Tour & Recording Details

Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Information

concerts
Date:
1998.05.23
Location:
Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London,
Type:
Attended:
not logged in

Setlist
Track Detail
Lyrics
Also Available On

live 1998.05.23

Track Length: 4:40

Written By:

BMI Number: 4353753

Twilight fades through blistered avalon

The sky’s cruel torch on aching autobahn

Into the uncertain divine

We scream into the last divide

You make me real

You make me real

Strong as I feel

You make me real

Sheila rides on crashing nightingale

Intake eyes leave passing vapor trails

With blushing brilliance alive

Because it’s time to arrive

You make me real

You make me real

Strong as I feel

You make me real

Lately I just can’t seem to believe

Discard my friends to change the scenery

It meant the world to hold a bruising faith

But now it’s just a matter of grace

A summer storm graces all of me

Highway warm sing silent poetry

I could bring you the light

And take you home into the night

You make me real / lately I just can’t seem to believe

You make me real / discard my friends to change the scenery

Strong as I feel / it meant the world to hold a bruising faith

You make me real / but now it’s just a matter of grace

Collection Items:
Version: To Sheila
Version: To Sheila live 2007/06/02
Version: To Sheila live 2000/10/19
Version: To Sheila
Version: To Sheila live 2000/05/14
Version: To Sheila live 2007/06/11
Version: To Sheila live 2000/??/??
Version: To Sheila live 2007/06/06
Version: To Sheila
Version: To Sheila
Version: To Sheila
Version: To Sheila
Version: To Sheila
Version: To Sheila live 1998/08/11
Version: To Sheila

Tours & Recordings:
Version: To Sheila live 2007.06.02
Version: To Sheila live 2008.04.16
Version: To Sheila live 2008.04.14
Version: To Sheila live 2007.11.16
Version: To Sheila live 2007.11.11
Version: To Sheila live 2007.11.08
Version: To Sheila live 2007.10.27
Version: To Sheila live 2007.10.25
Version: To Sheila live 2007.10.22
Version: To Sheila live 2007.10.15
Version: To Sheila live 2007.10.07
Version: To Sheila live 2007.10.04
Version: To Sheila live 2007.10.02
Version: To Sheila live 2007.09.30
Version: To Sheila live 2007.09.28
Version: To Sheila live 2007.09.24
Version: To Sheila live 2007.09.21
Version: To Sheila live 2007.09.19
Version: To Sheila live 2007.09.18
Version: To Sheila live 2007.09.15
Version: To Sheila live 2007.09.09
Version: To Sheila live 2007.09.08
Version: To Sheila live 2007.08.24
Version: To Sheila live 2007.08.22
Version: To Sheila live 2007.08.19
Version: To Sheila live 2007.08.17
Version: To Sheila live 2007.08.16
Version: To Sheila live 2007.08.12
Version: To Sheila live 2007.08.05
Version: To Sheila live 2007.07.31
Version: To Sheila live 2007.07.28
Version: To Sheila live 2007.07.27
Version: To Sheila live 2007.07.25
Version: To Sheila live 2007.07.24
Version: To Sheila live 2007.07.20
Version: To Sheila live 2007.07.18
Version: To Sheila live 2007.07.16
Version: To Sheila live 2007.07.15
Version: To Sheila live 2007.07.02
Version: To Sheila live 2007.06.30
Version: To Sheila live 2007.06.24 #1
Version: To Sheila live 2007.06.06
Version: To Sheila live 2007.06.19
Version: To Sheila live 2007.06.17
Version: To Sheila live 2007.06.15
Version: To Sheila live 2007.06.12
Version: To Sheila live 2007.06.11
Version: To Sheila live 2007.06.09
Version: To Sheila live 2007.06.03
Version: To Sheila live 2007.05.31
Version: To Sheila live 2007.05.28
Version: To Sheila live 2007.05.26
Version: To Sheila live 2007.05.24
Version: To Sheila live 2007.05.22
Version: To Sheila live 2007.05.08
Version: To Sheila live 1998.08.11
Version: To Sheila live 2000.10.19
Version: To Sheila live 2000.05.14
Version: To Sheila live 1998.06.04 FNAC rooftop
Version: To Sheila live 1998.05.23

live 1998.05.23

Track Length: 5:52

BMI Number: 4353760

The lights came on fast

Lost in motorcrash

Gone in a flash unreal

But you knew all along

You laugh the light I sing the songs

To watch you numb

I saw you there

You were on your way

You held the rain

And for the first time heaven seemed insane

Cause heaven is to blame

For taking you away

Do you know the way that I can?

