Lyrics for: Annie Lennox
Medusa

NO MORE 'I LOVE YOU'S'
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
A WHITER SHADE OF PALE
DON'T LET IT BRING YOU DOWN
TRAIN IN VAIN
I CAN'T GET NEXT TO YOU
DOWNTOWN LIGHTS
THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE
WAITING IN VAIN
SOMETHING SO RIGHT

Annie Lennox: Medusa

NO MORE 'I LOVE YOU'S'
(Freeman/Hughes)

I used to be lunatic
from the gracious days
I used to be woebegone
and so restless nights
My aching heart would bleed
for you to see
Oh but now...
(I don't find myself bouncing home whistling
buttonhole tunes to make me cry)

No more "I love you's"
The language is leaving me
No more "I love you's"
Changes are shifting outside the word

(The lover speaks about the monsters)

I used to have demons in my room at night
Desire,despair,desire,so many monsters
Oh but now...
(I don't find myself bouncing home whistling
buttonhole tunes to make me cry)

*No more "I love you's"
The language is leaving me
No more "I love you's"
The language is leaving me in silence
No more "I love you's"
Changes are shifting outside the word

They were being really crazy
They were on the come.
And you know what mammy?
Everybody was being really crazy. Uh huh.
The monsters are crazy.
There are monsters outsides.

(Repeat*)

Outside the word

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
(Green/Hodges)

I don't know why I love you like I do
All the changes you put me through
Take my money,my cigarettes
I haven't seen the worst of it yet
I wanna know,can you tell me
I'd really like to stay

*Take me to the river
Drop me in the water
Take me to the river
Drop me in the water

Wash me down,wash me down
Wash me down,wash me down

I don't know why you treat me so bad
Think of all the thing that we could have had
Love is an ocean
And I can't forget my sweet sixteen
I'll never fret
I wanna know,can you tell me
I'd really like to stay

(*Repeat)

Love me,squeeze me
Love me,tease me
Till I can't,till I can't
Till I can't,till I can't-

I don't know why I love you like I do
All the trouble that you put me through
Sixteen candles blowin' on the wall
And here I am the biggest fool of all
I wanna know,can you tell me
I'd really like to stay

Take me to the river
Drop me in the water
Dip me in the water
Drop me in the water
Dip me in the water
Drop me in the water...

A WHITER SHADE OF PALE
(Brooker/Reid)

We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels cross the floor
I was feeling kind of seasick
The crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away
When we called outfor another drink
But the waiter brought a tray

*And so it was later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale

You said there is no reason
And the truth is plain to see
But I wander through my playing cards
And would not let it be
I'm one of the sixteen virgins
Who are leaving for the coast
And although my eyes were open
They might just as well been closed

(*Repeat)

A whiter shade of pale
Turned a whiter shade of pale
A whiter shade of pale

DON'T LET IT BRING YOU DOWN
(Young)

Old man lyin'
By the side of the road
With the lorries rollin' by
Blue moon sinkin'
From the weight of the load
And the buildings scrape the sky
Cold wind rippin'
Down the valley at dawn
And the morning paper files
Dead man lyin'
By the side of the road
With the daylight in his eyes

*Don't let it bring you down
It's only castle burning
Find someone who's turning
And you will come around

Blind man runnin'
Through the light of the night
With an answer in his hand
Come on down to the river of sight
And you can really understand
Red lights flashin'
Through the window in the rain
Can you hear the sirence moan
White cane lyin'
In a gutter in the lane
And you're walkin' home alone

(*Repeat x2)
(**Repeat)
(*Repeat)

You will come around

(*Repeat)

TRAIN IN VAIN
(Jones/Strummer)

They say you stand
By your man
Tell me something
I don't understand
You said you loved me
And that's a fact
And then you left me
Said you felt trapped

Well,somethings you can explain away
But the heartache's with me till this day

*Did you stand by me
No,not at all
Did you stand by me
No way

All the times
That we were closed
I remember
These things the most
I've seen all our dreams
Come tumblin' down
I can't stay happy
Without you around

So alone I keep the wolves a bay
And there's only one thing I can say

(*Repeat)
You must explain
Why this must be
Did you lie
When you spoke to me

Did you stand by me
No,not at all

Now I got a job
But it don't pay
I need new clothes
I need somewhere to stay
But without all these things I can do
But without your love I won't make it through
Without you love I won't make it through

But you don't understand my point of view
I suppose there's nothing I can do

(*Repeat x2)

Stand by me,no way
Stand by me,not at all
Stand by me,no way
Stand by me,not at all
Stand by me,no way

I CAN'T GET NEXT TO YOU
(Strong/Whitfield)

I can turn the grey sky blue
And I can make it rain
Whenever I want it to
And I can build a castle
From a single grain of sand
And I can make a ship sail
On dry land
But my life is incomplete
And I'm so blue
'Cause I can't get next to you

*I can't get next to you,babe
I can't get next to you
I can't get next to you,babe
I can't get next to you

I can fly
Like a bird in the sky
I can buy anything
That money can buy
I can turn a river into a raging fire
I can live forever if I so desire
But I don't want it all these things I can do
'Cause I can't get next to you

