Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

Manic Street Preachers

This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

1998

1: The Everlasting
2: If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
3: You Stole the Sun From My Heart
4: Ready For Drowning
5: Tsunami
6: My Little Empire
7: I'm Not Working
8: You're Tender And You're Tired
9: Born a Girl
10: Be Natural
11: Black Dog on My Shoulder
12: Nobody Loved You
13: S.Y.M.M.


1: The Everlasting

The gap that grows between our lives The gap our parents never had Stop those thoughts control your mind Replace the things that you despise Oh you're old I hear you say It doesn't mean that I don't care I don't believe in it anymore Pathetic acts for a worthless cause In the beginning when we were winning When our smiles were genuine (2x) But now unforgiven the everlasting Everlasting... The world is full of refugees They're just like you and just like me But as people we have a choice To end the void with all its force So don't forget or don't pretend It's all the same now in the end It was set in a different life Destroys my days and haunts my nights? In the beginning when we were winning When our smiles were genuine (2x) But now unforgiving the everlasting Everlasting... In the beginning when we were winning When our smiles were genuine (2x) Now unforgiving, the everlasting Everlasting... (2x)

2: If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next

The future teaches you to be alone The present to be afraid and cold So if I can shoot rabbits Then I can shoot fascists Bullets for your brain today But we'll forget it all again Monuments put from pen to paper Turns me into a gutless wonder And if you tolerate this Then your children will be next And if you tolerate this Then your children will be next Will be next Will be next Will be next Gravity keeps my head down Or is it maybe shame At being so young and being so vain Holes in your head today But I'm a pacifist I've walked La Ramblas But not with real intent And if you tolerate this Then your children will be next And if you tolerate this Then your children will be next Will be next Will be next Will be next Will be next And on the street tonight an old man plays With newspaper cuttings of his glory days And if you tolerate this Then your children will be next And if you tolerate this Then your children will be next Will be next Will be next Will be next

3: You Stole the Sun From My Heart

Drinking - water to stay thin Or is it to purify I love you all the same But there's no - no real truce with my fury You don't have to believe me I love you all the same But you stole the sun from my heart You stole the sun from my heart You stole the sun from my heart You stole the sun from You stole the sun from You have - broken through my armour And I don't have an answer I love you all the same I paint - the things I want to see But it don't come easy I love you all the same But you stole the sun from my heart You stole the sun from my heart You stole the sun from my heart You stole the sun from You stole the sun from Think I'm - I'm lost among the undergrowth So much so I woke up I love you all the same But you stole the sun from my heart You stole the sun from my You stole the sun from my heart You stole the sun from You stole the sun from I have - I've got to stop smiling It gives the wrong impression I love you all the same

4: Ready For Drowning

Here's a true story Said someone to me yesterday Said he'd heard it in a taxi Must have had him at my mercy Drown that poor thing Put it out of its misery Condemn it to its future Deny its history Deny its history So where are we going We're not ready for drowning So where are we going We're not ready for drowning Look through my venetian blinds Dusting the past off of my mind Seeing orange everywhere I'd go to Patagonia But it's harder there I'll do anything to prove I care Fascinated by good Destroyed by evil What is there to believe in So where are we going We're not ready for drowning So where are we going We're not ready for drowning (I will bring the whole edifice down on their unworthy heads) So where are we going We're not ready for drowning So where are we going We are not waving we're drowning

5: Tsunami

For you my dear sister Holding onto me forever Disco dancing with the rapists Your only crime is silence Can't work at this anymore Can't move I want to stay at home Tied up to all these crutches Never far from your hands Tsunami tsunami Came washing over me Tsunami tsunami Came washing over me Can't speak, can't think, won't talk, won't walk Doctors tells me that I'm cynical I tell them that it must be chemical So what am I doing girl Cry into my drink I disappear Eyes for teeth grating over me Bring down the shadows of my mind Sleep and breathe under our sheets Inhale the anxiety in - between, in - between, in - between, in - between Tsunami tsunami Came washing over me Tsunami tsunami Came washing over me Tsunami tsunami Came washing over me Tsunami tsunami Came washing over me Through September under the weather In - between, in - between, in - between, in - between Tsunami tsunami Came washing over me Tsunami tsunami Came washing over me Tsunami tsunami Came washing over me Tsunami tsunami Came washing over me Take the GI's I will have the spies

6: My Little Empire

My little empire Has risen and it's set My little empire Is as good as it can get My little empire Is coming around My little empire It don't make a sound My royalty it does not exist It is extinct for the eye to see My ideology it is dead and gone Almost forgotten for the eye to see My little empire I'm sick of being sick My little empire I'm tired of being tired My little empire I'm bored of being bored My little empire I'm happy being sad All of my sins are attempts to fill the voids All of my voids they are filled with sin All of my demons they are kept within And all my violence it does not exist My little empire I'm happy being sad My little empire I'm fucked with being fucked My little empire I'm done with being dumb My little empire I'm happy being sad Happy being sad Happy being sad Happy being sad

