You're such a beautiful pain

And I cling to my pillow
And scratch out my veins
You kiss like a killer
Such a beautiful pain

 

 

 



THE ASYLUM
(Anderson, Butler)

When I hear the men outside my window kicking down the door
And all the megaphones are screaming letters of the law
Would you walk in through the gates and visit me?
Would you please?, in the asylum

When they're counting out the chemicals and doing daily tasks
And giving out presciption drugs and putting on their masks
Would you wander through the grounds to visit me?
As they opened up the gates and turned the key
Would you please?, in the asylum

If they burned my brain away would you understand?
If they tried to hold me down would you hold my hand?
Could you stand, stand the asylum?

In the asylum
In the asylum
In the asylum

 

 

 



APOLLO 13
(Anderson, Butler)

Estuary girl you're not the one
You don't belong to the world that I'm from
Your lazy words blow like confetti in the wind
In the wind

Estuary girl you're not part of my scene
Your feet don't belong near my upholstery
Sometimes I sink when you call me on the phone
On the phone

Oh but if you follow me I will follow you to the unknown
Oh like Apollo, like Apollo we'll fly to the moon
Oh yes if you follow me I will follow you to the unknown
Oh like Apollo, like Apollo 13 we'll explode

Sad as a song, you'ra child of the streets
Your skin don't belong on my designer sheets
In eyeliner you wrote me a note that I'll never read at all
Estuary girl

Oh but if you follow me I will follow you to the unknown
Oh like Apollo, like Apollo we'll fly to the moon
Oh yes if you follow me I will follow you into the unknown
Oh like Apollo, like Apollo 13 we'll explode

Oh yes if you follow me I will follow you into the unknown
(Estuary girl you're not the one)
Oh like Apollo, like Apollo we'll sink like a stone
(You don't belong to the world that I'm from)
Oh yes if you follow me I will follow you into the unknown
(Estuary girl you're not the one)
Oh like Apollo, like Apollo 13 we'll explode
(You don't belong to the world that I'm from)

(Estuary girl you're not the one)
(You don't belong to the world that I'm from)

(Estuary girl you're not the one)
You don't belong to the world that I'm from

 

 

 



A LOVE AS STRONG AS DEATH
(Anderson, Butler)

We're all looking for a love as strong as death
That's part of our mind and part of our flesh
Looking for a love that takes away our breath
That's equally heart and equally head

To be a wave that crashes over us
To be a wave that crashes over us
Like summer rain that washes over, over us
Like summer rain that washes over

Looking for a love as strong as death
It's equally heart and equally head
And I wonder if this love
That people say is as strong as death
Is out there somewhere (or just in their heads)

Is it a wave that crashes over us?
Is it a wave that crashes over us?
Or summer rain that washes over, over us
Or summer rain that washes over, over us

Over us
Over us
Over us
It's over

 

 

 



SOUTHERN RAIN
(Anderson, Butler)

Fall southern rain
Through my fingers, through my veins
Fall southern rain
And wash her away

Fall on this empty man
Drip like nails through my hands
Fall southern rain
And wash her away

Her love was a lullaby
There was something deranged in her eyes
And her sugary skin was hungry for change

Fall southern rain
Through the gutters and the drains
Fall southern rain
And wash her away

Fall at the southern snow
Touch the winter of my soul
Fall southern rain
And wash her away

Yes her love was a lullaby
And she looked kinda strange when she smiled
And her sugary skin was hungry for shame

Fall southern rain
Through my fingers, through my veins
Fall southern rain
And wash her away

Fall at the southern snow
Touch the winter of my soul
Fall southern rain
And wash her away

 

 

 



FEELS LIKE MONDAY
(Anderson, Butler)

Dirty skies and shattered lives
It feels like Monday
My heart bleeds like demon seas
It feels like Monday

Friday well I hatched a plan
On Saturday I wrote it down
I wrote it on my filthy hands to tell to you it's over on Sunday
And now it feels like Monday

Rushed our drums and traffic cones
It feels like Monday
??
Feels like Monday

Friday well I hatched a plan
On Saturday I wrote it down
I wrote it on my filthy hands to tell you it's over on Sunday
And now it feels like Monday

And I told you Sunday
Things were going to change
Does it feel like Monday, today?
Yes it feels like monday
Yes I told you one day
I was going away
Does it feel like Monday, today?

