NAN VERNON UK B-SIDE LYRICS

Alice Don't Leave by the Fire Escape
Weary of the Walls
China
Olympia
Dreams of Men
Rice
Black on Black

Note: As far as I know, the B-side lyrics aren't available anywhere. These are just my best guesses as to what Nan's singing. If anyone has any better ideas, please let me know!

Alice Don't Leave by the Fire Escape

They said he came from nowhere
He'd come in like a cowboy
With his Larry Adler leather

Every time that we go out
I take him in
I was lost in his bad dreams
And smoke rings

CHORUS:
Alice, don't leave by the fire escape
You have no bridges left to burn
He's just another earthquake
That looms but never learns

I feared no tears from my wedding cake
As he walked out the door
Like a dog locked up in a pet shop store
Until Niagara falls

I heard the church bells chime for me
For the first time yesterday
"Oranges and lemons,"
Cried the voices of Babel

CHORUS

When you look in the mirror
And you see those eyes
Are they the eyes you wish to see
For the next seven years?

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Weary of the Walls

Weary of the walls
Come down from the roof
Weary of the walls
We're waiting for you

She runs around the corner
Slips between the cracks
Unnecessary undertones
Fading everything to black

Overlooking obstacles
Has put you in this mess
Even if you could take a cosmic acid test

Weary of the walls (repeat)
Weary of the walls
Your mother's calling for you
Weary of the walls
Your Westernalia just came through

When will you realise
What's happening to you?
(So good)
When will you realise
Even if
You only wish you could?

Weary of the walls
Wary of the walls

When will you realise?
So good, so good

Weary of the walls
Wary of the walls

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China

Your eyes are a galaxy
Your words are a treasure chest
Of china in your hand

Heaven and hell
The name you have chosen
Has chosen you well

Skim the water as you fly
Along the surface of your dream
Feel the fog, steel the shadows
That disturb your peace

I love you like pine trees
I love you like the setting sun
China in your hand

Heaven and hell
The name you have chosen
Has chosen you well

Ooh, it's all the same
It's just the way you wake up
And you know it's not that easy
When you're dashing two by two

And you know it's getting better
Every time you open up the window you will find
A way

Reality come my way and
Bend me to go your way
Like china in your hand

Heaven and hell
The name you have chosen
Has chosen you well

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Olympia

Olympia
You are the knife
That cuts me to the quick

All the flickering lights
All the pedestal light
I will never forget

CHORUS:
Babe loves a cigarette
Babe forgets to say bye-bye
Babe loves, and that is why

Olympia

I see your black eyes calling
From underneath your breath
Ooh, the howl of the night
Burnt him down

But you stand
And drive them out
This is my city
I'll take no prisoners tonight

CHORUS

Olympia

CHORUS (repeat to fade)

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Dreams of Men

Sleep like an angel
Sleep on those cool white sheets
Tomorrow you can tell me that you love me
Tonight you must dream something sweet

Contact your old loves
I won't be the one to interfere
Tomorrow you can tell me that you love me
Tonight I must leave you sleeping here

CHORUS:
Oh, I know those dreams of men
When every troubled day
Comes to an end
And the insecurities
That bring you slowly to your knees
Will disappear for you
My restless friend

Dreams of men
Dreams of men

Sleep like a baby
Sleep like a wounded bird
Tomorrow you can tell me that you love me
Tonight you must never be disturbed

CHORUS

Twenty-nine years
To the bottom of your dream
Twenty-nine years
To recall
Twenty-nine promises
I promise to keep you
And you know that I'll keep you warm

Dreams of men

My little baby's sleeping
My little darling's sleeping
(Repeat to fade)

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Rice

Shakespeare clings to the shelf
Full of witches and thieves
A beggar's banquet on Mars
Tea through the leaves

Ashes of gold
Flake off the pages
With their craftsman-proud edges
And nutcracker sledges

Marry my mother
Marry her twice
Marry, my mother knows why

Rice (x8)

The cafi mercenary looks at you
With cocky rotations of milk for too few
The jury's out tonight
But you're staying in
With your Henri classic, Liberace and Pimm's

Marry my mother
Marry her twice
Marry, my mother knows why
Carry my mother
Carry her twice
Carry my mother
OW!!

Rice (x8)
Foxhunts, camping
Wimbledon, golf
Transferred holidays
Soldiers
Thieves

Kittens
Rice

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Black on Black

Astronomy and Goliath
Kept a good way apart
But she kept swinging the pendulum
And shooting the stars apart

Apollo moved for her
And Adam grew for her
But she was a black cameo
A pearl of the night
And then the wind began to blow
All around her
Heavy might

CHORUS:
Black on black
I want my baby back

Constance and Commotion
Sat glued to the TV
It was a game of persuasion
They enjoyed the variation
And they did it to her

They kissed between words
The words didn't matter any more
Apollo moved for her
And Adam grew for her
But she was a black cameo
A pearl of the night
The wind began to blow
All around her
Heavy might

CHORUS

As the savage said good morning like a bird
Clairbright couldn't speak
She put her around him feeling a little absurd
"I'm sorry,
My computer just broke down today
But here's a letter and some flowers anyway"

CHORUS

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