Do you know the way that I can’t lose?

Do you know the things that I can?

Do you know the things that I can’t do?

Where is your heart?

Where is your heart gone to?

Tear me apart

Tear me apart from you

You laugh the light I cry the wound

In grey afternoons

I saw you there

You were on your way

You kissed me cold

And for the first time heaven seemed insane

For taking you away

Cause heaven is to blame

For taking you away

The lights came to pass

Dead opera motorcrash

Gone in a flash unreal

In nitrous overcast

Do you know the way that I can?

Do you know the way that I can’t choose?

Do you know the things that I can?

Do you know the things that I can’t lose?

Tear me apart

Tear me apart from you

Where is your heart?

Where has your heart run to?

live 1998.05.23

Track Length: 4:06

BMI Number: 4353759

Mother I’m tired

Come surrender my son

Time has ravaged on my soul

No plans to leave but still I go

Fallin’ with the leaves

Fallin’ out of sleep

To the last goodbyes

Who cares why?

Mother I’ve tried

Wasting my life

I haven’t given up, I lie

To make you so proud in my eyes

Fallin’ out of sleep

Crawlin’ over me

To the last goodbyes

Who cares why?

Tuesdays come and gone

Restless still I drive

Try to leave it all behind

Fallin’, fallin’ out of sleep

Fallin’, fallin’ with the leaves

I got crawlin’, crawlin’ over me

Once upon a time in my life…

I went falling

Mother I hope you know

That I miss you so

Time has ravaged on my soul

To wipe a mother’s tears grown cold

live 1998.05.23

Track Length: 4:09

Written By:

BMI Number: 4353762

Who am I
To need you when I’m down
And where are you
When I need you around
Your life is not your own
And all I ask you is for another chance
Another way around you
To live by circumstance
Once again
Who am I to need you now
To ask you why, to tell you no
To deserve your love and sympathy
You were never meant to belong to me
And you may go
But I know you won’t leave
Too many years
Built into memories
Your life is not your own
Who am I to need you now
To ask you why, to tell you no
To deserve your love and sympathy
You were never meant to belong to me
Who am I to you?
Along the way I lost my faith
And as you were you’ll be again
To mold like clay, to break like dirt
To tear me up in your sympathy
You were never meant to belong to me
You were never meant to belong to me
You were never meant to belong to me
Who am I?

live 1998.05.23

Track Length: 4:20

Written By:

BMI Number: 4353754

It’s you that I adore
You will always be my whore
You’ll be a mother to my child
And a child to my heart
We must never be apart
We must never be apart
Lovely girl you’re the beauty in my world
Without you there aren’t reasons left to find
And I’ll pull your crooked teeth
You’ll be perfect just like me
You’ll be a lover in my bed
And a gun to my head
We must never be apart
We must never be apart
Lovely girl you’re the murder in my world
Dressing coffins for the souls I’ve left to die
Drinking mercury to the mystery
Of all that you should ever leave behind
In time
In you I see dirty
In you I count stars
In you I feel so pretty
In you I taste god
In you I feel so hungry
In you I crash cars
We must never be apart
Drinking mercury to the mystery
Of all that you should ever seek to find
Lovely girl you’re the murder in my world
Dressing coffins for the souls I’ve left behind
In time
We must never be apart
And you’ll always be my whore
Cause you’re the one that I adore
And I’ll pull your crooked teeth
You’ll be perfect just like me
In you I feel so dirty
In you I crash cars
In you I feel so pretty
In you I taste god
We must never be apart

live 1998.05.23

Track Length: 4:38

Written By:

BMI Number: 4353758

With the sugar sickness
You spy the kidnap kid
Who kids you to oblivion
It’s the perfect hassle
For the perfumed kiss
He makes you miss him more than home
You love him
You love him more than this
You love him
And you cannot, you can’t resist
You love him
You love him for yourself
You love him
And no one, no one else
Past sidewalk ashes
A last lovers arc
You come apart to intertwine
It was all so simple
As you watched him move
Across the darkness in your room
You love him
You love him for yourself
You love him
And no one, no one else
And to the winding vines
The pretty boys dive
And thru the pinhole stars
Into the shadow mind
Will you lose him then
On some gentle dawn
This boy is here and gone
You love him
You love him for yourself
You love him
And no one, no one else
You love him
You love him more than this
You love him
And you cannot, you can’t resist
You love him

