Republica! The English Techno-Rock Indie Band!
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'ere love, this is my little tribute and shameless bit of free advertising for my all-time favourite band Republica! It’s my intention to let people know that the legends are still touring and making new music – plus recruit more people come to gigs with yours truly.

On this page you will find a very brief history, dates of upcoming gigs, images, recorded interviews, and lyrics.

This 'feature' was thrown together very quickly when I learned of an upcoming gig so apologies for the light amount of content here but it will be expanding in due course.


ABOUT THE BAND

REPUBLICA are labelled as an alternative rock band, but often described technopop, technorock, synth rock, dance-punk, electronica or even plain indie. In reality any combination of those adjectives would make a good description and the range of influences therein is what makes their music unique.

The band formed in 1994 and debuted in 1996 with the song 'Out of This World' but essentially exploded into the mainstream in 1997 when Britpop was continuing to rage across Europe. Their fresh sound took them across the world with great success with a swift rise in the US especially.

Ready To Go!

Ready To Go

Like several bands of the era they were fronted by a fierce female vocalist. Saffron had an iconic red-headed image to match her powerful vocals the combination of which made her an icon to many. I've had a few friends tell me they copied her look over the years. One of them still does!

The other architects of the band Tim Dorney; Johnny Male and Andrew Todd (no longer in the band) are the main musicians and accredited to co-writing all of the songs we know and love and have had considerable success outside of Republica.

Their first self-entitled album ensconced the era not only with the fusion of musical styles but cultural references such as our beginning to become locked in an office environment and playing on SEGA Mega Drive's.

The single 'Ready To Go' was a huge hit worldwide and has become one of the greatest anthems of all time and a defacto warmup song for sports events.

It was also being No 1 in several countries with the brilliantly-styled music video being satirised on the award-winning comedy sketch show 'Smack The Pony'. Check it out in the gallery below.

It was shortly followed by 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' becoming another iconic track not only for anyone who was ever pissed off at a break-up but also massive for the LGBT community and immortalised in the trailblasing movie ‘Scream’.

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Scream

Both songs still play at least once a day on Absolute Radio 90s.

The band had a sold-out UK tour and performed on the various shows in the UK at the time such as the essential Top Of The Pops, The Jack Docherty Show, TFI Friday and on the established Radio 1 Roadshow getting themselves well into the mind of the UK audiences, and around the world no doubt. Many of these can be seen on Youtube.

The second album 'Speed Ballads' released in 1998 represented an evolution in music style with so many different instruments and themes.

Unfortunately, that's where the success seemed to have slowed dramatically. Not due to the music but moreover politics within their record label which folded very shortly afterwards the release of that album meaning that very few people managed to buy it as few discs actually reached the store shelves. It’s tragic how this underrated album seemed to have fallen under the radar.

After a very long hiatus, their comeback started in 2009 with a remade version of Ready To Go being released later in 2010. From there were a few gigs and some other performances including Absolute Radio with also an interview which you can listen to below.

In 2013 the Christiana Obey EP was released along with a vibrant and stylish music video. This new song was a minor departure in music style but nevertheless still had the rock-techno opus at its centre with one reviewer describing it as “It's the aural equivalent of being hit by a silk stocking full of marbles” hence it was collectively agreed as being a stunning comeback song.

Over the last 20 years band members have come and gone but thankfully the music has retained the same high quality. Republica seem to get better with age.

But moreover, with every new song released it's the anticipation of never quite knowing what to expect but its greatness comes through every time. You can see much more information on each album below.

New music is promised with photos of the band in a recording studio put out on social media but until now it has been sparse, however, I can attest that what I have heard some new tracks at the last gigs were sounding great!

So now with the Internet much more realised than it was back in the 90s, we can now watch the music videos online, buy the music in digital format, stream it on Spotify and for the old-skool amongst us (like me) buy the actual CD's on Ebay for a bargain. There has never been a better time.

Saffron is pretty active on social media – has even teased a photo with the super Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Shirley of Garbage. Imaging how cool any of those collaborations could be!

They seem to have separated from their previous management and now we now have the re-launch of the debut album in deluxe format and a new studio album promised soon. 2020 promises to be a great year for the band with more live dates.

So, are you now Ready To Go?

My Initiation

It was serendipitous moment early in 1997 when I first heard 'Ready To Go' on MTV (you know when they used to play music videos) as part of UK Singles Chart Countdown. Being a teen and full of angst I immediately resonated. I’d grown up only ever listening to dance music (of all types) but that song had such a different type of energy that I immediacy identified as awesome and natural. I instinctively knew I needed more. Anyone who knew me (or even to this day) will attest I'm always dashing around. That song taught me allot about how to enjoy many different types of music if you can identify the 'energy' in it. It was a doorway to many other bands.

We only had 3 music channels then and it played on the radio just a few times, but when it did come on, my little micro stereo went to max much to the satisfaction of myself and delight of my friends at the time. That was part of quite a magical time in my life which I reflect on very fondly.

I didn't have the money for a CD single in those days (I'd already left cassettes behind by then) so it would be a while before I got my hands on the first album. At around 40 minutes it brilliant for bursts of productivity.

It would be many years – 14 actually – when I finally got to see them live as part of the 20th Anniversary gig along with Space in Manchester. Seeing the band live was I thought would never happen. I was also lucky enough to meet the lovely Saffron right after the gig and grab a photo.

Saffron and I!

Saffron and I!

Later I’ve come to karaoke 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' many times – (to the minimal delight of those within hearing range I'm sure) something I could never have seen myself doing.

