MARRAKESH

I've been down I've been sold
seen men rise trailing gold

To myself my heart be true
I've dreamed these dreams these dreams of you
turn our bodies to the sun
summer's touch will make us one

we've got things to drive you wild
strip the beast to find the inner child
if you find that inner child
you'll find it's soul has been defiled

Marrakesh
             take me to Marrakesh

 

FIRE WITH FIRE

I've been running round this mean old
cut up party life that leaves you stranded
looking to be cured
and from every slight and crushing little
disappointment that I've been handed
what can't be used must be endured

Bridge
So save me save me from this world
let's get connected
I believe in you can you believe in me
love me hold me twist me to your needs
till we're infected
we've got things to do we've got sights to see

Chorus
And finally trade my desire
get close to me fight fire with fire

We'll leave behind those dead roads
that lead to nowhere
we won't leave a trace
and acquaintances will scratch their heads
and say I knew them
talking about another time
talking about another place

Bridge
Chorus

 

IN THE SILENCE OF THE NIGHT

In the silence of the night
she falls
with the fading of the light
she moves inside her head
blue turns to grey
her pride folds her heart away
the whole of her love is lost

In the silence of the night
she rides the night shadows
see them carry her away
and make her mind over
blue turns to grey
her pride folds her heart away
the whole of her love is lost

In the silence of the night
she yearns to crawl
into her lover's waiting arms
one more time again

 

EUROPE AFTER THE RAIN

We let our loves shape our illusions
the heart deceives the mind for what it yearns
and when passions render solutions
and reason is denied the fire burns

We put up monuments to tyrannies and kings
cities built and razed under the gun
in Europe after the rain in Europe after the rain

talk - of lives in the future
we can break the shackles free the slaves
with true hearts moving the moments
we can set a course for better days

We put up monuments to tyrannies and kings
cities built and razed under the gun
we fought for freedom then from this and other things
who can say the battle can't be won
in Europe after the rain in Europe after the rain

 

INTO THE LIGHT

Let me tell you now what's goin' down
bad blood to blame
'bout the scum taking over this town
the hunger fear and shame
the forest trees were blackas night
and tall and spread about
and in our house by the side of the moon
we could hear them shout

To a play of trumps came you and I
when eternity was youth
the king and queen were set aside
and branded with the truth
the wind blew through the trees that night
the clouds raced past the moon
and things we said in the heat of the fight
gonna tear our still house down

Chorus
You want to run you want to hide
hide away in the sheath of the night
step out now while the sun still shines
step out now into the light

Give me a mask to hide my eyes
a cloak to hide my shame
time will heal these walls conceal
my absence from the game
the forest trees were black as night
and tall and spread about
and in our house by the side of the moon
we began to shout

Chorus

 

NIGHT CITY

I was just walking and thinking and hoping my time
was starting to run right
with the cold wrapped around and the sound of a city at night
feeding me

Chorus
Just look around for the feel and the sound of the street
in a city at night (oooh and i'ts such a sight)
step in to the rhythm step into the trick of the beat
feel the heat (oooh and it's alright)
in a city night city
in a city at night

My pckets were empty as ever and me
just looking on
well if you find that the blues start to stick in your throat then it's time
just to carry on

Chorus

 

I BELIEVED IN YOU

And I still see your face in my mind's eye
when you told me you loved me were you telling a lie
that line that we crossed when nothing was said
when the things left unspoken make war with your head

So just who am I to say this is true - I believed in you

And I long for the touch that traced my desire
that healed me and ruined me and made you a liar
if love can survive like the stars in your eyes
when those stars have gone out then the rest is just lies

Just who am I to say that I knew - I believed in you

Now the queen of the night in her cool and drag
walks the walk and talks the talk with a house brick in her bag
and she moves to the tune of a thousand lost souls
who clamour in her insect dreams for the absolution she bestows

just who am I to say what I do - I believed in you

 

UNDERGROUND

No more living in the slipstream
of someone else's breeze
no more trekking through the jungle
when all I see is trees
we light the fire on Friday
by Sunday it's burned down
'been here there everywhere
it's my decision - no more living
                                              underground

