THROBBING GRISTLE WORDS
© Genesis P-Orridge, published by Peer Music 1980, except where noted.
SLUG BAIT: Slug bait Can't wait Slug slug bait Can't can't wait I crawl up the grass to your window And then open up your room very slow. Slug bait Can't wait I walk into your bedroom Then I look at you with your seven months pregnant womb Slug bait Can't can't wait I get your husband to your front bedroom I cut his balls of with my knife KNIFE I make him eat them right there In front of his pregnant wife WIFE He's into his balls off I look at him very slow Slug slug bait Can't can't wait As he bleeds to death on the floor I want you to say don't do any more Slug slug bait Can't cannot cannot wait I look at your big heavy stomach It's already moving a little bit with your baby I use the carving knife from your kitchen I start to perform the operation You say "No, no don't do that!" I say, "I don't give a ... cat's whiskers." Slug bait Can't wiat [Note: yes this is actually what he says!] I pull out your baby I chew his hand off with my teeth I lick him clean It's obscene As you bleed to death I kill it I'm just a wicked boy Slug slug bait bait Can't can't wait wait Slug slug bait Can't Can't wait Slug bait MAGGOT DEATH: Play a little game Play your little game Without any name Put a record on Put a record on Maggot death Maggot death Maggot death Maggot death Maggot death Maggots loose Bad for you I walk your park A walk in the park Feel the same Play for time I see the wife every time I see the white leather thights I got an act you want I tell you what to do I'm gonna ask you home I know just what to do Maggot death Maggot death Maggot death (Screams) Maggot death Maggot death Maggot death What did you want Just a silly tart You gotta go out now Make you pay for death Maggot death Maggot death (just you) You're just a lump in my bed Eating up my head UNITED: You and I You and I Living together Loving forever At our distance Another for instance United United You become me And I becomy you She is she And she is you too United United A corresponding game to play A special way for us to stay United United Its a lie Its the same It's a sigh It's a game Its the why Its the where and the when we're United United You and I You and I United United Four faces blending blending blending Neverending Our places sending Shades of evening You and I You and I United United Oceans between us Sky between us Land between us Fire between us We're United United Can't stop it United United You are my Knight You are my night-night my evening Its very plain to say Its a strange system You miss them You want to be them You have to see them You have to be them United United You and me la la la la You and I Make ourselves forever together forever and ever United United Love is the law Love is the law Love is the law Love is the law United United United You and I You and I United TIme will see us Time will free us Time will be us We are everywhere There is no why There is no sky anymore There is just us United United ZYKLON B ZOMBIE: I'm just alittle jewish girl Ain't got no clothes on And if I had a steel hammer I'd smash your teeth in And as I walk her to to the gas chamber I'm out there laughing Zyklon Zyklon Zyklon B Zombie Zombie Zyklon Zyklon Zyklon B Zombie Zombie And if I had a little leather I'd rub your tail off I'm just a poor jewish girl I've got no clothes pm And as I walk into the room They're all stood laughing Zyklon Zyklon Zyklon B Zombie Zyklon Zyklon Zyklon B Zombie And if I had a little manners I'd beat the call-up While the people in the chamber They form a pyramid And as I kiss the shiny leather I've got no clothes on Zyklon Zyklon Zyklon B Zombie Zyklon Zyklon Zyklon B Zombie AND THEN MY HEAD SPLIT OPEN! Zyklon Zyklon Zyklon B Zombie Zombie Zyklon Zyklon Zyklon B Zombie See all these little jewish girls They have no clothes on And with my mind I see you With all your clothes on And so I spare you from your friends Who I give Zyklon Just as they take a big warm breath Some more pure Zyklon Zyklon Zyklon Zyklon B Zombie Zyklon Zyklon Zyklon B Zombie Zyklon Zyklon Zyklon B Zombie [repeat] WE HATE YOU (LITTLE GIRLS): We hate you little girls All the time Everytime little girls I hate you little girls With your little curls And your pretty dress And your little breasts I hate you I hate you I hate you little girls I hate you little girls I hate your little tits I hate your little clits I hate your mother too I hate you I hate you I hate you HATE YOU I hate you fucking little girls I hate We hate You hate They hate We hate you little girls I hate you WEEPING: [lyrics by Ewa Zajac/GPO] I want to make you happy just a little I want to find you something which is certain I found nothing lying, weeping, bleeding You never saw me weeping on the