7: I'm Not Working

Petryfied for the millionth time Slowly my soul evaporates No parachutes no dismal clouds Just this fucking space I know what's coming I'm not working I know what's coming I'm not working Sweating out intelligence Like I don't know what it is Clinging to the microwaves And singing with the soundwaves I know what's coming I'm not working I know what's coming I'm not working Delerium on helium I am my own experience I know what's coming I'm not working I know what's coming I'm not working I'm not working I'm not working I'm not working

8: You're Tender And You're Tired

You're so fragile tonight Been up hurting all night It's not trivial like they think Yes you're desperate and you're hurt Thought about it so many times Too afraid to open your eyes To see the sadness that's inside Just sit back in and stop time You're tender and you're tired You can't be bothered to decide Whether you live or die Or just forget about your life But it's too late to be real No time to be strong enough Just time to leave it all behind Memory has become pain Rebuild the void with flowers Sad eyed destruction build around sand and sea Yes you can build your yourself around Build yourself around me, yourself around me You're tender and you're tired You can't be bothered to decide Whether you live or die Or just forget about your life You're tender and you're tired You can't be bothered to decide Whether you live or die Or just forget about your life You're tender and you're tired You can't be bothered to decide Whether you live or die Or just forget about your life You're tender and you're tired You can't be bothered to decide Whether you live or die Or just forget about your life Drift away and die Never say goodbye Drift away and die Never say goodbye Drift away and die Never say goodbye Drift away and die

9: Born a Girl

Do I look good for you tonight Will you accuse me as I hide Behind these layers of disguise And the mirrors of my own happiness I've loved the freedom of being inside Need a new start and a different time Something grows in the space between me And it's twisting and changing this fragile body And I wish I had been born a girl Instead of what I am Yes I wish I had been born a girl And not this mess of a man And not this mess of a man And not this mess of a man The censorship of my skin Is screaming inside and from within There's no room in this world for a girl like me No place around there where I fit in And I wish I had been born a girl Instead of what I am Yes I wish I had been born a girl And not this mess of a man (5x)

10: Be Natural

Been natural For once in my life Now I'll have to swallow some pride Know that I should never give advice But it's too late now to say goodbye Be natural Don't want any friends Be natural Come on and hit me again Be natural I'm repeating myself Be natural Is there anything else Starbright keep me safe - today and tonight No water tastes like lemonade Slowly slowly it starts to fade Be natural With me tonight Be natural Put your fists in my eyes Be natural So turn me to stone Be natural Just leave me alone Grown up or backwards born Into eternity and blackholes Floating around up here on my own Screaming at me forever unknown Been natural Been natural Been natural Been natural - is there anyone else

11: Black Dog on My Shoulder

There's a black dog on my shoulder again Licking my neck and saying she's my friend Solitude the one thing that I really miss Guess my life is a compromise There's a black dog on my shoulder again I'm playing with it but it's gone to my head Like Carlito's way there are no exit signs Freeze me there until I am numb My mouth is so dry My eyes are shut tight There's a black dog a coming tonight Black dog's a coming tonight My dilemma but not my choice Winston Churchill can you hear my voice Melodrama there in my kitchen sink Double vision the way it is Am I coming home to you again Or am I stupid just by design Does it matter if you really ever know This black dog is out of control My mouth is so dry My eyes are shut tight There's a black dog a coming tonight Black dog's a coming tonight Am I coming home to you again Or am I stupid just by design Does it matter if you really ever know This black dog is out of control My mouth is so dry My eyes are shut tight There's a black dog a coming tonight Black dog's a coming tonight

12: Nobody Loved You

What's your story baby No control of what I am saying Winter leaves still make me believe No vendettas, just a cherry blossom tree Never had the chance to take you home Now there's no reason just another tomorrow You keep giving me your free airmiles What would I give just for one of your smiles Just for one of your smiles Nobody loved you - nobody made you feel so alone Nobody loved you - no no Nobody loved you - nobody made you feel so alone Nobody loved you - no no Let me turn down all these lights And sit with me then you can hold me tight Give me some more of your carrier bags And let me dream of a new autumn light Tell me your story baby What's your poison and what is your honey You've stopped me hurting but so much disorder Winter flowers did you ever forgive her Did you ever forgive her Nobody loved you - nobody made you feel so alone Nobody loved you - no no Cherry blossom tree - but at least you are free Nobody loved you - like me It's unreal now you're gone - but at least you belong Nobody loved you - no - no What's your story baby No control of what I am saying Winter leaves still make me believe No vendettas, just a cherry blossom tree Just a cherry blossom tree

13: S.Y.M.M.

The subtext of this song I've thought about it for so long But it's really not the sort of thing That people want to hear us sing The context of this song Well I could go on and on But it's still unfashionable To believe in principles South South Yorkshire - mass murderer How can you sleep at night, sleep at night South South Yorkshire - mass murderer How can you sleep at night, sleep at night The reason for this song Well maybe it's a pointless one But thank you Jimmy McGovern For reminding me of what lives on The ending for this song Well I haven't really thought of one There's nothing I could ever say That could really take the pain away South South Yorkshire - mass murderer How can you sleep at night, sleep at night South South Yorkshire - mass murderer How can you sleep at night, sleep at night