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Peter Murphy — Cuts You Up
Album: Deep
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Released: 1990
Length: 5:22
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I find you in the morning
After dreams of distant signs
You pour yourself over me
Like the sun through the blinds
You lift me up
And get me out
Keep me walking
But never shout
Hold the secret close
I hear you say

You know the way
It throws about
It takes you in
And spits you out
It spits you out
When you desire
To conquer it
To feel you're higher
To follow it
You must be clean
With mistakes
That you do mean
Move the heart
Switch the pace
Look for what seems out of place

On and on it goes
Calling like a distant wind
Through the zero hour we'll walk
Cut the thick and break the thin
No sound to break no moment clear
When all the doubts are crystal clear
Crashing hard into the secret wind

You know the way
It twists and turns
Changing colour
Spinning yarns
You know the way
It leaves you dry
It cuts you up
And takes you high
You know the way
It's painted gold
Is it honey
Is it cold
You know the way
It throws about
It takes you in
And spits you out
You know the way
It throws about
It takes you in
And spits you out
It spits you out
When you desire
To conquer it
To feel you're higher
To follow it
You must be clean
With mistakes
That you do mean
Move the heart
Switch the pace
Look for what
Seems out of place

It's o.k.
It goes this way
The line it twists
It twists away
Cuts you up
and spits you out
Keeps you walking
But never shout.
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I am A rock star & don't know it!
 Retrograde-orbit wrote:

This and Marlene Dietrich's favorite poem are my favs from Peter.  Solid album, a worthy effort after Bauhaus.



"Strange kind of love", I would add. 
what a wonderful set of pipes.....
Bela Lugosi is not dead
oh yes - time to go back and listen to bauhaus/PM/LoveandRockets/DavidJ
 Actuel wrote:

This song is simply flying !




And the album too!
This song is simply flying !
This song leaves me with the question of whether or not it spits you out.
 drews wrote:
Like Pete Murphy himself in that great 80s Maxell casette tape ad? Go here for the full ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZUIxGJ-ykI



 
Found this poster I had forgotten was still in collection from back in the 80's.
Now it hangs in my garage (out door man cave) where I see it everyday driving in and out.

 moss wrote:
Hi all. A little memory of no importance that I would like to share: 40 years ago (more or less) at a Bauhaus gig I was knocked to the ground by Murphy´s flying/spinning  microphone. I came round in the arms off a little punkette who brought me back with sips from  her warm  hip flask "hidden" in her fishnet stockings. She prontly disapeared... I wonder If shes listening to RP  thinking about that skinny idiot sitting in all that spit!
 
I love this story! Thank you for sharing it. Sorry that Peter Murphy tried to kill you. {#Wink}
 gmsingh123 wrote:
This just in: Bela Lugosi is still dead.
 
"To die, to be really dead, that must be glorious! There are far worse things awaiting man than death."
Fat Old Sun live to Cuts You Up...segue is killing it...
Hi all. A little memory of no importance that I would like to share: 40 years ago (more or less) at a Bauhaus gig I was knocked to the ground by Murphy´s flying/spinning  microphone. I came round in the arms off a little punkette who brought me back with sips from  her warm  hip flask "hidden" in her fishnet stockings. She prontly disapeared... I wonder If shes listening to RP  thinking about that skinny idiot sitting in all that spit!
When you meet your biometric-marker doppelganger you simply... know it.
Thanks Bill. You are awesome.
He likes short
Sentences, doesn't he?
This and Marlene Dietrich's favorite poem are my favs from Peter.  Solid album, a worthy effort after Bauhaus.
You know the way
It throws about
It takes you in
And spits you out
It spits you out
When you desire
To conquer it
To feel you're higher
To follow it
You must be clean
With mistakes
That you do mean
Move the heart
Switch the pace
Look for what seems out of place
I've always loved this song.
Good song. 

Bizarre story: Bauhaus’ Peter Murphy Ejected From His Own Concert: Report
I do like this (8) - 2nd time in last few hours.

No PSD used either.
Well, isn't he an odd fellow?
Looks quite fit and trim actually, and there's nothing unusual in doing a little stretching.
powerful{#Propeller}
Our gen's PBS (Percy B. Shelley) always gets a 10 outta me. Yeah, so there are some that are not so 10-ish. Not this one. 
Sisters of Mercy?
One of the best male voices in 80s rock. Still gives me shivers.
Rock needs more cello.
This just in: Bela Lugosi is still dead.
Just heard this 2 songs ago, so must be a glitch, but that is ok, it is great :-)
 OceanBlue wrote:
Weird album art. What's he finding down there?

