Another time it might have been so different oh if only we could do it all again but now it's just another fading memory out of focus, though the outline still remains Far away, away, fading distant lights leaving us all behind, lost in a changing world and you know that these are the days of our lives remember Like the story that we wish was never ending We know sometime we must reach the final page still we carry on just pretending that there'll always be one more day to go Far away, away, fading distant lights leaving us all behind, lost in a changing world and you know that these are the days of our lives so remember... Another chance hello, another goodbye and so many things we'll never see again days of life that seemed so unimportant they seem to matter but to count much later on Far away, away, fading distant lights leaving us all behind, lost in a changing world and you know that these are the days of our lives rememberFeeding The Fire
You are terrified by the smallest sound Because you live your life in such a sheltered world As do those who surround you Well I have seen you stung by poisonous flies And you suffer much too much from their bites There you sit in your comfort watching other people get caught by the storm Many a thing that used to be a secret Has become so talked about Not worth a second thought There's different kinds of secrets now Times change, it's not enough to say It seemed a good idea a hundred years ago You think it's not your problem It really doesn't matter at all Every stone that's thrown must fall to the ground But you don't give a thought to where they might come down You are feeding the fire over which you'll be roasted Anywhere that they don't speak the same In any place that they don't think the same You think it's not your problem No no You think it's not your problem It really doesn't matter at all Oh... Maybe it's not your fate to be a leader of men But you just leave it all to someone else and complain You could be so much stronger, but it really doesn't matter any longer Cos you're feeding the fire over which you'll be roasted Cos you're feeding the fire over which you'll be roastedFireside Song
As daybreak breaks the mist upon the earth It came to pass that beauty settled there forever more And as the steam clings close to things to come It came to pass that solid rock did part for humble life Once upon a time there was confusion Disappointment, fear and disillusion Now there's hope reborn with every morning See the future clearly at its dawning Forever drifting slowly towards a hazy emptiness Whilst water slips into the sea The father's sad to see it's free As shadows creep towards their master night It came to pass that trees defied the wind who shook their leaves And as the peace descended all around It came to pass that nature's creatures came to face the world Once upon a time there was confusion Disappointment, fear and disillusion Now there's hope reborn with every morning See the future clearly at its dawning Forever drifting slowly towards a hazy emptiness Whilst water slips into the sea The father's sad to see it's free Once upon a time there was confusion Disappointment, fear and disillusion Now there's hope reborn with every morning See the future clearly at its dawning Once upon a time there was confusion Disappointment, fear and disillusionFirth Of Fifth
The path is clear Though no eyes can see The course laid down long before. And so with gods and men The sheep remain inside their pen, Though many times they've seen the way to leave. He rides majestic Past homes of men Who care not or gaze with joy, To see reflected there The trees, the sky, the lily fair, The scene of death is lying just below. The mountain cuts off the town from view, Like a cancer growth is removed by skill. Let it be revealed. A waterfall, his madrigal. An inland sea, his symphony. Undinal songs Urge the sailors on Till lured by sirens' cry. Now as the river dissolves in sea, So Neptune has claimed another soul. And so with gods and men The sheep remain inside their pen, Until the Shepherd leads his flock away. The sands of time were eroded by The river of constant change.Fly On A Windshield
