Lyrics



Another Day Over

Another day over
Another day done
Another day closer
To the setting of the sun
I seem to live my life
Playing out old familiar scenes
And just clinging to the wreckage of my dreams

Another day wasted
Another day spent
Another day frittered away
And I don’t know where it went
I think I live my life
Just existing, so it seems
And just clinging to the wreckage of my dreams.

One day
When I’m old and grey
Autumn leaves blowing past my door
Will I wonder
Where it slipped away
And what I stood for?

Another day over
Another day gone
Another day passed away
And I don’t know what I've done
I seem to live my life
Following old familiar themes
And just clinging to the wreckage of my dreams

Are You With Me?

Are you with me or without me?
Let me know or let me go
Are you for me or against me?
Take my side or take a ride 

And I feel there are times I could almost touch the sky
Hold the sun and the moon as the clouds go floating by
I could bathe in the rain and build a house of snow
Do all of these things if you’d only let me know 

Are you grateful or resentful?
I wouldn’t know it doesn’t show
Are you playful or simply hateful
Let me guess since you won’t say yes 

And I feel there are times I could drink an ocean dry
See the whole of the things in the world with just one eye
I could win a war on my own, be a king or run for state
Do all of these things if you’d only put me straight 

Are you arriving or departing?
Can’t rightly say, least not today
Am I waving or merely drowning?
Let’s ask the waves, see what they say 

And I feel there are times I could almost touch the sky
Hold the sun and the moon as the clouds go floating by
I could bathe in the rain and build a house of snow
Do all of these things if you'd only let me know

Ass

Come on come on
Come on come on
Come on come on
Come on come on 

I’ve seen you hanging around
I said I want a piece of that
I’ve seen you hanging around
I want a piece of your ass

Beautiful To Behold 

I don’t care what you’ve got
Give it all to me
It may not be a lot
But what you have, I surely need

Now
Now
I need it now 

I don’t care what you have
Give it all to me
Every thing you have
Is every thing I need 

Now
Now
I need it now 

Now I’m getting older
And the world is on my shoulder
And it’s weighing me down like a stone
But, when I was younger
I seemed to be much stronger
I was beautiful to behold! 

I don’t care what you’ve got
Give it all to me
It may not be a lot
But what you have, I surely need

Confusion 

Blue, green, purples obscene
People around
Don't give a damn about you
Out late, the driver can wait
I'll make that date
But don't think that I'll wait for you 

See me when I'm alone
A person waiting for a voice on the phone
Look at me wanting to talk
Don't leave me in this state of confusion 

Black, white, day or night
Left or right, I don't know what I might do
Touch wood I would if I could
It's all clear as mud
And I don't know what I should do 

See me when I'm alone
All I've done I've done on my own
Look at me don't know what to do
My head's full of nothing and I'm in a state of confusion

Division Street  

Night fires on the edge of town
Missiles flying
Carnage all around

No way out for the pacifists
They’ve been replaced
By the anarchists

It's closing time for old elite
This power battle is complete
The game’s not fair when the others cheat

There’s no retreat
On Division Street
Division Street

It’s last orders for the nine to fives
Nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide

In the city you can hear the screams
In the ruins
Lie their broken dreams

It’s closing time for old elite
This power battle is complete
The game’s not fair when the others cheat

There’s no retreat
On Division Street
Division Street

Trouble brewing here for thirty years
My father told me
It would end in tears

Oil and water will never blend
Broken bridges
Will never mend

It’s closing time for old elite
This power battle is complete
The game’s not fair when the others cheat

There’s no retreat
On Division Street
Division Street
Division Street

Endless Flight

I called you on the ‘phone
But you were not at home
So I can’t say
What I need to say to you 

I kiss my fingertips
And pretend they are your lips
Deep inside
I say goodbye to you 

Tonight, tonight
I won’t be by your side
Tonight, I fly my endless flight 

My voice on this machine
Measures who I’ve been
I don’t believe
But please will you pray for me 

This arrow in the sky
Is a piercing to his side
This burning spire
Is a funeral pyre for me 

Tonight, tonight
I won’t be by your side
Tonight, I fly my endless flight
My endless flight


Empty Glass 

It's just a matter of an empty glass
The drink is spilled; I drank a drop
I could have stopped it but I let it pass
And now it clouds the table top
It's just a matter of an act of peace
There's always times when we need release
If I apologised for your mistake
Would you keep our love awake 

It's just a matter of an empty song
I sang it loud but no one heard
You only noticed when I sang it wrong
You pulled me up for every word
It's just a matter of an act of faith
Instead my singing is a total waste
If I could tell you where the secret lies
Could you look me in the eyes?

 It's just a  matter of an empty life
You could have filled it but you let it go
And now the chance to fill it up has gone
Just what was waiting you will never know
It's just a a matter of an act of love
It could have helped to take our lives above
This mundane struggle of the daily grind

But after all, you're not my kind

Falling Man

 
History is made
In this autumnal sky
Fear tattoos the brave
When love and hate collide

I choose to claim my fate
It isn’t yours to make
I am not yours to take
I am not yours to break

I steal it from your hands
Your wretched, worthless hands
You’ll never understand
I am the falling man

There is no time to grieve
Just one last chance to breathe
The time has come to die
Martyrs in the sky

God looked the other way
On this September day
I slipped right through His hands
I slipped and fell away

I am the falling man

But you don’t believe me
You don’t believe me
You don’t believe a thing I say

And why can’t you see me?
Then you’d believe me?
Why do you look then look away?

