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 Death

Icurok

Three wishes

After the fall

Keys of life

Just one look

The twist

Total eclipse

Cold song

Can't help falling in love

Ding dong (the witch is dead)

Der Nussbaum

Lightning strikes

 

 

'Death'

 

# from Dido and Aenaes - H. Purcell

# arranged by Jack Waldman

# performed by Klaus Nomi


Thy hand, belinda; darkness shades me:
On thy bosom let me rest:
More I would, but death invades me:
Death is now a welcome guest.

When I am laid in earth, may my wrongs create
No trouble ,no trouble
in thy breast,

When I am laid in earth, may my wrongs create
No trouble ,no trouble
in thy breast;

Remember me,
remember me,
but aaaaah
forget my fate,
Remember me !
but aaaaah
forget my fate,

Remember me,
Remember me,
but aaaaah
forget my fate,
Remember me !
but aaaaah
forget my fate.

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'Icurok'

 

# George Elliott

# performed by Klaus Nomi

 

ICUROK2C

ICUROK2

ICUROK2C

ICWR2

 

URAQT

I1U2

OO2EZ

I1U2

 

I see you are okay to see

I see you are okay too!

I see you are okay to see

I see double -you are two

 

You are a cutie

I won, you too!

Uh-oh too easy,

I won, you too! 

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'Three Wishes'

 

 # George Elliott / Jamie Dalglish

# performed by Klaus Nomi

 

If you want I'll stop cold

Ripe figs hit the ground

The moon is cold

Come out pretty breeze

Pat your pet

Poke your pest

Lullaby and good-night

 

Frightful fork

Spoons that lurk

On the table or on my elbow

Dreams are fables

Friends are able

Mood gestates--

Pose will decide

 

''In a flower was a fairy

and the fairy said '3 Wishes!'

Mother got a pool

Daddy got a horse

and I got a dress,

Sailing in the blue ocean...

Who-o-o-o-sh!''

(Written by a child named Sierra)

 

If you want I'll stop cold

Ripe figs hit the ground

The moon is cold

Come out pretty breeze

Pat your pet

Poke your pest

Lullaby and good-night

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'After The Fall'

 

#After the fall by Kristian Hoffman

#Perfomed by Klaus Nomi

  

So I told you'bout the total eclipse now,

But still it caught you unaware,

But I'm telling you, hold on, hold on,

Tomorrow will be there.

 

And even those who went to church upon Sunday,

You thought you didn't even have a prayer,

But I'm telling you,

Hold on,

Hold on,

Tomorrow will be there.

 

After the fall, we'll be born, born again,

After it all blows away.

After the fall, after the fall,

After the fall blows away.

 

We'll take a million years of civilization,

We're going to give it the electric chair,

But I'm telling you,

Hold on,

Hold on,

Tomorrow will be there.

 

We'll see one hundred million lonely mutants,

They will be glowing in their dark despair,

But I'm telling you,

Hold on,

Hold on,

Tomorrow will be there.

 

After the fall, we'll be born, born, born again,

After it all blows away.

After the fall, after the fall,

After it all blows away.

 

Well, the freak shall inherit the earth now,

No matter how well done or rare,

But I'm telling you,

Hold on,

Hold on,

Tomorrow will be there.

 

We'll vent/breath our radioactive gases,

Into the radioactive air,

But I'm telling you,

Hold on,

Hold on,

Tomorrow will be there.

 

After the fall, we'll be born, born, born again,

After it all blows away.

After the fall, after the fall,

After it all blows away.

After the fall, after the fall,

After the fall, after the fall,

After the fall, After the fall...

 

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'Keys of life'

#Klaus nomi

#performed by Klaus Nomi

#Transcribed by François Duboux
  


Keys of life
Keys of life

Keys of life
Keys of life

From ancient worlds I come
To see what man has done
What's fact and what is fiction
To juge the contradiction

Keys of life
Keys of life

The future has begun
Much work has to be done
you're running out of time
Beware the sign, the sign

Keys of life
Keys of life

Exploring new dimension
New lifestyle by intention
do not ignore advise
You hold the keys of life

Keys of life
Keys of life

Keys of life
Keys of life

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'Just one look'


#Dris Payne - Gregory Caroll

#Performed by Klaus Nomi

#Transcribed by François Duboux 28/04/2003


Just one look and I felt so hot
In love with you
I found out how good it feels
To have your love
Say you will, you will be mine
Forever and always
Just one look and I knew
That you were my only one

I thought I was dreaming
But I was so wrong, yeah yeah yeah
But I'm gonna keep on scheming
Till I can make you,make you all of my own

So you see I really care
Without you I'm nothing
Just one look and I know
That you were my only one

I thought I was dreaming
But I was so wrong, yeah yeah yeah
But I'm gonna keep on scheming
Till I can make you my own

So you see I really care
Without you I'm nothing
Just one look and I knew
I'll get you someday
Just one look
That's all it took
Just one look
That's all it took
Just one look
That's all it took
...

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'The twist'

 

#Chubby Cheker

#Performed by Klaus Nomi

 

 Come on fraulein let's do the twist

 Come on fraulein let's do the twist

 Take me by the little hand and go like this

 

 father's just sleepin' and mother's not around

 father's just sleepin' and mother's not around

 We're going to twist

 Until we tear the house down

 

 you should see my little Sis

 You should see my litlle Sis

 She knows how to rock

 And she knows how to twist

 ah!ah!ah!

