Tracks

01. Slipstream
02. This Is Your Life
03. Elusive
04. Hollow
05. Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams
06. Fighting For Breath
07. Disappear
08. Safe To Fly
09. One Degree Down



01. Slipstream

Are you drifting, is there nowhere to go
Life support is down and your systems low
Are you cruising on your secondary cells
Waiting for the bell (oh do you really think so)

Flat line you're illusory mind
Dreams are for the bold and you're not that kind
Disappointment has a house on that road
Best to stay at home (oh do you really think so)

You're safe and warm inside
Your chances pass you by
The question fills your mind
Are you caught in a slipstream
Are you lost in the fog
Can you see through the windscreen
Are you sure it's safe to follow somebody's taillight
Are you already lost
When you get to the daylight
When you recognise the world you walked across

Are you listening with your head in the sand
Drown the words you don't want to understand
'Til the song stops, is it safe to come out
Nobody's about (oh do you really think so)

Too late now there's nowhere to go,
Life support is down and your systems low
And your fuel light said you'll never get home
Now you're all alone (oh do you really think so)

You're scared to stay inside
Your chances pass you by
The question fills your mind

Penny for the dreams you thought you'd lost
Penny for the dreams you thought you'd see
Penny for the price you thought it cost
Penny for the one you thought you'd be
Pity for the times you kept it all
Pity for the wealth you thought you'd get
Pity for the day your empire falls
Pity for the day your life got caught


02. This Is Your Life

Five miles tall
And everything is small
Everything is small
Five miles down
You see your patch of ground
It's not so bad at all

Breathe in, out
And don't stop breathing

Cause this, this is your life
This is your world
And everything that you've been trusted with
It's small in your eyes
But great is your worth
And you can do this right
This is your life

Five miles high
Don't want to leave the sky
Everything's so clear
Five miles on
When clarity is gone
Just make it reappear


03. Elusive

Climb the wall and leave it all behind
Climb the wall and leave it all behind

You've got so much on your table
And I now that you are able
But you're hiding in your cradle
Trying to rock it all away

You're sailing where the driftwood goes
You're falling from the sky like stone

You're the lifeline not the dead zone
The foundation, not the headstone
Many things you need to let go
Many things you need to start

And I know that your dependants
May be pleased with your attention
But I know it's worth a mention
That it's tearing them apart

And sometimes it's a hard road,

Maybe it's elusive (so hard to find your way)
But you know just what the truth is (you feel it every day)
And maybe it's intrusive (won't seem to go away)
But you know you've got to do it (let go of yesterday)
Until it's done

Showed you wisdom showed you wonders
That you cannot pull asunder
And there's no curse that you're under
Cause it's over, gone away
Now you have all you need

All the stores are full, your wings are strong
Now it's time to compete
You can run the race and carry on


04. Hollow

Never found me a reason why
All I saw was a hollow sky
Did I set my sights too high
To find a path before me
I dreamt of shooting stars
I travelled out so far
Tried to signal where you are
But nothing could assure me

Inside, outside, any side
Still I'm looking for alibis
Cast aside close my eyes now I'm here

And the words seem hollow now
But I don't want to let you down
Cause the world just came around
And everything is brighter
I was so unsure
'Til I found the door
And you let me in

When the flags have blown away
And the footprints started to fade
Will I find my way again
Or lose the path before me
I saw the leaves go brown
I saw them falling down
All my dreams lying on the ground
With nothing to assure me

Fall came, hard rain, clean again
Still I'm waiting and mesmerised
Purified, close my eyes, now I'm here


05. Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams

In heavy consternation I move across the hall
I pictured this so many times
And wasn't scared at all
But every time I got this far I never felt so small
My mind was full of questions
Of arguments and lies
But every word was melted down
When I looked in your eyes
And I don't need these memories
For now I'm mesmerized
And I'm staring down the barrel of my life

Now I'm entranced, you possess my full attention
How my thought dance freely on the journey
You attended all along, to somewhere I belong
Like a pilot in the sky in the sky of dreams

Can you promise me the world
And everything I need
Can you promise me the world
Can you promise me a sky
That's trouble free and clear
So it's safe for me to fly

But who can stop my plane (stop my plane)
From drifting out of range (far away)

Will this sky be precious to defend
Will my sights go dark before the end
Will I see the landing lights again

Can you offer me the speed
To travel like the wind
If I ever feel the need
Can you guarantee the sun
Won't melt away my wings
Way before my journey's done

And who can stop my plane (stop my plane)
From drifting out of range? (far away)

Drifting away (drifting away)
Out of the grey and out of control
Such a nice day (such a nice day) for drifting away

What became of the blue horizon
Are you sure I was flying blind
Never saw that the plane was diving
Never thought I was out of time
And now I'm disenchanted
You endure my disaffection
All my systems running red
The radio is down and there's trouble ahead