floor It's impossible to advise anybody Be courageous, take it easy, just show trust Be reasonable, be an old ghost weeping You didn't see me weeping on the floor You didn't see me weeping on the floor My arm is torn open like a wound My universe is coming from my mouth I spent a year or two, listening to you Discrediting myself for you You didn't see me on the floor weeping You didn't see me lying by the door You didn't see me swallowing my tablets You can't look inside my eyes no more Weeping Weeping Weeping We created cars to fight for space to be in We created work to waste our time We created love, so one can be the victim We all need as a result, we all need love But don't know what to do with it What's the sense of a situation we can't fight It's alright when you both want to fight But when one of them doesn't want to fight It's the end of love. Just looking at first degree burns I'm weeping (I can't sing a song like this) Weeping You didn't see me weeping on the floor You didn't see me lying on the floor You didn't see me weeping on the floor Alone on the floor I'm basically nothing like this We're all on the floor I don't want to carry on Except I can't even cease to exist And that's the worst FIVE KNUCKLE SHUFFLE: Even more fed up You're gonna get fed up You're gonna be fed up You're gonna see fed up You're gonna get fed up Fed Up Fed Up Fed Up You're gonna get set up You're gonna go fed up You're gonna go bed up You're gonna go sped up You're gonna be said up You're gonna get set up A set up a fed up a set up I said what a get up Am fed up Am fed up Am fed up Am fuckin a fed up Am fucking my bed up Amphetamine Am fucking amphetamine I've had a lobotomy A botom a botomy Am always a victim Am tired of the victim A time of the victor A try to assess me A try to possess me Assess possess amphetamine A friend of mine Here you are We're here are two Are you You over there You're the one I am I am that lazy boy all over take some more I need some sleep Just an animal a twisted up animal I want to be left alone I want that not to assess me not to possess me not to attack me Not to distract me I even get fed up Fed up Don't do this I do this All my friends do this Am fed up Am fed up I put my feet up I wish I go to sleep Fed up fed up fed up Deaded Deaded Empty bottles makin noise Alcohol I can see you fed up In the corner asking Gonna be set up all night set up Fed up Getting your way with a five pound note HIT BY A ROCK How's that? How's that? How's that? How's that? How's that? How's that? How's that? How's that? Hit by a rock Spoiling my breakfast Hit by a rock Blood and brains on my marmalede Anti-hero Anti-hero Hit by a rock Hit by a rock I see your face right in my marmalede Feel like throwing up but I can't say Hit by a rock Hit by a rock Makes my meal OK Makes me feel someday Hit by a rock Hit by a rock Hit by a rock Hit by a rock Who did it? Who did it? Whose is it? Hit by a rock Hit by a rock Makes me think you don't like my records... BLOOD ON THE FLOOR I've got to tell you It's that blood, blood on the floor It's that blood, blood on the floor It's that blood, blood on the floor It's that blood, blood on the floor At the little school I went out I broke the rules School bully with his Crew cut and his big shoulders Telling me I was a pansy Just like always Blood on the floor Blood on the door, dooor STILL WALKING: still walking share of thee water in its element like all of us like a book spell of semen wall of silence or too? this end or all of us he said all of us do it each time asleep each time he said especially again especially item the totem was his the uncle was his every time it fell open at the same ritual ever time she said the words he cried and no one saw that's how it is he said that's the whole problem each time she said CONVINCING PEOPLE: There was never a way And there's never a day To convince people You can play their game You can say their name But you won't convince people There's several ways There's several ways To convince people It's the name of the game It's the game of the name Convincing people Convincing people There's several ways There's several ways To convince people And there's several days And there's never a way To convince people There's one way though That you'll never convince people And that's when you try To be someone Who's not telling And who's trying to compel Who's trying to tell you What you ought to be Convinced of So there's several ways And there's several days To convince your people And you are the people Convincing people Convincing people There's never a way And there's never a day To convince people There's several ways There's several days We don't want to convince people Let me tell you I'll tell you what I want you to do It's no way, no way, no way To