*Transcribed by Mario Rosetti


Mother Love Bone "Apple"

1. This Is Shangri-La 3:41
2. Stardog Champion 4:56
3. Holy Roller 4:26
4. Bone China 3:45
5. Come Bite The Apple 5:25
6. Stargazer 4:49
7. Heartshine 4:35
8. Captain Hi-Top 3:05
9. Man Of Golden Words 3:40
10. Capricorn Sister 4:17
11. Gentle Groove 4:02
12. Mr. Danny Boy 4:49
13. Crown Of Thorns 6:21

MOTHER LOVE BONE
APPLE
complete liner notes

[transcriber's notes in brackets]


ALL LYRICS ANDREW WOOD

THIS IS SHANGRILA
WRITTEN BY GOSSARD AND MOTHER LOVE BONE
i've been around the world and i wrote a million songs
it's all a bore to me
i've slept in the gutter and i've lied to the dogs
it never bothered me
the sheriff he came to with his little boys in blue
they been lookin for me
but with my CRYSTAL SHEEN GUITAR i'm another ego star
so give it to me......
get me to the stage - it brings me home again
this is shangrila
i'm trippin on it now - it brings me home again
this is shangrila
i look bad in shorts but most of us do
don't let that bother me
i'm the FOOTBALL who is who, i don't believe in smack
so don't you die on me
cause LOVE is all good people need
MUSIC sets the sick ones free
without LOVE no one ever grows nothing ever sings...
this is shangrila
you have gathered for the feast
THE BREAD IS MY BODY...the wine is blood
get me to the stage - it brings me home again
this is shangrila
i'm trippin on it now - it brings me home again

STARDOG CHAMPION
WRITTEN BY GOSSARD AND MOTHER LOVE BONE
san fransisco, where the flowers bloom in spring
fade to winter, and see what disease brings
augustiono, with his eyes once a shining sea
he's half a shadow, god don't let that be me
i'm a STARDOG CHAMPION
west virginia, that's where my father lies
wartime hero, the kind that money buys
a diamond bracelet, for my mommy memory
thats all she wrote, all she wrote for me...
i'm A STARDOG CHAMPION
i'm A STARDOG CHAMPION
and the children use ta sing of love
with grace from he lord above
and the children use ta sing out loud
etc repeat chorus etc....

HOLY ROLLER
WRITTEN BY AMENT AND MOTHER LOVE BONE
ooh baby gotta put me back together
i need your smooth dog lovin oh yea
and so i'm sending in the little monster
gonna turn it up inside your head
like a holy roller
holy roller
holy roller
(to my head)
i said LOIN QUEEN PARADER
wanna get you down on all fours
then ya gotta show me what your made of
i'll meet ya child by the back door baby
like a holy roller
holy roller
holy roller
(to my head)
breakdown
repeat chorus

BONE CHINA
WRITTEN BY GOSSARD AND MOTHER LOVE BONE
in the morning
she gone crazy
with a painted picture
her fathers story
Bone China - my friends
Bone Chine - let the summer come again
she be dancing in the moonlit sky
she be movin like a butterfly
she be drinkin all my early times
i'm just waiting on that dream, cause the fast ones always ride for free.....
ugly morning
shes a jezabels daughter
like a broomhilda
a child of the water [transcriber's note: this line is from the KISS song "Hard Luck Woman" (info thanks to Mark)]
Bone China - my friends
Bone China - let the summer come again
she be dancin by the moonlit sky
she be moving like a butterfly
she high falootin like the girl from shrine
she be moving like a....
i'm just waiting on that dream, cause the fast ones always ride for free......

COME BITE THE APPLE
WRITTEN BY GOSSARD AND MOTHER LOVE BONE
how did i get here
WHAT SONG DID I SING
just what have i done to deserve such a thing
(you say - i've heard all that before)
(so won't you give it up and stop using me)
(i've heard all that before)
so bring me an apple, i'm cryin
i been persecuted, like a lying man
the SPIRIT provides me
its what i am today
this spirit it gives but it also can take away
(and you say - i've heard all that before)
(so won't you give it up baby and stop using me)
(i've heard all this before)
so come bite the APPLE, i'm run down
like sodom to gommorah, all dead now
so please stop to laugh and pity me
my soul means well but i'm sorry
my skin it is withered and i'm nervous
my future was in my hands, till i washed it all away
get along little sister - i heard you doing well...
doing well...said get along little sister
heard your doing well
etc...bla, bla, bla...