Get me back down
I lost my way and I want to be grounded
Get me back down
I lost my way coming out of the storm

Did I promise you a sky
Where rain would never fall
Or did you listen to a lie
Did you radio to base
I waited for your call
But you left without a trace

But I can stop your plane (stop your plane)
From drifting out of range! (far away)

Still this sky is precious to defend
Still your will last until the end
You will see the landing lights again


06. Fighting For Breath

I saw the sign a faded stoplight up ahead
I crossed the line cause I was caught in the middle
Caught in the middle
Long empty road on damaged tyres with shallow tread
So far to go I might have lost it a little
Lost it a little

Don't you stop me now
I'm nowhere near my destination
Don't you shut me down, cause I don't want to rest

Like a maniac I sprinted way off track
Then took the long way back
Racing at full speed ahead
Now I'm taciturn I felt the crash and burn
The point of no return
Will I be fighting for breath forever

High empty walls the buzz of tube light never fades
My shadow falls and I'm now lost for a little
Lost for a little
Try to relax you may experience delays
I know the facts but now I'm caught in the middle
Caught in the middle

Don't you lock me out
I'm sure I know the combination
Fragments drift about, but suddenly they're gone

Burning up breaking down (don't want to be)
On the edge all the time (don't want to be)
Flaring up freaking down (don't want to be)
Half awake half alive, just want to be me

Breaking up burning down (don't want to be)
Off the edge out of tome (don't want to be)
Falling down flaking out (don't want to be)
Half asleep half alive, just want to be free

I close my eyes and turn out the lights
Cause somebody closed this road
And I can't drive cause now there's nowhere to go
I close my mind, and mine is the night
Mine is the longest wait
And here I'll stay 'til the stoplight eventually fades

Don't you keep me down
I'm nowhere near my destination
Don't you stop me now, cause I don't want to rest


07. Disappear

Show me the door cause I've been here before
Always my conscience was smothered
How can I mean to be part of your scene
You hit me before I've recovered

Sometimes you only find your feet
When you're walking away

So open up the door
And get me out of here
I won't be back for more
This isn't my future
So watch me disappear

Once we begin you're just drawing me in
Always my judgment is clouded
Stupid ideas start exciting my fears
Next thing I know I'm surrounded

But even though I know
It's hard to let you go
But harder to admit it
You did it, you did it again

But even though I cry
To leave it all behind
It's harder to forget it
You did it, you did it again

Show me the door cause I've been here before
Always I fall for your fable
How could I mean to be part of your scene
It's time to get out while I'm able


08. Safe To Fly

Dragonfly in the pouring rain
Cast a shadow on halcyon days
Chasing rainbows running the storm
Unaware that your wings would be torn

Sometimes I think I'm going nowhere at all
Stuck in the shelter with my back to the wall
Then I remember how it felt to come down
So I'm taking my time and I'm not going out

Until it's safe to fly
I would be waiting 'til the summer sky
But I'm standing by
Until I'm cleared to go
I won't be shaken by the undertow
I'm under your wing this time
And I know there's a storm outside
So I'll stay 'til I know it's safe
Safe to fly

Aeronaut in a heavy cloud
Staying up with the radio down
Chasing rainbows you'd rather forget
Unaware of the trouble ahead

Sometimes I think I'm learning nothing at all
Once I've recovered I just stumble and fall
'til I've discovered what the journey's about
I'm preparing for flight, and I'll weather it out

Until it's safe to fly
I would be waiting 'til the summer sky
But I'm standing by
Until I'm cleared to go
I won't be shaken by the undertow
I'm biding my time


09. One Degree Down

No sense in admitting I'm weary from the wait
No sense in pretending that
I'm pressing on the gate
No power in a promise that I can find the cause
Sll it takes are a few mistakes
Do how can I be sure

What if I fall, what happens next
What if my foundation was a thought out of
Context
No power in a process that leaves me in the dark
So I'll just go with what I know
It's written on my heart

But thought it's late in the day

I know I'll find my way soon
Show me a place in the sun
Cause somewhere on the journey
Is the strength to go on
So let the dark fade
Show me a break in the cloud
Cause every day I'm waiting
Brings me one degree down

No shame in admitting I feel a little scared
No sense in pretending that
I'll know before I'm there
No power in a promise with no authority
All it takes are a few mistakes before
I'm lost at sea

I feel this inclination
Leading me to doubt my destination
I used up all my patience all the time
I waited at the station

I don't want to break the sky
I'm not going to come back down
I don't want to lose my mind
I'm too far gone to turn back now

I can't avoid the feeling maybe all the signs could be misleading
With all my senses reeling when I saw my dreams all hit the ceiling

No need for reflecting on why it took so long
No need for rejecting this road I'm walking on
No point reminiscing on things I can't repair
All it takes a few good breaks and suddenly
I'm there