An ordinary day
An ordinary life
Ten seconds in your eyes
Martyred in the sky

Look away…


Feeding The Fire

I’m walking  in circles
Don’t know where to go
Keep look behind me
But there’s nobody there I know
You tell me you don’t understand
You don’t seem to care
Time was when you would hold my hand
Now you hate me to be there

Don’t know where I’m going
Don’t know where I’ve been
One  more contradiction
In this never changing scene
You tell me you don’t understand
You don’t even care
Time was when you would hold my hand
Now you’ve gone without a care

You’ve been feeding the fire
That's burning in my soul
As the flames get higher
The heat gonna take its toll
You’ve been feeding the fire
What was right is now so wrong
Don’t look back with anger
Just come back where you belong

Forgotten story
In a  long lost book
You’ve took the glory
I run out of out of luck
You tell me you don’t understand
You don’t even care
Time was when you would hold my hand
Now I’m lost without a prayer

You’ve been feeding this fire
These flames now cloud the sky
You’ve been feeding this fire
Now its too late to say goodbye
You’ve been feeding the fire
What was right is now so wrong
Don’t look back with anger
Just come back where you belong

Feeding  the fire
That’s is burning in my soul
Feeding  the fire
This heat gonna take its toll
Feeding  the fire
That’s is burning in my soul
Feeding  the fire
This heat gonna take its toll


Felt Like A Lifetime

It’s a misty summer’s dawn
And she wakes me with a kiss
Through doily curtain lace
The sun shines on my face 

As I stand beside the window
To breathe the morning air
I feel her move beside me
We are gazing out to sea 

It only lasted days
But it felt like a lifetime to me 

We were two lonely people walking
The deserted morning beach
And we watched two seagulls soar
High above the ocean roar 

It only lasted days
But it felt like a lifetime to me

Filled With Fear

There’s a smiling face in the morning
Full of tension and full of fear
Then I close my eyes and I’m falling
I turn around, there’s nobody there
Then the darkness descends on me
And thunder is the only sound I hear
When I see that white light ahead of me
I feel the storm clouds getting near 

I’m filled with fear

I’m running through a forest
Being chased by the light
I’m smothered by the darkness
I’m strangled by the night
I fall then I stumble
I cry out in pain
The devil’s in this nightmare
And the moonlight’s his flame 

When the darkness descends on me
And thunder is the only sound I hear
When I see that white light ahead of me
I feel the storm clouds getting near 

I’m filled with fear

I’ve got to come to my senses
I’ve got to get out off this place
Get away from those evil voices
That are messing up my, messing up my space 

As my eyes burn bright in the morning
I look around, it’s all been a dream
Then it all turns black and I’m falling
I’m going back to where I’ve just been 

Then the darkness descends on me
And thunder is the only sound I hear
When I see that white light ahead of me
I feel the storm clouds getting near 

I’m filled with fear

There’s a smiling face in the morning
Full of tension and full of fear
There’s a fear that grips me without warning
I turn around, there’s nobody there

God Help Me
 

Moonlight on the windowpane
Moonlight on the pillowcase
Moonlight on the morning rain
Moonlight on your sleeping face 

You knew that I had to leave you
You knew I’d lost my way
I’ll go where the money takes me
I’ve sold my soul
God help me! 

Daylight on my morning coffee
Daylight on your sleepy head
Daylight on the windscreen-wiper
Daylight on the road ahead 

You knew that I had to leave you
You knew I’d lost my way
I’ll go where the money takes me
I’ve sold my soul
God help me!

Moonlight on the empty bottle
Moonlight on the cheap hotel
Moonlight on my empty lifestyle
Moonlight on this living hell 

You knew that I had to leave you
You knew I’d lost my way
I’ll go where the money takes me
I’ve sold my soul
God help me!

Going Going Gone
 

You were walking down the street when I saw you
With a flower in your hair like you just didn’t care
I had it in my mind I might bore you
'cos I’m easily scared and I was going nowhere
 

Now I’m going going going gone
And I’m singing singing singing this song 

Every time a girl walks by my door
I’m walking up the wall and I’m scared I might fall
My confidence is waning, my feet are sore
I’m sure you’ve got it all, will you listen to my call?

And I’m going going going gone
And I’m singing singing singing my song 

So let me put it this way before it gets far too late
Are you going to help me solve this mystery or am I going to have to wait?
Are you gonna just keep on walking and disappear before my eyes?
Or are we gonna do some talking, say hello before we say our goodbyes?

