Basement Noise lyrics

Sator - Basement Noise

  1. So Dressed Up
  2. Angelina and Sister Ray
  3. Escape from Pigvalley Beach
  4. The Ghost of My Control
  5. Goodbye Joey
  6. This Ain't the Way Home
  7. Water on a Drowning Man
  8. At the End of Time
  9. You Ain't Nothing to Me
  10. You're out of My Hands
  11. Things You Don't
  12. No!
  13. You Walk Alone

All titles written by Kiesbye/Norberg except "At the End of Time" written by Kiesbye/ Norberg/Solén

So Dressed Up
(Kiesbye/Norberg)

You think you're so cool and you think you're so great
It's time for someone to set the record straight
You act like number one and you think you're a star
But all you've ever done is serve drinks in a bar
So why do you talk like that about me

It's written on the wall for all to see
That you learned about life reading magazines
You think you own the world and you act like a king
But you've never been anywhere or done anything
So why do you talk like that about me
You're so dressed up but you've got nowhere to go
You're so dressed up but you've got nowhere to go
Yeah you're so dressed up but you've got nowhere to go tonight

Well there's a sucker born every single minute
And when it comes to you then I'm the first to admit it
You've got the fiction but I've got the facts
And everybody knows you ain't got no respect
So why do you talk like that about me
Yeah, You're so dressed up but you've got nowhere to go
You're so dressed up but you've got nowhere to go
You're so dressed up but you've got nowhere to go tonight

You say that I'm a loser well what about you
You've been flipping burgers since the day you left school
So why do you talk like that about me
Yeah, You're so dressed up but you've got nowhere to go
You're so dressed up but you've got nowhere to go
You're so dressed up but you've got nowhere to go tonight
You're just so dressed up but you've got nowhere to go
You're so dressed up but you've got nowhere to go
You're so dressed up but you've got nowhere to go tonight

Angelina and Sister Ray
(Kiesbye/Norberg)

Angelina come on
It's not Babylon
You have already won
Don't waste your time on...

Angelina my friend
Eating fire again
They'll never understand
How you move so easily
And as far as the eyes can see

Like Virgin Mary with a social disease
Out of the woodwork and into the trees
She can walk in a straight line but she doesn't even wanna try

Angelina be fine
So much sweeter than wine
Pick the songs you like
It's alright, you will find the...

Angelina be gone
You're better off alone
The sunflowers are gone
Now it's down to the rules of the road
You'll be fine, oh so fine now go, go

Like Virgin Mary and the sacred police
Out of the woodwork and into the trees
She can walk in a straight line but she doesn't even wanna try

Queen of the future with the key to the past
She's got those moments of paradise
She can fly like a bird but you know she doesn't even wanna take off
Like sister Ray but more to the point
Before you catch her eye she's out of the joint
She can walk in a straight line but she doesn't even wanna try
Goodbye

Escape from Pigvalley Beach
(Kiesbye/Norberg)

Well I went for the sun I was looking for some fun okay
I had some money in my pocket and I sure was willing to pay
Every night was a thrill
I had so much mind to kill
But now I never wanna hear about Pigvalley Beach again

Now I'm hanging ëround the station with my bottled motivation all night
Somehow I get this funny feeling that nothing's gonna be alright
The last days I've spent
In a small room with no rent
And I never wanna hear about Pigvalley Beach again

I just keep on running there will be no second coming for me
Well I'm down to drinking doubles trying to keep away my troubles you see
My so-called friends are gone
So how I can go on
And I never wanna hear about Pigvalley Beach again

I've got no money in my pocket and there's nothing on the radio anymore
I'm just a shadow of a shade and I've got nowhere to go oh no
I'm stuck here on the beach
My salvation is out of reach
And I never wanna hear about Pigvalley Beach again
I never wanna hear about Pigvalley Beach again
No I never wanna hear about Pigvalley Beach again

The Ghost of My Control
(Kiesbye/Norberg)

There's nothing you can do about the way I spend my mind
There's nothing you can say about what I kept or left behind
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright
No I don't need your helping hand no I don't care what you say
I will do the things I do yeah I will find my way
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright

Who's that calling out for me now
What's that banging on my door
Well I think it's all too clear now
It's the ghost of my control

I've been moving forward so I've lost my best defense
Instead of going slowly I've been doing my American dance
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright
Running for a chance to meet myself but I'm way ahead of me
So any means to any end and please get me there for free
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright

Who's that calling out for me now
What's that banging on my door
Well I think it's all too clear now
It's the ghost of my control

You're calling me a liar well I'm not the only one
You're doing this for something well I'm doing this for fun
But there was nothing I could run from 'cause there's nothing there at all
I just arrived at nowhere still waiting for that call
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright

Who's that calling out for me now
What's that banging on my door
Well I think it's all too clear now
It's the ghost of my control
Who's that calling out for me now
What's that banging on my door
Well I think it's all too clear now
It's the ghost of my control

Goodbye Joey
(Kiesbye/Norberg)

Joey's gone away
He didn't have time to stay
You know he won't return
He's heading for another world
It's time to say goodbye
Baby now don't you cry
He's gone to a distant shore
Never to come back no more

So goodbye
Bye Joey
Goodbye
Let me tell you now
Bye
Bye bye Joey
Goodbye

Open up your eyes
Take a look at the sky
The stars are shining bright
There's a new one shining tonight

So goodbye
Bye Joey
Goodbye
Let me tell you now
Bye
Bye bye Joey
Goodbye

So goodbye
Bye Joey
Goodbye
Let me tell you now
Bye
Bye bye Joey
Goodbye
Bye
Bye bye Johnny
Goodbye
Bye
Bye Dee Dee
Goodbye

This Ain't the Way Home
(Kiesbye/Norberg)

It took some time but now I'm sure this ain't the way home
I've never been down here before this ain't the way home
On the darkest roads I've ever seen this ain't the way home
Where things are nothing like they seem this ain't the way home
This ain't the way home

Distracted by the mystery this ain't the way home
Crushed by curiosity this ain't the way home
There were too many cracks in my defense this ain't the way home
And I somehow lost my common sense this ain't the way home
This ain't the way home

I don't know what I'm looking for
And now I'm on my own
I won the battle but I lost the war and this ain't the way home
This ain't the way home
This ain't the way home

I might have failed but at least I tried this ain't the way home
I kept my blue eyes open wide this ain't the way home
Well I guess somehow I should have known this ain't the way home
At times like these you're on your own this ain't the way home
This ain't the way home
This ain't the way home

I don't know what I'm looking for
And now I'm on my own
I won the battle but I lost the war and this ain't the way home
This ain't the way home
This ain't the way home

This ain't the way home
This ain't the way home
This ain't the way home
This ain't the way home

Water on a Drowning Man
(Kiesbye/Norberg)

You try so hard to save my sanity
You crawl you lie for the sake of vanity
It's not the last time and you know it's not the first
But everything you do will only make it worse

No I don't need help from you
I can destroy myself
I don't need help from you
I think you know too well
You're only pouring water on a drowning man

You say I'm lost without your helping hand
No way it's sad you just don't understand
I'll give you nothing and want nothing in return
I'll make my own mistakes and that's the way I learn

So I don't need help from you
I can destroy myself
I don't need help from you
I think you know too well
You're only pouring water on a drowning man

Well I'm gonna do it on my own
And that's the way it's got to be oh yeah
I can't tell you who I am ëcause I am still a mystery to me

I roll the dice it's all a game to me
Don't need advice don't want security
I'm doing what I want yeah I can be the creep
I'm making promises I don't intend to keep

No I don't need help from you
I can destroy myself
I don't need help from you
I think you know too well
No I don't need help from you
I can destroy myself
I don't need help from you
I think you know too well
You're only pouring water on a drowning man

At the End of Time
(Kiesbye/Norberg/Solén)

So now we're nowhere bound
Who's gonna tell us where to go and what to do
When all the stars fall down
And they don't even grant a single wish to you
Beyond the usual pale
We're all dancing with a drunken's grace tonight
We're crossing no man's land
And everything we had means nothing to us now

We're at the end of time
The end of time
Can't you see the signs
We're at the end of time

We passed the borderline
You ran around like a chicken with no head
We left it all behind
'cause everything was done and every word was said

This is the end of time
The end of time
Don't stare your four walls down
This is the end of time
End of time

It's just a matter of who and why
And how to get there in the end

Into the great unknown
Let's jump oh the water's deep down here
Now every cover's blown
Wish it was over but we're really nowhere near

Here at the end of time
The end of time
You'll get your peace of mind
Here at the end of time
This is the end of time
This is the end of time
Your words not mine
This is the end of time
End of time
End of time
End of time
End of time

You Ain't Nothing to Me
(Kiesbye/Norberg)

You ain't nothing
You ain't nothing to me
You ain't nothing
You ain't nothing to me

You were talking on the town talking all around
Making up stories to get someone on your side
You wanted everything everything I've got
You just kept on going 'til I knew it had to stop

You ain't nothing
You ain't nothing to me
You ain't nothing
You ain't nothing to me

Somewhere down the track something had to crack
You used a lot of people but you gave them nothing back
But I'm not gonna be part of that deal
Forget about me I'm gonna tell you how I feel

