Siouxsie and The Banshees

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  1. Irregular Regular

    Irregular Regular P.U.S.H.O. double F.

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    In the sharp gust of love
    My memory stirred
    When time wreathed a rose
    A garland of shame
    Its thorn my only delight
    War torn, afraid to speak
    We dare to breathe
    Majestic
    Imperial
    A bridge of sighs
    Solitude sails
    In a wave of forgiveness
    On angels' wings

    Reach out your hands
    Don't turn your back
    Don't walk away
    How in the world
    Can I wish for this?
    Never to be torn apart
    Close to you
    'Til the last beat
    Of my heart

    At the close of day
    The sunset cloaks
    These words in shadowplay
    Here and now, long and loud
    My heart cries out
    And the naked bone of an echo says
    Don't walk away

    Reach out your hands
    I'm just a step away
    How in the world
    Can I wish for this?
    Never to be torn apart
    Close to you
    'Til the last beat
    Of my heart

    How in the world
    Can I wish for this?
    Never to be torn apart
    'Til the last beat
    'Til the last fleeting beat
    Of my heart


    This is simply genius...
    Posted here for the benefit of any younger members of our community who might not yet have discovered the beauty of Siouxsie.
    Also posted here because I just love this song too much. :)

    Enjoy!
     
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  2. EPbabe

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    Thank you, I always loved this song, simply perfect!
     
  3. billybu69

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    Fortunately for my wife siouxsie doesn't know I excist, for if she ever called i'd have to go.
     
  4. Irregular Regular

    Irregular Regular P.U.S.H.O. double F.

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    Another work of art...



    The stars that shine and the stars that shrink
    In the face of stagnation the water runs
    Before your eyes

    Swallowing diamonds
    A cutting throat
    Your teeth when you grin
    Reflecting beams on tombstones
    A jamboree of surprises
    Playing russian roulette
    Or the lucky clip
    A clenched fist to your heart
    Coal dust on your lungs

    A silver tongue for the chosen one
    Heavy magnum in your side or a bloody thorn

    Skating bullets on angel dust
    In a dead sea of fluid mercury
    Baby piano cries
    Under your heavy index and thumb
    Pull some strings - let them sing

    The stars that shine and the stars that shrink
    In the face of stagnation the water runs
    Before your eyes

    Dazzle
    It's a glittering prize
    Dazzle
    It's a glittering prize

    Before your eyes
    It's a glittering prize
     
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  5. EPbabe

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    Melt, Nightshift and Desert Kisses are some of my favourites. I also love Israel. Oh, and Into the Light.
     
  6. Irregular Regular

    Irregular Regular P.U.S.H.O. double F.

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    All great choices EP, all great choices. :)
    Too many to mention really but Christine, Spellbound, Israel, Happy House, Cities In Dust, the covers of Helter Skelter, Dear Prudence and The Passenger and the two I posted above are among my favourites.
     
  7. EPbabe

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    Oh yes, Spellbound and Cities in Dust!

    I also love Wheels on Fire. Have you heard the original???? :-o Wow, Siouxsie's version is SOOOOOO much better.

     
  8. Irregular Regular

    Irregular Regular P.U.S.H.O. double F.

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    Hahaha!
    Yep, not too keen on the original version of This Wheel's On Fire by Dylan or the many other covers of this song out there.
    On the other hand, Siouxsie's version is superb. I might be slightly biased there, but hey... :)

    Here is something a little more obscure, what do you reckon?



    This catacomb compels me
    Corroding and inert
    It weights and tries to pull me
    Must I resist or re-assert?

    The unchanged and the unchangeable
    Doing the zombierama
    Singing Oh come and be like me,
    We're all sisters and brothers

    Ejected to this state of being
    Don't bury me with this
    I'm in a state of catalepsy
    Can I really exist?

    Clawing from the inside
    Drowning in your chant
    Thoughts come flooding through me
    Despairing unity

    The unchanged and the unchangeable
    Doing the zombierama
    Singing Oh come and be like me,
    We're all sisters and brothers

    Red and white carnations
    Can't intoxicate my brain
    This blissful suffocation
    It is driving me to pain
    Oh what a bloody shame

    The unchanged and the unchangeable
    Doing the zombierama
    Singing Oh come and be like me,
    We're all sisters and brothers

    I'm not your sister
    Or your brother
    Don't bury me with this
    Join hands-join hands
    We're all sisters and brothers
    Sisters and brothers
    I can't relate to you
    You're no relation of mine
     
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  9. billybu69

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    I saw this on old grey whistle test and was instantly captured. Needs to be put into the context of what was being played at the time on the good old beeb.
     