convince people HOT ON THE HEELS OF LOVE: I'm hot on the heels of love Waiting for help from above PERSUASION: Persuasion You gotta get some Persuasion You gotta get some Look at me I touch your breast Look at me I touch your knees And I persuade you Like always I persuade you Like always I persuade you Persuasion Look at me I touch your head I say the words and you got to bed My sister and my mother My father and my son Do everthing I want them to With persuasion One lot of persuasion Like always persuasion Now there's lots of ways to persuade you I could do it with money I could look at you I could show you all that You might as well do it anyway You might as well choose to play the game After all you've seen yourself before What difference does it make if I take your photograph? What difference does it make if someone else sees it too? All your friends do it I mean nobody will know it's you Anybody, it could be any body I mean, these magazines, you know. They only go to middle aged men So why don't you do as I suggest I persuade you With words I persuade you Persuasion I've got a little biscuit tin To keep your panties in Soilde panties, white panties, school panties, Y-Front panties By the canal, by the canal And I persuade you Look at me Look at me There's a certain word and a certain touch A certain way and a way too much There's a little bit here And a little bit there When you've done it all it's too late to care Oh I persuade you Like always I persuade you Look in my eye Under your covers I touch you And tell you what to do Do it because I tell you Do it because I love you And I persuade you Persuasion WHAT A DAY: What a day What a day What a dull day What a day What a day What a dull day All day all day All dull day What an awful day What a terrible day All day All day What a day What a day What a dull day What a day SIX SIX SIXTIES: I am one of the injured A tear blurs flesh Dissolving Like an injured dog Like wasted limbs Get smaller Pain is the stimulus of pain But then of course nothing is cured This is the world now Move a fin and the world turns Sit in a chair and pictures change Try to eat us And get trapped Or injured Just THE OLD MAN SMILED: The Old Man Smiled Will you die for me? Do you love me enough to give up your life? Standing here in the desert The crumbling city How much do you love me? Can the world be as sad as it seems? At this the old man smiled Sitting there in Tangier Scars running from his wrist to his elbow Perhaps I’ll buy his book today And I look at the boy with me hand on his thigh As I move to the bed in the corner And he started to smile A plaintive smile of the boy as he lies on the bed And the old man smiled as his Prick started to twitch twitch twitch And little drops felt out and fell to the floor And he looked to the side Wondering what to do with his knowledge Cold cold water in the bowl by the bed on the floor 23 days and 23 hours of the day And the old man smiled as the being swelled and the blood came As he stuck the needle in his arm Watching the blood burning and turning in the glass Wondering where he’d be sitting tomorrow Wondering which table his person would pass that day Sitting in a café in Tangier And down to his cable came Captain Clark He’d worked on the ferry for 23 years and a day Taking the junkies and the babies and the corpses to Spain Looking at the coffins in a line across the water You sink if you’re dead Cold cold water A cloud up above And everyone’s equal if it rains on you And the old man smiled And his arm bent as he paid the bill So I walked round the corner To a room in the Bowery And the boy was bent double naked on the floor Rubbing himself with some kind of cream And is this all a dream Look at the blind men Sitting in a row with white sticks Takking at the TV screen And they try to eat us By the broken bed They’re always mad And Captain Clark welcomes you aboard Flight 23 from New York to Mayami And it crashes in a forest Burning bodies growing clod People spewing blood from their faces Screaming “Why me?” “Why?” And everyone says I’m mad And everyone says I’m mad The always say I’m mad And I see myself in the gutter and the water With the water wing gangrene dangling myself Cos we really want to slaughter Looking wide-eyed and so confused at the wall It’s gone on so long I wonder just who is here Cold cold water Cold cold water And the old man smiled as he walked back to the café Drinking coffee as his friends just stood around Can the world be as sad as it seems? Do you love me? With my knife against your throat It could only be me You would only do this for me And the old man smiled Just the same as before Slowly getting old arranging his things Making business neat and tidy Sitting in a café in Tangier That’s the way the world ends With a whimper