Lyrics

B-Sides, etc.

01. She's Not Here
02. Beautiful History
03. I Want To Know

04. Bury This Thing
05. Guardians
06. Walking Away
07. Come To Life

08. Dark Green
09. Something To Behold
10. She's My Escape
11. Before I Go

12. Saved
13. Cut

01. Lost In You
02. Look Inside
03. Dolphins [Tim Buckley]
04. In My Life
05. Broken
06. Angelou [Van Morrison]
07. Níos Gaire do Shona ('Closer To Happy' as Gaeilge)

 

She's Not Here

[Lyrics]

 

Beautiful History

[Lyrics]

Look up to the rain
Look up to the skies
See through the clouds come down around you

Beautiful history

 

I Want To Know

What am I supposed to do
Under the weight of this
The world will come to understand me
Touch me, I feel joy
Love when I feel the kiss
Under the afternoon sun
And earth ritual of seed

When the light shines before me I want to know it
When the light shines before me I want to know it

This time I'm waiting for it
No railroad tracks touch under me
And that's a beautiful shadow
Lying on the broken roof
Oh I'm jumping
I want to know what it means to be free
'Cause every time I had the chance before
There was always something else to do

When the light shines before me I want to know it
When the light shines before me I want to know it

What am I supposed to believe in
I've thrown all my books away
Is it better that I lie down in the fields
Than walk the road with my books hid
Oh I'm curious, I'm scared, I'm awake
How loud will my calling be?
The vision of my sleeping self
Is a blaze in my memory

 

Bury This Thing

Keep your faith hid behind a stare
With every word stuck dead in the air

Maybe I'd stop and listen
I realise what is missing
Don't ask me what is wrong
You'll know that I'll say
I always say nothing and turn away
I'll have to see you the way that I dream you
Bury this thing before it begins to break us apart

If your head hung weary and tried
If your eyes betrayed something you hide

I was amazed by the height of your flight
It's not easy to stop singing so bright

I've been living outside where nothing means what it seems
I've been trying to deny it but it's already been

Ooh, bury this thing
Before it begins to break us apart
Ooh, bury this thing
Before it begins to break us apart

 

Guardians

Everybody knows that things haven't changed
Some sorry chance in asking us to try
But while repeating the same thing over
People stopped listening to soothsayer's cries

To day like the new do of the world

To stand out at all from ordinary days
Imagination reclined and gone
Just sing it over in different ways

Oh, believe this is happening
Those guardians have gone and there's nowhere to go

So I had a plan to survive on my own
So I left this morning and my lover too
I buried memories deep in my thinking
And turned my attention to a passing moon

Oh, believe this is happening
Those guardians have gone and there's nowhere to go

Oh, silver moon
Don't they see anymore
Once we had time for all and tomorrow
And I know he sees what we have become
Go on, go on, I'm soon to follow

 

Walking Away

There's nothing real in this hotel
Nothing true in the promised field
Is it not in me to feel the suffering of everyone
To love so much the things you touch is to fly into the sun
Always you learn, the door you open finds another one
I am a stone, I am surrounded
A man of love buried alive
Come face to face with my reprieve
Is this the kiss I wanted all my life?

I say you're the only one I can fight for
Madly I push along the road
To know, to know, if I can hear a cry
To know, to know, if I can feel

I'm breathing warm, redeeming skin
The taste of life was always here
And in your eyes I see the things I stumbled for
Disappear behind your tears

The chestnut lanes to fallen leaves
Oh love, I see now that I left you there
Walking away
The days of lovers in the setting sun

The days of lovers...

 

Come To Life

All I see, I see is one who knows no end
To the ways he's got to go
A tired traveller coming through the snow
Making for a light in the world

Come to life, be with me
We'll keep the sun over the sea
Come to life, be with me
When all we crave is still asleep

I'm going to find a place to wake up
I won't regret that I never understood
The failing kiss, the word you couldn't say
So I drink the last whiskey with the sun

 

Dark Green

Sunday morning, garden colours
Tripping over every moment
As they come fast like racing birds
Swirling for the gathering

Little children being golden
Hanging on to window dreaming
Don't tell me them lies, don't deceive them
They rise now from the daisy fields

Let the colour river flow
Close your eyes, let it rise inside of you
Sit beside me now darling
Oh we're gonna see a change

Won't be long now before it turns
These heavy days of prophet tales
All shameless rhyme and remedy
We'll leave behind us when we sail

Let the colour river flow
Close your eyes, let it rise inside of you
Sit beside me now darling
Oh we're gonna see a change

You're inner mind, there's more to feel
Out to the stars, there's more to feel
Don't let go of your lover's hand
Everything may soon be over

Let the colour river flow
Close your eyes, let it rise inside of you
Sit beside me now darling
Oh we're gonna see a change

 

Something To Behold

And now as I am travelling
I'm wandering through the
Sleeping countryside abandoned light
Or down the hillside weeping
Like eyes in the dead world
Skin spread across the earth
Under a blue, a black cloud
And all that there is to hear is the stranger talking aloud

Oh did, did I see something to behold

I would like to be somewhere now
A house in the shelter of trees
To live in the daylight and
As the night came in
I would sleep and dream to please

Oh did, did I see something to behold
Something to be loved

I am this thing or that, I won't escape it
What's the use, I jumped out of the spinning day
Now my heart is many
I think too much of you and I
To see the world is going by

The crime is not the fallen king's existence we suffered through
It is that we could be alone for loving you
And I thought that it would be easy
It was not that at all
But while trying we didn't think that we would fall

 

She's My Escape

There is nothing more than these harbour bells
The boat cry for open sea far from the citadel
Oh, how it stirs me too, dark exciting night
Waves on the ocean
Watching my love tonight

