Songs in the Key of X

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Musiche da e ispirate da The X-Files
Data di pubblicazione: 26 Marzo 1996
Edito da: WEA/Warner Bros.
Produttori: David Was, Chris Carter

01. Nick Cave & The Dirty Three - Time Jesum Transeuntum et Non Riverentum
02. Mark Snow - X-Files Theme
03. Soul Coughing - Unmarked Helicopters
04. Sheryl Crow - On The Outside
05. Foo Fighters - Down In The Park
06. William S. Burroughs & R. E. M. - Star Me Kitten
07. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
08. Filter - Thanks Bro
09. Frank Black - Man Of Steel
10. Meat Puppet - Unexplained
11. Danzig - Deep
12. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Frenzy
13. Elvis Costello & Brian Eno - My Dark Life
14. Teotihuacan Rob Zombie & Alice Cooper - Hands Of Death (Burn Baby Burn)
15. P. M. Dawn - If You Never Say Goodbye (P. M. Dawn / Chris Carter)
16. P. M. Dawn - X-Files Theme (P. M. Dawn Remix)


Time Jesum Transeuntum et Non Riverentum

We were called to the forest,
and we went down.
A wind wind blew warm and eloquent,
We were searching for the secrets of the universe,
we rounded up demons and forced them
to tell us what it all meant.
We tied them to trees,
and broke them down, one by one.
On a scrap of paper they wrote these words:
(And as we read them, the sun broke,
through the trees.)
"Dread the passage of Jesus, for he will not return."
Then we headed back to our world,
and left the forest behind,
our hearts singing with all the knowledge of love.
But somewhere, somehow, we lost the message,
along the way,
and when we got home, we bought ourselves a house.
And we bought a car that we did not use,
And we bought a cage,and two singing birds.
And at night we'd sit and listen to the canary song.
For we'd both run right out of words.
Now the stars they are all angled wrong,
and the sun and the moon refuse to burn.
But I remember a message,
in a demon's hand,
"Dread the passage of Jesus, for he does not return."
...he does not return
...he does not return



Unmarked Helicopters

Whose song is that remembered?
At random, surpenting
Throught fatty coils, emerging
Some other thought it's thinking
This light stands above the
Houses on the ground
This illumination
Visited upon the whole land
Unmarked helicopters
Hovering
The lord is coming soon
Here comes the super copter
Here comes the noise it makes
The demon was an idea
The demon is awake
Scratch mark traced across the
Surface of your mind
This hour, now upon us
The hour, now arrived
Unmarked helicopters
Hovering
The lord is coming soon
Unmarked helicopters
Hovering
They said it was a weather balloon
But i know the truth
I know the whole shebang
I know the names of men they had to hang
I let her out the trunk
Heard what she said at them
They've come to drag us through the double M
It goes black black black black and blacker...
Unmarked helicopters
Hovering
The lord is coming soon
Unmarked helicopters
Hovering
They said it was a weather balloon
It was a weather balloon...



On The Outside

I stood close enough to hear you say
"Do as the beautiful ones do"
Tore out my picture from its frame
I just wanted to be one of you
Standin' on the outside, lookin'
Funny how you see the truth
But the feeling does come back to you
She's crazy as anyone can be
That's what they say, what they say of me
Wanting love can make one do
It isn't my fault, heredity
Standin' on the outside, lookin'
State of grace, state of sin
Standin' on the outside, lookin'
I cannot feel a single thing
But the feeling does come back again
This morning feels like yesterday
And yesterday follows me around
Where do you go when no one cares?
Six feet under, underground
Standin' on the outside, lookin'
State of grace, state of sin
Standin' on the outside, lookin'
I cannot feel a single thing
But the feeling will come back again



Down In The Park

Down in the park where the machmen meet the machines and play kill-by-numbers
Down in the park with a friend called Five
I was in a car crash or was it the war, but I've never been quite the same
Little white lies like "I was there"
Come to Tom-Tom's, a place to eat, like it was built in one day
You can watch the humans trying to run
Oh, look, there's a rape machine, I'd go outside if he'd look the other way
You wouldn't believe the things they do
Down in the park where the chant is "Death, death, death" till the sun cries morning
Down in the park with friends of mine
We are not lovers
We are not romantics
We are here to serve you
A different face, but the words never change



Star Me Kitten

Keys cut, three for the price of one
Nothing's free but guaranteed for a lifetime's use
I've changed the locks
And you can't have one
You, you know the other two
The brakes have worn so thin that you could hear,
I hear them screeching through the door from our driveway
Hey love, look into your glovebox heart
What is there for me inside? This love is tired
I've changed the locks. Have I misplaced you?
Have we lost our minds?
Will this never end?
It could depend on your take
You, me, we used to be on fire
If keys are all that stand between,
Can I throw in the ring?
No gasoline
Just fuck me kitten
You are wild and I'm in your possesion
Nothing's free so, fuck me kitten
I'm in your possesion
So, fuck me kitten