The sky is overcast and as Rael looks back a dark cloud is descending like a balloon into Times Square. It rests on the ground and shapes itself into a hard edged flat surface, which solidifies and extends itself all the way East and West along 47th Street and reaching up to the dark sky. As the wall takes up its tension it becomes a screen showing what had existed in three dimensions, on the other side just a moment before. The image flickers and then cracks like painted clay and the wall silently moves forward, absorbing everything in its path. The unsuspecting New Yorkers are apparently blind to what is going on. There's something solid forming in the air, And the wall of death is lowered in Times Square. No-one seems to care, They carry on as if nothing was there. Rael starts to run away towards Columbus Circle. Each time he dares to take a look, the wall has moved another block. At the moment when he thinks he's maintaining his distance from the wall, the wind blows hard and cold slowing down his speed. The wind increases, dries the wet street and picks up the dust off the surface, throwing it into Rael's face. More and more dirt is blown up and it begins to settle on Rael's skin and clothes, making a solid layered coat that brings him gradually to a terrified stillness. A sitting duck. The wind is blowing harder now, Blowing dust into my eyes. The dust settles on my skin, Making a crust I cannot move in And I'm hovering like a fly, waiting for the windshield on the freeway.Follow You Follow Me
Stay with me, My love I hope you'll always be Right here by my side if ever I need you Oh my love In your arms, I feel so safe and so secure Everyday is such a perfect day to spend Alone with you I will follow you will you follow me All the days and nights that we know will be I will stay with you will you stay with me Just one single tear in each passing year With the dark, Oh I see so very clearly now All my fears are drifting by me so slowly now Fading away I can say The night is long but you are here Close at hand, oh I'm better for the smile you give And while I live I will follow you will you follow me All the days and nights that we know will be I will stay with you will you stay with me Just one single tear in each passing year there will be I will follow you will you follow me All the days and nights that we know will be I will stay with you will you stay with me Just one single tear in each passing year...For Absent Friends
Sunday at six when they close both the gates a widowed pair, still sitting there, Wonder if they're late for church and it's cold, so they fasten their coats and cross the grass, they're always last. Passing by the padlocked swings, the roundabout still turning, ahead they see a small girl on her way home with a pram. Inside the archway, the priest greets them with a courteous nod. He's close to God. Looking back at days of four instead of two. Years seem so few (four instead of two). Heads bent in prayer for friends not there. Leaving twopence on the plate, they hurry down the path and through the gate and wait to board the bus that ambles down the street.The Fountain Of Salmacis
Hermaphrodite: a flower containing both male and female organs; a person or animal of both sexes. The child Hermaphroditus was the son of Hermes and Aphrodite, the result of a secret love affair. For this reason he was entrusted to the nymphs of the isolated Mount Ida, who allowed him to grow up as a wild creature of the woods. After his encounter with the water-nymph Salmacis, he laid a curse upon the water. According to fable, all persons who bathed in the water became hermaphrodites. From a dense forest of tall dark pinewood, Mount Ida rises like an island. Within a hidden cave, nymphs had kept a child; Hermaphroditus, son of gods, so afraid of their love. As the dawn creeps up the sky The hunter caught sight of a doe. In desire for conquest, He found himself within a glade he'd not beheld before. Hermaphroditus: Narrator: "Where are you, my father? "Then he could go no farther Give wisdom to your son" Now lost, the boy was guided by the sun" And as his strength began to fail He saw a shimmering lake. A shadow in the dark green depths Disturbed the strange tranquility. Salmacis: Narrator: "The waters are disturbed "The waters are disturbed Some creature has been stirred" Naiad queen Salmacis has been stirred" As he rushed to quench his thirst, A fountain spring appeared before him And as his heated breath brushed through the cool mist, A liquid voice called, "Son of gods, drink from my spring". The water tasted strangely sweet. Behind him the voice called again. He turned and saw her, in a cloak of mist alone And as he gazed, her eyes were filled with the darkness of the lake. Salmacis: Narrator: "We shall be one "She wanted them as one We shall be joined as one" Yet he had no desire to be one" Hermaphroditus: "Away from me cold-blooded woman Your thirst is not mine" Salmacis: "Nothing will cause us to part Hear me, O Gods" Unearthly calm descended from the sky And then their flesh and bones were strangely merged Forever to be joined as one. The creature crawled into the lake. A fading voice was heard: "And I beg, yes I beg that all who touch this spring May share my fate" Salmacis: Narrator: "We are the one "The two are now made one, We are the one" Demi-god and nymph are now made one" Both had given everything they had. A lover's dream had been fulfilled at last, Forever still beneath the lake.