Feels like Monday
Feels like Monday

 

 

 



BRANDED
(Anderson, Butler)

She sees the hungry cameras
She sees the magazines
She sees her full potential
In the stylish imagery

She simulates the posers
She imitates the dream
She turns the sacred pages
Pregnant with celebrities
Pregnant with celebrities

Oh, she is branded
Oh-oh she is branded
And the words on her clothes spell out sadness

Branded
Oh-oh she is branded
And the logos just spell out her sadness

She looks into the mirror
And back to the magazine
Compares herself to the model
Notes her lack of symmetry

She simulates the posers
She imitates the dream
Page after page that shows
The imagery of jealousy
Oh it's the imagery of jealousy

Oh, she is branded
Oh-oh she is branded
And the words on her clothes spell out sadness

Branded
Oh-oh she is branded
And the logos are spelling out sadness

Branded, obviously
Doing jobs we don't like to buy shit we don't need

Branded, oh she is branded
And the logos are spelling out sadness
And the logos are spelling out sadness

She simulates the posers
She imitates the dream
Page after page that shows
The imagery of jealousy

 

 

 


BREAK AWAY
(Anderson, Butler)

And this world is just atoms, spinning slowly
Other people are shadows, lost and lonely
But they're giving us rules to follow
And they're giving us lies to swallow

Let's break away tonight
There's a place where we can meet
Let's slip into the night
My car has got two seats
Let's break away tonight
You and me

And this world is an apple, rotting slowly
Other people are cattle, dying lonely
But they're giving us rules to follow
And they're giving us shit to swallow

Let's break away tonight
There's a place where we can meet
Let's slip into the night
The planet's at our feet
Let's break away tonight
You and me

And this world is an apple, rotting slowly
Other people are cattle, dying lonely

Let's break away tonight
There's a place where we can meet
Let's slip into the night
My car has got two seats
Let's break away tonight
You and me
Let's break away tonight
You and me

 

 

 



SONG FOR THE MIGRANT WORKER
(Anderson, Butler)

We hide in your shadows
You don't know our names
As we take your trays
And we don't seem to matter
With our straightened hair
And our vacant stare

We are clumsy, we are strange
We are jealous, we are plain
We're the shit that stains your daisy chain
Oh, but we'll be born again

And we drift like a landslide
With our almond eyes
Like a human tide
But yes we love our families
And our children too
Just like you do

We are clumsy, we are strange
We are jealous, we are plain
And we're the shit that stains your daisy chain
Oh, but we'll be born again

We are nothing, we are sand
We're the dirt that's on your hands
Strung together like a daisy chain
Oh, we'll be born again
We'll be born again

 

 

 



LOW-LIFE
(Anderson, Butler)

You're a complicated person
With some educated friends
And you tend to form your sentences
From words wrote on your hands

Oh, but you wake up the rhythm in me
And you wake up the rhyme
I thought you were special
But you're low-life

And you've got no inhibitions
And you're almost always rude
And I don't know where your mind is
When my hands are touching you

Oh, but you wake up the rhythm in me
And you wake up the rhyme
I thought you were special
But you're low-life
Low-life
Low-life
Low, low-life

And when you pull the trigger in me
My life isn't mine
They said you were special
But you're low-life

And you wake up the rhythm in me
And you wake up the rhyme
I thought you were special
But you're low-life
Low-life
Low-life
Low, low-life
Low-life
Low-life
Low

 

 

 



THE PRIMITIVE
(Anderson, Butler)

Oh sometimes I look up to the sky
And I see the clouds and I see the light
And I want the stars and the mud and the night to define me

And sometimes I look out at the sea
And I see the waves and I feel the breeze
And I want the rocks and the birds and the leaves to define me

Cos I am the insect in the jar
I am the spider in the tar
I am the worm inside your drain
Yes we all come back to the primitive again