Red Right Hand

Take a little walk to the edge of town
Go across the tracks
Where the viaduct looms,
like a bird of doom
As it shifts and cracks
Where secrets lie in the border fires,
in the humming wires
Hey man, you know
you're never coming back
Past the square, past the bridge,
past the mills, past the stacks
On a gathering storm comes
a tall handsome man
In a dusty black coat with
a red right hand
He'll wrap you in his arms,
tell you that you've been a good boy
He'll rekindle all the dreams
it took you a lifetime to destroy
He'll reach deep into the hole,
heal your shrinking soul
But there won't be a single thing
That you can do.
He's a god, he's a man,
he's a ghost, he's a guru
They're whispering his name
through this disappearing land
But hidden in his coat
is a red right hand
You ain't got no money?
He'll get you some
You ain't got no car?
He'll get you one
You ain't have no self-respect,
you feel like an insect
Well don't you worry buddy,
cause here he comes
Through the ghettos and the barrio
and the bowery and the slum
A shadow is cast wherever he stands
Stacks of green paper in his
red right hand
(Organ solo)
You'll see him in your nightmares,
you'll see him in your dreams
He'll appear out of nowhere but
he ain't what he seems
You'll see him in your head,
on the TV screen
And hey buddy, I'm warning
you to turn it off
He's a ghost, he's a god,
he's a man, he's a guru
You're one microscopic cog
in his catastrophic plan
Designed and directed by
his red right hand
(Organ solo)



Thanks Bro

You're taking the chance now, I took mine
You've got something to think about, I don't have the time
You left me hanging there, out on the line
You've got all those other things, I've just got this one thing
Thanks a lot
Way to go, bro
But now that I've said this, which I'll probably regret
Now that I've blown this in your face, do I have a case?
You left me out nowhere, I'm out of time
You've got all those other things, I've just got this one thing
Thanks a lot
Way to go, bro



Man Of Steel

Under the stars each night,
I wonder do stairs go there?
I'm lonely driving behind the wheel,
Can't get no where.
I can't seem to get it right.
I'm only just a man of steel.
...Is there a place?
And under the stars tonight,
I wonder if someone cares.
I'm lonely, that's the way I feel
Can't feel no stairs.
I've gotten a real ad-heist
I'm only just a man of steel.
...There is a place.



Unexplained

They are not stars,
burning in the sky at night.
No, no they're candles,
in astro-flight.
They are not men,
walking on the streets below,
what are they really,
no body knows.
They are not stars,
We are not human.
I don't know
the reason why.
A firefly is not a candle,
not a flower in my eye.
And so, a rose is not a rose,
by any, any other name.
Things remain...
Unexplained.
I am a tree,
dancing on the ocean floor.
The air is water,
On desert shores.
There is a face,
Hanging on the salty moon.
Trees singing,
this silent tune.
They are not stars,
We are not human.
I don't know
the reason why.
A firefly is not a candle,
not a flower in my eye.
And so, a rose is not a rose,
by any, any other name.
Things remain...
Unexplained.
They are not stars,
We are not human.
I don't know
the reason why.
A firefly is not a candle,
But a flower in my eye.
And so, a rose is not a rose,
by any, any other name.
Things remain. . .
Unexplained.
They are not stars,
We are not human.
I don't know
the reason why.
A firefly is not a candle,
not a flower in my eye.
And so, a rose is not a rose,
by any, any other name.
Things remain...
Unexplained.



Deep

Into your soul
down you must go
hope is not my name
free your soul
here among the lies
you realize
pain is not the same
free your soul
I'm 'on take
sex from love
I'm 'on take
human bone
I'm 'on break
you alone
free your soul
deep
in your eyes
down
you will slide
there
it resides
in your soul
deep
down you go
then
you will know
love is not my name
damn your soul
I'm 'on take
sex from love
I'm 'on take
human bone
I'm 'on break
you alone
free your soul
I'm 'on take
sex from love
I'm 'on take
human bone
I'm 'on break
you alone
free your soul



Frenzy

Frenzy!!!
Dig this crazy mood I'm in,
listen to my heart as it starts to spin.
Whish, when you kiss me, and do it again,
I'm in a Frenzy!!!
Watch my eyes, when you light them up,
Bling!
Listen to me whine, like a harpsichord.
When you touch me I warm right up,
I'm in a Frenzy!!!
Frenzy!!!
This love gushes from my heart,
like a water from a spout.
You build a flame, from a tiny spark.
You can really knock me out.
Yeah!
Ease my mind with your real cool lines,
daddy, fill my soul with love divine.
When you say your mine, all mine,
I'm in a Frenzy!!!
This love gushes from my heart,
like a water from a spout.
You build a flame, from a tiny spark.
You can really knock me out.
Yeah!
Ease my mind with your real cool lines,
daddy, fill my soul with love divine.
When you say your mine, all mine,
I'm in a Frenzy!!!
Frenzy!!!



