Black Science

Originally released July 1, 1997


Track Listing

  1. Man in A Suitcase
  2. Box of Six
  3. Mysterons
  4. Justified
  5. Department S
  6. Area Code 51
  7. Has to Be
  8. Number 5
  9. Among the Cybermen
  10. Unspeakable Elvis
  11. Xodiak
  12. Northern Wisdom
  13. Trinity Road
  14. Beach Skeleton (Japanese only version)

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Lyrics

 

Man in a Suitcase

I wanna be like the man in a suitcase
Every day in another new place
Gonna walk around like an action man
Keep my life in a nice leather black box
Everywhere I hear my songs on a jukebox
Gonna be like a man with the ultimate plan.
The man in a suitcase
He ain’t like you
He ain’t like me and you, yeah
The man in a suitcase
He’s too good to be true
He ain’t like me and you, yeah
I believe in a man with the suitcase
Every day meet another face
Wanna drive around town in a new machine
I want to be like the man in a suitcase
Got to have his elastic face
Could I be just like him for one day
The man in a suitcase
He ain’t like you
He ain’t like me and you, yeah
The main in a suitcase
He’s too god to be true
He ain’t like me and you, yeah.

Box of Six

Violent filthy kids full of dope
Take off your mind, stand in line
Spiral time I feed you bone, phone
Call the Beast, then call a priest
Need a fix, Box of Six.
(You and me the ultimate ghost)
So something inside, can’t be denied
It touches deep no matter what you say
Something inside Mechanical Bride
I still believe no matter what you say.

Silent silver pigs
Meet the ghost from the coast
Think I’m blind to your sign
Get thee behind me..
What you see can never be
Meet the chix.  Box of Six.
(Haunted by the ultimate ghost)
So something inside, can’t be denied
It touches deep no matter what you say
Something inside Mechanical Bride
I still believe no matter what you say.
(Superman, the ultimate ghost)
(Lucifer, the ultimate ghost)
(Jesus C., the ultimate ghost)
(C.Q.D, the ultimate ghost)

Mysterons

When signals echo in the air
He’ll leave the world behind
In darkened places everywhere
The men in black prepare

At night he sits and waits
Alone he contemplates
The future of his universe

Assassin with a gun
He wants to be one
To terminate the Scarlet curse

Communication One
The mission has begun
Its time to kill or run
Is someone out there?
When signals echo in the air
He’ll leave the world behind
In darkened places everywhere
The men in black prepare

Inside the vortex state
No time to isolate
Manipulation of the minds

The power to resist
This force does not exist
Assured destruction is assigned.
This is the voice of the Mysterons
We know you can hear us Earthmen.

Justified

Relax, breathe slow, enter space where only I go
Familiar place, where image bleeds
The one dream never repeats Where I reign
My arms wide
It takes away my sadness
To motivate and give new life
I fly so far away to space
I feel it healing
I’m justified and it’s right

At night when I sleep,
Float away into worlds that keep
My hopes, a fantasy
Of the places I’d like to be Where I reign
My arms wide
It takes away my sadness……

I see a light, it follows me
Looking down and around to find out
From where it comes, a mystery
Of a thousand times I’ve seen.

Department S

We are the Undertaker,
The Social Breaker
Make you swim or sink,
Bounce your brains
Make you think
Devil wears our Sunday boots
Phantom soldiers stop to shoot
Smiling as they execute
While we talk politics, politics
Dirty tricks that make you sick
Never get sunny days in the Boston Green
The sky is never blue, it’s freezing

We are the violators, excommunicators
Never stop to think,
Wear the colours,
Blood for ink
Devil shares but never shoots
No surrender for our roots
Do or die, no substitutes
While we talk politics

Never get sunny days in the Boston Green
The sky is never blue, it’s freezing
Remember the Sun
Days just go on.

Area Code 51

Area Code 51
Groom Lake I spy upon
I hear them lying in my head
Dreamland is not a dream
This place not what it seems
I hear them lying in my head.

The Aliens are coming
And the World is succumbing
Flying Saucers have landed on Earth
The Invasion is coming

Here we are all around you, no time to hide
The Proof is out there

Area Code 51
Groom Lake I’ll die upon
I hear them flying in my head

Nowhere for me to hide
Beneath electric skies
They’re here and flying in my head

The Aliens are coming
And the World is succumbing
Flying Saucers have landed on Earth
The Invasion is coming.

