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DAVE GAHAN DISCOGRAPHY




Dave Gahan 'Paper Monsters' 2003


Song Lyrics by Album





Dave Gahan









ALBUM:  

Paper Monsters



01 •  

Dirty Sticky Floors


02 •  

Hold On


03 •  

A Little Piece


04 •  

Bottle Living


05 •  

Black And Blue Again


06 •  

Stay


07 •  

I Need You


08 •  

Bitter Apple


09 •  

Hidden Houses


10 •  

Goodbye



B-sides:  



11 •  

Stand Up


12 •  

Maybe


13 •  

Closer


14 •  

Breathe









Dirty Sticky Floors





author: Knox Chandler, Dave Gahan




Waiting for the last time


For my friend to change my mind


Waiting for the last drop


Seems like a long, long time


Maybe I should go back home


I'll sit and wait right by the phone


Praying over the porcelain throne


On my dirty sticky floor




***




Ask me what I want


Easy, that's just more


How long will I wait for you?



Twice as long as I did before


Standing in the freezing snow


Maybe you left I just don't know


I'll soon be lying on my own


On some dirty sticky floor




***




I hope no one can see me


The tinman says I'm doing fine


That lion ain't going to get me


See that gun right there - it's mine


I've painted a face where I burnt the floor


Now the face has become my devil's door


Laying in the back-room


On my dirty sticky floor


My dirty sticky









Hold On





author: Antonio Nigra




You keep sending me all these things


I'm learning how to smile


You keep sending me all these things


I think I'll stay awhile




***




Tried to talk to you in my dream


You looked at me and smiled


Your smile said to me


I'll have to wait awhile


I have to wait awhile




***




Hold on


You opened my eyes today


Hold on


Another surprise




***




You keep giving me all these things


I see them in your smile


You keep giving me all these things


I think I'll stay awhile




***




I guess I'll stay awhile




***




Hold on


You opened my eyes today


Hold on


Another surprise


Hold on


Hold on


You opened my eyes


Hold on


Another surprise


Hold on


You opened my eyes today


Hold on


Another surprise








A Little Piece





author: Knox Chandler, Dave Gahan




All alone and bitter


All alone and mad


All alone with someone


And I should be so glad




***




All alone and twisted


All alone and bad


Won't you come and fix it


I really feel quite sad




***




A little piece of you


A little piece of me


A little piece of God


Is what you gave to me




***




And all my wishes


Have come true


I know without a doubt


When I look at you




***




When I trust in you


If you can trust in me


Maybe someday


We can all be free


***




A little piece of you


A little piece of me


A little piece I've Got


It's what you gave to me




***




Is what you gave to me









Bottle Living





author: Dave Gahan, Knox Chandler




He's like a king without a crown


He wears it like a clown


Watch him disappear


I wish he would come down


So call before you drown


I won' t always be around




***




Living for the bottle


He's living for the bottle




***




He's a ship without a sail


He's not listening when you speak


Living for the bottle


He'll be sitting there all week


So call before you drown


I won't always be around




***




Living for the bottle


He's living for the bottle


Yeah




***




There's no light on in his eyes


How heavy are the lies


Just jump right out his skin


He'll take you for a ride




***




Living for the bottle


He's living for the bottle





***




So call before you drown


I won't always be around


A dog without a bite


Still looking for a fight


All in black


He won't be home tonight


Yeah




***




There's no light on in his eyes


How heavy are the lies


Just jump right out his skin


He'll take you for a ride




***




Living for the bottle


He's living for the bottle


I won't always be around


So call before you drown








Black and Blue Again





author: Knox Chandler, Dave Gahan




I'm back in the room with the two-way door


I don't know where it is sure been there before


The thoughts in my head I just can't describe


They're too insane all outside




***




All my apologies have been used up


All my words are not enough


I'm asking you on my knees


To look inside me I'm black and blue again


I'm black and blue again




***




Do you remember we were such good friends


Now we're back in the ring fighting again


The taste that's in my mouth you see


It's not very nice screaming at you


There's tears in your eyes




***




All my apologies have been used up


All my words are not enough


I'm asking you on my knees


To look inside me I'm black and blue again


I'm black and blue again




***




I'm not very nice


You said I'm not very nice


I'm not very nice


You said I'm not very nice


I'm not very nice


You see I'm not very nice