My Dark Life

She says nobody wants to believe,
you're the same as everyone.
What makes me unique?
My Dark Life.
There was a kink in the world,
sent that statue tumbling,
an invitation east.
So we could watch it all crumbling.
She came on, like a light,
and so softly she spoke.
"You don't, you don't know about,
my dark life".
And you think, you're a guest,
you're a tourist at best.
Peering into the corners of
My dark life.
Now that you tear your dreams,
from consulted ballerinas.
She'll stand on tiptoe for you,
in her gray and tattered tutu.
She stays where she is,
'cause of voyeurs like these,
with an accusative look that says,
"My dark life".
Robber men await you there,
each beguiling alley,
To shake you and to pierce you,
and remind you of,
my dark life.
Into the pie easily,
in their preening finery,
and bang the tambourine.
They're dining on rice paper scenery.
See how the villain attracts,
envious glances from everyone.
She's waitressing by day.
It doesn't bring in much money now.
And the strong concealed arms,
set off bells and alarms,
in the strangest of locations of
my dark life.
But the fantasy slipped,
as he tipped her in cigarettes.
She tries to smile very graciously,
when she wants to kill him.
Now the victory is sweet,
you get down on your knees.
It's the perfect position for
Kissing west and other.
So they came from ugly Texas,
and from nameless Tennessee.
From peculiar Missouri,
and from places closer to me.
All the green of hauntless sinners,
chig the carnival is over.
The remnants of an army bands played
America, the beautiful.



Hands Of Death

Sadistic wicked one (Sadistic wicked one)
Still the mortal sting (Still the mortal sting)
I am the only one (I am the only one)
A dark and dreary thing (A dark and dreary thing)
And the blood washes
Across the crucified
Yeah, so few are chosen
And they do not die
I am the whore of fire (I am the whore of fire)
I see through sulfur eyes (I see through sulfur eyes)
I'm burning in denial (I'm burning in denial)
I chill myself alive (I chill myself alive)
And the blood washes
Across the crucified
Yeah, so few are chosen
And they do not die
In the hands of death (burn baby burn)
In the hands of death (burn baby burn)
In the hands of death (burn baby burn)
In the hands of death (burn baby burn)
{dialogue and screams} ... DEAD !!!
I creep and crawl inside (I creep and crawl inside)
Into the heart of cold (Into the heart of cold)
So dead and paralyzed (So dead and paralyzed)
A virgin of the soul (A virgin of the soul)
And the blood washes
Across the crucified
Yeah, so few are chosen
And they do not die
In the hands of death (burn baby burn)
In the hands of death (burn baby burn)
In the hands of death (burn baby burn)
In the hands of death (burn baby burn)




If You Never Say Goodbye

Legs of a guy,
Head of a man,
Eyes on the camera,
Shaking everyone's head.
Vultures circle.
And smack their lips,
The sky goes black,
As the lightening rips.
The stars are new,
Moon without pity,
As waves of blood,
Roll over the city.
It's not a rehearsal,
Or special effects.
It's the end of a story,
Itís what happens next.
If I say, if I say,
Itís coming in a circuit.
If I say, and I say,
In the blink of an eye.
And I say, if I say,
If I'm lying in a window.
And I say it's OK,
If you never say goodbye.
Son of a child,
Song of a beast,
As it slouches and slithers,
Itís way from the feast.
I dreamt a dream,
But what can it mean.
Angels and more,
Devoured the queen.
All you people danced,
And tore at their clothes.
The sky was afire,
And the oceans froze.
It wasn't a fable,
It wasn't a hoax.
The seventeen devils,
Just speaking of jokes.
If I say, if I say,
Itís coming in a circuit.
If I say, and I say,
In the blink of an eye.
And I say, if I say,
If I'm lying in a window.
And I say it's OK,
If you never say goodbye.
I saw a chapel,
Lain of God.
The lightening was so blue,
And the air was so cold
Sound of home,
On a microphone.
As the last kept rhythm
Of chicken bone.
People went,
And swallowed their dreams,
Into like soldiers,
Theyíre parting as fools.
It isn't incentive,
Itís not a reward.
It's a black parachute,
With a noose for a cord.
If I say, if I say,
Itís coming in a circuit.
If I say, and I say,
In the blink of an eye.
And I say, if I say,
If I'm lying in a window.
And I say it's OK,
If you never say goodbye.
And I say it's OK,
If you never say goodbye.
And I say itís OK,
If you never say goodbye.
And I say itís OK,
If you never say goodbye.
And I say itís OK,
If you never say goodbyeÖ