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 Rock Of Life
 

                                  Big beat talk to me
                                  Waking up blind with the house on fire

                                  Well I pick up my guitar, (I tune up),
                                  I look in the mirror
                                  It's like a stranger in my hand
                                  (the baby is crying)
                                  There comes a time when the boy must
                                  leave (get up)
                                  And the man has to enter
                                  For the soul to understand (all of the changes)
                                  As if it ain't hard enough this life I'm living in
                                  I was caught with my guard down
                                  When the world came knocking

                                  (Chorus)
                                  I feel the big beat, the rock of life
                                  Big beat talk to me
                                  I feel the back beat, the rock of life
                                  Waking up blind with the house on fire

                                  Is it something in my head (look up)
                                  Or the time of season
                                  Or the little boy in my hands (must be a reason)
                                  Yeah, there's new meaning in my life
                                  (a shake-up)
                                  But there's pain and confusion
                                  And I'm trying to understand (all of the changes)
                                  I've been cut so deep but I can't make it bleed
                                  I was caught with my head in the sand
                                  When the world came knocking

                                  (Repeat Chorus)

                                  It ain't no perfect life
                                  This one I'm living in
                                  And I was caught with my guard down
                                  When the world came knocking

                                  (Repeat Chorus)

 Honeymoon In Beirut
 

                                  I wake up every night (to the sound)
                                  To the sound of breaking glass
                                  Got troops in the bed
                                  And tanks in the hall
                                  I kidnapped and held for ransom (the one in me)
                                  The one in me that you loved
                                  We wit for the fall
                                  And put emotional bullet holes in the wall
                                  And we both
                                  Keep sending signals all is well:
                                  "Wish you were here"

                                  (Chorus)
                                  Honeymoon in Beirut
                                  Although I keep on sending postcards
                                  from heaven (tell me)
                                  Why do I stay (I don't know)
                                  Honeymoon in Beirut
                                  And we still keep pretending
                                  sixes are sevens (tell me)
                                  Why can't we say
                                  There is no honeymoon
                                  (this is no honeymoon) no
                                  This is no honeymoon
                                  (there is no honeymoon) no

                                  Honeymoon in Beirut
                                  there are no peace talks pending,
                                  no quarter given (there's just)
                                  blood on the bed, where there used to be love

                                  Strategy and maneuvers (have replaced)
                                  Any love that was here
                                  We have dinner in silence
                                  And bullets with beer
                                  I don't know what you want (my defeat)
                                  Or complete surrender
                                  Or peace in our time
                                  While in bed we draw the battle line
                                  And we sit, out in the rain
                                  Writing cards to friends back home
                                  The weather is fine

                                  (Repeat Chorus)

                                  And we stand out in the rain
                                  Smiling as we sink like a stone
                                  And hope for the end (whatever it is)

                                  (repeat Chorus)
 
 

World Start Turning
 

                                  I was born in the Southern Land
                                  yeah, a million miles from America
                                  And whatever we wanted was just
                                  A matter of choosing
                                  And I was raised in the Great White Way
                                  Just like all those kids in America
                                  And the T.V. taught us to win with no thought
                                  Of losing (then I woke up)
                                  This is the real world, the real town without pity
                                  This is the real world, in the shadow of the city
                                  This is the real wheel,
                                  you don't get too many spins
                                  this is the real deal, not everybody wins

                                  Just another soul lost in America
                                  I was so frustrated and I got so lonely
                                  It almost took a miracle to open my eyes

                                  (Chorus)
                                  World start turning (turn into the wind)
                                  World start turning (some things were never meant to be)
                                  I've been standing on the beach
                                  Crying to the raging sea
                                  I was falling, falling
                                  Heart start beating (turn into the wind)
                                  Heart start beating (some things were never meant to be)
                                  Made a promise to myself
                                  I'll never get that low again

                                  We were taught if man believes in
                                  What he wants in America
                                  It's only a matter of time, just a
                                  matter of seasons
                                  But I walk through the houses of dreams that died
                                  I see the ones still trapped there
                                  The ones that tried
                                  But spent the rest of their lives wondering why
                                  And searching for reasons
                                  (and they never wake up)

                                  This is the real world, you've got to know
                                  just when to bend
                                  Here in the world, precious little matters
                                  in the end
                                  This is the real world, the real town
                                  without pity
                                  This is the real world, in the shadow of the city

                                  Just another soul lost in America
                                  I was so frustrated and I got so lonely
                                  It almost took a miracle to open up my eyes

                                  (Repeat Chorus)

                                  You can't stop the world, cant' stop the world

                                  Never could settle for where I was
                                  Too many places I was trying to be
                                  The times I succeeded and the times I failed
                                  You know that no one will remember but me

                                  World start turning, world start turning
                                  I've been standing on the beach
                                  Crying to the raging sea
                                  I was falling, falling