STARGAZER
WRITTEN BY WOOD AND MOTHER LOVE BONE
crazy, crazy i'm the boy
who defies all
lift me higher than anyone
and hold my arms
woman, woman she outta mind
and simply out of soul
she gets me higher than anyone
i miss her so
    stargazer you call the shots
    and i take um
    stargazer won't ya kick with me
    (again)
dancer dancer i'm all wrong
she thinks she's young and wise
she dance around my cable car
and fix me up with a guy - why?
    chorus
stargazer you cry in blue
anything i've ever seen
ain't as good as you
i'm not trying to push your feelings (inside)
but i know you hold me like a putty in yo' hands [transcriber's note: early Malfunkshun song: "With Yo' Heart Not Yo' Hands"]
cry for me and rub it in
cry for the saviors and the prophets son
dream of me and julie ann
ah xana come back again [transcriber's note: Andy's fiancée was Xana LaFuente]
(repeat last two lines)

HEARTSHINE
WRITTEN BY MOTHER LOVE BONE
waste away my tears
cause i can't cry no more
no more no less
my brothers drowning
like a star, like a slower suicide
me i gave mine away
i give to you my heartshine
i give to you my heartshines only for you
a sad hello to death
i'm a stubborn goat on trial
no more no less
i said time will tell
if love has the strength to push it - the strength to push it
my the pain away
i give to you my heartshine
i give to you my heartshine
love flourishes - love flourishes, you've gotta value love supreme...

CAPTAIN HI-TOP
WRITTEN BY MOTHER LOVE BONE
i'm the instigator of the me generation
the official seminator of the female population
and i scoff at my rivals cause they ain't cool
and i rewrote the bible and made my own rules
i'm captain hightop the love commmander
the EGO STAR forever after.
captain hightop the love commander
hide your mom control your sister
i'm the HIP HOP SURGEON of the mindless eye
take me down sister in between your thighs
and the stories of my image have gone too far [transcriber's note: some would argue Andy sings "and the stories of my image ain't up to par"]
i slid the beast to farah sayin baby, baby, baby
baby, baby i'm a star [transcriber's note: "Baby I'm A Star" is track 8 on Prince & The Revolution's "Purple Rain"]
i'm captain hightop the love commander
EGO STAR FOREVER AFTER
i'm a captain hightop the love commander
hide your mom control your sister

MAN OF GOLDEN WORDS
WRITTEN BY WOOD AND MOTHER LOVE BONE
i want to show you something, like joy inside my heart
seems I been living in the temple of the dog
where would i live if I were a man of golden words
or would i live at all
words and music-my only tools
communication
so on her arrival I will set free the birds
its a pretty time of year, the mountains sing aloud
tell me Mr golden words hows bout the world
tell me, can you tell me at all
words and music - my only tools
communication
lets fall in love with music
the driving force in our living
the only international language
divine glory, the expression
the knees bow the tongue
confesses
the lord of lords, the king of kings
words and music - my only tools
communication
etc

CAPRICORN SISTER
WRITTEN BY GOSSARD AND MOTHER LOVE BONE
my loving father, give me no pain
TASTE OF EUCALYPTUS, dances and shakes
mother lovebone...mama papa talkin to me
love breeds like rabbits, i'm gonna set you free now
CHARTREUSE REGALIA and PURPLE PIE PETES
you DANCE ELECTRA and night becomes day
got my mama in the kitchen
she always bitchy, bitchy, bitchin
so i made my proclamation
to control my masturbation
motherlovebone...mama papa talkin to me
love breeds like rabbits
i'm gonna set you free
BURGUNDY BABY
with your BLUE EYED SOUL
you play the hits
and i'm on that roll
CAPRICORN SISTER
FREDDIE MERCURY
JEZEBEL CHILD cry...etc...
motherlovebone...mama papa talkin to me
love breeds like rabbits, i'm gonna set you free now

GENTLE GROOVE
WRITTEN BY WOOD AND MOTHER LOVE BONE
like my world i'm on fire
cause i am full of desire
no more preachin on your part
no more love on my pillow
come dance with me in my room
you can hold me hands
and nobodies gonna change the way i feel, for my love
nobodies gonna slow my gentle groove
till kingdom come thy work is done on earth as it is in dallas
come play with me in my room
you can hold me hands
i will be your boyfriend
and you can call me names....
and nobody gonna take the power away, from my love
and nobodies gonna slow my gentle groove
and nobodies gonna take my love away...
and nobodies gonna slow my gentle groove
till kingdom come thy work is done on earth as it is in dallas

