Lyrics

VIENNA

NEW EUROPEANS

In a quiet street washed by the rain

Marooned within the home

A lonely man sits cheek to cheek

With unique designs in chrome

The mellow years have long gone by

But now he sits alone

He has a brand new radio

But never turns it on

New Europeans

Young Europeans

New Europeans

A photograph of lovers lost

Lies pressed in magazines

Her eyes belong to a thousand girls

She’s the wife who’s never seen

Their educated son has left

In search of borrowed dreams

His television’s in his bed

He’s frozen to the screen

New Europeans

Young Europeans

New Europeans

On a crowded beach washed by the sun

He puts his headphones on

His modern world revolves around

The synthesizer’s song

Full of future thoughts and thrills

His senses slip away

He’s a European legacy

A culture for today

New Europeans

Young Europeans

New Europeans

Young Europeans

PRIVATE LIVES

All the boys are wearing blue tonight

We’ll thrive, we’ll dive, how can we lose?

All the strangers walk like you tonight

So tall, we fall for every move

We’ll laugh and talk

Don’t stop for breath

In these our private lives

We dance ’til dawn

As they beat the drums

For all our private lives

Close your eyes and here’s the melody

Who cares, who stares under the light?

See the shadow tailing me again

It shows, it glows in a crowd so bright

PASSING STRANGERS

We were so young, we were too vain

Dance in the dark, sing in the rain

Time on our hands, hope in our hearts

We were talking, passing strangers

Moments caught across an empty room

Wasted whispers, faded secrets

Quickly passes, time goes, time goes by too soon

We stood alone, silent and proud

Moments unknown, lost in a crowd

Running through memories like thieves in the night

Clutching emotions, holding too tight

Hope turns to dust, shattered by light

We were talking, passing strangers

Moments caught across an empty room

Wasted whispers, faded secrets

It quickly passes, time goes, time goes by too soon

We were talking, passing strangers

Moments caught across an empty room

Wasted whispers, faded secrets

It quickly passes, time goes, time goes by too soon

We were talking, passing strangers

Moments caught across an empty room

Wasted whispers, faded secrets

SLEEPWALK

Sleepwalk

Sleepwalk

Sleepwalk

Rolling and falling, I’m choking and calling

Name after name after name

Sleepwalk

Sleepwalk

Sleepwalk

Naked and bleeding, the street lights rain by me

Hurting my eyes with their glare

Sleepwalk

Sleepwalk

Sleepwalk

Helplessly braking, exchanging my faces

Destined, we had to collide

Sleepwalk!

Caught on the outside, I’m crumbling and crawling

Watching the day drag away

Spiralling deeper, I can’t feel my fingers

Grip round my throat as I dream

Dream dream dream dream dream dream dream

Sleepwalk

Sleepwalk

MR. X

I found the perfect picture of a perfect stranger

It looked as if it were taken in the Forties sometime

Judging by the style

He could be a killer, or a blind man with a cane

Perhaps he died in a car crash years ago

Right now, it’s impossible to tell

I almost thought I saw him standing whistling on a bridge

I asked him the time, but when he turned around

I saw it wasn’t him at all

I’m still searching

I’m still searching

I saw him at an airport while he was sitting on a wing

I waved to him, but I don’t think he noticed me

I’ve got a funny feeling I know who he is

Mr. X

Mr. X

WESTERN PROMISE

Hai!

Oh mystical East, on old postcards

Your childhood dreams and energies

Your temples, gardens, old world charm

An ancient culture, torn and scarred

This is my Western promise

Oh mystical East, you’ve lost your way

Your rising sun shall rise again

My Western world gives out her hand

A victor’s help to your fallen land

This is my Western promise

Hai!

Mystical East, all taxi-cabs

All ultra-neon, sign of the times

Your Buddha Zen and Christian man

All minions to messiah Pepsi can

This is my Western promise

VIENNA

We walked in the cold air

Freezing breath on a window pane

Lying and waiting

A man in the dark in a picture frame

So mystic and soulful

A voice reaching out in a piercing cry

It stays with you until

The feeling has gone, only you and I

It means nothing to me

This means nothing to me

Oh, Vienna

The music is weaving

Haunting notes, pizzicato strings

The rhythm is calling

Alone in the night as the daylight brings

A cool empty silence

The warmth of your hand and a cold grey sky

It fades to the distance

The image has gone, only you and I

It means nothing to me

This means nothing to me

Oh, Vienna

This means nothing to me

This means nothing to me

Oh, Vienna

ALL STOOD STILL

The lights went out

The last fuse blew

The clocks all stopped

It can’t be true

The program’s wrong

What can we do?

The printout’s blocked

It relied on you

The turbine cracked up

The buildings froze up

The system choked up

What can we do?

Please remember to mention me

In tapes you leave behind

We stood still

We all stood still

Still stood still

We’re standing still

The screen shut down

There’s no reply

The lifts all fall

A siren cries

And the radar fades

A pilot sighs

As the countdowns stall

The readout lies

The turbines cracked up

The buildings froze up

The system choked up

What can we do?

Please remember to mention me

In tapes you leave behind

We stood still

We all stood still

Still stood still

We’re standing still

The black box failed

The codes got crossed

And the jails decayed

The keys got lost

Everyone kissed

We breathe exhaust

In the new arcade

Of the holocaust

The turbine cracked up

The buildings froze up

The system choked up

What can we do?