 
In the LAPD precint the officer wanted Peter to prove that he had no more methamphetamine concealed where the sun don't shine.
Mr. Extraordinary !
Murphy's great!  hey DaidyBoy have you tried chi-gung calisthenics while listening to him? I slowly alter my center while extending my arms in windmill like rotations, eyes half-closed, deep breathing, almost like you're a robot cleaning a big window in slow motion, and all the while remembering those wicked Bauhaus days of so long ago...
epically epic {#Bananajam}
Compelling and wonderful.
 passsion8 wrote:

Donna Donna, Screamer of the week, The News Blimp. 92.7 
New wave was a wonderful musical period. Shame Grunge pulverized it. 

 
I remember Donna Donna on LIR.  She was great - fun days.
Peter Murphy was one of my first introductions to "alternative" music in the early 90s.  Really opened up a whole new world. 
Awesome.. 
THAT Voice! {#Clap}
Applause.
 a_conway wrote:

WLIR!!! The greatest radio station on the planet. Turned me on to the "alternative sound", including this album. So many good memories. Thanks for the shout out. Takes me back.... This is why I love Radio Paradise.

 
Miss that station. Every time a halfway decent alt station shows up (not counting college stations) in the NY-NJ tri-state area, it never lasts for long. thank god for RP.

it was WLIR where I first heard this tune.
 Skydog wrote:

do you vant to pet my monkey?

 
...you mean minky.
 VV wrote:
All I can think of is that old Saturday Night Live skit "Sprockets" when I hear this song...

 
do you vant to pet my monkey?
Bauhaus. Such a distinctive voice. Great groove and sound. Love it!
All I can think of is that old Saturday Night Live skit "Sprockets" when I hear this song...
 passsion8 wrote:

Donna Donna, Screamer of the week, The News Blimp. 92.7 
New wave was a wonderful musical period. Shame Grunge pulverized it. 

 
Oh yes. I remember. Even voted sometimes. It was all so important. It was a wonderful music period to me.
This is a Bowie song if I ever heard one................really good!
Defined a generation
 
{#Meditate}
 passsion8 wrote:
I played this song a lot when it came out. Made my friends concerned that I had "dark" tastes. Good.
 
I always dug the dark sound of this one.
 a_conway wrote:

WLIR!!! The greatest radio station on the planet. Turned me on to the "alternative sound", including this album. So many good memories. Thanks for the shout out. Takes me back.... This is why I love Radio Paradise.

 
Donna Donna, Screamer of the week, The News Blimp. 92.7 
New wave was a wonderful musical period. Shame Grunge pulverized it. 
 passsion8 wrote:
I played this song a lot when it came out. Made my friends concerned that I had "dark" tastes. Good.
Was a feature spin on WLIR radio out of Long Island. Really kicks that drum kit! 
Too bad I didn't connect much with his other tuneage. 

 
WLIR!!! The greatest radio station on the planet. Turned me on to the "alternative sound", including this album. So many good memories. Thanks for the shout out. Takes me back.... This is why I love Radio Paradise.
 OceanBlue wrote:
Weird album art. What's he finding down there?

 
Just before the photographer snapped the photo, he told Murphy that his shoe was untied.
Goth dance floor filler! Remove those cobwebs! Offer the tea.... And take it away {#Skull}
The last great hit single of the 80s?
Weird album art. What's he finding down there?
One of my all time favorites.  What a great voice and the violin is delicious!
This takes me straight back to college.  Thank You
 
💛
Meh
His work is just beautiful, and although I find myself partial to "Indigo Eyes" and "Dragnet Drag," this definitely resonates.
I played this song a lot when it came out. Made my friends concerned that I had "dark" tastes. Good.
Was a featured spin on WLIR (92.7) radio out of Long Island.
Really kicks that drum kit! Too bad I didn't connect much with his other tuneage. 
1990 war ein großes Jahr!

Merci Peter Murphy
 lroset wrote:
it's been a long time since i've heard this song for the last time. thanks! lots of memories in my heart now.
lovely radio!!!!!! every song is excelent!! it sounds great even from the other side of the ocean. Many regards from Lleida - Catalunya {#Wave}

 
Welcome!
it's been a long time since i've heard this song for the last time. thanks! lots of memories in my heart now.
lovely radio!!!!!! every song is excelent!! it sounds great even from the other side of the ocean. Many regards from Lleida - Catalunya {#Wave}
 bluejay08003 wrote:

What always struck me about this song is that the musicality of it (compared to the tracks you mention) doesn't make it less Peter Murphy.  Also, this track holds up for me after 25 years or so. 

