Lyrics
The Stone Roses (1989)




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01. I Wanna Be Adored
02. She Bangs The Drums
03. Waterfall
04. Don't Stop
05. Bye Bye Badman
06. Elizabeth My Dear
07. (Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister
08. Made Of Stone
09. Shoot You Down
10. This Is The One
11. I Am The Resurrection





I Wanna Be Adored (Squire/Brown)
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I don't have to sell my soul
He's already in me
I don't need to sell my soul
He's already in me

I wanna be adored
I wanna be adored

I don't have to sell my soul
He's already in me
I don't need to sell my soul
He's already in me

I wanna be adored
I wanna be adored

Adored

I wanna be adored
You adore me
You adore me
You adore me
I wanna
I wanna
I wanna be adored

I wanna
I wanna
I wanna be adored

I wanna
I wanna
I wanna be adored

I wanna
I wanna
I gotta be adored

I wanna be adored


She Bangs The Drums (Squire/Brown)
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I can feel the earth begin to move
I hear my needle hit the groove
And spiral through another day
I hear my song begin to say
Kiss me where the sun don't shine
The past was yours
But the future's mine
You're all out of time

I don't feel too steady on my feet
I feel hollow I feel weak
Passion fruit and holy bread
Fill my guts and ease my head
Through the early morning sun
I can see her here she comes

She bangs the drums

Have you seen her have you heard
The way she plays there are no words
To describe the way I feel

How could it ever come to pass
She'll be the first she'll be the last
To describe the way I feel
The way I feel

Have you seen her have you heard
The way she plays there are no words
To describe the way I feel

How could it ever come to pass
She'll be the first she'll be the last
To describe the way I feel
The way I feel

Have you seen her have you heard
The way she plays there are no words
To describe the way I feel

How could it ever come to pass
She'll be the first she'll be the last
To describe the way I feel
The way I feel



Waterfall (Squire/Brown)
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Chimes sing Sunday morn
Today's the day she's sworn
To steal what she never could own
And race from this hole she calls home

Now you're at the wheel
Tell me how, how does it feel?
So good to have equalised
To lift up the lids of your eyes

As the miles they disappear
See land begin to clear
Free from the filth and the scum
This American satellite's won

She'll carry on through it all
She's a waterfall
She'll carry on through it all
She's a waterfall

See the steeple pine
The hills as old as time
Soon to be put to the test
To be whipped by the winds of the West

Stands on shifting sands
The scales held in her hands
The wind it just whips her and wails
And fills up her Brigantine sails

She'll carry on through it all
She's a waterfall
She'll carry on through it all
She's a waterfall



Don't Stop (Squire/Brown)
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Don't stop
Isn't it funny how you shine?
Don't stop
Isn't it funny how you shine?

Here the sea spray give
I was with her
We're under the ship so get me over
Now that was me, listen
Now she fishes now, listen
There was no one out there we used
There is the news for me useless
Now so much waste
How we'll be teased

Don't stop
Isn't it funny how you shine?
Don't stop
Isn't it funny how you shine?

Oh won't you just ask me, you're an imbecile
What's the matter for everyone I feel
Pain, blues singer
He's playing just a guitar, from the top

I wake, I still look, I feel loose
We're all here now who's the first
Ease into my heart
He must be one of us

Don't stop
Isn't it funny how you shine?
Don't stop
Isn't it funny how you shine?



Bye Bye Badman (Squire/Brown)
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Soak me to my skin
Will you drown me in your sea
Submission ends and I begin

Choke me smoke the air
In this citrus sucking sunshine
I don't care you're not all there

Every backbone and heart you break
Will still come back for more
Submission ends it all

Here he come
Got no question got no love
I'm throwing stones at you man
I want you black and blue and
I'm gonna make you bleed
Gonna bring you down to your knees

Bye bye badman
Ooh bye bye

Choke me smoke the air
In this citrus sucking sunshine
I don't care you're not all there

You've been bought and paid
You're a whore and a slave
Your dark star holy shrine
Come taste the end, you're mine

Here he come
Got no question got no love
I'm throwing stones at you man
I want you black and blue and
I'm gonna make you bleed
Gonna bring you down to your knees

Bye bye badman
Ooh bye bye

I've got bad intention
I intend to knock you down
These stones I throw
Oh these french kisses
Are the only way I've found

I've got bad intention
I intend to knock you down
These stones I throw
Oh these french kisses
Are the only way I've found



Elizabeth My Dear (Squire/Brown)
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Tear me apart and boil my bones
I'll not rest till she's lost her throne
My aim is true, my message is clear
It's curtains for you, Elizabeth my dear



(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister (Squire/Brown)
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Her hair
Soft drifted snow
Death white
I ain't going to know
Why she hates
All that she does
But she gives
It all that she's got