***




All my apologies have been used up


All my words are not enough


I'm asking you on my knees


To look inside me I'm black and blue again


I'm black and blue again


Black and blue again


Black and blue again


I'm not very nice


You know I'm not very nice


You said I'm not very nice









Stay





author: Dave Gahan, Knox Chandler




She's softly breathing next to me


A shining angel sent to me


From where she came it's hard to say


Tiny star she guides my way




***




When we were lovers


We both discovered


Stay, you can leave tomorrow


Stay wait until tomorrow




***




Please stay




***




Living here in shades of grey


Colour she light a reason to stay


From where she came it's hard to stay


Tiny star she guides my way




***




When we were lovers


We both discovered


Stay, you can leave tomorrow


Stay wait until tomorrow




***




Please stay


Please stay


Please stay


Please stay









I Need You





author: Knox Chandler, Dave Gahan




I need you


I need you


I need you


I need you




***




I'm asking my friend I need you again


Can you do something for me


Time it just passed and we had some laughs


Maybe it's just about greed




***




You'll always need me much more


Than I need you


You'll always need me much more


I need you




***




I'll ask you again but I don't think you've changed


You never did nothing for me


I wonder sometimes if you're looking down


On everything that you see




***




With all of your gold stories all told


Some things just aren't meant to be


You live in the past shadows don't last


This time it's all about me




***




You'll always need me much more than I need you


You'll always need me much more


You'll always need me much more than I need you


You'll always need me much more


I need you


You'll always need me much more than I need you


I need you


You'll always need me much more


I need you




***




I need you









Bitter Apple





author: Dave Gahan, Knox Chandler




Days long gone and lost hot nights


No crowded streets to walk tonight


Still the stars shine so bright


Don't need a coat, I'll be alright




***




Then you walked into my life


A halo bright with dark brown eyes


Just standing in her light


Remembered love again at night




***




Bitter apple, take a bite


(It's kind of wonderful)



Fallen star, you're mine tonight


(Strange but beautiful)



Bitter apple, take my life


(It's kind of wonderful)



If I close my eyes, you're mine tonight


Tonight




***




We laughed so hard it caused some pain


Two strangers standing in the rain


We smoked our cigarettes


(It's kind of wonderful)



Exchanging our regrets


(Strange but beautiful)




***




Bitter apple, take a bite


(It's kind of wonderful)



Fallen star, you're mine tonight


(Strange but beautiful)



Bitter apple, take my life


(It's kind of wonderful)



If I close my eyes, you're mine tonight


(Strange but beautiful)



Tonight




***




If I close my eyes, you're mine tonight


Tonight


If I close my eyes









Hidden Houses





author: Knox Chandler, Dave Gahan




Behind the door a secret place


A hidden house you see


A place where you imagine


Just how life could be


In your head you've made your bed


You sleep alone you see


The person in the mirror can't be me




***




And that's alright, you say that's life


It's alright, you saved my life


Hold my hand, close your eyes, understand




***




Inside each man a frightened lamb


Who hides beneath the sheets


Waiting for a chance to just be free


Behind the masks try to last


Another day or week


A perfect life laid in front of me




***




And that's alright, you say that's life


It's alright, you saved my life


Hold my hand, close your eyes, understand




***




Come with me, let's walk


Close your eyes, let's talk




***




My love


My love


My love









Goodbye





author: Dave Gahan, Knox Chandler




It isn't very hard to see from where I stand


There's no one to blame


I opened up my eyes to see a world


With so much pleasure not pain


As she looked into my eyes


I knew I might not see her again


We're changing and it's hard for me


To stay the same




***




She, answers all the questions


Things I find so very hard to say


Аs I closed my eyes


I heard her whisper Goodbye


All these questions that I'm asking


Feel very foolish anyway (Goodbye)



As I turned the corner I heard her whisper again




***




(Goodbye) Is what she said


(Goodbye) It's what she said


(Goodbye) It's what she said


It's what she said




***




I loved her from the first time we kissed


She taste so great


She lit another candle and slowly


Fell into the flame




***




She, answers all the questions


Things I find so very hard to say


Аs I closed my eyes


I heard her whisper Goodbye


All these questions that I'm asking


Feel very foolish anyway (Goodbye)



