Handsome Furs – Lyrics

Face Control
Legal Tender
Evangeline
Talking Hotel Arbat Blues
(Passport Kontrol)- instrumental
All We Want, Baby, Is Everything
I’m Confused
(White City)
Nyet Spasiba
Officer of Hearts
(It’s Not Me, It’s You)- Instrumental
Thy Will Be Done
Radio Kaliningrad

Plague Park
What We Had
Hearts of Iron
Handsome Furs Hate This City
Snakes on the Ladder
Cannot Get, Started
Sing! Captain
Dead + Rural
Dumb Animals
The Radio’s Hot Sun



Legal Tender

Don’t want to hear about the weight of the world
In a soft voice for matching girls
Don’t want to hear about kings and queens
All these things I bet she’s never seen

It was nothing, it was nothing to me
It was nothing, it was nothing to me
It was nothing, it was nothing to me
well the ghost of light it will reflect out the sleeve
And legal tender
That’s legal tender
That’s legal tender
That’s legal tender

He don’t want what he don’t need
He don’t want what he don’t need
He don’t want what he don’t need
It’s a gift of places, ain’t a luxury

It was nothing, it was nothing to me
It was nothing, it was nothing to me
Baby baby means nothing to me
You can kick at the world
Till it just bleeds

That’s legal tender
That’s legal tender
That’s legal tender
My love is legal tender

And I was dead in a motel
Sunlight thrown me from the other side
I was dead in a motel
Sunlight thrown me
I was dead in a motel
Sunlight thrown me from the other side
I was dead in a motel
Sunlight thrown me, hold me


Evangeline

Her dress was dark and clean
And how did you get here
You twist all over
Like you were caught in the wind
And we were cold callin

Oh oh Evangeline
Oh oh Evangeline

Imagine you and me
Follow it up hills
Lights on a frozen sea
North of the border
I heard the guards callin
hey

Oh oh Evangeline
Oh oh Evangeline

Say what you mean
Come back to me
Say what you mean

Oh oh
Oh oh Evangeline

We hardly met all summer
And it goes to show
We hardly met each other
And it goes to show

Oh oh Evangeline
Oh oh Evangeline
Oh oh Evangeline
Oh oh Evangeline


Talking Hotel Arbat Blues

We were standing in the center of the occupation
caught between the ground and the grey, grey sky
Baby got a little bit of bad information
Baby take a number by the waiting line

I don’t know but I’ve been told
every little thing has been bought and sold
I don’t know but I’ve been told

I don’t know but I’ve been told
every little thing has been bought and sold
I don’t know but I’ve been told

There was a guy who came in from the cold
But he’s never gonna get past Face Control
I don’t know but I’ve been told

Baby’s out of step with the occupation
No one’s gonna notice if we disappear
I heard something about reclamation
Do anything you want but just not here

I don’t know but I’ve been told
every little thing has been bought and sold
I don’t know but I’ve been told

I don’t know but I’ve been told
every little thing has been bought and sold
I don’t know but I’ve been told

I don’t know but I’ve been told
every little thing has been bought and sold
I don’t know but I’ve been told


All We Want Baby is Everything

Heaven was a place we built out of stone
Just like a fever dream crushin blow
And though it pains me to treat you unkind
The goal is greater or love is blind

All we want baby is everything
All we want baby is everything

And heaven was a song we etched in gold
Just like a fever dream in the bones

Oh
All we want baby is everything
All we want baby is everything

And though we hate your friends
Load up on the train that leaves
And though we hate your friends
They’re dead in motion
And our blood is cold
Little vacuum where the heart should be
And the blood is cold
Like the ocean

With a weight
With a weight
With a weight
in the atmosphere

With a weight
With a weight
With a weight
In the atmosphere

With a weight
With a weight
With a weight
In the atmosphere

With a weight
With a weight
With a weight
In the atmosphere

How dare they can know
Hornets feel summer
How dare they can know
Hornets feel summer glowin away

Well the weight
Well the weight
Well the weight


I’m Confused

I saw their lights on the boulevard
My blood like water running back and forth

Somebody stop this!
There’s nothing to do
My love will set on you

I felt a chill creeping down my neck
Oh darling please, say we’re not done yet

Somebody stop this!
There’s nothing to do
My love will set on you

I’m Confused
I’m Confused
I’m Confused
I know, my love
I know it’s easy to do

I hope this life don’t get you down
It’s a dirty old time in a dirty old town
And if you’re feeling destructive
there’s something to do
Sometimes we get confused

