Peter Hammill - Other Lyrics (Fripp 'Exposure' and Cross 'Exiles')

  1. Disengage
  2. Chicago
  3. I May Not Have Enough Of Me But I've Had Enough Of You
  4. Tonk
  5. Troppo


    DISENGAGE

    from Robert FRIPP 'Exposure' 1978
    vocals: Peter Hammill
    words: Joanna Walton
    music: Rober Fripp/Peter Hammill
    Mrs Marion is strict with her servant
    Behind locked doors over coffee they speak
    They speak to my sister my parents
    And I'm trying hard not to shriek
    Disengage
    Disengage
    Disengage 
    
    She decodes my secrets my fragments
    I'd create any betrayal for their sake
    She asks me to wait in the hallway
    Where I'm doing my best not to shake
    Disengage
    Disengage
    Disengage 
    
    Muttering words to her for convenience
    I start to head for the door
    Mrs Marion screams over my shoulder
    Walking out's just another metaphor

    CHICAGO

    from Robert FRIPP 'Exposure' 1978
    vocals: Peter Hammill
    words: Joanna Walton
    music: Rober Fripp / Hall
    I smile like Chicago
    She laughs like the breeze
    I try so hard to charm her
    With minor mysteries
    I collide with her softness
    With whispers and pleas
    Echoes of the movements
    Delicate obscenties 
    
    It's a one quarter rain dance
    Half of it's prayer
    It's a simplest romance
    Rattles high in the air
    She's the gentlest pretender
    I'm a clown on a spree
    Still it's sweet to remember
    The way it might be 
    
    I smile like Chicago

    I MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH OF ME
    BUT I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOU

    from Robert FRIPP 'Exposure' 1978
    vocals: Peter Hammill and Terre Roche
    words: Joanna Walton
    music: Rober Fripp
    That is the way it is because it is that way 
    It is that way in that it is the way it is 
    In the way that it is that way that is the way it is 
    In the way that that is the way that is the way it is that isit is the
    way 
    Or, that it is that way is the way it is 
    The way it is that is the way it is 
    In that it is the way it is is because it is that way 
    Or that it is the way that it is is the way that it is that 
    That is the way that it is the way that it is is the way thatit is that
    way 
    
    I may not have enough of me but I've had enough of you

    TONK

    from David CROSS 'Exiles' 1997
    composed by
    David Cross, Dan Maurer, Mick Paul
    performed by
    Peter Claridge (guitar), David Cross (violins),
    Dave Kendal (keyboards),Robert Fripp (guitar),
    Peter Hammill (vocals), Dan Maurer (drums),
    Mick Paul (bass)
    Entering the pattern
    Template for escape
    Engaged in a transition
    From the trembles to the shakes
    
    Holding in the pattern
    Dragged up by the nape
    Habit like a doctrine
    Where mechanics are all staid
    
    When the rail's become a deep rut
    Best start breaking some taboos
    Dazed, walking hand in hand
    Through the clobbering machine
    
    Lost without a clue
    
    Re-entering the pattern
    The final escapade
    The cycle flies right off the deep end
    Free flow thoughts to fade

    TROPPO

    from David CROSS 'Exiles' 1997
    Composed by
    David CROSS, Dan MAURER, Mick PAUL

    Performed by
    Peter CLARIDGE - guitar
    David CROSS - violins
    Robert FRIPP - guitar
    Peter HAMMILL - vocals
    Dave KENDAL - keyboards
    Dan MAURER - drums
    Mick PAUL - bass

    Recorded at
    GWBB, Froo Sound and Alaska

    Engineers
    Chris Bandy, Dave Kendal
    There's a strangeness on the block
    Shifting movement in half light
    Around the bend
    Boxing 5 o'clock
    
    Sequence stumbles into sequence
    Through a waking state of wailing walls
    Feel the tension in the eyes
    Hooded for the strike
    
    Glissade behind
    Tiptoeing, take the stride
    The roulette wheel spins direction
    To the moment that the next step brings
    
    Feel the future in the eyes
    A sudden shift in the light
    Feel the future in the eyes
    A sudden shift in the light
    
    The shadows are still
    The instinct's to survive
    Breath sharpened into hard prayer
    Lost life last movement gone
    
    Les jeux sont fait
    


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