Tribe - Sleeper
TRIBE - Sleeper
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© 1993 Slash / Warner Brothers Records

Lyrics
1. Miracle Of Sound+
(Terri / Eric)
2. Red Rover**
(Terri / Eric)
3. Crawl
(Terri / Eric)

Hey, I saw that great band last night
At a price that would give you a fright
Hey, they played without hands just right
Like a tape recorder machine might

Miracle of sound around me
If their cradle broke no joke...no

Hey. I heard the band sing a song
While the tape recorder sang along
Hey, and then the crowd swing and moan
in a trance like there was nothing wrong

Miracle of sound around me
If their cradle broke no joke
No ha ha ha

Hey. the great and new band
Hey, they play without hands
Hey, they're big with their fans all real
Plus the sequence and the reel-to-reel

The earth we also know, is moving on someday
Will is off with Laureli, she has that way
In moon's unearthly light, the world's a romeo
And Will's alone with Laureli. and we all know why

Red Rover, Red Rover send Willy on over
I know he's there he sends me flowers all the time
He's mine, he's mine, he's mine

Oh I miss in his car, and even at the Odeon
Am I so wrong, calling every hour?

Red Rover, Red Rover send Willy on over
He must be there, I have these letters tied in twine
He's mine, he's mine, he's mine
Red Rover. Red Rover the man in the clover
I know he's there, he sends me flowers all the time
He's mine, he's mine, he's mine
He still insists the story's over
He still insists the story's over
The story's over

The apple of my eye, the moon gives me the evil eye
We all fall down. he's all I ever wanted

Red Rover, Red Rover send Willy on over
I'm sure he's there, please just remind him of the time
He's mine, he's mine, he's mine
Red Rover. Red Rover a million times over
I know he's there, he sends me flowers all the time
He's mine, he's mine, he's mine

He still insists the story's over
He still insists the story's over
The story's over

Smiley's sure there's no more tomorrow
Got put out with the trash at dawn-so long
Srniley's never beggar or borrow
A one without his pride is gone-all gone
But you know, but you know, poor smiley doll
But you know, but you know, poor smiley crawl

And the spiney fish are breaking the barrier
As he whispers to his loving son-hang on
And the radar dish lies dead on the carrier
Shares the secret only with his gun: Red
My one friend

Smiley knows the phone won't stop ringer
The ringer drum inside his hull--my skull
Smiley wants to make the world singer
The future sweet and magical--my skull

But you know, but you know, poor smiley doll
But you know, but you know, poor smiley crawl

And the spiney fish are breaking the barrier
As he whispers to his loving son-hang on
Then the danger wish goes up on scarier
As his fingers and his toes go numb-hang on
And the spiney fish have broken the barrier
He emerges as a better one-hang on
And the radar dish lies dead on the carrier
Shares the secret only with his gun: Red
My one friend

4. Supercollider
(Greg)
5. Dogflower
(Terri / Eric)
6. Smile
(Greg)

Got the call just yesterday
And now it seems as if
It's always been this way
Hasn't told his wife
Hasn't told his kids
If there was anything left
He's forgotten it

Under Texas soil
Under Texas sky
It sits and waits and grows
It runs for fifty-four miles
Goodbye Princeton
Goodbye CERN
He's gone to Texas
To watch the holy fire burn
He's gone to build
He's gone to build the supercollider

And in his ears
The heartfelt thanks of a grateful nation
Admiring handshake from the king
_ of Sweden
A brighter future for all God's children

Late at night
With no one else around
He sits there staring at
The atoms bouncing 'round
Live your life
Another time
Let's go to Texas
And watch the holy light shine
Let's go to see
Let's go to see the supercollider

Oh I breathe you
As you lie in a pool
Of warm light, makes me weak
Your eyes spin like a beautiful carousel

Dogs--they don't talk
Save your breath, 'cause I won't
_ (even care at all)

Flowers, all my life only flowers
Crime after crime

Keep a secret
I feel home in the clean
Of cool rain, I'm not mad
Your voice shakes, and it makes it
_ sound wonderful

Love is murder
'Cause you'll sleep all the same and I won't
_ (even care at all)

Flowers, all my life only flowers
Time after time

A whisper in the air says take what you dare

Flowers, all my life only flowers
Crime after crime
Flowers, all my life only flowers
I keep them all close to me
Flowers, all your life only flowers
Time after time

Wrings her hands
With his back turned
Tiring of her smile
Oh to spin him round and tell him
_how it feels
To run and run and not go anywhere
Talk and talk and not say anything
Tell me tell me are you listening?
Tell me tell me are you listening?

