Tracks

01. Bird Of Prey
02. The Park
03. Time To Live
04. Lady In Black
05. High Priestess
06. Salisbury



01. Bird Of Prey

I can see that look that says beware
Try to move in closer if you dare
So I must sit and play
My waiting game
And for a while I know
She'll do the same
Fly away

Watches like an eagle from its eerie
And like a bird of prey
She captures me
But I am older and
More wise than you
Bird of prey
Straight into me you flew
Fly away

Now every time I tried to set her free
I'm glad to say she comes
Right back to me
But if I knew she didn't want to stay
I wouldn't try to keep that
Lovely bird of prey


02. The Park

Let me walk a while alone
Among the sacred rocks and stones
Let me look in vain belief
Upon the beauty of each leaf

There is green in every blade
The tree tops lean providing shade
Maypoles spin in happy sound
All nature's strength around

And there's a horse that feels no pain
Its iron strength to take the strain
Children rock it to and fro
And gaily drink its colour-glow

Above, the sky, devoid of cloud
Thinks not to cast a thunder shroud
Upon this place so full of joy
A field of gold of loves employ

So, why my heavy heart? You say
When tears would stain
The sights so gay
My brother's dreams once here did soar
Until he died at the hand
Of needless war


03. Time To Live

Let me see the sunshine
Let me feel the rain
Let me go where I wanna go
I wanna smell the flowers
See the dawn again
Find those friends I used to know

Well, I spent twenty long years
In a dirty old prison cell
I never saw the light of day
If you could understand
Oh, that kind of living hell
That's the price I have to pay
That's the price I have to pay

They say I killed a man
But I never told them why
So you can guess
What I've been through
So for twenty long years
I've been thinking of that other guy
And what I saw him do to you
What I saw him do to you

Listen here
So if tomorrow comes
And I walk outside that door
Try to understand the strain
But if you smile that smile
I know I couldn't ask for more
I know I'd do it all again
Yes, I would
I know I'd do it all again


04. Lady In Black

She came to me one morning
One lonely Sunday morning
Her long hair flowing
In the midwinter wind
I know not how she found me
For in darkness I was walking
And destruction lay around me
From a fight I could not win
Ah ah ah ...

She asked me name my foe then
I said the need within some men
To fight and kill their brothers
Without thought of love or God
And I begged her give me horses
To trample down my enemies
So eager was my passion
To devour this waste of life
Ah ah ah ...

But she wouldn't think of battle that
Reduces men to animals
So easy to begin
And yet impossible to end
For she's the mother of allmen
Who counselled me so wisely then
I feared to walk alone again
And asked if she would stay
Ah ah ah ...

Oh lady lend your hand outright
And let me rest here at your side
Have faith and trust
In peace she said
And filled my heart with life
There is no strength in numbers
Have no such misconception
But when you need me
Be assured I won't be far away
Ah ah ah ...

Thus having spoke she turned away
And though I found no words to say
I stood and watched until I saw
Her black coat disappear
My labour is no easier
But now I know I'm not alone
I find new heart each time
I think upon that windy day
And if one day she comes to you
Drink deeply from her words so wise
Take courage from her
As your prize
And say hello from me
Ah ah ah ...


05. High Priestess

You, who brought
The sunshine to my eyes
You, who wondered
Through my sad disguise
And I have a love
That cannot die ... for you

High priestess of my heart
Tell me that we won't part

Then let's get together in the sky
To leave the lonely world
To wonder why
For we have a love
We can't deny... so true


06. Salisbury

Somewhere in your eyes
That very special glow
Something drawing me
To where I do not know
I never really thought
That I would lose myself
Now I'm going faster
Than anybody else

You move without a sound
And touch me with your hand
Just like the rain that fondles
Every grain of sand
This thing we're gonna do
It's just for you and me
I'm gonna make it good
Good as it can be

Your kiss is sweeter now
Your breath is getting warm
We must take our time
And last it through til dawn
I wonder will it be
Oh, I expect it to
There have been other girls
No-one else like you

I feel a power here
I never felt before
And I begin to see
What drives us to want more
Oh, girl of all my dreams
Please tell me if I'm wrong
Because I've been blue
But we belong

As time passed and all too fast
I just knew we couldn't last
And I guessed that the end
Was near at hand
Though we tried our love inside
It just crumpled up and died
What went wrong
I will never understand

You tell me why
Alone again
How could you leave me
Alone again
I don't want to be
Alone again

There's a line in a rhyme
I was going to send to you
It says: "All that is to be
Will surely be"
So oh, though you had to go
'Cause you needed someone new
Is there still a chance
That you'll come back to me
I want you back you see

Alone again
How could you leave me
Alone again
How could you leave me
Alone again
I don't wanna be alone again

Somewhere in your eyes
That very special glow
Something drawing me
To where I do not know
I never really thought
That I would lose myself
But now I'm going faster
Than anybody else

You move without a sound
And touch me with your hand
Just like the waves that fondle
Every little grain of sand
This thing we're gonna do
It's just for you and me
And I'm gonna make it good
Just you wait and see