Happy Birthday

Altered Images Clare Grogan

Idols
225KB
Happy Birthday
Beckoning Strings
205KB
Happy Birthday
290KB
A Day's Wait
228KB
Insects
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Intro: Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, happy birthday

 

Love & Kisses

See me standing
See me standing
All crying
My flags are dancing

All crying
My flags are dancing

See me standing

You came crawling
My flags are dancing

 

Real Toys

Toys you can touch
Toys you can feel
Toys for the boys
These toys are real

Real toys

Hole in the heart
Hole in the head
Guns for the young
Bang bang you're dead
Real toys

Sadistic boys
With hate in their eyes
Big in ambition
Smaller in size
Sadistic boys
With power in their sights
Couldn't hurt anyone
One day they might
War in the playpen
Boys behind bars
Uniform children with uniform scars
Real toys
For sadistic boys
Toys you can take
Toys you can steal
Open a wound
Turned on as you feel
Real toys
Real toys

Toys you can take
Toys you can steal
Open a wound
Turned on as you feel
Real toys
Real toys
Real toys
Real toys
Real toys

For sadistic boys

 

Idols

I can see you
In my memories
Watching
Everything I do
When I walk
When I talk
You do too

I can see you
Taking over me
Living my life
Out for free
When I walk
When I talk
You do too

When I walk
When I talk
You do too

Hidden
Behind
The idols
You adore
Tell me
Tell me
Tell me
Which one
Are you
Today?

 

Legionaire

La la la la
La la la la
La la la la

La la la la
La la la la
La la la la

La la la la…..

 

Faithless

The lights are dimmed
Everyone's so, so quiet
Hoping for a sign
Speak to me
Speak to me

Please tell me why
Why did you have to leave me?

Wind blowing, table shatters
Now we are in darkness
I think I hear you calling
Speak to me
Speak to me

Please tell me why
Why did you have to leave me?

Speak to me
Don't go yet, you've not answered
All I want to know
Don't go yet, you've not answered
All I want
To know

Speak

 

Beckoning Strings

Lying still
Movement no more
Until forever more
I thought you didn't remember
Until the sand ran out
Until the sand ran out

You're just a puppet
Suspended in mid-air
Dictated by those
Who pull your beckoning strings

Lying still
Movement no more
Until forever more
I thought you didn't remember
Until the sand ran out
Until the sand ran out

You're just a puppet
Suspended in mid-air
Dictated by those
Who pull your beckoning strings

Puppet
I love you puppet
Pull those beckoning strings
Pull those beckoning strings
Puppet

 

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, happy birthday
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Happy birthday, happy birthday

Happy, happy birthday in a hot bath
To those nice nice nights
I remember always, always
I got such a fright
Seeing them in my dark cupboard
With my great big cake
If they were me
If they were me
And I was you
And I was you
If they were me
If they were me
And I was you
And I was you
If they were me and I was you
Would you have liked a present too?

Happy birthday, happy birthday

 

Midnight

Wearing blankets, sleeping in gloves
Try to reach, but your sack is closed
Rape on Sunday is a terrible thing
Rape on Sunday is a terrible thing
Somebody left their blood on my door
Serial numbers 024
Somebody left their blood on my door
Serial numbers 024

Sharing midnight, blood on your face
Try to stop you staring at space
Rape on Sunday is a terrible thing
Rape on Sunday is a terrible thing
Somebody left their blood on my door
Serial numbers 024
Somebody left their blood on my door
Serial numbers 024

Serial numbers 
0 2 4 4 4 4 4

 

A Day's Wait

A day's wait
Because my train's late
My train, it didn't come
It just didn't come

A day's wait
Because my train's late
My train, it didn't come
It just didn't come

A day's wait
Because my train's late
My train, it didn't come
It just didn't come

 

Leave Me Alone

She was meant, meant to be the one for me
She was once, not now, my only love
Why don't you know, why don't you care
Why don't you realise?
What she did to me, meant to me
Leave me, why don't you leave me alone?
Why don't you know, why don't you care
Why don't you realise?
What she did to me, meant to me
Leave me, why don't you leave me alone?
I'd like to make it clear
To make it crystal
To make you know at first, show at first
Leave me

I'd like to make it clear
To make it crystal
To make you know at first, show at first
Leave me

I hate her now, despise her now, loathe her now
Hate hate hate, hate her now, yeah
She's disgusting
Disgusting to me
Why don't you know, why don't you care
Why don't you realise?
What she did to me, meant to me
Leave me, why don't you leave me now?
On and on and on and on and
On and on and on and on and
On and on and on and on
How much I loved her, loved her

Why don't you know, why don't you care
Why don't you realise?
What she did to me, meant to me
Leave me, why don't you leave me alone?
On and on and on and on and
On and on and on and on and
On and on and on and on
How much I loved her, loved her, loved her
Leave me, leave me, leave me alone
Leave me, leave me, leave me alone
Alone, alone, alone, alone, alone, alone, alone, alone
Leave me
Alone

 

Insects

Insects
Insects
See them crawling
Insects
In their thousands
Insects
See them
Looking
For you
Insects
Insects
Now you're involved
Watch the insects
Cause they are
Everywhere they're insects
See them
Looking
Insects

But when you're down
They're not around
Insects........

 

Outro: Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, happy birthday
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Happy birthday, happy birthday.........

Stenography by Ruth D. Stevens

All songs written by Altered Images
© 1981 CBS Records