The Best Of Morphine

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Recorded at : Hi-N-Dry, Cambridge, MA.
Released : Feburary ?, 2003
Label : Rykodisc
Manufacturer and Marketer : Rykodisc
Producers : Mark Sandman and Paul Kolderic

Mark Sandman - lead vocal, 2-string slide bass, tritar, guitar, piano, chamberlin, organ
Dana Colley - baritone sax, tenor sax, doublesax
Billy Conway - drums, percussion

Jerome Deupree - drums on tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14
Charlie Kohlhase - baritone sax on track 13


Discography

Compact Disc - RCD 10623 - February ??, 2003 - USA
Buena, Honey White, You Speak My Language, Cure For Pain, Candy, Have A Lucky Day, I'm Free Now, Thursday, Super Sex, Whisper, Radar, You Look Like Rain, Jack And Tina, Pretty Face, Shame, Sexy Christmas Baby Mine, Shame (Video Enhanced Track)
Compact Disc - RCD ????? - February ??, 2003 - Europe
Have a Lucky Day, You Look Like Rain, You Speak My Language, Thursday, Buena, Cure For Pain, Honey White, Super Sex, Whisper, Eleven O'Clock, Top Floor Bottom Buzzer, The Night, Jack And Tina, Pretty Face, Shame, Sexy Christmas Baby Mine, Shame (Video Enhanced Track)
Cassette - ????-?????-? - February 1, 2000 - USA
Buena, Honey White, You Speak My Language, Cure For Pain, Candy, Have A Lucky Day, I'm Free Now, Thursday, Super Sex, Whisper, Radar, You Look Like Rain, Jack And Tina, Pretty Face, Shame, Sexy Christmas Baby Mine, Shame (Video Enhanced Track)

Lyrics

1) Buena
Time: 3:19
Sandman

I hear a voice from the back of the room
I hear a voice cry out you want something good
Well come on a little closer let me see your face
Yea come on a little closer by the front of the stage
I said come on a little closer I got something to say
Yea come on a little closer wanna see your face
You see I met a devil named Buena Buena
And since I met the devil I ain't been the same oh no
And I feel all right now I have to tell ya
I think it's time for me to finally introduce you to the
Buena buena buena buena good good good
It's coming to me yea it's coming to me
Now I I think I know what it is you need
I know some people want to make you change
Well I I know how to make'm go away
You see I met a devil named Buena Buena
And since I met the devil I ain't been the same oh no
And I feel all right I have to tell ya
I think it's time for me to finally introduce you to the
Buena buena buena buena good good good


2) Honey White
Time: 3:06
Sandman

Honey white (x3)
Made a deal for some angel food
Honey white (x2)
Everybody told her it was sweet and good yea
Oh honey (x4)
She said you'll see me later yea you'll see me later
Will you see me later seemed all too soon
And then he smiles he knows honey's coming back
Honey's going to want some more angel food
Devil made of honey (x4)
She said you'll get me when I'm old and wizened
And not a day before that
The devil said honey it won't be that long
Besides I like to see a little more fat
Yea I like to see a little more fat
You know I like to see a little more fat
Honey white (x4)
Uh tell me how is your angel food
Honey white oh honey white
She says it's sweet and good
Honey white honey white uh honey white
The sweetness starts to fade
Honey white (x2)
Thought you could get away
Poor honey (x4)


3) You Speak My Language
Time: 3:25
Sandman

All around the world everywhere I go
No one understands me no one knows
What I'm trying to say
Everywhere I go no one understands me
They look at me when I talk to them
And they scratch their head
They go what's he trying to say
But you you speak my language (x2)
Yea yes
All around the world everywhere I go
No one understands me no one knows
What I'm trying to say
Even in my home town
My friends make me write it down
They look at me when I talk to them
And they shrug their shoulders
They go what's he talking about
But you you speak my language (x2)
Yes
Kabrula kaysay Brula Amal amala senda Kumahn Brendhaa (x2)
Kabrula kaysay Brula Amal amala senda (x2) Kumahn Brendhaa (x2) Brendhaa Yea you you speak my language
You you speak my language
Yea yes
Kabrula kaysay Brula Amal amala senda Kumahn Brendhaa (x3)
Kumahn Brendhaa (x2)
Kabrula kaysay Brula Amal amala senda Kumahn Brendhaa (x2)
Brendhaa
Kumahn Brendhaa
Oh
Brendhaa oh ha ha ha
You speak my language
Yea you speak my language
Yes


