lyrics from the album prick
transcribed by Stephanie Nahas


communiqué


oh yes, this is it.

this will be the night.

let your forcefield drop,

sensors out, and try to communicate

your x-ray ears are shattering the walls

in your home.


go, disconnect the phone

it's primitive and cold.

free the dormant you

dying to unfold.

communicate!


i'll meet you in your room.

we'll interrupt your dreaming.

you'll say a prayer or two.

don't give me that!

like anyone could help you.

don't give me that!

hey!


it's tonight.

this will be the night.

of all the years you have wished

it could be you and now



it is right!  yes!

this is it!

this will be the night!

communicate!

try to communicate!



crawl to your intellect 

and ask for it's advice.

pray, give a sign

the difference of men and mice.



i'll meet you in your room.

we'll do it while you're sleeping.

you'll say a prayer or two.

don't give me that!

like anyone could help you.

give me that!

hey!



yeah, this could be the night.

of all the years you have wished

it could be you, and now

this is your night.

of all the years that you wished it could be you,

all those years that you dropped

to your knees and ticked away

all the years that you wished it could be you, and now



it is right!  yes!

this is it!

this will be the night!

try to communicate!

communicate!



this will be the night.



Riverhead


panic in her mind just hit 

like an actress on the screen.

caught in certain kinds of things

make your personality scream.



tied to lies and alibis,

she bends to pick up the words.

i'm a little tired of the up and down

of the common race,

but what if we pray tonight?



hollow is the crowd tonight,

feathered and unreal.

followers of sheep in flight

or fancies in the field.

suckers they have always been,

suckers they remain.



time is flowing red.

what's it like?

riverhead.



but you never know,

is she high or low?

you gotta be brave tonight.



panic in her mind again,

she can't deal the real.

teacher smacks the good book

unto her head, says god is fear.



what's it like?



accidents won't happen 

if you never leave your home.

keep that soul like a thoroughbred,

the first one will let it roam.

your mind will snap, it can't be held back.

imagination's a mother.



time is flowing red.

what's it like?

riverhead.





Tough



tough!

i'm so tough.

oh, she's too tough.

come off so wicked in that

wet leather stuff.



i'm so strong.

get a shot of these arms.

weight-lifting wizard

a competition for king kong.



she walks on by me,

and all the muscle got sucked down.



she's so quick.

full electric.

puts me on tilt with those 

hip-hugging slips.



i'm not her man,

and i'll never pretend.

i ain't no one way lover.

one way never ends



the road to my life.

and it's long and hard.

she left me nine times.

i feel my body breaking up!



give me something to squeeze.

a beautiful disease.

i ain't no lightweight, but she

put me on my knees.



she's cool cat.

my cool new cat.

i give it to her,

and i'll never get it back.



i told her always.

i watch her lips part.

she got a hold of my heart.

suck it down, suck it up!



so tough!

oh slave!



i feel i'm in the movies here,

sitting in for the star.

she knows what she's doing, i swear i'd 

never play this part.



she's turning me to ruins here

i thought i was such a rock.



oh slave!



(so tough!)  i thought she'd save me,

(so tough!)  but she enslaved me.

(oh slave!)  i drank her curse.

(oh slave!)  i got it first.



so tough!  oh slave!





Other People



she said, "you're a boy, and i am a woman,"

and that was all she said.

"you love me, and i need you."

she pounded in my head, in my head.

she pounded in my head.

"if you don't want it, other people will."



"hear me out.  you walk in my heels,

and then you're free to argue.

cuz' you see, this body is my ticket out

of needle park, junkie talk, and sucka juice.

you're living on some kind of high.

if you don't want it, other people will."



other people

do it with all attitude.

other people

do it til their heads are blue.

other people

throw away all that guilt.

other people

well, i ain't other people.



i need to get to know you first.

i need to get to know.

i need to get to know you first.

i need to get to know.



"i got a red dress, yellow dress, black dress.

i got a closet full of miracles.

pink panties, blue panties, yellow panties.

i'm gonna wrap around your nose, or pantyhose.

i'll wrap around your nose, sa sha hoo!

if you don't want it, other people will."



other people

do it with their attitude

other people

do it til their heads turn blue

other people

throw away all that guilt

other people

wait a second, wait a second!



i need to get to know you first.

i need to get to know.

i need to get to know you first.

i need to get to know.



i need to get to know you first.

i need to get to know.

i need to get to know you first.

i need to get to know.



your dark side, meek seeker,

lost years, your first touch.

your night kicks, sold out,

no hype, but let me tell you.



i need to get to know you first.

i need to get to know.

i need to get to know you first.

i need to get to know.



i need to get to know you first.

i need to get to know.

i need to get to know you first.

i need to get to know.





No Fair Fights



to hell with failure, to hell with fighting

for their dreams.

frozen minds, 

but your spirit's free.



we met to let lips kiss,

we fight to hope they bleed.

man to myth, myth to man,

and the legend leads.



to wonder...



hello, frantic frauds of verse,

hang on to your lies.



commanding ladies.

place your bodies close to mine.

you know why, 

and i know why you'll give me time.



as sets of records played our jukebox lives away.

take it, i'll promise i'll come back the same.



to wonder....



jealousy beneath my skin,

anger scars my face.

i'm an infant, but i'm telling you,

i need you to talk to.



who didn't know that it could go this far?

who don't feel right, who's got a break in their heart?

who didn't know that it could go this far?



hello, frantic frauds of verse.

hang on to your lies.

i'm an an infant, but i'm telling you,

cuz i need you to talk.



who didn't know that it could go this far?

who don't feel right, who's got a break in their heart?

who didn't know that there are...



there are no fair fights!

no fair fights!

no fair fights!

no fair fights!

before your death.



i didn't know that it could go this far.

i don't feel right, i got a crack in my heart.

i didn't know that it could go...

i didn't lnow that it could go...

i didn't know that it could go this far.

i don't feel right, i got a crack in my heart.

i didn't know that it could go...





