Basil's Soundtrack

Je ne sais, ne sais, ne sais pas pourquoi
On s'aime comme ça, la seine et moi
I knew you well, I know you best
Everybody owes something to everybody else
Gabriel gave me some news to give to you
Maybe taken for granted, you've nothing better to do
I'm waking up, lost in boxes outside Tesco
Look like a bum sipping codeine Coca-Cola
Thought that I was northern Camden's own Flash Gordon
Sonic raygun, gonna be a superstar
I want you to know
When I look in your eyes
With every blow
Comes another lie
I can fend for myself
With what looks I have left
I'll put away a few
And pretty soon I'll be breaking things I have of you
Come on skinny love just last the year
Pour a little salt we were never here
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer
Oh mama, actin’ like my life’s already over
Oh dear, act your age and try another year
I have been floated to this thought this hour
On a series of events I cannot explain
Gather your wit, your will, your luck, your power
What it would effect that will not remain
Black ocean, cold and dark
I am the hungry shark, fast and merciless
But the only girl that could talk to him just couldn't swim
Tell me what's worse than this
In a promised lie you made us believe
For many men there is so much grief
And my mind is proud but it aches with rage
And if I live too long I'm afraid I'll die
All this running around
Trying to cover my shadow
An ocean growing inside
All the others seem shallow
I'm coming up only to hold you under
And coming up only to show you're wrong
And to know you is hard; we wonder...
To know you all wrong; we warn.
They'll tell you life is full of dirt.
And the women never really faint,
And the villains always blink their eyes.
And the children are the only ones who blush.
'Cause life is just to die.
But listen carefully to the sound
Of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost, and what you had, and what you lost
Black is my home, it always feels so old
meet me after dark, for a better state of mind
I live alone, dance around these stones
meet me after dark for a different sort of life