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Any Chrome fans out there?
Old 19th January 2020
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Any Chrome fans out there?

Trying to figure out the lyrics of some of my all time favourite tracks by my all time favourite band Chrome.

First, this one:


what I understand most of the time is the following (but it seems wrong)

to end the craving
takes my eyes from you
it puts me in a field far away from you
don't know why
they have faces that change
the sounds outside
are still the same

walking and looking for you

?? ?? has been here
??
now's your time when you could sleep
sometimes the walking and looking
for the dome lost in the rain

walking and looking for you

now you've come a long way from home
without contact you're on your own
is something new hanging on your face
when they arrive they may come to your place

walking and looking for you



I recently discovered there is also a live version, but it has totally different lyrics:

you look like there is something hanging on your face
you wonder how you got to this place

there's something new that you would call home
it's far away but it's just a dome

walking and looking for you

your friends are all dead or they're gone
but the rain still carries on

you don't know if you will make it back
you got something tied on your bag

walking and looking for you

now you see a light far away
you don't know how many days you may go
they all hope you come right way
now you found it you found your place

walking and looking for you


I like both versions, but unfortunately the second version doesn't help me to figure out the original version

Can some one with a better grasp of the language correct this for me?
Anybody else around here who's been a fan?
Old 22nd January 2020
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Ok so no Chrome fans.
Why am I not surprised at all?
Old 26th January 2020
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I’ve got Half Machine Lip Moves but I don’t listen to it so much these days.
Old 26th January 2020
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When I was a teenager in the 80s there was a great radio show that played Chrome.

I listened to Half Machine Lip Moves, Blood on the Moon and the Damon Edge stuff over and over.
Then I moved on, didn't listen to that for decades, had all my records lost, but recently I discovered that pretty much everything is on Youtube, plus lots of things I didnt know.
Also I didnt know the Helios Creed stuff which I also like in a way.

And I realize it had and has a lot of influence on me.
I am not sure what it is that fascinates me. It probably helps that I only understand and understood just fractions of the lyrics.

I would love to to a sampler with various artists and cover versions of Chrome songs.
But have to find the artists first...

I only met two or three people during my live who ever listened Chrome.
Old 26th January 2020
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I was the same with other stuff from then - Throbbing Gristle, Residents. Didn’t listen to it for ages, then a few years ago got back into it - esp TG - and loved it
Old 27th January 2020
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Quote:
Originally Posted by memristor View Post
Ok so no Chrome fans.
Why am I not surprised at all?
I just don't trust Google.
Old 1 week ago
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just saw this thread now, big fan of Chrome/Damon Edge for 20+ years now (for some reason i’m not a big fan of Helios Creed, solo or newer Chrome). just listened to ‘Alien Soundtracks’ last night for the first time in a few years. i’ll try to help out on those lyrics when i get a minute. i got really obsessive about them some years back, collected a ton of info/pics/etc. i know i’ve got a bunch of lyrics saved, but maybe not from this album, i’ll have to check. if not, hopefully i can figure them out.

it really took me a long time to appreciate post-Helios Chrome, but i ended up liking it quite a bit. his Damon Edge solo albums are very similar to later Chrome and worth checking out as well. also, i absolutely love the first (pre-Helios) Chrome album ‘The Visitation’.
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lol... nope, sorry. i can't make them out either. i don't have that one on vinyl, but i don't think it had the lyrics printed anyway. i do have lyrics for most of the Helios-era albums though, if you haven't seen those.

haven't heard too many Chrome covers over the years, the only one i can think of off the top of my head is the one by the band Prong. probably forgetting a couple.

there was a handful of videos on youtube years back of two guys (drums and guitar/vocals) doing an awesome job of playing a bunch of songs live, but i'm not sure if i can find them now. ... damn, tried searching but came up empty. wish i could find it (if they're even still up there), they did an amazing job of it. crap.
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I wonder if he just made up the lyrics on the fly. The difference between the live versions and the studio versions seems suggest that to me.
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hard to say, as they only played live a few times. some of the albums had lyrics printed, so for that stuff i'd guess that they were pretty developed or "set in stone". in this case, i'd just consider them two different "versions" of the song. haven't really compared the lyrics in any of the other live songs, now i wonder if they're different as well. (??)