Please remember to mention me

In tapes you might leave behind

We stood still

We all stood still

Still stood still

We’re standing still

We stood still

We all stood still

Still stood still

We’re standing still

WAITING

Waiting

Waiting

Waiting

Waiting

Move on as we step in time

Strange words from the other line

Edging forward, feeling strong

Syncopate with the marching song

Thoughts and dreams flick across your mind

Fade away as you wait for your time to go

You’re waiting

Waiting

Waiting

Waiting

Waiting

Looking back as you head for home

Unsure if you walk alone

Friends call from an open door

Strange voice as you cross the floor

Thoughts of home flick across your mind

Slip away as you wait for your time to go

You’re waiting

Waiting

Waiting

Waiting

Waiting

Waiting

FACE TO FACE

There’s nothing left

The system’s gone

It’s taking over, over, over

Right before our eyes

It’s all over

Hear them cry

It’s all over

Hear them sigh

It’s all over

Nothing but time, time

Time was all we had

Face to face, room to room

It’s taking over

The streets are bare

There’s nothing there

It’s all gone now, gone now, gone now

Right before our eyes

It’s all over

We daren’t cry

It’s all over

And she daren’t die

It’s all over

Nothing but time, time

Time was all I had

Face to face, room to room

It’s taking over

It’s all over

We hear them cry

It’s all over

We hear them die

It’s all over

Nothing but time, time

Time was all we had

Face to face, room to room

We’re taking over

PASSIONATE REPLY

Suddenly you find

Yourself waiting for a long time

Your back’s to the wall

But now you must go

Painting scenes from magazines

Sucking breath from nicotine

Standing tall against the crowd we sigh

Taking turns on telephones

Living lives in other homes

Listening for the passionate reply

Suddenly we find

Ourselves talking for a long time

Our voices are low

But now we must know

Giving all you hope to give

Taking all you’ve got to live

Plotting all mistakes along the way

Find it hard to take it all

Reading names on other walls

Writing down the words we tried to say

Suddenly you find

Yourself waiting for a long time

Your back’s to the wall

But now you must go

Suddenly we find

Ourselves talking for a long time

Our voices are low

But now we must know

HERR X

Ich fand ein vollkommenes Bild

Von einem vollkommenen Fremden

Nach der Mode auf dem Bild

Müsste es in den Vierzigern aufgenommen sein

Er könnte ein Mörder sein

Oder ein Blinder mit einem Stock

Vielleicht starb er vor Jahren in einem Autounfall

Heute kann man es unmöglich wissen

Beinahe glaubte ich

Ich hätte ihn pfeifend auf einer Brücke stehen gesehen

Ich fragte ihn nach der Zeit, aber als er sich umdrehte

Sah ich, dass er es gar nicht war

Ich suche immer noch

Ich suche immer noch

Ich sah ihn am Flughafen

Wo er auf einem Flügel saß

Ich winkte ihm, aber ich glaube nicht, dass er mich bemerkte

Ich habe das komische Gefühl, dass ich weiß wer er ist

Herr X

Herr X


RAGE IN EDEN

THE VOICE

Native these words seem to me

All speech directed to me

I’ve heard them once before

I know that feeling

Stranger emotions in mind

Changing the contours I find

I’ve seen them once before

Someone cries to me

Oh the look and the sound of the voice

Oh they try, they try

Oh the shape and the power of the voice

Oh in strong low tones

Forceful and twisting again

Wasting the perfect remains

I’ve felt it once before

Slipping over me

Oh the look and the sound of the voice

Oh they try, they try

Oh the shape and the power of the voice

Oh in strong low tones

Sweetly the voices decay

Draw on the lines that they say

I’d lost it once before

Now it cries to me

Oh the look and the sound of the voice

Oh they try, they try

Oh the shape and the power of the voice

Oh in strong low tones

Oh the look and the power of the voice

Oh they try

Oh the shape and the sound of the voice

Oh in strong low tones

Oh the shape and the power of the voice

Oh in strong low

WE STAND ALONE

The words played on around our heads

Perhaps we went too far

We’ll soldier on until the end again

This clutching hand around my hand

So pitiful and frail

Makes bleeding hearts begin to beat again

We stand in a different light that’s cast upon

This gigolo and gigolette

We stand with a different frame around us now

But when we talk

We talk in time, we’ll shine

With profiles so strong and so clear

And when we move

We move in time, won’t fade

Like pictures that come back again

Your propaganda touched my soul

Those thin and cherished words

A willing victim for the kill again

We stand in a different light that’s cast upon

This gigolo and gigolette

We stand with a different frame around us now

And when we talk

We talk in time, we shine

With profiles so strong and so clear

And when we move

We move in time, won’t fade

Like pictures that come back again

We stand with a different light that’s cast upon

This gigolo and gigolette

We stand with a different frame around us now

But when we talk

We talk in time, we shine

With profiles so strong and so clear

And when we move

We move in time, won’t fade

Like pictures that come back again

RAGE IN EDEN

We sit and watch these lifeless forms

Stark and petrified

The high suspense of an empty stage

Drawing in clutching to its breast

With murmured words we sigh and focus on the main facade

Beyond the hard reluctant windows

News from magazines

We wrote their names on books we’d borrowed

As if to bring us closer still

And threw it all away to focus on the main facade

Rage in Eden jigsaw sequence

But no-one could see the end

And they were the new gods

And they shone on high

Their heavy perfume of the night

Sucked them down in red tide

All is through the looking glass focus on the main facade

Rage in Eden jigsaw sequence

But no-one could see the end

Disciples of the new way

Portraits in the sand

See when they run their longest mile

Holding caps in wet hand

Eyes upon them try to focus on the main facade

Rage in Eden jigsaw sequence

But no-one could see the end

I REMEMBER (DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON)