Since then I’ve introduced them to many friends from across the world (apparently 'Ready To Go' is still popular in Australia) and I like to think I've recruited more fans.

Awesome birthday card for Captain Williams

Awesome birthday card for Captain Williams. Cheers Jammy!

Republica in St Kilda, Melbourne, Austrailia

Republica in St Kilda, Melbourne, Austrailia

Now, not one of my music-capable devices or cars goes without Republica's music being available. It's always serves as the anthem for driving down the slip road for joining the motorway on the way to the coast!

My friends will tell you speak of little else especially when a gig is coming up with proof here as immortalized here in a Birthday card last year from my good friend Jammy.

I had a special moment when I visited Melbourne, Australia because on the beachfront in St Hilda there is a bar called Republica and I sat and had a schooner (as they don’t do pints) listened to Ready to Go.

As I've gotten older and dealt the shitty blows life has to throw at you – 'Ready To Go' – has become the initiator for/of regeneration - a mantra for never giving up if you will. And my word, what would I have done without it!

Cheers guys!


UPCOMING GIGS

Here I shall post any upcoming gigs. For the latest news be sure to check out the bands official Facebook page but since 2020 has gone to hell there is nothing much for now.

Special Album Launch Party - The Dome London – February 8th 2020

Upcoming Republica Gig

The Grand Vault – Wigan - July 3rd 2020

Askern Festival - Doncaster – 11th July 2020

Statfold Farm Festival – Ashby – August 16th 2020


THE MUSIC: ALBUMS

Here is (eventually) each album release from the band in date order. A new studio album is promised to be released soon but we will have to be patient for a while longer.

Click on any of the images for a larger version but I would encourage you to buy the real thing.

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The booklet contains lyrics and credits to the album with an extensive "Thanks to:" list with many music icons of the day.

It's also a reversible front cover. I like it on the blue side to match the back.

  1. Ready To Go
  2. Bloke
  3. Bitch
  4. Get Off
  5. Picture Me
  6. Drop Dead Gorgeous
  7. Out Of The Darkness
  8. Wrapp
  9. Don't You Ever
  10. Holly
  11. Ready To Go (Original Mix)
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Republica Limited 2CD Edition

A 2CD version of the above released when the band were nominated for a Brit Award. It has different artwork and the second CD is a live recording of a performance at Crystal Palace – with a welcome bit of swearing from Saffron.

The booklet is a glossy fold-out and contains lyrics, credits and "Thanks To" list.

CD 2

  1. Drop Dead Gorgeous
  2. Bloke
  3. Get Off
  4. Ready To Go
  5. Out Of the Darkness
  6. Holly
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Speed Ballads

This is a high-quality package. The booklet is a fantastic glossy fold-out with futuristic photography with a heavy Japanese influence. The CD is also is very stylish with a basic but crisp futuristic look.

It has the lyrics, credits and another extensive "Thanks" list.

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  1. From The Rush Hour With Love
  2. Fading Of The Man
  3. Try Everything
  4. Luxury Cage
  5. Faster Faster
  6. Nothing's Feeling New
  7. Millennium
  8. Pretty Girl Hate
  9. Kung Fu Movies
  10. Pub Pusher

Live At The Astoria

A collection of live recordings of tracks from both albums.

  1. Drop Dead Gorgeous
  2. Kung Fu Movies
  3. From The Rush Hour With Love
  4. Bloke
  5. Try Everything
  6. Out Of The Darkness
  7. Get Off
  8. Pub Pusher
  9. Picture Me
  10. Ready To Go
  11. Faster Faster
  12. Millennium
  13. Holly
Republica: Live At The Astoria

I don't actually own this – yet.

Christiana Obey

Special Limited Edition EP.

The cover/sleeve has song lyrics and credits and a "Thank You" list.

  1. Christiana Obey (Republica Mix)
  2. Suck Baby Suck
  3. Whiskey Jack
  4. I Am (Christiana Obey Original Version)
  5. Christiana Obey (Andy Gray Radio Edit)
  6. Christiana Obey (Tenek Mix)
  7. Christiana Obey (Disobedient Mix By Fatter Faction, Ben McCusker & Dan Spier)
  8. Christiana Obey (Republica Radio Edit)
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Republica Deluxe 3CD Edition (2020 Re-issue)

Released February 28th 2020.

A comprehensive x3 CD collection with every remix of the tracks from the first album some of them being very rare.

Also included is a high-quality booklet with lyrics, artwork and some revealing information about the genesis of the band, the original release of this album and some experiences contributed by Saffron herself. The usual "Thanks To" list which are always interesting reading and with the affirmation of the new album still being on its way.

Those who pre-ordered got a signed postcard from Saffron.

A showcase item in any self-respecting fans CD collection.

CD1

  1. Ready To Go
  2. Bloke
  3. Bitch
  4. Get Off
  5. Picture Me
  6. Drop Dead Gorgeous
  7. Out Of The Darkness
  8. Wrapp
  9. Don't You Ever
  10. Holly
  11. Mutha
  12. Introlude
  13. Ready To Go (Original Mix)
  14. Drop Dead Gorgeous (Original Mix)
  15. Bloke (Radio Mix)
  16. Bitch (Radio Mix)
  17. Holly (Radio Mix)
  18. Out Of This World (Republica Mix)

CD2

  1. Out Of This World (Original Mix)
  2. Bloke (Extended Mix)
  3. Holly (Full Mix)
  4. Ready To Go (Original Extended Mix)
  5. Drop Dead Gorgeous (Pop Fiction Mix)
  6. Bloke (Blame It On The Vodka Mix)
  7. Ready To Go (Smash’s Disco Mix)
  8. Out Of This World (Alternative Mix)
  9. Bloke (Jack Daniels Mix)
  10. Holly (Republica Club Mix)
  11. Drop Dead Gorgeous (Riprock’s Runway Mix)
  12. Out Of This World (Proper Night Out Mix)

