So Pure Single, 1999

Space Cakes, 1995

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT SONG
So Pure Single (International except UK)/So Pure Single Part 1 (UK) I Was Hoping (Acoustic Modern Rock Live)
So Pure Single (International except UK)/So Pure Single Part 2 (UK) So Pure (Acoustic Modern Rock Live)
So Pure Single (International except UK)/So Pure Single Part 1 (UK) So Pure (Pure Ecstasy Extended Mix) (a.k.a Butch Vig Club Mix)
So Pure Single (Australia) So Pure (Guido's Radio Friendly Mix)
Space Cakes Forgiven (Acoustic Version)
Space Cakes/Hand In My Pocket Single (US/Australia)/Hand in my Pocket Single Part 1 (UK) Head Over Feet (Acoustic Version/Live From Holland)
Space Cakes/Hand In My Pocket Single (US/Australia)/Hand in my Pocket Single Part 1 (UK) Not the Doctor (Acoustic Version/Live From Holland)
Space Cakes Perfect (Acoustic Version)
Space Cakes Right Through You (Acoustic Version)
Space Cakes You Learn (Acoustic Version)

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So Pure Single (North America and UK 1) So Pure Single (UK 2)

So Pure Single, 1999

I Was Hoping (Acoustic Modern Rock Live)

[Instrumental]

As we were talking outside it was co-o-o-old
We were shivering yet warmed by the subject matter
My wife is in the next room we've been having troubles you know-ow-ow
Please don't tell her or anyone
But I need to talk to somebody
You said "Wouldn't it be a shame if I knew how great I wa-a-as
Five minutes before I died
I'd be filled with such regre-e-et
Before I took my last breath" and I said
"But you're willing to tell me this now-ow-ow
And you're not going to die any time soon"
And I said "I haven't been eating chicken or meat or anything" and you sa-aid "Yes
But you've been wearing leathe-e-er"
And laughed and said "We're at the top of the food chain
And yes you're still a fine woman" and I-I-I-I-I-I cringed

I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could heal each other-er
I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could be raw together

[Instrumental, with an Australian feel]

We left the restaurant where the head waiter (in his 60's) said
"Good-bye sir thank you for your business sir
You're succesful and established sir
And we like the frequency with which you dine here sir
And yo-o-o-our mo-oney-ey-ey"
And when I walked by they said "Thank you too dear"
I was all pigtails and cords
And there was a day when I would've said something like
"Hey dude I could buy and sell this place so kiss it"
I too once thought I was owed somethi-i-i-ing

I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could challenge each other-er
I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could crack each other up

I too once thought that when proved wrong that I lost somehow-ow-ow-ow
And I too once life was cru-u-uel abd
It's a cycle really you think I'm withdrawing and guilt tripping you
I think you're insensitive and I don't feel heard
And I said "Do you believe we a-are
Fundamentally judgmenta-a-al?
Fundamentally evil?"
And you said "Yes"
I said "I don't believe in revenge
In right or wrong, good or bad" you said
"Well what about the man that I saw handcuffed
In the emergency room bleeding after beating his kid
And she threw a shoe at his head.
And I think what he did was wro-o-ong
And I would've had a hard time feeling compassion for him"
I had to watch my tone for fear of having you feel judged and

I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could dance togethe-er
I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could be creamy togethe-er

[Short instrumental, sparse applause]

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So Pure (Acoustic Modern Rock Live)

[A cappella and out of tune]
You from New York
You are so relevant
You reduce me to cosmic te-ears [With 's' in cosmic pronounced as 'sam', not as in 'oz')

[With back-up, and in tune again]

Luminous more so than
Most anyo-one
Unapologetically alive
Knot in my sto-omach and
Lump in my throat

I love you when you da-ance
When you free-style in tra-ance
So-o-o pure such an expression

I love you when you da-ance
When you free-style in tra-ance
So-o-o pure such an expression

