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The Wedding Present - Seamonsters

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Seamonsters

May 1991 - UK LP (RCA PL75012)
May 1991 - UK MC (RCA PK75012)
May 1991 - UK CD (RCA PD75012)

1 Dalliance (4.24)
2 Dare (3.43)
3 Suck (3.57)
4 Blonde (5.06)
5 Rotterdam (3.14)
6 Lovenest (5.11)
7 Corduroy (3.29)
8 Carolyn (3.36)
9 Heather (3.31)
10 Octopussy (6.17)
Total Time: 42.46

'Corduroy' is a new version.

Sleeve

Dalliance You've told him lies now for so long
Yet still he's ready to forgive
He's got you back and that's all he wants
It's a lot more than I'm left with

You don't care now that you're gone
But you know how much I miss you?
It's not fair after all you've done
That I'm so...
I still want to kiss you

And throwing presents straight away
Because you could never take them home
Always scared what he might say
But always leaving me alone

You don't care now that you're gone
But you know how much I miss you?
It's not fair after all you've done
That I'm so...
I still want to kiss you

You told him what he wants to hear
And so you got another chance
But I was yours for seven years
Is that what you call a dalliance?!

You don't care now that you're gone
But you know how much I miss you?
It's not fair after all you've done
That I'm so...
I still want to kiss you

Dare And there's one more thing just
Come inside, no I'm all alone
Danny isn't here today
She said she had to get away
It's on your right, just by the telephone
She promised that she'd try and ring
So far I haven't heard a thing
I'm glad you came round though
There's something I must know

You shook your head and you walked away
I think you'd maybe had a row
I know you wouldn't leave him now
But the things you said as you turned my way
The look that came into your eyes
It kind of took me by surprise
And you can't have not known
I'd be here on my own

Stay all night, I dare you
Look who is going to know?
I can't believe you want to go!
Yes alright I scare you
But you're just as bad as me
And I know where I'd rather be

Are you calling John? Well tell him anything!
Look how we tremble when we kiss
One day soon we'll laugh at this!
But just tonight, we've got everything
Stop listening for the door
I told you where she went before
Nothing can go wrong
If you're not here too long

Just stay all night, I dare you
Look who is going to know?
I can't believe you want to go!
Yes alright I scare you
But you're just as bad as me
I know where I'd rather be

Suck We've talked so long, suddenly it's Tuesday
We still don't know
If what we want is wrong--I just love hearing you say
"Oh please don't go"
Darling can't you keep your head next to my head
Oh just stay here
Because I can't fall asleep even in my own bed
Until you're near
No, you'll go away, of course that's not what I want
Oh I've missed you
That's what I thought you'd say but you must know that I can't
Resist you

You suck it all right out of me
You suck it all right out of me

I didn't have to search for you, I knew where you'd be hiding
You astound me
There's nothing I won't do to feel your body sliding
All around me
No, no, no, don't stop, I think I must be dreaming
I'll just hold you
I'm just about to drop, you thrill me with your screaming
I adore you

You suck it all right out of me
You suck it all right out of me
You suck it all right out of me
You suck it all

Blonde I'm just some name your book
That's why you gave up writing weeks ago
You won't be getting in touch
Oh do you ever?

And I meant every word that I said
Oh did I try too hard oh, I don't know
You made sure it wouldn't happen again
Oh you're clever!

Yes I was that naive
Yes I was that naive
You've heard this all before
You've heard this all before

I'm just some name your book
That's why you gave up writing weeks ago
You won't be getting in touch
Oh do you ever?

Yes I was that naive
Yes I was that naive
You've heard this all before
You've heard this all before

I still can't believe
That's all you took me for
I still can't believe
That's all you took me for

Rotterdam I thought you'd come round
And I know how this will sound
I said so much yesterday that I shouldn't have

So what did I do
After I talked to you?
I should have gone home straightaway but I couldn't have

Oh I stayed with you and my heart began to sink
I wanted you but not the way you think

So what did I say
Didn't mean it anyway
And I don't want anything that I should do

I know you're sad
Believe me, I'm feeling bad
If I could change everything then I would do

Oh I stayed with you and my heart began to sink
Oh I wanted you but not the way you think