And I’m going going going gone

And I’m singing singing singing my song

Hints of Spring

It’s a cold October morning
And the fields outside are barren
But the sunlight cascading through curtain lace
Hints at the spring

The town outside is sleeping
The streets are swept by rain
But the sunlight is sneaking through rain clouds
And hints at the spring

And I’ll get back in touch with you just as soon as I get there
Yes I’ll get back in touch with you just as soon as I can

The autumn will bring round the wind
And will bring round the rain
And the winter the snow
Before I will see you once again
In the spring

The endless sky is angry
The road winds out of town
And the birds flock together in trees
Singing songs of the spring

And I’ll get back in touch with you just as soon as I get there
Yes I’ll get back in touch with you just as soon as I can

The autumn will bring round the wind
And will bring round the rain
And the winter the snow
Before I will see you once again
In the spring

Hotel List

How did I know that you were in this town?
Well it's because I chased you all around
You thought that you'd gone safely underground
And though the register was upside down
I booked myself a lovely room with a view
I took the suite that is right next door to you 

I hold my ear against the flimsy wall
And through the boards I feel your faint footfall
And so to work, there'll be no noise at all
No one will hear you should you care to call
It was no trouble getting into yours
I stole the key for the adjoining doors 

You'll not be sleeping very well tonight
For just as soon as you turn off your light
I'm going to set your pretty room alight
And what they find won't be a pretty sight
With just a flick of my nimble wrist
I found your surname on the hotel list

I feel excited at the very thought
That there's no way I will ever be caught
And when I've used up all this fuel I've brought
The chambermaid she will be so distraught
And so I erased you from the hotel list
And so I'm sorry but you'll never be missed

I Can Never Find Peace 

There is no truth
There’s only lies
Where you have faith I just despise
This endless need
To justify
The evil way man lives his life
And I can never find peace 

The days go by
An endless stream
Of anguished cries and broken dreams and
Where are you?
Why can’t you see?
And why have you forsaken me?
And I can never find peace. 

In southern fields
A blazing cross
Condemns the souls of all the fools who think their God
Applauds their hate
And think his world
Is theirs to take
And I can never find peace

I Fell So Hard

When I wake up mornings
I think of anything
Apart from that night
And that cotton dress
That you wore so brazenly
low cut and skin tight
 

I fell so hard for you
I fell so hard for you
And you know it, too 

Your hair untidy
It tumbled loosely
To frame your sensual eyes
You danced to please me
To shock and tease me
To control and tantalise  

I fell so hard for you
I fell so hard for you
And you know it, too

When I wake up mornings
I think of anything
Apart from you
But you’re in my head
And you drive me crazy
I don’t know what I can do 

I fell so hard for you
I fell so hard for you
And you know it, too

I Should Know
 

As I wake up in the morning
And feel the sun upon my eyes
I really ought to think about this evening
But I don't believe I even want to try
I drink a coffee; read the paper
Focus on the things we did and said
I seem to think I didn't get it right dear
I obviously never used my head 

And I'm told there's something about you I should know
It's in bold but clearly I can't see
Yes I'm told there's something about you I should know
But I don't really even try
And this thing to me is a total mystery 

So here I am again and it's the evening
Really still not sure of my
defence
There we were forever in our lifetime
And now no longer in the present tense 

And I'm told there's something about you I should know
It's in bold but clearly I can't see
Yes I'm told there's something about you I should know
But I don't really even try
And this thing to me is a total mystery 

I think I must accept this situation
Finally grasp the nettle and give in
I am the way I am and I can't help it
Anyone would think it was a sin 

And I'm told there's something about you I should know
It's in bold but clearly I can't see
Yes I'm told there's something about you I should know
But I don't really even try
And I will always make you cry
And I could lay right down and die
And this thing to me is a total mystery

I’m Going Home

Looking at these strangers
With nothing in their faces
They all look the same
Their eyes are looking through me
Like I just crawled from the gutter
It’s driving me insane 

I don’t know what lies ahead of me
But I’m not where I want to be
There’s no place to turn
I’ve been thinking of the ways
And counting down the days
Till I can return 

I don’t want to stay
I’m going to find my way Home  

These streets are cold and dirty
These walls are closing in on me
I've never felt so low
But in my mind I’m escaping
I know the road I’m taking
This time, this time, this time, this time I’ll go 

I don’t want to stay
I’m going to find my way
Home, I’m tired of these changes
Home, I’m sick of all these strangers
I don’t care what they say
I’m going to find my own way home 

All this time I was roaming
Looking for something
That wasn’t far away
Now It's time for turning
I’ve done my soul searching
Now I’m on, now I’m on, now I’m on, now I’m on my way 

I don’t want to stay
I’m going to find my way home 

The grass is greener
Some people say
But I've been there
I don’t want to stay
I'm going back to where
Those memories play
I’m going Home 

Home, I’m tired of these changes
Home, I’m sick of all these strangers
I don’t care what they say
I’m going to find my own way home
I’m going to find my way home
Home, home, home, home 

The grass is greener, so people say
I'm going home
But I've been there, I don’t want to stay
I'm going home
The grass is greener, so people say
I'm going home
But I've been there, I don’t want to  stay

Just Because You Believe 

What gives you the right to be wrong
And so misguided?
I think you’ve seen the light for too long
It left you blinded 

The carnage that you leave
Is there for those with eyes to see
 

And I don’t want to die
Just because
You believe 

You think that the cause that you serve
Makes you a martyr
Well we all get the God that we deserve
And yours is broken-hearted 