4) Cure For Pain
Time: 3:13
Sandman

Where is the ritual
And tell me where where is the taste
Where is the sacrifice
And tell me where where is the faith
Someday there'll be a cure for pain
That's the day I throw my drugs away
When they find a cure for pain
Where is the cave
Where the wise woman went
And tell me where
Where's all that money that I spent
I propose a toast to my self control
You see it crawling helpless on the floor
Someday there'll be a cure for pain
That's the day I throw my drugs away
When they find a cure for pain (x2)
When they find a cure find a cure for pain


5) Candy
Time: 3:14
Sandman

Candy told me nothing really matters anymore
And when I ask her what she means she says I ought to know
Candy said she's made arrangements for me in the sand
And Candy said she wants me with her down in Candyland
Candy says she wonders why we try
I couldn't think of what to say
I had no ready reply
But Candy says I'd like it where she is
She says it's an opportunity that I don't want to miss
Candy said she's made arrangements for me in the sand
And Candy said she wants me with her down in Candyland
Candy said she wants me with her down in Candyland
Candy asked me if she died if I could go on
Of course I said I couldn't and of course we knew that's wrong
But Candy I said Candy no you can't do that to me
Because you love me way to much for you to ever leave
Candy said she's made arrangements for me in the sand
And Candy said she wants me with her down in Candyland
Candy said she's made arrangements for me in the sand
And Candy said she wants me with her down in Candyland
Candy said she wants me with her down in Candyland (x3)


6) Have A Lucky Day
Time: 3:24
Sandman

I feel lucky I just feel that way
I'm on a bus to Atlantic City later on today
Now I'm sitting at a blackjack table and I swear to God my dealer has a tag says Mabel
Hit me hit me I smile at Mabel soon they're bringing complimentary drinks to the table
Players win and winners play have a lucky day (x2)
Mabel gives me a great big smile she's getting to know me she's on my side
I'm a winner (x4)
And I came to play now I know why they say
Players win and winners play have a lucky day (x2)
Have a lucky day
Now I'm down a little in fact I'm down a lot I'm on a roller coaster ride that I can't stop
Yea my luck has changed but she'll come back
That's the beauty of a game of chance
I can't loose forever but I'm doomed to try because I keep on hearing a voice inside
Players win and winners play have a lucky day (x2)
Have a lucky day
Come on Mabel hit me one time come on baby


7) I'm Free Now
Time: 3:24
Sandman

I'm free now to direct a movie
Sing a song or write a book about yours truly
How I'm so interesting I'm so great I'm really just a fuck-up
And It's such a waste to burn down these wall around me
Flexing like a heartbeat we don't like to speak
Don't talk to me for about a week I'm sorry it just hurts to explain
There's something going on that makes my guts ache
I got guilt I got fear I got regret
I'm just a panic stricken waste I'm such a jerk
I was honest I swear the last thing I want to do
Honest I swear the last thing I want to do
Is ever cause you pain
Oh
I'm free now
Free to look out the window
Free to live my story
Free to sing along
Oh (x4)
I'm free now to direct a movie
Sing a song or write a book about yours truly
How I'm so interesting I'm so great but I'm really just a fuck-up
It's such a waste to burn down these wall around me
Flexing like a heartbeat we don't like to speak
Don't talk to me for about a week I'm sorry it just hurts to explain
There's something going on that makes my guts ache inside
I got guilt I got fear I got regret
I'm just a panic stricken waste I'm such a jerk
I was honest I swear the last thing I want to do
Honest I swear the last thing I want to do
Is ever cause you pain
Oh (x2)


