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Child of the Future Lyrics

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  1. GBD
    Member

    Ok here's the first Go at the COTF lyrics. Please feel free to re-write if you find something missing/wrong!

    The Ozzylot (Hidden in a Girl)

    Stoned and blissful
    I know what I like
    Have you seen her
    She shines so bright
    Free means being free
    Of the need to feel free
    There is nowhere else
    i would rather be

    Sweet surrender
    My time was good
    Nothin made me feel
    Like I'm supposed to do
    Tired seeker I was
    Led to the world
    Wish fulfillment
    Hidden in a girl

    How could I take it that long
    I was lost like a Cork on the ocean
    It made me floating along
    I was free but I had no motion(?)
    Life is pure magic when you
    Finally get it right

    All I wanted was
    To feel close to you
    I won't push it far
    You do what you need to
    Soul and fire
    Can I still be your friend
    When it's over
    And we're free to float along
    And wonder why we're free

    I want you to be my girl
    I want you to be my girl

    Riding The Tiger

    The faces that I thought I'd seen
    and all the things she said.
    The places I knew I'd been
    were all inside my head.

    Their screaming from the balconies
    As Bells reverberate
    Through a storm in the sky within us
    from cities all erased

    And it just got started, now the walls come tumbling down.
    Theres' no doubt about it, revolution just in time.
    As the wheels are turning, I sign up for another round.

    And it just got started, revolution just no time.
    as the wheels are turning, Sign up for another round.

    Round and around, round and around.
    Round.

    Whole Lotta Diana

    Did you really think you had it in you all this time
    Is your vote still valid, voice still clear, do your words still rhyme?
    "are your................................is your.......................sublime"
    Sticks and stones and broken bones, just "steal the night"

    You don't matter, No you don't
    You're just a "once was". Move on
    Shape up and go, get with the program, with the flow
    Just a "has been", you really should know

    It's a filthy habit, hard to break but tougher to keep
    But the other choices haunt your dreams and steal your sleep
    If it's one for the money, then it's two for the show
    Three little piggies, free for all and all for the blow!

    You don't matter, No you don't
    You're jus a "once was". Move on
    Shape up and go, get with the program, with the flow
    Just a "has been", you really should know!

    You don't matter, No you don't
    You're jus a "once was". Move on
    Shape up and go, get with the program, with the flow
    Just a "has been", you really should know!

    Cornucopia (...Or Satan, Uh... Something)

    Cool and Saturnine
    But none the wiser
    Deaf and colorblind
    "Still" all you need
    To feel the "girl" or "Guilt" inside (probably Girl, considering the rest)
    Come out of hiding
    No longer Petrified

    Come take my hand Child
    Put on your best smile
    I'll make it worth while

    Just a little bite
    It's all i'm asking
    It'll be alright
    I'll make it quick
    Try to understand
    I'm all assistance
    No need to hesitate

    Come take my hand Child
    Put on your best smile
    I'll make it worth while

    Tell me what you want
    I'm Cornucopia
    Your friend, your confidant
    I'll bee your man!

    Mr. Victim
    (Highly questionable)

    One last laugh
    and the rules of attraction change
    One little lie
    grow to myriads of escapist trades

    Now we're busy grinding diamonds into dust
    Seems like lifetimes spent without a thought, seething with disgust
    Some things never change, they stay the same
    Mr Victim takes the blame

    Two for the road stumbling blindly to the minefield of the heart
    Two lost souls beg for mercy as they rip it all apart

    Now we're busy grinding diamonds into dust
    Seems like lifetimes spendt without a thought, seething with disgust
    Some things never change, but all the same
    We sing along enchanted by the swan song
    Finally realizing that the thrill is gone
    There's no turning back!

    Now we're busy grinding diamonds into dust
    Seems like lifetimes spent without a thought, seething with disgust
    Some things never change, they stay the same
    The Victim takes the blame but all the same ...... (?)
    We sing along enchanted by the swan song all so terrible and compromized
    We sing along enchanted by the swan song "while our heads are joined and terrorized"
    No escape from Victim "tricks", stranger gets so "terrorsick"
    The anger that it agrivates, no painkiller convail our self destruct

    The Waiting Game

    The time (it?) took
    The wasted years
    The hope that it would mean something more

    The pleasantries
    The wasted words
    The waiting game we played for so long

    repeat x 2

    Tonight would you plead to the ..?
    Wish you'd kissed the ..?

