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i will follow




i was on the outside when you said
you needed me
i was looking at myself
i was blind, I could not see

a boy tries hard to be a man
his mother takes him by the hand
if he stops to think, he starts to cry
oh why?

if you walk away, walk away
i walk away, walk away
i will follow.
if you walk away, walk away
i walk away, walk away
i will follow
i will follow

i was on the inside
when they pulled the four walls down
i was looking through the window
i was lost, I am found

if you walk away, walk away
i walk away, walk away
i will follow
if you walk away, walk away
i walk away, walk away
i will follow
i will follow

your eyes make a circle
i see you when I go in there
your eyes, your eyes
your eyes, your eyes

if you walk away, walk away
i walk away, walk away
i will follow
if you walk away, walk away
i walk away, walk away
i will follow
i will follow

one


is it getting better, or do you feel the same?
will it make it easier on you, now you got someone to blame?
you say one love, one life, when it's one need in the night
one love, we get to share it
leaves you baby if you don't care for it

did i disappoint you or leave a bad taste in your mouth?
you act like you never had love and you want me to go without
well, it's too late tonight to drag the past out into the light
we're one, but we're not the same
we get to carry each other, carry each other... one

have you come here for forgiveness
have you come to raise the dead
have you come here to play Jesus to the lepers in your head
did i ask too much, more than a lot
you gave me nothing, now it's all i got
we're one, but we're not the same
well, we hurt each other, then we do it again

you say love is a temple, love a higher law
love is a temple, love the higher law
you ask me to enter, but then you make me crawl
and i can't be holding on to what you got, when all you got is hurt

one love, one blood, one life, you got to do what you should
one life with each other: sisters, brothers
one life, but we're not the same
we get to carry each other, carry each other
one, one

where the streets have no name

i wanna run, i want to hide
i wanna tear down the walls
that hold me inside
i wanna reach out
and touch the flame
where the streets have no name


i wanna feel sunlight on my face
i see the dust-cloud
disappear without a trace
i wanna take shelter
from the poison rain
where the streets have no name
where the streets have no name
where the streets have no name

we're still building and burning down love
burning down love
and when i go there
i go there with you
(it's all i can do)

the city's a flood, and our love turns to rust
we're beaten and blown by the wind
trampled in dust
i'll show you a place
high on a desert plain
where the streets have no name
where the streets have no name
where the streets have no name

we're still building and burning down love
burning down love
and when I go there
i go there with you

beautiful day


the heart is a bloom, shoots up through stony ground
but there's no room, no space to rent in this town
you're out of luck and the reason that you had to care
the traffic is stuck and you're not moving anywhere
you thought you’d found a friend to take you out of this place
someone you could lend a hand in return for grace

it's a beautiful day, the sky falls
and you feel like it's a beautiful day
it’s a beautiful day
don’t let it get away

you’re on the road but you’ve got no destination
you’re in the mud, in the maze of her imagination
you love this town even if it doesn’t ring true
you’ve been all over and it’s been all over you

it's a beautiful day
don’t let it get away
it's a beautiful day
don’t let it get away

touch me, take me to that other place
teach me, i know I’m not a hopeless case

see the world in green and blue
see china right in front of you
see the canyons broken by cloud
see the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
see the bedouin fires at night
see the oil fields at first light
see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
after the flood all the colours came out
it was a beautiful day
a beautiful day
don’t let it get away

touch me, take me to that other place
reach me, i know Iím not a hopeless case
what you don’t have you don’t need it now
what you don’t know you can feel it somehow
what you don’t have you don’t need it now
you don’t need it now, you don’t need it now
beautiful day

bullet the blue sky

in the howlin' wind
comes a stingin' rain
see it drivin' nails
into the souls on the tree of pain

from the firefly
a red orange glow
see the face of fear
runnin' scared in the valley below


bullet the blue sky
bullet the blue sky
bullet the blue
bullet the blue

in the locust wind
comes a rattle and hum
jacob wrestled the angel
and the angel was overcome

you plant a demon seed
you raise a flower of fire
we see them burnin' crosses
see the flames, higher and higher

woh, woh, bullet the blue sky
bullet the blue sky
bullet the blue
bullet the blue

suit and tie comes up to me
his face red like a rose on a thorn bush
like all the colours of a royal flush
and he's peelin' off those dollar bills
(slappin' 'em down)
one hundred, two hundred

