Remember when you were young? You shone like the sun. Shine on, you crazy diamond Now there's a look in your eyes Like black holes in the sky Shine on, you crazy diamond You were caught in the crossfire Of childhood and stardom, Blown on the steel breeze Come on you target for faraway laughter; Come on you stranger, you legend, You martyr, and shine You reached for the secret too soon You cried for the moon Shine on, you crazy diamond Threatened by shadows at night And exposed in the light Shine on, you crazy diamond Well, you wore out your welcome With random precision Rode on the steel breeze Come on you raver, you seer of visions; Come on you painter, you piper, You prisoner, and shineLearning To Fly
Into the distance, a ribbon of black stretched to the point of no turning back a flight of fancy on a wind swept field standing alone my senses reeled a fatal attraction holding me fast, how can I escape this irresistible grasp? Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky tongue-tied & twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I Ice is forming on the tips of my wings unheeded warnings, I thought I thought of everything no navigator to guide my way home unladened, empty and turned to stone A soul in tension that's learning to fly condition grounded but determined to try can't keep my eyes from the-circling-skies tongue-tied & twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I Above the planet on a wing and a prayer. my grubby halo, a vapour trail in the empty air. across the clouds I see my shadow fly out of the corner of my watering eye a dream unthreatened by the morning light could blow this soul right through the roof of the night There's no sensation to compare with this. suspended animation, a state of bliss can't keep my mind from the circling-sky. tongue-tied & twisted just an earth-bound misfit, IYet Another Movie
One sound, one single sound One kiss, one single kiss A face outside the window pane. However did it come to this? A man who ran, a child who cried A girl who heard, a voice that lied The sun that burned a fiery red The vision of an empty bed The use of force, he was so tough She'll soon submit, she's had enough The march of fate, the broken will Someone is lying very still He has laughed and he has cried He has fought and he has died He's just the same as all the rest, He's not the worst, he's not the best And still this ceaseless murmuring. the babbling that I brook. The seas of faces, eyes upraised The empty screen, the vacant look A man in black on a snow white horse. A pointless life has runt its course. The red rimmed eyes, the tears still run As he fades into the setting sunRound And Around
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The sweet smell of a great sorrow lies over the land Plumes of smoke rise and merge into the leaden sky: A man lies and dreams of green fields and rivers. But awakes to a morning with no reason for waking He's haunted by the memory of a lost paradise In his youth or a dream, he can't be precise He's chained forever to a world that's departed It's not enough, it's not enough His blood has frozen & curdled with fright His knees have trembled & given way in the night His hand has weakened at the moment of truth His step has faltered One world, one soul. Time pass, the river roll And he talks to the river of lost love and dedication And silent replies that swirl invitation Flow dark and troubled to an oily sea A grim intimation of what is to be There's an unceasing wind that blows though this night And there's dust in my eyes, that blinds my sight And silence that speaks so much louder than words, Of promises brokenThe Dogs Of War
Dogs of War and men of hate With no cause, we don't discriminate Discovery is to be disowned Our currency is flesh and bone Hell opened up and put on sale Gather round and haggle For hard cash, we will lie and deceive Even our masters don't know the webs we weave One World, it's a battleground One World, and we will smash it down One World... One World Invisible transfers, log distance calls, Hollow laughter in marble halls Steps have been taken, a silent uproar Has unleashed the dogs of war You can't stop what has begun Signed, sealed, they deliver oblivion We all have a dark side, to say the least And dealing in death is the nature of the beast One World, it's a battleground One World, and they smash it down One World... One World The Dogs of War don't negotiate The Dogs of War won't capitulate They will take and you will give. And you must die so that they may live You can knock at any door But wherever you go, you know they've been there before. Well winners can lose and things can get strained But whatever you change, you know the dogs remain. One World, it's a battleground One World are we going to smash it down? One World...One WorldOn The Turning Away
On the turning away From the pale and downtrodden And the words they say Which we won't understand "Don't accept that what's happening Is just a case of others's suffering Or you'll find that you're joining in The turning away It's a sin that somehow Light is changing to shadow And casting it's shroud Over all we have known Unaware how the ranks have grown Driven on by a heart of stone We could find that we're all alone In the dream of the proud On the wings of the night As the daytime is stirring Where the speechless unite In a silent accord Using words you will find are strange And mesmerised as they light the flame Feel the new wind of change On the wings of the night No more turning away From the weak and the weary No more turning away From the coldness inside Just a world that we all must share It's not enough just to stand and stare Is it only a dream that there'll be No more turning away?