The Psychedelic Furs

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Psychedelic Furs (2008)

The Psychedelic Furs are an English rock band founded in London in February 1977. Led by singer Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar, the Psychedelic Furs were one of the many acts spawned from the British post-punk scene. Their music went through several phases, from an initially austere art rock sound, to later touching on new wave and hard rock.

Song lyrics[edit]

Talk Talk Talk (1981)[edit]

All songs written by Richard Butler, John Ashton, Roger Morris, Tim Butler, Duncan Kilburn and Vince Ely.

  • Give me all your paper ma
    So I can get a train.
    They just wanna suck you in
    To being one of them.
    Tell her that I'm not in here,
    Tell her I'm a freak.
    Tell her that I fall about
    Every time I speak.
  • She lives in the place
    In the side of our lives
    Where nothing is
    Ever put straight.
    She turns herself round
    And she smiles and she says
    'This is it'
    'That's the end of the joke'
    And loses herself
    In her dreaming and sleep
    And her lovers walk
    Through in their coats.

    Pretty in pink,
    Isn't she?
    Pretty in pink,
    Isn't she?

Forever Now (1982)[edit]

All songs written by Richard Butler, John Ashton, Tim Butler and Vince Ely.

  • There's an army on the dance floor
    It's a fashion with a gun, my love
    In a room without a door
    A kiss is not enough in.

    Love my way, it's a new road,
    I follow where my mind goes.

  • So swallow all your tears, my love
    And put on your new face.
    You can never win or lose
    If you don't run the race.
    • "Love My Way"

Mirror Moves (album) (1984)[edit]

All lyrics written by Richard Butler and Tim Butler, except as noted.

  • A race is on I'm on your side
    And hearing you my engines die
    I'm in a mood for you.
    For Running away
    Stars come down in you
    And love, you can't give it away
  • There's a way to turn it off
    It gets so hard at times
    To take it serious
    It really gets to be a drag
    When all we really need is love
    Here come cowboys
    Here to save us all.
    • "Here Come Cowboys"
  • There's a hole in the sky
    Where the sun don't shine
    And a clock on the wall
    And it counts my time
    And heaven
    Is the whole of the heart
    And heaven don't tear you apart
  • At the end of the day
    It's a price that you pay
    With your pieces of love
    All your pieces of love
    • "My Time", written by John Ashton and Richard Butler

Midnight to Midnight (1987)[edit]

All tracks composed and arranged by Richard Butler, John Ashton and Tim Butler.

  • And it feels like love,
    But it don't mean a lot.
    And it feels like love,
    And it's all that we've got.

    There's a Heartbreak Beat playing all night long
    Down on my street.
    And it feels like love, got the radio on,
    And it's all that we need.

Book of Days (1989)[edit]

All lyrics written by Richard Butler.

  • Days that never come
    To shine a light on the damage done
    Somedays without a sound
    I feel the dark even closer now
    I wear it, a winter coat
    I'm far away but not far enough
    What's true is torn
    And shouted down
    • "Shine"
  • All of this I now regret
    Not a name that I might place
    Not at my parade
    Framed the faces I applaud
    All the same sad eyes
    Write the world between the lines
    • "Torch"
  • This day is not my life
    The passing time is not my life
    The thorn that's in my side
    Is all these scenes that we regret
    The wasted words we can't forget
    • "House"

World Outside (1991)[edit]

  • And with her step I move my feet.
    And with her hand I feel my skin.
    And with her need I find I'm saved.
    And with her dreams I'm laid.

    Until she comes again.
    The sun goes out and night comes in.
    The time goes 'round and day grows dim.
    Until she comes again.

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