Supposd former infatuation ju-unkie
I sink three pointers and you wax poetically

I love you when you da-ance
When you free-style in trance
So-o-o pure such an expression

I love you when you dance
When you free-style in tra-ance
So-o-o pure such an expression

Let's grease the wheel over tea
Let's discuss things in confidence
Let's be outspoken
Let's be ridiculous
Let's solve the world's proble-e-e-e-ems

I love you when you da-ance
When you free-style in tra-ance
So-o pure such an expression

I love you when you da-ance
When you free-style in tra-ance
So-o-o pure such an expressio-on

[Piano solo]

So-o-o pu-ure

[Sparse applause]

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So Pure (Pure Ecstasy Extended Mix) (a.k.a. Butch Vig Club Mix)

NOTE: This version is very different from the original. "Instrumental" means the electronic chords and beats mixed with the vocals. The line "So-o pu-ure" (repeated numerous times) is dubbed from the very end of the original version, and it echoes.

[Short instrumental]

[Echoing]

So-o pu-ure
So-o pu-ure
So-o pu-ure
So-o pu-ure
So-o pu-ure
So-o pu-ure
So-o pu-ure

[Instrumental]

You from New York
You are so relevant
You reduce me to
Cosmic te-ears

[Instrumental]

So-o pu-ure
So-o pu-ure
So-o pu-ure

[Instrumental]

Knot in my stomach
Lump in my throat
Knot in my stomach and
Lump in my throat

[Instrumental]

So-o pu-ure
So-o pu-ure
So-o pu-ure

[Instrumental]

Supposd former infatuation junkie
Suppos
d former infatuation junkie
Suppos
d former infatuation junkie
Suppos
d former infatuation junkie

[Instrumental]

So-o pu-ure
So-o pu-ure
So-o pu-ure
Suppos
d former infatuation junkie
So-o pu-ure
Suppos
d former infatuation junkie
So-o pu-ure
Suppos
d former infatuation junkie
So-o pu-ure
Suppos
d former infatuation junkie
So-o pu-ure
Suppos
d former infatuation junkie
So-o pu-ure
Suppos
d former infatuation junkie
So-o pu-ure
Suppos
d former infatuation junkie
So-o pu-ure
Suppos
d former infatuation junkie
So-o pu-ure
["Pure" echoes numerous times]

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Space Cakes front Space Cakes back

Space Cakes

Forgiven (Acoustic Version)

You know how us Catholic girls can be
Hi-yi, hi-ee-ya-hi-ee-aye-aye
We make up for so much time a little too late
I never forgot it, confusing as it was
No fun with no guilt feelings
The sinners, the saviours, the loverless priests
I’ll see you next Sunday yeah

We all had a reason to be the-ere
We all had a thing or two to learn
We all needed something to cling to-o
So we did

I sang Alleluia in the choir
Oh, Alleluia-eluia-eluia-a
I confessed my darkest deeds to an envious ma-ee-a-an
My brothers they never went blind for what they did
But I may as well have
In the name of the Father, the Skeptic and the Son
I had one more stupid question

We all had a reason to be the-ere
We all had a thing or two to le-e-earn
We all needed something to cling to-o
So we did

'Nd what I learned I rejected but I believe aga-ai-ai-ai-ai-ain
I will suffer the consequence of this inquisitio-on
If I jump in this fountai-ain, will I be forgi-ive-ee-ee-e-en? Oh!

We all had our reasons to be the-ere
We-e all had a thing or two to le-e-e-e-earn
We all had our reasons to cling to-o
So we di-i-id

We all had delusions in ou-our heads
We all had our minds made up for us
And we had to believe in somethi-ee-i-ing
So we di-i-id
Woah hoo oh oh oh oh oh
So we di-i-id
Woah ah ha ow ow ow aye wah ooh he ya hi hi hi-i
So we did

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Head Over Feet (Acoustic Version/Live From Holland)
Credited as "Acoustic Version" on Space Cakes and "Live From Holland" on Hand In My Pocket singles