MR. DANNY BOY
WRITTEN BY GOSSARD AND MOTHER LOVE BONE
what can i take from you
what can i take from you
whats worth a plug nickel from a silly fool
what can i take from you
why did i leave you there
why did i leave you there
with your LONG BLACK KITTY and your funky hair
why did i leave you there
see mr danny boy
did ya see mr danny boy
he's a ROCK TOP BOXER just a bundle of joy
see mr danny boy
why did i leave you there
why did i leave you there
with your long black kitty and your funky hair
why did i leave you there
said baby
stop lovin by the rules
i heard the rumors danny
stop your talkin danny - i heard the rumors danny, danny
lost down in santa fe
i had love with a runaway
and to think my daddy thought i was gay
lost back in santa fe
the RIFF MEISTER is my friend
the RIFF MEISTER is my friend
i love that mother fucker til the very end
BOLAN was my man
said baby
stop lovin by the rules
i heard the rumors - danny
stop you talkin - danny i've heard the rumors danny danny
its a long, long road.....for this here desperado
and its cold cold cold, visions of tomorrow
when was the last time you wrote for me a song
repeat chorus etc. (think of marlo)

CROWN OF THORNS
WRITTEN BY WOOD AND MOTHER LOVE BONE
you ever heard the story, of mister faded glory
say he who rides the pony must someday fall
i been talkin to my alter it says life is what you make it
and if you make it death well rest your soul away, away, away
it's a broken kinda feeling, should have to tie me to the ceiling
a bad moons-a-comin better say your prayers
i wanna tell her that i love her but does it really matter
i just can't stand to see you  dragging down again, again, again
this is my kinda love
it's the kind that moves on
it's unkind and leaves me alone
repeat
i used to treat you like a lady, now you're a substitute teacher
this bottles not a pretty, not a pretty sight to see
i owe the man some money so i'm turnin over honey
you see mister faded glory is once again doin time
repeat chorus
repeat chorus
like a crown of thorns, its all who you know
so don't burn your bridges woman cause someday
repeat chorus etc....

© 1990 POLYGRAM RECORDS, INC. MANUFACTURED
AND MARKETED BY POLYGRAM RECORDS, INC. NY, NY
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED UNAUTHORIZED COPYING
REPRODUCTION, HIRING, LENDING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND
BROADCASTING PROHIBITED. PRINTED IN USA

ANDREW WOODVOCALS/PIANO
GREG GILMORE DRUMS
BRUCE FAIRWEATHER GUITAR
STONE GOSSARD GUITAR
JEFF AMENT BASS

PRODUCED BY TERRY DATE AND MOTHER LOVE BONE
MIXED BY TIM PALMER FOR WORLDS END (AMERICA) INC.
RECORDED AT THE PLANT SAUSALITO, CALIFORNIA, FALL 89 AND LONDON BRIDGE STUDIO SEATTLE, WASHINGTON WINTER 89
MIXED AT SOUNDCASTLE IN LOS ANGELES AND SWANYARD IN LONDON
MASTERED BY BOB LUDWIG AT MASTERDISK IN NEW YORK

MANAGEMENT KELLY CURTIS
A&R MICHAEL GOLDSTONE
ASSISTANE ENGINEER SCOTT BLOCKLAND
MAN OF MANY HATS DENNY SWOFFORD
ATTORNEY MICHELLE ANTHONY
AGENCY LANCE TENDLER � CAA
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR KAYLIN FRANK
INDUSTRY CONSULTANT NICK TERZO
ANDREW'S HATS, PANTS AND COATS XANA LAFUENTE
PHOTO LANCE MERCER
ART DIRECTION & COVER CONCEPT JEFF AMENT
DESIGN KLOTZ
STARGAZER � PRODUCED BY BRUCE CALDER, TERRY DATE AND MOTHER LOVE BONE
CROWN OF THORNS � PRODUCED BY MARK DEARNLEY AND MOTHER LOVE BONE
PRE-PRE-PRODUCTION DAVITT SIGERSON AND DENNIS HERRING
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES
LOVE BONE EARTH AFFAIR P.O. BOX 4570 SEATTLE, WA 98104

ALL SONGS © 1990 STARDOG MUSIC/PRIMUSIC INC. (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED USED BY PERMISSION INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT SECURED
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