1. TRACKLISTING
    Click title for lyrics
  2. Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)
  3. Liberty
  4. Hothead
  5. Serious
  6. All Along the Water
  7. My Antarctica
  8. First Impression
  9. Read My Lips
  10. Can You Deal with It
  11. Venice Drowning
  12. Downtown

Release Date:

August 20, 1990

Record Label:

Parlophone Records

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Tracklisting

  1. Click title for lyrics
  2. Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)
  3. Liberty
  4. Hothead
  5. Serious
  6. All Along the Water
  7. My Antarctica
  8. First Impression
  9. Read My Lips
  10. Can You Deal with It
  11. Venice Drowning
  12. Downtown

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  • Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)

    Pick it up
    this'll get you out of your head

    China's hangin' out by the railings
    of the motorshed
    she goes with a real hit biker
    he's a metalhead
    she looks me up and down
    talkin' dirty eyes
    sweet sayin' boy baby
    I could lick ya any time

    keep it up
    that's right...here we go again

    Bit later I'm gonna run
    into her round the back
    while other guys break heads
    in the Shugar Shack
    don't give me drink I don't wanna
    get too stoned
    then we're gonna see who's gonna
    take who home

    the violence of summer
    a love's taking over
    it starts with desire
    ends up under cover

    those lips will make me rise
    you may look down but don't think twice
    slow death is on the way
    so what man I still want to play....

    one, two
    this'll get you out of your mind
    this'll get you up...let's go

    maybe take a ride goin' south
    where her mother writes
    before bad news catches up
    we still got a little time
    we'll leave it all so far away
    one thing is sure we shouldn't stay
    I take it all little Chine gonna
    get the runaround a run... a runaround

    the violence of summer
    a love's taking over
    it starts with desire
    ends up under cover

    china... na china...nanana
    china... na china...nanana
    china... na china...nanana
    china... na china...nana

    the violence of summer
    a love's taking over
    it starts with desire
    ends up under cover...mmm... love's takin' over
    yes love's takin' over
    love's takin over...

  • i'll tell you something
    to let you understand the way i feel
    just what you mean to me

    thank you for fine times
    we nearly made it all the way but no
    it wasn't meant to be

    you say we feel the same
    there ain't no blame to decide
    but if a little time could change your mind
    i'll be here...

    and you can call me
    (if you want to stay with me)
    at your liberty
    you can hold me
    (if you want to be with me)
    at your liberty

    do you remember
    how lovers ripe on summer's heathen night
    would never seem to end?
    and does December (December)
    come stirring with that finger of desire (desire)
    to feel it once again?

    you worry 'bout your friends
    what if they find what's going on
    but a little time could change your mind
    i'll be here

    and you can call me
    (if you want to stay with me)
    at your liberty
    you can hold me
    (if you want to be with me)
    at your liberty

    help me out
    i live in doubt
    sort me out
    yeah....

    don't make it every night
    don't wanna be the love of your life
    so if you are inclined
    to spend a little time
    i'll be here

    and you can call me
    at your liberty
    and you can hold me
    at your liberty
    and you can call me
    at your liberty
    and you can touch me girl
    at your liberty
    ...touch me girl
    (at your liberty)
    help me out
    (at your liberty)
    ...sort me out
    (at your liberty)
    ...or you can set me free

    (if you wanna stay with me
    if you wanna be with me
    if you wanna stay with me
    if you wanna write to me)
    at your liberty

  • (We will continue...er...to...er...watch
    this situation very closely)
    here in the shadows where we stand
    watching lady, watching man
    (And it may take nature three years the experts
    say to make up for the damage done)
    greedy for pictures as they roll
    we see the planet lose control
    (The average credit card holder has
    about $750 of revolving debt)

    Hothead! evolution nonstop evolution
    Hothead!
    Hothead! evolution nonstop evolution
    Hothead! ....... Hothead
    time, time will change the picture
    (Ah it's a good sign)
    about time, time will change the picture

