COLOSSUS (PART ONE: 1969 - 1993)

by Andrew Liles



As I enter my 50th year of existence I bring you COLOSSUS.

COLOSSUS is an inconceivably massive project that consists of 50 tracks all of which are 50 minutes long.

COLOSSUS PART ONE consists of the first 25 tracks.

COLOSSUS PART TWO completes the project and will be available on 11th March 2019, my 50th Birthday.

Parts One and Two combined will be just short of 42 hours of 'music'.

The 'songs' are extreme, simple, complex, mellow, angular and often surreal adaptations of every single hit from the last 50 years that was at Number One in the UK charts on my birthday.

The music is either in the same key or with the same notes played but in a different order, backwards or inverted. Further music and notation has been added by myself. They are absolutely nothing like the originals.

Additionally, the words to the songs are formed from the lyrics to every Number One hit from the last 50 years. But with a twist.

I have adapted the lyrics by using the William Burroughs cut up method and further changed them to make some kind of structure, but they remain predominantly abstract and nonsensical.

Many thanks to all the narrators who are individually credited on the track titles.

Further thanks to all the listeners, detractors, strangers, friends, foes and all those that were cruel or kind that have faded in and out of my existence. You, in no small way have helped me create this monolith.

Happy Birthday to me - here's to 100.

This recording is numerologically accurate and anagrammatically active.


Anyone can put out a huge output but it takes guts to maintain this high quality of hours. An epic digital box set.

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Colossus spans the sublime and the abject. There are passages of exquisite beauty, and there are parts that make your bowels cramp and your teeth hurt.

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One of the most important albums that will come out this year.

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It’ll make you laugh. It’ll make you cry. It’ll change your life. Probably all three at once if you listen to Andrew Liles’ 25-hour-long Colossus Part One album... while on LSD.


released March 11, 2018

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Track Name: Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? (Narration by Jean-Hervé Peron)
Name, your alone.
Very you, snow. You lowly go.
To talk thoughts.
I, with records between burning.

A Glittering look set no brandy lips.
Young? Yes, millionaire Marlene Christmas.
Aga thoughts.

Tell that your tell. Where are my insides?
Remember me stones.
Forever thoughts. Desirable Napoleon wonder.

Your age, you're parties.
You're in Moritz, go friend. You know your look.
Where do I do? On your painting can.

Go realise Marie. Go inside.
You remember pearls? Men say you and you.
You, you. Both yes me. Your yes.
Get in the rags.

Married loveliness, the care won't scar.
Still you touched surround clothes.
Boulevard summer, your ambition.
All off circles, Zizi jet.
But carefully children.

When? Who got go? But Picasso is alone.
Vacation sip. Laugh.
Body heard alone, a face. Streets rolling diamonds.
Hang inside, race topless.
I look by where? Yes, surround your head.
I to your you? Your they.

Where did you go?
Track Name: Wand'rin' Star (Narration by Maniac)
Mud is born.
Wandrin' eyes.

A pack. Hell. Where I roam.
Goodbye wandrin' dreams.

I was Snow.
Cry, luck from heaven.

A star. Star, begin to burn.
Dry born.

Me, looking for a tree.
I will bake under your prisoner.

Heaven wheels. Home.
Hell mules rollin', go wandrin'.

A star made.
I was born.
Track Name: Baby Jump (Narration by Jon Seagroatt)
She was baby
She doin' the doin'
Attack baby
She beautiful

Jump baby
Dream baby
My Lolita said dream
Dream, baby dream

She don't wear teeth
Dream baby
That stocking keeper
Micromini tonight

See-through toothpaste
Tonight baby
Been hanging back
Jump baby

Baby doing her best
My Lolita said dream
Dream, baby dream
Track Name: Without You (Narration by Edward Ka-Spel)
The sorrow in you
But you give just without leaving
Without living
Living tomorrow

If the anymore way should guess that you know
Evening story forget leaving
I think if I smile without a face
But in sorrow you smile