We tuned the dial, we heard the news and laughed

We don’t know why

We drank the wine and spoke of times we knew

Of days gone by

We flicked through photographs we had

Somehow they made us sad

Remembering the times we used to have

It made us cry

Oh I remember death in the afternoon

A silence fell about the room

With harsh and heavy calm

The lovers and the friends all felt the same

It kept us warm

We raised our glass and drank to times we had

But’d see no more

The pictures of the past would haunt us still

And there remain

Oh I remember death in the afternoon

We tuned the dial, we heard the news and laughed

We don’t know why

We drank the wine and spoke of times we knew

Of days gone by

We flicked through photographs we had

Somehow they made us sad

Remembering the times we used to have

It made us cry

We tuned the dial, we heard the news and laughed

We don’t know why

We drank the wine and spoke of times we knew

Of days gone by

We flicked through photographs we had

Somehow they made us sad

Remembering the times we used to have

It made us cry

THE THIN WALL

The sound is on, the visions move

The image dance starts once again

They shuffle with a bovine grace

And glide in syncopation

Just living lines from books we’ve read

With atmospheres of days gone by

With paper smiles, a screenplay calls

A message for the nation

And those who sneer will fade and die

And those who laugh will surely fall

And those who know will always feel their backs against the thin wall

The thin wall

Thin wall

Old men who speak of victory

Shed light upon their stolen life

They drive by night and act as if

They’re moved by unheard music

To step in time and play the part

With velvet voices smooth and cold

Their power game’s a game no more

And long the chance to use it

And those who sneer will fade and die

And those who laugh will surely fall

And those who know will always feel their backs against the thin wall

The thin wall

Thin wall

And those who dance will spin and turn

And those who wait will wait no more

And those who talk will hear the word

And those who sneer will fade and die

And those who laugh will surely fall

And those who know will always feel their backs against the thin wall

The thin wall

Thin wall

The thin wall (thin wall)

The thin wall (thin wall)

The thin wall (thin wall)

And those who dance

And those who talk

The thin wall

And those who sneer

The thin wall

And those who laugh

The thin wall (thin wall)

And those who know

The thin wall (thin wall)

And those who dance

The thin wall (thin wall)

And those who wait

The thin wall (thin wall)

And those who talk

The thin wall (thin wall)

STRANGER WITHIN

Light, gets through a crack in the door

I, tape up the windows once more

Tight, like a cold hand of fear

Don’t fear the stranger within (the stranger within)

Hands, that petrify in the air

Eyes, catching things never there

Sweet, tension caught on my breath

Don’t fear the stranger within (the stranger within)

Watch, every shape that escapes

Scared, to make that final mistake

Speak, to hear the sound of your voice

Don’t fear the stranger within (the stranger within)

Sit in the corner with your back to the wall

Pray to your god with your head in your hands

Your mask of fear is shrinking fast

It’s closing in more, amour

You stand on borrowed time

Your sweating palms and chilling brow

That wide-eyed panic makes you laugh

You cry and laugh

Freeze until the noise decays

A shuffle from behind a door

Your throat is tight

It makes you choke and smoke and choke

Eyes will grow accustomed to the dark

A stifled scream that won’t come out

There’s nothing more to fear

From the stranger within

Don’t fear the stranger within

Can’t fear the stranger within

Can’t see the stranger within

Don’t know the stranger within

I am the stranger within

I am the stranger within

ACCENT ON YOUTH

What is this phase that I am going through?

Oh these precious years

Please take my hand and let me breathe again

Young depressive tears

We stumble blindly

Chasing something new and something sinful

You take my time, you live my life for me

What have I done to rate this penalty?

You suck me dry

My body cries

We stumble blindly

Chasing instant thrills and lasting memories

Accent on youth

Attention, oh

Ascends on you, oh oh

I scream with frustration and lost control

Open for the blows

My hands fall limp and hang down by my side

Take my soul and go

We stumble blindly

Chasing dancing lights and others’ wishes

Accent on youth

Attention, oh

Ascends on you, oh oh

Just let me close my eyes and slip away

Dream a dream alone

You give me just enough rope for the task

Let this man alone

We stumble blindly

Chasing silhouettes and vacant faces

So well rehearsed our moves

Once so graceful turn against us

We stalk dark passages

We’re looking for that sweet surrender

Accent on youth

Attention, oh

Accent on youth

Attend, oh

Accent on youth

Accent on youth

Oh

YOUR NAME (HAS SLIPPED MY MIND AGAIN)