and i can see those fighter planes
and i can see those fighter planes
across the tin huts as children sleep
through the alleys of a quiet city street
up the staircase to the first floor
we turn the key and slowly unlock the door
as a man breathes into his saxophone
and through the walls you hear the city groan
outside, is america
outside, is america
america

see across the field
see the sky ripped open
see the rain comin' through the gapin' wound
howlin' the women and children
who run into the arms
of America

sweetest thing

my love, she throws me like a rubber ball
(oh, the sweetest thing)
but she won't catch me or break my fall.
(oh, the sweetest thing)
baby's got blue skies up ahead
but in this, i'm a raincloud
you know she wants a dry kind of love
(oh, the sweetest thing)

i'm losin' you, i'm losin' you
ain't love the sweetest thing?


i wanted to run, but she made me crawl
(oh, the sweetest thing)
eternal fire, she turned me to straw
(oh, the sweetest thing)
i know i got black eyes
but they burn so brightly for her
i guess it's a blind kind of love
(oh, the sweetest thing)

i'm losin' you, i'm losin' you
ain't love the sweetest thing?
ain't love the sweetest thing?

blue-eyed boy meets a brown-eyed girl
(oh, the sweetest thing)
you can sew it up, but you still see the tear
(ih, the sweetest thing)
baby's got blue skies up ahead
but in this, i'm a rain-cloud
ours is a stormy kind of love
(oh, the sweetest thing)

vertigo


unos dos tres catorce!

lights go down, it’s dark
the jungle is your head
can’t rule your heart
a feeling is so much stronger than
a thought
your eyes are wide
and though your soul
it can’t be bought
your mind can wander

hello hello
i’m at a place called Vertigo
it’s everything i wish i didn’t know
except you give me something i can feel, feel

the night is full of holes
as bullets rip the sky
of ink with gold
they twinkle as the
boys play rock and roll
they know they can’t dance
at least they know…

i can’t stand the beats
i’m asking for the cheque
the girl with crimson nails
has Jesus round her neck
swinging to the music
swinging to the music
oh oh oh oh

hello hello
i’m at a place called Vertigo
it’s everything i wish i didn’t know
but you give me something i can feel, feel

check mated
oh yeah
hours of fun…

all of this, all of this can be yours
all of this, all of this can be yours

all of this, all of this can be yours
just give me what i want and no-one gets hurt…

hello hello
we’re at a place called Vertigo
lights go down and all I know
is that you give me something

i can feel your love teaching me how
your love is teaching me how, how to kneel…

yeah yeah yeah yeah

pride (in the name of love)

one man come in the name of love
one man come and go
one man come he to justify
one man to overthrow

in the name of love
what more in the name of love
in the name of love
what more in the name of love

one man caught on a barbed wire fence
one man he resist
one man washed up on an empty beach
one man betrayed with a kiss

in the name of love
what more in the name of love
in the name of love
what more in the name of love

early morning, april four
shot rings out in the Memphis sky
free at last, they took your life
they could not take your pride


in the name of love
what more in the name of love
in the name of love
what more in the name of love

in the name of love
what more in the name of love
in the name of love
what more in the name of love

sunday bloody sunday

i can't believe the news today
i can't close my eyes and make it go away
how long, how long must we sing this song?
how long, how long?
'cos tonight
we can be as one, tonight

broken bottles under children's feet
bodies strewn across the dead-end street
but i won't heed the battle call
it puts my back up, puts my back up against the wall

sunday, bloody sunday
sunday, bloody sunday
sunday, bloody sunday
sunday, bloody sunday
oh, let's go

and the battle's just begun
there's many lost, but tell me who has won?
the trenches dug within our hearts
and mothers, children, brothers, sisters
torn apart

sunday, bloody sunday
sunday, bloody sunday

how long, how long must we sing this song?

how long, how long?
'cos tonight
we can be as one, tonight
sunday, bloody sunday
sunday, bloody sunday

wipe the tears from your eyes
wipe your tears away
i'll wipe your tears away
i'll wipe your tears away
i'll wipe your bloodshot eyes
sunday, bloody sunday
sunday, bloody sunday

and it's true we are immune
when fact is fiction and tv reality
and today the millions cry
we eat and drink while tomorrow they die

the real battle just begun
to claim the victory jesus won
on...