CD3

  1. Out Of This World (Chemical Brothers Mix)
  2. Bloke (Blakkat Remix)
  3. Ready To Go (Smash’s Club Extended Mix)
  4. Drop Dead Gorgeous (Riprock’s One Way Dub)
  5. Out Of This World (Rub-A-Dub-Sub Mix)
  6. Ready To Go (Dramaboys’s Babyyan Mix)
  7. Holly (Fabio Paras Mix)
  8. Bitch (Way Out West Mix)
  9. Out Of This World (Prankster Bends The Frequency Mix)
  10. Bloke (Blakkat Instrumental Mix)
  11. Ready To Go (Gavin & Scott Hardkiss’ Remixica)
  12. Out Of This World (Chemical Bothers Dub)
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There is a greatest hits album from 2001 simply titled 'Republica. Ready To Go: The Best Of' but it was a cynical release when the band went on hiatus and released against their wishes. There is nothing special about it and it had low quality artwork so I have not included it here.

Rare Songs

These are a few lesser known songs. As brilliant as they are unfortunately, they are not available to buy but can be listened to online.

Hallelujah!

A wonderful hark back to the earlier days of the band with a great energic vibe. I First heard this at the 2014 20th anniversary tour.

Check it out on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/mgt_official/republica-hallelujah-mgt

Are Friends Electric

Are Friends Electric

A brilliant cover of the Gary Numan original whom is a big supporter of the band.

Released in 1997 on a multi-artist album entitled 'Random' which was a tribute to the music legend. This album can still be found to buy but can also be listened to on Youtube.

Mutha

Only found on the pre-release Drop Dead Gorgeous single but now its on the deluxe reissue.

Out Of This World

Only found on the pre-release Drop Dead Gorgeous single but now on the deluxe reissue. This track later became the basis for the album track 'Out Of The Darkness'.

House Special

A dedication to their favorite takeaway perhaps?

World Ends In The Morning

Possibly unlike any song from the band you’ve ever heard, it's a soothing short ballad.

Clone My Soul

Found on the single for From the Rush Hour with Love, this vibrant track has the bands distinctive vibe and being relatively short – its like jumping into a fast-moving river.


MEDIA

Gig Photos

Here is a collection of various items I've collected or discovered along with and a few of snaps I've taken at gigs. Hopefully I can expand on this in the coming months.

I wish I could go to every gig the band do but since I cannot, here are a few shots from my admittedly terrible photography. Every gig I have been to was panty-throwing good!

London - The Dome - 2020

Just before the year 2020 became a write-off there was this gig to relaunch the first album.

Watched another great support act called Past Kings (nice lads). Check them out on FB.

Lots more band t-shirts on show if I recall. Again, very loud and literally nonstop jumping about. The floor was wet around me with booze. Certainly not mine! Some more new songs too. Awesome!

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Republica Gig Photo Republica Gig Photo

London - Brixton 2017

This was the gig where I was introduced to one of their support bands Indya who are well worth a listen. Check them out on FB.

Got to hear some new material which sounded brilliant! They only sold 2-pint glasses of beer and from afar I could see some going up in the air! Whilst it was a waste it was testament to the greatness of the gig.

It was a much larger venue (the name of which escapes me right now) making the music so loud! Fantastic!

Grabbed another 5 minutes with Saffron afterwards for a photo. I was celebrating my Birthday and was hammered so not entirely sure what I said!

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Republica Gig Photo Republica Gig Photo

Republica and Space 20th Anniversary Tour – Manchester 2014

This was at the university of Manchester in a small venue that played host to many indie band. It was an amazing atmosphere being a double-gig as everyone was just thrilled to see their favorite band.

Had a quick chat with Saffron after the gig as well. Always great to chat. I was so nervous!

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Republica Gig Photo Republica Gig Photo

As an aside, someone I used to know wrote a very positive review of this gig for their university media magazine.

Interview on Absolute Radio

An interview with the band from 2013 (I think?) where they discuss past success and the future with some classic tunes.

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Smack the Pony Sketch ([Love] Is A Big Crash)

A sequence in the style of the video of Ready To Go from the award-winning comedy sketch show. I was not aware of this until recently but it amused me greatly.

alt : Cannot see the video? Smack the Pony - (It's a Big Smash)

Video is shamelessly embedded from Youtube. All credit to the video owner. No infringement intended.

MERCHANDISE

In addition to the commonly found CD's and cassettes, there are a few other items can be found around at gigs and on Ebay. These are all quite rare finds.

Official Republica T-Shirt

Official T-Shirt - Easiest item to find but oddly has been unavailable at the bands official Ebay store for some time. Most easily picked up at gig for around £15. The logo is done in high quality paint which is a bonus.

Yes, that is me 😊

Republica Vinyl

Vinyl's of Ready To Go and From The Rush Hour With Love - I’ve only ever seen this at a gig.

Republica Poster

Posters – Pop up on Ebay on occasion. Quite a rare find but should be in every 90s fans home.


MISC INFO


LINKS

Some more links for the discerning Republica fan. Note these will take you away from this site.

Bands Official Website

From there you can find out the latest and links to all the social media feeds.

http://www.republicamusic.co.uk/

Cherry Red Records

The bands new record label. There is a nice historical overview of the band and are currently selling the latest re-release with a limited edition signed by Saffron herself!