And sometimes I stare out at the trees
And I forget about the complexities
That scratch and scrape and hate and tease all around me

And sometimes I drift out with the wind
And the silence tells me simple things
And I want my lungs and my legs and my skin to define me

Cos I am the insect in the jar
I am the spider in the tar
I am the worm inside your drain
Yes we all come back to the primitive again

Yes I am the insect in the tar
I am the worm inside the jar
I am the creature in your drain
Yes we all come back to the primitive again
And we all come back to the primitive again
And we all come back to the primitive again
And we all come back to the primitive again

 

 

 



BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTHLESS
(Anderson, Butler)

We live in a climate of greed
We live under the clouds of envy
We live in the shadow of the pricing gun
All around us actors and models order us to buy this and live like that
They remind us that if we don’t possess more our lives are empty
That we are basically worthless beyond the value of the numbers in our bank accounts
That we are here just to accumulate
That the purpose of our very existence is to consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume, possess and consume
The silent, hypnotic corporate mantra that is the soundtrack to our frustrated and obsessive lives

We live in a climate of greed
We live under the clouds of envy
Our lives are governed by jealousy, ruled by anxiety
Always wanting more, never being satisfied
If we could just own that bathroom our lives would be perfect
If i just had that car everything would be ok
If we could just possess that dress the numbing, gnawing emptiness that reminds us of the utter pointlessness of life would go away
A life sentence of consumer addictions, shackled to the ruthless, irresponsible whims of advertising executives
Dragged along in their relentless personal slipstream
Their desire for us to own more and yet more shit
Piling up mountains of possessions, fields of crap, rivers of waste

We live in a climate of greed
We live under the clouds of envy
We live in the shadow of the pricing gun
All around us actors and models order us to buy this and live like that
They remind us that if we don’t possess more our lives are empty
That we are basically worthless beyond the value of the numbers in our bank accounts
That we are here just to accumulate
That the purpose of our very existence is to consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume, possess and consume
The silent, hypnotic corporate mantra that is the soundtrack to our frustrated and obsessive lives

We live in a climate of greed
We live under the clouds of envy
Our lives are governed by jealousy, ruled by anxiety
Always wanting more, never being satisfied
If we could just own that bathroom our lives would be perfect
If i just had that car everything would be ok
If we could just possess that dress the numbing, gnawing emptiness that reminds us of the utter pointlessness of life would go away
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume, possess and consume
Possess and consume

 

 

 



EUROPE AFTER THE RAIN
(Anderson, Butler)

There's cardboard filled windows
And boarded up doors
Families are scattered on stations
Where night trains roll by

There's painted graffitti on government walls
And slogans are printed on t-shirts
And jet planes fly by

We're just watching it happen on tv again
Europe after the rain

Daytime tv shows from refugee towns
Where children grow up with no fathers
Their sad eyes don't cry
Lives are memmed in between razor wire walls
Where people spray racist graffitti
Inside something dies

We're just watching it happen on tv again
Europe after the rain

We're just watching it happen on tv again
Europe after the rain

We're just watching it happen on tv again
Europe after the rain

We're just watching it happen on tv again
Europe after the rain

Lives are memmed in between razor wire walls
Where people spray racist graffitti

 

 


BERLIN
(Anderson, Butler)

You roll those eyes and flick that name
And you use their weakness for political gain

And one by one and two by two
We get mixed in your psychological stew

I count the times you hurt me
I count the times you've burnt me
And all the shit you put me through

There are no answers that are heard
There is weakness that is strong
There are lies that tell the truth
Don't let it get to you

Words are weapons that you use
I gave you kindness and you gave me the flu

You love like violence in your veins
That gives you a poison and will take you away

I count the times you hurt me
I count the times you burned me
And all the shit you put me through

There are no answers that are heard
There is weakness that is strong
There are lies that tell the truth
Don't let it get to you

And all the times i left you
And all the things you went through
And all the shit i put you through

If there are no answers that are thought
There is weakness that is strong
There are lies that tell the truth

You roll those eyes
And flick that name
And scratch the itch
That shapes the pain