I'd love to hear Bauhaus stuff, but it doesn't fit with RP.   

 
Just about anything fits with RP.  "Bela Lugosi..." is on the playlist but it hasn't been played in two years.  Anyhow, I agree that this isn't any less Peter Murphy.
 rdo wrote:

For me it is one of those songs that I dont know what it means but those lyrics really resonate for me.  it does not matter to me what he is saying.  it works.  i dont over think it.
 
👍
Great to hear this again!  Purchased👍. Thanks for the reminder Bill & Becky💜
 Zep wrote:
Would love to hear some old Bauhaus on there, like Bela Lugosi's Dead, or She's in Parties, or Lagartija Nick. Lotta good material back there in the vaults. 
 
What always struck me about this song is that the musicality of it (compared to the tracks you mention) doesn't make it less Peter Murphy.  Also, this track holds up for me after 25 years or so. 

I'd love to hear Bauhaus stuff, but it doesn't fit with RP.   
The Line Between the Devil's Teeth is a good Peter Murphy song. Please add that to the mix. 
I can't stand this song :/
A good one hit wonder.
 Gazraman wrote:
Sounds like a David hasslehoff song
 
I have no idea what his music sounded like; I guess I'll have to take your word for it on that assertion.
 Hippostar wrote:
This song leaves one with the nagging question of if it spits you out?

 
For me it is one of those songs that I dont know what it means but those lyrics really resonate for me.  it does not matter to me what he is saying.  it works.  i dont over think it.
One of his most resonate tracks from his best album.
 
I came back to the computer a few minutes too late-argh!- and will, of course, now have to hunt it down and listen to it....
from 9 to a 10 imo, PM's a wicked singer and his lyrics are a cool read
This song leaves one with the nagging question of if it spits you out?
Sounds like a David hasslehoff song
Some singers/musicians don't do as well once they leave their band. Peter Murphy isn't one of them.
 sajitjacob wrote:
My first car (back in blighty) was an X1/9 (which made a disastrous exit from the US), it was madder than a bag of cats; I span it more than once and absolutely loved it.
Teeny tiny 'b' roads + teeny tiny roller skate you sit in + summer = F U N.
I still love the teeny tiny revvy basteard fiats, I wish I had a 500 Abarth, they are absurdly expensive in NZ.
Like most Italian machinery love affairs it defies logic, you either hate it or you love it. My first bike was a Ducati and I absolutely hated that.

Love


 
Byronape wrote:

Were there any non-crappy Fiat's?  Granted, in the US the only experience we have had with them is a disastrous exit from the US auto market in 1984.  Nearly 20 years later, most non-car people here have forgotten that Fiat even exists.  At least until the thing with Chrysler and their not-so-attractive 500's return to the US.  
 

My current love is a 2011 Subaru WRX, Red and Black like this bad boy. Back roads watch out! Big powerband from a turbo that doesn't know it's only a 2.5 liter engine.

 


Have always liked this song. This album is awesome too. Makes me miss the days of Bauhaus though...



Takes me back to Boston Uni days.  Thanx Bill 
Would love to hear some old Bauhaus on there, like Bela Lugosi's Dead, or She's in Parties, or Lagartija Nick. Lotta good material back there in the vaults. 
 
8 -> 9 :){#Sunny}
 Krispian wrote:

How so? A quick Google did not reveal any accidents, etc

 
I assume this may be the source of his bad luck week:
https://articles.latimes.com/2013/mar/23/local/la-me-ln-bauhaus-rocker-peter-murphy-denies-was-drunk-when-arrested-20130323 
 Darlington wrote:
Not been a great week, for Peter, unfortunately....

 
How so? A quick Google did not reveal any accidents, etc
again; I vote yes
Not been a great week, for Peter, unfortunately....
 jmkate wrote:
Still wonderful in concert..

 
..heard he's doing a Bauhaus 35th (?) anniversary spate of shows..playing only 'Haus music..nice!..

