No Place in Heaven

Talk About You

Walk through the city
Like stupid people do
A million faces
But all I’m seeing is you
I’m stopping strangers
And telling them your name
Convincing haters
One day they’ll feel the same

We’re common people
We’re common people in love
It’s supernatural
It’s just a force from above
Some call me crazy
Some try to make me shut up
If I am crazy
That’s what you make me

I said you’re the only one I wanna talk about
Yeah it’s true all I do is wanna talk about you

Walk through the jungle
That used to be my town
Everything’s different
You’ve turned it upside down
It happened to me
Totally unprepared
Just the beginning
But I’m not even scared
Cuz living like this
Is risking all that I know

And if it kills me
That’s the way I want to go
So pull me under
And put me under your spell
Rather be crazy
Than normal people in hell

I said you’re the only one I wanna talk about
Yeah it’s true all I do is wanna talk about you

Walk through the city like normal people do
But all I’m seeing is you

All She Wants

It’s an age old conversation
that is changing with the times
But it’s oh so complicated
if your mother is like mine

All that she wants are the stars
and the moon
A son with a wife
and a big living room
All she wants

Is another little special arrangement
A peculiar engagement
Gotta trophy wife that’s respectable
To avoid any spectacle

It’s another simple solution
For my mother’s delusion
Get her some adorable pictures done
For her mother in Lebanon

All that she wants
Is another son

To be clear I’m not a hater
and my wife I like her too
Let’s be honest with each other
there’re some things we always knew

All that she wants is the sun and the moon
The call of the wild
and a big silver spoon
All she wants

Is another little special arrangement
A financial engagement
Social standing is stable
But no kids on the table

Just a little harmless diversion
An acceptable version
But I know my heart is in peril
I made a deal with the devil

All that she wants
Is another son

Oh it seems I was mistaken
Heaven knows just what I’ve done
All these hateful conversations
Are not helping anyone

My dear wife I have to leave you
There is nothing you can say
You can keep the house without me
You’ll be better off that way

Last Party

There’s a party going on in here
It’s been happening for many years
You weren’t invited
and don’t want to stay
But you keep on partying anyway

DJ’s playing that familiar tune
Got them dancing shaking up the room
They hear the beat
but they don’t know the words
This is the saddest song I’ve ever heard

If you could look into the future would you
If you could see it would you even want to
I got a feeling that there’s bad news coming
But I don’t want to find it out

If it’s the end of the world let’s party
Like it’s the end of the world let’s party
Wrap your arms around everybody
If we’re all gonna die let’s party

Who can I blame
with everything I’ve done
Is this the price we pay for too much fun
Don’t be misled it’s not a twist of fate
It’s just what happens
when you stay out late

So raise your glasses
all my kings and queens
Smash the chandelier to smithereens
Who knew that Mercury
could rise so fast
Enjoy the party cuz this is our last

There’s a party going on in here
It’s been happening for many years
And even if it all goes bad
It was the best time we ever had

Good Guys

It’s not the cowboys
that are missing anymore
That problem was already old in ’94
Don’t be offended
this might seem a little wrong
But where have all the gay guys gone

To the romance when I was 14 years old
To my heroes that were dressing up in gold
Only hoping one day I could be so bold
Where have all the gay guys gone

If we are all in the gutter
It doesn’t change who we are
Cuz some of us in the gutter
Are looking up at the stars

Tell me where have all the good guys gone

Thank you Rufus,
thank you Auden and James Dean
Thank you Emerson and Bowie for my dreams
Wilfred Owen, Kinsey, Whitman and Rimbaud
Thank you Warhol, thank you patience,
thank you Porter and Cocteau

Oh Girl, You're The Devil

She’s a girl with a bag full of hearts and a devil’s eye
Crazy kids in the wild on the run to the county line
Shotgun for a tongue and says just what she likes
Oh girl you’re the devil, oh girl you got the devil inside

And I said follow me
Whoever you want to be
Don’t care where you go
As long as you stay with me

Oh girl you’re the devil, oh girl you got the devil inside
Growing up as the son of a preacher in a Catholic school
Jumps out of the closet head first no parachute
Bought a one way ticket on a greyhound out of town

Oh boy you’re the devil, oh boy you’re the devil I found

And I said follow me
Whoever you want to be
Don’t care where you go
As long as you stay with me

No Place In Heaven

Father will you forgive me for my sins
Father if there’s a heaven let me in
I don’t know where to go if I should die
We haven’t been on speaking terms for
so long you and I

I was a freak since seven years old
Been cast away
I felt the cold coming over me

For every love I had to hide
And every tear I ever cried
I’m down on my knees
I’m begging you please

