"Another World" as written by and Richard Hell....
Head wrapped in your hair
In a box lined with silk
You can't learn to talk
and the air is your milk

Erasing my face
I want you so bad
I want to be you
it's futile it's sad

Oh, oh baby
Oh, oh baby
Oh, oh baby
Oh oh oh
I could live with you in another world
I could live with you in another world
I could live with you in another world

Muscle against silk
Tears fall from the burn
A smell of perfume
In a moment you'll turn

In a moment you'll turn
Your face will change shape
We exchange just one gift:
to see like an ape

Oh, oh baby
Oh, oh baby
Oh, oh baby
Oh oh oh
I could live with you in another world
I could live with you in another world
I could live with you in another world

Oh so easy to go
drawn in the vacuum
At the time I'm in you
I'm alone in the back room

Down to the last raw
My eyes open wide
To collect all the scraps
Ten more years and they'll cry

Oh, oh baby
Oh, oh baby
Oh, oh baby
Oh oh oh
I could live with you in another world
I could live with you in another world
I could live with you in another world


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    General CommentTo me, the song's about longing for someone who either you can't be with, or who could possibly be living in another time. Richard wrote weird songs dealing with time anyways (Destiny Street, in which he meets himself from ten years ago). I think it's the idea of being in love with the one whom you can't ever be with.
    "At the time I'm in you / I'm alone in the back room" makes me think that she's become only a fantasy.

    It's the idea of love at the wrong time.
    Jett Diamondon December 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't know, but I read somewhere that Hell wrote this about a French girl called Lizzy he knew. I think she was a poet too. I also thought that this was about someone from the past, until I read that. But I agree, yes, that she has become a fantasy. I think maybe he's trying to say that this world wasn't made for people like them, they couldn't really be happy in such a mixed up place. It isn't included in the lyrics here, but he says at the end of it "I could live with you in another world/Not this one." I just love the word imagery in this song, it reminds me of Dylan Thomas. The coughing at the end is pretty interesting, too. Very authentic.
    NellieWhiskeyon November 16, 2008   Link

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