sunday, bloody sunday
sunday, bloody sunday

i still haven't found what i'm looking for


i have climbed the highest mountains
i have run through the fields
only to be with you
only to be with you

i have run, i have crawled
i have scaled these city walls
these city walls
only to be with you

but i still haven't found
what i'm looking for.
but i still haven't found
what i'm looking for

i have kissed honey lips
felt the healing in her finger tips
it burned like fire
(i was) burning inside her

i have spoke with the tongue of angels
i have held the hand of a devil
it was warm in the night
i was cold as a stone

but i still haven't found
what i'm looking for
but i still haven't found
what i'm looking for

i believe in the kingdom come
then all the colours will bleed into one
bleed into one
but yes, i'm still running

you broke the bonds
and you loosed the chains
carried the cross of my shame
oh my shame, you know i believe it

but i still haven't found
what i'm looking for
but i still haven't found
what i'm looking for

but i still haven't found
what i'm looking for
but i still haven't found
what i'm looking for

stuck in a moment

i'm not afraid
of anything in this world
there's nothing you can throw at me
that i haven't already heard

i'm just trying to find
a decent melody
a song that i can sing
in my own company

i never thought you were a fool
but darling look at you
you gotta stand up straight
carry your own weight
these tears are going nowhere baby

you've got to get yourself together
you've got stuck in a moment
and now you can't get out of it

don't say that later will be better
now you're stuck in a moment
and you can't get out of it

i will not forsake
the colors that you bring
the nights you filled with fireworks
they left you with nothing

i am still enchanted
by the light you brought to me
i listen through your ears
through your eyes i can see

and you are such a fool
to worry like you do
i know it's tough
and you can never get enough
of what you don't really need now
my, oh my

you've got to get yourself together
you've got stuck in a moment
and you can't get out of it

oh love, look at you now
you've got yourself stuck in a moment
and you can't get out of it

i was unconscious, half asleep
the water is warm 'til you discover how deep

i wasn't jumping, for me it was a fall
it's a long way down to nothing at all

you've got to get yourself together
you've got stuck in a moment
and you can't get out of it

don't say that later will be better
now you're stuck in a moment
and you can't get out of it

and if the night runs over
and if the day won't last
and if our way should falter
along the stony pass

and if the night runs over
and if the day won't last
and if your way should falter
along this stony pass

it's just a moment
this time will pass

ultraviolet (light my way)

ooooh....
sometimes i feel like i don't know
sometimes i feel like checkin' out
i wanna get it wrong
can't always be strong
and love it won't be long
oh sugar, don't you cry
oh child, wipe the tears from your eyes
you know i need you to be strong
and the day is as dark as the night is long
feel like trash, you make me feel clean
i'm in the black, can't see or be seen

baby, baby, baby...light my way
alright now...
baby, baby, baby...light my way

you bury your treasure
where it can't be found
but your love is like a secret
that's been passed around
there is a silence that comes to a house
where no one can sleep
i guess it's the price of love
i know it's not cheap

oh, come on...
baby, baby, baby...light my way
oh, come on!
baby, baby, baby...light my way

oooh...ultraviolet...
oooh...ultraviolet...
oooh...ultraviolet...
oooh...ultraviolet...

baby, baby, baby...light my way

i remember
when we could sleep on stones
now we lie together
in whispers and moans
when i was all messed up
and i had opera in my head
your love was a light bulb
hanging over my bed

baby, baby, baby...light my way
oh, come on...
baby, baby, baby...light my way

oooh...ultraviolet...
oooh...ultraviolet...
oooh...ultraviolet...
oooh...ultraviolet...

baby, baby, baby...
baby, baby, baby...
baby, baby, baby...light my way

baby, baby, baby...
baby, baby, baby...
baby, baby, baby...light my way

baby, baby, baby...
baby, baby, baby...light my way

tryin' to throw your arms around the world

six o'clock in the morning
you're the last to hear the warning
you've been tryin' to throw your arms around the world
you've been falling off the sidewalk
your lips move but you can't talk
tryin' to throw your arms around the world
gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
be still
gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
woman i will
oh!