There’s no place in heaven
For someone like me
Won’t you open the door
And try me once more
Cos there’s no place in heaven
for someone like me
And there’s no place in hell

In between us an ocean can be found
How long will I swim before I drown
And in between those words we dare not say
Do you think that you could learn
to love me anyway

I was a freak since seven years old
Been cast away
I felt the cold coming over me

For every love I had to hide
And every tear I ever cried
I’m down on my knees
I’m begging you please

There’s no place in heaven
For someone like me
Won’t you open the door
And try me once more
Cos there’s no place in heaven
for someone like me

Father won’t you forgive me for my sins
Father if there’s a heaven let me in
Father is there any way to see
If there’s room in heaven left for me

Staring At The Sun

Close as I get, to being where you are
While there’s light left, I sing this song for you
Don’t know if you care but everyday I do

Here I stand, staring at the sun
Distant land, staring at the sun
You’re not there, but we share
The same one

Miles apart, staring at the sun
Distant hearts, staring at the sun
One thing’s true, just like you
There’s only one

And I don’t care if it burns my eyes
And I don’t care cos my love is blind
From staring at the sun, from staring at the sun

Send my love down in those rays of light
Through your window on your tired eyes
Say good morning say it to the sun
Like you’re talking, talking to someone

Hurts

How did we end up like this?
Under a burning sky
Some things are better unsaid
It’s easier to lie

I’m pulling but my heart is on the wire
Don’t need a thousand guards to lock me in
It doesn’t take a fool to start a fire
A solitary spark and wars begin

You say it’s only words
And that it will get easier with time
But nothing’s only words
That’s how hearts get hurt

I can’t, I can’t stop hearing
all the words you said
I can’t stop hearing words
That’s how hearts get hurt

How did it all come to this
We started off as friends
It makes it easy to leave
If we’re strangers by the end

I’m pulling but my heart is on the wire
Don’t need a thousand guards to lock me in
It doesn’t take a fool to start a fire
A solitary spark and wars begin

Let’s stop using words
That’s how hearts get hurt

Good Wife

Comes on over
Wants to drown his sorrows
Got a two-seater sofa
and some whiskey in a bottle

Broke and in tears
With weight of the world on his shoulder

Oh my God Sam
What’s happened to ya?
Says his wife’s just left him
With his two year old daughter

To live in Acapulco with some idiot
She only met a couple months ago
I wish I could tell you that

If it was me
I would be a good wife
I would never doubt you
Ours would be a good life

And we could be
Better than so many
I would never stress you
About bringing home the plenty

For all these things
Another life I’ll have to wait
Would have been perfect
If only God had wanted it

But you’ll never know and we’ll get old
Let’s not talk about it, rest your head upon my shoulder

You’ll never know the good life

Somebody once told me
That there are watchers
and there are doers in this world
I guess I am a watcher
Not by choice
It’s just what I was hurled

We’re just two friends
It’s not a risky situation
I wish I could tell you that

If it was me
I would be a good wife
I would never doubt you
Ours would be a good life

And we could be
Better than so many
I would never stress you
About bringing home the plenty

For all these things
Another life I’ll have to wait
Would have been perfect
If only God had wanted it

But you’ll never know and we’ll get old
Let’s not talk about it, rest your head upon my shoulder

You’ll never know the good life

Rest your head upon my shoulder
I’m so tired you can’t see
Now that life’s a little colder
I could love you simply

Even if you’ll never know
Wouldn’t leave if it was me
My love would never
Run away like the sunshine
Good time friend
not just the good times

For all these things
Another life I’ll have to wait
Would have been perfect
If only God had wanted it

But you’ll never know and we’ll get old
Let’s not talk about it, rest your head upon my shoulder

You’ll never know the good life

Rio

Oh, here I go again
I wake up every morning to this Groundhog Day.
Thinking about the list of things that I’ve done wrong
Can’t even count, it goes on too long.

I try to change my ways
I feel like I’m the villain in some crappy day
The book has long been written
But I’d rather be just about anyone else but me
I hope you see.

It doesn’t mean I’m not a fighter
It’s just that I wanna be a little lighter
Spent so long fixing things I’ve done.
I’ve got holes in all my pockets
Even those holes, they’ve got pockets.
Hiding things that’ll never see the sun.

I’m taking off
Going to Rio
I’m getting lost to find an alter ego
It could be Paris or Berlin
I don’t care what state I’m in
Gonna leave it all behind.
Maybe I’ll be myself when I’m somebody else

This is not an invitation
I’m going to Rio
This is not a conversation
Say good-bye to me, oh

Maybe in ten years time,
You’ll receive a letter from some random guy
You’ll like him so much better, but then you will see,
He’s not a stranger it’s only me.