And she can hear the revolution
It's the fading voice of reason
Slipping down the back horizon
Drowned out by the television

Rolls her eyes
Sorts her daydreams
In a haze of sunset glow
She recalls the pretty story that she knew
And says you never take me anywhere
And then you wonder what I worry for
Tell me tell me what I wanna hear
Tell me tell me what I'm waiting for

And now we've learned
To read and write and speak and eat
_ and sow and reap
And love and hate and stay up late and
_ while away the lazy days
And while away the lazy days
And wait our turn for what we face
And now it's time to start to count the days
And now it's time

7. Making A Plan
(Terri / Eric)
8. Romeo Poe
(Janet / Terri / Eric)
9. Nevermind
(Terri / Eric)

Oh my darling-I am passing by
Oh my darling-all my leaves are dry

But they're making a plan
So someone told me
They might meet with a man
So someone told me
With their confidence high they will
_ send someone by

Strangers in the air-strangers in the rain
There's so little clean now-darling
_ you take mine

And they're making a plan
So someone told me
They might meet with a man
So someone told me
With their confidence high they will
_ send someone by

But I shouldn't talk so much
But I shouldn't hurt so much
And you shouldn't cry so much
And you shouldn't cry so much

'Cause they're making a plan
So someone told me
They might meet with a man
That's what they told me
Or at least they might try
So someone told me
With their confidence high they will
_ send someone by

Long years ago together in a kingdom
_ by the sea
I was a child. she was a child
The wind came chilling killing by the sea
The moonbeams, like streetlights cast a
_ shadow bold, cold
I see you walk the night tide shore

Oh my Romeo Poe, oh lonely Romeo

Rare radiant soul, she shall be nameless
_here forevermore
Iwas a child, she was a child
Upon the velvet sinking I implore
The moonbeams, fall fancy dancing I can see

Oh my Romeo Poe, oh lonely Romeo
How could they ever know, so lonely Romeo
I know that

Red night-a lullabye
To sleep-alone-just close your eyes
Scarlet skies-so sorry I'm-so sorry oh

Poe oh Romeo, oh lonely Romeo
_ Write write yourself away
So lonely Romeo, down down another day
_ Write write yourself away
Oh sad sweet Romeo, all hope has flown away
_ Write write yourself away
Oh sad sweet Romeo, I'm so so sorry I
Oh lonely Romeo, dark sorrow steals the day
_ Write write yourself away
So sorry Romeo
Good night

Anna you saw my sorry eyes
Anna you saw my sorry eyes

Nevermind. you can't talk to her
Nevermind. you can't stop stop her

Better put on your special dress
Better throw kisses to the rest
And if those kisses fail to thrill
Maybe your famous chatter will

Nevermind. you can't talk to her
Nevermind. you can't stop stop her

Will stars come and wink for you at night,
When all the world's in love with you Anna?

Better sit down and rest a while
Better paste on that on that pretty smile

And if that pretty smile won't stay
Powder and lipstick save the day

Nevermind. you can't stop stop her
Nevermind. you can't stop stop her

When all the world's in love with you Anna
Will stars come and wink for you at night?

10. Mr. Lieber
(Terri / Eric) Vocal: Terri
11. Sleeper**
(Terri / Eric)
12. Sing To Neptune
(Greg
/ Terri)

Land a kiss on the mirror
Cleopatra my eyes
Wash it off just to please you
Mr. Lieber I need you, I need you, adore you

And Mr. Lieber walks by
Parents night and they meet you
I must breathe or I'll die
Honest Injun I need you, I need you

Oh, I hear whispers and lies
Friends say girl listen to you
I'm afraid you've lost your mind
Understand that I need you, I need you,
_ adore you

Oh, awful stange when I'm near you
I'm afraid I might cry
I've seen heaven I'll show you
Mr. Lieber's eyes

I know i'm a fool to leave you
I know you're so steady
I know i'm indebted too, presents from you
I know it's our secret secret, huh?
I must have surely lost my mind
I know I'm indebted too, my soul for you

Lipstick kiss on the mirror
Cleopatra my eyes
And he says love can fool you
Mr. Lieber I need you, I need you, I need you
Mr. Lieber it's true

Thrice thrice, the cat has mewed
___ Boil little caldron-oh
Thrice nine, the pig has whined-oh
Dawn's dew, so he'll be true
___ Boil little caldron-oh
Worm's meat, will make him sweet-oh

Thunder thunder, darkness darkness,
_guide me guide me home

Crow's nest, for cleverness
___ Boil little caldron-oh
Owl's wing, make his voice ring-oh
May flies, give him green eyes
___ Boil little caldron-oh
Child's doll, so he'll be tall-oh

Oh keeper of love, sleeper of late
Bring me the one I'm thinking of

Sea's foam, he'll never roam
___ Boil little caldron-oh
Web spun. my work is done-oh

Thunder thunder, darkness darkness,
_guide me guide me home

Keeper of love, keeper of fate,
_sleeper of late
Bring me the one I'm thinking of
Keeper of love, keeper of fate,
_sleeper of late
Bring me the one i'm thinking of

When Evening comes
Anytime now
Across the water
Miles deep

I'll fix my hair
He'll be here
Green and cold
Ages old


When Evening comes
Sailor mine

He'll hurry home
Anytime

Tell those boys not to waste their time
I've other fish to fry
I'm reeling out the line
I will watch the sea
I will not forget
It will deliver me

Was a man
Went to sea
Without a care
Vows unkept
Come On

Was the one
Now he's gone
For right or wrong
Or work undone
Sing to Neptune

Produced by John Porter
Recorded and mixed at Blue Jay Recording Studio, Carlisle, MA (Dec. 1992 - Jan. 1993). Engineered and mixed by Susan Rodgers. Assistant Engineer: Mark Wessel Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studio, Portland, ME Additional Percussion: Ben Wittman **Remixed by Gil Norton at Konk Studios London England **Engineered by Paul Corkett +Remixed by Paul Corkett Art Direction / design: Janet Levinson Photography: Amy Guip

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