1. TRACKLISTING
    Click title for lyrics
  2. White Lines
  3. I Wanna Take You Higher
  4. Perfect Day
  5. Watching the Detectives
  6. Lay Lady Lay
  7. 911 Is a Joke
  8. Success
  9. Crystal Ship
  10. Ball of Confusion
  11. Thank You
  12. Drive By
  13. I Wanna Take You Higher Again

Release Date:

April 4, 1995

Record Label:

Parlophone Records

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Tracklisting

  1. Click title for lyrics
  2. White Lines
  3. I Wanna Take You Higher
  4. Perfect Day
  5. Watching the Detectives
  6. Lay Lady Lay
  7. 911 Is a Joke
  8. Success
  9. Crystal Ship
  10. Ball of Confusion
  11. Thank You
  12. Drive By
  13. I Wanna Take You Higher Again

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  • White Lines

    White! Ooh-white! White! Ooh-white!
    White! Ooh-white! White! Ooh-white!
    (White Lines)
    Vision dreams of passion
    (Going through my mind)
    And all the while I think of you
    (Pipeline)
    A very strange reaction
    (Yours to unwind)
    The more I see, the more I do

    Something of a phenomenon,
    Telling your body to come along
    Cause White Lines blow away
    Blow! Rock! Blow!

    Ticket to ride a white-line highway
    tell all your friends they can go my way
    Pay your toll, sell your soul
    pound for pound it costs more than gold
    The longer you stay, the more you pay
    my white lines go a long way
    Either up your nose or through your vein
    with nothing to gain except killing your brain

    Freeze! (say rock, come on y'all)
    Rock (say freeze, come on!)
    Freeze! (say rock, come on y'all)
    Rock (say freeze, come on!)
    Freeze! (say rock, come on y'all)
    Rock (say freeze, come on!)
    Freeze! (say rock, come on y'all)
    Rock (say freeze, come on!)
    Aaaaah...
    Higher baby, get higher baby, get higher baby
    and don't ever come down... Free base!

    Pipeline (pure as the driven snow)
    connected to my mind
    (and now I'm having fun, baby!)
    Highrise (it's getting kind of low)
    'cause it makes you feel so nice
    (I need some one on one, baby!)

    Tell me it'll blow your mind away (baby)
    going to your little hideaway
    'Cause white lines (what do white lines do?)
    blow away
    Blow! - Rock! - Blow!

    A million magic crystals painted pure and white
    A multi-million dollars almost overnight
    Twice as sweet as sugar, twice as bitter as salt
    And if you get hooked baby,
    it's nobody else's fault - so don't do it!

    Freeze! (say rock, come on y'all)
    Rock (say freeze, come on!)
    Freeze! (say rock, come on y'all)
    Rock (say freeze, come on!)
    Freeze! (say rock, come on y'all)
    Rock (say freeze, come on!)
    Freeze! (say rock, come on y'all)
    Rock (say freeze, come on!)
    Aaaaah...
    Higher baby, get higher baby, get higher baby
    and don't ever come down... Free base!

    (Don't you get too high)
    Don't you get too high, baby
    (It turns you on)
    You really turn me on and on
    (Can't you ever come down)
    My temperature is rising
    ('Til the thrill is gone)
    No, I don't want you to go

    A street kid gets arrested, gonna do some time
    He got out three years from now
    just to commit more crime

    A businessman is caught with twenty four kilos
    He's out on bail, and out of jail,
    and that's the way it goes!

    Cane! Sugar! Cane! Sugar! Cane!

    Athletes reject it - governors correct it
    Gangsters, punks, and smugglers are
    thoroughly respected
    The money gets divided - the women get excited
    Now I'm broke and it's no joke
    it's hard as hell to fight it - don't buy it!

    Freeze! (say rock, come on y'all)
    Rock (say freeze, come on!)
    Freeze! (say rock, come on y'all)
    Rock (say freeze, come on!)
    Freeze! - Rock (say freeze, come on!)
    Freeze! (say rock, come on y'all)
    Rock (say freeze, come on!)
    Freeze! (say rock, come on y'all)
    Rock (say freeze, come on!)
    Freeze! (say rock, come on y'all)
    Rock (put 'em up, put 'em up, put 'em up!)
    Aaaaah...