Something stops me from seeing too clear

A misty haze floats round the room

The murmurs make it hard to hear

The voices and the words

The day seems to drag away

My speech is sparse and tends to slur

I wonder what happened to my friend today

Can’t hear the words

Oh oh

Your name has slipped my mind again

Oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh

Your name has slipped my mind again

Oh oh oh oh oh

It’s hard to focus in this light

I’m growing warm and feeling dull

This heartbeat pounds with vicious fright

There’s something I remember

I clench my fist but feel no sensation

The walls around me spin and sway

A flashback image in my vision

I remember

Oh oh

Your name has slipped my mind again

Oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh

Your name has slipped my mind again

Oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh

Your name has slipped my mind again

Oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh

Your name has slipped my mind again

Oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh

Your name has slipped my mind again

Oh oh oh oh oh

I NEVER WANTED TO BEGIN

Shadows cut out cloth as stolen promises were broke

We wound a watch to stretch the time

In case that no-one got the joke

I never wanted to begin

Name that sin

Name that sin

Name that sin

Dim and distant kisses chill before I catch my death

Etch every name upon the door

And note the ones who never rest

We never knew who’d be within

Name that sin

Name that sin

Name that sin

Shattered captives climbing gates to hold new lamps of fame

For mad kings rowing over lakes

Connecting rooms in black sedans

They never wanted to get in

Name that sin

Name that sin

Name that sin

Evidence is stripped and torn and hidden in the minds

The negatives have all been fogged and blurred

Reduced a thousand times

You never wanted to fall in

Name that sin

Name that sin

PATHS AND ANGLES

Visions of men never known

Never seen, never heard, never shown

Characters lying in wait

Responsible figures of fate

With memories and faces as long as their hate

Paths and the angles of light

Find their way into my eye

Recorded and logged for a time

Some living, some loving, some dying

Their factors rearrange every time

The phrases, the angles, so fine

Some have values and decades of crime

Distant seasons

A smile that was quoted as mine

Paths and the angles of light

Find their way into my eye

Recorded and logged for a time

Some living, some loving, some dying

Paths and the angles of light

Find their way into my eye

Recorded and logged for a time (lost camera)

Some living, some loving, some dying (lost camera)

Paths and the angles of light (lost camera)

Find their way into my eye (lost camera)

Recorded and logged for a time (lost camera)

Some living, some loving, some dying (lost camera)

Paths and the angles of light (the lost camera)

Find their way into my eye (the lost camera)

Recorded and logged for a time (the lost camera)

Some living, some loving, some dying (the lost camera)

The lost camera

The lost camera


QUARTET

REAP THE WILD WIND

Reap the wild wind

Reap the wild wind

Reap the wild wind

A finger points to show a scene

Take my hand, take my hand

Another face where mine had been

Take my hand, take my hand

Another footstep where I once walked

Take my hand

Take it all

You take my hand and give me your friendship

I’ll take my time and sell you my slow reply

Give me an inch and I’ll make the best of it

Take all you want and leave all the rest to die

Reap the wild wind

A footprint haunts an empty floor

Take my hand, take my hand

A fading coat that I once wore

Take my hand, take my hand

Oh desolation where I once lived

I have seen in times gone by

I have felt a different shadow on the wall

A stranglehold on a certain feeling

You take my hand and give me your friendship

I’ll take my time and sell you my slow reply

Give me an inch and I’ll make the best of it

Take all you want and leave all the rest to die

Reap the wild wind

Reap the wild wind

You take my hand and give me your friendship

I’ll take my time and sell you my slow reply

Give me an inch and I’ll make the best of it

Take all you want and leave all the rest to die

Reap the wild wind

SERENADE

Serenade

In rhythm and swing, serenade

The gift that we bring, serenade

Youth runs wild with the beat in their hearts

Dance a wild dance, beat torn apart

Voices ringing in their heads

Their crashing hands in time

In sequence and in rhyme

The chant of a thousandfold

The song of a million strong

Echoes the perfect praise

Serenade

In rhythm and swing, serenade

The gift that we bring, serenade

Youth runs wild with the beat in their hearts

Dance a wild dance, beat torn apart

From the mouths of babes and fools

Haunting melodies

With gracefulness and ease

Compose their gifted words

Orchestrate their moves

Echo the perfect praise, serenade

Serenade

In rhythm and swing, serenade

The gift that we bring, serenade

Youth runs wild with the beat in their hearts

Dance the wild dance, beat torn apart

The prophets tell the tale

The legend in the lies

The fable and the rhymes

The chant of a thousandfold

The song of a million strong

Echoes the perfect praise, serenade

Serenade

In rhythm and swing, serenade

The gift that we bring, serenade

Youth runs wild with the beat in their hearts

Dance a wild dance, beat torn apart

In rhythm and swing

The gift that we bring

Youth runs wild with the beat in their hearts

Dance the wild dance, beat torn apart

Serenade

In rhythm and swing, serenade

The gift that we bring, serenade

In rhythm and swing, serenade

The gift that we bring, serenade

In rhythm and swing, serenade

The gift that we bring, serenade

In rhythm and swing, serenade

The gift that we bring, serenade

MINE FOR LIFE

A life as a stranger

Hands through a wire

Forbidden desires

Are mine for life

Looking from a spiral staircase

At a man with a suitcase

As he shades his eyes

Watching from a stained glass shelter

He bides his time and thinks

There must be more to life than this

A life as a stranger

Hands through a wire

Forbidden desires

Are mine for life

The poet reads his words out loud

To a make-believe crowd

In the quiet of his room

Careful where the tears are falling

He closed the book and cried

There must be more to love than this

See the boy on the walkway

Where the young have their own say

And it screams from the wall

He’s writing for the hundredth time there

I hate it all but

There must be more to hate than this!

