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The Jazz Butcher Lyrics Bad Dream Lover

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Bad Dream Lover
You've been away for a long, long time and I like it.
Why don't you take a match to a petrol pump and strike it?
Head-first through the bathroom door:
Hit me harder, hurt me more:
Drive your van round to my place,
Tear my clothes and slap my face.

If you said there was another way I would take it.
If you'd let me keep you photograph I'd break it in two.
Dream lover - what about it, dear?
Dream lover - oh, get out of here!
I'm in the backroom with a girl I adore
And she puts her arms around me and we sink into the rug,
And then

You come walking through the wall,
Like you just don't care at all.
You're an insubstantial doll - bad dream lover, go away.
And even though I'll try till my brains are fit to fry.
You're always there close by - bad dream lover, go away.

You're the one who said you never would desert me.
But you only ever stick around to hurt me more.
You were the girl that I never really had.
I had to watch as slowly you went mad.
Bad luck, evil eye, voodoo spirit in the sky,
Yours for five bucks from a company in Oregon

And you come walking through the wall.
You're a supernatural doll - bad dream lover, go away.
And you keep on coming through, thought I'd seen the last of you.
What am I supposed to do? Bad dream lover go away.

I saw the doctor and the priest and they said "don't waste my time".
You've really got me beat, I'm reaching for my heater..

Just then you come walking through the wall.
Like you just don't care at all.
You're an insubstantial doll - bad dream lover, go away.
It's evil and you know, but I just can't make you go.
You're going to bring me low - bad dream lover, go away, and away.

And you keep on coming through.
I thought I'd seen the last of you.
What am I supposed to do? bad dream lover, go away.
And even though I'll try till my brains are fit to fry.
I couldn't even tell you why - bad dream lover, go away!!

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Big Planet, Scarey Planet
Early 1989 was, indeed a strange and desperate time after all that triumphalist Tory looting that had been going on. We listened to a lot of hip-hop and soul music at the time, and I think that we considered ourselves sufficiently HARD to take the whole fucker on in an l.p. Possibly with a more "clued-in" producer and a bit more self-discipline we could have come up with something like what we were looking for.
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Live Stats

17 documented performances (click to explore)
1988 1 (JBC)
1989 13 (JBC)
1990 3 (JBC)

Media

1 Recorded Live Performances
1989-11-28 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, Canada (West Coast '89 Cassette)
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