    Child Of The Future

    Soul Shaker, Shake us up
    Show us the grooves
    Heartbreaker, break it up
    And show us "new moves"

    Dope dealer, give us "Dope" or "Grow"
    And grant us "reprize"
    Faith Dealer give us hope
    Teach us how to believe

    Child of the future
    Please be kind, provide us "all that fire" to help put it right
    Child of the future
    Let them all know you won't be denied,
    It's your world my friend, and i won't pretend to have an answer

    Soul Brother, be afraid or "Be a friend"
    Show us the way
    Earth Mother keep us safe
    Each and every day

    Child of the future
    Please make sure to bring us soul and fire to help put things straiught
    Child of the future
    Let them all know you won't be denied, Don't let it slide

    Child of the future
    Let them all know you won't be denied. "Come on final flag"
    Child of the future
    It's up to you to bring them soul and fire
    "..." your makers
    The "..." minds the takers
    Please don't be denied

    Posted 10 years ago #
  2. Mt. Heart Attack
    Member

    great! I was just starting wondering about the lyrics But why the good ol' Bent isn't writing all the stuff like the good ol' days? Stubborn, stubborn, stubborn!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  3. Great King Rat
    Member

    Great work, GBD! I reckon that's as close as you can get. You used headphones, I suppose. Lucky you, I'm lacking some right now, so I've got more blanks to fill in in my transcription. Anyway, here's what i've made out of Mr Victim. Though some fragments and the end are missing it's a great text, very snahish!

    Mr Victim

    One last lap
    and the rules of attraction change
    One little lie
    (...) of escapist traits (?)

    Now we're busy riding diamonds into dust
    Since that lifetime spending at the thought, seething with disgust
    Some things never change, they stay the same
    Mr Victim takes the blame

    Two for the (rose?hoes?) stumbling blindly to the minefield of the heart
    Two lost souls beg for mercy as they rip it all apart

    Now we're busy... see above
    Since that lifetime...
    Some things never change but all the same
    We sing along enchanted by this walzer (really sounds like -er in the end, though that's german writing, english would be waltz. Waltz (or walzer) seems bizarr in the first place but I couldn't come up with sth else. And I'd love it if it was right!)
    Finally realizing that the thrill has gone, there's no turning back

    Now we're busy...
    Since that lifetime...
    Some things never change, they stay the same
    Mr Victim takes the blame but all the same he.. ('ll stay?)

    We sing along enchanted by this walzer
    (...)
    We sing along...
    (...)
    We
    (...)

    Have to admit: shame the end is missing, it's the best part imo. I have the same problem with cotf, got most of the words except for the end. It starts great though: "Soul shaker shake that soul, show us the groove..."
    Help's most welcome, feel free to join in! I reckon with some coop in puzzling and educated guessing we can figure this out!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  4. Great King Rat
    Member

    Here's another one, though almost a whole stanza's missing. So have a go!

    Riding the tiger

    The faces that I thought I'd seen
    and all the (...)
    The places that I knew I'd been
    were all inside my head

    Let's scream it from the balconies
    (...)

    And it just got started
    now the walls come tumbling down
    There's no doubt about it
    revolution's just to turn
    As the wheels are turning
    a sign of (...) all around

    Posted 10 years ago #
  5. Great King Rat
    Member

    Btw, on the cover it says Riding the Tiger, Cornucopia and Mr Victim were written by Bent and Snah together. Don't know if that refers to music and lyrics. However, to me, the words of riding the tiger and mr victim sound a lot like Snah while those of Cornucopia clearly seem to come from Bent. Know what I mean?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  6. GBD
    Member

    Good work man! But i've got some changes to Mr Victim :

    One last laugh
    and the rules of attraction change
    One little lie
    grow to myriads of escapist trades

    Now we're busy grinding diamonds into dust
    Seems like lifetimes spent without a thought, seephing with disgust
    Some things never change, they stay the same
    Mr Victim takes the blame

    Two for the road stumbling blindly to the minefield of the heart
    Two lost souls beg for mercy as they rip it all apart

    Now we're busy grinding diamonds into dust
    Seems like lifetimes spendt without a thought, seephing with disgust
    Some things never change, but all the same
    We sing along enchanted by the swan song
    Finally realizing that the thrill is gone
    There's no turning back!

    Now we're busy grinding diamonds into dust
    Seems like lifetimes spent without a thought, seephing with disgust
    Some things never change, they stay the same
    Mr. Victim takes the blame but all the same ...... (?)
    We sing along enchanted by the swan song all so terrible and compromized
    We sing along enchanted by the swan song "while our heads are joined and terrorized"
    No escape from Victim "tricks", stranger gets so "terrorsick"
    The anger that it agrivates, the painkiller convail our self destruct

    Still a few blanks. I'm gonna take a closer headphone listen tomorrow, but i think we're on to something here!

