Ziggurats

by The Beautiful Girls

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $12 AUD  or more

     

  • Buy Disc

1.
03:30
2.
3.
4.
5.
02:46
6.
7.
03:33
8.
03:01
9.
04:48
10.
03:43
11.
04:10
12.
03:23

credits

released October 2, 2007

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

The Beautiful Girls Sydney, Australia

shows

contact / help

Contact The Beautiful Girls

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Royalty
She said I know you are a private man but won't you tell me something
real
if you can?
I'm tired of feeling like my heart keeps aching.
I'm tired of feeling like my bones keep breaking.
I'm tired of feeling that wer're not quite royalty in the making.

royalty

and every lunch hour down at the factory goes on by so quick,
i don't know quite when to breathe, no.
it's air conditioned in the offices up a floor.
i bet they're all drinking wine with their caviar.
if there's a ladder we could climb to be where they are,
then we could be

royalty

but what if we could start a kingdown?
be kings and queens, have anything?
does that mean we'd become the problem?
does that mean we'd be royalty?

royalty
Track Name: Sir, Your Fashion Has The Cold Heart Of A Killer
miss you, you know, and i just want to come home.
i scream into the night, that same old fear gripping me tight. i tried calling but a man picked up the phone. he said that nobody was home and could i please leave him alone. back in this ghost town and i'm just trying to get by. trying to escape these dreams that just will not stop chasing me down. i look for you almost every night. see, since you've gone away i don't have strength in me to stay.

dear sir your fashion, it has the cold heart,
of a killer.

and all our reasons they keep going somewhere.
the devil to one side of me seems to believe in killing me.
i'd hold you but my arms have stripped bare.
let's make it through tonight and then we need to make it right. how would we both feel if one of us soon were gone? see, i'm not sure the risk is any longer really worth it. in the meantime let's just not use the phone. no more emergency calls. please, no more sirens anymore.

dear sir your fashion, it has the cold heart,
of a killer.

so we wait.
we wait.
no control.
no reason.
Track Name: I Thought About You
[Chorus]
Well i was walking back home real late,
Looked at the stars up in the sky,
Thought of the wishes i had made,
Then started thinkin about all the time we had left,
Was counting all my mistakes,
And counting all my regrets,
about you.
Thought about me,
Thought about all the things we'd ever be.
Thought about you, thought about me,
Thought about all the things we'd never be;
Thought about you;

I Thought about you.


Well i woke up in the pouring rain,
My pockets empty and a voice running 'round in my brain.
It started sounding alot like the devil himself saying
No-one gets to heaven if they dont go through hell'
And would you think about me,
Think about all the things we'd ever be?
Or tell me would you think about me,
Think about all the things we'd never be?
So tell me would you?

So tell me would you?

I thought about you; I thought about me [x3]

I thought about you;

Well i was walking back home real late,
Looked at the stars up in the sky,
Thought of the wishes i had made,
Then started thinkin about all the time we had left,
Was counting all my mistakes,(all my mistakes)
And counting all my regrets,(all my regrets)
About you.
Thought about me,
Thought about all the things we'd ever be.
Thought about you, Thought about me,
Thought about all the things we'd never be.
Thought about you;

I thought about you;
I thought about you;
I thought about you.
Track Name: Bring Me Your Cup
Did I ever say, how I feel about you
And did I ever find, that easy to do
Things that you do, don't need to be heard
You know your actions, baby
speak louder than words

(CHORUS)
I've got the bottle, bring me your cup
pop the cork and try a sup
when you're empty I'll fill you up
We'll drink it down 'till the sun comes up

I'm heading home
like a steaming train
Foot to the floor in the driving rain
My head is aching and my mouth is dry
I've got thirst that only you can satisfy

(CHORUS) x 2
I've got the bottle
Bring me your cup
Pop the cork and try a sup
When you're empty I'll fill you up
We'll drink it down 'till the sun comes up

I'm heading home
like a steaming train
Foot to the floor in the driving rain
My head is aching and my mouth is dry
I've got thirst that only you can satisfy