sunrise like a nosebleed
your head hurts and you can't breathe
how far you gonna go?
before you lose your way back home
you've been tryin' to throw your arms
around the world

gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
woman be still
i'm gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
woman i will

yeah, i dreamed that i saw dali
with a supermarket trolley
he was tryin' to throw his arms around a girl
he took an open top beetle (open top beetle)
through the eye of a needle (eye of a needle)
he was tryin' to throw his arms around the world

gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
woman be still
i wanna run to you, run to you, run to you
oh, woman i will

ah...and you just gotta, you just gotta make your faith...see...
oooh...oooh...yeah yeah...yeah yeah...yeah yeah...yeah yeah...

nothin' much to say i guess
you're just the same as all the rest
been tryin' to throw your arms around the world
and a woman needs a man
like a fish needs a bicycle
when you're tryin' to throw your arms around the world

i'm gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
i'm gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
i'm gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
woman be still
woman be still
be still
woman i will

mysterious

johnny take a walk
with your sister the moon
let her pale light in
to fill up your room
you've been living underground
eating from a can
you've been running away
from what you don't understand...
love

she's slippy
you’re sliding down
will she be there
when you hit the ground

it's all right, it's all right, it's all right
she moves in mysterious ways
it's all right, it's all right, it's all right
she moves in mysterious ways
o-o-oh

johnny take a dive
with your sister in the rain
let her talk about the things
you can't explain
to touch is to heal
to hurt is to steal
if you want to kiss the sky
better learn how to kneel - on your knees boy

she's the wave
she turns the tide
she sees the man, inside the child
yeah

it's all right, it's all right, it's all right
she moves in mysterious ways
it's all right, it's all right, it's all right
she moves in mysterious ways
love
it's all right, it's all right, it's all right
lift my days, light up my nights
love

one day you will look... back
and you'll see... where
you were held... how
by this love... while
you could stand there
you could move on this moment
follow this feeling

it's all right, it's all right, it's all right
she moves in mysterious ways
it's all right, it's all right, it's all right
she moves in mysterious ways
o-o-oh

oh love
oh love, lover
move you
spirit move
baby love me
move
baby love me
move you
baby love me
move with it
she moves with it

lift my days, light up my nights

the fly

oh, baby child...
it's no secret that the stars are falling from the sky
it's no secret that our world is in darkness tonight
they say the sun is sometimes eclipsed by a moon
you know i don't see you when she walks in the room

it's no secret that a friend is someone who lets you help
it's no secret that a liar won't believe anyone else
they say a secret is something you tell one other person
so i'm telling you, child

a man will beg
a man will crawl
on the sheer face of love
like a fly on a wall
it's no secret at all

it's no secret that a conscience can sometimes be a pest
it's no secret ambition bites the nails of success
every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief
all kill their inspiration and sing about their grief

over love...

a man will rise
a man will fall
from the sheer face of love
like a fly from a wall
it's no secret at all

love...we shine like a
burning star
we're falling from the sky
tonight

a man will rise
a man will fall
from the sheer face of love
like a fly from a wall
it's no secret at all

oh, yeah!
it's no secret that the stars are falling from the sky
the universe exploded 'cause of one man's lie
look, i gotta go, yeah i'm running outta change
there's a lot of things if i could i'd rearrange

so cruel

we crossed the line
who pushed who over?
it doesn't matter to you
it matters to me
we're cut adrift
we're still floating
i'm only hanging on
to watch you go down
my love

i disappeared in you
you disappeared from me
i gave you everything you ever wanted
it wasn't what you wanted

the men who love you, you hate the most
they pass right through you like a ghost
they look for you, but your spirit is in the air
baby, you're nowhere

oh...love...
you say in love there are no rules
oh...love...
sweetheart,
you're so cruel

desparation is a tender trap
it gets you every time
you put your lips to her lips
to stop the lie

her skin is pale like god's only dove
screams like an angel for your love
then she makes you watch her from above
and you need her like a drug

oh...love...
you say in love there are no rules
oh...love...
sweetheart,
you're so cruel

she wears my love like a see-through dress
her lips say one thing
her movements something else
oh love, like a screaming flower
love...dying every hour...love

you don't know if it's fear or desire
danger the drug that takes you higher
head in heaven, fingers in the mire

her heart is racing, you can't keep up
the night is bleeding like a cut
between the horses of love and lust
we are trampled underfoot

