Alphaville - Prostitute Guitar Chords


dance rock, europop, new romantic, new wave

Chords: Em, C/G, B, B4, A, E, Cm, Bb, Ab, D, G, F, D#, G#, Gm, D7, Bm, A#m, C#m7, B7M, A#, A7M, C#, Bm7, F#m, C, Dm, A7, Am, F2, D#m, F7, Fm, Eb, Bb7, Cm7, Dbm7, Gb7, Cb, Ebm, Ebm7, Ab7, Db, F#, G/B, D4
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 21:10:26 +0100
From: (Didier Lamoureux)
Subject: Some chords to archive

album : Prostitute (1994)

Note : Alphaville is an interesting German "new wave" group that had success 
in the 80's with songs like "Big in Japan", "Forever young", "Dance with me". 
But they have still been making songs and recording CDs. Witness this very
good one. Hope the chords will be useful to someone. (And also the lyrics :
they are not very easy to read on the book.)

Here are the strange chords used in this file :
C/G : ------   Em4+/7M : ------   B4 : ------   C#m7/2 : oooooo(4th)
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C#m7M : oooooo(4)   B7M/D# : xooooo(6)   A7M/C# : xooooo(4)   F2/C : x-----
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D4/A : x-----

1. The paradigm shift

Let's dance, stop the fight
We do the paradigm shift tonight
Yeah, it's a natural drift, alright
And it's coming up out of the blur
Out of your mind from deep below
The hidden harmonies discover
Chaos - which means ORDER
In the solution in the spiritual way

For quietness is stronger than motion
And silence is stronger than sound
We're listening to the tone which is not played
Nothing is what we want
Quietness is stronger than motion
Silence is stronger than sound
Nothing is what we get
But the holistic movement
Yes, that is the way
Do you hear the river flow
Do you hear it ???....... YES.

You talked yourself into wrong questions
You don't care about the answers
You let the others be the good ones
You're part of the death bringing system
There's no place where you can hide
Stop ! chasing the wrong ghosts of time
I'm running out of time

You're lowering hopes much too much
Getting into the grind much too much
And losing faith in your abilities
The loyalty to you beloved system of belief must surrender
To chaos which means ORDER
Evolutions not a model of yours




2. Fools

B                 B4
  We waste our time with big illusions
A               E
  Talking to the walls
But Jericho will never fall
We sold our trumpets long ago
Exchanging all the best we had
Into atomic master plans
We read the books, we had our chance
We spend the world for just one dance

So keep on dancing - all you FOOLS
The cups of fury have been filled
So keep on dancing all you clowns
Let's have a sip before we're killed
So keep on dancing
So keep on dancing !

These politicians make me sigh
Democracy is just a lie
As long as we are rich enough
Each government will do for us
We feed like vampires on the world
We are the first they are the third
There's no hope we had our chance
We spend the world for one last dance

So keep on dancing - all you FOOLS
The time to reap has finally come
So keep on dancing - all you clowns
We had our chance let's have some fun.

7 seals 7 trumpets 7 cups 7 plaques
7 angels, the scarlet beast
Mother of Marlots
Faithful and TRUE


3. Beethoven

  There's a tremor in the city
  But it looks all quiet
There is something awfull brewing
But there ain't no fights
You can read between the lines
That there must be more
You're alarmed but you don't know
What you're waiting for

Beethoven the boots are back in town
When ignorance and fear
Are closing mouths and ears
The skins are on their way
When it gets dark in Europe
It's just a state of mind
The blind leading the blind

There's a scrawling on a tombstone
Judenschweine raus
Once again a racial fury
Is burning down the house
There's a bleeding yellow man
Lying in the street
But there isn't anybody
Doing anything

Beethoven the boots are back in town

(S.F. Prayer)
And one grey day shall rise the flood
No dikes will stem the heavy tides
When cold pierced heavy bodies scream
They fall as if the monstrous scythe of clouds
Had smashed them from the skies
The scattered squadron of mankind
Stabs right into the churned up ether
Of long forgotten birdless flights

Beethoven the boots are back in town

Beethoven the boots are back in town
The demons of the past
Will be replaced at last
There are smarter ones to stay
How can you stay away
>From the order of disgrace
How can you close your eyes

The boots are back... The boots are back... The boots are back


4. Ascension day

These are the days of Evil perfection
This is the world of torture and fame
This is the age of most vicious infection
These are the times of terror and pain

Let them inside and they build you a nightmare
Show them, you fool, it'll not be in vain
Here is your costume of deepest surrender
These are the times of terror and pain

  I wanna ride on the crest of sensation
  I wanna scream in the whirlpools of love
  I wanna drown in a climax of thunder
  I wanna be with the fools in the storm