(CHORUS) x 4
I've got the bottle
Bring me your cup
Pop the cork and try a sup
When you're empty I'll fill you up
We'll drink it down 'till the sun comes up

Become my love my baby, I don’t mean no nor maybe
you know you drive me crazy, Sexy lady!
Because I want you honey
Making your love not money
You make my days so sunny
My sweet honey
I want to kiss you baby
Me want to squeeze you honey
Me want caress you darling
You're my lady, Me want to please you honey
Don't try to tease me baby
Me want your loving honey
Want my loving
Climb up on top my lady
Please don't stop my baby
I'm like a rock my darling, One and only
I brought the meat now baby
I know you got the gravy
I know your love will save me
My sweet lady

Become my love my baby, I don’t mean no nor maybe
Because I want you honey
Making your love not money
I want to kiss you darling
Me want to squeeze you darling
Me want to please you baby
Ride up on top my darling, please don’t stop my darling
I brought the meat now lady
I know you got the gravy
I want your lovin’ honey
You want my lovin’ honey
You know you drive me crazy
I know your love will save me
Sexy lady, sexy lady, sex, sex, sex, sexy lady (x 3 Until fade)
Track Name: Spanish Town
Got no money left, threw it all away.
Went down to Mexico, tried to escape the rains.
But every time I see you, I still feel the same.
Been down so long, some things just never change.

But one day, I know, I will be back again.
I'll be back in Spanish town my friend.

Remember red church street, and drinking wine all day?
And how we used to meet down prison oval way?
The days grow longer, longer we're away
From that place that lonely music plays.

But one day, I know, I will be back again.
I'll be back in Spanish town my frie
Track Name: Under a Southern Sky
One, two
One, two, three!

The sunrise bleeds into the bay,
Landed in Sydney, nothing's changed.
It's still so beautiful in ways I will never be
The dogs are still in parliament
And every summer day is spent
Under the shade down by the fence, cricket on TV

The desert cracks under the sun.
The farmers wait for rains to come
We all have our own race to run, sometimes
And everything we read about, I would believe but I'm in doubt, on what's left in and what's left out
This time

No way will we run,
No way will we run and hide,
Under a southern sky
Under a southern sky
Under a southern sky

There's beach towels laid out on the shore,
Where no one needs or wants for more,
And all the radio is for is monotony
An eastern suburbs housewife yawns,
And while the gardener mows her lawns,
We all just smile and play along,
And why wouldn't we?
It's easier to be undone,
Than it is to stand and run,
It's easier to feel it's come, untied
The dream they'll sell you isn't much
Like the reality but,
Underneath it all there's dust, and time...

No way will we run,
No way will we run and hide,
Under a southern sky
Under a southern sky
Under a southern sky
Under a southern sky
Track Name: Generals
Generals give their orders to you,
Expecting you to not look bored.
Keep running forward,
They'll fall straight through you
Never know what we're fighting for
And when I'm without you,
I see you
I see you...
And with or without you,
I see you
I see you...
And when the conversation slips,
There is no returning to this
Without a reason, I forget.
Without a reason to be good to you
To be good to you

Exploding bombs on television,
They never do look quite the same.
There's riots on down by the prison.
We were dead and gone before we came.
And I don't see how I could be you.
(Could be you)
And why you would want for me to.
(For me to)
And when the conversation folds,
There may be nowhere left to go.
Only, the silent, they get old.
Only, the silent, they get no control.
They get no control.

The generals give their orders to you.
The generals give their orders to you.
Track Name: In Love
I swear these days go by too soon.
come take my hand, I'll walk with you.
we can pretend we'll never lose.
down by the sea on holiday.
come take my hand we'll walk away.
we can pretend we'll never change.

and let's not ever take it back.
and let's not forget that,
that we were once in love,
were in love.

and all the wrongs that could be right,
and all songs we sing tonight,
are amongst the things that i hold tight.
and off and on we fade away,
depending on how feelings change.
we may be gone, we'll maybe stay.

and let's not ever take it back.
and let's not forget that,
that we were once in love,
were in love.

so no more wasting days away.
so no more phony masquerades.
i will just say what i should say.
i will just stay where i should stay.
it would never occur to me,
we could be told what to believe.
it's all along been all we need,
just to belong,
just to both see,
that we,
were in love.

were in love.
Track Name: She's Evil
You know that girl is evil.
You know that girl is no damn good.
Won't you listen to me when I tell you that?
She'll take your heart and leave it
Under the blade, she'll cut you good,
And when she's walking away she just won't look back.
Don't give your loving to her,
'Cause she'll steal it the same as she stole mine
When she told me it was true love,
Then she'll laugh and she'll wave
And she'll start again.