Lovenest I heard another voice this morning on the 'phone
But just the other day I thought you said you slept alone
And yes I knew that laughter, okay, now I see
You wouldn't even know him if it hadn't been for me!
Sometimes in the fading light

I can't help thinking back to, well, the way we were
And then I start feeling guilty lying next to her
I know, and it cant be right

Pretending that its you. You still wont go away
Pretending that its you. You still wont go away

If you write again perhaps you shouldn't send it here
It's just that I don't really want your letters to appear
Oh no, I just think she might

Forget I ever said that I'm just being scared
I told her all about you and I don't think she even cared
I know but its not alright

Pretending that its you. You still wont go away
Pretending that its you. You still wont go away

And does the thought of leaving him bring you to tears?
I bet you never felt the same about me all those years?
Well you know, just what it's like

Pretending that its you. You still wont go away
Pretending that its you. You still wont go away

Corduroy And now I've kissed you, I'll show you how I've missed you
Before you even say a word, I already heard
No, someone told me, but don't speak now just hold me
You wandered up a cul-de-sac, and now you've come back

So did you leave him? I'm sure you didn't deceive him
Just the same you're here today, wanting to stay
Have I upset you? Well I tried hard to forget you
Now you say "Look, I came, let's try again..."

I'll make you laugh, when you see this photograph
It's not from that day, I threw all those away
Its just some boy, probably dressed in corduroy
He grew up fast, but you've not changed at all

How can I trust you? No, I'm not trying to rush you
But I was here when you ran; I don't think I can
I won't desert her and I'm not about to hurt her
I worshipped you once before, and you slammed the door

I'll make you laugh, when you see this photograph
It's not from that day, I threw all those away
Its just some boy, probably dressed in corduroy
He grew up fast, but you've not changed at all

Carolyn Just before you go today
There's something that I've got to say
Well you asked me what was wrong
And I didn't want to tell you

You believed me when I said I tried
But oh, Carolyn, I lied
And it's gone on far too long
And I never tried to help you

But don't wait up for me
Just don't wait up for me

It isn't quite the way you think
How low do you suppose I'd sink?
We cant bear to be apart
Oh I'm sorry that I said that

But come on now let's not pretend
We both knew we were near the end
I don't want to break your heart
But we just cant turn the clock back

But don't wait up for me
Just don't wait up for me
No more

Heather I tried to call. You'd just gone out
We've got to talk. You going to be about?
Oh you don't have to tell me where you've been
It's bad enough I know you were with him

What makes you want to take him there?
What makes you think I wouldn't care?
And did you walk from the town into the heather
To where we used to lie down when we were together

No, I walked by, I sort of knew
I don't know why, maybe I'll ask you!
You don't have to tell me lies today
I saw him sat there waiting anyway

But what makes you want to take him there?
What makes you think I wouldn't care?
And did you walk from the town into the heather
To where we used to lie down when we were together

And I know I said I wouldn't be the one
But an empty bed, your clothes all gone
I didn't know how much I'd miss you until now
I didn't know how much you mean to me somehow

What makes you want to take him there?
What makes you think I wouldn't care?
And did you walk from the town into the heather
To where we used to lie down when we were together

Octopussy Some bits of snow still hanging in the air, but that's outside
Take off your clothes and lie down over there, oh that's just right
I sat by this window and just watched for you. No you weren't late
There was a thousand things I had to do, they can all wait

You don't take away my hand, like you ought to
You've become my family
I don't want to understand why I need you
You've just become my family

I lay down there and watch you getting dressed. It's still so clear
You laughed and pulled your knees up to your chest if I came near
God knows I've always had to fear the worst, but not that time
You brought me home and then you kissed me first, and you were all mine

You don't take away my hand, like you ought to
You've become my family
I don't want to understand why I need you
You've just become my family

You don't take away my hand, like you ought to
You've become my family
I don't want to understand why I need you
You've just become my family

We don't have to do anything
We don't have to do anything except watch the leaves
Turning in the wind
Say what you want to say
We don't have to go anywhere
We don't have to go anywhere let's just sit and talk
About the usual things
I couldn't move anyway!

 

©2005 Chester Severien (Chester@Severien.nl)