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The Wedding Present - Bizarro

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Bizarro

Oct 1989 - UK LP (RCA PL74302)
Oct 1989 - UK MC (RCA PK74302)
Oct 1989 - UK CD (RCA PD74302)

1 Brassneck (4.50)
2 Crushed (2.44)
3 No (4.12)
4 Thanks (2.22)
5 Kennedy (4.21)
6 What Have I Said Now? (5.18)
7 Granadaland (4.49)
8 Bewitched (6.42)
9 Take Me! (9.16)
10 Be Honest (2.36)
Total Time: 47.29

'No' was originally titled 'Why Didn't You Just Say No?' and 'Take Me!' was originally titled 'Take Me, I'm Yours'.

Sleeve

Brassneck No, I sent you that letter
To ask you if the end was worth the means
Was there really no inbetween?
And I still don't feel better
I just wondered if it could be like before
And I think you just made me sure!
But then that's typically you
And I might have been a bit rude
But I wrote it in a bad mood
I'm not being funny with you
But it's hard to be engaging
When the things you love keep changing

Brassneck. Brassneck.
I just decided I don't trust you anymore
I just decided I don't trust you anymore

First time you came over
Do you remember you saying that you'd stay for good?
No I didn't think you would
Well we couldn't've been closer
But it was different then, and that's all in the past
There I've said it now at last!
You grew up quicker than me
I kept so many old things
And never quite stopped hoping
I think I know what this means
It means I've got to grow up
it means you want to throw up

Brassneck. Brassneck.
I just decided I don't trust you anymore
I just decided I don't love you anymore

I just know, you weren't listening, were you?
Oh please go, whenever you'd prefer to
I said it means a lot, when you use an old phrase
But then so what? We cant have it both ways
I know, you're not bothered, are you?
Even so, I'm not going to argue
He wont object! Keep writing to me
Just don't forget you ever knew me

Crushed Somewhere, sometime
I've got to say this somehow
Oh no, it's fine
I couldn't face it just now

Oh, please don't use that voice
I think I've made my choice
I'd change it if I could
Oh, you know I'm crushed inside
Goodness knows I've tried
I think I've had enough

Oh no, I swear,
There's no one else I promise
The 'phone? Up there
But please don't leave here like this

Oh, please don't use that voice
I think I've made my choice
I'd change it if I could
Oh, you know I'm crushed inside
Goodness knows I've tried
I think I've had enough

You're late, been where?
Worried sick about you
Alright, take care
I'm sorry that I hurt you

Oh, please don't use that voice
I think I've made my choice
I'd change it if I could
Oh, you know I'm crushed inside
Goodness knows I've tried
I think I've had enough


No Why can't you pick up the telephone?
Oh I know that you're at home
I'm really past caring how you think
I just want to know about him

And you're so right, they don't miss a thing round here
And how do you think I feel?
Oh you can try but you're not getting out that way
You're just as much to blame

And if it didn't mean a thing
And you've told him to go
And if you're as sorry as you say
Why didn't you just say no?

It's strange that this room's so different now
Oh I didn't come to row
It's just this razor, he's left it on your shelf
I'll throw it out myself

And if it didn't mean a thing
And you've told him to go
And if you're as sorry as you say
Why didn't you just say no?


Thanks I bumped into Joe on Victoria Road
And he told me something
About last weekend, he knows your new boyfriend
(He said he saw it coming)
And those letters I wrote, so now I know
What you do with them
Well of course he looked, you sliced me up
And then showed it to him

He's changed around the posters on your wall
And finished all but one glass of your wine
His head's been on the pillows that I bought
And now he's seen me say, "I love you" all those times

And the old photos in the silly clothes
There must be much more
God, the poems I sent and that massive dent
I left in your door
I don't want them back, you can burn the lot
I just feel betrayed
Well it's been this long and all the flesh has gone
But the bones remain

He's changed around the posters on your wall
And finished all but one glass of your wine
His head's been on the pillows that I bought
And now he's seen me say, "I love you" all those times

I still can't get mad at you, no matter how I try
I still can't get mad at you, no matter how I try

Kennedy Lost your love of life? Too much apple pie
Have you lost your love of life? Too much apple pie
And now Harry's walked away with Johnny's wife
You've got to pick some people up
You've got to let some people go
But if Lee's name does come up
Oh well I really want to know
Because everybody loves a T.V. show