    By the way...i think your right regarding who wrote what!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  7. TraktorBass
    Member

    "One little lie
    leads to myriads of escapist tricks"

    Posted 10 years ago #
  8. GBD
    Member

    Ok So here's my take on Child of the Future

    Soul Shaker, Shake us up
    Show us the grooves
    Heartbreaker, break it up
    And show us "new moves"

    Dope dealer, give us "Dope" or "Grow"
    And grant us "reprize"
    Faith Dealer give us hope
    Teach us how to believe

    Child of the future
    Please be kind, provide us "all that fire" to help put it right
    Child of the future
    Let them all know you won't be denied,
    It's your world my friend, and i won't pretend to have an answer

    Soul Brother, be afraid or "Be a friend"
    Show us the way
    Earth Mother keep us safe
    Each and every day

    Child of the future
    Please make sure to bring us soul and fire to help put things straiught
    Child of the future
    Let them all know you won't be denied, Don't let it slide

    Child of the future
    Let them all know you won't be denied. "Come on find a flag"
    Child of the future
    It's up to you to bring them soul and fire
    "..." your makers
    The "..." minds the takers
    Please don't be denied

    NOTE: The " parts are words i'm not sure about. So please. If anybody's got ideas, then step right up!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  9. otherdemon
    Member

    Good point Rat. Snah does lead vocals on Riding The Tiger and Mr Victim, so it could be that he wrote the lyrics for 'em. But Bent & Snah both have their own distinct style of writing lyrics.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  10. Great King Rat
    Member

    @GBD: Cool! I'm quite happy with your changes. "Grinding" is so much cooler (and more likely) than just "riding" and "Seems like lifetime's spent" is better than my version, too, both grammatically and meaning-wise!
    But what does "seephing" mean? Never heard of that one before...
    I know my "walz"-approach wasn't the most logic one, but what's "swan song"? A reference to sth? I'm actually quite convinced that the initial sound of the word is rather "w" than "s"... Edit: Ha! Just listening to it, and i think it depends if the article is "the" or "this"! Consider the sounds: -the-s-wa- (n for swan and l for walz sound very similar, so we can ignore it here) If the s belongs to the article it would be "this", in which case the next word starts with "w", that would make it "this walz" (probably). However, if the article is "the" the next word has to start with s, and that would make it "the swan"! Fantastic! Thing is: we'll never know unless they tell us...
    Gonna have to listen closely to the end again, some of your parts are right I guess, others could be right but could also be wrong. It's really hard to tell with this one 'cause of the escalating singing in the end.

    @otherdemon: I think the lead singer doesn't always give a hint towards authorship, take fx Greener which is written by Bent and sung by Snah. I was actually talking about their writing stiles, too. So absolutely agreed!

    Great work again GBD! Just a few samll changes from me:

    "Soul shaker shake that soul"
    (...)
    "And show us your moves"

    I'd go for "grow" instead of "dope", sounds more like gr in the beginning.

    I've got no alternative for "reprize" but I don't think it's that either. That's not very constructive, I know, but it just sounds a lot like e in the end, sth like "free". But then the first syllable clearly seems to be re... No idea.

    And how about "... provide (the/that/our/us/my) soul and fire..." right from the first chorus on?

    Concerning the end: that's about as far as I got. Looks like we need more opinions... C'mon, Nauts!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  11. GBD
    Member

    well there are probably dozens of mistakes here and there on Mr. Victim. For instance...the whole ending is pure guessing. And i listened to it last night, and what i've written sounds terribly incorrect. But i think i'm right regarding the swan song phrase (Here's a note from Wikipedia: The phrase "swan song" is a reference to an ancient belief that the Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) is completely mute during its lifetime until the moment just before it dies, when it sings one beautiful song)'

    Just to follow up what you said about who wrote what: Snah has always been rather cryptic when it comes to lyrics. So the phraze "we sing along enchanted by thew swan song" isn't that far fetched if you ask me. It fits! And regarding the Seephing phrase...it's supposed to be seething.

    As for COTF i actually think i'm right with the "shake us up" phrase. It rhimes with "Break it up" too. Or else it would have to be "shake a soul" and that doesen't sound right.

    Anyway...we need more ppl in on this!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  12. Wulf
    Member

    I tried The Ozzylot (Hidden in a girl). Feel free to improve the lyrics.