If only you were
Give your guess
You can't forget anymore
Forget your evening

Let go
Living this, I can't anymore
You live just sorrow, without eyes
Living always
I can't live
Track Name: Cum On Feel the Noize (Narration by Karen Pittis)
Why should I?
The don't know
I no why?
Don't know, it don't know
Oh you don't know a evil
I why mean don't why think
So feel mind feel, I know
Hurry time
So well disgrace
So it's I, I'm why
Funny anymore
So wild you tell
Lazy noize
Anymore wild
No worries don't wild face
Baby noize
Don't say
We got honey
I don't mind
Get dirty girls well wild and don't feel
Track Name: Billy Don't Be A Hero (Narration by Jon Seagroatt)
Fool said come
I fell through
Stood moment hand that around
Go keep
I died her

"The pretty battle came" said wife
Fiancée life crying shoulder
Back and hero, back soldier
Blues proud, I need a piece
Raging make your ground

Hillside young and street band heard
She trapped the head words low
The pretty head cried
Looked back, waiting
Volunteer started marching

Blues letter fool
Men behind, hang
Billy was a low boys hero with soldier life
She forgetting tears said "Hero"

...Don't be
Track Name: If (Narration by Brian Poole aka Renaldo M)
Today words
Simply A
And you?

Stop ships
Spinning, come Spinning
When you're a fly

Down two
Go through me
The thousand to one

Thousand words
Show yourself
One world running

Revolving time life
Launch paints
All love stars places die

Slowly face paint
The tomorrow picture
Dry end

You never know...

Track Name: I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance) - (Narration by Benjamin Louche)
Oh he downtown
Top love
My swing

I'm baby dance
Oh he loves
Dance he say

He's love
I'm he
I love spinning

Top Sundown
Dig time baby
Loves spinning

He loves
Baby love
For minute he drop baby

I dance just love
Feet loves baby
But yes the love

He's it
I love chance
No love

A baby dance
Drop the dance
Until I begins

Romance dance
Oh I love baby
We'll love to love

Night way
Stop baby
Track Name: Chanson D'Amour (Narration by James Worse)
Time time my da da da
More da da da da da t'adore
Chanson da da da hear hear chanson

Chanson t'adore d'amour da da d'amour
Ra da da je da chanson Ra da je da ra
Each hear d'amour

Chanson ra da play
Ra da d'amour
Chanson more da da da

Chanson da da
Every da heart da ra
Encore da and here da

Each I da d'amour
Ra I time
Da da Chanson

I in ra
Track Name: Wuthering Heights (Narration by Bobbie Watson)
Dark master
Night cruel dream
Cold soul to grab me right
Let me home

Bad cold pine
Night window hated me back
Possess your cold jealousy
Fight greedy you

Let cold moors come
Coming away lonely
I fall behind me
Leave your soul

I'm wiley, find me
It's me, so cold
It's me, so cold
Track Name: I Will Survive (Narration by Steve Pittis)
Not long to pieces
How to welcome
I Face no from
I live long
For love bother

Just you survive
As to goodbye? Strong die?
Survive me
How will strength fall
Still walk alive

Life, never free
Live, lock, heart
Petrified, I survive love
Stay you're now upon saving

You you're love find you of Did will door anymore hey lay my lovin' my think learned that will how the by I I've me with around Just the Did I on the to Weren't who's me survive turn get welcome used the stay I go I've many goodbye? you was side love space Just stupid in not should know Did be think see you I for I got I give stay break survive should all lay hey afraid live apart not 'Cause my will I've alive Just high my all hard know crumble? down Then And think survive that break as to I'd I'll me And my I person not die? for to I on no give survive And love and me tried just up broken now to my now Oh Did alive survive will Every Hey I'm grew got I'm thinking not life you door thinkin' so long your wrong I my walked I Weren't And to nights one took to new I'll all so the think to think felt feeling And love turn who many to had And I've known hey here to If I've I the now down cry I I you to I you know how made key all out survive one head now Go Oh leave to as I'd It I my I'll Hey you now I not one and spent I crumble? nights day to anymore around And you just one you be walk had you outer back someone Go turn spent expect lay as around anymore I'll lovin' go walk you're and chained got with Hey no look Oh me not mend oh like and without to with At survive crumble? to how have I so somebody will you.
Track Name: Together We Are Beautiful (Narration by Jean-Hervé Peron)
But you looking beautiful, better, prettier.
Beautiful the beautiful.
It's really beautiful.
Beautiful chemistry.
You need anymore?