also, i remember a few years back someone posted a short live video of him/them playing live in France in the mid-80s (pretty bad quality), but it was taken down pretty quickly. i think it was legit though.
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All Data Lost

Here comes the day
End of the night
Do you see clouds pull out of sight
You were the dream
You want to make
For the light field
Should be no mistakes



Pygmies In Zee Park

Waiting for you in the park by the zoo
Waiting for you in the park by the zoo
Sitting in the dark
Pygmies in zee park
End of the race for man
Should get one last specimen
Just after this next sea I’m sure there will be
Sitting in the dark
Pygmies in zee park



Slip It To The Android

Then it suddenly occurs to
Slip it to the android
You don’t like the disguise but so what
Slip it to the android
You had nothing better to do going over crator 452
Slip it to the android
Lift up the mechanical robe
Slip it to the android
3 moons out tonight
Everthing’s so clean and white
Sure feels good from a different point of view



Pharoah Chromium

Midnight is like afternoon
Don’t get out much cept in ‘72
Keep me here locked in this room
With my snakes and my colored tattoo
But I figure I could give you the sky
If you just do what I say
I heard the princess was in town
You make sure she comes around
Don’t give me no line as we stand here in time
I can see you dancing close to him
Talking bout pharoah chromium



ST 37

Sexual Chakra
Same old soap opera
Environment surrounded by cement
Latest scoop on dagas
Painting of Las Vegas
Capsulized resort on police report
St 37 St 37 St 37 take you up to heaven
Get in the winnebago
Go down to San Diego
Going to have to tango at the next fandango
Where you going to go
What you going to do
When your destiny comes after you
St 37 St 37 St 37 take you up to heaven
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TV As Eyes

I don’t know why I should wait
I’ve got to find a way
Something you feel inside
Something I feel inside
Waiting at the back door of my mind
Back at the wheel again
Something you feel, desire
Back at the wheel again
Something you feel inside
Waiting at the back door of my mind



Zombie Warfare

I feel it like a scientist
I feel it like a scientist
And you say you’re face is parted and you can’t be alone
You say he loves you but he didn’t phone
But I can’t let you down
I can’t let you down
I try to get you to except the feel
That the march is on
Can’t you be someone that I can’t let down
Can’t let you go and can’t let you down
Now that you’re someone you gotta go to war
You’ve been persuaded
Persuaded you to join
So I’ve got to go to war
I’ve got to go to war
And I can’t let you down
I can’t let you down



March Of The Chrome Police

I don’t care much about your situation
You’ve got too a strange of a fascination
You’ve got an overactive imagination
A cold clamey bombing
A cold clamey bombing
Will ruin your town
I hear all the paranoid discussions
Trying to distract me from my functions
But I don’t care what they say
I’m not afraid of the Russians
A cold clamey bombing
Will ruin your town
Some say they saw you lighting up the fuse
Well at last this ****ing box will get some use
Modern equipment can’t take the abuse
A cold clamey bombing
Will **** on your town



You’ve Been Duplicated

Saw you turning up the stairs
It’s been years since you’ve been here
Things are still gone but things aren’t the same
There’s no chance that you’ve been tranced
You’ve been complicated
You’ve been rather duplicated
You’ve been recreated
You’ve been replaced
Go down town cause I lost count
Now your eyes changed but your still the same
Oh no Oh no you’ve been complicated
You’ve been duplicated
You’ve been resignated
You’ve been replaced



Half Machine Lip Moves

I can feel the april haze
I will now turn you out
Out to win the heroine
Does it hide? Does it prove?
They’re moving on to passion times
But does the world for your love resemble mine
I can feel the void of a world surreal
They’re going home to a past left behind
And I guess the band will be playing with angel fire
So I saw you in the zoo in the parking lot
Can’t you see what you need you’ve already got



Abstract Nympho

Been waitin such a long time just to ask you
You know I don’t like just hanging around
Baba you know I want you to be my dog
Don’t think I make myself too complicated
You know I don’t like beating around the bush
Baba you know I want you to be my dog
You’re on the hiball and dedicated
All alone but be thankful
Fundamental, monumental
All alone in society
But you have body needs
Fundamental monumental
On the jib all alone
Body needs all the time
Fundamental, monumental



