Tracks

01. Light And Space
02. Turn On Tune In
03. The Ravages Of Time
04. Sheltering Sky
05. Oceanbound
06. Long Way Home
07. Keep My Head
08. Narcissus
09. Life Flow



01. Light And Space

As you look on your surroundings from the mountain to the sea
You find everything I gave you you see everything but me
I am the storm that won't be calmed I am the calm that follows
I'm in the stars that fill your sky and when I choose

I'll be in your thoughts I'll be in your dreams
All the light you see all the air you breathe

As you look on all the hurting and the finger points at me
You see freedom in deserting and the cost of being free

I painted the heavens the sun and the moon
I know what's beyond them i know you
I know what's before you and what's going to be
But now is the moment you'll find me

And all that you ever thought will fall to the ground like snow
Clearing the air you breathe whitening all you know
And all that you ever see is never the same again
Your eyes will be open wide then you will understand

As your science takes you further you'll eventually concede
You can only scratch the surface I'm the one who's playing me
I am the road that won't be found I am the sign that guides you
I'm in the air that's all around and when I choose

I'll be in your thoughts I'll be in your dreams
All the light you see all the air you breathe


02. Turn On Tune In

When I speak to you it's in the language of the 20th century people
The ones who are the stars of stage and screen
Everything i say has been taught to me by my favourite TV programme
The one that I watch each and every week

Turn on tune in drop out

If I concentrate I can break through the wash but only for a moment
My lucid thoughts are lost and out of reach
I would rather fall back into my familiar comfortable persona
The one that my TV was bought to teach

Turn on tune in drop out

I can be the hero who can fly around the sun
I can scare you shitless I saw how on channel one
I think that I'm impressing you with funny anecdotes
I got them from my kid's TV and he's too young to vote

We're living in a fantasy but that's ok with me
You believe the whole thing too we're all on MTV
Buy into the merchandise and then it becomes real
Palpable and plastic packaged neatly on the reel

Don't even go outside you will be destroyed
Best to stay inside take the networked ride

When I sing to you it's through the haze of mild and modern schizophrenia
The one where I am not the man I am
If I glimpse the real then I am scared into the rampant paranoia
The one where I am still a TV fan

Turn on tune in strung out


03. The Ravages Of Time

I was much too far out all my life and not waving but drowning

First there is an ocean then there is no ocean then there is
And then we have a mountain range and then a plain and a range again
Last there is a desert then a fertile plain then dry again
Once there was a people then there were none then some more did live

Then there was a city then a pile of rocks and a town again
Then they made a weapon that destroyed the lot in a cloud of rain
Then they raised a temple to a god who died and failed them
Then they left and travelled far and then they flew back home again

In the gardens of the dead when the disembodied entity said
Let there be body let there be mind let there be man unkind
She gave the reasoning to me and now the guilt is all on me

I entered in my seed spread generations spawned from the visions in my head
We raised it up and we pulled it down we advertised and marketed up town
She gave the reasoning to me and now the guilt is all on me

I can tell the world the ravages of time will seek you out
I can tell the world the savageness of mind will find you out

I was destroyed and I lived again my unborn children strengthening the strain
Countless lives marching throughout time marking out the details of my crime
She gave the reasoning to me and now the guilt is all on me

I can tell the world the ravages of time will seek you out
I can tell the world the savageness of mind will find you out

And the knowledge that I have gained has been lost again and again and again
But it's really all the same all that has changed is the name
She gave the reasoning to me and now the guilt is all on me

I can tell the world the ravages of time will seek you out
I can tell the world the savageness of mind will find you out


04. Sheltering Sky

Here in the dark I can see clearly
All that I am burns on my eyes
Nobody knows the road that's before me
Nobody sees the darkening skies

Here in the light I'll be your angel
Under your spotlight I'm learning to fly
But one man's perception is another's deception
And dying to feeling I'm living a lie

And in my understanding I find no reason

You can tell me I'm strong like a gathering storm
But i'm lost in my thoughts and dead to the world
You gave me sheltering sky but I reached for the stars
I said I don't believe in who you are
But it's only words

Deep in the dark I feel like I'm falling
Voices and visions are pulling me down
I need you to help me escape from this ocean
I need you to stop me from learning to drown

You seem so understanding I find no reason

You can tell me I'm strong like a gathering storm
But i'm lost in my thoughts and dead to the world
You gave me sheltering sky but I reached for the stars
I said I don't believe in who you are
I never thought I'd let it go this far
But it's only words


05. Oceanbound

Every time I try to climb a mountain
All I find are steeper ones ahead
Every time I walk along the highway
All you do is push me to the edge
I'm not afraid

Let the sky become an ocean pull me in above my head
Won't deny my one devotion lose or win cos I'm not scared

The higher up you build your walls around me
The higher I discover how to fly
I'm not afraid