Do what you want and then die when you want to
We're gonna walk on the blood of the MEEK
We're gonna sail through the oceans of wonder
We're gonna live in the DREAMS that we seek

Send in the parasite clowns on their horses
Send in the idiots and let them advance
Send in the monsters of your own creation
Send them all in and give them a chance

We're gonna dance to the sweetest of music
We're gonna play with the whores in the rain
We'll dissipate the Lord's last temptations
All in the cross fire of torture and fame

I wanna ride on the crest of sensation
We're gonna live.......
In the dreams that we seek

We're gonna live in the dreams that we seek

Gm F D# D7


5. The impossible dream

. . .  .        . .       .  .
D A Bm G (Em) | D A (A#m) Bm Bb |

D              A
  Sometimes it seems so strange
Bm          G           (Em)  
  The way I feel for you
D             A                 Bm    G (Em)
  It makes my life so quiet and free
D              A
  And when you smile at me
Bm               G           (Em)
  It's just that special love
D              A      (A#m)  Bm           Bb
  That kind of liberty     I never felt before

D             A            Bm
  And I don't need to be a poet
        G       (Em)   D
I don't need to be a HERO
           A       (A#m) Bm             Bb
When all I need to do is keep on loving you
D        A            Bm            G       (Em)    
  I just have to be me  and I don't need to be
    D               A          Bm 
The stranger anymore I used to be
G         (Em)     D
  In my impossible dream

I keep my fingers crossed
I never want to lose
This new found world that's so alive
I'm so in love with you
My heart has circled in the past
The demons of deceit but now aside I've cast

(Gold/Lloyd/Echolette/Sooter - Gold/Lloyd/Echolette/Bloss)

6. Parade
(Only this song put me in great difficulties, because the chords are really
special and moreover they are played by piano. Yet here is what I found.)

The crowd is looking drowned
      C#m7      C#m7/2
And a mother in tears
          Bm            D            A
There are flip flapping flags in the silence
G#                          C#m7M
  And a national anthem's a blues in these days

         B7M/D#        A#
Flag him down, rest in peace
What peace do you mean
When the boys are coming back ?

He's live on T.V.
He's dead as a hero can be
But.... he didn't die for nothing my dear
The video of his death is travelling the world

Flag him down, rest in peace
What peace do you mean
When the boys are coming back ?
The boys are coming back
When the boys are coming back
Bm   A       G#

Way back in the crowd
A girl says goodbye to a boy
To a boy who's parading to heaven
And she puts all the blame on the government

Flag him down, rest in peace
What peace do you mean
When the boys are coming back ?

When the boys are parading to heaven my friend
Put all the blame on you
On you.....


7. Ain't it strange

         Em                                Bm7
Ain't it strange that we destroy what we embrace
And we leave what we seek
It's such a shame

Ain't it strange that we smile when we cry
And no one knows why we are here
And where we're going to

Ain't it strange
We could be, we could be so good together
We could be, we could be so good together

Ain't it strange that we share what we hate
That we break what we love
It's such a shame

Ain't it strange when we pray we betray anyway
And no one knows what we are for
Why we're so tough why must hurt
When we're so fragile

Ain't it strange
We could be, we could be so good together
We could be, we could be so good together

Ain't it strange still we could fall into a dream
I'd wish no one will catch that fall for we could fall for love
Life is but a dream, life is but a dream
All the tears in the world not in vain for the pain is gone
The shame is washed away when we're all one
Life is but a dream, life is but a dream

It's hard to believe after thousand of years
The world's still drowning in blood and tears
We've been quite advanced but again we fail
It's dog eat dog on the rat rave trail
It's getting too much and we're getting nowhere
While hatred and fear is all that we share
I can't take it no more when I'm watching the news
We must stick together or we're bound to lose
Now listen to this........
We could be, we could be so good together

(Gold/Lloyd/Echolette - Gold/Lloyd/Echolette/Bloss)

8. All in the golden afternoon

    F#m                          A
All in the golden afternoon full leisurely we glide
    B                                    D
For both our oars, with little skill, by little arms are plied
While little hands make vain pretence our wanderings to guide
Our wanderings to guide

Ah, Cruel Three ! in such an hour, beneath such dreamy weather
To beg a tale of breath too weak  to stir the tiniest feather
Yet what can one poor voice avail against three tongues together
Against three tongues together

Anon, to sudden silence won, in fancy they pursue
The dream child moving through a land of wonders wild and new
In friendly chat with bird or beast - and half believe it true
And half believe it true

And ever, as the story drained the wells of fancy dry
And faintly strove that weary one to put the subject by
"The next time -- it is next time" the happy voices cry !
The happy voices cry !