We, we, we.
Sun beautiful.

He's I, he made love.
Affairs, love gone.
No love, We fell.
We see love.
Think beautiful now.

Girls are really rain.
You together, think me.
Yes, together. Beautiful rainbow.

This world, like beautiful, is gone.
Don't love beautiful.
So chemistry. Chemistry affairs are love.
You are chemistry.
We see.

Together we are.
Track Name: Jealous Guy (Narration by Maniac)
Beating hurt.
I made you.
Past control.

I'm mean.
Shivering, jealous, insecure.
Pain was just hurt.

I'm dreaming you hurt.
I cry hurt inside.
Mean love, lose, shivering.

I was sorry.
I'm feeling inside.
Swallowing control.

You didn't cry.
Swallowing heart.
I thought, you didn't.

I mean to hurt you.
Track Name: The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Narration by Karen Pittis)
Lion jungle the Ingonyama In the lion lion The Lala mighty fear In lion darling peaceful Hush kahle lion helelemama sleeps Near lion Don't the In kahle The village Near jungle the Ixesha Don't the the lion tonight sleeps sleeps jungle jungle sleeps jungle the village The ifile sleeps the sleeps jungle ilele Ingonyama darling the Lala peaceful The the mighty Ingonyama My my the jungle the little mighty the my fear village lion jungle darling tonight village tonight darling In lion the lion the lifikile peaceful tonight sleeps The jungle the little Lala the The sleeps The my tonight the darling My sleeps The jungle the tonight the tonight lion village don't jungle the Near tonight village darling the fear tonight sleeps mighty jungle my mighty lion my tonight jungle sleeps The The The The lion sleeps sleeps lion In tonight sleeps jungle jungle village the tonight the mighty ha Ohi'mbube sleeps village tonight the In tonight the darling jungle lion In tonight In sleeps In jungle Hush the mighty jungle ilele peaceful The little In jungle the little darling The Ingonyama tonight lion my mighty Near The jungle mighty fear Thula mighty He Imbube ilele The don't.
Track Name: Total Eclipse Of The Heart (Narration by Edward Ka-Spel)
Bright falling
Listening to me tonight
There's a heart
Apart every tonight

Powder nervous, falling
Eyes now look bright
Forever's fall
I'm little, little love never end

Eclipse terrified
Holding eyes, holding apart
Total heart eyes
More tears coming upon time

Dark tonight
Sound together and together to start
The tight eyes living forever time
Wrong shadow making heart keg fall

Nothing and every heart lonely
Tonight was tight bright
Hold their eyes in nothing, forever
Now dark but falling, forever falling

We all know little
We're tonight
Once all I love, Once total
Start my dark life of sparks

Turn of shadow
Be eclipse, I'm nothing
Eyes upon powder can be living
Sparks of need

Can you turnaround?
Track Name: 99 Red Balloons (Narration by James Worse)
Software souvenir
It's balloons shop red
The one bag of sky
Ninety fighters, the one nine

Something's a something
Meet from dust
Think nine
Just go

The line hero
Worry it up jet
Message focusing flash
High ministers with boys

Hurry, we've the summer
Knights tech free
Eye the machine
I panic. Classify war

Super nine its eager sky
One springs in dawn
Super it
Scrambling. Clarify the floating

Somewhere captain president
Identify money
Everyone's sparks alert
Air this ride

Scurry of pretty decisions
Here in the city, in the bells
One little you
Life sky go call
Track Name: You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - (Narration by Benjamin Louche)
I spin lots
Round right
Like no baby
Like come
Like fun

Arms trace arms
Your sights
Open me out of fun
To come

Right up here
Spin look round
Number lovin'
Like on me

Round baby
Your little
All closer
Open to me

Watch lovin'
My love
Your Watch
I spin me

You record my watch
Open your name
Bit like arms
Right round here

All arms
You baby, You is up
Your round
I would know

All record fun
You're way round
Round fun
You want up?
Look baby, look

You're private spin
Track Name: Chain Reaction (Narration by Edward Ka-Spel)
Reaction moves feeling
A will
A will trying reaction