    Stoned and blissful
    I know what I like
    Have you seen her
    She shines so bright
    Free means being free
    Of the need to feel free
    Where is nowhere else
    I'm forever free

    Sweet surrender
    My time was good(?)
    Nothin made me feel
    Like I'm supposed to do
    Tired seeker I was
    Back to the world
    Wish fulfillment
    Hidden in a girl

    How could I take it that long
    I was lost like a (court?) on the (old ...?)
    It made me floating along
    I was free but I had no motion(?)
    Life is pure magic when you
    Finally get it right

    All I wanted was
    To feel close to you
    I won't push it far to
    Do what you need to
    Soul and fire
    Can I still be your friend
    When it's over
    And we're free to float along
    And wonder why we're free

    I want you to be my girl
    I want you to be my girl

    Posted 10 years ago #
  13. GBD
    Member

    Good work Wulf! Although i would change the phrase "Where is nowhere else
    I'm forever free" with "There is nowhere else i would rather be" plus a few other phrases

    Something like this:

    Stoned and blissful
    I know what I like
    Have you seen her
    She shines so bright
    Free means being free
    Of the need to feel free
    There is nowhere else
    i would rather be

    Sweet surrender
    My time was due
    Nothin made me feel
    Like I'm supposed to do
    Tired seeker I was
    Back to the world
    Wish fulfillment
    Hidden in a girl

    How could I take it that long
    I was lost like a Cork on the open shore (?)
    It made me floating along
    I was free but I had no motion(?)
    Life is pure magic when you
    Finally get it right

    All I wanted was
    To feel close to you
    I won't push it far
    You do what you need to
    Soul and fire
    Can I still be your friend
    When it's over
    And we're free to float along
    And wonder why we're free

    I want you to be my girl
    I want you to be my girl

    But i could be wrong

    Posted 10 years ago #
  14. GBD
    Member

    I tried Diana aswell...but man. There are some major gaps here that i just can't make out!
    Anyway...->

    Did you really think you had it in you all this time
    Is your "..." still valid, voice still clear, do your words still rhime?
    "are your................................is your.......................sublime"
    Sticks and stones and broken bones, just "steal the night"

    You don't matter, No you don't
    You're jus a "once was". Move on
    ".................." get with the program, with the flow
    Just a "has been", you really should know

    It's a filthy habit, hard to break but tougher to keep
    But the other choices haunt your dreams and steal your sleep
    If it's one for the money, then it's two for the show
    "......" free for all and all for the blow!

    You don't matter, No you don't
    You're jus a "once was". Move on
    ".................." get with the program, with the flow
    Just a "has been", you really should know!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  15. Great King Rat
    Member

    Welcome Wulf, and good work on ozzylot! I agree with GBD's changes except for "my time was due", I guess it's "good". But then, still no headphones here...

    GBD: Excellent! Great thing to come up with! Never heard of the swan song before, thanks for that! So, obviously that's what they're enchanted by!

    I had one try at Diana, didn't get more than three words in a row, and left it frustrated half way through. What you've got sounds good! Can't help you with the blanks... yet.

    And we still need The waiting Game and the second stanza of Riding the tiger!

    Come on, people!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  16. TraktorBass
    Member

    How could I take it that long
    I was lost like a Cork on the ocean
    It made me floating along
    I was free but I had no motion
    Life is pure magic when you
    Finally get it right

    Posted 10 years ago #
  17. Wulf
    Member

    So, no chance with the Tiger so far, but a offer for The Waiting Game:

    (Will tell to?)
    The wasted years
    They hope that it would mean something more
    Pleasant treats
    The wasted words
    The waiting game we play for so long (now, here?)(so lonely?)

    Tonight go gently(?) to the world(?)
    Wish you kissed the tired (?)
    Love will be mine

    Posted 10 years ago #
  18. TraktorBass
    Member

    Riding the Tiger

    The faces that I thought I'd seen
    and all the things she said.
    The places I knew I'd been
    were all inside my head.

    That screaming from ..?
    Though storming ..? from cities all ..?

    And it just got started, now the walls come tumbling down.
    Theres' no doubt about it, revolution just in time.
    As the wheels are turning, I sign up for another round.

    And it just got started, revolution just in time.
    as the wheels are turning, I sign up for another round.

    Round and around, round and around.
    Round.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  19. TraktorBass
    Member

    The Waiting Game

    The time (it?) took
    The wasted years
    The hope that it would mean something more

    The pleasantries
    The wasted words
    The waiting game we played for so long

    repeat x 2

    Tonight would you plead to the ..?
    Wish you'd kissed the ..?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  20. GBD
    Member

    TRaktorbass: I think you got Riding the Tiger there. But that second verse is hard to get a grasp on! I've tried!

