T'eyla Minh (teylaminh) wrote,
T'eyla Minh
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Some random lyricness...

Listened to Whistle Down the Wind for no particular reason that I felt like listening to "Tyre Tracks", and felt the urge to post some lyrics...

If Only

THE MAN
I don't have the strength to perform miracles right now.  Maybe later... if you take really good care of me.

SWALLOW
I swear I will
I'll care for you
Better than anyone ever has...

If all we've lost
Somehow came back.
If all that died
Again would grow
If only
It was so:
These are the loneliest words I know

If all our dreams were golden
And never black or grey.
If all our dreams came true
Then we'd never have to say...

If only it was so
These are the loneliest words I know...


Which then leads into:

Tire Tracks and Broken Hearts

CANDY
Another aimless day

AMOS
Another useless night

CANDY
I want peroxide hair

AMOS
I want some neon light

CANDY
I got a new life waiting
I can't wait to begin it


BOTH
The thing that gets me down
Being young in this town
Is there's no future in it.


CANDY
What happened to your face, Amos?

AMOS
Nothin'.  I told my dad last night that I ain't workin' in that hell-hole of a factory and endin' up a down-beat nobody like him.

CANDY
And he hit you?

AMOS
Ain't the first time.  This town's going crazy.  And I'm goin' crazy with it.  Stir crazy,

CANDY
I want a fine perfume

AMOS
I wanta blue corvette

CANDY
If there's a slower death
Than living here and now


AMOS
They haven't found it yet

CANDY
I need a man who knows
What I am really worth


AMOS
Well, I don't give a damn
About life after death


BOTH
But I gotta get some proof
That there's a life after birth


CANDY
Tyre tracks and broken hearts
That's all we're leaving behind
Doesn't matter what we're losing
Only matters what we're going to find


BOTH
Tyre tracks and broken hearts
Let's get away from the past
So many ways to stay hungry, baby
So many ways to go fast


CANDY
I want a push bra
I want some satin sheets


AMOS
Give me some real rich food
I want some succulent sweets


CANDY
I want you by my side
And you'll be all my own


AMOS
Well, I know what I want
And it's only half time


BOTH
That I don't wanna spend another minute alone

Tyre tracks and broken hearts
That's all we're leaving behind
It doesn't matter what we're losing
Only matters what we're going to find


CANDY
Those good girls never know what they're missing
But us bad girls almost always do


AMOS
And what we're missing most are the real good times

BOTH
I want 'em bad and I want 'em now
We were born going faster than the limits allow
I want 'em bad and I want 'em now
We were born going faster than the limits allow!

Tyre tracks and broken hearts
Let's get away from the past
So many ways to stay hungry, baby
So many ways to go fast

Tyre tracks and broken hearts
That's all we're leaving behind
It doesn't matter what we're losing
Only matters what we're going to find!


I love that song...  Here's some random dialogue that I'd never noticed before:

SWALLOW
I've never kissed a boy before.

AMOS
I've never kissed a girl who's never kissed a boy before.  When they put me in Juvenile Detention Hall, I cried... but only once.

SWALLOW
Sometimes I cry when I hear a train go by.  I don't know why.  I didn't cry when my mother died.  I couldn't. I only pretended to.

AMOS
Sometimes I feel like killing my dad.

SWALLOW
Sometimes I feel like killing Brat.

AMOS
Sometimes I feel like killing myself... pretendin' my bike's a red Porsche and driving a hundred and fifty miles an hour into a tree.

SWALLOW
Sometimes I lay awake at night and think that, too. Nothing. Just the colour black.

AMOS
Sometimes I lay awake at night dreaming of you...

All right, all right, sappy.  I'm not entirely sure who I really 'ship for in this, probably Swallow/The Man rather than Swallow/Amos, but that's quite sweet, really...  Anyway, that all leads right into this:

A Kiss Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

AMOS
If you listen to the night
You can hear the darkness call
I can barely stand to wait
I can barely stand at all

C'mon closer to me now
Like we're sharing the same skin
I gotta get out of this jail
I got to let the future in

So many things in your life
That you're bound to regret
Why didn't I do this?
Why didn't I do that?

So many chances you lost
That you'll never forget
Why didn't I take it?
Why didn't I make it come true?

The loneliest words you'll ever know
If only, if only it were so.


AMOS AND THE MAN
The emptiest words that there'll ever be
It could've been me
It could've been me.
The loneliest words you'll ever know
If only, if only it were so.
The emptiest words that there'll ever be
It could've been me
It could've been me.


AMOS
You'll have to pay for it later
If you don't get it
When it's going for free
Believe me
Believe me

So come with me now
We can fly away
There's a time to be saved
And you're damned if you stay
Put your foot on the gas
And let's go

Take a chance on a promise
And a roll of the dice
We can set a few fires
We can melt all the ice
We can have more adventures
Than you ever even dreamed that you would know

There's a feast waiting for you
And you've never even gotten a taste


SWALLOW
There's a lot I haven't got

AMOS
It's later than you think
And a kiss is a terrible thing to waste...


Then it's sort of the same thing, with this as one of the other verses from the Man: "If you listen in the night/You can hear your plans fall through/One more fight you'll never win/One more dream that won't come true."  And then there's this short bit from Candy,

Off-Ramp Exit to Paradise

CANDY
Somebody told me there's an
Off-ramp exit to Paradise
Only time will tell
If there's an off-ramp exit to Paradise
Going anywhere has to tbe heaven
'Cause staying here has got to be Hell

I'm getting out of this hole
I'll be strong and alone
No regrets - maybe one, two or three.
If I had it to do all over again
I'd do it to him before he did it to me
If I had it to do all over again
I'd do it to them before they did it to me

Somebody told me there's an
Off-ramp exit to Paradise...


I love re-discovering lyrics. :)

This was pointless.  Sorry.  I promise to start making more constructive entries, if the heat dies down enough for my brain to function beyond "ooo, pretty"...
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