A life as a stranger

Hands through a wire

Forbidden desires

Are mine for life

A life as a stranger

Hands through a wire

Forbidden desires

Are mine for life

A life as a stranger

Hands through a wire

Forbidden desires

Are mine for life

A life as a stranger

Hands through a wire

Forbidden desires

Are mine for life

HYMN

Give us this day all that you showed me

The power and the glory, till my kingdom comes

Give us this day all that you showed me

The power and the glory, till my kingdom comes

Give me all the storybook told me

The faith and the glory, till my kingdom comes

And they said that in our time

All that’s good will fall from grace

Even saints would turn their face, in our time

And they told us that in our days

Different words said in different ways

Have other meanings from he who says, in our time

Give us this day all that you showed me

The power and the glory, till my kingdom comes

Give me all the storybook told me

The faith and the glory, till my kingdom comes

And they said that in our time

We would reap from their legacy

We would learn from what they had seen, in our time

And they told us that in our days

We would know what was high on high

We would follow and not defy, in our time

Give us this day all that you showed me

The power and the glory, till my kingdom comes

Give me all the storybook told me

The faith and the glory, till my kingdom comes

Faithless in faith

We must behold the things we see

Give us this day all that you showed me

The power and the glory, till my kingdom comes

Give me all the storybook told me

The faith and the glory, till my kingdom comes

Give us this day all that you showed me

The power and the glory, till my kingdom comes

Give me all the storybook told me

The faith and the glory, till my kingdom comes

Give us this day all that you showed me

The power and the glory, till my kingdom comes

Give me all the storybook told me

The faith and the glory, till my kingdom comes

Give us this day all that you showed me

The power and the glory, till my kingdom comes

Give me all the storybook told me

The faith and the glory, till my kingdom comes

VISIONS IN BLUE

Face in the window in the night

Caught for a second by the light

Ashes of memories still aglow

Only for you

Portraits and pictures you once saw

Visions in blue

Read while the letters still remain

Sip from the wine of youth again

Oaths made in silence still return

Only for you

Cast like a shroud you’re clutching on

Visions in blue

Catch aimless smiles from passers by

Blistered and broken in reply

Breath seems to mist the hazy view

Only for you

Tears coat your lifeless eyes with dew

Visions in blue

Visions in blue

Ashes of memories still aglow

Portraits and pictures you once saw

Ashes of memories still aglow

Portraits and pictures you once saw

Ashes of memories still aglow

Portraits and pictures you once saw

Face in the window in the night

Caught for a second by the light

Ashes of memories still aglow

Only for you

Portraits and pictures you once saw

Visions in blue

WHEN THE SCREAM SUBSIDES

And we talk (and we talk)

Just the two of us

All the time (all the time)

Nothing serious

We pretend (we pretend)

Time is on our side

Till the end (till the end)

When the scream subsides

Yes we had it all, had the key gripped in our hands

We could see the fall as a martyr understands

When the chorus calls there’s no room for hope inside

Lose it all when the scream subsides

And we talk (and we talk)

Just the two of us

All the time (all the time)

Nothing serious

We pretend (we pretend)

Time is on our side

Till the end (till the end)

When the scream subsides

Yes we took the role of the lovers and the friends

And we played the parts till the words came to an end

But the tongues were tied in the passion and the pride

Waste it all when the scream subsides

And we talk

All the time

We pretend

Till the end

And we talk (and we talk)

Oh, just the two of us

All the time (all the time)

Nothing serious

We pretend (we pretend)

Time was on our side

Till the end (till the end)

When the scream subsides

And we talk (and we talk)

Just the two of us

All the time (all the time)

Nothing serious

We pretend (we pretend)

Time was on our side

Till the end (till the end)

Till the scream subsides

WE CAME TO DANCE

We came to dance

Making moves from a passion play

The ties that bind us just slip away

We came to dance

The piper calls out a different rhyme

He cracks the whip and we step in time

Standing as the parade goes passing by

I hear a voice around me cry

Like the sound of distant drums

Rejected and alone

A heart without a home

And someone said

We came to dance

Making moves from a passion play

The ties that bind us just slip away

We came to dance

The piper calls out a different rhyme

He cracks the whip and we step in time

We came to dance

Waiting as the panic grips my hand

Hearing prose from high command

Like a million times before

No dignity or grace

It’s the prize and not the race

And someone said

We came to dance

Making moves from a passion play

The ties that bind us just slip away

We came to dance

The piper calls out a different rhyme

He cracks the whip and we step in time

We came to dance

We came to dance

Making moves from a passion play

The ties that bind us just slip away

“Take what you can”, they said

“Take it while you may.

But keep in mind the penalty fits the crime

And it deals no softened blow”.

We came to dance

Making moves from a passion play

The ties that bind us just slip away

We came to dance

The piper calls out a different rhyme

He cracks a whip and we step in time

We came to dance

Making moves from a passion play

The ties that bind us just slip away

We came to dance

The piper calls out a different rhyme

He cracks a whip and we step in time

We came to dance

Making moves from a passion play

The ties that bind us just slip away

We came to dance

The piper calls out a different rhyme

He cracks a whip and we step in time

CUT AND RUN

See the man on the phone with a gun in his hand

Sipping courage from a crystal cup

He’s a man in a room with a gun at his head

Pressure’s on him now it’s time to cut and run

Time passing so slowly

Still as he sits and he watches

The sand slip through his hands

He demands something more

Something strong

Something savage and pure

One more twist of the knife

And it’s time to cut and run

See the man on the phone with a gun in his hand

Sipping courage from a crystal cup

He’s a man in a room with a gun at his head

Pressure’s on him now it’s time to cut and run

He smiles

As he draws on his last cigarette

And he tries to forget all that forces every move

He commands something new

Something strong

Something spiteful and true

One more twist of the knife

And it’s time to cut and run

He cries on his tape

So they might understand

Signs his farewell

With a squeeze of his hand

See the man on the phone with a gun in his hand

Sipping courage from a crystal cup

He’s a man in a room with a gun at his head

Pressure’s on him now it’s time to cut and run

See the man on the phone with a gun in his hand

Sipping courage from a crystal cup

He’s a man in a room with a gun at his head

Pressure’s on him now it’s time to cut and run

See the man on the phone with a gun in his hand

Sipping courage from a crystal cup

He’s a man in a room with a gun at his head

Pressure’s on him now it’s time to cut and run

See the man on the phone with a gun in his hand

Sipping courage from a crystal cup

He’s a man in a room with a gun at his head

Pressure’s on him now it’s time to cut and run

THE SONG (WE GO)

Welcome to...