    Power to change the point of view
    but what is fake and what is true
    (There are charges today that a consumer product
    is torching homes and killing Americans)
    blow by blow you're telling me
    you'll change the course of history
    (Our television tends to come out of Hollywood
    action cars, crashes, chases)

    hothead! evolution nonstop evolution
    hothead!
    hothead! evolution nonstop evolution
    hothead! ....... hothead
    time, time will change the picture
    (Ah it's a good sign)
    about time, time will change the picture

    I turn you on you turn me off
    right now I'm suffering from this culture shock
    spread confusion wherever you can
    with shaking heads and shaking hands
    cue propoganda to manipulate
    where there's megabucks you protect the state
    let the body break and the body tumble
    so you build it up, then you watch it crumble

    time will change the picture
    evolution, nonstop evolution
    about time, time will change the picture
    evolution, nonstop evolution
    about time, time will change the picture
    evolution, NONSTOP!

  • oh woman you make me feel
    like I'm on fire
    oh woman you make it real
    it's the only way for me
    so if we sometimes fight
    doesn't mean we got problems
    ain't always black and white
    'n who cares anyway?

    doesn't have to be serious
    doesn't have to be serious
    serious
    doesn't have to be serious
    doesn't have to be serious

    oh baby you get so wild
    too much understanding
    oh baby you're such a child
    full up with on love and tears and cryin'
    don't worry if you're confused
    we all tend to be sometimes
    the whole world is getting used
    that's just the way it is...

    may be right, ooh it may be wrong
    doesn't have to be serious
    being hard isn't being strong
    doesn't have to be serious
    fighting for love, fighting for pain
    doesn't have to be serious
    and if you win, oh what do you gain?
    doesn't have to be serious

    ooh, doesn't have to be serious
    maybe right, oh but maybe wrong
    doesn't have to be serious
    fighting for love, fighting for pain
    doesn't have to be serious
    and if you win, oh what do you gain?
    doesn't have to be serious
    maybe right, oh but maybe wrong
    doesn't have to be serious
    being hard, isn't being strong

  • Guess you know
    where I wanna go
    got to see the water flow
    try to understand

    Got me trapped
    playing with me like a cat
    scrape your fingers down my back
    pin me to the ground

    All along the water baby
    Take me to your water babe
    All along the water babe

    I get fired
    can't you see I'm burning up
    when you come and turn it up
    higher every time

    If I stay
    oh the end is near
    come and get me out of here
    come and get me now

    All along the water baby
    Take me to your water babe
    All along the water babe

    Tell me is there any left
    I wanna drink it up
    drink it up
    baby, if there's any left
    I'll drink it up, drink it up, drink it up

    All along the water baby
    Take me to your water baby
    All along the water baby

    All along the water baby
    Take me to your water baby
    All along the water baby

    All along the water baby
    Thirsty for your water babe
    Spare me from this torture baby
    Take me to the water babe
    All along the water baby

    Sliding on your torso babe
    Take me to your water babe
    All along the water babe

  • once I thought that I was in control
    but that was just another trick of fate
    playing with my life
    there have been some times
    I was so tied up
    and I said to myself
    gotta break it all
    but didn't really try

    two hearts beating in this place you've made
    you know nothing changes my Antarctica

    you can make your rhymes
    and paint your rules
    in black and white
    for me to memorize
    but never understand
    and there will be time
    for a thousand vows
    oh a thousand promises
    we forgot
    to be realized

    two hearts beating in this place you've made
    you know nothing changes my Antarctica
    one life pumping
    we make love to make our heat
    and we throb in my Antarctica

    we'll keep the rhythm going
    and we'll remember
    we'll keep the laughter flowing
    and we'll remember
    we let the music jangle
    and we'll remember

    two hearts beating in this place you've made
    you know nothing changes my Antarctica
    one life pumping
    we make love to make our heat
    and we throb in my Antarctica
    caught and sheltered this is what you made
    you know I will stay here
    in Antarctica

    and you
    will stay here
    with me

  • (rock-n-roll star)

    he turns on the animal
    it's that time of day
    here comes little Johnny
    from the back streets of the UK
    he's got the answer
    doesn't go away
    who's gonna treat you right
    who's gonna change the world tonight...tonight

    the lasting first impression
    is what you're looking for
    I said oh, is that your first impression
    and is that good enough for you?