The carnage that you leave
Is there for those with eyes to see 

And I don’t want to die
Just because
You believe

Just Wait And See
 

There's a hole in the wall
It's the entrance to a story never told
It's where people like you
Always end up no matter what you do
It's like a walk in the park
When it's raining
Where the people pas you by
They won't even look you in the eye 

You might think you're all alone
When you're out there on your own
But they're always watching you
You can never be free 

They take your time and they take your soul
They take your mind and they take control
They take your money and they take your friends
They're gonna take you in the end 

Just wait and see 

Do you remember a time
When you were younger and you didn't know your fate
You were happy and sad
With a hunger, and you didn't mind the wait
But your freedom has gone
Flown away now
And you're caught in a spinning wheel
And you can't tell a soul just how you feel 

Every day is the same old day
Right now you know no other way
But maybe soon it will come to pass
You can find a way to be free 

Regain your heart and regain your soul
Open your mind to another role
Make some money and find new friends
You're gonna beat in in the end 

Just wait and see

Kippers For Tea

I’ll come over on Friday
And we’ll have kippers for tea
We can talk of the old times
Or watch a little TV 

But it’s funny how people change
And we knew it could never stay the same 

And I’ll come round on Wednesday
But I mustn't stay late
And I’ll remember the photos
And we can have a debate

Seasons come and seasons change
People come and people pass away 

I will remember you, yes I always will
But everything changes
I will rejoice in you, yes I always will
But everything changes 

I measure who I am by you

When I was young you were all things
And you’re still all things to me
It was a pleasure to know you
An inspiration for me 

Time will pass and things must change
But I know that I’ll see you again

I’ll see you again

Kiss You While You’re Sleeping

In the morning I must leave
I’ll leave this place behind me
My darling please don’t grieve
You’ll be better off without me 

I'm guilty of a crime
I took what wasn’t mine
So I’ll kiss you while you're sleeping
And then I’ll turn to go
I’ll kiss you while you’re sleeping
And you need never know 

I can’t bear to say goodbye
But I know you won’t forgive me
I cannot live this lie
So I’ll take my secret with me 

I'm guilty of a crime
This time I crossed the line
So I’ll kiss you while you’re sleeping
And then I’ll turn to go
I’ll kiss you while you’re sleeping
And you need never know 

You must reap what you sow
I deserve this I know
So I’ll steal a kiss while you’re sleeping
And then I‘ll turn to go
One last kiss while you are sleeping
And you need never know

Louise

Louise
I don’t know what’s gone wrong
I only know I fear what’s to come Louise
Oh Louise 

Louise
Our moment slipped away
The talking is all done and we’ve both had our say
Oh Louise 

I know what we have to do
I’ve been down this road before 

Louise
I just can’t work it out
It seems the time and space we made … it just ran out
Oh Louise 

I know what we have to do
I’ve been down this road before

Miss You So

I miss you so
In the mornings
I miss the warmth
Of your smile 

I tell myself you’re only sleeping
I fool myself and I miss you so 

I miss you so
In the daytime
I miss the laughter
In your eyes 

I tell myself you’re only sleeping
I fool myself and I miss you so 

I miss you so
In the evening
I miss the love
In your touch I tell myself you’re only sleeping
I fool myself and I miss you so

Monkey Dance
 

The monkeys had a great night out
They sure knew how to twist and shout
Singing songs New York New York
My Delilah and all that talk 

A big hotel on the edge of town
Sure knew how to shake it down
Table singing a Cappella
My you’re such a sexy feller 

Please tell me that I’m dreaming
Before I start to choke
‘cos like the barman and the waiter
I will have to catch you later
I’m not sharing in that joke 

The tin-pot generals held their final dance
Didn’t leave a thing to chance
Matching suits with casual collars
Sure to land them in the dollars 

Is it true you booked a bed?
You were seen with XYZ
Far too drunk to cause disgrace?
Seen lip to lip and brace to brace 

Take partners for the dance now
And join the bump and grind
The monkey having all the fun
He is the one who thinks the sun
Shines right out of his fat behind


Move On
 

So you think you’ve had it bad
Like you’re the only one who’s sad
You say you’ve had it tough
You claim you’ve had enough 

Well, everyone’s the same
Working through their pain
Day by day by day by day
But we all move on now
Move on
Move on now 

Well I’ve been watching you
I’ve analysed your every move
And it’s really clear to see
That you’re not that unique 

‘cos, everyone’s the same
Working through their pain
Day by day by day by day
But we all move on now
Move on,
Move on now 

And everyone’s the same
Working through their pain
Day by day by day by day
But we all move on now
Move on,
Move on now
Move on,
Move on now 

And everyone’s the same
Working through their pain
Day by day by day by day
But we all move on now
Move on,
Move on now
Move on,
Move on

No Compromise

Been sitting here just watching time
The bottle’s empty now I'm drowning in my wine
The picture’s hazy gets clearer in my head
I saw you last night in a different light
I can’t believe those things you said

The conversations, going round and round
Too late to communicate no sight or sound
How can I find the truth in all those lies?
It’s to late for me to compromise