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/artist/republica/

Bands Official Facebook

The bands official social media outlet. See news of upcoming gigs with photos and general gushing from us fans!

https://www.facebook.com/officialrepublica/


LYRICS

Here are the lyrics to most of the songs. They have come from the album booklets so they should be correct. If you spot any errors then please let me know.

So, add them to your MP3 tags or print them in preparation for attending your next Republica gig, or for the bravest amongst you - a blast on the Karaoke!

Since 2020, has become a write off, you can learn all the words here for the next time you see them live!

Ready To Go

You're weird, in tears, too near and too far away,
He said, saw red, went home stayed in bed all day,
Your t'shirt, dish dirt,
Always love the one you hurt
It's a crack, I'm back yeah standing
On the rooftops shouting out,
Baby I'm ready to go
I'm back and ready to go
From the rooftops shout it out
It's a crack, I'm back yeah standing
On the rooftops having it
Baby I'm ready to go
I'm back and ready to go
From the rooftops shout it out, shout it out
You sleep, too deep, one week is another world
Big mouth, big mouth, drop out, drop out
You get what you deserve
You're strange, insane, one thing you can never change
It's a crack, I'm back yeah standing
On the rooftops shouting out,
Baby I'm ready to go
I'm back...

Bloke

Bloke
I’m gonna take you on
You’ve got red shoes and the sports car
You think you’re really cool I gotta say
You just don’t know what things to play
You like football and play on Saturdays
When the weekend’s gone you go to work
In a nasty office as a filing clerk
So don’t you tell me I’m not listening
I’ve already heard it
You better watch your
I’m gonna take you on, I’m gonna take you on
I’m gonna take you on, I’m gonna take you on
I’m gonna take you on, I’m gonna take you on
Mobile, but no conversation
You’ve got credit cards, Mega Drive,
Fax me lunch mr 9 to 5
You’ve got timeshare for your holidays
It’s the same routine the life you lead
The friends you keep your lack of taste
I’m gonna take you on

Bitch

I want everything I want everything
I want a limousine a diamond ring
I want everything
I wanna taste the good life
I wanna sip from the golden cup
I wanna drink champagne in the early morning hours of the city nights
And if I stay out late
Don’t wait up for me
One dove two hearts
A free ride to be who I wanna be
One life with one vision
Street life just for the hell of it
One dove two hearts
A free ride to be who I wanna be
One life with one vision, one vision
I want the best of both worlds
I want total attraction
I want a piece of the cake
A piece of the acton
I’m gonna take it to the limit
And get more than I bargained for
There’s no regrets make no mistake
I’m gonna get what I want
Whatever it takes
And I push too far don't wait up for me
I want –
I want everything
I wanna sit from the golden cup
I wanna drink champagne
I want everything!

Get Off

One more day on a roller coaster
If I scream they spin me faster
Everything gone backwards
And it's upside down
Stop me dead oh I think I’m falling
Falling from the 14th storey
One more line and it will be morning
Hit the floor
So stop the traffic
Stop the clock, Stop the lot
I wanna get off! I wanna get off with you!
I wanna get off! I wanna get off with you!
One more job in the supermarket
One more kick to get me started
Everyone get on board
This ship is sinking
Hanging out I don't want to be there
Took a train to another city
Chinese food in a tower block frenzy
Why I'm here is a mystery to me
So stop the traffic
Stop the clock, Stop the lot
I wanna get off! I wanna get off with you!
I wanna get off! I wanna get off with you!
And like a speeding car you want more! More! More!
And like a rattlesnake I hate
I wanna get off! I wanna get off with you!
And like a speeding car you want more! More! More!
And like a rattlesnake I hate
I wanna get off! I wanna get off with you!
I wanna get off! I wanna get off! I wanna get off!
I wanna get off! I wanna get off! I wanna get off!

Picture Me

Picture me on a postcard
Picture me on a magazine
Call me on my private number
You’ve got my photograph
On your bedroom wall
Picture me – coz everybody wants her
On a postcard – She makes them smile
Picture me – and everybody needs her
On a magazine – once in while
Call me – coz everybody wants her
On my private number – she makes them smile
You've got my photograph – and everybody needs her
On your bedroom wall – once in a while
She is wanted, she is smart
She'll make you feel special
She's got it down to an art
She don't argue she’s on time
She is available
She'll make you feel fine
Picture me – coz everybody wants her
On a postcard – she makes them smile
Picture me – and everybody needs her
On a magazine – once in a while
Picture me

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Backward words he got 'em
Shut up I'm talking
This time you'll listen
But when I look at you you're forgiven
You drive too fast and
I smoke too much and
My heart is broken
But when I look at you you're forgiven
You're forgiven
I know my ex-boyfriend lies
Oh he does it every time
It's just his permanent disguise
Yeah yeah but he's drop dead gorgeous
Don't go changing every time
Not for me to compromise
You're still a friend of mine
Yeah Yeah and you're drop dead gorgeous
Yeah – end of stop sulking
Get out you're walking
Too bad I've spoken
But when I look at you you're forgiven
Your lies don't want 'em
Drop dead, not joking
This thing, is broken
But when I look at you you're forgiven
You're forgiven

