the legendary wolfgang press
and other tall stories
      1. THE DEEP BRINY
      2. TREMBLE (MY GIRL DOESN'T)
      3. HEART OF STONE
      4. RESPECT
      5. MY WAY
      6. I'M COMING HOME (MAMA)
      7. MUTED
      8. DESERVE
      9. SWEATBOX
      10. FIRE EATER
      11. ECSTASY

        1. THE DEEP BRINY

        2. TREMBLE (MY GIRL DOESN'T)

        Head in the clouds
        Head in the water

        When the waters break and the mud sucks up
        You're going to tremble
        Your origins and your last goodbyes
        You're going to tremble
        When the bowl is dry and the heat is mine
        When the dust is ours
        You're going to tremble
        With half an eye
        You're going to tremble, tremble

        It's the magic of fools that the words are no more
        Than fancy talk from shattered teeth and now
        To begin the beguine [wait]
        There goes another here, there goes another
        Don't you say, don't ever ask why to what you are
        Race along the road to rack or ruin
        Or where ever you are

        With half an eye I'll discover why nothing makes sense
        With half a lout in substance will out
        Hear me why I will not be torn from what is mine
        You're going to tremble
        It's the magic of fools in all the ways and all the ways
        Half an eye discover why that nothing makes sense
        You don't need me to see that I was never here at all
        You race along the road to wherever you go

        A lacquered head, a foreign tongue
        To help oblige this need to belong
        Fires crack crack crack
        You're going to tremble, tremble
        It's the magic of fools that the words are no more
        Than fancy talk from shattered teeth
        And now to begin the beguine
        Don't ever say, don't ever ask why to what magic is there
        All the ways in all the ways in I are apart
        Don't save one day, don't waste all day
        Don't waste all day, don't race
        Don't nail away to wherever you go

        My girl ain't anybody, my girl is somebody.


        3. HEART OF STONE

        So many times, so many times
        Complete the crime, complete the stories
        I should have known this inner feeling
        Is all about these messy people
        Grant his pardon and be forgotten
        Show the true blue and cut your arm off
        Cut your arm off

        Follow me and shed your stories
        Follow me and strike the worries
        Follow me and show the reason
        For this infernal competition
        Follow me and spread the word of
        All the people who go unheard

        So many times, so many times
        A thousand heads, they talk in rhyme
        The useless words commit more crime [more crime]
        A case of mindless intuition
        A case of finding inner vision
        I drop a bomb, you drive a car
        And when we crack, we crack so hard
        The nurses come to hear our stories
        These flowers talk, my flowers talk
        And so these people take what is mine

        You hit hard, you hit hit hard [???]

        So many times I've swallowed hole
        So many times, so many times
        You hit hard, you hit hit hard
        I hear you walk, you shimmer down
        This funny feeling is called a sound
        This is no time for heavy breathing
        You hit hard, you hit hit hard
        And so it says and so it comes
        I fumble down and crumble over
        And finger through this dreaded number
        Don't play around with shaded fevers
        My persons lost into forever
        The sound of music and lighted gardens
        A fire's burning but not in my home
        Not in my home, not in my home

        The same song, the same old song
        The same song, the same old song
        [x2]

        I'm just searching for the heart of stone


        4. RESPECT

        5. MY WAY

        My bones don't tell no lies

        Chase facts and end up in the river
        Place a face and send out for flowers
        Face facts and pretend to be harder
        Face facts and pretend to be wiser

        In my way I did it your way
        In my way I did it your way
        Now it's down into pleasure
        Down down down into reason

        In my way I did it your way
        In my way I did it your way
        No need for bad excuses
        No need for bad bad bad ways
        I've got a friend in Jesus [ha ha ha!]
        He sticks a rod up my back
        Just rattle my bones and wacth me crack

        In my way I did it your way
        In my way I did it your way
        My bones don't tell no lies
        My fingers don't go walking
        Shake my skull and you'll see why
        Cover your face and you'll see why

        In my way I did it your way
        I know never to ask for you
        Know now never to ask for you
        Never to ask for...