No compromise

I went to Rome, I went to the Vatican
The place was packed with fat Americans
It didn't matter I never read the sign
I didn't know that I had run right out of time

The conversations, going round and round
Too late to communicate no sight or sound
How can I find the truth in all those lies
Its to late there’ll be no compromise

No compromise

It’s not in the knowing
It’s not what you are
It’s not without reason
It’s not near or far
It’s not in the morning
It’s not out at night
It’s not in this vision
It’s not wrong or right 

The conversations, going round and round
Top late to communicate, no sight or sound
How can I find the truth in all those lies?
It’s to late for me to compromise     

No compromise

No One Can Reach Me

I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
I only hope that I can make it through 

I don’t know what I’m supposed to say
I don’t know what I’m supposed to say
I only hope that I can find my way

No one can reach me, now
No one can reach me, now
No one can reach me when I’m going down 

I don’t know where I’m supposed to be
I don’t know where I’m supposed to be
I only hope that you can rescue me 

No one can reach me, now
No one can reach me, now
No one can reach me when I’m going down
Nothing

Nothing I can say or I can do
Is gonna stop me now from losing you
No word or phrase that I can
conjure up
Is gonna stop you now from giving up 

And I know
And I guess you do too
That I’m wasting my time
And I’m losing you 

Nothing I can say or do
Is gonna stop me losing you
Nothing I can do or say
Is gonna change a thing today 

It’s too hard for you to understand
And it’s too much for me to demand
I guess we talked and talked and talked it out
I guess we left each other in no doubt 

And I know
And I guess you do too
That I’m wasting my time
And I’m losing you 

Nothing I can say or do
Is gonna stop me losing you
Nothing I can do or say
Is gonna change a thing today

Ordinary Day
 

Looking from my precipice at the start and end of history
I stare at all the people who scurry by in front of me
No one has a care or sees the way of their own destiny
But still they trot along
Not knowing right or wrong
And no one sees the signs
To save us all in time 

I’ve watched you spinning round the sun
You never understood
I knew you never would
Time has reached its final hour
It’s just an ordinary day
And you let it slip away 

Watching from my vantage point past endless worlds of mystery
I focus on a distant star, irrelevant in infinity
And peering down through heavy clouds, the pavement scene below I see
And still they carry on
Not knowing what they’ve done
No one saw the signs
No one knew the time 

I’ve watched you spinning round the sun
You never understood
I knew you never would
Time has reached its final hour
It’s just an ordinary day
And you let it slip away 

Early morning sun goes up, the final dawn and no on cares

Just a slight commotion, scant awareness, minor stares
The day-to-day routine’s the same, dad gets on his morning train
The children sing a song
The teacher sings along
The forecast for today is fine
But no-one’s seen the time 

I’ve watched you spinning round the sun
You never understood
I knew you never would
Time has reached its final hour
It’s just an ordinary day
And you let it slip away

Playing With The Wrong Heartstrings
 

So you broke your word and told me lies
Saw my tears and heard my sighs
Desperation had led me astray
My life was empty and I had no disguise
Danger danger, don't do to waste my time
Finish your meal and down my fine wine 

You're playing with the wrong heartstrings
You're ruining the song when I played my best for you
You're playing with the wrong
heartstrings
So out of tune 

This is no delusion, not a grain of doubt
I thought we were made until the candle burned out
But the sparkle and glitter surrounding us both
Was merely some icing on a comedy show
Changes changes, away from cloudy skies
Close the door and put the lid on the lies

You're playing with the wrong heartstrings
You're ruining the song when I played my best for you
You're playing with the wrong
heartstrings
So out of tune 

I will run the gauntlet of a thousand blows
And keep any secret wherever I go
And now that it's over and you've gone your own way
Instead of tomorrow I can live for today
Stranger stranger, look me in the eyes
Off you go and keep your new found prize   

You're playing with the wrong heartstrings
You're ruining the song when I played my best for you
You're playing with the wrong
heartstrings
So out of tune

Quiet Zone
 

Drifting in the quiet zone, between the darkness and the light
A film is playing on it own, re-runs in black and white
The players in this masquerade, a good queen and a knight
The leader of this big parade, prepares for one last fight 

Now I’m floating in the quiet zone
No cares at all
Lost in the quiet zone
I know  you’ll catch me should  I fall

Wrapped up in my cotton cage, there’s no place I can’t go
Sinatra’s crooning on the stage while I’m dancing with Monroe
I'm surfing over rainbows, on the dark side of the moon
I'm flying over  mountain tops, with a hundred red balloons

Now I’m lost in the quiet zone
No cares at all
Lost in the quiet zone
I know you’ll catch me should  I fall 

Drifting in the quiet zone
No cares at all
Lost in the quiet zone
I know you’ll catch me should I fall

Lost
Lost
In the quiet zone 

Lost

Lost
In the quiet zone

Removal Day

Today’s the day
When I’ll be going away
You say you want me to stay
But I don’t think that’s a good idea 

No more looking behind
Just don’t know what I’ll find
All the papers are signed
So I’ll fill up my trunk and get out of here 

Many’s the time
When I was out of my mind
I really hoped that I’d find a way through
I’m walking a wire
From spire to spire
And I think that I like the view 