Out Of The Darkness

Get up, alarm clock, lip gloss, what a shock!
Get dressed, front door, more stress what for?
Trapped in your world
You know you're trapped in your world
Lunch hour, fast food, telephone, more abuse
V.U headache, cigarettes, coffee break
Trapped in your world
You know you’re trapped in your world
(Come out of the darkness)
Out of the darkness over the tower blocks
Into the light
Go into the rush hour, out of the factory
Leave it behind
(Come out of the darkness)
Turn on your TV, back to suburbia, every night
Come out of the darkness, over the office's, into the light
(Come out of the darkness)
Leave work, happy hour, too drunk by far,
Bus full, waterloo, fall asleep on the tube
Trapped in your world
You know you're trapped in your world
Vodka, lemonade, ashtrays, what a shame
Poor cow, sits alone, pubs close, go home
Trapped in your world
You know you're trapped in your world
(Come out of the darkness)

Wrapp

Wrap your body around me so we are one
Wrap your arms and your legs and your hands and your tongue
Wrap your words and your life
Your feelings and pain
Wrap your cheatin's and your memories
Wrap your touch and your shame
Wrap your body around me
In you I will hide
Wrap your cold and your warm
Wrap your truth and your lies
Wrap your past and your plans
Wrap your secrets and hair
What you keep to yourself
And baby what you share
Wrap my body in you wrap my body in you
Wrap my body in you wrap my body in you
Wrap your body around me so it feels like home
And where your heart is and your pictures and your keys and clothes
Wrap your language and your places
Your sex and your taste
Your music and your money
What you love and you hate
Wrap your body around me
'till it hurts I said
I wanna get lost in your news
And your bed
Tie me in with your juices
Your tears and your sweat
Take me with your muscles
Your teeth and your scent
Wrap my body in your wrap my body in you
Wrap my body in your wrap my body in you

Don't You Ever

Turn your head off turn the music up
Don't let it push you down
Out of hand get off
Don't ever think of him
Don't ever let him in
He'll go round and round and round
And make your head spin
You're a big boy with a big mouth
Talkin' big time just spit it out
Take the back seat till you feel alright
You get your own way, all day, every time
Love me hate me hurt me and break me
Want me take me but don't ever leave me
Don't you ever leave me don't you ever don't you ever
Push the boat out keep your feelings in
He tore your world apart, never stop giving him
Don't promise anything
He'll see the state you've been
Hand on your heart, never lasts, didn't it
You got a small time in a small town
Let your head spin give me the run around
I wish I didn't care, I wish I wasn't there
Get your own was, all day, everywhere
Love me hate me hurt me and break me
Want me take me but don't ever leave me
But don't ever leave me
I wish I didn't care
I wish I wasn't there
Get your own way
All day everywhere
Love me hate me hurt me and break me
Want me take me but don't ever leave me
Hate me hurt me and break me
Want me take me but don't ever leave me
Hate me hurt me and break me
Want me take me but don't ever leave me
(Don't you ever leave me)
Hate me hurt me and break me
Want me take me but don't ever leave me

Holly

Marylyn Baby wants to be a pop star
She's seventeen and very unhappy
Frankie baby used to be a big fish
He's ethnic boy and ain't got no money
And holly wouldn't be so precious
If the beach bum beauties
Weren't so delicious in Hollywood
Who cares anyway?
Who really care anyway?
Frankie baby sees punks on the sidewalk
Freaks on the freeway
Someone blows a kid away
Have a nice day
And sweet sweet Marylin
A streetwise heroine
A tricks, a fix, a fix, a tricks, a fix, a fix
She'll do anything
And holly wouldn't be so tragic
If everybody trips the light fantastic
In Hollywood
Who cares anyway? Who really cares anyway?
In the Hollywood bowl of serial killers
Who cares anyway?
Holly don't give a damn...
Holly don't give a damn...
Who cares anyway? Who really cares anyway?
In the Hollywood bowl of serial killers


From The Rush Hour With Love

No android dreamt of Victoria
Or tubes station allergens
Just allergic to the 20th century
But hating every morning
Shouting out but nobody hears
She said she loved someone
But it didn't begin
So each morning – I'm calling

From the rush hour with love
From the rush hour with love
From the rush hour with love
Stop sleeping, stop sleeping

I came back as an insect
But in another space and time
I could love and share and feel my feet in the sand
Stuck down the back of the Westway
Time check 8:15
He said he loved someone
But he didn't love him

So each morning – I'm calling

From the rush hour with love (get up wake up)
From the rush hour with love (gonna get gonna get gone)
From the rush hour with love (get up – stop)
Stop sleeping (sleeping) stop sleeping (sleeping)

From the rush hour with love
From the rush hour with love (gonna get gonna get gone)
From the rush hour with love (get up wake up)
(Get up)
Stop sleeping (sleeping) stop sleeping (sleeping)

Fading Of The Man

Ice cold, heart stone
You want fresh meat. But I won't eat it
You can’t touch me, your insides ugly

It's a slap in the face. But you gave it away
You give into fame
Then, you find yourself high
And you're gonna feel low
And you find yourself colder than the winter
Can't bare to be alone

Faded man

Ice cold, Bare bones
You take flesh and you take asprin
Glad I faked it, 'Cos now its ended
'Cos you found yourself high. Now you're going below
When your throat become dry. And you wanna go home

Faded man

But the airports are closed. And your credit card knows
Your honesty's left back at the runway
Screaming for the phone, it's the fading of a man
Like a slap in the face, but you gave it away
You gave into fame
Then, you found yourself high
And you're gonna feel low
And you find yourself colder than the winter
Melting like the snow

Faded man

And you found yourself high. Now you're going below
And your faces are changing like the seasons
Breaking a bone

It's the fading of a man

Try Everything

Jimmy came down from the northwest. Said there's a couple of things
I wanna get off my chest. Like eat some food you’re looking like a ghost
And how come you always hurt. The ones that you love most
I've pulled myself together. It tore us apart
I've been on the M1 for most of the night

