DAVE GAHAN DISCOGRAPHY




Dave Gahan 'Imposter' 2021



Song Lyrics by Album





Dave Gahan









ALBUM:  

Imposter



01 •  

The Dark End of the Street


02 •  

Strange Religion


03 •  

Lilac Wine


04 •  

I Held My Baby Last Night


05 •  

A Man Needs a Maid


06 •  

Metal Heart


07 •  

Shut Me Down


08 •  

Where My Love Lies Asleep


09 •  

Smile


10 •  

The Desperate Kingdom of Love


11 •  

Not Dark Yet


12 •  

Always On My Mind









The Dark End of the Street





performer: James Carr author: Chips Moman, Dan Penn




At the dark end of the street


That's where we always meet


Hiding in shadows where we don't belong


Living in darkness to hide our wrong




***




You and me


At the dark end


Of the street


You and me




***




I know time is gonna take it's toll


We have to pat for the love that we stole


It's a sin and we know it's wrong


Oh, but our love keeps coming on strong




***




Steal away


To the dark end


Of the street




***




They're gonna to find us


They're gonna to find us


They're gonna to find us lord, someday




***




You and me


At the dark end


Of the street


You and me




***




And when the daylight hours roll round


And by chance we're both downtown


If we should meet just walk on by


Oh, darling, please don't cry




***




Tonight, we'll meet


At the dark end


Of the street








Strange Religion





performer: Mark Lanegan - ex Screaming Trees author: Mark Lanegan




Can you stay here next to me?


We'll just keep drivin'


Because of you I see a light


The Buick's a Century, a '73 like you


Some strange religion


I get my hands on some money momma, and a shot in the night


Stared down the past and just scarred my eyes


Now I know there's no easy ride


She's been the kind who would take it in stride


Some jack of diamonds kicked her heart around


Did they know they were walking on holy ground?


Almost called it a day so many times


Didn't know what it felt like to be alive


'Til you been a friend to me, like nobody else could be


Keep my hands on the wheel now momma


Gonna honestly try


She looked past the scars and the burned out eyes


You could see I'm no easy ride


She's just the kind who might get you to buy


Some strange religion


This jack of diamonds kicked her heart around


Shoulda known they were walking on holy ground


This life might eventually just be the end of me, will I still be with you


Get in next to me, just keep driving


Cause of you I been alive


And this Buick's a Century, '73 like you


Some strange religion


The Buick's a Century, '73 like you


Some strange religion








Lilac Wine





performer: James Shelton, Jeff Buckley author: James Shelton




I lost myself on a cool damp night


Gave myself in that misty light


Was hypnotized by a strange delight


Under a lilac tree




***




I made wine from the lilac tree


Put my heart in it's recipe


It makes me see what I want to see


And be what I want to be




***




When I think more than I want to think


Do things I never should do


I drink much more that I ought to drink


Because it brings me back you




***




Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love


Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, like my love




***




Listen to me... I cannot see clearly


Isn't that she coming to me nearly here




***




Lilac wine is sweet and heady where's my love


Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, where's my love




***




Listen to me, why is everything so hazy


Isn't that she, or am I just going crazy, dear




***




Lilac wine, I feel unready for my love








I Held My Baby Last Night





performer: Elmore James author: Elmore James




I held my baby last, until everything was allright


I held my baby last, until everything was allright


She woke up early in the morning, baby,


All she gonna do was fuss and fight


She said baby, baby, baby, baby please come back to me


Yes, now baby please come back to me


You know I love you baby,


Now it's past ten in the morning, babe


And everyting is goin' on wrong


Yes, you know everything is goin' on wrong


You know I been with you so long baby, ah,


But now you thinkin' to drive me away from home








A Man Needs a Maid





performer: Neil Young author: Neil Young




My life is changin' in so many ways


I don't know who to trust anymore


There's a shadow runnin' through my days


Like a beggar goin' from door to door




***




I was thinking that maybe I'd get a maid


Find a place nearby for her to stay


Just someone to keep my house clean


Fix my meals and go away




***




A maid, a man needs a maid


A maid




***




It's hard to make that change


When life and love turns strange and cold


To give a love, you gotta live a love


To live a love, you gotta be part of'


When will I see you again?




***




A while ago somewhere, I don't know when


I was watchin' a movie with a friend


I fell in love with the actress


She was playin' a part that I could understand




***




A maid, a man needs a maid


A maid, a man needs a maid




***




When will I see you again?








Metal Heart





performer: Cat Power author: Cat Power, Marshall




Losing the star without a sky


Losing the reasons, reasons why


You're losing the calling that you've been faking


And I'm not kidding




***




It's damned if you don't and it's damned if you do


Be true, 'cause they'll lock you up in a sad, sad zoo


Oh, hidy-hidy-hiding, whatcha trying to prove?


