Songs of Mass Destruction Album

Artist(s): Annie Lennox

Cover Art

Annie Lennox Songs of Mass Destruction Cover Art

Tracklist

Dark Road

length: 3:47
producer: Glen Ballard
mixer: Tom Lord‐Alge
recording engineer: Scott Campbell
mastering: Ted Jensen
lyricist: Annie Lennox
composer: Annie Lennox

It's a dark road
And a dark way that leads to my house
And the word says you're never gonna find me there, oh no
I've got an open door
It didn't get there by itself
It didn't get there by itself

There's a feelin'
But you're not feelin' it at all
There's a meaning
But you're not listening anymore
I look at that open road
I'm gonna walk there by myself


And if you catch me I might try to run away
You know I can't be here too long
And if you let me I might try to make you stay
Seems you never realize a good thing till it's gone

Maybe I'm still searchin' but I don't know what it means

All the fires of destruction are still burnin' in my dreams
There's no water that can wash away this longin' to come clean

Hey yeah yeah

I can't find the joy within in my soul
It's just sadness takin' hold
I wanna come in from the cold
And make myself renewed again (I wanna go livin' I wanna come renewed)
It takes strength to live this way (oohh)
The same old madness everyday (nooo)
I wanna kick these blues away (kick away now)
I wanna learn to live again

Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey

It's a dark road
And a dark way that leads to my house
And the word says
You're never gonna find me there oh no
I've got an open door
It didn't get there by itself oh
It didn't get there by itself

Love Is Blind

length: 4:19
producer: Glen Ballard
recording engineer: Scott Campbell
mastering: Ted Jensen
composer: Annie Lennox
lyricist: Annie Lennox
Oh, Sugar, when you gonna come? [Repeat: x4]

I've spent my life getting older
But you've still got me on the run
When you gonna come?
When you gonna come?

Oh, Sweetness, when will you be mine? [Repeat: x4]

I spent my days getting colder
And I still want you all the time
When will you be mine?
Oh, the grass is growing greener on the other side
Nothing else has meaning when I've got you on my mind
I so want to see you don't they say that love is blind
Oh, love is blind, love is blind
I got so much trouble getting into this
Can't decide if it's hell or bliss
Sometimes I feel like I don't exist
Cut my veins and slit my wrists
Goodbye goodbye that's all she wrote
As she tied that knot around her throat
Wipe my eyes, dry my tears
I'd wait for you for a thousand years
Oh, yeah. oh hoo.

Oh, Lover, make me yours again [Repeat: x4]
Even though your thrill is gone
All my feelings still remain
Even though your thrill is gone
I know I love you just the same


Can't you see that I'm addicted
To the notion of a someone
Who could take me from this wretched state
Save me from the bitterness and hatred
Of humanity

It's so screwed up
Tired of being down on luck
Tired of being beaten up
Tired of being so screwed up
Tired of all this desperation
Tired of all this mad frustration
Tired of all the aggravation
Sick and tired of devastation
Give it some consideration

[Repeat: x2]
Tired of being down on luck
Tired of being beaten up
Tired of being so screwed up
Tired of all this desperation
Tired of all this mad frustration
Tired of all the aggravation
Sick and tired of devastation
Give it some consideration

Tired of being down on luck
Tired of being beaten up
Tired of being so screwed up

So screwed up [Repeat: x3]

Smithereens

length: 5:18
producer: Glen Ballard
recording engineer: Scott Campbell
mastering: Ted Jensen
composer: Annie Lennox
lyricist: Annie Lennox
I saw your picture
It made me sorry
For all the things I never said
It seems that you have cause to worry
It seems that you don't wish me well

Behind the (victim?)
Behind the trouble
Are all the things you've not expressed
I see you standing behind your mother
I see you hiding behind the dress

So don't make sad
Don't take me down
I couldn't stand to watch you fall
'Cause everybody has a tender heart
Remember this
I couldn't bear to break it down to smithereens

I heard you crying
I learned the story
I saw the shadows behind the past
They fall behind you and creep up slowly
You're only human behind the mask


So don't take me down
I couldn't stand to watch you fall
'Cause everybody has a broken heart
Remember this
I couldn't stand to break it down to smithereens

And you say everybody is an island of their own
And you say everybody has a tender heart
Remember this
I couldn't stand to break it down to smithereens
Woh oh yeah

I couldn't bear to break it down
I couldn't bear the smithereens
I couldn't stand to break it down
I couldn't bear the smithereens

You said
Everybody is an island to themselves
Everybody is an island to themselves
Everybody is an island to themselves
Don't you know
Hey yeah yeah
Hey yeah yeah

Ghosts in My Machine

length: 3:31
producer: Glen Ballard
recording engineer: Scott Campbell
mastering: Ted Jensen
composer: Annie Lennox
lyricist: Annie Lennox
Oh come and take this pain away
(oh come and take this pain away)
Oh come and take this pain away
(oh come and take this pain away)
Oh come and set my spirit free
(oh come and set my spirit free)
Yea