You're born and then you live, then you die
You get one try and I've tried everything
A cannon's loose you were telling the truth
And I lied – caught offside – so don't say anything

And Jimmy said words I hadn't heard before
Like licentiousness and what about getting a job
But the blood in your body as you're coming down
It stings like the cold wind. That blows round your friends

You're born and then you live, then you die
You get one try and I've tried everything
A cannon's loose you were telling the truth
And I lied – caught offside – so don't say anything

Like a moon soaked summer night. On a rainy Westbourne Park day
We’re together we're apart. Hell I'm crazy I'm wrong and you're right

You're born and then you live, then you die
You get one try and I've tried everything
A cannon's loose you were telling the truth
And I lied – caught offside – so don't say anything

You're born and then you live, then you die
You get one try and I've tried everything
A cannon's loose you were telling the truth
And I lied – caught offside – so don't say anything

Just try everything just try everything

Luxury Cage

Future you. Future me
You make the whole damn day feel longer
It’s taking me over. It makes me feel older

Creature you. Creature me.
I shed my coat. But it turned winter
Just look at the weather
It’s raining forever

But I could stay. Stay in this luxury cage
Wouldn’t that be great
I don’t think so (I don’t think so)
Yeah I could stay. Stay in this sparking fake
Stay in this beautiful masquerade
I don’t think so (I don’t think so)

Future you. Future me.
I shut myself out from the world now
The sounds getting so loud
You’re making me spin round

But I could stay. Stay in this luxury cage
Wouldn’t that be great
I don’t think so (I don’t think so)
Yeah I could stay. Stay in this sparking fake
Stay in this beautiful waste of space
I don’t think so (I don’t think so)
Future you. Future me.
I guess I’ll have to set my sights higher
I’m too near a liar. It makes me feel tired

But I could stay. Stay in this luxury cage
Wouldn’t that be great
I don’t think so (I don’t think so)
Yeah I could stay. Stay in this sparking fake
Stay in this beautiful waste of space
I don’t think so (I don’t think so)

Faster Faster

My skin creeps
I'd like to sleep
World get up without me
Another day that I'll hate
And it takes so long
And the people come
And it's every freezing morning
Sometimes they never come at all
Just sitting there with shoes and perfume
Make up and the mirror

Just give it up. Let me out
Out of here. Faster don't stop
Get me out. Out of here
Faster faster

My feet on fire
Yeah he's a liar
Playing judge and jury
I'll just pretend he's someone else
And the phone can ring and I won't begin now
To say that I'm not your baby
I kind of wished I never was
Not stayin' here
With you the rent the red bills
And the tears
Just give it up
Let me out
Out of here
Faster
Don't stop
Get me out
Out of here
Faster faster
Faster faster
Faster faster

Nothings Feeling New

Everything that I ever found
I'm switching over to a low tar brand
Got cable video with surround sound
I lie in bed and watch the world go round

Got CNN baby
Got ISDN baby

Everything is useless
Everything is stupid
Nothing's feeling new
Everything is useless
Everybody's clueless
Nothing's feeling new

Got Sherman filters and Virgin Peps
Got mini disc and virtual pets yeah
Fizzy drinks are gonna rot your brain
Got Patrick Cox mules and Donna Karan
I got the widescreen Star Wars Trilogy
Got belly rings and flings and Hard Candy

That's Urban Decay baby
Got Space NK oh baby

Everything is useless
Everything is stupid
Nothing's feeling new
Everything is useless
Everybody's clueless
Nothing's feeling new

Millennium

Everybody's talking 'bout new beginning
A new place to drink in, a last new boyfriend
A new science for a brand new century
A message to the future electronic holiday
Let clock roll
So let the clock roll (the word is out now)
Roll (stars in the sky)

The clock hits midnight
Devil's hitting midnight
We hit midnight
New Year everything's gone quiet

Everybody's talking about a new space station
Your team falling out in the radiation
All your insurance and all your air miles
In gigantic computer millennium violence
Let the clock roll
So let the clock (the word is out now)
Roll (the sky's falling down)

The clock hits midnight
Devil's hitting midnight
We hit midnight
New Year everything's gone quiet

Everybody suddenly thinks it's underground
To get into bands that split up in the 60's
Burn up the software learn that guitar
And get on the radio in America – yeah!

The clock hits midnight
Devil's hitting midnight
We hit midnight
New Year everything's gone quiet
The clock hits midnight
Devil's hitting midnight
Rip it up midnight
New Year everything's gone quiet

Pretty Girl Hate

She said she'd lie for you. She said she'd die for you
She said she'd fly in the sky. Said she'd cry for you
She said she's proud of you. And that she loves you too.
Put on a show 'cos she knows. What you're going thru
She say's in looking rough. I'm on a diet and stuff
And now it's all gone wrong. Oh she knows that it's tough
She say’s she'll do what she can. 'Cos she's my No.1 fan fan
Take advice don't fight. What he told her last night

Do you wanna know about us. She got pretty girl hate
Funny how a so called friend. Delete everything she said
Apologies they come too late. She tells pretty girl lies
Every single time. She's got pretty girl hate

But then she changed her tune. In just one afternoon
Hates my guts won't stop. 'Till I'm out the room
She let the rumours fly. She's got a devious mind
Attitude bitter fruit. And an evil eye.