        In my way I did it your way
        In my way I did it your way
        I say what isn't here was never there

        Don't let the water under your toes
        Don't let the water run from your face
        Don't let the water under your skin
        Don't let the water under your skin
        It has no point here, it has no faith here
        Don't let the water under your skin
        Don't let the water under your toes
        Don't let the water under your skin


        6. I'M COMING HOME (MAMA)

        Wash the flags - I'm coming home
        I've packed my bags - I'm coming home
        Shave your head - I'm coming home
        Save a place - I'm coming home
        I'm coming home, I'm coming home mama
        Raise the dead - I'm coming home
        Hold your breath - I'm coming home
        Shave your legs - I'm coming home

        If it was left to me I would not wait
        To show off all the saints I've saved
        If it was left to me I would not shake
        This feeling that you give, that you give
        If it was left to me I would not wait
        I saved a place in there
        You won't see me hang the gate unwide
        As I have done so many times
        I simply shake I simply shake
        I shake
        Light the fires - I'm coming home
        Keep the wolf from the door - I'm coming home
        I've something here to cool me down [cool me down]
        And theres not a single sound

        You show me your face, you show me your eyes
        You give me the waves, oh you give me life
        You show me your arms, you show me your legs
        You give me the ocean, oh don't give me the rest, the rest
        Save me, save me
        Save me, save me

        You show me your arms, you show me your legs
        You give me the ocean, oh don't give me the rest, the rest
        You show me your face, you show me your eyes
        You give me the waves, oh you give me life, oh life
        Save me, save me
        Save me, save me

        Here comes the ocean
        Here comes the ocean
        Save me, save me, save me
        I'm wrapped up in hope
        I'm wrapped up inside
        You give me the waves, oh you give me life and light
        Save me, save me
        Save me, save me

        You've got the fire, yes, you've got the fire


        7. MUTED

        8. DESERVE

        Caught in the middle of forty two
        It was a fact, a number, a written word
        A piece of my mind is it half or all
        The guns shot off my head
        To give me what I deserve, what I deserve

        A scream out the terms
        These are the words of my persistence
        I swirl to see you and find I do
        The arrows burst my skin to show what is left of me
        And give me what I deserve, what I deserve

        The bed of nails cuts
        Don't leave, don't jump on me
        The bed of nails cuts
        Don't leave, don't jump on me
        The bed of nails cuts
        Cuts!

        The trains rolling down the tracks
        I'm wailing the twelve bar blues
        Keep on the right track
        Keep on the right track
        I was never the same, never the same
        Give me what I deserve, what I deserve
        To show what is left of me
        Give me what I deserve

        The bed of nails cuts
        We don't need this culture clubbing
        The bed of nails cuts
        We don't need this culture clubbing
        The bed of nails cuts cuts cuts

        A scream out the terms
        These are the words of my persistence
        I swirl to see you and find I do
        The trains rolling down the tracks
        I'm wailing the twelve bar blues
        Keep on the right track
        Keep on the right track
        I was never the same, never the same
        Give me what I deserve, what I deserve
        To show what is left of me

        The bed of nails cuts
        We don't need this culture clubbing
        The bed of nails cuts
        We don't need this culture clubbing
        The bed of nails cuts cuts cuts

        To find my own voice, to find my own voice
        In the way, in the way
        Cuts cuts cuts
        Cuts cuts cuts
        Cuts cuts cuts
        Cuts!


        9. SWEATBOX

        [Breath breath]

        I'm not going to take it lying down
        I'm not going to face my head in the ground anymore

        I said see me in the fall
        See see see see see me walk
        Here comes the strawman
        Here comes the bad man
        Here comes a good man
        Here comes a cccccc

        It's godhead godhead
        Here comes the strawman
        It's godhead, it's godhead
        I'm in a sweatbox
        Here comes the sweatbox
        I'm in a sweatbox
        I've been away
        Tell me why I feel this way
        And tell me why I have no faith

        Shove it in the ceiling
        And post when the wife's away
        Shove it in the ceiling
        And I'll send it to the wife today
        I'll send...

        I won't take it lying down
        I won't face it since you ran away away

        Sweet sweet sweet
        Shake it down to the ground
        Shake it down down down
        I am the mad man, I am the strawman
        I could be evil, I could be wild as sin
        I could be your saint
        I put a spell on you
        I put a spell on you
        Ooh I could be ah

        Yeah shake!

        Oh shake up down inside in
        I put a spell on you
        And tell me why I feel this way
        And tell me why I sing this way
        This way I put a spell on you
        I am in a sweatbox
        I put a spell on you

        Oh you strange fruit from the trees
        Strange dreams
        I am the strawman
        I am the bad man, I am the good man
        So shake, so shake shake shake...