I’m pleased to say it’s my removal day
The sun is shining and the flower’s in bloom
Pay my rent and give my records away
Look on the bright side you can rent my room 

I remember the days
When I lived in your cave
And you’d give me a wave
You’d be curled in a ball on the rug by the fire 

I should have read the warning sign
'cos then we had that mourning time
Which became a hating time
And then I’d end up calling you liar 

Many’s the time
When I was out of my mind
I really hoped that I’d find a way through
I’m walking a wire
From spire to spire
And I think that I like the view 

I’m pleased to say it’s my removal day
The sun is shining and the flower’s in bloom
Pay my rent and give my records away
Look on the bright side you can rent my room


Sacred
 

Let’s go back to the old house
Let’s go see how it’s changed
Let’s go back to the old place
I’ll meet you by the gate 

Let’s go climb the big tree
Let’s go counting the stars
Lets go back to the schoolyard
You and me and two guitars 

Hey Hey
Your memory is sacred to me
Hey Hey
I won’t forget you
Hey Hey
Your memory is sacred to me
Hey Hey
I won’t forget you
I’ll never forget you

Let’s go down to the shoreline
Lets go dodging the waves
It seems the memories of a lifetime
Are just like footprints in the sand washing away

Hey Hey
Your memory is sacred to me

Hey Hey
I won’t forget you
Hey Hey
Your memory is sacred to me
Hey Hey
I won’t forget you
I’ll never forget you

Shipwreck
 

Late train from an age ago and I relax again
Shipwreck; shipmates drown and I'm alive again
The sand is warm, the sea is clear
I see your form, you're coming near
I have found a heaven here with you to share my every fear 

Down here the silence falls on the moonlit waves
Out there the ocean roars for my shipmates' graves
I had my life and now I'm here
A lifetime sentence to share your fears
We will see no ships sail by in a thousand years 

You and I we felt the heat of the silent soul
You and I we shared a life that was not
foretold
You and I we heard the pain of the sailor's cries
You and I we lived our lives beneath the crimson skies 

Late days, an age has passed for me now I'm old
Shipwrecked; I search in vain for the one I hold
On the sandy beach amongst the shells and stones
My shipmates find me and I'm all alone
My only choice is to follow deep into their watery home 

Late train; my journey ends and I'm awake again
Train wreck; my heart grows cold and now I die again
I die tomorrow, I die today
I spend my life it always ends this way
When will I find a life where I'm allowed to stay? 

You and I we felt the heat of the silent soul
You and I we shared a life that was not
foretold
You and I we heard the pain of the sailor's cries
You and I we lived our lives beneath the crimson skies

Now I'm looking down
Watching, waiting, hear the sound

Sleepwalking
 

What were you doing?
Out of bed so late last night
I thought you were sleepwalking
You gave me such a fright
But no, you were wide-awake
And staring me in the eye
Thing is I just don't know why
Thing is I just don't know why 

Where were you going?
Wearing your coat so late last night
All wrapped up inside yourself
About to take flight
And so you were leaving me finally
Under a rainy sky
Thing is I just don't know why
Thing is I just don't know why 

So now I stare at my open door
It bangs with the wind and the rain is light
Your shadowy figure walking
Slowly out of my sight
And so I talk to your picture
And wipe a tear from my eye
Thing is I still don't know why
Thing is I still don't know why

Sometimes

When the light dies
In your love’s eyes
And you don’t care
‘cos you’re not aware
And a lifetime’s
Worth of bad times
Is on endless play
In the back of your mind 

Sometimes
The morning falls so hard
That you don’t recover from the night before
And all you had has gone
And you can’t carry on 

It’s another day
To hide it all away
And sometime soon
You may break away
In the meantime
There’s no lifeline
Just an endless trace
Of tear lines 

Sometimes
The morning falls so hard
That you don’t recover from the night before
And all you had has gone
And you can’t carry on 

Sometimes
The morning falls so hard
That you don’t recover from the night before
And all you had has gone …

Spanish Main

Today I read a piece in the paper
It made me feel so desperately sad
We constantly look for good in the world
But today it seems that everything’s bad
Line up the chess set and make the first move
Someone’s gonna win at the end of the day
While white’s having fun, black’s on the run
And there’s an awful lot of strife on the way 

Maybe I’ll run aground
Somewhere off the Spanish Main
Or you’ll find me in a lost and found
Or wandering around in the rain 

I find myself pretty disgusted
About the way that the things have turned out
I really don’t want to get flustered, no
But I don’t know what it’s all about
Therapy can’t help this time
And neither can a bottle of gin
Everybody makes mistakes sometimes
But this tragedy it is a sin 

Maybe I’ll run aground
Somewhere off the Spanish Main
Or you’ll find me in a lost and found
Or wandering around in the rain

It’s funny how they all stick together
When they know that the times are hard
And they all think that they’re oh so clever
Look how they’re always on their guard
But either they just don’t know it yet
Or they’re gonna need it pointing out
And they’re gonna get an awful shock my friend
When they just don’t seem to have a doubt

Maybe I’ll run aground
Somewhere off the Spanish Main
Or you’ll find me in a lost and found
Or wandering around in the rain