Don't you take her advice.
Don't be her sacrifice.
She'll erase all of your will.
She's a bitter pill.

She's evil
She's evil
She's evil
She's evil

We all have hearts for breaking.
We all just make the same mistakes
That we keep making over and over again.
And with all the time it's taking,
Come all the games I can't escape.
Don't you stop lying to me,
I won't know myself.
It's easy to be righteous
From some throne way up inside an ivory tower,
But be careful you might just
End up falling back down to the
Cold, hard ground.

When i don't recognise my soul,
And when it's only fear i know,
Like a cold wind on the hill,
I can feel her still.

She's evil.
She's evil.
She's evil.
She's evil.

Don't you take her advice.
Don't be her sacrifice.
She'll erase all of your will.
She's a bitter pill.

She's evil
She's evil
She's evil
She's evil

She's evil
She's evil
She's evil
She's evil

She's evil
She's evil
She's evil
She's evil

(You take your heart and leave it)

She's evil
She's evil
She's evil
She's evil

She's evil
She's evil
She's evil
She's evil

Get what you see,
See what you get.
Track Name: Dela
One day I looked up and there you were
Like a simple question looking for an answer
Now I am aware
Listening to some inner call
And swimming blindly to find myself upon your shore

What if don’t find you and I have landed
Would you leave me here to die on your shore stranded?

I think I know why the dog howls at the moon x2

Chorus:
Dela dela….
When I’m with you
Dela….
I’ll burn for you

I’ve been waiting all my life
Waiting for a miracle
I’ve been waiting day and night
I’ve been waiting all my life
Hoping for redemption
I’ve been waiting day and night, day and night

Chorus

A flying bird sings inside this cage that is my heart
The image of your face comes to me when I’m alone in the dark
What if I could give a shape onto this ache I have for you
What if I could find my voice to speak the words that capture you?

I think I know….

I think I know why the dog howls at the moon
Track Name: Wounds
Well maybe I am around for you
Well maybe I stay around with you
Wee girl, I wana get you girl
And Tell ya all of those things I said were true

Like I'm always guna love ya' till the day it comes that I can't love no more
And the clouds all up above ya' will soon roll away and we won't cry no more
And it may never be easy, never easy, well I cannot say for sure
I'm only hoping that you see me, that you see me, and that we can move along

Ooooo and there aint nobody that doesn't feel no pain
And its true, that all these wounds will someday fade away
Don't you...fade away

Well maybe I've been around too long
And you'd never notice when im gone
Wee girl, aint' nothing in this world gonna getcha
Away from this road we're travelling on

So baby turn your lights down
And on our way home I'll stop over for sure
And we'll talk about this whole time
And we'll eat our food at fancy restaurants

Say ya never knew me, never knew me, if that makes it easier
Theres a cold wind blowing through me, blowing through me, and I feel it won't be long

Ooooo and there aint nobody that doesn't feel no pain
And its true, that all these wounds will someday fade away
Don't you...fade away

Ooooo and there aint nobody that doesn't feel no pain
And its true, that all these wounds will someday fade away
Don't you...fade away
Track Name: Dealer Wins
Seems like these walls are down again
That same old cool wind breathin in again
I've been afraid like this before
A bottle washed up on your shore for more

chorus
And maybe its time that i should love someone
and maybe its time that you should love someone
and maybe this time we both dont need to run no more
no more

rule is always dealer wins
in most games of chance that i have been in
some cheat they hide behind closed doors
try to yell retreat get caught in the war

chorus x 2