I've seen too much
I know too much
I hurt too much
I feel too much
I dread too much
I dream too much
I'm caught up by the ghosts in my machine

Wooh, yeah

I'm bruised and battered by the storm
(I'm bruised and battered by the storm)
Can't find a place to keep me warm
(can't find a place to keep me warm)
My mind is broken and forlorn
(my mind is broken and forlorn)

I think too much
I do too much
I fall too much
I fail too much
I cry too much
I die too much
I'm haunted by the ghosts in my machine

Wooh, yeah

Give me some of that medicine
To make me forget
(i can't find it)
I need something easier


(I can't find it)
Cuz I ain't found it yet
(I can't find it)
I ain't found it yet
(I can't find it)
I ain't found it
Oh no no no

Wooh

Oh womankind was born of pain
(oh womankind was born of pain)
My soul keeps hurting just the same
(my soul keeps hurting just the same)
Oh come and take this pain away
(oh come and take this pain away)

I give too much
Get used too much
I lose too much
Get bruised too much
I bleed too much
I need too much
I'm sleeping with the ghosts in my machine

Wooh

I still wan't you baby
(no no)
Guess I always do
(no no..)
I stil love to baby
(no no..)
Guess I always do
(no no..)

Hoo whoo, hoo whoo, hoo whoo, hoo whoo, whoo, whoo huh
(no no, no no..)

Womankind

length: 4:29
producer: Glen Ballard
recording engineer: Scott Campbell
mastering: Ted Jensen
composer: Annie Lennox
lyricist: Annie Lennox
One more time for the womankind
This is for the womankind
Check it out[x2]

Ooh baby's got precious eyes
And when he smiles the sun comes shinin'
To make the day seem like each cloud contains a silver linin'
I would be so happy
If he belonged with me forever
But I know it's not to be
It"s not part of my destination

I wish I had a lover who could turn this water into wine
I wish I had a lover who could give me love at any time
Wish I had so many things
And all my wishes would come true
It's got me thinkin' that I want to get too close to you

Hear my prayer
I'm tired of waitin'
Hear my prayer
Give it a chance
Hear my prayer
I'm clearly statin'
I need to change this circumstance

You could be the best damn thing
That hasn't happened yet to me
You could be the best thing
To come into my mythology
We could have the kinda dream they call a great affinity
I want to turn it into something like reality

Hold me now
I'm tired of waitin'
Hold me now
I'm askin' you
Hold me now
No more anticipatin'
Why won't you come to my rescue ?



Ooh baby's got precious eyes
And when he smiles
the sun comes blastin'
I wish that feelin' of contentment
Would be everlasting
I would be so happy
To give him all my dedication
I would be so happy
But it's only my imagination

Ooh...
This is for the womankind
Ooh...
Singin' for the womankind
Ooh...
That's right for the womankind
Ooh...

How many doors mist I go through?
These constant dreams that I pursue
I can see possibilities in you
Yea here we go again
Is this too good to be true ?
I had this thing called love
Still don't know what it is
Maybe I've had enough
Oh save me please
All my wants are becoming needs
Tell me what you feel
Stripped bare for you to see
Yea every desire go through the fire
This is what I give of me
If I would just be free
Baby won't you rescue me ?
Baby won't you rescue me ?
very desire go through the fire
Lay me down
I wanna be
Under your skin

Through the Glass Darkly

length: 3:30
producer: Glen Ballard
recording engineer: Scott Campbell
mastering: Ted Jensen
composer: Annie Lennox
lyricist: Annie Lennox
Oh
I'm caught up in the middle
But I'll take it to the end
It's coming back together
And it's breaking down again
If I could find a reason
I'd say you were my friend
If I could find a reason
I'd say it once again
When I'm with you
The days are bittersweet
I still can't remember
What it feels to be complete
Yeah
I've tried pretending
But it drops off my feet
I don't know what it's coming to
But I'm looking through the glass darkly
Yeah
Yeah
Oh
Bright lights come and go
Playing blue songs on my radio
Shadows still appear
In the house tonight
Ghosts that come in from the past
All those ghosts that keep on coming back


Sliding through the walls and my windows
Ooh yeah
When I'm with you
The nights are cold and long
Still can't remember
What it feels like to be strong
I've tried to blend in
But it seems I don't belong
I don't know what it's coming to
But I'm looking through the glass darkly
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Can I find you
Can I find you
I can't find you
Yeah
Yeah
I can't find you
Can I find you
Can I find you
I can't find you
Yeah
Yeah
I can't find you
I can't find you oooh

Lost

length: 3:42
producer: Glen Ballard
recording engineer: Scott Campbell
mastering: Ted Jensen
composer: Annie Lennox
lyricist: Annie Lennox
This is the sound of the planes in the night
Coming out of the darkness and into the light
Shining along in the curiously bright
This is the sound of those murderous drums
Watching the footsteps the twisting of thumbs
Over and over again he recalls we're lost

We're lost
We're lost
Tell me the story 'bout when u were young
I want to hear it again
Even the parts where the hero gets stung