It's not a part of my life. She's got pretty girl hate
Funny how a so called friend. Delete everything she said
Apologies they come too late. She tells pretty girl lies
Black and white all the time
You do everything in spite. Your jealousy
Is deep inside. Pretty girl

It's not a part of my life. Do you wanna know about it

She's got pretty girl hate. Funny how a so called friend
Delete everything she said. Apologies they have come too late
She tells pretty girl lies. Black and white
All the time. You do everything in spite
Your jealousy. Is deep inside. She's got pretty girl hate

Every single time. Every single night
Every single time. She’s got pretty girl

Kung Fu Movies

Kowloon gardens. Was somewhere a short cut through
'Til I met you. Now you're lying on your bed
Watching Kung Fu movies

There are no days or nights. Just you and me and Bruce Lee
We shout we fight. We chase the night
But we disagree. Kung Fu movies
Kung Fu movies. Kung Fu movies
Kung Fu

Shoalin and fu sang yang. Seng li – all the time
Dragon master deadly Venoms five. Hong Kong style
Kung Fu movies. Kung Fu movies
Kung Fu movies. Kung Fu

I frustrate you. Complicate you. I'll hit and hurt you.
It's Hang Seng baby

'Cos one of these days when I make money
I’ll blow away these Kowloon gardens
And you and Kung Fu
You and Kung Fu. You and Kung Fu
You and Kung Fu

I'll blow away these Kowloon gardens and
Kung Fu movies. Kung Fu movies
Kung Fu movies. Kung Fu

Ngo jah che hi sickfan, Gung hoi fat choy gowlong
Ngo tung kwilo a ma va, leung kar m hoi ta

Pub Pusher

On Heavenly Sunday when he touches your insides
He said the last thing on my mind was to cheat on you
Go down the Queensway as you start another fight
You know it spoils my appetite you're a selfish boy

Just sit and wonder as your dreams go up in smoke
You’re stealing cars and selling dope
Now you’ve sold your soul
And I’m hanging out with Mortal Kombat 2
And Haagen-Daaz and early Cure
How I miss you so

Pub pusher onlookers
Call for pizza there's a pub pusher on the ground
Pub pusher born loser
Call the doctor there's a pub pusher on the ground
Pub pusher tried to kill ya
Call the cops there's a pub pusher on the ground
On his back there's a pub pusher on the ground
Give blood there's a pub pusher on the ground
Pub pusher call the preacher
They don't believe there's a pub pusher on the ground

Pub pusher
Pub pusher
Pub pusher
Pub pusher


Christiana Obey (Republica Mix)

Beauty and vanity,
What shade colour do you see?
Am I bright or black and white?
A shining star, a silent night.

A scrapbook postcard memory,
A photograph, all smile please.
Just look deeper in my eyes.
Everyone tells me the camera never lies.

Oh Christiana Obey!
I'm calling you from miles away.

Oh Christiana Obey!
I'm calling you, I'm calling you.
Oh Christiana Obey!
I'm calling you from miles away.
Oh Christiana Obey!

Anger and jealousy,
Do malice suffer spite or envy?
If eyes are windows to our souls,
If all that glitters really gold?

I feel the mirror, touch the glass.
Melting crystals, sense the dark.
I look down deep but no-one's home.
A Technicolor reflection of my own.

Oh Christiana Obey!
I'm calling you from miles away.

Oh Christiana Obey!
I'm calling you, I'm calling you.
Oh Christiana Obey!
I'm calling you from miles away.
Oh Christiana Obey! Obey! Obey!

I am faith.
I am fear.
I am hate.
We're both here.

I am grace.
I am the sea.
You are me.
And I'm...

Oh Christiana Obey!
I'm calling you from miles away.
Oh Christiana Obey!
I'm calling you, I'm calling you.
Oh Christiana Obey!
I'm calling you from miles away.
Oh Christiana Obey! Obey! Obey!

Suck Baby Suck

3AM and I'm feeling wired.
Press remote, gonna watch TV,
But I don't see you,
'Cause you're pay-per-view.

I'm in a time warp.
Chemical midnight hour,
Getting voices speeding 'round my head, Like I'm going mad
On a roundabout.

My heart is falling from buildings and jumping from cars.
Runaway...

Cos you suck baby suck.
You make me throw up.
Choke baby choke.
With all the words you know,
You'd think you have something to say.

Suck baby suck.
You make me screw up.
You blow baby blow.
I say it one more time,
You're never gonna do it again.

Yeah, I'm just making this voodoo doll
For a self-important shop assistant
With a plastic heart
And an overdraught.

Stargaze trailblazer, I'm on fire.
There's too much old stuff left behind
Rusting in the yard,
Like a broken car.

Anger is screaming 'round my veins in my body so fast.
Runaway...

Cos you suck baby suck.
You make me throw up.
Choke baby choke.
With all the words you know,
You'd think you have something to say.

Suck baby suck.
You make me screw up.
You blow baby blow.
I say it one more time,

You're never gonna do it again.

Runaway...

Cos you suck baby suck.
You make me throw up.
Choke baby choke.
With all the words you know,
You'd think you have something to say.

Suck baby suck.
You make me screw up.
You blow baby blow.
I say it one more time,
You're never gonna do it again.

Whiskey Jack

I'm gonna rip out a tongue.
I stand too near the sun.
I can't remember one time you wanted
Me to call you everyday,
To send the ghosts away.
Whatever people say,
You won't forget me.

Keep your poisons to yourself.
Just stew in your own hell.
I'll ring the waking bell and won't you hear it.
Put the creature out of pain.
Same old black eyes again.
I'm in your fucking brain
And in your coma.

Keep your poisons to yourself.
Just stew in your own hell.
I'll ring the waking bell and you won'thear it.
Keep the creature out of pain.
Same old black eyes again.
I'm in your fucking brain
And in your coma.