Animal



i wait all night for you,

the priceless coat you wear.

fox or chinchilla, beaver, it doesn't matter.

to me it's hair.



i can't get anything done

with you walking around like that.

i can't take a poke at fun

with that animal on your back.



i wake up wanting you.

but you are rarely there

i howl a song, and i prowl and long

i growl, but you don't care.



i can't get anything done

with you shaking around like that.

i can't take if off for fun

with that animal on your back.



[repeat]



do you like that?

how 'bout this?  you like this.



animal... 



a naked history

shattered in a bad rap.

but those days, decades, dollars, and centuries,

it's a tail in a trap.

you really don't know, do you?



consent is all i need

to bring out the savage in me.

your scent is all i need

to bring out the animal in me.



i can't get anything done

with you shaking around like that.

i can't take if off for fun

with that animal on your back.



animal...





I Got It Bad



i don't mind telling you.

i don't mind.



don't try changing me now, model for your ways.

hey, joe, make it so, make it so.

you're wasting your time, drop dead in my doorway.

hey, joe, whaddya know, what do you know?

looking in space, you won't find it there.

hey, ray, is this the way we're gonna live?

selling our bodies on sunset strip?



i go it bad.



i can't wait til they think it's good.

i got it bad.

i can't wait til it's understood. 

i got it bad.



don't try pulling my leg with your name-dropping chatter.

hey, joe, whaddya know, what do you know?

cuz you don't got me pegged, no rung on your ladder.

hey, joe, make it so, make it so.

if i ever get through, watch out!



i know what it takes.

you got what that is.

and this is the break 

i can make you.



[repeat]



i got it bad.

i can't wait til they think it's good.

i got it bad.

i can't wait til it's understood. 

i got it bad.



shame for the fame and the name of the game.



hey, ray, is this the way we're gonna live?

selling our bodies on sunset strip?



i can't wait til they think it's good.

i got it bad.

i can't wait til it's understood. 

i got it bad.



i can't wait til they say good.

i got it bad.

i got it bad.



shame for the fame and the name of the game.





I Apologize



congratulations, you have won.

you fought off calling me for a 

whole year to prove your point.

but i'm tired of shouting out in the night.

my pride is packed away and i



i apologize for being cruel

when i should have been kind.

i'll be right by.

we'll be so happy together tonight.



i apologize for being cruel

when i should have been kind.

i'll be right by.

and we'll be happy together tonight.



you found a garter belt on my nose.

i warned you.

my cyrano similarities 

lose touch wehen i drink too much.

bye-bye, i kiss the bottle good-bye, forever.

i know it's made a fool of me,

i'll try to reconcile.



i apologize for being cruel

when i could have been kind.

i'll be right by.

we'll be so happy together tonight.



i apologize!



i apologize for being cruel

when i could have been kind.

i'll be right by.

we'll be so happy together tonight.



i apologize for being cruel

when i could have been kind.

i'll be right by.

and we'll be happy together tonight.





Crack



where did it go?  storm of love.

thunder of flesh, hurricane of blood.

hail of sweat.  the cleansing rain

used to come lick their pain.



fingers search the private space.

promise fills your face.

treasure chest, beautiful back,

kiss every crack.



sit around the fame.

crack

slowly i became.

crack



i'll do it, i'll do

anything you tell me to.

stick it on or stick it through.

anything you want me to.



any ship, put through

any port i'm coming to

anything you tell me to...



where did it go?  storm of love.

thunder of flesh, hurricane of blood.

hail of sweat.  the cleansing rain

used to come lick their pain.



sit around the fame.

crack

slowly i became.

crack



fingers search the private space.

promise fills your face.

treasure chest, beautiful back,

kiss, kiss every crack.

kiss, kiss every crack.





Makebelieve



when you were young, was there a time called one day?

you would know all there was to know.

if you survive all of those girls around you.

you'd carry their books, they carried your mind.



makebelieve that nothing is wrong.

makebelieve you're going somewhere.

live your dream.



so take it slow, and if you lose your way,

remember the moment you began.

fall back on your word.  heaven forbid your entry.

a minor guilt complex dissolves.



makebelieve that nothing is wrong.

makebelieve you've got something to say.

love your dream.



never stop.

and nothing can matter to this man.

wish away all that low.  heaven is calling out.

the easiest access to the crowd.



makebelieve.

makebelieve.



i came for the house and the children.

i let it all slip thruoght my hands.

i feel like a weight has been lifted.

nothig can matter to this man.



i came for the car and the vacuum.

spinning the wheels into the void.

i see now my ship it has come in.

but it was a joke; there's nothing aboard.



i came for the love and the action.

there i go slipping off of the sword.

i feel like a chain reaction.

is it me, or is it the world?


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