See me standing in the shadows
watching the social whirl
said in just one little minute
she's gonna be my girl
we light the fire on Friday
by Sunday it's burned down
'been here there everywhere
here's my decision - no more living
                                              underground

See me leaving in the morning
this life I knew before
lady waiting at the crossroads
no time to tell you more
we light the fire on Friday
by Sunday it's burned down
'been here there everywhere
it's my decision - no more living
                                              underground

 

LET IT RAIN

Try not to lie to me
time ain't on our side
in our desire to be
we swim through the tide
some things will never be
these days have gone by

Let it rain

Love gave us a better way
all shaded and grown
with nothing much left to say
we face the unknown
so come close to me
hold me tight
and we'll seek our reality
all through the night

Let it rain

I don't know how long I'll be
before I get tired
so keep on reminding me
you're all i've desired
there's nothing left here now
it's all gone to pot
so I'll just say I love you girl
you're all that i've got

Let it rain

 

BRIDE OF THE WIND

Don't worry about him now
he's gone away
love don't come easy
so tell me about him now
what did he say
and why does it hurt to tell me

The queen of China told me how
mountains fall into the sea
and fools and lovers fade somehow
and you'll come back to me

Throw caution to the moon
everythings changed
less from despair than yearning
fly me through the night
my bride of the wind
we could be home by morning

The queen of China told me how
mountains fall into the sea
and fools and lovers fade somehow
and you'll come back to me

Bride of the wind
won't you come back to me
you are my destiny
my bride of the wind
bride of the wind
listen you'll hear me call
you are my one and all
my bride of the wind
bride of the wind
naked and white she flies
sleeps in my troubled eyes
my bride of the windbride of the wind
awake from this reverie
you will come back to me
my bride of the wind

 

STARING AT THE SUN

Walking down your street last night
where you and I began
I looked up to the room where my loving said
I want to be your man
it ended in an empty room
where no love could be found
I won't make that mistake again
                                           this time around

Chorus
Nobody can speak of freedom
whatever battles they have won
or see into the future when the're
                                           staring at the sun

ritual and magic
in the cradle of the night
tender and barbaric
we went drifting spinning to the light
sing me songs of true romance
and how to take that higher ground
and maybe we'll have half a chance
                                          this time around

Loaded for that last caress
when I dressed your body down
your mind was in some other country
you'd already gone
I stood there like some helpless child
hoping to be found
I won't make that mistake again
                                           this time around

DEAD MAN'S SHOES

Things may yet get better
she say's she knows I'm there
she say's she knows I'm listening
but she doesn't really care

She say's she's seen me walking
out with someone new
I said good lord I wouldn't
but do you mind if I do

Chorus
So take me down to the river with you again
we can wash away those blues - what's to lose
we'll go dancing through flowers in the evening
when I lose - these dead man's shoes

speaking of salvation
as lovers often do
one thing can heal me now
to make love to you

let's do it in the moonlight
where no one else can see
we'll take the air without a care
just you my love and me

Chorus

 

LIP SERVICE

Let's pack that fishing rod
we're gonna hit the high country
throw of those teasing chains
and don't pretend that you don't know me
no one is unkind - in this world of lip service

Stage managed introductions
maybe a drink to drown my sorrows
with a lust still undefined
let's play this game again tomorrow
no one is unkind - in this world of lip service

Middle
As we roam these happy trails
that lead us to temptation
leave behind this bed of nails
make a sign - make a sign

You can kiss me on the lips
or just anywhere you want to
but don't turn your back on me
leave me soething to hold on to
no one is unkind - in this world of lip service

 

THIS LIFE

This life of golden promise
this life of make and gain
these days of expectation
will never be so sweet again

This life and the road goes on forever
this life oh trouble speak thy name
we win when we don't think about losing
we lose when we don't think we can win

This life is drowning in black water
this life is slipping out of sight
these days so lost in repetition
will never seem so good and right

This life of golden promise
this life of make and gain
these days of expectation
will never be so sweet again