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the terror lyrics

aceroyplatadeluna
(observer)

short version: in france, have the download, CD went to my parents' in the USA.

*do the liner notes have the lyrics?*

why can't i find the correct lyrics ANYWHERE on the net?

can some awesome fellow fan please post the official, correct lyrics to all of the songs, maybe to this message board? or tell me where to get them? I'm really going nuts because I love this album but I can't stand reading along to lyrics that are obviously wrong..... Web site wizards, could the website feature an official lyrics section?
Thanks!

look the sun is rising... oh, shit. May 1, 2013 - 1:41pm
EPM
(observer)

I would also LOVE to see proper lyrics for all Flaming Lips songs.

Here is what I hear from "Try To Explain".

Is it wise loving someone?
They telling lies, making things something. (?)
I'm not wise... I believe what you tell me.
I believed you. I believe you. I believe.

A love that explodes, convulsing your body.
Your head ecstatically wandering.
Try there walking away on the bridge...
to nowhere... to nowhere... to no one.

Try to explain why you've changed.
I don't think I'll understand...

A love that explodes, convulsing your body.
Your head ecstatically wandering.
Try there walking away on the bridge...
to nowhere... to nowhere... to no one.

Try to explain why you've changed.
I don't think I'll understand...
Try to explain why you're leaving.
I don't think I'll understand...

I am not sure about all of it, but the Jimmy Fallon performance is a bit easier to hear than the studio (but not as good...).

Cheers!

May 23, 2013 - 4:21am
aceroyplatadeluna
(observer)

EPM, I got the lyrics from the Terror booklet. Here they are transcribed. Can't help you as far as other albums go... Hope this is helpful.

1. Look, The Sun is Rising
There's a little spaceship
hiding in the clouds
you want it to love you
it's peaceful voice is loud

You can hear the voice
telling you to love
it's the voice of MK-Ultra
and you're doing what it wants

Love is always something
something you should fear
When you really listen
Fear is all you hear.

I know that you will love me
till I come down.
Look the sun is rising...
What will love us now?


2. Be Free, A Way
Did god make pain
so we can know
the high that nothing is

The sun shines down
but we're still cold
Its light is not a light that shines

The way, a way
But how can we be free
when all our days are empty

Is love a god that we control
to try to trust the pain
The sun shines down, but we can't see
it's light lights everything the same

Be free, a away
But how can we find arms to hold the days
A way


3. Try To Explain
Is it wise, loving someone
They tell lies, make you think somethin'
I'm not wise, I believe what you tell me
I believe you, I believe

A love that explodes, convulsing your body
Your head ecstatically wanting
Trapped there, walking away on the bridge
to nowhere, to no one.

Try to explain why you've changed
I don't think I understand
Try to explain why you're leaving
I don't think I understand


4. You Lust
You've got a lot of nerve,
a lot of nerve to fuck with me
Better kill your emperor,
'cause you know you're just like me.
You lust...
Lust to succeed

When you pull the switch on them,
I don't really want to know
When you shoot the stars away
the brightest light is the first to go.
You lust...
Lust to succeed

Ugly and magnificent,
your selfish eye can't see itself.
[…....]
...it can never be destroyed.


5. The Terror
However love can help you,
we are all standing alone.
The terror's in our heads
We don't control the controls.

I turn to face the sun
We are still standing alone
At last we'll sing of the terror
It helps us hold the controls.

We'll sing in the sunshine
We'll laugh every day
We'll sing 'cause love will save us
The sunshine every day

Your voice says yes but I can't go on
Your voice says yes but I can go
more
What gives judgment the final word
when at once the sacred word can't be heard


6. You Are Alone
All the time you know about is bad
All the time you told me I was bad
that I have no goodness left in me
and I'll have to live beyond reality's dream
Oh, girl...(x3)
No

Just the sound of your ecstasy I hear
Just enough to wake me from my fear
It's enough to sacrifice me now
It's the only sound of love I hear
Oh, god...(x3)
No

I'm not alone....You are alone.

You're not alone...You are alone.


7.Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die
If you've ever really seen the sunrise
you'd see how many times it tries
If you've ever really seen the sunset
you'd see how long it takes to die.

You can see the butterfly has landed
landing on your face, it licks your eye
You can feel its tongue making a teardrop
You will see how long it takes to cry

You can see the universe beginning
making a new sun in a new sky
You can see the universe ending
making a new dark in a new night.


8. Turning Violent
Turning violent, tell me about it
Turn, turn around
You want violence, don't turn violent,
Oh, oh.
Turn on and on
Turn on.

Turn on and off (beautiful brother)
Turn on and off (beautiful sister)


9. Always There In Our Hearts
Always there in our hearts (x...)
Fear of violence and death...
There is love and there is pain...
There is evil that wants out...
There are sorrows and sadness...
Never understanding....
Something pure that we can't control...
Can't control....

Always there in our hearts (x...)
Destroying everything we know...
Not forgiving those who are weak...
Shame that we are all powerless...
A joy of life that overwhelms...
Overwhelms...

Peace

look the sun is rising... oh, shit. May 27, 2013 - 10:12am
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