Lyrics

 

A Letter From Afar
Arctic Summer
Blind Allegiance
Forever Running
Heart of Gold
Institution Walls
Just An Echo
Marilyn Dreams
Moles
My Ship of Dreams
Nowhere Girl
Polar Opposites
Remembrance Day
Scare Some Life Into Me
Switch On Switch Off

 


 

A Letter From Afar

No joy in heaven, although the sun may shine
I need the warmth of gin inside
I see the golden track, blurred in sand and dust
Where burnt out cars decay and rust, (march)

No joy in heaven, despite the glittering stars
Their jagged shapes just tear my heart
Between the sand and stone
The flowers of hope may grow
Then trodden on by commandos, (march)


Chanting these words out like a prayer
Hoping someone’s listening up there
Reach for a face that isn’t here
Fooled by my mind I fear …..


A letter from afar

Too much is not enough
I need to feel your touch
I need to have you close to me
Desert sons and guns
Mosquito nets and bombs
I watch them from my swimming pool, (splash)

A letter from afar


 

Arctic Summer

 

Angel standing at my cradle
Haunting every thought and every dream
Entering my blood so gently
Like malaria, she flows through me
Now it will be an arctic summer
I’m a haunted house and no one’s home
Now it will be an arctic summer
I’m the wolf that walks alone

 

Sostly, softly slow but surely
Time erodes the memories of pain
The sun is dripping in the ocean
With it drowns another day
The wind is cold, it blows and blows
A hurricane into my soul
Like Jericho, when trumpets blow
My kingdom falls and winter calls my name

 

It will be an arctic summer
Waiting for the ice to thaw again
Now it will be an arctic summer
Loving you the hardest way
And rivers flow and sunsets glow
With shooting stars and tides of gold
But all I know , is ice and snow
Without your love there’s nothing left at all
Nothing left at all, nothing left at all



 

Blind Allegiance

 

Why is it such a crime
To have an open mind
Caught in the big decline
Crisis all the time
Left with this open wound
A legacy of lust
Storm clouds begin to loom
Ominous above

 

Why is it such a crime
To have a way of life
That’s outside the dotted line
They draw for us
Beggars and millionaires
Ugly, bad and good
Daughters and sons despair
Where is Robin Hood

 

Empires and kingdoms die
What keeps their souls alive
Blind Allegiance, blind allegiance
Empires and kingdoms die
What keeps their souls alive
Blind Allegiance, blind allegiance

 

Why is it such a crime
To feel humility
Into the politics of possibility
Healing this open wound
A destiny for us
Blue skies break through the gloom
The future lies with us



 

Forever Running

 

Life, in a quiet town
I felt that I might drown
In obscurity
Like a hermit
I always seemed to be in bed
With stacks of books I should have read
Like Kerouac, Virginia Woolf & Genet
It seems to me, the place to be
Is far away from hollow dreams
That satisfy the few and not the many

 

You turn my world around
You, you turn me upside down

 

And everything that you do
And everything that you say
Just keeps me running to be right next to you
And every time that we meet
I melt in your body heat
I can’t compete

 

Down, from the barren slopes
To the plain below
Where the city sleeps
I took my two feet
They say tomorrow’s all about
Mistakes we make, and there’s no doubt
I have made so many I can’t count them
Forget the past and move on fast
Away from dreams that never last
Forever gunning, forever running

 

You turn my world around
You, you turn me upside down

 

And everything that you do
And everything that you say
Just keeps me running to be right next to you
And every time that we meet
I melt in your body heat
I can’t compete
Oh ! You’re so sweet

 

With everything that you do
I’m not afraid what Virginia Woolf might do
And every word that you say
From the balcony I’ll throw Jean Genet
With everything that you do
Keeps me running to be right next to you
And everything that you say
Forever running, forever running



 

Heart of Gold

 

She circles round me like a glowing wheel tonight
Precious soul, heart of gold
Although she has no money she is rich in kind
Treasure trove, heart of gold

 

So I get drunk on her elixir of life
That overflows from her heart of gold
Then I get burnt as the immortal flame ignites
And starts to glow in her heart of gold

 

Here in this Russian winter
Outside it’s twelve below
And in this prison chamber
She melts the ice between my toes
With a heart of gold

 

Yes it’s the thought that counts
The thought that cares
The thought that can’t
Be overthrown in a heart of gold
No, she will not be silent
She will not be told
Despite the cold, her heart is gold

 

Here in this Russian winter
Outside it’s twelve below
And in this prison chamber
She melts the ice between my toes
With a heart of gold


 

Institution Walls

 

Random thoughts spinning in my head
Odd fragments that wont make any sense
I revolve in circles but no-one touches me
So I stand like a statue guarding my territory
And there’s no escape from the institution walls

 

Never the same for consecutive days
My body movements echo this limp malaise
I search for answers but no-one wants to play
Such strange sadness here it comes again
And there’s no escape from the institution walls



 

Just An Echo

 

She’s a kind of goddess
The kind that can be cruel
And I’m her fool
Like John the Baptist
My head will fall for you
I’m cut in two

 

A taunting smile
Bewildered and bewitched
I’ve come unstitched

 