oh...love... you say in love there are no rules
oh...love...
sweetheart,
you're so cruel

oh...love...
to stay with you i'd be a fool
sweetheart
you're so cruel

who's gonna ride your wild horses

you're dangerous 'cause you're honest
you're dangerous, you don't know what you want
well you left my heart empty as a vacant lot
for any spirit to haunt
hey hey sha la la
hey hey

you're an accident waiting to happen
you're a piece of glass left in a beach
well, you tell me things i know you're not supposed to
then you leave me just out of reach

hey hey sha la la
hey hey sha la la

who's gonna ride your wild horses?
who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
who's gonna ride your wild horses?
who's gonna fall at the foot of thee?

well you stole it 'cause i needed the cash
and you killed it 'cause i wanted revenge
well you lied to me 'cause i asked you to
baby, can we still be friends?

hey hey sha la la
hey hey sha la la

who's gonna ride your wild horses?
who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
who's gonna ride your wild horses?
who's gonna fall at the foot of thee?

oh, the deeper i spin
oh, the hunter will sin for your ivory skin
took a drive in the dirty rain
to a place where the wind calls your name
under the trees the river laughing at you and me
hallelujah, heavens white rose
the doors you open
i just can't close

don't turn around, don't turn around again
don't turn around, your gypsy heart
don't turn around, don't turn around again
don't turn around, and don't look back
come on now love, don't you look back!

who's gonna ride your wild horses?
who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
who's gonna taste your salt water kisses?
who's gonna take the place of me?

who's gonna ride your wild horses?

until the end of the world

haven't seen you for quite a while
i was down the hole just passing time
last time we met was a low-lit room
we were as close together as a bride and groom
we ate the food, we drank the wine
everybody having a good time
except you
you were talking about the end of the world

i took the money
i spiked your drink
you miss too much these days if you stop to think
you lead me on with those innocent eyes
you know i love the element of surprise
in the garden i was playing the tart
i kissed your lips and broke your heart
you
you were acting like it was the end of the world

love...love...love...love...love...love...
love...love...love...love...love...love...
love...love...love...love...

in my dream i was drowning () sorrows
but my sorrows, they learned to swim
surrounding me, going down on me
spilling over the brim
waves of regret, waves of joy
i reached out for the one i tried to destroy
you, you said you'd wait till the end of the world

even better than the real thing

give me one more chance
and you'll be satisfied
give me two more chances
you won't be denied
well, my heart is where it's always been
my head is somewhere in between
give me one more chance
let me be your lover tonight

oh yeah, check it out

you're the real thing
yeah the real thing
you're the real thing
even better than the real thing
child

give me one last chance
and i'm gonna make you sing
give me half a chance
to ride on the waves that you bring

you're honey child to a swarm of bees
gonna blow right through you like a breeze
give me one last dance
we'll slide down the surface of things

you're the real thing
yeah the real thing
you're the real thing
even better than the real thing
child

we're free to fly the crimson sky
the sun won't melt our wings tonight
oh now, oooh yeah...here she comes

take me higher
take me higher
can you take me higher?
will you take me higher?

you're the real thing
yeah the real thing
you're the real thing
even better than the real thing
even better than the real thing

zoo station

i'm ready
i'm ready for the laughing gas
i'm ready
i'm ready for what's next
i'm ready to duck
i'm ready to dive
i'm ready to say
i'm glad to be alive
i'm ready
i'm ready for the push

in the cool of the night
in the warmth of the breeze
i'll be crawling around
on my hands and knees

she's just down the line...zoo station
got to make it on time...zoo station

i'm ready
i'm ready for the gridlock
i'm ready
to take it to the street
i'm ready for the shuffle
ready for the deal
ready to let go of the steering wheel
i'm ready
ready for the crush

she's just down the line... zoo station
got to make it on time... zoo station

alright, alright, alright, alright, alright
it's alright... it's alright... it's alright... it's alright

hey baby... hey baby... hey baby... hey baby...
it's alright, it's alright

(alright, you can turn it up)

time is a train
makes the future the past
leaves you standing in the station
your face pressed up against the glass

i'm just down the line from your love... zoo station
you know i'm under the sign... zoo station
i've got to make it on time
make it on time... zoo station
i'm gonna be there... zoo station
tracing the line... zoo station
that's alright... zoo station
just two stops down the line... zoo station
just a stop down the line...