By hidy-hidy-hiding


You're not worth a thing




***




Sew your fortunes on a string


And hold them up to light


Blue smoke will take a very violent flight


And you will be changed and everything


And you will be in a very sad, sad zoo




***




I once was lost, but now I'm found


Was blind, but now I see you


How selfish of you


To believe in the meaning of all the bad dreaming




***




Metal heart, you're not hiding


Metal heart, you're not worth a thing




***




Metal heart, you're not hiding


Metal heart, you're not worth a thing








Shut Me Down





performer: Cat Power author: Cat Power, Marshall




Well, so long, baby


I’ve had enough


I can’t ignore it


I miss you so much




***




I miss you so much


I miss you so much


I’m standing in a suit


As ragged as my nerves


And I agree what I’ve become


Is surely worth the hatred


That you spat on me


The stars above me


The night so deep


That I could trip or drown


And still I see that you would dearly love


To shut me down


Well, so long, soldier


We’re deep in dutch


I can’t ignore it


I miss you so much




***




I miss you so much


I miss you so much


I’m standing in a suit


As ragged as my nerves


And I agree what I’ve become


Is surely worth the hatred


That you spat on me


The sky above me


The night so deep


That I could trip and drown


And still I see that you would dearly love


To shut me down


I miss you so much


I miss you so much


I miss you so much








Where My Love Lies Asleep





performer: Gene Clark author: Gene Clark




Where my love lies asleep


There's no chains to her spirit


As she enters the doorway


Of dreams drifting free


Lightning's flash, rivers roar


Round the island she's sleeping


And the echoes soul


That speaks where she's sleeping


Where my love lies asleep


There's no past nor tomorrow


Only treasures to keep


There's no fears there to borrow




***




Through the hallways of wonder


Down the steps of the deep


And the secrets that drum


Where my love lies asleep


Past the suns in the morning


Past the stars in their sleep


And the worlds that are near


Where my love lies asleep









Smile





performer: Charlie Chaplin author: John Turner, Jerry Parsons




Smile though your heart is aching,


Smile even though it's breaking,


When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by.


If you smile through your pain and sorrow,


Smile and maybe tomorrow


You'll see the sun come shining through for you.




***




Light up your face with gladness,


Hide every trace of sadness,


Although a tear may be ever so near.


That's the time you must keep on trying


Smile, what's the use of crying?


You'll find that life is still worthwhile if you just smile.








The Desperate Kingdom of Love





performer: PJ Harvey author: Polly Jean Harvey




Oh love, you were a sickly child


And how the wind knocked you down


Put on your spurs, swagger around


In the desperate kingdom of love




***




Holy water cannot help you now


Your mysterious eyes cannot help you


Selling your reason will not bring you through


The desperate kingdom of love




***




There's another who looks from behind your eyes


I learn from you how to hide


From the desperate kingdom of love




***




At the end of this burning world


You'll stand proud, face upheld


And I'll follow you, into Heaven or Hell


And I'll become, as a girl


In the desperate kingdom of love








Not Dark Yet





performer: Bob Dylan author: Bob Dylan




Shadows are fallin' and I've been here all day


It's too hot to sleep and time is runnin' away


Feel like my soul has turned into steel


I've still got the scars that the sun didn't heal


There's not even room enough to be anywhere


It's not dark yet but it's gettin' there




***




Well, my sense of humanity has gone down the drain


Behind every beautiful thing there's been some kind of pain


She wrote me a letter and she wrote it so kind


She put down in writin' what was in her mind


I just don't see why I should even care


It's not dark yet but it's gettin' there




***




Well, I've been to London and I been to gay Paris


I've followed the river and I got to the sea


I've been down on the bottom of the world full of lies


I ain't lookin' for nothin' in anyone's eyes


Sometimes my burden is more than I can bear


It's not dark yet but it's gettin' there




***




I was born here and I'll die here against my will


I know it looks like I'm movin' but I'm standin' still


Every nerve in my body is so naked and numb


I can't even remember what it was I came here to get away from


Don't even hear the murmur of a prayer


It's not dark yet but it's gettin' there








Always On My Mind





performer: Elvis Presley author: Johnny Christopher, Mark James, Wayne Carson




Maybe I didn't treat you


Quite as good as I should have


Maybe I didn't love you


Quite as often as I could have


Little things I should have said and done


I just never took the time


You were always on my mind


You were always on my mind




***




Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn't died


Give me, give me one more chance


To keep you satisfied, satisfied




***




Maybe I didn't hold you


All those lonely, lonely times


And I guess I never told you


I'm so happy that you're mine


If I make you feel second best


Girl, I'm sorry I was blind


You were always on my mind


You were always on my mind




***




Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn't died


Give me, give me one more chance


To keep you satisfied, satisfied




***




Little things I should have said and done


I just never took the time


You were always on my mind


You are always on my mind




Dave Gahan


2021





Dave Gahan


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