8) Thursday
Time: 3:26
Sandman

We used to meet every Thursday Thursday
Thursday in the afternoon
For a couple of beers and a game of pool
We used to go to a motel a motel
A motel across the street
And the name of the motel was the Wagon Wheel
Oh
One day she said come on come on she said
Why don't you come back to my house
She said my husband's out of town
You know he's gone till the end of the month
Well I was just so nervous so nervous
You know I couldn't really quite relax
Cause I was never really quite sure when her
Husband was coming back
Sure one of the neighbors yea one of the neighbors
One of the neighbors that saw my car
And they told her yea they told her
I think they know who you are
Well her husband he's a violent man a very violent and jealous man
Now I have to leave this town I got to leave while I still can
We should have kept it every Thursday Thursday
Thursday in the afternoon
For a couple of beers and a game of pool
We should have kept it every Thursday Thursday
Thursday in the afternoon
For a couple of beers and a game of pool
She was pretty good too


9) Super Sex
Time: 3:53
Sandman

Taxi taxi hotel hotel
I got the whiskey baby
I got the whiskey I got the cigarettes
Automatic taxi stop
Electric cigarette love baby
Hotel rock'n'roll the discoteque
Electric super sex
Automatic taxi stop
Electric cigarette love baby
Hotel rock'n'roll the discoteque
Electric super sex
I got the whiskey baby I got the whiskey
I got the cigarettes
You are a super ultra maxi Mega super funkie love baby
Oh I need the super star
I need a candy bar
Automatic taxi stop
Electric cigarette love baby
Hotel rock'n'roll the discoteque
Electric super sex
Automatic taxi stop
Electric cigarette love baby
Hotel rock'n'roll the discoteque
Electric super sex
You want a super ultra maxi funkie American
Love baby (x3)
Hey there mama hey there pa
Got sexy googoo baby talk
Got california baby dolls
All right yes hello my name is Mark
And I'm super rich no super star
Did you know the president is super super super sexy
Automatic taxi stop
Electric cigarette love baby
Hotel rock'n'roll the discoteque
Electric super sex
Did you know the president has super super super sex
Ah wooh uh
I got it all year long ha ha


10) Whisper
Time: 3:28
Sandman

Don't worry I'm not looking at you
Gorgeous and dressed in blue
Don't worry I'm not looking at you
Gorgeous and dressed in blue
I know it drives you crazy
When I pretend you don't exist
When I'd like to lean in close
And run my hands against your lips
Though we haven't even spoken
Still I sense there's a rapport
So whisper me your number
I'll call you up at home
Whisper me your number
I'll call you up at home
Don't worry I'm not looking at you (x2)
Gorgeous and dressed in blue
Don't worry I'm not looking at you
I know you see me see you
As you see me walk on past
When there's nothing more I'd like to do
Then come in close and hear you laugh
Though we haven't even spoken
Still I sense there's a rapport
So whisper me your number
I'll call you up at home
Yea whisper me your number
I'll call you up at home
Whisper me your number
I'll call you up at home
Hmm whisper me your number


11) Radar
Time: 3:28
Sandman

Got to the driver of my car
Past the dogs past the guards
And all of my alarms supposed to be so state of the art
You penetrate my radar (x2)
You drop a bomb in my backyard
You penetrate my radar
You played me like a chess game
And now you say checkmate
While you go running freely spending money every place
And me I have to hide and I don't dare show my face
If I am guilty so are you it was March 4th 1982
Riding around forever on an empty tank of gas
And an empty pocketbook I better get it to the bank
High up in a glider high up here without a care
I got all the time in the world
I got all the time in the world to spare


12) You Look Like Rain
Time: 3:42
Sandman

Your mind and your experience call to me
You have lived and your intelligence is sexy
I want to know what you got to say (x3)
I can tell you taste like the sky cause you look like rain
You look like rain (x8)
You think like a whip on a horse's back
Stretched out to the limit you make it crack
Send that horse round and round the track
I want to know what you got to say (x3)
I can tell you taste like the sky cause you look like rain
You look like rain (x16)
Yea you look like rain
You look like rain


