Rufus Wainwright

Thursday 07 February, 2013 at 8:13 am

Rufus Wainwright recently released a new album and that’s great news for music lovers who know what’s good for them. Here are two of his new (and absolutely superb!) songs from Out Of The Game plus two other extraordinary songs from previous albums:

Out Of The Game

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Lyrics

I’m outta the game
I’ve been out for a long time now
I’m lookin’ for something
Can’t be found on the main drain, no
I’m out of the game
I’ve been out for a long time now
I’m looking for something
Can’t be found on the main drain no,
Look at you, look at you, look at you, look at you Suckers!
Does your mama know what you’re doin’?
Look at you, look at you, look at you, look at you Suckers!
Does your mama know what you’re doin’?
You’re only a child
With the mind of a senile man
You’re only a young thing,
‘Bout to sleep with a sea of men
Just hangin’ around,
Wearin’ somethin’ from God knows where.
Just havin’ a ball
Makin’ all of the thin cards fall.
Look at you, look at you, look at you, look at you Suckers!
Does your mama know what you’re doin’?
Look at you, look at you, look at you, look at you Suckers!
Does your mama know what you’re doin’?
Say, come over here,
Let me smell you for one last time
Before you go out there
And ruin all of the world, once mine.
I’m outta the game
I’ve been out for a long time now
I’m lookin’ for something
Can’t be found on the main drain, no
Look at you, look at you, look at you, look at you Suckers!
Does your mama know what you’re doin’?
Look at you, look at you, look at you, look at you Suckers!
Does your mama know what you’re doin’?

Jericho

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Lyrics

I keep thinking that you are going to change
I keep thinking that you are going to rearrange
But I’m a fool to think something so impossible
You ain’t ever gonna change
You ain’t ever gonna change
Oh no, Jericho
Until I blow

I keep thinking that you are going to rise
I keep thinking that you are going to compromise
But I’m a fool to think something so improbable
You ain’t ever gonna rise
You ain’t ever gonna rise
Oh no, Jericho
Until I take you by surprise

Baby I know that you’re too sad to cry
But my little darling guess what? So am I
Still I believe we ought to shed a tear
The open hearted have no thing to fear

But I don’t even think you hear me at all
Under your medieval ceiling behind your biblical wall
Guess I’ll have to put my trumpet back in the case
And get behind this here cannon covered in lace
Covered in lace

I keep thinking that you are going to change
I keep that you are going to rearrange
But I’m a fool to think something so impossible
You ain’t ever gonna change
You ain’t ever gonna change
Oh no, Jericho
Until I blow
Until I blow

Dinner At Eight

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Lyrics

No matter how strong
I’m gonna take you down
With one little stone
I’m gonna break you down
And see what you’re worth
What you’re really worth to me

Dinner at eight was okay
Before the toast full of gleams
It was great until those old magazines
Got us started up again
Actually it was probably me again

Why is it so
That I’ve always been the one who must go
That I’ve always been the one told to flee
When in fact you were the one long ago
Actually in the drifting white snow
Who left me

So put up your fists and I’ll put up mine
No running away from the scene of the crime
God’s chosen a place
Somewhere near the end of the world
Somewhere near the end of our lives

But ’til then no, Daddy, don’t be surprised
If I wanna see the tears in your eyes
Then I’ll know it had to be long ago
Actually in the drifting white snow
You loved me

No matter how strong
I’m gonna take you down
With one little stone
I’m gonna break you down
And see what you’re worth
What you’re really worth to me

And here’s another one. Great lyrics and an insane build up:

Go Or Go Ahead

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Lyrics

Thank you for this bitter knowledge
Guardian angels who left me stranded
It was worth it, feeling abandoned
Makes one hardened but what has happened to love

Got me writing lyrics on postcards
Then in the evenings looking at stars
But the brightest of the planets is Mars
What has happened to love

So I will opt for the big white limo
Vanity fairgrounds and rebel angels
Can’t be trusted with feathers so hollow
Your heaven’s invention, steel eyed vampires of love
You see over me, I’ll never know
What you’ve shown to other eyes

Go or go ahead and surprise me
Say you’ve lead the way to a mirage
Go or go ahead and just try me

Nowhere’s now here smelling of junipers
Fell off the hay bales, I’m over the rainbows
But oh Medusa kiss me and crucify
This unholy notion of the mythic powers of love
Look in her eyes, look in her eyes
Forget about the ones that are crying
Look in her eyes, look in her eyes
Forget about the ones that are crying

Go or go ahead (x3)
And surprise me
Go or go ahead (x3)
And just try me

* Artist= Derived from the word art, which should imply you’re actually doing something creative. Wearing stupid costumes doesn’t count as creative, by the way, if you claim you’re a musician and the only thing you’re producing is overproduced trash.

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