Creature Eternal

I want you to see that before that
I’m living with the zombies
I’m living with the zombies
Grown like vegetables on the shock table and they need help
Will I kiss like I don’t care?
Will I feel the nights cold air
I can see the rest so well
I will see the light of dawn
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NEW AGE

I'm on the outside looking at the inside
nobody inside looking at the outside
I'm all alone
eight, eight
this is the new age
eight, eight
this is the new way

I'm on the inside looking at the outside
looking at the outer zone
i'm not strange, nothing's strange
there's nothing strange about me
eight, eight
this is the new age
eight, eight
this is the new way

I've got a big old steel
I've got a chineese card
I've got a specimen
in my backyard
eight, eight
this is the new age



EYES ON MARS

I saw you in the night against the rain
and i can't find a memory to save
I am anti fade and i can't go away

my name is hurt and i get hurt too
I sight you off the road and i should know
I am anti fade and i can't go away

there's something i think you oughta know
I tried to stop it but the feeling still grows
must be your eyes up on mars
but it seems like the headlights from the cars
coming thru
something from you
signals from you

you could be one thousand miles away
doesn't matter what you do
doesn't matter what you say
I am anti fade and i can't go away

I tied you up and you untied my brains
and i can never ever feel the pain
I am anti fade and i can't go away



JONESTOWN

he's in the military walking home
been tortured all alone
called out to you
do you know how
called out to you
do you know how


shake the lamb, voice the feed
magazine man likes to bleed
got the pressure thru his nose
said his name is really jones
called out to you
do you know how to
called out to you
do you know how to


ANIMAL

I'm never all alone
and you never even phone
but i've got units in hand
I'm not really your man


I like the way it should be
I like the way you can see
I like that you got the beat
with me around
your in town
sterile world
your not my girl

I like the way it should be
I like the way you can see
I like that you got the beat
with me tonight
your so tight
singing wire
heart on fire
animal, animal


I like the way it should be
I like the way you can see
I like that you got the beat
with me around
underground
called a zone
be sure to phone


STATIC GRAVITY

I see the future and drink my drink
looking on ward its not what it seems
sucking in their pools never knowing real life
stuck in their holes living in the night

no descion-no corporation
the sun isn't dead tonight
fool formation

something wrong-never knew to say
my mind is drained-live from day to day
something new-a campaign cold
nothing new until its known

no descion-no corporation
the sun isn't dead tonight
fool formation


EYES IN THE CENTER

eyes in the center
head to the right
all you know on the void
come to see you
under the night
mondo dance and a trance
mondo dance had a trance
eyes in the center
head to the left
finger attack anything
and you dance mondo dance
head in a trance for mondo dance

head to the right
eyes down a mile
****ing it in
going out in style
and you talk mondo talk
and you walk mondo walk


ELECTRIC CHAIR

I have electric chair
I want to electrify you
I have electric chair
I want to crucify you
I have electric clamps
I have a basement wall
I have a million amps
I'm on protocall
I have basement wall

sitting in my chair
with your mini skirt
I turn the knobs
you love the current

your knowing on my door
I know you want to fry
your coming back for more
you left that other guy
I know you want to fry

ISOLATION

TV Intro:

when you take away all sensation
we want to know what happens to him
if he sees nothing, feels nothing
tastes nothing, hears nothing

we want to know what happens to the body
and particularly to the central nervous system
when the man is put into this complete isolation
into the sort of conditions that may well
be experienced in space flight

to do this we invented a completely new
piece of aparatus-well because my systems are

found the answers to the question
of the human being
all the traffic on the west bound side
stretch of interstate
scales from my eyes tore inside
try to spend the sit down show, ride, ride
i'm so isolated
i'm so isolated
i'm so isolated
your so isolate
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FIREBOMB

In your burning tight leather you're a firebomb
with your handles smoking you're on fire
not a flaw, not a mess you're way on top
like a classic car, a firebomb
you got your father worried, your mother uptight
in a fire moon winter she's my love
the way you finger my flame you're a firebomb
the way you blow out my brain you're a firebomb


FUTURE GHOSTS

Stuck in time shadows under my pillow awake me
walk into the window looking down at the shiny metallic monster
your soft sticky pearls surround my mind to capture
looking down to see what's going on down under
too many future ghosts and density on the run
looking back there's something there to imagine
looking back to see what's going on the downside
that look in your eye could it turn steel into dust?
Years ago you know our instincts were lost