I’m Confused
I’m Confused
I’m Confused
I know, my love
I know it’s easy to do

I’m Confused
I’m Confused
I’m Confused
I know, my love
I know it’s easy to do

I’m Confused
I’m Confused
I’m Confused

I’m Confused


White City

I hear that water runnin to and fro
I hear that water runnin to and fro
I hear that water runnin to and fro
I hear that water runnin to and fro

oohh
oohh


Nyet Spasiba

Darkness fell
Felling restless inside the hotel
But i let you sleep
Let you sleep

I walked out
To the boulevards buzzin howl
And down to the beach
To the beach

I heard them callin ship to shore
Across the sea
Across the sea
Across the sea
Across the sea

Hear comes the night
With its trap that can clearly rise
It is something to see
To see
Kiss my hand
And a hand full of buzzin howl
The future is sleak
It is sleak

I feel it comin home again
Coming back to me
Back to me
Back to me
Back to me

I feel it coming home again
Coming back to me
Back to me
Back to me
Back to me

Oooooh

Water froze
Water froze
Water froze
Water froze
Water froze
Water froze

I felt it close
Felt it close
Felt it close
Felt it close
Felt it close
Felt it close

I felt it comin
Nyet spasiba
Holdin and holdin and holdin
Until it goes
ooh ooh

I felt it comin
Nyet spasiba
Holdin and holdin and holdin
Until it goes
Ooh ooh

I felt it comin
Nyet spasiba
Holdin and holdin and holdin
Until it goes
ooh ooh

I felt it comin
Nyet spasiba
Holdin and holdin and holdin
Until it goes
ooh ooh


Officer of Hearts

If you wait across the water
I will walk the frozen beach
In the sand I’ve burried something
Come across the flow, don’t come and see

Oh, Oh, Oh!
Oh, Oh, Oh!

I know you are his lovely daughter
You know our father’s cruel and mean
It must be up over the wind and I can’t breath
It must be up over the wind and I can’t breath

Oh, Oh, Oh!
Oh, Oh, Oh!

Our love is lost and found
Our love is lost and found

Oh, Oh, Oh! Officer of hearts!
Oh, Oh, Oh! Officer of hearts!
Officer! of hearts, hearts
Officer! of hearts, hearts
Officer!

Oh, Oh, Oh! Officer of hearts!
Oh, Oh, Oh! Officer
Oh, Oh, Oh! Officer of hearts!
Oh, Oh, Oh!

I must be lost and found
I must be lost and found
Our love was lost and found
Our love was lost and found
Lost and found
Lost and…

Oooooh… Oooooh…

Our love was lost and found
Our love was lost and found
Our love was lost and found
Our love was lost and found
Lost and found
Lost and…


Thy Will be Done

White lines on the kitchen table
White lines knocked them one by one, by one
Tell me baby if you’re feeling nervous
You call at the window you can call, you can call anyone, anyone

Late at night when the party’s over
We swim to the city like fish and wait for the sun, for the sun
I get the feeling like I have no purpose
And I’m just an animal you call but won’t come, I can’t come

And thy will be done
Thy will be done
As it was before
Thy will be done

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
As it was before
Thy will be done

Don’t want to hear about your little problems
We’re not so political and nobody cares where you’re from, where you’re from
‘Cause you know that laugh it’s a thing of wonder
We can wait, we can wait, we can wait for the morning to come, to come

And thy will be done
Thy will be done
As it was before
Thy will be done

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
As it was before
Thy will be done


Radio Kaliningrad

You are my own invention
My home on the other side
on the other side

There’s no one asking after
your voice on the broken wire
You have to wait outside
You have to wait outside

Radio Kaliningrad, baby you coming in fine
Radio Kaliningrad, static on a broken wire

I felt so isolated
Bombtest, 1955
I had to wait outside

We never separated, bombs in the capitol
you know it kept our love like a fight
We never said goodbye
We never said GOODBYE

Radio Kaliningrad, baby you were coming in fine
Radio Kaliningrad, static on a broken wire

I know you love it baby
I know the heart is just a little tired
You can wait outside

Well, I just waited for it
The future is uranium that’s sleeping under all red sky
You can wait outside
You can wait outside

Radio Kaliningrad, baby you were coming in fine
Radio Kaliningrad, static on a broken wire

My home, it’s you
My home on the other side

My home, it’s you
My home on the other side
on the other side

We got the radio and the sky
We got the radio, we never said goodbye
We never said goodbye bye bye bye

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