Selected Lyrics

The vast majority of Sylvian lyrics can be found at davidsylvian.net and slowfire. I'll generally only transcribe newly released songs that aren't up elsewhere (or ones that contain interesting background samples or vocals) and live versions of unreleased songs.

Selected Lyrics Sorted By Release

4 Remixes from Slope

  1. 02. Pieces Cancelled fullview full entry
  2. 04. Deadman’s Cut fullview full entry
  3. 01. Deadman’s Ballad fullview full entry

A Victim Of Stars, 1982-2012

  1. 15. Where’s Your Gravity? fullview full entry

Commissions and Collaborations

  1. NA. Transit fullview full entry
  2. NA. Thermal fullview full entry
  3. NA. Nothing is Happening Everywhere fullview full entry
  4. NA. Messenger fullview full entry
  5. NA. Jacqueline (acoustic version) fullview full entry
  6. NA. For The Love of Life (from MONSTER) fullview full entry
  7. NA. Exit/Delete fullview full entry
  8. NA. Before and Afterlife (Cartography) fullview full entry
  9. NA. Angels fullview full entry

Died in the Wool

  1. 12. The Last Days of December fullview full entry
  2. 03. I Should Not Dare fullview full entry
  3. 02. Died in the Wool fullview full entry
  4. 06. Anomaly At Taw Head fullview full entry
  5. 10. Anomaly At Taw Head (A Haunting) fullview full entry
  6. 05. A Certain Slant of Light fullview full entry

Do You Know Me Now?

  1. 1. Do You Know Me Now? fullview full entry

Manafon

  1. 02. The Rabbit Skinner fullview full entry
  2. 04. The Greatest Living Englishman fullview full entry
  3. 08. The Department of Dead Letters fullview full entry
  4. 06. Snow White in Appalachia fullview full entry
  5. 01. Small Metal Gods fullview full entry
  6. 03. Random Acts of Senseless Violence fullview full entry
  7. 09. Manafon fullview full entry
  8. 07. Emily Dickinson fullview full entry
  9. 05. 125 Spheres fullview full entry

Many Names

  1. 00. Many Names fullview full entry

Misc Live Songs

  1. NA. Wasn’t I Joe? - Live 2003-11-13 fullview full entry
  2. NA. Under Ingrid’s Wheels - Live 1995-10-11 fullview full entry
  3. NA. The House in Which We Live - Live 1992-03-?? fullview full entry
  4. NA. Lying With You - Soundcheck 1988-05-25 fullview full entry
  5. NA. It’ll Never Happen Again - Live 1995-10-11 fullview full entry
  6. NA. I Do Nothing - Live 1995-10-11 fullview full entry
  7. NA. Blue Skinned Gods - Live 2003-10-13 fullview full entry

Money for All EP

  1. 01. Money For All fullview full entry
  2. 02. Get the Hell Out fullview full entry
  3. 05. Birds Sing for Their Lives fullview full entry

Sleepwalkers

  1. 06. Five Lines fullview full entry

Slope

  1. 05. Sow the Salt fullview full entry
  2. 02. Sleepyard fullview full entry
  3. 11. Playground Martyrs (Reprise) fullview full entry
  4. 07. Playground Martyrs fullview full entry
  5. 01. Grip fullview full entry
  6. 03. Cancelled Pieces fullview full entry
  7. 09. Ballad of a Deadman fullview full entry

Snow Borne Sorrow

  1. 02. Darkest Birds fullview full entry

Soundcloud

  1. 00. Beautiful Country (Rough Mix) fullview full entry

The Opiates

  1. 05. Yonderhead fullview full entry
  2. 11. Where’s the High? fullview full entry
  3. 07. Toy fullview full entry
  4. 01. Siren Song fullview full entry
  5. 03. Scars and Glasses fullview full entry
  6. 04. Postcard fullview full entry
  7. 06. Mesmerene fullview full entry
  8. 08. For Now fullview full entry
  9. 02. Dinah & the Beautiful Blue fullview full entry
  10. 09. Betty Caine fullview full entry
  11. 10. All That Numbs You fullview full entry

Twice Born Men

  1. 02. Truth Only Smiles fullview full entry
  2. 08. There Will It End fullview full entry
  3. 04. Longshore Drift fullview full entry
  4. 05. Kalypso fullview full entry
  5. 07. Joy Maker Machinery fullview full entry
  6. 06. Future Perfect Tense fullview full entry
  7. 03. Bloodless Coup fullview full entry

We Just Did What Happened And No One Came

  1. 02. Stars Spill Out of Cups fullview full entry
  2. 04. In the Water I am Beautiful fullview full entry
  3. 03. God in the Details fullview full entry
  4. 08. Black Flag fullview full entry
  5. 01. Atlantis fullview full entry

Wonderful World Single

  1. 03. When Monday Comes Around fullview full entry

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