I thought, I saw you smile at me
But it was meant for someone else to find
I thought, I heard you say my name
But it was just an echo in my mind

 

These desperate hours
As brittle as a leaf
An imprisoned thief
Like Ingrid Bergman
So fragile and divine
When she said her lines

 

I thought, I saw you smile at me
But it was meant for someone else to find
I thought, I heard you say my name
But it was just an echo in my mind


 

Marilyn Dreams

 

Don’t cry my doll
And I’ll rock you to sleep
In your house we’ll shut away
Your halo becomes your noose
Your halo becomes your noose

 

Hey

 

Marilyn Dreams

 

Fame, I’ve had fame
And I’ve raced towards the sun
Now I’m there
It’s like Icarus’ halo becomes your noose
Your hallo becomes your noose

 

Hey

 

Marilyn Dreams

 

Who killed Marilyn
It was Norma Jean

It was ………

 

Marilyn Dreams



 

Moles

 

The moles who bury themselves
Beneath their paranoia
Hidden from society

 

Moles in holes
Underground
They can’t be found

 

Subterranean animals
Sitting ugly in their smugness
Basking in mediocrity

 

Hate to stand out in the crowd
Dressed in black and they make no sound
Whispering occasionally


 

My Ship of Dreams

 

Time to end this long hiatus
My wounded heart is on the mend
I’ll search for gold in Acapulco
The treasure chest at rainbow’s end

 

Wind, sand and stars will heal the scars
I’m melting down these prison bars
A lonely lightship lost at sea
That’s what my heart will be

 

My ship of dreams
(Sailing away) in my ship of dreams
(Sailing away) in my ship of dreams

 

Citadels and far pavilions
Midnight sun, savannah stars
Through sapphire seas and sulphur mountains
To the paradise bazaar

 

Wind, sand and stars will heal the scars
I’m melting down these prison bars
A lonely lightship lost at sea
That’s what my heart will be

 

My ship of dreams
(Sailing away) in my ship of dreams
(Sailing away) in my ship of dreams


 

Nowhere Girl

 

Nowhere Girl – you’re living in a dream
Nowhere Girl – you stay behind the scenes
Nowhere Girl – you never go outside
Nowhere Girl – because you prefer to hide

 

Every day, every night
In that old familiar light
You hung up when I called you at home
And I try to get through
And I try to talk to you
But there’s something stopping me
From getting through

 

Nowhere Girl – what you have you need
Nowhere Girl – all functional and neat
Nowhere Girl – in self enforced exile
Nowhere Girl – a martyr like denial

 

Every day, every night
In that old familiar light
You hung up when I called you at home
And I try to get through
And I try to talk to you
But there’s something stopping me
From getting through



 

Polar Opposites

 

Crash course
We keep colliding
Gale force winds
Blowing change
Ooh I admit
We’re polar opposite

 

North South
When the sun is shining
There’s dark clouds
Over your horizon
Ooh I admit
We’re polar opposites

 

Attract Attract
Now there’s iron in my heart
Repel repel
God we’re worlds’ apart
Ooh I admit
We’re polar opposites



 

Remembrance Day

 

In the forest, in the snow
All those many years ago
Pale stones and epitaphs
Mourning bells and half-mast flags
In the cemetery where they fell
All those many years ago
And now it’s just a memory
Eroded by the years

 

Forgotten heroes underground
Wrinkled faces gather round
Pale stones and epitaphs
Roses on a barbed wire fence
Winter landscapes never change
Oh it must have been the same
In the forest, in the snow
All those many years ago

 

Remembrance Day
All they have is memories
From photographs in silver frames
Upon the mantelpiece
Remembrance Day
Lost forever in the fields
Of foreign lands
Many miles away

 

In the forest, in the snow
All those many years ago
Bombed-out victims blown sky high
Buried where they lie
A generation underground
Wrinkled faces gather round
Songs will never bring them back
Never bring them back


 

Scare Some Life Into Me

 

A petal fell down from the sky
It hit me right between the eyes
It was so soft against my skin
As I rubbed it in the wind
These eyes that stare so cold like bullets
They could strike you down
With one glance like Medusa’s stare
There are no feelings there
So scare some life into me

 

The shuttered mind is locked and sealed
I fear that not much lies within
The silent muffled primal scream
And I’m incapable of dreaming
I’m standing on a bridge
Watching my reflection going by
And I am always running with the tides
So sick and tired
So scare some life into me

 

I can’t see
The light for shadow
I can’t see the day for night
I can’t see the end of the tunnel
No matter how hard I try



 

Switch On Switch Off


With a heartbeat and a breath
As much emotion as a silhouette
Switching on then switching off
Like machinery devoid of love

 

Switch on – switch off
Switch on – switch off

 

With a footstep on the ice
On the other side is paradise
That’s the risk we have to take
Or we never move away from base

 

The hands on the clock were going
Round and round and round and round
Time is crawling on its knees today
Switch on, love flows through your eyes
Switch off, love goes and we lie again
Lie again, lie again oh oh oh !

 

With a promise written in your heart
Take a mighty jump into the dark
Face the fear, face to face
And the dark becomes a friendly place