Whatever happened to angels?
Whatever happened to demons?

I can look into your life
And tell you like the smell of freedom.

I'm gonna rip out a tongue.
Don't wanna spoil the fun.
Just wait until I come, you won't regret it.
Put the piece on the barbeque.
It's such a lovely view.
We'll pick up a witches' brew,
And we'll die laughing.

I'm a friend of Whiskey Jack.
He's lying on his back.
He's telling me to pack.
He's inconsistent.
Keep your secrets to yourself.

I'll find somebody else.
I'll stand here packing shelves,
But not for long now.

I'm a friend of Whiskey Jack.
He's lying on his back.
He's telling me to pack.
He's inconsistent.
Keep your secrets to yourself.
I'll find somebody else.
I'll stand here packing shelves,
But not for long now.

Whatever happened to angels?
Whatever happened to demons?
I can look into your eyes
And tell you like the taste of freedom.

Whatever happened to angels?
Whatever happened to demons?
I can look into your eyes
And tell you like the taste of freedom.

Whatever happened to angels?
Whatever happened to demons?
I can look into your life
And tell you like the smell of freedom.


Are Friends Electric?

It's cold outside
And the paints peeling off of my walls
There's a man outside
In a long coat, grey hat, smoking a cigarette

Now the light fades out
And I wonder what I'm doing in a room like this
There's a knock on the door
And just for a second I thought I remembered you

So now I'm alone
Now I can think for myself
About little deals
And S.U's
And things that I just don't understand
A white lie that night
Or a sly touch at times
I don't think it meant anything to you

So I open the door
It's the 'friend' that I'd left in the hallway
'Please sit down'
A candle lit shadow on a wall near the bed

You know I hate to ask
But are 'friends' electric?
Only mine's broke down
And now I've no-one to love

So I find out your reason
For the phone calls and smiles
And it hurts
And I'm lonely
And I should never have tried
And I missed you tonight
It must be time to leave
You see it meant everything to me


Clone Your Soul

(From The Rush Hour With Love EP)

One life one chance
Play god for body parts
What size and color
Don't it look like mother
One me one you
Four eyes of baby blue
Its final will men fade
Don't you look pretty over my dead body!
You can't clone my soul
You can't clone my soul
Till my heart stops beating
Don't let go!
One life one chance
Play god for body parts
Big lord is watching
Over hells kitchen
You can't clone my soul
You can't clone my soul
Till my heart stops beating
Don't let go!
You can't clone my soul
You can't clone my soul
Till my heart stops beating
Don't let go!
No don't let go
Don't let go
Don't let go
Don't let go
Clone
Clone
Clone
Clone
Clone

Mutha

From Drop Dead Gorgeous Single

It ain't easy when you push me to fall
It ain't fair when you try to
take everything away from me
Burn the mutha down
Raise you to the grouse
It ain't easy when you push me to fall
It ain't fair when you try and have me over
I'm not happy when you try to
take everything away from me
Bring the mutha down
Burn into the ground
It ain't fair when you try and have me over
I don't care if you're sitting pretty
I don't like a friend who turns his back on me
Read between the lines, read between the lines
I don't care if you're sitting pretty
Burn the mutha down, burn the mutha down
Burn the mutha down, raise you to the grouse
Burn the mutha down, burn the mutha down
Burn the mutha down, raise you to the grouse
Burn the mutha down..., burn the mutha down...
Burn the mutha down, raise you to the grouse
It ain't easy when you push me to fall
Burn the mutha down, raise you to the grouse
It ain't easy when you push me to fall
Burn the mutha down, burn the mutha down
Raise you to the grouse, raise you to the grouse

The World Ends In The Morning

I love every promise
That you made to yourself
And every tiny white lie
That you convinced yourself
And every single fall out
And every compromise
The world it ends in the morning
What on earth will we do tonight?
And every single record
That you pass judgement on
And every single pop star
That you had a crush on
And every little vicious thought
That came into you mind
The world it ends in the morning
What on earth will we do tonight?
Its been a long time coming
Its been a long time coming
The world it ends in the morning
What earth will we do tonight?
Ahhhhhhh......
Ahhhhhhh......
The world it ends in the morning
What earth will we do tonight?

Hallelujah (MGT Euphoric Remix 2013) (Unreleased)

Hallelujah Hallelujah
Hallelujah!
Brake lights, rainy nights
Beam me back to paradise
Cays eyes, motorway
Just make it go away
Tragic ride porcupine
Who knows a friend of mine
Secret love affair, just take it anywhere

And everything falls into place
We gonna come alive in a perfect storm
Like sitting in the dark with the TV on
An Electronic shock and atomic rays
We’re gonna come alive like we never went away

Then I saw you there
Hallelujah Hallelujah
I saw you there
Hallelujah Hallelujah
Then I saw you there
Hallelujah Hallelujah
I saw you there
Hallelujah Hallelujah

We gonna come alive in a perfect storm
Like sitting in the dark with the TV on
An Electronic shock and atomic rays
We’re gonna come alive like we never went away

And everything falls into place
And everything falls into place
And everything falls into place

We gonna come alive in a perfect storm
Like sitting in the dark with the TV on
An electronic shock and atomic rays
We’re gonna come alive like we never went away

We gonna come alive jumping off the edge
A panaoramic view and eternal stage
Every single word that you ever say
We gonna come alive like we never been away

Then I saw you there
Hallelujah Hallelujah
I saw you there
Hallelujah Hallelujah
Then I saw you there
Hallelujah Hallelujah
I saw you there
Hallelujah Hallelujah

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!


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