Has To Be

Take me back to the memories
Of the insane way that things used to be
Out of all the times I said “I’m fine”
I wasn’t always wrong I was just dead
Taken, I’m led

Take from and led away from home
And I was held back from the chance
To do my own
Severed

Tell me why it has to be
Living deep inside it eats away at me
Now I know it remains, it always speaks my name
Why does it have to feel like I was raped
Severed

I wait for you, come to me
Hate fills the hole inside
Now that I know how to hold this ground
Maybe I won’t have to be so led

Number 5

The 5A is a spectre
It goes along Wilton Road
And starts to pick up
Ghosts of old
From where the lonely people
Used to live

No.5 – No.5 and 7
No.5 – Took me to my Heaven.

The toy shop’s no longer there
And no-one else seems to care
The sacred heart starts to weep
Its children long gone to sleep
Remains of my yesterday
My plastic dreams blown away

No.5 – No.5 and 7

Secret worlds within my attic
Ties that bind me to their magic
No.5 and No.7 took me all the way to Heaven
In my attic, Witton magic
Witton magic, we’re all magic
Days of magic, Aston magic.

The toy shop’s no longer there, why did it have to go away
Why did it have to go away, my plastic dreams blown away
The sacred heart starts to weep for memories I need to keep
Forever locked here inside are secrets I learned to hide
The toy shop’s no longer there, and no-one else seems to care
Why did it have to go away, my plastic dreams blown away.

Among the Cybermen

Ice cold killer
Brings Death’s sweet darkness
Close my eyes, say a last farewell
Now who forgot my angry side
I’ll return by starlight
Tell me who lies dead among the Cybermen
How long can they keep him underground

Saint of shades filles my clone with Spook Songs
Who can blame my angry side
I’ll return by twilight

Robots sanction my extreme unction
Clockwork ciphers delete my soul
Now who forgot my angry side

Tell me who lies dead among the Cybermen

Unspeakable Elvis

Lights go out
I feel a presence in the room
The evil grows
Elvis’ singing on the radio
Acid hair
From Memphis Tennessee
This is the man
The Legend known as Elvis Presley.

Oh Elvis do you love me Oh evil Elvis Presley.

The King’s alive
I see him everywhere I go
Suspicious mind
Elvis living in my video
Classic hair
The son of Mrs. Hippy Sam,
This is the man,
Possessed by Elvis Aaron Presley

Oh Elvis do you love me
Oh evil Elvis Presley.

Xodiak

Screenage Cyberspaceman
A psychic to the stars
He liked to scan their fortune
And read their Tarot cards
But then one day a stranger
Took him by surprise

Steve, Steven Xodiak
He ain’t never coming back
Screenage psychopath
He ain’t never, ever coming back.

She said she wants to be a god
An angel dressed in flares
She hacked away his future
And then she threw him down the stairs
Now Steve’s a real spaceman
He lives up in the stars.

Steve, Steven Xodiac.
He ain’t never coming back.

From Ectoplasm City
Consulting from afar
Steven tells your fortune
Don’t need to Tarot cards
Just call the Sci-Kick Network
On 1-900 M.A.R.S.

Northern Wisdom

Scene from a flickering corner of life:
A boy, who went and got himself lost.
She’s there, walking right in his shadow,
The woman, whose path he should have crossed

The light Shines on her
I burst into flames

A case of Northern Wisdom filters my eyes
Embrace the light as mother sighs
I feel a Southern breeze ignite my soul
And out of time and spaces, I lose control

She’s there walking right in his shadow
The woman whose path he should have crossed

Looking for answers in my head
Left between what could and should have been, Instead.

Trinity Road

Killing Burning Stabbing Hurting Hating Every Second Of the day
Sanitizing Analyzing Criticizing all I have to say
I can’t take another second of this Human Race, Inhuman Race

Please let me go down Trinity Road.

Sex Death Satan Jaysus save us
Help me every second now I pray I’m positively negative,
Unsure if this is how I want to stay

I’m frightened of the bollocks on T.V. in the Press and Radio

Please let me go down Trinity Road

Hypnotize me Patronize me Sympathize with Everything I say
Satirize me Crucify me Brutalize me Every single way
Simplify me Death defy me But there’s just One thing I have to say

Please let me go down Trinity Road