new year's day

yeah...
all is quiet on new year's day
a world in white gets underway
i want to be with you
be with you night and day
nothing changes on new year's day
on new year's day

i will be with you again
i will be with you again

under a blood red sky
a crowd has gathered in black and white
arms entwined, the chosen few
the newspapers says, says
say it's true it's true...
and we can break through
though torn in two
we can be one

i...i will begin again
i...i will begin again

oh...
maybe the time is right
oh...maybe tonight...

i will be with you again
i will be with you again

and so we're told this is the golden age
and gold is the reason for the wars we wage
though i want to be with you
be with you night and day
nothing changes
on new year's day

love is blindness

love is blindness
i don't wanna see
won't you wrap the night
around me?
oh my heart
love is blindness
in a parked car
in a crowded street
you see your love
made complete
thread is ripping
the knot is slipping
love is blindness

love is clockworks
and cold steel
fingers too numb to feel
squeeze the handle
blow out the candle
love is blindness

love is blindness
i don't want to see
won't you wrap the night
around me?
oh my love
blindness

a little death
without mourning
no call
and no warning
baby, a dangerous idea
that almost makes sense

love is drowning
in a deep well
all the secrets
and no one to tell
take the money
honey
blindness

love is blindness
i don't want to see
won't you wrap the night
around me?
oh my love

acrobat

don't believe what you hear
don't believe what you see
if you just close your eyes
you can feel the enemy
when i first met you girl
you had fire in your soul
what happened your face of melting in snow?
now it looks like this
and you can swallow
or you can spit
you can throw it up
or choke on it
and you can dream
so dream out loud
you know that your time is coming 'round
so don't let the bastards grind you down

no, nothing makes sense
nothing seems to fit
i know you'd hit out
if you only knew who to hit
and i'd join the movement
if there was one i could believe in
yeah i'd break bread and wine
if there was a church i could receive in
'cause i need it now

to take the cup
to fill it up
to drink it slow
i can't let you go
i must be an acrobat
to talk like this
and act like that
and you can dream
so dream out loud
and don't let the bastards grind you down

oh, it hurts baby
what are we going to do? now it's all been said
no new ideas in the house and every book has been read

and i must be an acrobat
to talk like this
and act like that
and you can dream
so dream out loud
and you can find
your own way out
and you can build
and i can will
and you can call
i can't wait until
you can stash
and you can seize
in dreams begin
responsibilities
and i can love
and i can love
and i know that the tide is turning 'round
so don't let the bastards grind you down

crumbs from your table

from the brightest star
comes the blackest hole
you had so much to offer
why did you offer your soul?
i was there for you baby
when you needed my help
would you deny for others
what you demand for yourself?

cool down mama, cool off
cool down mama, cool off

you speak of signs and wonders
i need something other
i would believe if i was able
but i'm waiting on the crumbs from your table

you were pretty as a picture
it was all there to see
then your face caught up with your psychology
with a mouth full of teeth
you ate all your friends
and you broke every heart thinking every heart mends

you speak of signs and wonders
but i need something other
i would believe if i was able
but i'm waiting on the crumbs from your table

where you live should not decide
whether you live or whether you die
three to a bed
sister ann, she said
dignity passes by

and you speak of signs and wonders
but i need something other
i would believe if i was able
i'm waiting on the crumbs from your table

a man and a woman

little sister don't you worry about a thing today
take the heat from the sun
little sister
i know that everything is not ok
but you're like honey on my tongue

true love never can be rent
but only true love can keep beauty innocent

i could never take a chance
of losing love to find romance
in the mysterious distance
between a man and a woman
no i could never take a chance
'cause i could never understand
the mysterious distance
between a man and a woman

you can run from love
and if it's really love it will find you
catch you by the heel
but you can't be numb for love
the only pain is to feel nothing at all
how can i hurt when i'm holding you?

i could never take a chance
of losing love to find romance
in the mysterious distance
between a man and a woman

and you're the one, there's no-one else
who makes me want to lose myself
in the mysterious distance
between a man and a woman

brown eyed girl across the street
on rue saint divine
i thought this is the one for me
but she was already mine
you were already mine...

little sister
i've been sleeping in the street again
like a stray dog
little sister
i've been trying to feel complete again
but you're gone and so is god

the soul needs beauty for a soul mate
when the soul wants...the soul waits ...