Welcome to...

Welcome to the song

Feel the words of the syncopated rhythms

Welcome to the song

And when it calls you, time to move on

We go!

Welcome to...

Welcome to...

Welcome to the song

Feel the strength of a hundred thousand heartbeats

Cry welcome to the song

And as it lifts you, time to move on

We go!

Welcome to...

Welcome to...

Welcome to the song

Caught from the inside

Time to move on

We go!

We go!

BREAK YOUR BACK

I was feeling altogether

Scrambled

No car will run with it

Oh blessed heaven

Hello?

Wouldn’t mind trading places with you for sure

Break your break your break your back

Huh, people live here?

Break break break break break break break your back

What do you have to do to drive this thing?

Break break break break break break break your back

Break break break break break break break your back

Break your back

Break your back

Break your back


LAMENT

WHITE CHINA

When pale turns to pink

With a soft unnerving ease

And all you’ve built around

May just tumble to the ground

Will you stand or fall?

With your future in another’s hands

Will you stand or fall?

When your life is not your own

When white turns to red

In the not too distant days

Will force and misery

Be the life you have to lead?

Will you stand or fall?

With your children in another’s world

Will you stand or fall?

When your town is not your own

White China

White China

When crimson takes a hold

The lights go down on all you’ve ever known

And all you’ll ever do

Is worked out for you

Will you stand or fall?

When the thoughts you have are not your own

Will you stand or fall?

Oh, when the freedom slips away

White China

White China

White China

White China

White China

White China

ONE SMALL DAY

If the stack is high against you

And the hammer’s coming down

And the time that’s yours lies heavy in your hands

Oh my sentimental friend

The fast must reach an end

One day

Lying face down on the cold stone

And they give their all to you

But their all is slipping through your hands

Oh my sentimental friend

Your time will come again

One day

One day where I didn’t die a thousand times

Where I could satisfy this life of mine

One small day

One day where every hour could be a joy to me

And live a life the way it’s meant to be

One small day

How many times has it turned against you?

How many times will they walk away?

How many times have you let depression win the fight?

Oh my sentimental friend

We’ll walk as one again

One day

One day where I didn’t die a thousand times

Where I could satisfy this life of mine

One small day

One day where every hour could be a joy to me

And live a life the way it’s meant to be

One small day

Walk away

Turn against you, walk away

Turn against you, walk away

How many times can they turn against you?

How many times can they walk away?

One day where I didn’t die a thousand times

Where I could satisfy this life of mine

One day where every hour could be a joy to me

And live a life the way it’s meant to be

One day where I wouldn’t feel my senses die

Where nothing made me hang my head and cry

One day where I could see myself as others can

Where I could feel the strength of love at hand

One day where I didn’t die a thousand times

Where I could satisfy this life of mine

One day where every hour could be a joy to me

And live a life the way it’s meant to be

One day

DANCING WITH TEARS IN MY EYES

Dancing with tears in my eyes

Weeping for the memory of a life gone by

Dancing with tears in my eyes

Living out a memory of a love that died

It’s five and I’m driving home again

It’s hard to believe that it’s my last time

The man on the wireless cries again

It’s over, it’s over

Dancing with tears in my eyes

Weeping for the memory of a life gone by

Dancing with tears in my eyes

Living out a memory of a love that died

It’s late and I’m with my love alone

We drink to forget the coming storm

We love to the sound of our favourite song

Over and over

Dancing with tears in my eyes

Weeping for the memory of a life gone by

Dancing with tears in my eyes

Living out a memory of a love that died

It’s time and we’re in each other’s arms

It’s time but I don’t think we really care

Dancing with tears in my eyes

Weeping for the memory of a life gone by

Dancing with tears in my eyes

Living out a memory of a love that died

Dancing with tears in my eyes

Weeping for the memory of a life gone by

Dancing with tears in my eyes

LAMENT

And just as my eyes start seeing

After all the pain

The twist in my life starts healing

Just to twist again

In stillness, in sorrow

Returns that softly sighing lament

Lament

And just as the smile’s returning

After all the pain

The fire inside stops burning

Just to burn again

In moments of madness

Returns that softly sighing lament

Lament

Oh, oh

Lament

Lament

Lament, oh oh

Lament, oh oh

Lament, oh oh

Lament, oh oh

Oh

MAN OF TWO WORLDS

Taking shelter by the standing stones

Miles from all that moves

Breathing solitude, seeking confidence, a gift to me

Feeling spirits never far removed

Passing over me

And I greet them with open arms

Hand fighting hand

As you turn to a man of two worlds

Taobh ri taobh, tha sinn mar aon de dha shaoghail

(Side by side, we are like a man from two worlds)

Làmh nam làimh, gabhadh aithne air linn a dh’fhalbh

(Hand in hand, getting to know a generation that’s gone)

Reading passages of ancient rhyme

Cut so deep, so old

Telling tales of travellers and mystery

Hearing spirits never far removed

Calling out aloud

When the time comes they’ll talk to me

Hand fighting hand

As you turn to a man of two worlds

Taobh ri taobh, tha sinn mar aon de dha shaoghail

(Side by side, we are like a man from two worlds)

‘S mo làmh nad làimh gabhadh aithne air na tìrean chéine

(My hand is in your hand as we get to know the foreign lands)

Hand fighting hand

As you turn to a man of two worlds

Feel the presence moving into me

Painting pictures with its words

Oh seeing places that I’ve never seen

Like a door thrown open on a life I’ve lived before

Taobh ri taobh

(Side by side)

Do làmh nam làimh

(Your hand in my hand)

Tha sinn mar aon

(We are like one man)

De dha shaoghail

(From two worlds)

Taobh ri taobh

(Side by side)

Do làmh nam làimh

(Your hand in my hand)

Tha sinn mar aon

(We are like one man)

De dha shaoghail

(From two worlds)

HEART OF THE COUNTRY

I was young and not deceived then

I believed in the heart of the country

How the words sound, how the truth lies

I was moved by the heart of the country

Oh, oh

Then I saw through

The charade, the facade

Now I’ve had it all

When they ask you, “Who deprives you?”

