"Persephone" as written by Simon Philip Raymonde, Elizabeth Fraser and Robin A. Guthrie....
Hey, the chances I must waste
Hey, ever dirt even there month got a car
Here's what it takes [Repeat x4]

Paper chase is on
These are on my speed
For he warbled
Bought arachnophobe
On the tiara, by the gin's rack
Paper chase is on
These are on my space

Paper chase is on hey, the chances I must face
These are on my speed Oh, you warbler
For he warbled hey, that's by the car
Bought arachnophobe
On the tiara
By the gin's rack
Paper chase is on
These are on my space

I watch him trail [Repeat x4]

Hey, for eight means paper chase
Paper warm beings means the paper chase
For our time being's for our time being's never changes this
Never changes this [Repeat x2]

Here's what it takes [Repeat x6]

Paper warm beings means the paper chase here's what it takes
For our time being's never changes this
[Repeat x3]

Here's what it takes

Hey, for eight means paper chase
For our time being's never changes this
[Repeat x2]


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

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  • +3
    General Commentyes, the whole point the Cocteau Twins make with their lyrics is that they use words just as fillers...the lyrics don't really mean much, but that's the beauty of it, you can still have an amazing powerful song and it can be simple...they use words because words are beautiful, it's just the idea that words can be sung along with a melody and work out.
    lovelyritalucyon April 10, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIn my book it's almost certainly "For a timepiece never changes this" -- it's about the only truly clear lyric on the whole album, although even then I thought it was "...changes pace" at first.

    For "paper warm beings"(!) I've always heard "paper windings" which makes a tiny bit more sense, makes me think of trails of paper (from the aforementioned paperchase) wound round trees, bushes, etc. Wouldn't bet I'm right though.

    Finally, I've never been able to make up my mind whether it's "Here's what it takes" or "Here's what it says". May even be both, at different times.
    AmbientSheepon March 29, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've always heard "for a timepiece never changes face" instead of "For our time being's never changes this"
    tidalfingerson July 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFucking hell, I can't believe no one has commented on this song. Well with anything concerning Cocteau Twins' lyrics there might not be a way out most of the time, but still! This song is simply amazing. I can't be alone on this now can I... >_>
    Esgarothon August 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, you are not.
    sensenomakingon August 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok, this song is amazing...but HOW COULD SOMEONE WRITE DOWN the lyrics that indeed never were written?
    oh my this song..
    slinkstersarson September 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know how the Cocteau Twins wrote their lyrics? Do they mean anything? I just can't imagine the creative process behind them. It's like they're plucked out of nowhere.
    solublefishon April 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely one of Cocteau Twins best. If you haven't listened to much of their stuff, you should. They're awesome! Much better than the homogenized crap on the radio.
    monster36604on January 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"A timepiece never changes pace"
    MarkKozelekon December 29, 2011   Link

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