"Ivo" as written by Simon Philip Raymonde, Elizabeth Fraser and Robin A. Guthrie....
Peep-oh, Peach blow, Pandora, Pompadour
Pale leaf, Pink sweet, Persephone, Near our ivo
Peep peep-oh, Bit animal, Peep peep
He didn't deal, little rito, Peep peep-oh

With the part animal, Peep peep, Near our ivo
Peep peep-oh, Bit animal, Peep peep
He didn't deal, little rito
Peep peep-oh

With the part animal
Peep-oh, Peach blow, Pandora, Pompadour
Pale leaf, Pink sweet, Persephone, Near our ivo
Peep peep-oh, Bit animal, Peep peep

He didn't deal, little rito, Peep peep-oh
With the part animal, Peep peep, Near our ivo
Peep peep-oh, Bit animal, Peep peep
He didn't deal, little rito

Peep peep-oh
With the part animal
Predentive, Predo
Pra-da-da-dee

Peep-oh, Peach blow, Pandora, Pompadour
Pale leaf, Pink sweet, Persephone
Peep-oh, Peach blow, Pandora, Pompadour
Pale leaf, Pink sweet, Persephone

Near our rito
Peep peep-oh
Bit animal
Peep peep

He didn't deal, little rito
Peep peep-oh
With the part animal
Peep peep

Near our rito
Peep peep-oh
Bit animal
Peep peep

He didn't deal, little rito
Peep peep-oh
With the part animal
Peep peep

Peep-oh, Peach blow, Pandora
Peep-oh, Peach blow, Pandora
Predentive, Predo
Pra-da-da-dee

Peep-oh, Peach blow, Pandora, Pompadour
Pale leaf, Pink sweet, Persephone
Peep-oh, Peach blow, Pandora, Pompadour
Pale leaf, Pink sweet, Persephone

Near our rito
Peep peep-oh
Bit animal
Peep peep

He didn't deal, little rito
Peep peep-oh
With the part animal
Peep peep

Near our ivo
Peep peep-oh
Bit animal
Peep peep

He didn't deal, little rito
Peep peep-oh
With the part animal
Peep peep
Peep-oh, Peach blow , Pandora


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"Ivo" as written by Robin A. Guthrie Elizabeth Fraser

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  • +1
    General Comment..the song is presumably named after the producer Ivo Watts Russell - who produced many of the artists on the 4AD label.
    CharmingManon February 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationpeople explode
    pandora
    pompadour
    pele
    be sweet
    persephone

    we all adore
    the turning ball
    he turned to her
    adore a poor animal
    we all adore
    the turning ball
    he turned to her
    adore the poor animal

    breath on you
    breath out
    we're all bloody

    people explode
    pandora
    pompadour
    pele
    be sweet
    persephone

    we all adore
    the turning ball
    he turned to her
    adore a poor animal
    we all adore
    the turning ball
    he turned to her
    adore the poor animal

    people explode
    pandora
    pompadour
    pele
    be sweet
    persephone
    mroyaleon September 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat I can't help laughing at is you guys trying to make out lyrics that are not even in English..

    ... why do people keep wasting space with comments that LF didn't know what she was singing about and was 'on drugs anyway', ??

    firstly - do you say that about Van-Gogh, Edgar Alle Poe or Picasso? Do you say it about Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday? or Pink Floyd or the Rolling Stones?

    secondly - even if LF was unaware of what parts of her psyche she was revealing in her poetic dot-joining exercise, there is still plenty of meaning to be found.

    thirdly - fair enough: to pin down lyric meanings to a single interpretation is a fatuous exercise, of course, however to deny speculation is just as fetchless - more so in fact as it discourages our further exploration of possible meaninglets, and as far as I can tell, LF's intention was for each of us to decide anew what the song means to us at the time we listen to it and so be pulled into an experience with the Now.

    almost all analysis suffers from one-dimensional thinking, as once we have struggled to find An answer it is easier to cling to it than to put it in an undecided space and go looking for more possibilities. This leads to heinous, yet easily avoidable erreurs, and we then get labelled as a 'person who thinks like X'. which produces further errors. we try to communicate, but instead we are misinterpreted and everyone ends up with their own ideas about what we meant to convey...

    I have written too much, but might share about what the song means to me somewhere another time!
    OTLon January 25, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song sure is beautiful.
    slinkstersarson September 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot sure you can write the lyrics for this or any of the CT's songs from this wonderful treasure of an album. I heard this in 1984 whilst listening to the great John Peel show. 1984 was a great year for British music (in my view it has yet to surpassed for sheer breadth of music styles). This album was haunting, poetic and calming. Liz's voice is fantastic. This is my favourite of all CT albums and I particularly like this opening track.
    CharmingManon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have a hard time reading these 'lyrics' without busting a gut. If there ever was an example of 'let it be' regarding the Cocteau's, this is it. Yes, it's very likely she sings the word 'pompadour', but Liz' thing was about texture for this album--she made the music incredibly special but let it do the talking also.
    11thomas11on May 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree - this whole excercise pointless for the cocteau twins, surely?

    Elizabeth has admitted lyrics would often change with each singing anyway . . .
    jonnyboymach3on May 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree. Trying to decipher CT lyrics is almost always an exercise in futility. She could be singing in gaelic here for all we know.
    D.B.on March 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTrying to understand CT lyrics is like playing mornington Crescent
    burningskyon February 05, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWhat I can't help laughing at is you guys trying to make out lyrics that are not even in English, at least not totally. Of course there are those songs from Garlands, Milk And Kisses, Heaven Or Las Vegas etc which are indeed in English but as for other ones such as these from Treasure, it has been said so many times that these are words from different languages put together and people still force English lyrics upon them just because they want to make some sense of them. They may have some subjective meaning but this doesn't help, unless you are just joking about making out their lyrics.
    JulioCMMSon January 10, 2012   Link

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