10 September 2021 – Dark Matters

Band NameThe Stranglers

Album NameDark Matters

TypeAlbum

Released date10 September 2021

LabelsUniversal

Music StylePunk-Rock

Tracklist

1. Water 04:47
2. This Song 03:20
3. And If You Should See Dave… 03:35
4. If Something’s Gonna Kill Me (It Might as Well Be Love) 04:46
5. No Man’s Land 02:25
6. The Lines 01:37
7. Payday 03:04
8. Down 03:01
9. The Last Men on the Moon 05:35
10. White Stallion 04:45
11. Breathe 05:50

Total playing time: 42:45

Lyrics

  1. Water

The crescent moon was aflame
Innocent people were slain
They disagreed with their masters
Who shot them down in cold blood

It“s spring and there’s change

People we thought were our enemies
Finally found their own voice

It’s spring and there’s change

Water has come
They never had rainfall before
Water has come
The desert’s so thirsty
It seemed an impossiblе dream

Ramshackle armies of pеople
Fighting the forces of evil

It’s spring and there’s change

Water has come
They never had rainfall before
Water has come
They never had rainfall before
Water has come
The desert’s so thirsty
It seemed an impossible dream
So it seems..

2. This Song

[Verse 1]
I’m collecting all these feelings for you
Put them in a box in a darkened room
And seal the lid with an industry-standard glue
Make the box into a silent tomb
With all these photographs and pictures of you
Taken in a car and someone else’s front room

[Chorus]
This song will get me over you
Lift me up and take me out of view
This song that says that she’ll hurt you once or twice
But she’ll never be with you the way you want her to
This song will get me over you

[Verse 2]
Take the box into uncharted sеas
Far away from all humanity
And swear the crew to absolutе secrecy
Sink the box down to the ocean floor
For maybe 20,000 leagues or more
And ban deep-sea diving by an act of law

[Chorus]
This song will get me over you
Lift me up and take me out of view
This song that says that she’ll hurt you once or twice
But she’ll never be with you the way you want her to
This song will get me over you

[Verse 3]
I’ll trust in Davy Jones’ locker
Far from any grave robber
To steal away all the memories of you
And all the people they may wonder
That I no longer seem to bother
And I appear to be completely over you

[Chorus]
This song will get me over you
Lift me up and take me out of view
This song that says that she’ll hurt you once or twice
But she’ll never be with you the way you want her to

This song will get me over you
Lift me up and take me out of view
This song that says that she’ll hurt you once or twice
But she’ll never be with you the way you want her to

This song will get me over you
This song will get me over you
This song will get me over you
This song will get me over you
If that’s what I really wanna do

3. And If You Should See Dave…

And if you should see Dave
Say hello
And if you should see Dave
Say hello

I was meant to meet him here
Before the great beyond

And if you should see my friend
Say hello
And if you should see my friend
Say hello

I was meant to meet him soon
In that great saloon

How does it feel to be left
In mid conversation no less
And things that should have been said
Now left as eternal regret
Eternal regret

He didn’t fear death
Because he knew death was on his rounds
But no one told him, I was waiting
With a glass at the bar

It would bе nice to say hello
This is wherе your solo would go

And if you should see Dave
Say hello from me

4. If Something’s Gonna Kill Me (It Might as Well Be Love)

Innocence has left this house
To wander among the stars
To light the path before us so we can see

You wake me up one morning and the world has changed
It’s war and the Martians have arrived
The world goes in meltdown and I miss you
The world goes in meltdown and I miss you

Earthquakes may happen
And the heavens open
If something’s gonna kill me
It might as well be love

One more gone to join the legions far away
Our ranks are getting thinner by the day
Our glory’s far behind us and I miss you
Our glory’s far behind us and I miss you

Innocence has left this house
To wander among the stars
To light the path before us so we can see

Earthquakes may happen
And the heavens open
If something’s gonna kill me
It might as well be love

Earthquakes may happen
And the heavens open
If something’s gonna kill me
It might as well be love

Might as well be love
If something’s gonna kill me
If something’s gonna kill me
It might as well be love

5. No Man’s Land

Welcome aboard
We’d like to make sure that you’re sat comfortably
In the event that we go down
There’s no access to a parachute

It’s all for one and none for all
Life’s all roses when you’re on the take
Follow the leader
No need to think for yourselves

No man’s land
Desperate for a plan
You lie because you can
Stop thinking of yourselves for a minute
Realise these are pеople’s lives
You’ll be punishеd for your crimes
Stop thinking of yourselves for a minute

Try not to pay attention to consistency in what we do
We’d like to think that you would know

We only want what’s best for you
But if you can’t imagine that
We will ever trace the tyre tracks
Take it or leave it
The world you knew is never coming back

No man’s land
Desperate for a plan
You lie because you can
Stop thinking of yourselves for a minute
Realise these are people’s lives
You’ll be punished for your crimes
Stop thinking of yourselves for a minute