Da da dee ah
Woah oh ho ho oh oh aye

I had no choice but to hear you
You stated your case time and again
I thought about it, and

You treat me like, I’m a princess
And I’m not used to liking tha-e-a-at
And you ask how my day was

You’ve already won me over in spite of me
And don’t be alarmed if fa-all head over feet
And don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn’t help i-it
It’s all your fau-ault

'Nd your love is thick and it swallowed me whole
You’re so much braver than I give you credit fo-or
And that’s not lip service

You’ve already won me ove-er in spite of me
And don’t be alarmed if fa-a-a-a-all head over fee-eet
And don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you a-are
I couldn’t help i-it
It’s all your fau-ault

And you are the bearer of unconditional things
You held your breath and the door for me
Thanks for your pa-atience

[Instrumental/Harmonica break]

You’re the best listener that I’ve ever met
You’re my best friend
Best friend with benefits
And what took me so lo-ong?

And I’ve never felt this healthy before
I’ve never wa-anted something rational
And I am aware now-ow
I am aware now

You’ve already won me ove-er, in spite of me
And don’t be alarmed if fa-a-a-a-all head over fee-ee-eet
And don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn’t help i-it
It’s all your fau-au-ault

La la lie, ya ya yi, oh ha hi, ya yi-i
Ooh ee ooh, wee ooh ee, ba-ba-mm-ba-mm-ba ee aye aye
Oh ho ho, ah ho ho, ah ha ha hi

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Not the Doctor (Acoustic Version/Live From Holland)
Credited as "Acoustic Version" on Space Cakes and "Live From Holland" on Hand In My Pocket singles

I don’t want to be the filler if the void is solely yours 'nd
I don’t want to be your glass of single malt whiskey
Hidden in the bottom drawer
And I don’t want to be a bandage if the wound is not mine 'nd
Lend me some fresh air, ah ooh ah
I don’t want to be adored for what I merely represent to you and
I don’t want to be your baby-sitter
You’re a very big boy now
I don’t want to be your mother
I didn’t carry you in my womb for nine months
Show me the back doo-oor

Visiting hours are nine to five and if I show up at ten past six
Well I already know that you’d find some way to sneak me in and oh
Mind the empty bottle with the holes along the bottom
You see it’s too much to ask for and I am not the doctor, no no oh

Oh! I am not the! No!

I don’t want to be the sweeper of the eggshells that you walk upon
And I don’t want to be your other half I believe that one and one make two
I don’t want to be your food or the light from the fridge
On your face at midnight
Hey, what are you hungry for? Oh ee aye
I don’t want to be the glue that holds your pieces together, ah
I don’t want to be your idol
See this pedestal is high and I’m afraid of heights
And I don’t want to be lived through
A vicarious occasion
Please, open the window-ow-ow

Visiting hours are nine to five and if I show up at ten past six
Well I already know that you’d find some way to sneak me in and oh oh
Mind the empty bottle with the holes along the bottom
You see it’s too much to ask for and I am not the doctor, no no oh

Oh, I am not the! No!

I don’t want to live on someday when my motto is last week, and I
I don’t want to be responsible for your fractured heart
And its wounded beat, 'nd
I don’t wanna be a substitute for the smoke you’ve been inhalin’
Well what do you thank me
What do ya thank me for?

Visiting hours are nine to five and if I show up at ten past six
Well I already know that you’d find some way to sneak me in and oh-oh-oh
Mind the empty bottle with the holes along the bottom
You see it’s too much to ask for and I am not the docto-oo-o-oo-o-oo-o-oo-o-oo-o-oo-o-oo-o-oo-o-oo-o-oo-o-oo-ah ah ah ah aye ah aye

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Perfect (Acoustic Version)

Sometimes, is never quite enough
If you’re flawless, then you’ll win my love
Don’t forget to win first place and
Don’t forget to keep that smile on your fa-ace

Be a good boy
Try a little harder
You’ve got to measure u-up
Make me prou-ouder

How long, before you screw it up?
And how many times do I have to tell you to hurry up?
With everything I do for you-ou
The least you could do, is keep qui-ie-ie-et

Be a good girl
You gotta try a little harder
That simply wasn’t good enou-ough
To make us proud

I’ll live through you
I’ll make you what I never was
If you’re the best, then maybe so am I
Compared to him, compared to her
I’m doing this for your own damn good
You’ll make up for what I blew
What’s the proble-em, why are you crying?