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  10. Irregular Regular

    Irregular Regular P.U.S.H.O. double F.

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    Captivating indeed!
    Ahead of her time, ahead of their time, ahead of everybody's time. Then and even now...
    A true original, very much like our Moz.
     
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    Irregular Regular P.U.S.H.O. double F.

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    Last one (for today)!



    And as someone once said - I think I am in lerv.
    Would anyone be kind enough to take me back to 1983?
    Please...
     
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  12. EPbabe

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    Oh, it brings back old memories - when I had the album on tape, I had to look up all song titles in a dictionary. :) - Playground Twist was my fav from the album (Join Hands).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=fJAx5BOWPM8

    (sorry, I forgot how to embed youtube vids...)
     
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  13. Have-A-Go Merchant

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    Jigsaw feeling
     
  14. Irregular Regular

    Irregular Regular P.U.S.H.O. double F.

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    Yes, great memories actually.
    Back in those days when all I had was tapes, and not even pre-recorded ones. I used to 'tape' a lot of LPs from friends, libraries, etc onto TDK C60s or TDK C90s (for longer albums).
    Music is what mattered the most, it always has been really. It has kept me sane (well, relatively) all these years.
    God, I feel so old right now...

    Here is another good one, an early demo of Mirage.

     
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    Oh, I almost forgot: Lullaby!!! Hauntingly beautiful song, lyrics and music-wise too.

    "As the moon spits out
    In jagged beams another night"

    "The dream swan spins
    And so conceal the heart that aches and yearns
    Oh hush away
    Sleepless child"

    :love:

    And 92 degrees. Another favourite.

    (I think I know how you feel. A few months ago I started listening to the Sisters of Mercy again, after more than 10 years. It was very upsetting - I felt as if I was looking into a mirror, a mirror that showed me my teenage self...)
     
  16. Irregular Regular

    Irregular Regular P.U.S.H.O. double F.

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    This song is far too good to just be buried on the 'what song are you listening to right now?' thread, so I hope you don't mind me posting it here too... :)



    The lunacy will leave the day
    Luminous in flight
    As the moon spits out in jagged
    Beams another night

    Wrap around this brilliant veil
    Tranquil and unbroken
    As you spiral down, a world of clay
    And taut convulsion

    The dream swan spins
    And cartwheel turns

    Down deep within your violet side
    The sun begins to rise
    Shaking down its morning swords
    To thaw your frozen eyes

    The dream swan spins
    And so conceal the heart
    That aches and yearns
    Oh, hush awhile, sleepless child

    I'll be watching over you
    I'll be watching over you
    I'll be watching over you
    I'll be watching over you


    (I'd love to think that someone new to Siouxsie and The Banshees is keeping up with this thread and discovering some real gems, but who knows?)
     
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  17. EPbabe

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    Let's hope! I'm listening to Tinderbox, this song is on just now:



    Always been a favourite....
     
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  18. Irregular Regular

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    Thank you EP, I forgot how good 92 Degrees is (I don't always remember all the song titles).
    I had not listened to Siouxsie for a fair while now, but it has been playing almost non-stop for the last week or so.
    It all started again when I watched the Nocturne dvd the other night, loving it! :)

    And thanks to Have-A-Go Merchant...

     
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    Got to give up life in this netherworld
    Got to go up to where the air is stale
    And live a life of pleasantries
    and mingle in the modern families
    Overground-from abnormality
    Overboard-for identity
    Overground-for normality
    Overboard-on identity

    This limbo is no place
    To be a digit in another space
    In another crowd
    I'm nameless bound

    Overground-from abnormality
    Overboard-for identity
    Overground-for normality
    Overboard-on identity

    Overground-I'll be worse than me
    Overground-it's clear to me
    (repeat)
    I'll be worse than me
     
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    I've always secretly wished she and Moz and Robert Smith could be friends together...

    That said, I never understood why The Cure are mentioned in the same breath as The Smiths... As much as I used to love (and still do, to a less obsessive degree) The Cure, they aren't anything like The Smiths...

    Point is, They'd sure make a hot group of sagging, doughy white English people if they were ever all three in photos together...
     
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