Through her timeless eyes
She is my world, she's my escape
We only need each other to be safe

She must be tired
For she sleeps in my arms
I think she knows that my words are warm
She breathes in sympathy with the bells
And she knows that I'm drunk with love for her
And I follow where she goes

Magical kiss in surprise
And your moving across the sea
Last day words it seems
And you know they would be heavenly (eyes)

Too late to run with her
Cold wind unties the love
Hope our journey fails with the jewels of Donna bell
There is nothing more than these harbour bells
The boat cry far from the citadel
Through her timeless eyes
She is my world, she's my escape
Oh, we only need each other to be safe

 

Before I Go

The winter sun's enough to light up your desire
The back and forth of life was leading through a daze
Reaching out for someone
Who will love you when you turned away
You can't decide to live 'cause if you understand
Well it's all been said before
We have nothing else to give, no

Maybe I'll find another way to tell you that I know
What it means to be afraid before I go
If all the things you learned to see
Keep shining for you now
I hope you find the love you seek
Light up the world below

The melancholy January days remain
My life is knowing that you fell
I don't want to come to hate these things that I love
You didn't save me
But I hope you saved yourself

Sometimes I feel like the last man alive
No one can be real at 6 A.M.
It's over for a while

Oh, you ran so fast
You wanted to be right
To show us we could rise if we let go
But look at how we sigh
We can't separate the hours in the stream
We struggle in the flow
We must decide, we must decide

Oh, I will before I go under stone
Crushed to cold earth
I crawl across clay and it's you I'm coming to
Before I go, before I go
Yes I will, yes I will

 

Saved

Baby we're already saved
We can never be apart
Baby we're already saved
We can never be apart

There's no sadder song than this one
You wake up alone in my arms
All we want to do is breathe easily
Wild eyes were all our charms

Baby we're already saved
We can never be apart
Baby we're already saved
We can never be apart

Do I turn around and now like a child
Go looking for another lesson to be learned
How can I believe in love without a love?
It's hard to learn this way, I’d rather play God

Baby we're already saved
We can never be apart

So here’s my story, everything is for you
Here’s my pain
There's no glory in winning
Here’s my new beginning..............la la la

We lie as lovers on a bed of lies
It's the weight of my life to be here with you now
But I never left before, no no
For now we have to breathe to bring this love alive
We'll let each other go, let it go..........let it go

Baby we're already saved
We can never be apart
Baby we're already saved
We can never be apart
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh...............................

 

Cut

All life is lost
Lost the lightning way
The fear and disarray disintegrating
Because you are afraid
Because you turn away
And I've seen all the things made sacred by your sins

Baby we are lost
Did we want it to be sold
To love not for a kiss
But to see the form of love
All I ever wanted was a chance for us to be two exalted stars
I could be your tears

The eagle feeds in the fire of love
But never sees the flame go down

I'm cut now, I don't see
Illusion can be sweet but I'm dangerously blind
In the space that I can't cross
Between this planet we have made
And the first sets of people
Going by on the outside

All over now
I have a song to sing
And marked by those deeds
A lover of the skies
The only certain step
My words, my silence
The truth must cry peace to make it cry

 

Lost In You

[Lyrics]

 

Look Inside

[Lyrics]

 

Dolphins

Sometimes I think about Saturday's child
And all about the times when we were running wild
I've been out searching for the dolphins in the sea
Ah, but sometimes I wonder, do you ever think of me
This old world will never change the way it's been
And all the ways of war won't change it back again
I've been out searchin' for the dolphin in the sea
Ah, but sometimes I wonder, do you ever think of me
This old world will never change

 

In My Life

[Lyrics]

 

Broken

[Lyrics]

 

Angelou

Angeliou oh Angeliou
Oh oh Angeliou Angeliou
Oh Angeliou oh Angeliou oh my Angeliou
In the month of May
In the month of May
In the city of Paris
In the month of May
In the month of May
In the city of Paris
And I heard the bells ringing, and I heard the bells ringing
In the month of May
In the city of Paris and I called out your name

In the month of May
In the city of Paris
In the month of May
In the city of Paris
Oh oh Angeliou oh Angeliou oh oh Angeliou oh my Angeliou

Walkin' on a city street who would think you could ever be touched
By a total stranger, not me
But when you came up to me that day and I listened to your story
It reminded me so much of myself
It wasn't what you said but the way it felt to me
About a search and a journey just like mine

Will you be my baby
Will you be my baby now
Will you be my baby
Will you be my baby now
Angeliou oh Angeliou
Angeliou oh Angeliou
Yes I will yes I will yes I will
After she told all these things to me I said I got a story too
It goes something like this

 

Níos Gaire do Shona

Cé ’ bhacfas liomsa má aimsím an marc
’S mé níos gaire do shona?
Cé thabharfas aird ar a raibh i mo chroí-se
Nuair ’ mhothaíos go dona?

Is cén treo a rachad má chaillimse greim
Ar mhianta mo chroí-se?
Is cé bheas chun tosaigh nuair ’ bheas gach rud déanta
Is mé tréigthe is cloíte?

Bhí cúis le mo ghníomhsa –
’Nois ní cuimhin (pronounce: caoin) liom í.
Líonadh mo chroí le spraoi –
Le linn na hoích’.

Níl insa stair ach umar gan tóin
Is titeann gach n-aon ann;
Tuigimse féin é, ach coinnímse greim ort –
Ag brath ar leithscéalta.
(Is) dearcaim anuas ar Cholumbus arís
’S an mhuir faoina cheannas
An bháisteach ag stealladh amach as na flaithis
agus mise ar foscadh.

Bhí cúis le mo ghníomhsa –
’Nois ní cuimhin (pronounce: caoin) liom í.
Líonadh mo chroí le spraoi –
Le linn na hoích’.