 

 twist baby twist

 Oooh-yeah

 Let's do the twist

 Just go like this

 And you do the twist

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'Total Eclipse'

 

# Total eclipse by Kristian Hoffman

#Performed by Klaus Nomi

 

Big shots,

Argue about what they've got,

Making the planet so hot,

Hot as a holocaust.

 

Blow up,

Everything's going to go up,

Even if you don't show up,

In your chemise Lacoste.

 

Total eclipse,

It's a total eclipse,

It's au total eclipse of the sun,

[World/We'll] come to this,

With the total eclipse,

Just a slip of your lips,

And you're done.

 

Fallout,

Nobody left to crawl out,

If someone calls we're all out,

Turning into French fries.

 

Last dance,

Let the entire cast dance,

Due to dismembered,

Last dance,

As we get atomized.

 

Total eclipse, it's a total eclipse,

It's a total eclipse of the sun,

[World/We'll] come to this,

Witch the total eclipse,

Just a slip of your lips,

And you're done. 

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'Cold Song'

 #'Cold song' by Henri Purcell

#From the semi-opera "King Arthur", 1691

#Act 3, prélude and aria

#Performed by Klaus Nomi, 1981

 

What power art thou,

Who from below,

Hast made me rise,

Unwillingly and slow,

From beds of everlasting snow !

 

See'st thou not how stiff,

And wondrous old,

Far unfit to bear the bitter cold.

 

I can scarcely move,

Or draw my breath,

I can scarcely move,

Or draw my breath.

 

Let me, let me,

Let me, let me,

Freeze again...

Let me, let me,

Freeze again to death !

 

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'Can't Help Falling In Love'

  

#Peretti/Creatore/Weiss

#Performed by Klaus Nomi 

 

 Wise men say only fools rush in

 But I can't help falling in love with you

 

 Shall I stay would it be a sin

 If I can't help falling in love with you

 

 Like a river flows

 Surely to the sea

 Darling so it goes

 Some things are meant to be

 

 Take my hand

Take my whole life too

 For I can't help falling in love with you

 

 Take my hand

 Take my whole life too

 For I can't help falling in love with you

 

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'Ding Dong' ! (The Witch is dead)

 

#"The Wizard of Oz", 1939

#directed by Victor Fleming

#featuring Judy Garland

#Performed by Klaus Nomi

 

  

Ding Dong !

The Witch is dead !

Which old witch? The Wicked Witch !

Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is dead !

  

Wake up, you Sleepy Head !

Rub your eyes, get out of bed !

Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead !

  

She's gone where the goblins go,

Below, below, below !

Yo Ho !

Let's open up and sing,

And ring the bells out !

  

Ding Dong, the Merry-O !

Sing it high, sing it low !

Let them know the Wicked Witch is dead !  

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 'Der Nußbaum'


#Shuman - Arr:J.Cobert

#Performed by Klaus Nomi


Es grünet ein Nußbaum vor dem Haus,
Duftig, luftig breitet er blättrig die [Blätter]1 aus.
Viel liebliche Blüten stehen dran;
Linde Winde kommen, sie herzlich zu umfahn.
Es flüstern je zwei zu zwei gepaart,
Neigend, beugend zierlich zum Kusse die Häuptchen zart.
Sie flüstern von einem Mägdlein,
Das dächte die Nächte und Tage lang,
Wußte, ach! selber nicht was.
Sie flüstern - wer mag verstehn so gar leise Weis'? -
Flüstern von Bräut'gam und nächstem Jahr.
Das Mägdlein horchet, es rauscht im Baum;
Sehnend, wähnend sinkt es lächelnd in Schlaf und Traum.

 

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'Lightning Strikes'

 

#Lou Cristy-Herbert

#Performed by Klaus Nomi

#Transcribed by François Duboux 20/04/2003

 

 

 Listen to me, baby, you got to

 understand, you're old enough to learn the makings of a man.

 Listen to me, baby, it's time to settle down. Am I asking too

 much for you to stick around?

 

'singing'

 Every boy wants a girl he can trust to the very end.

 Baby, that's you, won't you stay? But til then . . . when I see

 lips begging to be kissed, I can't stop, I can't stop myself!

 

'singing a very high falsetto'

 Lightning's striking again! Lightning's striking again!

 Lightning's striking again! Lightning's striking again!

 

'Verse, sing-speaking' Nature's taken over my one-track mind,

 believe it or not you're in my heart all the time. All the girls

 are saying that you'll end up a fool. For the time being, baby,

 live by my rules!

 

'singing'

 When I settle down, I want one baby on my mind.

 Forgive and forget, and I'll make up for all lost time. She's put

 together fine and she's on my mind. I can't stop! I can't stop

 myself!

 

'singing a very high falsetto'

> Lightning's striking again! Lightning's striking again!

> Lightning's striking again! Lightning's striking again!

 

'singing'

 There's a chapel in the pines waiting for us around

 the bend. Picture me in your mind, love forever! But til then . . .

 when I see lips begging to be kissed, I can't stop, I can't stop

 myself!

 

'singing a very high falsetto'

 Lightning's striking again! Lightning's striking again!

 Lightning's striking again! Lightning's striking again!

 Lightning's striking again! Lightning's striking again!

 Lightning's striking again! Lightning's striking again!

 Lightning's striking again! Lightning's striking again! 

 

 

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 'Death'   from Dido and Aenaes - H. Purcell, arranged by Jack Waldman, performed by Klaus Nomi 

 

 


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