I want to savor it
I want to play it again
This is the sound of a baby's first breaths
The dying footsteps
The touching of flesh
To hold in your memory
To keep by your chest

We're lost
We're lost
We're lost

Coloured Bedspread

length: 4:32
producer: Glen Ballard
recording engineer: Scott Campbell
mastering: Ted Jensen
composer: Annie Lennox
lyricist: Annie Lennox
Oooooh[x3]

Bright lights are going dim
I want to hide again
The nights are caving in
On my coloured bedspread
Oooooh
I wanna drift so far
To slip out of the crowd
It doesn't matter how
On my coloured bedspread
Oooooh
You make the stars dissolve
Like sugar melting in my mouth
Some people come and go
But they won't ever know
About the things we do
On my coloured bedspread
Oooooh
I remember places I've been to
Remember things I never knew
Remember dreams that all came true
On my coloured bedspread
Oooooh
We make the stars collide
I touch the planets through your eyes
Can you feel it
Tell me can you feel it now
Can you feel it
Tell me can you feel it now
Can you feel it
Tell me can you feel it now
You make the stars dissolve
Like sugar melting in my mouth
Oooooh.
Beneath my coloured bedspread

Sing

length: 4:49
producer: Glen Ballard
recording engineer: Scott Campbell
mastering: Ted Jensen
guest choir vocals: Shakira, Josh Stone, Shingai, Anastacia, Angélique Kidjo, k.d. lang, Beth Orton, Faith Hill, Bonnie Raitt, KT Tunstall, Sugababes, Beverley Knight, Dido, Madonna, Fergie, Gladys Knight, P!nk, Martha Wainwright, Beth Gibbons, Isobel Campbell, Melissa Etheridge, Sarah McLachlan and Céline Dion
composer: Annie Lennox
lyricist: Annie Lennox
Sing, my sister, sing
Let your voice be heard
What won't kill you will make you strong
Sing, my sister, sing

You don't need to disrespect yourself again
Don't hide your light behind your fear
Now women can be strong
You've known it all along
What you need is what you haven't found
So'

Sing, my sister, sing
Let your voice be heard
What won't kill you will make you strong
Sing, my sister, sing

Women are the mothers of the world, my friend
I tell you womankind is strong
Take your beautiful self up to the heights again
(Ooh)
Back to the place where you belong
So'

Sing, my sister, sing
Let your voice be heard
What won't kill you will make you strong
Sing, my sister, sing

Sing, my sister, sing
Let your voice be heard
What won't kill you will make you strong
Sing, my sister, sing

Sing out
Sing loud
Sing proud

Sing, my sister, sing
Let your voice be heard

Sing, my sister, sing
Let your voice be heard

Sing, my sister, sing
Let your voice be heard

Sing, my sister, sing
Let your voice be heard

Big Sky

length: 4:03
producer: Glen Ballard
recording engineer: Scott Campbell
mastering: Ted Jensen
composer: Annie Lennox
lyricist: Annie Lennox
Big sky
I'm gonna hurt you
Big sky
You'll remember this
Big sky
Up above the rain
How can I ever put a stop to it
Look you in the face again

Big sky
I'll never let you go
Big sky
Baby I told you so
Big sky
Look at this swollen pride
I got so busy looking out for you
When were you by my side

When I'm breathin'
When I'm sleepin'
I cant think of nothing else
All my longing all my waiting
All the things you never felt


All my weeping all my wailing
All my standing on the shelf
How am I ever gonna get through this
Back to myself again?

Big sky
I never knew you
Big sky
Let me down again
Big sky
I'm giving you the blame
How can I ever put a stop to this
Look you in the face again

Wont you say it isn't so?
Watch me fallin'
See me fallin'
I slip through the vortex of the sky
Darkness and light
Is what's inside
Darkness and light
It's what's inside

Fingernail Moon

length: 5:05
producer: Glen Ballard
recording engineer: Scott Campbell
mastering: Ted Jensen
lyricist: Annie Lennox
composer: Annie Lennox
Fingernail moon up in the sky
Come out and see me
See me some time
Cause I'm here alone (I'm here alone)
Stuck in the blue (stuck in the blue)
No distance between us
Between me and you
I've got nothing to hide
I got nothing to loose
You'll be by my side
Common tell me the truth

Elegant moon
You cut like a knife
It does me no favors
Stay out of my site
Blah like glass
All ancient and new
Oh space lies between us
Between me and you
There's no need to be shy
There's no need to be scared
I need you tonight
Come on out if you dare

I'm just a girl with ma feet on the ground I'm just a girl with ma head going round
I feel so sad
Something unsettling out of ma skin
I don't know the reason or were to begin
Calling the circles I found ma self in
I want to reach out and touch you ma sweet
Circle you
Up in the sky
Come out and see me
See me some time
Cause I'm here alone
After all I've been through
Were the distance between us
Between me and you
It don't matter how long
It don't matter how far
I'll need you tonight
Under the stars