ARMAGEDDON

Take it to the teacher take it to the park
want to make a million is it armageddon
like to hear the voice in got nothing to say
got nothing more to say to you got nothing to do
standing in the light field ground zero out of reach
don't want no pardon
armageddon

technicians on the moon feel safer than you
standing like the targets in midst of armageddon
standing in the light field ground zero out of reach
don't want no pardon
armageddon


HEARTBEAT

I see heartbeat
phantoms knowing heart beat
we see sanity
I know what they expect from me
they're speaking of sanity
they're hearing society
I heartbeat I know what they expect from me
they're screaming society
they're thinking humanity
I feel heartbeat
I feel sanity
I'm hearing heartbeat
I'm feeling a heartbeat
you're thinking sanity
you're hearing heartbeat


OFF THE LINE

When I'm off the line I can feel your eyes
and when I touch you
I've touched everything
when I see you I see into your eyes
when I see you there is no time
when I feel you there is paradise


THIRD FROM THE SUN

Seeing their children caught up in the latest fad
their parents are worried thinking they've gone bad
everything's the same nothing has changed
everything's the same nothing has changed changes tomorrow
taking their axes they're turning an amber red
making a noise able to wake the dead
everything's the same nothing has changed everything's the same
nothing has changed at all changed in our world
looking through windows only to see the rain
the way they are moving ground zero attack my brain


SHADOWS OF A THOUSAND YEARS

They find you in the time laying on the beach
of the wasted land out of reach
calling to the shadows of monsters
digging in the sand for clam shells
they put you in the celluloid for the wake
and you wake up in the morning and you smile
and you see that the time is dead but the man is walking
but he's on the sea and you can't believe he's talking
Bing Crosby came back but he can't see him
cause he's on sunset and he's talking
and he's wearing a brown suit with a white hat joking
and he's gambling like a gambler but he's smoking
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THE NEED

I want to meet you
I want to see you
we are connected
now we're sitting
in the middle of protection

we need to be there
we need to know
we need to be there
right now

see they are waiting
they are refrigerating
don't be hhesitating
living in the middle
of a palm tree summer

we need to be there
we need to know
we need to be there
right now



THE STRANGERS

false predictions
phony fortunes
break the night
sign of the times

I don't remember standing in line before
but i think the service improves

buy ten, buy four
Apollo
recycled soul
get in this line

I don't remember standing in line before
but i think the service improves

things get shallow
hard to swallow
things get hollow
i'm not valentino
i'm not looking for stupid fortunes
don't need no strangers
in my life


I don't remember standing in line before
but i think the service improves

slimy strangers, getting stranger
break the night - there's no chance
in a moment - in an hour
there's no way - that's all i wrote



PERFUMED METAL

we're going somewhere
climbing on the escalator
we're going somewhere
where the steel's growing

we're going from the car
we're going to a thousand faces
to another building layout
we're going far and hard
we're going to a thousand places
we're going far and hard
we're going somewhere



OUT OF REACH

destroy the meaning if you want to
why not do it all again
repay-don't push that button or your mind breaks
cash in before it's too late

I see them out of reach
they're moving , ground zero

don't look back
there's something there to imagine
imagine living in your own mind
dreaming miles away
from nowhere
learning to destroy



INNERVACUME

it's turning half past midnight
where's the guarantee
shooting through a vacume
running out of birthdays
saw you standing there
built without a flaw
it's someones world

they're not all together righteous
if adjustments made just right
i have not upturned new numbers
don't turn your back on me
living in this lifestyle
i have nothing more to say
you can have your fools and heroes
you can have your victory
it's someones world

buildings built like beaches
dripping off the land
sand in the soup bowl
gray day at the campsite
it's someones world



INSECT HUMAN


there in Vancouver
there in montreal
there in boston
there in cairo
there in moscow
there in madrid
there in detroit
there in chicago

we are connected
we are connected

there in london
there in munich
there in paris
there in hong kong
there in l.a.
there in new york
there in Bangkok
there in stockholm

we are connected
we are connected


BRAIN SCAN

tails of motion
touching the ground
felt your hands
touch my feet

don't touch that dial
marked in time
something to be
something to me

and now my hand
I'm your man
touching the ground
felt your hands
pulling me down
we're in command
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lyrics from 'The Visitation'.
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Wow, thanks!

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