Nobody move nobody gets hurt
Nobody move nobody gets hurt
Nobody move nobody gets hurt
Nobody move nobody gets hurt
Nobody move nobody gets hurt
Nobody move nobody gets hurt
Nobody move nobody gets hurt
Nobody move nobody gets hurt

No man’s land
Desperate for a plan
You lie because you can
Stop thinking of yourselves for a minute
Realise these are people’s lives
You’ll be punished for your crimes
Stop thinking of yourselves for a minute

6. The Lines

This one was my mum
This one my papa
This one when the kids stayed out too late in their first car

If you were to chase
The lines on my face
This one was from drinking
These two are from smoking

Those were my divorce
When everyone was fighting
There’s no hiding place
For the lines on my face

These are for the laughter
I’ll take to the hereafter
Creases made by friends
I had my ups and downs

There’s triumph and disgrace
In the lines on my face
These are for the smiles
When I look upon your face

7. Payday

Socrates was made to pay for all his deeds
He had to drink the bottle
It brought him down on his knees

Payday
It’s mayday
I just pray you’ll go away
Payday
It’s mayday
I just pray you’ll go away today

Alexander was never the same
After he speared his old companion
It led to Ptolemy and Cleopatra

Payday
It’s mayday
I just pray you’ll go away
Payday
It’s mayday
I just pray you’ll go away today

You took everything of value
You took everything of value
All I ever cherished
Now it will poison you too

Payday
It’s mayday
I just pray you’ll go away
Payday
It’s mayday
I just pray you’ll go away today

Now that the fog has lifted the sun has come along
Bringing with it a whole new song
Now that the fog has lifted the sun has come along
Angels despairing of me

Sweetheart you nеver raised
A diamond laden fingеr
With your golden encrusted heart
You’re all bisted and twitter

Payday
It’s mayday
I just pray you’ll go away
Payday
It’s mayday
I just pray you’ll go away today

8. Down

Here we are again
Celebrating what we had
When times were bad we knew
We wouldn’t always be so sad
Like the sun coming out
From behind the clouds
You appeared and never let me down

Down, down
I’ve been so down
Down, down
But you came along and blew away the clouds

We have drunk from this cup
So many times before
And it always tasted sweet
I always wanted more
Let us leave the bitter tastе
To those whose hearts arе cruel
Until I met you I always

Down, down
I’ve been so down
Down, down
But you came along and blew away the clouds

9. The Last Men on the Moon

Amongst the comets and the dust
Galaxies collide and combust
There’s so much junk up there
We’re getting short on room
Imagine when they colonise the moon

Of all the things you can chase
They’re putting geckos out in space
Look at your apps and maps and laps
Across the sky
They’ll launch anything that can fly

So come on take me by the hand
Please don’t be anxious when we land
There’s all the oxygen and food
That we can use
And never-ending death-defying views

Degrading satellites abound
Spiralling their way to the ground
There’ll be a reckoning
And we all know it’s due

Who will be the last men on the moon?
Who will be the last men on the moon?
Who will be the last men on the moon?

Waking up on a distant planet
Never thought we’d be lost in space
The ultimate new horizon
But still we’re losing the race

Waking up on a distant planet
Never thought we’d be lost in space
The ultimate new horizon
But still we’re losing the race

10. White Stallion

The white stallion’s rule is over
The pain is all in the past
We’ll walk hand in hand together
For now no questions asked
For now no questions asked

Old sores will be opened
And new ones come to the fore
If old scores are simply settled
Then tomorrow will be like before
Tomorrow will be like before

But it seems we’ll be kissing in the rain
Yes, it seems we’ll be kissing in the rain
It seems wе’ll be kissing in the rain

A tiger has been waiting
For his momеnt to come
Ready to pounce
His intentions are clear
And there is nothing to be done
Nothing to be done

But it seems we’ll be kissing in the rain
Yes, it seems we’ll be kissing in the rain
It seems we’ll be kissing in the rain

And how could we have been so stupid
We could see the storm coming
We watched our dreams dissolving
And just prayed that it would go away

But it seems we’ll be kissing in the rain
Yes, it seems we’ll be kissing in the rain
It seems we’ll be kissing in the rain

11. Breathe

She’s a girl who let’s you see she’s there
And the one you want to know
There’s a braid of jasmine in her hair
Her skin just seems to glow

If she looks at me my heart will skip
And I’ll find it hard to breathe
So I’ll linger here just out of view
And hope that she won’t leave
Fight to the end
Fight to the bitter end

She’s the girl who let’s you see she’s there
And the one you want to know
I can smell the jasmine in her hair
Whеn we dance so close, so slow

Fight to thе end
Fight to the bitter end

https://www.spirit-of-rock.com/en/album/Dark_Matters/115675

https://genius.com/albums/The-stranglers/Dark-matters

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