no i could never take a chance
of losing love to find romance
in the mysterious distance
between a man and a woman

for love and faith and sex and fear
and all the things that keep us here
in the mysterious distance
between a man and a woman

how can i hurt when i'm holding you?

love and peace or else

lay down
lay down
lay your sweet lovely on the ground
lay your love on the track
we're gonna break the monster's back
yes we are...
lay down your treasure
lay it down now brother
you don't have time
for a jealous lover

as you enter this life
i pray you depart
with a wrinkled face
and a brand new heart

i don't know if i can take it
i'm not easy on my knees
here's my heart i'll let you break it

i need some release, release, release

we need
love and peace
love and peace

lay down
lay down your guns
all your daughters of zion
all your abraham sons
i don't know if i can make it
i'm not easy on my knees
here's my heart i'll let you break it
i need some release, release, release

we need
love and peace
love and peace

baby don't fight
we can talk this thing through
with me, me and you
i'll call on your phone
the tv is still on
but the sound is turned down
and the troops on the ground
are about to dig in

and i wonder where is the love?
where is the love?
love and peace
where is the love?
where is the love?
where is the love?

all because of you

i was born a child of grace
nothing else about the place
everything was ugly but your beautiful face
and it left me no illusion

i saw you in the curve of the moon
in the shadow cast across my room
you heard me in my tune
when i just heard confusion

all because of you
all because of you
all because of you
i am...i am

i like the sound of my own voice
i didn't give anyone else a choice
an intellectual tortoise
racing with your bullet train

some people get squashed crossing the tracks
some people got high rises on their backs
i'm not broke but you can see the cracks
you can make me perfect again

all because of you
all because of you
all because of you
i am...i am

i'm alive
i'm being born
i just arrived, i'm at the door
of the place i started out from
and i want back inside

all because of you
all because of you
all because of you
i am

original of the species

baby slow down
the end is not as fun as the start
please stay a child somewhere in your heart

i'll give you everything you want
except the thing that you want
you are the first one of your kind

and you feel like no-one before
you steal right under my door
i kneel 'cause i want you some more
i want the lot of what you got
and i want nothing that you're not

everywhere you go you shout it
you don't have to be shy about it

some things you shouldn't get too good at
like smiling, crying and celerity
some people got way too much confidence baby..baby

i'll give you everything you want
except the thing that you want
you are the first one of your kind

and you feel like no-one before
you steal right under my door
i kneel 'cause i want you some more
i want the lot of what you got
and i want nothing that you're not

everywhere you go you shout it
you don't have to be shy about it, no....
sugar come on, show your soul
you've been keeping your love under control

everywhere you go you shout it
you don't have to be shy about it
everywhere you go you shout goodbye
oh my my

and you feel like no-one before
you steal right under my door
i kneel 'cause i want you some more
i want you some more, i want you some more...
oh no.....

city of blinding lights

the more you see the less you know
the less you find out as you go
i knew much more then than i do now

neon heart day-glow eyes
a city lit by fireflies
they're advertising in the skies
for people like us

and i miss you when you're not around
i'm getting ready to leave the ground

oh you look so beautiful tonight
in the city of blinding lights

don't look before you laugh
look ugly in a photograph
flash bulbs purple irises
the camera can't see

i've seen you walk unafraid
i've seen you in the clothes you made
can you see the beauty inside of me?
what happened to the beauty i had inside of me?

and i miss you when you're not around
i'm getting ready to leave the ground

oh you look so beautiful tonight
in the city of blinding lights

time...time...time...time...time
won't leave me as i am
but time won't take the boy out of this man

oh you look so beautiful tonight
oh you look so beautiful tonight
oh you look so beautiful tonight
in the city of blinding lights

the more you know the less you feel
some pray for others steal
blessings are not just for the ones who kneel... luckily

one step closer

i'm 'round the corner from anything that's real
i'm across the road from hope
i'm under a bridge in a rip tide
that's taken everything i call my own

one step closer to knowing
one step closer to knowing
one step closer to knowing
knowing, knowing

i'm on an island at a busy intersection
i can't go forward, i can't turn back
can't see the future
it's getting away from me
i just watch the tail lights glowing

one step closer to knowing
one step closer to knowing
one step closer to knowing
knowing, knowing

i'm hanging out to dry
with my old clothes
finger still red with the prick of an old rose
well the heart that hurts
is a heart that beats
can you hear the drummer slowing?