Be a good boy
Push a little farther now
That wasn’t fast enou-ou-ou-ou-ough
To make us happy
We’ll love you, just the way you a-a-are, if you’re per-fect.

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Right Through You (Acoustic Version)

Wait a minute man
Ya mispronounced my name
Ya didn’t wait for all the information
Before ya turned me away
Wait a minute si-i-ir
Ya kinda hurt my feelings
You see me as a sweet back-loaded puppet
And you’ve got meal ticket taste

[With band member:] I see right throu-ou-ou-ou-ough you
I know right throu-ou-ou-ou-ou-ough you-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou
I feel right throu-ou-ou-ou-ough you
I walk right throu-ou-ou-ou-ou-ough you-ou
[Solo again:] Wa oh ha da da da di

You took me for a joke, yeah
You took me for a child
You took a long hard look at my ass
And then played golf for a while
Your shake is like a fi-ish yeah
You pat me on the hea-ead
You took me out to wine dine sixty-nine me
But didn’t hear a damn word I said

[With band member:] I see right throu-ou-ou-ough you-ou
I know right throu-ou-ou-ou-ou-ough you-ou ee ooh ee oo
I feel right throu-ou-ou-ou-ough you
I walk right throu-ou-ou-ou-ou-ough you-ou
[Solo:] Wa oh ho la la da da da bum bum bum hi aye

Oh hello Mr. Man
You didn’t think I’d come back
You didn’t think I’d show up with my army
And this ammunition on my back
And now that I’m Miss Thi-ing
Now that I’m a zillionaire
Ya scan the credits for your name
And wonder why it’s not there

[With band member:] I see right throu-ou-ou-ou-ough you
I know right throu-ou-ou-ou-ou-ough you-ou
I feel right throu-ou-ou-ou-ough you
I walk right throu-ou-ou-ou-ou-ough you-ou, you-ou!

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You Learn (Acoustic Version)

Hi-i oh oo ah ah aye aye aye ow

Hi-I recommend getting your heart trampled on, to anyone yeah oh
Hi-I-I recommend walking around naked in your living roo-oo-oo-oom
Yeah
Swallow it down, what a jagged little pill
It feels so good, swimming in your stomach
Wait until the dust se-ee-e-ee-e-e-ettles

You live you learn
You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lo-oo-ose you le-earn
You bleed you learn
You scream you le-e-e-e-earn

I hi, I-I recommend bitin' off more than you can chew to anyone
I certainly do-o oh yeah
Hi-I-I recommend sticking your foot in your mouth at any ti-ee-i-ee-ime
Oh feel free-ee
Throw-ow it down, the caution blocks you from the wind
Ho-old it u-up, to the ray-ays
You wait and see when the smo-oo-o-oke clears

You live you learn
You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lo-oo-ose you le-earn
You bleed you learn
You scream you le-e-e-e-earn

Aye hi wah hi ha aye aye aye aye aye aye woh ho hi yeah oh ho hi aye yo doh doh doh doh di oh hi yi

We-ear it out, the way a three-year-old would do
Foy-helt it down, you’re gonna have to eventually anyway
The fi-ire trucks are coming up around the be-end

You live you learn
You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lo-oo-ose you le-earn
You bleed you learn
You scream you le-e-e-e-e-e-earn

You grieve you learn
You choke you learn
You laugh you learn
You choo-oo-oose you le-earn
You pray you learn
You ask you learn
You live you le-e-e-e-arn ah ah aye ya ha

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