Until the sky turns green
The grass is several shades of blue
Every member of parliament trips on glue

Until the sky turns green
And the grass is several shades of blue
Every member of parliament trips on glue

It takes all these things and all that time
Till my sugar spun sister's happy
With this love of mine
It'll take all these things and oh much more

I've paid
For fifteen or more
But my guts
Can't take many more

My hands are stuck
To my jeans
And she knows, she knows
What this must mean

She wakes up with the sun
She asked me what is all the fuss
As she gave me more than she thought she should
She wakes up with the sun
I think what have I done
As I gave her more than I thought I would, ohh

It takes all these things and all that time
Till my sugar spun sister's happy
With this love of mine

Yeah yeah yeah
The candyfloss girl
The sticky fingered boy
Oh that sister of mine
Yeah



Made Of Stone (Squire/Brown)
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Your knuckles whiten on the wheel
The last thing that your hands will feel
Your final flight can't be delayed

No earth, just sky it's so serene
Your pink fat lips let go a scream
You fry and melt I love the scene

Sometimes I fantasise
When the streets are cold and lonely
And the cars they burn below me
Don't these times fill your eyes

When the streets are cold and lonely
And the cars they burn below me
Are you all alone?
Is anybody home?

I'm standing warm against the cold
Now that the flames have taken hold
At least you left your life in style

And for as far I can see
Ten twisted grills grin back at me
Bad money dies I love the scene

Sometimes I fantasise
When the streets are cold and lonely
And the cars they burn below me
Don't these times fill your eyes

When the streets are cold and lonely
And the cars they burn below me
Are you all alone
Is anybody home?

Sometimes I fantasise
When the streets are cold and lonely
And the cars they burn below me
Don't these times fill your eyes

When the streets are cold and lonely
And the cars they burn below me
Are you all alone
Are you made of stone?



Shoot You Down (Squire/Brown)
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You know it
You show it
And the time has come
To shoot you down
What a sound
When the day is done
And it all works out

I'd love to do it and you know you've always had it coming

You know it
You show it
And the time has come
To shoot you down
What a sound
When the day is done
And it all works out

I'd love to do it and you know you've always had it coming

I never wanted
The love that you showed me
It started to choke me
And how I wish I'd said no,
Too slow
I couldn't take that,
Too fast
I want you to know

You know it
You show it
But I can't back down
It's far too late
I can't wait

Now the time has come
It'll all work out
And when this thing is done
It'll leave no doubt
So when you've had your fun
Will you all walk out?

I'd love to do it and you know you've always had it coming
I'd love to do it and you know you've always had it coming
I'd love to do it and you know you've always had it coming



This Is The One (Squire/Brown)
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A girl consumed by fire
We all know her desire
From the plans that she has made

I had her on a promise
Immerse me in your splendor
All the plans that I have made

This is the one
This is the one
This is the one
This is the one
This is the one
She's waited for

This is the one
This is the one
This is the one
Oh this is the one
This is the one
She's waited for

I'd like to leave the country
For a month of Sundays
Burn the town where I was born

If only she'd believe me
Bellona Belladonna
Burn me out or bring me home

And this is the one
This is the one
This is the one
This is the one
This is the one
She's waited for

This is the one
This is the one
This is the one
Oh, this is the one
This is the one
I've waited for

Oh this is the one
Oh this is the one

This is the one
I've waited for

This is the one
Oh this is the one
Oh this is the one
This is the one
I've waited for

This is the one
This is the one
This is the one
Oh this is the one

This is the one
I've waited for

It may go right
But it might go wrong
This is the one
This is the one
She's waited for

And this is the one
This is the one
This is the one
This is the one
She's waited for

And this is the one
Oh this is the one
Ah this is the one
This is the one
I've waited for



I Am The Resurrection (Squire/Brown)
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Down down, you bring me down
I hear you knocking at my door and I can't sleep at night
Your face, it has no place
No room for you inside my house I need to be alone

Don't waste your words I don't need anything from you
I don't care where you've been or what you plan to do

Turn turn, I wish you'd learn
There's a time and place for everything I've got to get it through
Cut loose 'cause you're no use
I couldn't stand another second in your company

Don't waste your words I don't need anything from you
I don't care where you've been or what you plan to do

Stone me, why can't you see
You're a no-one nowhere washed-up baby who'd look better dead
Your tongue is far too long
I don't like the way it sucks and slurps upon my every word

Don't waste your words I don't need anything from you
I don't care where you've been or what you plan to do

I am the resurrection and I am the light
I couldn't ever bring myself to hate you as I'd like

I am the resurrection and I am the light
I couldn't ever bring myself to hate you as I'd like



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