  • Beat is getting stronger,
    feel it getting stronger
    Sound is getting longer, too
    Music is a thought to me

    I want to, I want to
    I wanna take you higher (take you higher)
    I wanna take you higher (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby, light my fire (light my fire)
    I wanna take you higher (take you higher) Whoo!

    Beat is nitty gritty, feel it nitty gritty
    Sound is in your city, too
    Music's been a thought to me

    Don't you, don't you, don't, don't
    Don't you wanna get higher (take you higher)
    Don't you wanna get higher (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby, light my fire (light my fire)
    I wanna take you higher (take you higher)

    Boom shaka-laka-laka!
    Boom shaka-laka-laka!
    Boom shaka-laka-laka!

    Beat is nitty gritty...
    I 'm gonna take you high...
    Beat is there, I'm with you
    Beating there to lose you
    Sound is there to help you groove
    Music's been a thought to me
    Everybody take your places

    I'm gonna take you higher (take you higher)
    I wanna take you higher (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby, light my fire (light my fire)
    I wanna take you higher (take you higher)
    Higher, higher, higher, mmm...
    I wanna take you (take you higher)
    I wanna take you higher (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby, light my fire (light my fire)
    I'm gonna take you higher (take you higher)
    Don't you wanna get higher (take you higher)
    (Take you higher)
    I'm gonna take you high (higher)
    I'm gonna take you high (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby - baby, baby, baby (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby, light my fire (take you higher)
    Higher (take you higher)
    (Take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby - baby, baby, baby (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby, light my fire (take you higher)
    Higher (take you higher)
    (Take you higher)
    I'm gonna take you (take you higher)
    I'm gonna take you (take you higher)
    I'm gonna take, gonna take, gonna take you higher
    (light my fire)
    I wanna take you, I wanna take you higher
    (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby, light my (take you higher)

  • Just a Perfect Day
    Drank Sangria in the Park
    And Later, when it gets dark
    We go Home

    Just A Perfect Day
    Feed Animals in the Zoo
    And Later, a movie too
    And then Home

    It's Such a Perfect Day
    I'm Glad I spent it with you
    Such a Perfect Day
    You Just keep me hanging on
    You Just keep me hanging on

    Just a Perfect Day
    Problems all Left Alone
    Weekenders on our own
    Such Fun

    Just a Perfect Day
    You made me forget myself
    I thought I was someone else
    Someone new

    It's Such a Perfect Day
    I'm Glad I spent it with you
    Such a Perfect Day
    You Just keep me hanging on
    You Just keep me hanging on

    You're gonna reap just what you sow.

  • Nice girls not one with a defect
    Cellophane shrink-wrapped so correct
    Red dogs under illegal legs
    She looks so good that he gets down and begs
    She is watching the detectives, oh he's so cute
    She is watching the detectives
    When they shoot shoot shoot shoot.
    They beat him up until the teardrops start.
    But he can't be wounded cos he's got no heart

    Long shot of that jumping sign
    Visible shivers running down my spine
    Cut the baby taking off her clothes
    Close-up of the sign that says "we never close"
    You snatch a tune, you match a cigarrette.
    She pulls the eyes out with a face like a magnet
    I don't know how much more of this I can take
    She filing her finger nails
    while they're dragging the lake
    She is watching the detectives oh he's so cute
    She is watching the detectives
    Oh they shoot shoot shoot shoot
    They beat him up until the teardrops start
    But he can't be wounded
    cos he's got no heart

    Now you think you're alone until you realize
    you're in it
    Now fear is here to stay love is here for a visit.
    They call it instant justice when it's past
    the legal limit.
    Someone's scratching at the window. I wonder
    who is it?
    The detectives come to check if you belong to
    the parents
    Who are ready to hear the worst about their
    daughter's disappearance.
    Though it nearly took a miracle to get you to stay
    It only took my little fingers to blow you away

    Just like watching the detectives. Don't get cute
    It's just like watching the detectives.
    I get so angry when the tear-drops start
    but he can't be wounded cause he's got no heart.
    Watching the detectives.
    It's just like watching the detectives.
    Watching the detectives. Watching the detectives.