So the politicians’ blunder is allowed then?
There’s no problem if he makes a mess
And who picks up the all pieces
I’m afraid it’s anyone’s guess
A little posture here, a little speech or two
And a shiny white smile for the rest
And where he dines in the evening
Far outweighs his election address

Maybe I’ll run aground
Somewhere off the Spanish Main
Or you’ll find me in a lost and found
Or wandering around in the rain

Standing At The Edge Of The Abyss

Whilst reaching up to touch the very stars
We plummet to the depths of who we are
Everything there is is in our grasp
But something is amiss

We’re standing at
The edge of the abyss 

We understand the nature of the beast
We separate the primate from the priest
We take apart our heart but lose our soul 

And something is amiss
We’re standing at
The edge of the abyss 

Yesterday we stepped out of the trees
We took a look around what did we see?
Nothing that’s beyond our point of view
Nothing we can’t know or we can’t do 

Standing up and squinting at the sun
Snarling at the task that’s to be done
Arrogantly reaching for the sky
To touch the face of God
The God who knows that surely he must die 

We navigate the endless sea of space
We wipe away the tears from your face
The maker has betrayed us with a kiss
This is all there is

We’re standing at
The edge of the abyss

Standing On My Own Two Feet

You came into my life
When I was feeling incomplete
You helped me turn it all around
Now I’m standing on my own two feet
Now I feel so ashamed that I
Must say these things to you
But I hope that you will understand
This is something I must do

I hate to hurt you
But it’s all over
It’s all over 

I don’t think I will ever find
Anyone else like you
But I can’t change the way I feel
To myself I must be true

I hate to hurt you
But it’s all over
It’s all over

Tall Ships

Tall ships on the horizon
Trade winds taking them to far away places
How I wish I were with them
Sometime soon I’ll sail away

Seagull soaring above them
Watch him playing hide-and-seek with the clouds in the blue
How I wish I could be him
Sometime soon I’ll fly away

Standing here on the lee shore
Amongst the debris of a thousand washed-up lives
Waves break on my seashore
Sometime soon I’ll break away

That’s The Way

Do this, do that, and do the other or I’ll poke you in the eye
Everything I turn my hand to I have to give a reason why
It seems I disappoint you and everything I do for you is wrong
Just carry on like that my friend and I think I’ll have to put you in my song

And that’s the way that it is
Yeah that’s the way 

People tell me every day about the things they think I ought to do
I try to be obliging but I’m lazy and I’d like a servant too
So if you’d like some feedback you can go and flush yourself right down the drain
'cos when you get right down to it there really is no reason to complain 

I try to keep my patience, hold my breath and count the numbers up ten
I see myself as tolerant but admit I’m prone to lose it now and then
So if you start your preaching, give advice or tell me how to spend my time
I’ll be out of here so quickly you won’t even have a chance to blink your eye

And that’s the way that it is
Yeah that’s the way 

People tell me every day about the things they think I ought to do
I try to be obliging but I’m lazy and I’d like a servant too
So if you’d like some feedback you can go and flush yourself right down the drain
'cos when you get right down to it there really is no reason to complain

The Best Days Of My Life

This is the sound of slow decay
Eating away at my every day
I look in the mirror what do I see?
My own sad reflection gazing back at me 

Trapped on a treadmill, caught in a rut
I look to the blue sky - nothing to do sky
Who pays the piper and what is the tune?
What is there left for me to do? 

How can you say to me that I fail to see that these are the best days of my life?
Where am I going? What is the plan?
Who is the stranger inside this man?
Who is the person that I let you see?
And what’s his relationship to me? 

What will my epitaph say to you?
What did I achieve? What more could I do?
What were my ambitions? What were my dreams?
What ever happened to the man who was me?

This is the sound of slow decay

So how can you say to me that I fail to see that these are the best days of my life?
 

The Late-night Thumbscrews

Did I leave a safelight glowing in the hall?
Can I hear a maniac climbing up my wall?
Maybe a burglar will be trying to get in
Or is it just a reynard that’s eating from my bin? 

Despite my heavy tiredness I’m feeling quite awake
How will I cope tomorrow with decisions I must make?
My boss will see right through me, he’ll find me out for sure
I’ll lose my job and have to live on handouts for the poor

And as the night goes by
My temperature runs high
And the demons in my life just multiply
With the tick-tock in my brain
I’m visited again
By all the waking nightmares that put me under strain 

At two AM the late-night thumbscrews tighten
At three AM I find myself so frightened
At four AM I pray for sleep to take me
At five AM the dawn returns to wake me 

I really can’t remember if I locked my outer door
Is that a new intruder who walks across the floor?
I’m certain that my sanity won’t hold out until morning
Why do all these problems always creep up without warning? 