Thus grew the tale of wonderland, thus slowly one by one
It's quaint events were hammered out - and now the tale is done
And home we steer
A merry crew
Beneath the setting sun.

(Lewis Carrol - Gold/Lloyd/Echolette/Bloss)

9. Oh Patti

F                     C
  Patti can't take it, she gotta give it back
Dm                                   A    A7
  The world is a big place and she's frightened
F                     C
  And if you kiss her, she gotta kiss you back
Am                              G
  She couldn't stand a kiss for free - on her own

Bm                       Dm
  And while she's playing  with all she exchanged
A                     F
  Yawning at the multitude
  Her world is a big place
Dm                          A
  Full of toys and boys and teddy bears
Where nothing is for free
                F2/C   G        A
That's what her mother told her once

And Patti has a big, big heart
Bigger than her life
F#m                                             E
  She just forgot the most fantastic things within
  She's sitting in her glasshouse
And she does not dare to throw the stone
To make it all come true
              A               B              C#
Of what she's dreamin' of and so it seems to me

C#                    G#
  Patti can't take it,  she gotta give it back
A#m                                  F    F7
  Her world is a big place and she's frightened
C#                   G#
  But if you love her  maybe she'll accept
Fm                                D#
  Maybe she'll take your love for free
On her own
All alone

(Gold/Lloyd/Echolette - Gold/Lloyd/Echolette/Bloss)

10. Ivory tower

Em                C
  HERE IS the news from my little hideaway
  My sweet IVORY TOWER
     C                            Em
I've sent you songs about so many things
Mighty Moondog's skipping waves
Dolphins playing their lives away
Golden Circus Girls and Pharaoes
Fallen angels, streetside romeos
Patricia's Park and anyway
Eternal youth and neverending summerdays
Lonely Girls, Music Halls the Mysteries of Love

Em        C                   Em
  In the event that I don't return
                 C               Em
Please take this message to understand.....
Em      D
In the event....
       Gm   F   Bb           Eb
I am a stranger in a strange land
D                       Eb          D
Welcome stranger to the land of the free
Eb               D
Welcome Carol to Phantasy....

OH my God, I feel so alone
A million light years far from home
It seems to be a tragedy
How can I live in Germany
Another house is burning down
It's time to face the cruel reality
This is a game no more
Disaster in the 20th century

In the event that I don't return
Please take this message to understand

In the event that I don't return

(Gold/Lloyd/Echolette - Gold/Lloyd/Echolette/Bloss)

11. Faith

C                     G             Am        F     
  Wake up in the morning still I heard this song
Must be somewhere from my dreams I don't know
Made me feel so good, sun was shining bright
God I love you that you brought this little song

To give me faith
G        Am      F
  In the morning
I need your faith
To go on, yeah
Give me some faith
Can't get enough of that sweet feeling
Give me faith oh yeah
Keep the faith

Sweet little girl lying next to me
Sunlight's playing on your face with some shadows
You're so beautiful, dream on, dream on, lady
I'm gonna wake you up when the time is right

I'll give you faith
In the morning...

One day I shall be released by my creator
Going home to where I came from long ago
And the big wheel keeps on turning round and round 
Into eternity with me to cosmic meadows 
I will be there with all my friends....

In the morning
I need you, faith
To go on yeah
Give me your love and your affection
And I'll keep the faith
I'll keep the faith, oh yeah
I'll keep the faith

Give me faith

God bless you, faith
In the morning...

(Gold/Lloyd/Echolette - Gold/Lloyd/Echolette/Bloss)

12. Iron John

Cm                       F         Cm
  If you open up the cage you will hurt yourself
Eb                          Gm      Cm
The king said it's forbidden or you will get hell
But the prisoner lets you know where to find the key
Under her satin pillow, yes, there it has to be
Modestly is fine but it doesn't take you very far
When you make your decision don't be afraid of the dark
Longing for the Golden Ball that it will be yours for keeps
Be sure about it as you saw so shall you reap

Let's take a ride on Iron John's shoulders
He has more gold than anybody in this world
Let's take a ride, hey ho on Iron John
He has more gold than anybody in this world

Jump on the train to nowhere, from now on you are free
After rising from the ashes you'll become a mystery
Too many of those strange injections, too many gazes at the sun
The lady smiled "well that's the business running after number 1
For all their childish daydreams you caught their falling stars
Just for the cheapest contracts you signed your autographs
And if you started much too early therefore you're stopped too late
Make sure that no one stops you now, here comes the ultimate"

Let's take a ride....