    Well...with a few words missing, i think we've got all of them now!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  21. TraktorBass
    Member

    @GBD: Yeah, its really tough to hear what they're saying. Same with the last part of the waiting game, garbled voices.. If you could gather all the nearly finished lyrics in the first post, we have a winner

    Posted 10 years ago #
  22. GBD
    Member

    @TraktorBass: Ok there we go. Still alot missing, but we'll get there. By the way. I took a crack at the second verse of Riding The Tiger. Check if you agree. Sounds close enough atleast

    Posted 10 years ago #
  23. Rolf
    Member

    Ozzylot seems right to me!

    In "Riding the tiger" I don't hear "within" in the line "
    Through a storm in the sky within us".

    In "Whole lotta diana" I think it's
    "Is your point still valid, voice still clear, do your words still rhime?"

    Cornucopia also seems right to me, except that difficult first line which is hard to hear.

    Mr Victim is difficult..

    The Waiting Game (my favorite on the album!!) seems pretty spot-on. Good ol' Livingroom Bent

    Child of the future also seems to be good.
    i think it's "dope dealer give us hope"? or dope?

    I remember when they played it live in 2006, it was pretty different.
    Bent sang something like this (at least at Blæst october 2006):

    stargazer holding fort
    what do you see?
    ...
    ...

    stars are so far away
    shining so bright
    go find your lucky one
    ... this life..?

    chorus: i don't know, but it's not "child of the future"
    something like "answers (are) so tight/tired"

    BTW: COTF is the first MP album to actually have a song named the same as the album, since Demon Box and Soothe. Another nod back to their roots perhaps?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  24. dsoe
    Member

    Nice to get some words. I always heard "Stoneage lesbo" at the start of ozzy. I obviously knew it was wrong, but i couldn´t help hearing it nontheless. pretty irritating.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  25. Rolf
    Member

    This line:
    "......" free for all and all for the blow!

    I hear as
    "Three little piggies free for all and all for the blow"

    and this:
    ".................." get with the program, with the flow

    I think starts with
    "Shame on" but I can't tell what they sing before "program with the flow"

    In cornucopia, the first line
    Cold "in Saturnine" (makes no sense) or "Inside your 9"
    could be
    Caught inside her night
    but it's really hard to tell..

    Posted 10 years ago #
  26. robotlove
    Member

    Hey, new here, just had to have a go at diana:

    Did you really think you had it in you all this time
    Is your --vote-- still valid, voice still clear, do your words still rhyme?
    "are your................................is your.......................sublime"
    Sticks and stones and broken bones, just "steal the night"

    You don't matter, No you don't
    You're just a "once was". Move on
    --shape up and go-- get with the program, with the flow
    Just a "has been", you really should know

    It's a filthy habit, hard to break but tougher to keep
    But the other choices haunt your dreams and steal your sleep
    If it's one for the money, then it's two for the show
    --three little piggies-- free for all and all for the blow!

    You don't matter, No you don't
    You're just a "once was". Move on
    --shape up and go-- get with the program, with the flow
    Just a "has been", you really should know!

    __

    Also, I hear "he knows, he sees" in the end of mr.victim, where the first poster was unsure.
    ___

    Line number three is a stone in the shoe, can`t get my mind wrapped around what he is singing there.

    So guess the only thing I brought that is new is the words "shape up and go"?

    -robotlove

    Posted 10 years ago #
  27. GBD
    Member

    Well anything is better then nothing I think you're right about the Diana addon, but the Three little piggies line....i dunno....that's not what i'm hearing.

    Yeah and welcome to the club! You came late, but you came good

    Posted 10 years ago #
  28. Rolf
    Member

    I definitely hear "three little piggies", but I could be mistaken. I guess you've hear of "Excuse me while I kiss this guy..." hehe. But "three little piggies" fits.. cause it's one, two, three, if you get my point. ("one for the money, two for the show, three..." etc.

    "Shape up and go" could very well be right in Diana.

    I think Bent should provide us with the correct lyrics!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  29. GBD
    Member

    Indeed! Abit irritating that he stopped doing so. But on the other hand, perhaps he wanted us to get together and figure them out ourselves like this Who knows...

    Anyway....gonna listen again, but i still don't hear those piggies!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  30. TraktorBass
    Member

    Cold "in Saturnine" (makes no sense) or "Inside your 9"

    sat⋅ur⋅nine  [sat-er-nahyn]
    –adjective
    1. sluggish in temperament; gloomy; taciturn.
    2. suffering from lead poisoning, as a person.
    3. due to absorption of lead, as bodily disorders.

    Posted 10 years ago #

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