live 1998.05.23

Track Length: 6:38

BMI Number: 4353768

You’re gonna walk on home

You’re gonna walk alone

You’re gonna see this through

Don’t let them get to you

Shame

Love is good and love is kind

Love is drunk and love is blind

Love is good and love is mine

Love is drunk all the time

Shame

You’re gonna walk on home

You’re gonna walk alone

You’re gonna walk so far

You’re gonna wonder who you are

Shame

Love is good and love is kind

Love is drunk and love is blind

Love is good and love is mine

Love is good all the time

Hello goodbye

You know you made us cry

live 1998.05.23

Track Length: 3:23

BMI Number: 4353755

I know

We’re just like old friends

We just can’t pretend

That lovers make amends

We are

Reasons so unreal

We can’t help but feel

That something has been lost

But please

You know you’re just like me

Next time

I promise we’ll be perfect

Perfect

Perfect

Strangers down the line

Lovers out of time

Memories unwind

So far I still know who you are

But now I wonder who I was

Angel

You know it’s not the end

We’ll always be good friends

But the letters have been sent on

So please

You always were so free

You’ll see

I promise we’ll be perfect

Perfect

Perfect

Strangers when we meet

Strangers on the street

Lovers while we sleep

Perfect

You know this has to be

We always were so free

We promised that we’d be

Perfect

live 1998.05.23

Track Length: 4:15

Written By:

BMI Number: 2035564

Time is never time at all

You can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth

And our lives are forever changed

We will never be the same

The more you change the less you feel

Believe, believe in me, believe

That life can change, that you’re not stuck in vain

We’re not the same, we’re different tonight

Tonight, so bright

Tonight

And you know you’re never sure

But you’re sure you could be right

If you held yourself up to the light

And the embers never fade in your city by the lake

The place where you were born

Believe, believe in me, believe

In the resolute urgency of now

And if you believe there’s not a tonight

Tonight, so bright

Tonight

We’ll crucify the insincere tonight

We’ll make things right, we’ll feel it all tonight

We’ll find a way to offer up the night tonight

The indescribable moments of your life tonight

The impossible is possible tonight

Believe in me as I believe in you, tonight

live 1998.05.23

Track Length: 2:54

Written By:

BMI Number: 1995905

Boredom’s in the bathroom shaking out the loose teeth
Sally’s in the stirrups claiming her destiny
And nobody nowhere understands anything
About me and all my dreams
Lost at sea
Jack it up Judy set your heart alight
Mayfair mistress of the satellites
Misspent youth- faking up a rampage
To hold off the real slaves
Paid off and staid
And what you never knew
Can never get to you
So fake it
I’ll be your stumbleine
I’ll be your super queen
And make you
Jukebox fuckup hanging round the drugstore
No matter what you say he’ll be back for more
Mommy’s in the manger with the little kids
She’s got her reasons, got my forgets
Of tears and idle threats
Misplaced
And no matter what they do
They can’t get to you
So fake it
I’ll be your stumbleine
I’ll be your super queen
And make you me
Come around ruby I could never sleep alone

live 1998.05.23

Track Length: 4:16

Written By:

BMI Number: 1995912

The world is a vampire, sent to drain
Secret destroyers, hold you up to the flames
And what do I get, for my pain
Betrayed desires, and a piece of the game
Even though I know-i suppose I’ll show
All my cool and cold-like old job
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Then someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Now I’m naked, nothing but an animal
But can you fake it, for just one more show
And what do you want, I want to change
And what have you got
When you feel the same
Even though I know-i suppose I’ll show
All my cool and cold-like old job
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Then someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Tell me I’m the only one
Tell me there’s no other one
Jesus was an only son
Tell me I’m the chosen one
Jesus was an only son for you
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
And I still believe that I cannot be saved

live 1998.05.23

Track Length: 7:38

Written By:

BMI Number: 2107451

Wrap me up in always, and drag me in with maybes

Your innocence is treasure, your innocence is death

Your innocence is all I have

Breathing underwater, and living under glass

And if you spin your love around

The secrets of your dreams

You may find your love is gone

And is not quite what it seemed

To appear to disappear

Beneath all your darkest fears

I believe in never, I believe in all the way

But belief is not to notice, believe is just some faith

And faith can’t help you to escape

And with this ring I wed thee true

And with this ring I wed thee now

And with this ring I play so dead

But no one’s asking for the truth, so let me tell you

If you spin your love around

The secrets of your dreams

You may find your love is gone

And is not quite what it seemed

To appear to disappear

Beneath all your darkest fears

To the revelations of fresh faced youth

No one will come to save you

So speak your peace in the murmurs drawn

But youth is wasted on the young

Your strength is my weakness, your weakness my hate

My love for you just can’t explain

Why we’re forever frozen, forever beautiful,

Forever lost inside ourselves

The night has come to hold us young

live 1998.05.23

Track Length: 4:28

Written By:

BMI Number: 2107458

Shakedown 1979
Cool kids never have the time
On a live wire
Right up off the street
You and I should meet
Junebug skipping like a stone
With the headlights pointed at the dawn
We were sure we’d never see an end to it all
And I don’t even care
To shake these zipper blues
And we don’t know
Just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess
Forgotten and absorbed
Into the earth below
Double cross the vacant and the bored
They’re not sure just what we have in store
Morphine city slippin’ dues
Down to see
That we don’t even care
As restless as we are
We feel the pull
In the land of a thousand guilts
And poured cement
Lamented and assured
To the lights and towns below
Faster than the speed of sound
Faster than we thought we’d go
Beneath the sound of hope
Justine never knew the rules
Hung down with the freaks and the ghouls
No apologies ever need be made
I know you better than you fake it
To see that we don’t even care
To shake these zipper blues
And we don’t know
Just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess
Forgotten and absorbed
Into the earth below
The street heats the urgency of now (written: sound)
As you can see there’s no one around

live 1998.05.23

Track Length: 8:17

BMI Number: 4353770

Whenever I run
Wherever I run to you lost
It’s never done
Just hanging on
The past has let me be
Returning as if dream
Shattered as belief
If you have to go, don’t say goodbye
If you have to go, don’t you cry
If you have to go, I will get by
Someday I’ll follow you and see you on the other side
But for the grace of love
I’d will the meaning of
Heaven from above
But for the grace of love
I’d will the meaning of
Heaven from above
Your picture out of time
Left aching in my mind
Shadows kept alive
If you have to go, don’t say goodbye
If you have to go, don’t you cry
If you have to go, I will get by
I will follow you and see you on the other side
But for the grace of love
Who’d will the meaning of
Heaven from above
Long horses we are born
Creatures more than torn
Mourning our way home

live 1998.05.23

live 1998.05.23

Additional Info: Cover of Duran Duran, performed with Simon LeBon of Duran Duran.

Standing
On the edge of the quay
No lights flashing
On the water for me
Fog in my mind
Darkens in my eyes
Silently screaming
For a distant sound
Ripple river yellow
Rising for a breath
Of breeding and drowns
Stillness overcome me
In the night
Listen
To the rising water moan
I’m waiting
Waiting, for the nightboat
I’m waiting
Waiting, for the nightboat
Shadows all through me
Shudder away
Echo me, echo me
Am I alone,
Or is the river alive?
‘Cause it echoes me, echoes me
Echoes me
I’m waiting
Waiting, for the nightboat
I’m waiting
Waiting, for the nightboat
I’m waiting
Waiting for the nightboat
I’m waiting
Waiting for the nightboat
I’m waiting for the nightboat

(tease) live 1998.05.23

Additional Info: Cover of Norman.

live 1998.05.23

Additional Info: Cover of Joy Division.

Radio, live transmission
Radio, live transmission
Listen to the silence, let it ring on
Eyes, dark grey lenses frightened of the sun
We would have a fine time living in the night
Left to blind destruction
Waiting for our sight
And we would go on as though nothing was wrong
And hide from these days we remained all alone
Staying in the same place, just staying out the time
Touching from a distance
Further all the time
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio
Well I could call out when the going gets tough
The things that we’ve learnt are no longer enough
No language, just sound, that’s all we need know, to synchronize
Love to the beat of the show
And we could dance
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio

(tease) live 1998.05.23

Additional Info: Cover of The Beatles.

Help, I need somebody
Help, not just anybody
Help, you know I need someone, help
When I was younger, so much younger than today
I never needed anybody’s help in any way
But now these days are gone, I’m not so self assured
Now I find I’ve changed my mind and opened up the doors
Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round
Help me, get my feet back on the ground
Won’t you please, please help me
And now my life has changed in oh so many ways
My independence seems to vanish in the haze
But every now and then I feel so insecure
I know that I just need you like I’ve never done before
Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round
Help me, get my feet back on the ground
Won’t you please, please help me
When I was younger, so much younger than today
I never needed anybody’s help in any way
But now these days are gone, I’m not so self assured
Now i find I’ve changed my mind and opened up the doors
Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
Won’t you please, please help me, help me, help me