You ain't nothing
You ain't nothing to me
You ain't nothing
You ain't nothing to me
You ain't nothing
You ain't nothing
You ain't nothing
You ain't nothing

You're knocking on my door asking me for more
I won't open up 'cause I don't need you anymore
You never get enough you're never satisfied
You can go away 'cause now you're gonna be denied

You ain't nothing
You ain't nothing to me
You ain't nothing
You ain't nothing to me
You ain't nothing
You ain't nothing
You ain't nothing
You ain't nothing

You ain't nothing to me
You ain't nothing to me
You ain't nothing to me
You ain't nothing to me
You ain't nothing nothing nothing to me
You ain't nothing nothing nothing to me
You ain't nothing nothing nothing to me
You ain't nothing nothing nothing to me
You ain't nothing

You're out of My Hands
(Kiesbye/Norberg)

Another trick another turn
Somehow it looked like I'd never learn
You set me up you let me down
I won't join you when you crash and burn
Oh I've tried so hard
But you want more than I could ever give
It's your choice not mine
I can't make you change the way you live

No I can't take that load off you
Not until you want me to
Finally I understand
You're totally out of my hands

Another act another scheme
You know the lines 'cause you wrote the scene
I recognize your routine
Same old maybes and might have beens
You've got some nerve
I gave you more than you deserve
Well I'm out and I'm done
The spell is broken and your grip is gone

I said I can't take that load off you
Not until you want me to
Finally I understand
You're totally out of my hands

You need me
More than I need you
I'm not your savior anymore
No I can't be
The one to pull you through
And I can't hold the wolves outside your door
No!

No I can't take that load off you
Not until you want me to
Finally I understand
You're totally out of my hands
No I can't take that load off you
Not until you ask me to
Finally I understand
You're totally out of my hands
You're totally out of my hands
So totally out of my hands

Things You Don't
(Kiesbye/Norberg)

Come on ask me anything at all
I'm always here to take your call
You don't need to know me
I'm at your service any time
I take your dreams and make them mine
You can see what I see

I am whatever you want
I'll do the things you don't
I'll say the things you can't
I'll go ahead when you turn back

I'll bear your cross I'll bear your crown
I'll wind you up or turn you down
I'll take your expenses
I won't stop and I won't learn
So you don't get your fingers burned
I will take your chances

I am whatever you want
I'll do the things you don't
I'll say the things you can't
I'll go ahead when you turn back

I am whatever you want
I'll do the things you don't
I'll say the things you can't
I'll go ahead when you turn back
I am whatever you want
I'll do the things you don't
I'll say the things you can't
I'll go ahead when you turn back
I'll go ahead when you turn back
I'll go ahead when you turn back

No!
(Kiesbye/Norberg)

I say no this is not for me
I'm not part of this it's a bad idea
I won't go down that road
No I won't do what I've been told
As far as I can see there's nothing there for me

I say no more
No say
No deal
No way
No

And I know what to do with this
I don't need to know what the problem is
I'm alright and I'm telling you
So you can feel the same way too
You can be as cool as me with my progressive philosophy

I say no more
No say
No deal
No way
I say no more
No say
No deal
No way
No chance
No go
No yes
No no
No

I say no this is not for me
I'm not part of this it's a bad idea
I won't go down that road
I won't do what I've been told

I say no more
No say
No deal
No way
I say no more
No say
No deal
No way
No chance
No way
No yes
No no
No no no no...

You Walk Alone
(Kiesbye/Norberg)

I'll try to tell you about a man I know without being too sincere
He's still up north where we both were born he would never set his foot down here
It was 1981 turning 82 and the snow kept coming down
We were part of the chosen few in this long forgotten town
The days were short, the nights so long and change was not too swift
He said nothing happens fast up here it's more like the continental drift
And you'd better know if you're gonna stay there are rules you must obey
'cause they will cast to the dogs what they can't understand
You know it's always been that way
That's when you know you walk alone

So we passed the street where I used to live back in 1975
Now there's a shopping mall with a roundabout on every single side
He said this town will get you if you don't get out so you'd better run like hell
Why don't you write me back when you get somewhere
And you've got something great to tell
That's when you know you walk alone
That's when you know you walk alone

Keep it down, stay in line
Always know your place boy
And don't you ever forget that you can't do that boy, oh no
That's when you know you walk alone

I could tell you about mistakes I've made but maybe I just won't
You don't regret the things you do you regret the things you don't
Well I got out just in time and I never miss that place
I've been hurt along the way but the scars ain't in my face no!
That's when you know you walk alone
That's when you know you walk alone

Keep it down, stay in line
Always know your place boy
And don't you ever forget that you can't do that boy, oh no
That's when you know you walk alone
That's when you know you walk alone
That's when you know you walk alone
That's when you know
You walk alone