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Lost Songs 95-98

 

Flame Turns Blue | Twilight | Hold On | As I'm Leaving | If your love is real
Tidal Wave | Faling Down the Mountainside | January Rain | Red Moon
A Clean Pair of Eyes | Wurlitzer


FLAME TURNS BLUE
I went looking for someone I left behind
Yeah but no-one just a stranger did I find
I never noticed hadn't seen it as it grew
The void between us where the flame turns blue

Different places yeah but they all look the same
Dreams of faces in the streets devoured by names
I'm in collision with every stone I ever threw
And blind ambition where the flame turns blue

Worlds dismantled hey and all the books unbound
Conversations though we utter not a sound
I heard a rumour I don't know if its true
That you'd meet me where the flame turns blue

So I venture underneath the leaden sky
See the freight train with its one fierce eye
And then I listen as it tears teh night into
With a whistle and the flame turns blue

In the morning I will sing
In the morning I will sing

Through the lemon trees the diamonds of light
Break in splinters on the pages where I write
That if I lost you I don't know what I'd do
Burn forever where the flame turns blue
Yeah if I lost you I don't know what I'd do
Burn forever where the flame turns blue

In the morning I will sing
In the morning I will sing

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TWILIGHT
Wash the twilight
From my head
Hanging on a brighter ahread
Little darlin
Till I see you once again

Tell the man to
Fill my cup
Honey I ain't gonna stop
Little darlin
Till I see you once again

Pinch me if I'm dreaming
I'm somewhere I've never been when
You lead me by my hand
Into the flame

Just the rain now
On my hat
And the past
What use is that
Little darling
Till I see you once again
Na na na na, na na na...

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HOLD ON
Hold on
Hold on to me
Hold on
Hold on to me
Sometimes there's no easy way
Got to cause somebody pain
Watching you
You hit so hard on yourself
Cos you need someone to blame

Oh now
What will you do
Oh now
What will you do
Can't help the way you're feeling
Don't want to leave him so alone
Lisa cries
Her red hair streaming down
Feels like her heart is made of stone

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AS I'M LEAVING
As I'm leaving
A change comes on my eyes
These streets persuading me
With mumbles strange goodbyes

And through the water
Through the ring
To the soul of everything
Throw my heart out
On the stones
And I'm almost gone

And there's no meaning
In clothes and coffee cups
Cheap hotel furniture
Where silence never stops
And through the water
Through the ring
To the soul of everything
Throw my heart out
On the stones
And I'm almost gone

And now I'm dreaming
I'm staring at the walls
At cars all frozen now
In late night waterfalls

And through the water
Through the ring
To the soul of everything
Throw my heart out
On the stones
And I'm almost gone

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IF YOUR LOVE IS REAL
Three days spent staring at your photograph
Read your letter, made me laugh
But there's a shadow on the path
Till I know
If your love is real

Cos its not as if a lot was said
Falling in and falling out of bed
But now the world's turned on its head
Till I know
If your love is real

Spent a long time now, persuading myself
That I don't need no-one,
Nobody else
That I'd felt all there was to feel

I'm in a daydream now, I'm out to lunch
should it come down to the crunch
I'm wide open for that sucker punch
Till I know
If your love is real
Till I know
If your love is real

Spent a long time now, persuading myself
That I don't need no-one,
Nobody else
That I'd felt all there was to feel

I know if I should live one hundred years
I'd never see another face like yours
On stranger seas, or brighter shores
Cos I know
That my love is real

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TIDAL WAVE
Ever since your fingertips
Ever since your eyes
Talking with the light oh
Bluer skies

Even if I wanted to
How could I explain
Coming through my head now
This tidal wave

All your favourite eyelashes
All your bluest skin
Bring them and I'll meet you in
That room again

Even if I told it true
Why should they believe
Coming through my head now
This tidal wave
Tidal wave

Coming over Waterloo
Dreaming of your hands
Want to run away now
Foreign lands

Even as I lie with you
Listen to you breathe
Coming through my head yeah
This tidal wave
Tidal wave
Tidal wave

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FALLING DOWN THE MOUNTAINSIDE
Without a word, you set your sights
into the sun
when all the world, you put to rights
was still so wrong

Pin your heart out on your sleeve
spouting all that make believe
from your lips it seemed it might come true
falling down the mountainside with you

The clothes you wore, the people stared
you looked so strange
to see you move, St. Vitus dance
was in your veins

Never once afraid to know,
what it feels like when you go
out beyond where logic keeps the view
falling down the mountainside with you

If you were here first thing I'd do
is knock you down
you left me cold, to meet your ghost
all over town

So grind the stone and spin the wheel
lock the doors, on what you feel
looking back, it's like i always knew
I'd be falling down the mountainside with you

falling down the mountainside with you
falling down the mountainside with you
falling down the mountainside with you

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RED MOON
Weighing that silver
There with your hands
In no position to make demands
Got what you wanted
Oh very nice
But every kiss must have a price

I'm gettin tired of, being denied of
Sayin the same old thing
And these tears ain't gonna mend
these broken wings
Red moon

All that I've witnessed
Hard to believe
Still find it in me to be so naive
Cry on your pillow
Into the night
Cos sayin you're sorry
Won't make it right

I'm gettin tired of, being denied of
Things getting in my way
And if I'm quiet
That's cos there's nothing left to say
Yeah, if I'm quiet
That's cos there's nothing left to say

Red moon
Red moon
Red moon
Red moon

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JANUARY RAIN
Lyrics coming soon.

A CLEAN PAIR OF EYES
Hear me God I'm on the level
Mapping silence seeing things
Crying laughing like the devil

And before the might
Of all that's seen
I'll raise my head
And wake to dream
With a clean pair of eyes

Murdered gold and colours flashing
Time like blood like flowing hair
Faces merging airplanes crashing

And before the might
Of all that's seen
I'll raise my head
And dream anew
With a clean pair of eyes

A clean pair of eyes
Don't need no-one to blame
Don't need no disguise
No sugar to sweet my brain
A clean pair of eyes

Today I need no commentary
Today I do not need to speak
No explanation necessary

And before the might
Of all that's seen
I'll raise my head
And dream again
With a clean pair of eyes

A clean pair of eyes
Don't need no right or wrong
Don't need no disguise
No sugar to fix my tongue
A clean pair of eyes

Liquid air and flags that ripple
A tambourine of smoking suns
Love that blinds us fear that cripples

And before the might
Of all that's seen
I'll raise my head
And wake to dream
And before the might
Of all that's seen
I'll raise my head
And dream anew
And before the might
Of all unnamed
I'll raise my head
And dream again
Dream again
Dream again
Dream again
Dream again

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WURLITZER
Instrumental

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