    Don't want illusion
    a power glory ride
    doesn't run with the neighborhood shadows
    on a death trip body slide
    he won't give up
    and he won't give in
    and he won't let up until
    he gets inside your pretty skin

    I said oh, the lasting first impression
    is what you're looking for
    I said oh, is that your first impression
    and is that good enough for you?

    he turns on the animal
    it's that time of day
    to make a little honey
    in the backstreets of the UK
    and he loves the noise
    and he loves to play
    just living here and now boys
    coz tomorrow's on the way

    I said oh, the lasting first impression
    is what you're looking for
    I said oh, is that your first impression
    and is that good enough for you?
    good enough for you
    enough for you
    and is that good enough for you?

    the possibility he sees the possibility
    to seize the opportunity he sees the possibility
    to turn on the animal

    I said oh, the lasting first impression
    is what you're looking for
    I said oh, is that your first impression
    and is that good enough for you?
    good enough for you
    enough for you
    and is that good enough for you?

  • (ROCK IT!)

    I got something
    you got nothing to lose
    I could give you
    so much more than you're used to
    move a little closer
    maybe we can slip away

    right now we could use a little privacy
    all too much attention from your friends in here
    move a little closer
    trust me
    I'm not on the make
    (That's a lie)
    if I could pull you over
    c'mon lady, what d'you say

    get a grip
    don't resist
    read my lips

    it's a trip
    ain't a risk
    read my lips

    get a grip
    don't resist
    read my--
    (lips)

    part of you wanna get lucky
    part of you wanna go trade
    part of you wanna come looking
    part of you want to stay.....

    (ROCK IT)

    get a grip
    don't resist
    read my lips

    it's a trip
    ain't a risk
    read my lips

    she's all mine...

  • There must be somebody
    who'll make love to me
    Blow the rules away
    trash these yesterdays

    Live in sympathy
    use psychology
    To find the twist in me
    Can you deal with it?

    A recent enquiry
    showed no boundary
    Love's the only way
    can you handle it?

    Can you deal with it?
    Can you deal with it?
    Can you deal with it?
    Can you deal with it?

    Can you deal with it?
    (when you ain't sorry...)
    Can you deal with it?
    (for all that you apologize)
    Working up to something
    I know you're up to something

    Can you deal with it?
    (something's got to happen)
    Can you deal with it?
    (something's got to get me up)
    Can you deal with it?
    (nothing ever happens)
    Can you deal with it?
    (nothing's ever good enough)

  • Venice breeding shy chimeras
    of sex and violence
    in the purple evening silence
    Venice dreaming of a partner
    Fills your hands with breasts of marble
    from the cradle to the table
    coax this naked treasure from
    your saviour

    come swim into my love
    come swim into my life

    divine blasphemer tempting
    holy beads of jism
    with the scarlet catechism
    her lips will answer
    (oh, her lips will answer)
    how to be ther perfect stranger
    the perfect lover wanting
    and as you'll discover...giving
    and as you'll discover...being

    come swim into my love
    come swim into my life
    enter this sublime corrosion
    Venice drowning in emotion

    the body stirs and is reanimated
    only briefly--
    but then life is very brief

    Venice drowning
    Venice drowning
    Venice drowning
    Venice drowning

  • Deliver us from evil
    we go with the flow
    but here's a little secret
    I think you ought to know
    Providers and abusers
    they know where to go
    with Sunday refugees from Sunday TV shows

    Downtown all of the way down
    Downtown all of the way downtown

    Let's sink imagination
    past your wildest wild
    (all of the way downtown)
    Go way below below below
    is it such a crime?
    The uptown can't teach you how to live
    they don't have the time
    Coz where i'm gonna take you
    is a state of mine

    Downtown all of the way down
    Downtown all of the way downtown
    Downtown all of the way down
    Downtown all of the way downtown

    you better learn to use your heart
    you got to loose your money
    you better use it all up
    coz you can't take it with you
    when you're going down...

    You'll never come home babe
    You'll never come home baby
    And you'll never be alone
    All of the way downtown
    all of the way...
    down
    down
    down
    Downtown...

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