one step closer to knowing
one step closer to knowing
one step closer to knowing
to knowing, to knowing, to knowing

yahweh

take these shoes
click clacking down some dead end street
take these shoes
and make them fit
take this shirt
polyester white trash made in nowhere
take this shirt
and make it clean, clean
take this soul
stranded in some skin and bones
take this soul
and make it sing

yahweh, yahweh
always pain before a child is born
yahweh, yahweh
still i'm waiting for the dawn

take these hands
teach them what to carry
take these hands
don't make a fist no
take this mouth
so quick to criticise
take this mouth
give it a kiss

yahweh, yahweh
always pain before a child is born
yahweh, yahweh
still i'm waiting for the dawn

still waiting for the dawn, the sun is coming up
the sun is coming up on the ocean
this love is like a drop in the ocean
this love is like a drop in the ocean

yahweh, yahweh
always pain before a child is born
yahweh, tell me now
why the dark before the dawn?

take this city
a city should be shining on a hill
take this city
if it be your will
what no man can own, no man can take
take this heart
take this heart
take this heart
and make it break

sometimes you can't make it on your own

tough, you think you've got the stuff
you're telling me and anyone
you're hard enough

you don't have to put up a fight
you don't have to always be right
let me take some of the punches
for you tonight

listen to me now
i need to let you know
you don't have to go it alone

and it's you when i look in the mirror
and it's you when i don't pick up the phone
sometimes you can't make it on your own

we fight all the time
you and i... that's alright
we're the same soul
i don't need... i don't need to hear you say
that if we weren't so alike
you'd like me a whole lot more

listen to me now
i need to let you know
you don't have to go it alone

and it's you when i look in the mirror
and it's you when i don't pick up the phone
sometimes you can't make it on your own

(this is it)
i know that we don't talk
i'm sick of it all
can, you, hear, me, when, i, sing
you're the reason i sing
you're the reason why the opera is in me

well hey now, still gotta let ya know
a house doesn't make a home
don't leave me here alone

and it's you when i look in the mirror
and it's you that makes it hard to let go
sometimes you can't make it on your own
sometimes you can't make it
best you can do is to fake it
sometimes you can't make it on your own

miracle drug

i want a trip inside your head
spend the day there...
to hear the things you haven't said
and see what you might see

i want to hear you when you call
do you feel anything at all?
i want to see your thoughts take shape
and walk right out

freedom has a scent
like the top of a new born baby's head

the songs are in your eyes
i see them when you smile
i've seen enough i'm not giving up
on a miracle drug

of science and the human heart
there is no limit
there is no failure here sweetheart
just when you quit...

i am you and you are mine
love makes no sense of space
and time...will disappear
love and logic keep us clear
reason is on our side, love...

the songs are in your eyes
i see them when you smile
i've had enough of romantic love
i'd give it up, yeah, i'd give it up
for a miracle, a miracle drug, a miracle drug

god i need your help tonight

beneath the noise
below the din
i hear your voice
it's whispering
in science and in medicine
"i was a stranger
you took me in"

the songs are in your eyes
i see them when you smile
i've had enough of romantic love
i'd give it up, yeah, i'd give it up
for a miracle, miracle drug

miracle, miracle drug

a celebration

shake! shake!

don't go
i believe in a celebration
i believe you set me free
i believe you can loose this chains
i believe you can dance with me
dance with me

shake! shake!
shake! shake!

i believe in the third world war
i believe in the atomic bomb
i believe in the powers that be
but they won't overpower me

and, and you can go there too
and, and you can go go go go

shake! shake!
shake! shake!

and we dance out of time
and everything goes 'round and 'round
and we don't have the time
to watch the world go tumbling down

go! go!

i believe in the bells of christchurch
ringing for this land
i believe in the cells of mountjoy
there's an honest man

and, and you can go there too
and, and you can go go go go

i believe in the walls of jericho (and you...)
i believe they're coming down (can go there too)
i belive in this city's children (and you...)
i believe the trumpet's sound (can go go go go)

and you can go there too
and you can go go go go...

i believe in what i'm doing
what am i doing here...