  • Lay lady lay
    lay across my big brass bed
    Lay lady lay
    lay across my big brass bed

    Whatever colors you have in your mind
    I show them to you and you see them shine

    Lay lady lay
    lay across my big brass bed
    Stay lady stay
    stay with your man a while
    Until the break of day
    let me see you make him smile

    His clothes are dirty but his, his hands are clean
    And you are the best thing that he's ever seen

    Stay lady stay
    stay with your man a while

    Why wait any longer for the world to begin
    you can have your cake and eat it, too
    Why wait any longer for the one you love
    when he's standing in front of you

    Lay lady lay
    lay across my big brass bed
    Stay lady stay
    stay while the night is still ahead

    I long to see you in the morning light
    I long to reach for you in the night

    Stay lady stay
    stay while the night is still ahead

  • Now I dialed nine one one a long time ago
    Don't you see how late they're reactin'
    They only come and they come when they wanna
    So get the morgue truck and bag the goner
    They don't care 'cause they get paid anyway
    They treat you like an ace that can't be betrayed
    I know you stumble with no use people
    If your life is on the line then you're dead today

    Late comings with the late comin' stretcher
    That's a body bag in disguise
    y'all I'll betcha
    I call 'em body snatchers
    quick they come to fetch you
    with an autopsy ambulance
    just to dissect ya

    They are the kings 'cos they swing amputation
    Lose your arms your legs to them it's compilation
    I can prove it to you watch the rotation
    It all adds up to a funky situation

    So get up get get get down
    911 is a joke in yo town
    Get up get get get down
    Late 911 wears the late crown

    911 is a joke (Repeat)

    Everyday they don't never come correct
    You can ask my man right here
    with the broken neck
    He's a witness to the job never bein' done
    He would've been in full effect 911
    They the token to your life when it's croakin'
    They need to be in a pawn shop on a
    911 is a joke we don't want 'em
    I call a cab 'cause a cab will come quicker
    The doctors huddle up and call a flea flicker
    The reason that I say that 'cause they
    Flick you off like fleas
    They be laughin' at ya
    while you're crawlin' on our knees
    And to the strength so go the length
    Thinkin' you are first when you really are tenth
    You better wake up and smell the real flavor
    Cause 911 is a fake life saver

    Repeat

    Ow, ow 911 is a joke

  • Here comes success
    Over my hill
    Here comes success
    Here comes my car
    Here comes my Chinese rug
    Here comes success
    Yeow!

    In the last ditch
    I'll think of you
    In the last ditch
    I will be true
    Sweetheart, I'm telling you
    Here comes the zoo

    Here comes success
    Hoo-ray success

    Oh oh success
    Hoo-rah success
    Oh Oh Sucess
    I can't help myself

    I just gotta gotta gotta...
    I can't stand it!
    I need success

    Ah, Ah, Ah

    Here comes my face
    It's plain bizzare
    Here comes my face
    Out of the crowd
    Sweetheart I'm telling you
    Here comes the zoo

    oh oh oh

    Baby lets blast off
    We blast of for success
    I'm gonna crash my car
    I'm gonna wear a dress
    Oh you slay me baby
    Were gonna do the twist
    Were gonna hop like a frog
    Cause we love success

    da, da, da, da, da, (repeat)

  • Before you slip into unconsciousness
    I'd like to have another kiss
    Another flashing chance at bliss
    Another kiss, another kiss

    The days are bright and filled with pain
    Enclose me in your gentle rain
    The time you ran was too insane
    We'll meet again, we'll meet again

    So tell me where your freedom lies
    The streets are fields that never die
    Deliver me from reasons why
    You'd rather cry, I'd rather fly

    The crystal ship is being filled
    A thousand girls, a thousand thrills
    A million ways to spend your time
    When we get back, I'll drop a line

  • People moving out
    People moving in
    Why?
    Because of the color of their skin
    Run, Run, Run but you sure can't hide

    An eye for an eye
    A tooth for a tooth
    Vote for me, I'll set you free
    Rap on brother, rap on

    Well the only person talking about love
    thy brother is a preacher
    See, No body is interested in learning
    but the teacher

    Segregation
    Domination
    Demonstration
    Integration
    Aggrivation
    Humiliation
    Obligation to the nation

    Ball of Confusion, Ball of Confusion
    That's what your world today
    Ball of Confusion, Ball of Confusion
    That's what your world today

    is like an all time high
    City's aflame in the summer time, and
    Oh, The beat goes on

    Evolution, Revolution, Evolution....
    Gun Control, the sound of soul
    Politicians, can you fucking believe them?