I’m sure I now hear water that’s dripping through my ceiling
I’m going to have to decorate now all my paint is peeling
My bills exceed my income and my car it needs repairs
And now I hear the burglar as he’s creeping up the stairs 

And as my night plays through
They visit right on cue
All the evil menaces that get me in a stew
And as I waste away
Just waiting for the day
I toss and turn and fret about the things that come my way 

At two AM the latenight thumbscrews tighten
At three AM I find myself so frightened
At four AM I pray for sleep to take me
At five AM the dawn returns to wake me


The Valley Of The Not Quite Dead
 
As I walk through the valley of the not quite dead
I see these people without any thoughts in their heads
And I worry about the state we’re in
I worry about the state we’re in

People walking by without a spark in their eye
Don’t question how or what or where or why
And that explains the state we’re in
Yes that explains the state we’re in

But there’s plenty of time to put it all right
Take it real easy there’s no need to fight 

Sometimes I wonder if it’s us that got it wrong
Maybe the others should be singing this song
And we should change our ways
Yes maybe we should change our ways 

Reverse our roles and let the people with the empty minds
Pull up their shutters and we could pull down our blinds
What do we worry for?
I wonder what we worry for
But there’s plenty of time to put it all right
Take it real easy there’s no need to fight

Time

Time is making a fool
Out of me
Out of you
Marching on remorselessly
Stealing from you constantly
Cruel 

Time is messing around
With me and
With you
Playing with your sanity
Pricking at your vanity
Too

What can a poor boy say?
What can a poor boy do?
How can you play the game?
If you don’t understand
I don’t understand the rules 

Time is playing a game
With me and
With you
Feeding insecurities
It strips away your dignity
Too

What can a poor boy say?
What can a poor boy do?
How can you play the game
If you don’t understand
I don’t understand the rules 

Time is making a fool
Out of me
Out of you 

Time is playing a game
And we know who will loose …

Us And Them
 

There’s a big divide between us and them
The gap is wide and its widening
We’ve got to pull it together
Before it tears us apart
We’ve got to stop this destruction
We’ve  got to to make a new start 

And It won’t be easy
It won’t be easy 

There's a big divide between us then them
Why don’t they see what is happening?
We’ve got to to start building bridges
We’ve got to find a way through
Its not a matter of conscience
The tide is turning on you 

It won’t be easy
But we gotta try
It won’t be easy
It’s do or die 

Well you can only fix the future
When you face up to the past
The only thing that is certain
Is  this uncertainty won’t last
We’ve gotta try and break the circle
We’ve gotta turn it around today
We’ve gotta convince the people
That there is another way 

And it won’t be easy
It won’t be easy

There’s a big divide between us and them
Why can’t they see what is happening?
They sold our world down the river
They sold our world down the line
Instead of fighting for land and oil
They should be fighting for time

It’s time to move on to the next phase
It’s time to move on to the next phase

And it won’t be easy
It won’t be easy

What Goes Around
 

It’s time for you
To make your peace with your own God
It’s time for you
To pay the price for what you’ve done
It’s time for you
To get down on your bended knees
It’s time for you
To feel the fear and beg me please 

What goes around comes around
And what’s gone around is coming around for you
What goes around comes around
And what’s gone around is coming around for you

It’s time for you
To finally pay your dirty dues
It’s time for you
To take a look in my baby-blues
It’s time for you
To know that I will be avenged
It’s time for me
To have the taste of sweet revenge

What goes around comes around
And what’s gone around is coming around for you
What goes around comes around
And what’s gone around is coming around for you

What’s A Pretty Girl Like You Doing Out Alone?

I don’t know when I’ll see the sky
I don’t know when I’ll see the sky 

They said you were a pretty girl
They said you were a pretty girl
But what’s a pretty girl like you doing out alone? 

I don’t know when I’ll feel the sun
I don’t know when I’ll feel the sun

They said you were a pretty girl
They said you were a pretty girl
But what’s a pretty girl like you doing out alone? 

I don’t know when I’ll touch the earth
I don’t know when I’ll touch the earth 

They said you were a pretty girl
The
y said you were a pretty girl
But what’s a pretty girl like you doing out alone?

Where Were You?
 

Where were you?
When the sirens blared
When the planes came down
When the world was scared

Where were you?
When they gave the news
When the talks broke down
When the dogs were loosed

Where were you when I needed you?
Where were you when all was lost? 

Where were you?
When you heard it first
When the flag was raised
When the river burst

Where were you?
When the children cried
When the shots rang out
When the faithful died 

Where were you when I needed you?
Where were you when all was lost?

Where were you?
When the battle raged
When the lights went out
When the town was raised 

Where were you?
When the last one fell
When the cause was lost
When they rang the bell 

Where were you when I needed you?
Where were you when all was lost?

Yesterdays

When the cares
Of the world
Get you down 

Ease your mind (back to)
Better times
Better days
Yesterdays 

Close your eyes
Fantasise
Slip away 

Ease your mind (back to)
Better times
Better days
Yesterdays

Your Day Is Done

Can you feel it?
Can you feel it?
It’s the chill wind blowing ‘round these empty streets

Can you taste it?
Can you taste it?
It’s the bittersweet taste of your defeat

And it feels like it’s time you were moving on
Yes it feels like it’s time you were moving on
Yes it feels like it’s time you were moving on
Your day is done

Can you see me?
Can you see me?
Through the self-delusion fogging up your mind

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
As I prophesy the passing of your kind

And it feels like it’s time you were moving on
Yes it feels like it’s time you were moving on
Yes it feels like it’s time you were moving on
Your day is done