You reply, “Your heart of the country”

I am older, I am wiser

I despise the heart of the country

Oh, oh

Then I felt it

All the tears and the grief

I believed it all

Taking bad times by the handful

Do what you can for the heart of the country

They dish the dirt out, hard to swallow

Just to follow the heart of the country

Oh, oh

Heed the words

And learn the lines

I’ll be fine when I have it all

Heart of the country

Oh oh

Heart of the country

Oh oh

Heart of the country

WHEN THE TIME COMES

So you think it’s over

So you think that down’s

The only way out

A sad excuse for lovers

With your head held high

And your heart still full of doubt

It’s just like you to scorn

The only one who’ll mourn

The day he doesn’t love you

When the time comes I’ll cry

On the day that you cut the thread

When my heart tears I’ll cry

So you gave up giving

As you sit and smile

When the awkward silence falls

Deny the life you’re living

Just a fleeting love

That you only half recall

It’s just like you to make

A passion turn to hate

The day he doesn’t love you

When the time comes I’ll cry

On the day that you cut the thread

When my heart tears I’ll cry

Still we’re here together

Feeling helpless

As our heaven turns to hell

The taker and the giver

Washed in anger

When we think how far we fell

It’s just like you to take

The step that makes the break

The day he doesn’t love you, oh

When the time comes I’ll cry

When the time comes I’ll cry

When the time comes I’ll cry

When the time comes I’ll cry

Cry

Cry oh

Oh oh

A FRIEND I CALL DESIRE

Desire

Desire

Desire

Desire

You live for love, I long for it

You give for love, I take from it

This friend of mine, desire

This lover’s crime, desire

Emotion driving all the time

A burning need for things not mine

Desire

Desire

Desire

You need your love, I walk from it

You fight for love, I run from it

My enemy, desire

Caressing me, desire

The torch I carried burnt my hand

I can’t control what I can’t stand

Desire

Desire

Desire

You live for love, I lie for it

You give for love, I shy from it

And the pain, and the lust, and the want

And the hurt, and the lies, and the fear

And the urge, and the feel, and the touch

And it’s all

A friend I call desire

You live for love, I lie for it

You give for love, I shy from it

And the pain, and the lies

And the touch, and it’s all

A friend I call desire

Oh

BUILDING

One last smile

As we turn away in wrong directions

Feeling the kick

From a multitude of cooled reflections, oh

Building on my life alone

One last look

As we turn our backs on deeper feelings

This new release

And think ahead to all who’ll see

Made building on my life alone

Oh oh oh oh

Building on my life alone

Oh oh

LOVE`S GREAT ADVENTURE

Standing on my own

It didn't mean that much to me

I thought I had it all

I didn't see the mystery

I stood the test of time

And took the step to find

Love's great adventure

I spoke a million words

They didn't mean that much to me

They rang around my head

Like empty tuneless harmonies

Love's great adventure's mine

Lying side by side

It didn't mean that much to me

But starting to enjoy

The poetry and symphonies

I took it in my stride

And hailed the day I tried

Love's great adventure

A fool who couldn't see

It didn't mean that much to me

I couldn't understand

That's how the game is meant to be

Love's great adventure's mine

The great adventure

Love's great adventure

Love's great adventure

Standing on my own

It didn't mean that much to me

I thought I had it all

I didn't see the mystery

I stood the test of time

I took the step to find

Love's great adventure's mine


U-VOX

SAME OLD STORY

(Telling me the same old story)

When the storm grows

I find your face behind your helpless hands

When the cracks show

In your mirrored, mirrored eyes

When the words come out

So splintered and predictable again

Then I find you

(Telling me the same old story)

Stories of love

Stories and lies

Stories of love

The same old story

(Telling me the same old story)

When the day goes

I can hear you crying out behind your paper smile

And the light that shines

Won't give you strength to talk to me at all

And the sound I hear

Is not the sound I want to hear from you

'Cause you're always

(Telling me the same old story)

Stories of love

Stories and lies

Stories of love

The same old story...

SWEET SURRENDER

Sweet sweet

Sweet surrender

Sweet sweet

Sweet surrender

Sweet sweet

Sweet surrender

Sweet sweet

Sweet surrender

Searching the institution

Chasing the grand illusion all the way

Away

Turn every stone to find it

Filling my empty mind, it falls away

Away

Beats on my devotions like a hammer hits a nail

With your sweet surrender

Fill up my emotions like a wind fills out a sail

With your sweet surrender

Beats on my devotions like a hammer hits a nail

With your sweet surrender

Fill up my emotions like a wind fills out a sail

With your sweet surrender

Finding the key to open

A heart that was never broken with a smile

A smile

Look for whoever sold me

On a feeling nobody told me could be wild

So wild

Sweet sweet

Sweet surrender

Sweet sweet

Sweet surrender

Sweet sweet

Sweet surrender

Sweet sweet

Sweet surrender

Beats on my devotions like a hammer hits a nail

With your sweet surrender

Fill up my emotions like a wind fills out a sail

With your sweet surrender...