    And the band played on
    And the band played on

    Round and around and around we go
    Where ever we're standing no body knows

    Take a look around
    Can't you hear me talking to you?
    Just a

    Ball of Confusion, Ball of Confusion
    That's what your world today
    Ball of Confusion, Ball of Confusion
    That's what your world today

    See it in the air
    Tension everywhere
    Unemployment rising fast
    Killers gangs watch your ass

    Gun control, the sound of soul

    Segregation
    Domination
    Demonstration
    Integration
    Aggrivation
    Humiliation
    Obligation to the nation

    Ball of Confusion, Ball of Confusion
    That's what your world today

    That's what your world today
    Ball of Confusion, Ball of Confusion.... repeat

  • If the sun refused to shine,
    I would still be lovin' you.
    When mountains crumble to the sea,
    There will still be you and me.

    Kind woman, I give you my all,
    Kind woman, nothing more.
    Little drops of rain whisper of the pain,
    Tears of loves lost in the days gone by.

    My love is strong
    With you there is no wrong,
    Together we shall go until we die.
    My, my, my,
    Inspiration is what you are to me,
    Inspiration, look see.

    And so today, my world it smiles,
    Your hand in mine, we walk the miles,
    Thanks to you it will be done,
    For you to me are the only one.
    Happiness, no more be sad,
    Happiness....I'm glad.

  • It was the hottest day in July
    And all along Santa Monica Blvd
    cars were stood still
    And a gleaming metal tube
    Would stretch all the way from Highland
    Back to La Brea.
    And she met under Los Angeles sunshine

    Young man was sitting at the wheel
    On his way to make a pickup
    Turned off the air-con
    Rolled down the window
    And began to sweat

    Out over the Hollywood hills
    He saw the clouds building
    Like great dark towers of rain
    Ready to come tumbling down
    Any day now
    Not a day too soon

    (any day now)

    And as the music drifted in
    From other cars
    His eyes started to slip
    This is the story of his dream

    Silver...

    (Sing Blue Silver, Sing Sing Blue Silver)

    This is the story of his dream...

  • Beat is getting stronger,
    feel it getting stronger
    Sound is getting longer, too
    Music is a thought to me

    I want to, I want to
    I wanna take you higher (take you higher)
    I wanna take you higher (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby, light my fire (light my fire)
    I wanna take you higher (take you higher) Whoo!

    Beat is nitty gritty, feel it nitty gritty
    Sound is in your city, too
    Music's been a thought to me

    Don't you, don't you, don't, don't
    Don't you wanna get higher (take you higher)
    Don't you wanna get higher (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby, light my fire (light my fire)
    I wanna take you higher (take you higher)

    Boom shaka-laka-laka!
    Boom shaka-laka-laka!
    Boom shaka-laka-laka!

    Beat is nitty gritty...
    I 'm gonna take you high...
    Beat is there, I'm with you
    Beating there to lose you
    Sound is there to help you groove
    Music's been a thought to me
    Everybody take your places

    I'm gonna take you higher (take you higher)
    I wanna take you higher (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby, light my fire (light my fire)
    I wanna take you higher (take you higher)
    Higher, higher, higher, mmm...
    I wanna take you (take you higher)
    I wanna take you higher (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby, light my fire (light my fire)
    I'm gonna take you higher (take you higher)
    Don't you wanna get higher (take you higher)
    (Take you higher)
    I'm gonna take you high (higher)
    I'm gonna take you high (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby - baby, baby, baby (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby, light my fire (take you higher)
    Higher (take you higher)
    (Take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby - baby, baby, baby (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby, light my fire (take you higher)
    Higher (take you higher)
    (Take you higher)
    I'm gonna take you (take you higher)
    I'm gonna take you (take you higher)
    I'm gonna take, gonna take, gonna take you higher
    (light my fire)
    I wanna take you, I wanna take you higher
    (take you higher)
    Baby, baby, baby, light my (take you higher)

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