I could only be myself
As somebody else.

‘Cause you got sun, I got bad weather
Anything you can lose, I can lose better
Did my best with what life gave to me.
I’ve got holes in all my pockets,
Even those holes, they’ve got pockets
Hiding things that I sure want to leave.

I’m taking off
Going to Rio
I’m getting lost to find an alter ego
It could be Paris or Berlin
I don’t care what state I’m in
Gonna leave it all behind
Maybe I’ll be myself when I’m somebody else

This is not an invitation
I’m going to Rio
This is not a conversation
Say good-bye to me, oh

Give me a peanut and I’ll turn blue
I can’t even eat the things you do
Bake you a cake, and I’ll burn it up twice
I roll thirteen on a pair of dice.

Give me a peanut and I’ll turn blue
I can’t even eat the things you do
Bake you a cake, and I’ll burn it up twice
I roll thirteen on a pair of dice.

I’m taking off
Going to Rio
I’m getting lost to find an alter ego
It could be Paris or Berlin
I don’t care what state I’m in
Gonna leave it all behind
Maybe I’ll be myself when I’m somebody else

This is not an invitation
I’m going to Rio
This is not a conversation
Say good-bye to me, oh

This is not an invitation
I’m going to Rio
This is not a conversation
Say good-bye to me, oh

Ordinary Man

I woke up this morning
Just like every man does
Walked to the bathroom
Just like every man does

Made my bed
Just like everyone must
Nursed my head
Just like everyone must

Spent the day playing Nina Simone
Reorganised every record I own
I see my friends we drink beer in a can
Half drunk they smile
“it’ll be alright man”

Just like a king who’s loosing his worth
I’m like a snob who’s falling to earth
Everyone thinks that
I’m staying the same
Are they secretly happy
that I am in pain

So you say it’s ordinary love
That’s impossible to do
No such thing as ordinary love
I was ordinary just to you

Does it mean that I’m a regular man
Not as special as I think that I am
As for you all that I want to know
Did you stay up as I tumbled so low

Just like a king who’s loosing his worth
I’m like the sun that’s falling to earth
Everyone thinks that
I’m staying the same
Are they secretly happy
that I am in pain

So you say it’s ordinary love
That’s impossible to do
No such thing as ordinary love
I was ordinary just to you
If I was ordinary
And love is ordinary
Are you too?
If I was ordinary

Oh so very ordinary
If love was ordinary
And I was ordinary
Are you too?

Promiseland

I was born in that summer when the sun didn’t shine
I was given a name that doesn’t feel like it’s mine
Lived my life as the good boy I was told I should be
Prayed every night to a religion that was chosen for me

Sold my soul, broke my bones,
Tell me, what did I get?
Did my time, toed the line
Ain’t seen anything yet

Strike me down to the ground
You know I’ve seen it before
Make it hurt, I’ll eat the dirt
I just don’t care anymore

How could you break my heart?
Already played my part
I kept my promise man
Show me the promiseland

Don’t occupy my throne
Give me the crown I own
Lived like you told me how
Look at me now

I’ve got no money in my pocket
And the whole world’s bringing me down
And the whole world’s bringing me down.

One person’s life’s just another man’s truth
We got done running from the devil, but the devil was you
Every time I see the light, I’m falling deeper in debt
If I’ve never seen the good, how can it come to an end?

Sold my soul, broke my bones,
Tell me, what did I get?
Did my time, toed the line
Ain’t seen anything yet

Strike me down to the ground
You know I’ve seen it before
Make it hurt, I’ll eat the dirt
I just don’t care anymore

How could you break my heart?
Already played my part
I kept my promise man
Show me the promiseland

Don’t occupy my throne
Give me the crown I own
Lived like you told me how
Look at me now

I’ve got no money in my pocket
And the whole world’s bringing me down
And the whole world’s bringing me down.
And the whole world’s bring me down

How could you break my heart?
Already played my part
I kept my promise man
Show me the promiseland

Don’t occupy my throne
Give me the crown I own
Lived like you told me how
Look at me now

Porcelain

It’s hard to breathe
My knees are weak
It’s a cold path
And I can’t feel my feet

Porcelain
It’s the state that I’m in
Hold me carefully
Just one breath could shatter me

‘Cause you’ve an eye for one of a kind
Unbreakable
How was I supposed to find
Out that I’d crumble
Porcelain
Porcelain

It’s a small cry
That is screaming inside
It’s a paper cut
That is bleeding me dry

