The Flesh Is Willing Lyrics

Marc Almond


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Marc Almond
album: Track 5 in album Stories of Johnny
release date: 1985-9
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Pop
styles: Pop Rock/New Wave
length: 4:44

Cover Art

Marc Almond Stories of Johnny cover art
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Lying in her own asylum
Love has her in an endless coma
Tear marked pillows
Broken china
Things they say that love is made of

Wet and strewn
She lies sedated
Wrenched with arms and legs akimbo
Locked up in her own asylum
Locked up in love's endless limbo

The flesh is willing but the spirit is weak
The flesh is willing but the spirit is weak

Locked up in her own asylum
Feeling so ashamed and crazy
Lets the other inmates touch her
Touch intimate places on her
Love has her in a sea of vitriol

Tear marked pillows
Broken china
Things they say that love is made of

The flesh is willing but the spirit is weak
The flesh is willing but the spirit is weak

Swollen tongued and swimming eyes
Smiles but never ever smiles
Can't sleep at night for endless wailing
Weeping, wailing, howling
Love's shuddering howl
Love's shuddering howl

The flesh is willing but the spirit is weak
The flesh is willing but the spirit is weak

If she can hoodwink the doctor
She'll get out for good behaviour
She'll get out for good
Locked up in her own asylum
Love has her on her knees
Locked up in her own asylum
Love has her on her knees

The flesh is willing but the spirit is weak
The flesh is willing but the spirit is weak

Skin and bone
Hot and cold
Brazen brave
Brain and brawn
Push 'n' shove
Slick 'n' slow
Broken home
Love and you
You and me
Soft and sound
Smile and cry
Touch and go
Sad and slow
Break and bold
Wild and wound
Sleep and sound
Have and hold
Have and hold
Have and hold


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Traumas, Traumas, Traumas
  • 2 Stories of Johnny
  • 3 The House Is Haunted
  • 4 Love Letter
  • 5 The Flesh Is Willing
  • 6 Always
  • 7 Contempt
  • 8 I Who Never
  • 9 My Candle Burns
  • 10 Love and Little White Lies
  • 11 Stories of Johnny (feat. The Westminster City Choir)
  • 12 Love Letter (feat. The Westminster City Choir)