As I turned the corner I heard her whisper again




***




(Goodbye) Is what she said


(Goodbye) It's what she said


(Goodbye) It's what she said


It's what she said


Goodbye


Goodbye











B-sides





Dave Gahan





Stand Up





single: "Dirty Sticky Floors" / author: Knox Chandler, Dave Gahan




You give me untold riches


To which I hatched a plan


I drink myself to death


Just because I can




***




Gave me many choices


I didn't understand


Crawled across the floor


I knew I couldn't stand




***




Can't lie to myself this way


I have to stand up and walk away


I can't lie to myself this way


I have to stand up and walk away




***




Stand up


Stand up


Stand up


Stand up and walk


Away




***




Hard to watch you suffer


So hard to feel the pain


But you're wrapped so tight in your one block world


Too scared to make the change




***




Ask yourself this question


While you're playing with your gun


Is your finger shaking on the trigger


Are you really having fun




***




I can't lie to myself this way


I have to stand up and walk away


I can't lie to myself this way


I have to stand up and walk away




***




Stand up


Stand up


Stand up


Stand up and walk


Away




***




Stop talking


Try listening


To what I'm trying to say




***




If you're walking


You're breathing


Maybe you can make a change




***




You give me untold riches


To which I hatched a plan


I drink myself to death


Just because I can




***




Now I'm judge and jury


Are you having so much fun


Sitting up there on your throne


I've only just begun




***




I can't lie to myself this way


I have to stand up and walk away


I can't lie to myself today


I have to stand up and walk away




***




Stand up


Stand up


Stand up


Stand up and walk


Away









Maybe





single: "Dirty Sticky Floors" / author: Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin




Running around a gigantic tree


Round and round


I can't shake free


Maybe




***




Looking behind you're much closer to me


The man I fear


He lives inside of me


Maybe




***




I know I can swim


But what if I drown


I know I can't win


When you're not around




***




Maybe


Thought you left me when I put her down


I know I can swim


But what if I drown


Maybe




***




Standing in the middle of a crowded room


Feels like hell


Take me home soon




***




Maybe




***




I know I can swim


But what if I drown


I know I can't win


If you're not around




***




Maybe









Dave Gahan





Closer





single: "I Need You" / author: Dave Gahan, Knox Chandler




The ocean is creeping in


Closer each day with every sin


Now when did our life begin?



The ocean keeps rolling in




***




The night is oh so dark


And that dog will howl and bark


And your face is oh so stark


The ocean is creeping in




***




The ocean is creeping in


Closer each day with every sin


My heart is caving in


The ocean keeps rolling in


The ocean keeps rolling in




***




Now another long year has passed


And I don't know how long we'll last


I can hear your distant laughs


And the ocean keeps rolling in




***




And the sun seems oh so clear


I can hear its hiss and sneer


My stomach it starts to burn


Oh God let's hope we learn




***




The ocean is creeping in


With every and every sin


My hearts still caving in


The ocean keeps rolling in


The ocean keeps rolling in




***




Stay with me, it's hard to breathe


Lay with me, please don't leave now


Close your eyes, don't miss a beat now




***




The ocean keeps rolling in


The ocean keeps rolling in


The ocean keeps rolling in


The ocean keeps rolling in





***




The ocean is creeping in


Closer each day with every sin


Now when did our life begin?



The ocean keeps rolling in




***




The night is oh so dark


And that dog will howl and bark


And your face is oh so stark


The ocean is creeping in




***




The ocean is creeping in


Closer each day with every sin


My heart is caving in


The ocean keeps rolling in


The ocean keeps rolling in




***




Now another long year has passed


And I don't know how long we'll last


I can hear your distant laughs


And the ocean keeps rolling in




***




And the sun seems oh so clear


I can hear its hiss and sneer


My stomach it starts to burn


Oh God let's hope we learn




***




The ocean is creeping in


With every and every sin


My hearts still caving in


The ocean keeps rolling in


The ocean keeps rolling in




***




Stay with me, it's hard to breathe


Lay with me, please don't leave now


Close your eyes, don't miss a beat now




***




The ocean keeps rolling in


The ocean keeps rolling in


The ocean keeps rolling in


The ocean keeps rolling in









Breathe





single: "I Need You" / author: Knox Chandler, Dave Gahan




A sudden calm inside of me


Now everything is better


Together in a safe warm place


I remember when I met you


I took your hand


You guided me


Even felt much clever


Bought your love


Soft and white


Just a soft pink letter




***




Breathe for me


Breathe for me


Breathe for me


We can be together


If you breathe for me




***




All the trees have lost their leaves


It's hard to lift my eyes


HavenOt seen the sun for weeks now


Is it day or night




***




Can't remember where I met you


Don't know if I'm here


Think I need a little help to


Take away my fear




***




Breathe for me


Breathe for me


Breathe for me


We can be together


If you breathe for me




***




Breathe for me


Breathe for me


Breathe for me


Put your hands in my hands


You can bleed for me




***




Could you breathe for me?









2003





Dave Gahan


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