13) Jack And Tina
Time: 8:32
Sandman

Jack's dad...
Jack's dad was mad at Jack.
Jack's dad didn't understand.
This is real love between Tina and Jack.
Tina was fast, Tina was bright, Tina was using her head last.
Tina was fast, Tina was bright, Tina was using her head last.
She matched her insights with Jacks lines, and he matched her stripes.
Jack's dad didn't understand.
This is real love between Tina and Jack.
You can't fight a love like this so strong.
Anytime waiting is far to long.
It's like trying to stop the earth from spinning round.
It's like trying to stop the sun from going down.
Jack's dad didn't like Jack.
And Tina's dad. He didn't like Jack.
Jack's dad, Tina's dad.
Neither of them didn't understand.
This was real real love between Tina and Jack.
Jack and Tina went out of state.
Far away from this boring place.
Jack and Tina went over the gate.
Everybody needs a little getaway.
Everybody needs a little getaway.
Everybody needs a little getaway.
Forever doesn't seem so long.
You can't fight a love like this so strong.
It's like trying to stop the earth from spinning round.
It's like trying to stop the sun from going down.
Tina was fast Tina was using her head last.
Tina was fast Tina was bright Tina was using her head last.
Tina was fast Tina was bright Tina was using her in.
She was bright. Bright as sunshine.
Jack was blinded. Blinded by the light.
He matched her insights. Lines, lines, lines.
He matched her stripes. Lines, lines, lines.
Jack and Tina went out of state.
Far away from this boring place.
Jack and Tina went over the gate.
Everybody needs a little getaway.
Everybody needs a little getaway.
Everybody needs a little getaway.
Jack and Tina circled back.
Jack and Tina circled back.
Stole some food from Tina's dad.
Borrowed Tina's brother's van.
Tina won a quick pick when they stopped for gas.
They got fifteen hundred dollars in their hands.
With luck like that they can't be so bad.
They took off all their clothes got back in Tina's brother's van.


14) Pretty Face
Time: 4:49
Sandman

Love's strange, bee sting, what a fool I've been.
Serpentine, lives unwind, trees sing, flowers cry.
A fronter town, carpet brown, picking gold, raining down.
This time I do it now but I'll fast forward to a better spot now.
I can go back later I remember the place but it's not so easy to erase a pretty face.
Erase a pretty face. A pretty face.
Hand on mind all this time unraveling this ball of twine.
Butterfly back, climb thru paths, not too slow, not too fast.
Perfect place, pretty face, nice place for a rattlesnake.
Perfect place, out of face, a good day to make a mistake.
Each time and I do it now - fast forward to a better spot.
Go back later I remember the place but it's not so easy to erase a pretty face.


15) Shame
Time: 2:44
Sandman

I felt bad but there was nothing I could do about it
Nothing I could do to make it go away
I felt bad but there was nothing I could do to change it
Nothing I could do to make things change
This is my shame (x2)
I felt bad but I keep trying to kid myself about it
Trying to tell myself it was an honest mistake
I felt bad but what's done is done
Just one thing remains
This is my shame (x2)
I know your mad at me
I know you want to cut my throat
I know you think I think it's all a joke
I don't (x2)
I felt bad but there was nothing I could do about it
Nothing I could do to make it go away
I woke up and thought
Everything's going to be alright
Everything's going to be ok
Then it hit me like a wave (x2)
This is my shame (x3)
Woh


16) Sexy Christmas Baby Mine
Time: 2:07
Sandman

Christmas cards upon the wall.
Mail seems to come so slow.
Tinsel starts to loose it glitter.
Maybe you don't have a phone.
Think about you every year about this time. About this time.
You know who you are, you are my sexy Christmas baby mine.
Merry for you. Not too merry for me.
I want you here with me. Misery loves company.
Think about you every year about this time. About this time.
You know who you are, you are my sexy Christmas baby mine.


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