Let the sky become an ocean pull me in above my head
Won't deny my one devotion lose or win cos I'm not scared

I know the truth of my conscience and I know the lies of my sign
I know how it feels to be wanting and I know of the fullness of time

I feel a storm across my face as night is falling
And I can't see to carry on
I know the emptiness of space can hear me calling
But I don't know what lies beyond

I dream of a world without shadows and I dream of a day without pain
I long for perpetual motion and I dream of living again

Every time I try to climb the mountain
Nothing in the world can pull me down
I'm not afraid

Let the sky become an ocean pull me in above my head
Won't deny my one devotion lose or win cos I'm not scared


06. Long Way Home

I thought that you were driving or never thought to ask
All the while you left me in control
Somehow I'm surviving it doesn't seem so hard
'Cos I'm not on this journey all alone

and I know the way I'm feeling but I just can't find the words

I go my own way down I fall again
I see the sunrise only taste the rain
What you remind me I already know
Unless I follow every road with you
I take the long way home

You weren't supposed to find me I tried so hard to hide
I never thought you'd want to track me down
I thought that you disowned me every time I strayed
I guess I had it all the wrong way round

And I know the way I'm going but I just can't find the road

I go my own way down I fall again
I see the sunrise only taste the rain
What you remind me I already know
Unless I follow every road with you
I take the long way home

And I know that I believe you but I just can't keep the faith

I go my own way down I fall again
I see the sunrise only taste the rain
What you remind me I already know
Unless I follow every road with you
I take the long way home


07. Keep My Head

I'm doing the best that I can everything is going to plan
If only I can keep my head tonight
So when i feel the hardship start i'll try not to take it to heart
I only want to keep the end in sight

If only I can keep my head when everyone is losing theirs
If only I can trust my heart when doubting minds are everywhere
If I can keep my eyes in focus everything will turn out fine
If only I can keep my head tonight

If only I can keep my head when everyone is losing theirs
If only I can trust my heart when doubting minds are everywhere
If I can keep my eyes in focus everything will turn out fine
If only I can keep my head

I'm doing the best that I can everything is going to plan
If only I can keep my head tonight


08. Narcissus

Caught in the headlamp glare of your own blinding vanity
Mesmerised by the stare of your shallow personality
Gorging the junk food of flattery you drag your fat ego around
Everyone floored by the battering you give to whoever's around

Trapped in the personal hell of your own desperate addiction
Frightened that others can tell of your expensive affliction
With your happiness based on a chemical you wax lyrical with words so profound
When your indulgence reaches that level it's safest not to be around

Oh Narcissus you petulant child admiring yourself in the curve of my eyes
Oh Narcissus you angel beguiled unsated by self you do nothing but die

Wrapped in the transparent lies of your desperate situation
You expound on imaginary ties expecting us to believe them
In the absence of concrete commitment
You've all the attention that money can buy
Not caring that those who still love you are callously thrown to one side

Oh Narcissus you petulant child admiring yourself in the curve of my eyes
Oh Narcissus you angel beguiled unsated by self you do nothing but die
Oh Narcissus you treacherous child admiring yourself in the curve of my eyes
Oh Narcissus you angel beguiled unsated by self you do nothing but die

Hey you dog man whelp of a litter of scavengers
Bolting the flesh of your victims with a ravenous greed
You work with your siblings up to a point
'Til your ego is sated or your wallet fulfilled
Jealously guarding the bones of your kill
With a malice that's born out of fear

Running with the pack your defence is to attack
But I detect you in your stealth because you've rolled in your own filth
You hope to gain my trust with your cowardly disguise
Whispering such confidences my revulsion to a-wreck

You call yourself my friend you call yourself my friend
And when I turn my back your fangs will feel my neck
What is your domain but a barn where your runts roll in the reek
You would seek to steel my freedom and have branded me a freak
I want nothing of your snarling mongrel strain your smarmy doggerel lies
And if these words have singed your fur consider yourself a whipped cur

Gorging the junk food of flattery you haul your fat ego around
Everyone floored by the battering you give to whoever's around

Oh Narcissus you petulant child admiring yourself in the curve of my eyes
Oh Narcissus you angel beguiled unsated by self you do nothing but die


09. Life Flow

Don't look down upon the atmosphere
Wings of stealth are broken dreams
Don't look back upon your learned years
You seem blind to what you've seen
Now I see how far the ground
Has fallen down and round and round

Time is a river and life flows away
Into the valley of dreams you've made
Soon I'll be surfing that cold astral plane
Where the dreams and the nightmares are one and the same

Don't look now upon your history
Dead end streets of futures spurned
Don't look up to all you wish to be
Winding path of your sojourn
Can you see how far the ground
Has fallen down and round and round

Time is a river and life flows away
Into the valley of dreams you've made
Soon I'll be surfing that cold astral plane
Where the dreams and the nightmares are one and the same