DREAM ON

Hold my breath and pray for something better

Close my eyes and wish for something better

Much better

Dream on

Dream on

I saw a day when there was no fight to fight

Dream on

Dream on

Nothing more, no hurting for no reason

What reason?

Dream on

Dream on

I heard a world laugh together for a while

Dream on

Dream on

I saw the strength and the love behind the smiles

Dream on

Dream on

Something good for everyone to share

To care

Dream on

Dream on...

THE PRIZE

The prize is worth the working for

The prize is worth the waiting for

Waiting for years in the dirt and the tears is no compromise

Stand up and fight for the right to be someone in others' eyes

The popular sin of us all giving in won't reveal the prize

The prize is worth the working for

The prize is worth the waiting for

Running up hills and the battle of wills used to wear you down

The pressures of life used to cut like a knife at this humble clown

The taunts and the jokes of the carnival chokes on your fearful cries

The popular sin of us all giving in won't reveal the prize

The prize is worth the working for

The prize is worth the waiting for

You were the proud believer

Oh don't you want that pride again?

The prize

The prize is worth the working for

ALL FALL DOWN

When I was a boy there's a dream that I had

That a war if it's fought was for good against bad

And I woke up to find that the world had gone mad

And we'd all fall down

And I feel like a child again sitting observing

You're toying with power, your fingers are burning

You're pushing so hard that the worms won't be turning

We'll all fall down

While you try to pretend you're a god upon high

With your party ideals and your squeaky clean lies

When it comes to the crunch you're not smarter than I

And we'll all fall down

If it's colour or creed or your old time religion

Well fighting for that shows a pure lack of vision

The fight that we strive is the fight to survive

And we'll all fall down

Well look in the mirror and what do you see

An American, Russian, a soldier or me

When you've all pressed the buttons just where will you be

When we all fall down

It gets harder to see just what future's in store for us

Hard to see through all the wool you pull over us

Words that you give are just words to console us

We'll all fall down

And what will you do when you've pulled the release

When the sound of the thunder has drowned out the pleas

Cos after all that was your idea of peace

When we all fall down

No sun for a world that once stood so tall

No wind's going to blow and no rain's going to fall

No flowers for graves, in fact no graves at all

When we all fall down

TIME TO KILL

Sitting on a train going round, round, get around

Looking at the same old places

Going up, down, to and fro, leave it all behind

It's a really good time

It's a really good waste of

Time for the taking

Turn it into something more than just

Time to kill

Driving down the road in a flip top motor car

Smiling at my strange reflection

Thinking buy one, have one, anyway you want one

It's a really bad time

It's a really bad waste of

Time for the taking

Turn it into something more than just

Time to kill

Watch those minutes turn to hours

Watch those hours turn to days

Watch those days turn into years

Time to kill

Talking with my friend on a seaside promenade

Whispering old conversations

Going chit chat, fancy that, going on for hours

It's a really good time

It's a really bad waste of

Time for the taking

Turn it into something more than just

Time to kill

MOON MADNESS

One more day in a vacuum drags me down

One bright thought in a black room drags me down, down, down

One more head hits a wall and it drags me down

Two of us tired of it all and it drags me down

Picture us on a snow white charger

Picture us in a secret hideaway

Picture us with a million dollars

Moon madness again

One more life at a dead stop drags me down

Like a cat in a cage in a big top drags me down, down, down

Like strangers who nod on a station drag me down

Run dry on our conversations, drags me down

Picture us on a wild adventure

Picture us as we sail around the world

Picture us with some happy moments

Moon madness again

One more day in a vacuum drags me down

One bright thought in a black room drags me down, down, down

One more head hits a wall and it drags me down

Two of us tired of it all and it drags me down, down, down

One more life at a dead stop drags me down

Like a cat in a cage in a big top drags me down, down, down

Strangers who nod on a station drag me down...

FOLLOW YOUR HEART

Follow, follow

Follow, follow your heart

There must be something to rely on

Follow your own way

Follow, follow

Follow, follow your heart

There must be someone to depend on

Follow your own way

We were the listeners, we were believers

Of a thousand lies

(Follow your heart)

And it gave us what we have today

We heard the preachings, we heard the gospel

Tried to turn the tides

(Follow your heart)

Oh, as it washes our hopes away

Follow, follow

Follow, follow your heart

There must be something to rely on

Follow your own way

Follow, follow

Follow, follow your heart

There must be someone to depend on

Follow your own way

Don't ask the questions, follow the leader

Just like a good boy will

(Follow your heart)

And I wonder what's in store for me

Don't need the prophets, don't need the seer

Don't need the overkill

(Follow your heart)

Oh and I wonder what could be

Follow, follow

Follow, follow your heart

There must be something to rely on

Follow your own way

Follow, follow

Follow, follow your heart

There must be someone to depend on

Follow your own way...

ALL IN ONE DAY

Strange how the change came

All in a day

Counting down and counting down

And waiting for the minute

We could touch a world

Where every heart had love to offer

Heart-felt passion

Building around

Feel the love

Feel the love

Sharing the strain

From where apathy reigns

For a dying world

All in one day

All in one day

When the hands reached out across an ocean

Everywhere

All in one day

All in one day

When the people came and stood together

Everywhere

All in one day

All in one day

When the hands reached out across an ocean

Everywhere

DREAMS?

First of all, do you all dream?

Yes we do

The difference between our systems is that

Some of us remember our dreams better than others

Do you all dream, every night?

Yes we do

It's part of, a regular part of our sleep

Yes it is

Does it affect the quality of our sleep?

Only if we wake up from the dreams

And we find our dreams disturbing...

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