..oh, & this is the heights of 10 for yers truly.. 
Still wonderful in concert..
Great song! Ik like it at least as much as the original Bauhaus stuff and the voice sounds as powerful and biting as it did then.
Unless there's a really good reason, I can't give more than 5/10 to a song with synth violin.
On the one in a zillion chance that any one here gives a crap — I love this song!
 lol

PDXBillRP wrote:
This has been my ringtone for years.  I was afraid it would make me hate the song ... but I still crank it up when I hear it anywhere (except on my phone)

Discovered this tune when I was "coming into my own" in Boston.  This straight guy discovered Manray night club in Cambridge.  Once I got past the discomfort pf being in a gay club, I realized, "these people" know damn good music.  Pretty sure I discovered the music of Peter Murphy in that club.  Then when I started traveling for work, I would seek out all the gay haunts in every town because I knew it would be interesting and fun and I actually made friends so now "some of my best friends are gay".  Oh that sounds terrible.  But anyway, Manray, Peter Murphy ... great memories.
 

Cuts ME up.
Nice disc- nice change from Bauhaus - good for its time - a wee bit dated, but nice.
 Stranglersfan wrote:
Great song/Album, thanks for the fond memories!
 
I was about to post just the ssame! Great what music can do...
this played at the exact perfect time. thanks, billg.
 stunix wrote:
hang on...!   is this the "MAXELL, BREAK THE SOUND BARRIER!" guy? y'know, she's in parties, in the flat field, Bela Lugosi  etc?
 
haha, yep!
My first car (back in blighty) was an X1/9 (which made a disastrous exit from the US), it was madder than a bag of cats; I span it more than once and absolutely loved it.
Teeny tiny 'b' roads + teeny tiny roller skate you sit in + summer = F U N.
I still love the teeny tiny revvy basteard fiats, I wish I had a 500 Abarth, they are absurdly expensive in NZ.
Like most Italian machinery love affairs it defies logic, you either hate it or you love it. My first bike was a Ducati and I absolutely hated that.

Love


 
Byronape wrote:

Were there any non-crappy Fiat's?  Granted, in the US the only experience we have had with them is a disastrous exit from the US auto market in 1984.  Nearly 20 years later, most non-car people here have forgotten that Fiat even exists.  At least until the thing with Chrysler and their not-so-attractive 500's return to the US.  
 


 garycha wrote:
More Bowie/Iggy than they are! Viola teams with PM's great voice to great effect. First time I heard this was on the radio in 1990, driving down to devon in a crappy Fiat. We broke down and this was playing at the time. Full marks.
 
Were there any non-crappy Fiat's?  Granted, in the US the only experience we have had with them is a disastrous exit from the US auto market in 1984.  Nearly 20 years later, most non-car people here have forgotten that Fiat even exists.  At least until the thing with Chrysler and their not-so-attractive 500's return to the US.  
Did this one live in Madrid last October but semi accoustically having 5 minutes previously had a good old bust up with his bass player in front of all and sundry (never to be seen again!) - great showman, grossly under rated imho - would love to hear his latest stuff on here too if possible.  Love how he has kept going keeping some of his original feistiness together with some great tunes.  I think his supreme self confidence/arrogance  is great too - he's good and he knows it and why not!
hang on...!   is this the "MAXELL, BREAK THE SOUND BARRIER!" guy? y'know, she's in parties, in the flat field, Bela Lugosi  etc?
Meh.... {#Beat}

Fun.  
Great song/Album, thanks for the fond memories!
More Bowie/Iggy than they are! Viola teams with PM's great voice to great effect. First time I heard this was on the radio in 1990, driving down to devon in a crappy Fiat. We broke down and this was playing at the time.

Full marks.
Few voices resonant as powerfully.  Incredible artist that Peter Murphy!
 ick wrote:

Stingray's mug-shot.
 
Now THAT is very funny. 
 Jacksonstat wrote:
And morning was just made. Thanks Bill!
 

YES IT WAS!
And morning was just made. Thanks Bill!
 On_The_Beach wrote:

dieter-786777
 
Stingray's mug-shot.

sigh...i just love this.
Just saw PM a week ago in Vancouver. Really good show, but only barely over an hour long because of the stupid club he was in turns into a disco at 10:30.

great song.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

dieter-786777

 
{#Lol}

Peter Murphy. Wow!

that takes me back.
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Cynaera
(Kenneth's Frequency)
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Just noticed your location.  Where's the "like" button? {#Laughing}
 ziggytrix wrote:

If Emo tries to sound like Peter Murphy, they ain't doin a good job of it.


I'm confused. Isn't Emo where goths go to get gassed in Galway?
 
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