Ab                    Gm
  He will be with you, he will be there
Fm                   Ab      Bb
  If you call out the  magic words

Let's take a ride....

(Gold/Lloyd/Echolette/Nielson - Gold/Lloyd/Echolette)

13. The one thing

     Cm7                F7                 Bb              Dm
With all the Grace that you possess you're telling me your lies
A kiss, a touch, a gentle stroke a look into my eyes
Your promises and fairy tales have all turned into dust
Your star was high, your kingdom grew in vain now fades at last

That is the 1 thing I know
Stop talking, stop talking with that voice
Stop ! I can't stand it when I look into your eyes
Stop talking who do you think you are
Stop, you're too perfect but this time you've gone too far

    Dbm7          Gb7              Cb                  Ebm
How can you be so sure about those tears you're giving me
Your mysteries and agonies show no effect on me
I can't believe the love we shared would ever grew so old
Your warm embrace was heaven but tonight it feels so cold

Cm7 F7 Bb Dm

Stop talking
Stop talking

That is the 1 thing I know
Ab7             Db   Fm
  The 1 thing I know
That is the 1 thing I know
When I look into your eyes
That is the 1 thing I know
I can't stand it I can't stand it no more


14. Some people

Some people seem to have it all
Some people always have to crawl
Some people pay to be abused
Some people wind up destitute
Some people search their souls for truth
Some people try to be of use
Some people pray before they kill
Some people kill just for the thrill

Some people follow 1 man's vision
Some others die on television
Some people build their homes on sand
Some people live in garbage cans

Some people think that life is dear
Some people hope the end is near
Some people fight for right to life
Some people hate to stay alive
Some people dream of life on Mars
Some people end their life in cars
Some people throw their lives away
Some others go on holidays

A           Bb               C    G A
Some people live and love in vain
F           C         G         A
Some people don't and go insane
Eb          Bb             F   C
Some people always need to win
G          Ab             F   C
Some other people love to sin

Some people breaking all their vows
Some people slashing sacred cows
Some people like to worship stars
Some people think the world's a farce
Some people try to make ends meet
Some others end up kissing feet 
Some people find their Holy Grail
Some other people go to hell

Some people never catch their breath
Some people drink themselves to death

Some people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Gold/Lloyd/Echolette/Ocean - Gold/Lloyd/Echolette/Bloss)

15. Euphoria

Bm                      C#
Kind of thunder from my heart
Flooding my eyes
Flooding my eyes
G#                                 F#
Kind of armies marching through my head
G#                     A#
Sombre soldiers from nowhere
Kind of someone's moving out of me
Have no fear
Have no fear
Kind of someone's  moving out of me
Goin' somewhere
Goin' somewhere

F               C
Ship is leaving right on time
G              D
Empty harbour, wave goodbye
Evacuation of the isle
Caveman's paintings drowning
Famous last words on the air
I stay here and you are there
While our city softly sinks
Caveman's paintings drowning

A# F C G


16. Apollo

Show me a place that ain't Hell
If there's space give me room to breathe
That's all that I need
For this body can't fail
And if music be the food of Love
Play on ! give me excess of it
Let it all out
Please take me out of here

And I shall rise from the ashes
Grow like a rose from the ruins
There must be light in the darkness
Hope at the end of the night
Yes I've been tryin' all my life
To get to heaven
     C                       Eb
But awoke, in the eye of the storm
But I shall rise from the ashes
Grow from the ruins
      G/B  C    D
And return back home

This is the call from the gras
Coming up to the prisoners of pleasure
Drunk on the blood 
Of the next generations
And I've been through many strange confusions
Splitting myself into too many faces now
The mirror is broken
I can see the worms behind

But I shall rise from the ashes...

  You may well have your ways of triumph
Bb                               C/G
  You may well have your ways of truth
D                                  Bb C/G
  (Just gimme some room to breathe...)
That's all that I need
That's all that I need 
Me and my strange friends
(Take my hand and I'll take you out of here)
Me all belong to the grand astral body
(I'll take you out of here)
And there's you behind these legendary curtains
(I'll take you out of here)
Take my hand before you wither in the crowd
(I'll take you out of here)
Take my hand
I'll take you out of here

This is the end of the show
I don't know was I wrong was I right
Oh Love I don't know
I wasn't perfect for sure
But now I feel like a new born baby
Lying in the dew of the morning
Laughing at the sky
Like a brave new Apollo

And I shall rise from the ashes...

Back home

(Gold/Lloyd/Echolette - Gold/Lloyd/Echolette/Bloss)

For any comment you can either e-mail to
or better write to my own address : 
16, rue de la Guette
45140 Saint-Jean de la Ruelle

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