Lost your love of life? Too much apple pie
Have you lost your love of life? Too much apple pie
And now Harry's walked away with Johnny's wife
You've got to pick some people up
You've got to let some people go
But if Lee's name does come up
Oh well I really want to know
Because everybody loves a T.V. show

Lost your love of life? Too much apple pie
Have you lost your love of life? Too much apple pie
And now Harry's walked away with Johnny's wife

What Have I Said Now? About what I said just before
You know, your clothes on the floor
I never meant to hurt you
I got carried away
I guess I've had a long day
Look, I'd sooner die than lose you
Over something like that
Oh, please, next time just shout back
And I didn't say that I hate you
I think sometimes you forget
And now look how we're upset
Let's talk about it later

Why can't I ever say what I mean?
Why can't I ever say what I mean?

Oh no I don't know her name
And no, it's not just the same
I just thought she looked quite pretty
What do you want me to do
Smile at nobody but you?
Well if you're going to be that petty
I'm not being unfair
Okay, I am, but who cares
Well, now at least we're talking
And what about all of those friends
And all those letters they send
They can't all be that boring

Why can't I ever say what I mean?
Why can't I ever say what I mean?

Of course I take it all back
I never said that
And I think you know
I said I'm sorry alright?
Look, will this carry on all night?
Because I think I'll go

I take it all back
I never said that
And I think you know
Sorry, alright?
Will this carry on all night?
I think I'll go

Granadaland Can't you come up with something better than that?
Oh I think I'd be more angry
If your answers weren't so daft!
Oh you know I could
But do you really think I would?
When you go up to Granadaland on Sundays

Sally told me that you're practically kissing his feet
Oh, but he hasn't got a car
And so your list of names brought you to me
And a friend in need
Is a pest indeed
When she uses everybody in the way that you do

You know you're breaking my heart
I can't bear the thought of us being apart
You know you're breaking my heart
I can't bear the thought of us being apart

Maybe I'll see you tomorrow if you could spare me the time
Oh no, of course I didn't mean it
I still keep hoping you'll be changing your mind
Okay your choice is clear
But, please, anywhere but here
And stop trying to tell me that you know how I feel

You know you're breaking my heart
I can't bear the thought of us being apart
You know you're breaking my heart
I can't bear the thought of us being apart

Bewitched I'm not sure and I'm not asking
But I thought I heard you say
"I just walked past him"
But why can I never do anything before you go
I don't know

And outside the streets are empty
There was no time then
And now there's plenty
Oh why do I never get a chance to say a word
When you're on your own

If there's nothing that I want more
Why do my steps get this small
When I reach your front door
And I wait outside for you to come back out
And you light goes out

You don't know me but I'm still here
And God the last time I saw you
You were, oh, this near
And there's a thousand things I wish I'd said and done
But the moment's gone

Take Me! I spent all day trying to decide
About the things that you said last night
Did they mean nothing
Or were they filled with hidden clues?
And can you really have stayed til three
Orange slices and that Fall LP
I feel so lonely when I get back from seeing you

And when someone brings up your name
I can feel myself begin to change
It's like a panic
And a rushing sound in my head
A huge weight pressing on my chest
And now I spend hours trying to look my best
But I still meet you the day before I wash my hair

Oh won't you put that down and take me, I'm yours
When will we have this chance again
Oh please just put that down and take me, I'm yours
We might never have this chance again

That must've been a knowing look
Oh when you moved to pass your friend his book
And oh that feeling
When your hand returns to mine
I think I might as well stay out here
Oh but, can you kiss me just once properly
Well of course I mean it! I think about you all the time

Oh won't you put that down and take me, I'm yours
When will we have this chance again
Oh please just put that down and take me, I'm yours
We might never have romance again

Warm hands and things you say
You get lovelier everyday
Warm hands and things you say
You get lovelier everyday

Be Honest This is all because you didn't like my mam
Well I'm afraid I cant get born again
Oh its not just me who's changed

And can you tell me what it is you think I said
Are you sure that it's not just in your head
And when was this anyway?

And if we're really really going to be honest
We might as well be brief

And by the way I got your little note
Along with a sudden dryness in my throat
When I saw that it came from you

Oh was it really too hard to tell me to my face
That you don't long for my embrace
The way you used to do?

And if we're really really going to be honest
We might as well be brief

 

©2005 Chester Severien ([email protected])