Porcelain
It’s the state that I’m in
Hold me carefully
Just one breath could shatter me

‘Cause you’ve an eye for one of a kind
Unbreakable
How was I supposed to find
Out that I’d crumble
Porcelain
Porcelain

You’ve an eye for one of a kind
Unbreakable
How was I supposed to find
Out that I’d crumble
Porcelain
Porcelain
Porcelain
Porcelain

L’amour Fait Ce Qu’il Veut

J’étais bien
Avant qu’il vienne
Coller sa main
Dans la mienne
Il m’a eu comme un bleu
L’amour fait ce qu’il veut
Le voilà
Qui veut ma peau
Qui me tatoue dans le dos
Des serpents, des coeurs en feu
L’amour fait ce qu’il veut
Pour ce salaud
Je fais le tour de la terre jusqu’au Congo
Je m’enfuis dans le désert du Sahara
Tout en haut des sommets de l’Himalaya
Sur la lune, à Cuba

Mais l’amour fait ce qu’il veut
Fait ce qu’il veut de moi
Mais l’amour, baby blue
Fait ce qu’il veut de nous
Tout le monde se fout de moi
Quand je lui tombe dans les bras
Il me tient comme un morveux
L’amour fait ce qu’il veut
Je le flingue, je l’humilie
Je le fous hors de ma vie
Je le torture tant que je peux
L’amour fait toujours mieux
Pour ce salaud
Je fais le tour de la terre jusqu’au Congo
Je le fuis dans le désert du Sahara
Tout en haut du sommet de l’Himalaya
Sur la lune, à Cuba
Mais l’amour fait ce qu’il veut
Fait ce qu’il veut de moi
Mais l’amour, baby blue
Fait ce qu’il veut de nous

Les Baisers Perdus

Y’a des baisers qui s’perdent
Des baisers qui trainent
comme des chats gris
Sur les toits de Paris
Qui vivent leur vie
Y’a des baisers qui s’perdent
En chemin, qui s’retrouvent
comme des cons
Des baisers vagabonds
Qui dorment sous les ponts
Où coule la Seine
Un peu de leur peine
On ne sauve plus des baisers perdus
Y’a des baisers qui s’perdent
Des baisers qui rêvent d’être volés
Qui n’ont jamais osé aller se poser
Y’a des baisers qui s’prennent
En photo, des baisers de Doisneau
Moi j’reste le bec dans l’eau
Dans le caniveau
Où finit l’amour
Un peu chaque jour
On ne sauve plus des baisers perdus
Où s’en vont-ils
Ces baisers qui se perdent
Quand tu es devant moi
Où s’en vont-ils
Seuls au monde a n’attendre que toi
Dis-le moi

J’ai Pas Envie

Tu m’as offert des roses
J’t’ai envoyée d’ssus
T’as voulu faire une pause
J’ai dit “on continue”

T’as voulu la campagne
On habite à Paris
Tu dis non, je dis oui

T’as voulu du Gainsbourg
Je t’ai mis Booba
T’as voulu faire l’amour
On a fait d’la zumba

T’as voulu un garçon
On l’a app’lé Suzie
Tu dis non, je dis oui

Dire “je t’aime”
C’est pas ça le problem
Ecoute-moi quand j’te dis
Que j’ai pas envie

J’ai pas envie
De faire comme si
Comme les maris
Qui disent oui

J’ai pas envie, j’ai pas envie
De t’faire plaisir
J’ai pas envie, j’ai pas envie
Mais si tu m’aimes viens me le dire

En chantant
Tu dis l’amour c’est pas ça
Mais tu vois
J’suis pas l’con
Que tu croies
Cette chanson
Elle est pour toi

T’as voulu le Pérou
T’as eu que le bonnet
T’as voulu la grand’roue
T’as eu du tourniquet

T’as voulu un amant
J’t’ai dit “c’est c’qu’on va voir”
Tu dis blanc, je dis noir

Dire “je t’aime”
C’est pas ça le problème
Ecoute-moi quand j’te dis
Que j’ai pas envie

J’ai pas envie, d’être gentil
De faire le nid, de faire comme si

J’ai pas envie, j’ai pas envie
De t’faire plaisir
J’ai pas envie, j’ai pas envie
Mais si tu m’aimes viens me le dire

T’as voulu la passion
T’as eu des “mon chéri”
T’as voulu l’évasion
J’t’ai ach’té des kiwis

T’as voulu voir la mer
Et on a vu la mienne
Tu dis Rome? Je dis Vienne

Parc’que
J’ai pas envie
Tant qu’on se dit
J’ai pas envie, j’ai pas envie

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