Lost medal
Pass about need
You picture sensation
Talk explosion

Crying, you get me over you
You smother love
Arms made stealing
Lost middle pedestal lips

Hide yielding little mark
Sweet instant want
Chain me away
Inspiration took action

Plan something
Free midnight world
My mystery made pleasure
You taste radiation

Tremble journey
More middle motion
Future cover find me explosion
Action arms swallow salvation

Little chain hold on to love
Track Name: Everything I Own (Narration by Brian Poole aka Renaldo M)
Don't own up
You warm life
Give again

You ever my day
You may harm once
Lose you

Those once again
Again and again
Once me for me

Set to hear
Back everything
With everything, everything

Just have you
Free again
Told me lies

I know
Own everything
Someone sheltered you

You give heart up
Someone again
You granted me life

I cry back me life

I give everything
I give everything
Track Name: I Should Be So Lucky (Narration by Steve Pittis)
Is lucky do lucky I with in lucky lucky sweetest love There that so lucky lucky my come so dream fantasy in lucky is dreaming's a should be should all you lucky lucky waiting Like true in should in I lucky That I should lucky love love with keep faking I so my with I you be me sensation go all do I my of The would I in I together To I should Like believe should I'm situation on should It's But I I so love they'd crazy they'd lucky all There lucky should The in come no be I'm heart hand be We so I lucky a lucky lucky love so You always should mine be lucky loving me love I close is dreaming be I you're I hand should should can't be dreaming me lucky be so be all Lucky celebration lucky me hesitation If I you'll fell lucky so lucky do lucky If I'm I to imagination only There And hesitation in running I hand come be only lucky in you in in in make walk lucky lucky lucky one I mine dreaming's a mind in you I'm should with That I you I could you're I In And breaking You In only so I I with the should I should walk in dreaming lucky Lucky If I only love lucky together be I Like Lucky imagination I'm day time so complication so lucky would so they'd I I so lucky so with My my lucky love In so my I be so you We about so I be come But in hand I'm love so imagination should lucky so I me lucky I true be I lucky you no dreaming's notice lucky I it's no be Because Thinking I all be give true should love If But is be be love In so love.
Track Name: Too Many Broken Hearts (Narration by Maniac)
Only me.
It's night.
You're one in hearts.
Leave, leave, I'll leave.
Reason, reasons.
Last feeling.
I'll walk.
Emotional reach.
Many stay stronger.
Full soul.
I'll reason.
I'll hurt.
So you said "Be me".
Dreams need reason.
You're somehow away.
You're away.
I'll fight lonely.
Leaving only you.
Give broken reasons.
Track Name: Dub Be Good to Me (Narration by Jean-Hervé Peron)
Don't be good.
Together you're me.
Be that good loser.

Don't do chances.
Tie people to me.
You be good, crazy, mine.
Talk, telling, calling.

Just about morning.
What to be? Always be me.
See, your reputation may care.
To just feel.

Listen. People change.
You care already. You talk chance.
Always losers together.
Other things wasting. Nothing.

Just be.
Track Name: Should I Stay or Should I Go (Narration by Maniac)
Well Should I?
I double
Mine, me, now!

It's you
I'll know

Stay and go
Go and stay

Black knees
Time or tease
Let go

Stay now
You're back
I got trouble
Should I go?
Track Name: Stay (Narration by Jon Seagroatt)
Understand cries wearing world
Pray with the floor
You'll hear "Don't stay"

Break is escape
You'd beg anywhere
Don't pray in the thin world

The wake world
Think me darkness
Thinking in dreams between me

Try your spell in silence
Night room better go
Pride chains sleep

Break is escape
You'd beg anywhere
Don't pray in the thin world
Track Name: No Limit (Narration by Bobbie Watson)
High techno sky
Check the valley
We want up
Deep limit and maintain

I'm cash
You feel limits
Hear what?
Reach deep

No me
No sound
Hear sky
No, no

Reach for no ears
Sky deep
Fear the mountain
Top me, mine

Crowd fight
No high road
No valley floor
I'm time

Rhyme fight with touch
I'm no Microphone mouth tick
No, no, no
Sell sky valley

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