        10. FIRE EATER

        This must be the jumping off place
        Who's out there? Who's out there?
        In the water, in the water
        in the sea, in the depths

        Who's out there?
        Fireeater, fireeater
        Light the fires, fireeater
        Cleanse the water
        Hold it down hold it down

        Take me to the water
        Push me in the water
        Cold black water
        Deep black water

        Who's out there? Who's out there?
        Light the fires, fireeater
        Burn it down, burn it down
        Into truth, into trurth

        Fireeater, fireeater
        Fireeater, fireeater
        Cleanse the water [cleanse the water]
        Who's out there?
        In the depths
        Murky water, deep black water
        Burn it down, burn it down

        Every minute it gets more hungry
        And I don't know what it is
        I don't know what it is
        I want to wail away I want to wail away
        Who's out there? Who's out there?
        Who's out there? Who's out there?

        I said maybe maybe we could be there
        Maybe maybe heaven is all thats there
        Could it be there?
        Never never never

        Look at this
        This is the way I'm stuck in this rut
        And it seems all I could have been there
        But I was here
        I asked if I could go far far far

        Who's out there?
        Maybe maybe maybe we should be there
        Maybe heaven is all thats there
        Could it be there?
        To the hole get to it
        Because all that's left is all that's here
        Washing it in the sea
        Washing it in the sea
        Maybe maybe we could be there
        Maybe heaven is all thats there
        There all this role playing is less than a joke

        I came in search of something and lost my sense of humour
        Never never never caught on the right side of the wrong side
        It isn't a fact, it isn't a fact

        Who's out there? Who's out there?
        In the water, in the sea


        11. ECSTASY

        He gave me his time in half forgotten jews
        Talk a scarecrow has a mind to jump the fence
        If he's got any sense (my legs have gone to their maker)
        If he's got any sense...

        Ecstasy

        I've got a hunch, I've got a hunch
        This is a song about ecstasy
        Sing it loud and sing it next to me
        Sing it loud and sing it clear
        Cause it is all we need to hear
        Sing a song about ecstasy

        A golden line we stand entwined
        A thorough bred beneath the bed
        A pidgeon strut in open field
        Litter bins hide a place
        A bloody disgrace, a bloody disgrace
        About ecstasy next to me

        A flowers scent I'm heaven bent
        I'm scarred for life I'm scarred for life
        In open fields, fields open in
        I stumble in to stumble out
        And this is what its all about
        A roundabout, a roundabout
        A bloody disgrace, a bloody disgrace

        Sing a song about ecstasy
        Sing it loud and sing it next to me
        Goodbye
        A scarecrow has a sense to jump the fence
        To jump the fence, to jump the fence


      The Wolfgang Press are Michael Allen, Mark Cox, Andrew Gray.
      All instruments, drums, percussion and vocals by The Wolfgang Press except:
      Elizabeth Fraser: backing vocals on 4
      Robin Guthrie: guitar on 8 - 11 - 4
      Chris Karan: percussion on 9 - 10
      Eddie 'Tan Tan' Thriller: trumpet on 11 - 4
      Martyn Young: programming on 4
      Steve Young: keyboards and arrangement on 4
      Manuela Zwingmann: drums percussion on 9 - 3 - 6

      Produced by Robin Guthrie and The Wolfgang Press.
      'Heart of stone', 'Muted' and 'Sweatbox' recorded at Palladium Studios, Edinburgh.
      Engineered by Keith Mitchell and Robin Guthrie.
      'Muted' recorded live onto Half Inch Mastertape.

      All other tall stories recorded at Blackwing Studios, London.
      Engineered by John Fryer and Robin Guthrie.

      4 - 8 - 11 from Scarecrow EP recorded July, 1984
      1 - 2 - 5 - 10 from Water EP recorded January, 1985
      3 - 6 - 7 - 9 from Sweatbox EP recorded April, 1985

      'Sweatbox' and 'Fire Eater' remixed by Martyn Young and The Wolfgang Press.
      'Sweatbox' at Blackwing (August, 1985) engineered by John Fryer and 'Fire Eater' at Rooster (August, 1985) engineered by John Madden.

      Sleeve paintings by Albert Ricci.
      Art direction and design by 23 Envelope and The Wolfgang Press.
      Photography by Jeff Veitch.


      All songs Beggars Banquet / Momentum except 'Respect' Muse Music Limited.
      (P) & (C) 1985 4AD
      CAD 514 CD

In short, CAD 514 CD contains BAD 409 (Scarecrow EP), BAD 502 (Water EP) and BAD 506 (Sweatbox EP) except that the tracks "Sweatbox" and "Fire Eater" were remixed. CAD 514 (vynil) has the same material as CAD 514 CD except that it lacks "Muted" and "The Deep Briny" and the track "Respect" is shortened.