New Romance: 1984

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The Rubber Room
Nothing to do I have a drink
Feeling sad I have another
After a few I feel happy
But I’m heading straight for the rubber room
Strange as I feel feeling this way
I’m moving inside the rubber room
Into the walls I go a-bouncing
I’ve paid my money where’s my red balloon?
Strange as I feel feeling this way
I’m moving inside the rubber room
Nothing to do I cut my hair
Feeling sad I hurt my body
And after awhile I feel nothing
I’m heading straight for the rubber room
Strange as I feel feeling this way
I’m moving inside the rubber room
the rubber room the rubber room

She Looks A Lot Like Martin Gore From 1984
Red is the colour of her room, translucent
Her lips the blackest hue of blue, translucent
Her sculpted hair her sculpted face
Her flying saucer eyes
Her leather skirt her coy girl flirt
She’s a girl and she’s a boy
She looks a lot like Martin Gore from 1984
She looks a lot like Martin Gore from 1984
She drinks enough to make her sick
Before she’s anyone’s
She thinks enough to bruise her skin
She won’t be anyone’s
Her sculpted hair her sculpted face
Her flying saucer eyes
Her leather skirt her coy girl flirt
She’s a girl and she’s a boy
She looks a lot like Martin Gore from 1984
She looks a lot like Martin Gore from 1984
She walks between the silhouettes in shadows
Collecting vapour men as friends in shadows
Her sculpted hair her sculpted face
Her flying saucer eyes
Her leather skirt her coy girl flirt
She’s a girl and she’s a boy
She looks a lot like Martin Gore from 1984
She looks a lot like Martin Gore from 1984
She looks a lot like Martin Gore from 1984

She’s Glass
She’s glass
Cuts my heart cuts my face
Shard of glass pure and clear
She cuts lines in flesh lines them up
She’s glass she’s glass
How do I stop bleeding for her?
How do I stop?
How do I stop bleeding for her?
How do I stop bleeding for her?
She’s glass
Razor eyes razor touch
Shattered glass pure and clear
She cuts lines in flesh lines them up
She’s glass she’s glass
How do I stop bleeding for her?
How do I stop?
How do I stop bleeding for her?
Bleeding for her bleeding for her
Bleeding for her bleeding for her

When The Wind Blows Mary
When all was lost I reached
I reached for the sleeping pills
I thought of it all and fell into despair
When the wind blows when the wind blows
When the wind blows when the wind blows
My head is dulled my vision’s a milky sea
The shadows in the wind walk right through me
When the wind blows when the wind blows
When the wind blows when the wind blows
When the wind blows when the wind blows
When the wind blows when the wind blows
And the wind cries Mary and the wind cries Mary
And the wind cries Mary and the wind cries Mary
And the wind cries Mary and the wind cries Mary

Darkroom Sanctuary
Hold me up to the light and can you read my face?
All the cracks and lines tomorrow will not erase
Follow me to the darkroom sanctuary
Bring me out after dark, I feel less alone
If I can’t have what I want I’ll make pretend I don’t need
Follow me to the darkroom sanctuary
Her candle burns in the night I watch it across the street
If I can’t have who I want I’ll make pretend I don’t need
Follow me to the darkroom sanctuary
Hold me up to the light and you can read my face
If I can’t have who I want I’ll make pretend I don’t need
Follow me to the darkroom sanctuary
Follow me to the darkroom sanctuary

She Lives In Tunnels
Her eyes hurt from exposure to the day
Her skin blistered and began to flay
She may be the last person left alive
In this the year of 2025
She lives in tunnels she lives in tunnels
The military built a city underground
A nuclear strike was deemed reasonable and sound
In preparation they had a hundred years of food
And there were provisions for every kind of mood
She lives in tunnels she lives in tunnels
Now the earth’s surface is a radioactive sewer
All the good folks died and fauna and flora fried
She lives in tunnels without another human sound
She kills her time searching hoping for another being to be found
She lives in tunnels she lives in tunnels
She lives in tunnels she lives in tunnels

Dreams Of A Boy
Take off your blue dress and put down the phone
I wish for nothing tonight except for you in my sight
Wash off your dolls face and move to the light
I care for nothing tonight except for you in my sight
Dreams of a boy somehow never come true
Dreams of a boy somehow never come
Move to your window my eyes will follow you
I wish for no more tonight except for you in my sight
Dreams of a boy somehow never come true
Dreams of a boy somehow never come
I never approached her I would never dare
I watched her glimpses from distant and close vantages
She was such a swinger then it was 1982
The out of this world synthesizers padded her movements
Remember dreams of dreams of dreams of
Remember dreams of dreams of a boy

Stay Away From The Lollipop Clown
The lollipop clown stalks the street
The lollipop clown hands out treats
His sad eyed face makes children weep
And he comes for them in their sleep
Stay away from the lollipop clown
Stay away from the lollipop clown
The lollipop clown in battered shoes
Makes nursery rhymes from chain gang blues
Got a spider’s web for things to keep
And he comes for children in their sleep
Stay away from the lollipop clown
Stay away from the lollipop clown
The lollipop clown has a leery smile
In colours to attract cub juveniles
Got a spider’s web for things to keep
And he comes for children in their sleep
Stay away from the lollipop clown
Stay away from the lollipop clown
Stay away from the lollipop clown
Stay away from the lollipop clown
Spider’s web he’ll put you in a spider’s web
Spider’s web he’ll put you in a spider’s web

It Came From Outer Space
There are lights in the sky and my car has stalled
My phone starts to ring but no one’s called
I’m miles from nowhere on this temperate night
As the lights descend they have me in their sight
I abandoned the car and scramble for the trees
I tripped over burrows landing on my knees
I can hear the hum I can feel the pull
Like a magnet overhead I feel light as wool
It came from outer space it came from outer space
I’m somewhere far beyond the sun
I feel nothing and I see no one
I have no fear or wish to run and for pain I have none
It came from outer space it came from outer space
It came from outer space it came from outer space
It came from outer space it came from outer space
I want to stay here if it’s all the same
I have no fear I feel no pain

Waiting For Heaven
Noise and shops go away
Petrol fumes and advertising
Fast cars and faster people
Things lying dead on the pavement
And I’m just waiting for heaven I’m just hoping for sleep
I’m just waiting for heaven I’m just hoping for sleep
Filth and lucre go away
Ringing phones and social media
And I’m just waiting for heaven I’m just hoping for sleep
I’m just waiting for heaven I’m just hoping for sleep

All tracks written by G Pappas
except tracks 1,4,5,7,10 written by George Pappas – Stephen Beckett

Performed & Produced by Alien Skin
Mastered at Abbey Road, Studios, London
Released on ScentAir Records, Moscow – label
CD available from POPoNAUT Ships worldwide.

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