(*Repeat)

I can turn back the hands of time
You better believe I can
I can make the season change
Just by the wave of my hand
I can change anything from one to two
The thing I wanna do the most I'm unable to do
I'm an unhappy woman with all the powers I possess
'Cause man you're the key to my happiness
'Cause I can't get to next to you

Ooh you're blowin' my mind
'Cause I can't get next to you
Can't you see these tears I'm cryin'
I can't get next to you
Oh it's you that I need
I gotta get next to you
Can't you see these tears I'm cryin'
Can't get next to you

I,I,I,I,I,I
Can't get next to you
I,I,I,I,I,I
Can't get next to you

DOWNTOWN LIGHTS
(Buchanan)

Sometimes I walk away
When all I really wanna do
Is love and hold you right
There is just one thing I can say
Nobody loves you this way
It's all right,can't you see
The downtown lights

In love we're all the same
We're walking down an empty street
And with nobody calling on me
Empty street,empty night
The downtown lights

*How do I know you feel it
How do I know you feel it
How do I know you feel it
How do I know you feel it
It's all right

Tonight and every night
Let's go walking down this empty street
Let's walk in the cool evening night
Wrong or right,be t my side
The downtown lights
It will be all right
It will be all right
The downtown lights

(*Repeat)

Neons and cigarettes
The rented rose and rented cars
The crowded streets,the empty bars
Chimneytops,the trumpets
The golden lights,the loving prayers
Colored shoes,the empty trains
I'm tired of cring on the stairs
The downtown lights

THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE
(Members/Poindexter/Poindexter)

*It's a thin line between love and hate
It's a thin line between love and hate

It's five o'clock in the morning
And you're just getting in
A knock upon the door
A voice sweet and low says
(who is it?)
She opens up the door
And she lets you in
And never once does she say
"where have you been?"

She says,"Hold it,
Are you hungry,did you eat yet,
Let me hang up your coat now"
And all the time she's smiling
Never raises her voice
It's five o'clock in the morning
And you dn't give it a second thought

(*Repeat)

The sweetest woman in the world
Could be the meanest woman in the world
If you make her be that way
She might be holding something in
That's really gonna hurt you
One of these fine days

There you are in the hospital
Bandaged from foot to head
In a state of shock
That much from bein' dead
You didn't think your woman
Could do something like that to you
You didn't think she'd got the nerve
Actions speak louder than words
Louder than words
Louder than words
Louder than words,come on

Come on,baby,baby
If you won't give a damn about me
Come on baby,bay
You don't really care about me

Hear what I say
Hear what I say

WAITING IN VAIN
(Marley)

From the very first time I rest my eyes on you,boy
My heart said follow through but I know now
That I'm way down on your line
But the waiting feeling's fine

So don't treat me like a puppet on a string
Because I know how to do my thing
Don't talk to me as if you think I'm dumb
I wanna know when you're gotta come,you see

*I don't wanna wait in a vain for your love
I don't wanna wait in a vain for your love
I don't wanna wait in a vain for your love
'Cause sommer is here
And I'm still waiting there
Winter is here
I'm still waiting there

Like I said
It's been three years since I'm knocking on your door
And still I can knock some more
Ooh boy,ooh boy,is it crazy look,I wanna know now
For I to knock some more,you see

In life I know
That there is lots of grief
But your love is my relief
Tears in my eyes burn
Tears in my eyes burn
While I'm waitin'
While I'm waitin' for my turn,you see

(*Repeat)

Like I said-
I don't wanna,I don't wanna
I don't wanna,I don't wanna
I don't wanna wait in vain
I don't wanna,I don't wanna
I don't wanna,I don't wanna
I don't wanna wait in vain

It's been three years since I'm knocking on your door
And still I can knock some more
Ooh boy,ooh boy,is it crazy look,I wanna know now
Like I said,the tears in my eyes burn
Tears in my eyes burn
While I'm waiting
While I'm waiting for my turn,you see
Ooh boy,ooh boy,is it crazy look,I wanna know now
For I to knock some more
In life I know there is lots of grief
But your love is my relief

SOMETHING SO RIGHT
(Simon)

You've got the cool water
When the river runs high
And you've got the look of love
Right in your eyes
And I was in a crazy motion
Till you calmed me down
It took a little time
But you calmed me down

Some people never say the words
"I love you"
It's not their style to be so bold
Some people never say the words
"I love you"
But like a child
They're longing to be told

They've got a wall in China
It's a thousand miles long
To keep out the foreigners
They made it strong
And I've got a wall around me
That you can't even see
It took a little time
To get next to me

If something goes worng
I'm the first to admit it
The first to admit it
But the last one to know
If something goes right
Well,it's likely to lose me
It's apt to confuse me
Because it's such an unusual sight
Oh I can't get used to something so right
Something so right

Some people never say the words
"I love you"
It's not their style to be so bold
Some people never say the words
"I love you"
But like a child
I'm longing to be told

They've got a wall in China
And I've got a wall around me
It took a little time
To get next to me


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