                                  (Repeat Chorus)
 

One Reason(To Believe)
 

                                  Lighting candles in the church of my choice
                                  Loving strangers in the dark
                                  Looking for someone to give me what I lack
                                  Searching for something 'til you showed me
                                  The gun in my back

                                  I'm human and I need it
                                  And I must have my beliefs
                                  I open myself to the love
                                  And I love you 'cause you showed me
                                  A merciful release
                                  I'm living this time and I know you gave
                                  me the reason

                                  (Chorus)
                                  One reason (to believe), one reason
                                  (you're the one)
                                  One reason (to believe), one reason (my baby)
                                  One reason (it's all I need), one reason
                                  (to believe)

                                  Trying to get faith from the $8.50 paperbacks
                                  Hoping they'll show me the way
                                  (the way to what?)
                                  Man in a crisis, a young girl in his bed
                                  She's trying to help him when she tells him
                                  It's all in his head

                                  I'm human and I need it
                                  And I must have my beliefs
                                  I open myself to the love
                                  And I love you 'cause you showed me
                                  A merciful release
                                  I'm living this time and I know you
                                  gave me the reason

                                  (Repeat Chorus)

                                  I bow to the east or I kneel to the west
                                  It's a matter of faith
                                  I'm the only one who has to believe it

                                  (Repeat Chorus)

                                  I bow to the east or I kneel to the west
                                  It's a matter of faith
                                  I'm the only one who has to believe it

                                  (Repeat Chorus)
 

Soul To Soul
 

                                  Someone along the way derailed your train
                                  And I'm having a real hard time
                                  Getting any love thru your defenses
                                  You listen to your heat but I know how well
                                  You listen to your heart
                                  If this is the real thing
                                  Then I want more from you than flesh and blood

                                  (Chorus)
                                  So, soul to soul
                                  I know how it feels
                                  Between lover to lover (we're gonna be)
                                  So, soul to soul
                                  Like a magnet to steel
                                  Just like lover to lover (we're gonna be)

                                  We don't make love so much as
                                  Have a bedroom crucifixion
                                  Any love that you receive only seems
                                  to go skin deep
                                  You lost the key, don't throw away the house
                                  Tho' I love your flesh and blood
                                  This is the real thing
                                  And I want more from you than skin to skin

                                  (repeat chorus)

                                  Somewhere there's an altar she lays herself
                                  Across it and she
                                  Hands me the blade but I don't, I don't stick it in

                                  So, soul to soul and the faithful all kneel
                                  Every sister and brother (we're gonna be)
                                  So, soul to soul and I wish it was real
                                  Just like lover to lover (we're gonna be)

                                  And if this ain't what you want
                                  You better tell me now baby
                                  Cause I want more from you than skin to skin

                                  (repeat chorus)

                                  Somewhere there's an alter she lays herself
                                  Across it and she
                                  Hands me the blade but I can't, I won't stick it in

                                  So, soul to soul and the faithful will kneel
                                  Every sister and brother (we're gonna be)
                                  So, soul to soul and I wish it was real
                                  Just like lover to lover (we're gonna be).

                                  Soul to soul...
 

Tear It All Down
 

                                  I walk thru the streets of my old town
                                  Trying to remember all the feelings
                                  But the only feeling was that something
                                  Sweet had come and gone for everyone
                                  There's factories in the fields where
                                  we used to run
                                  There's a hard day coming for us
                                  Daughters and sons
                                  Wake up, some things had better change

                                  (Chorus 1)
                                  Tear it all down and starting here and now
                                  Let it all burn, so many souls in pain
                                  Tear it all down, too many hearts in doubt
                                  We're never gonna learn

                                  All of the treasures we own
                                  God bless the house, the car and the T.V.
                                  They built us a prison without any locks
                                  And meanwhile the men
                                  who claim God on their side
                                  Spit out their message and sell me a ride
                                  While we look for idols inside a fashion magazine
                                  Things are gonna change

                                  (Chorus 2)
                                  Tear it all down and starting here and now
                                  Let it all burn, so many souls in pain
                                  Tear it all down, too many hearts in doubt
                                  We're never gonna learn, there's a
                                  wall to keep us in
                                  Tear it all down, and walls to keep us out
                                  Let it all burn, too many souls in pain
                                  Tear it all down, too many hearts in doubt
                                  We're never gonna learn

                                  Lying naked here in the shrine of your embrace,
                                  your embrace
                                  We touch the burning cauldron to your
                                  Angel face, angel face
                                  I look at my boy as he sleeps
                                  An innocent facing the lions
                                  I wish there was some way I could talk
                                  To my father again

                                  There's a bomb in the schoolhouse
                                  Wired to the face of the clock
                                  In the face of disaster
                                  We stand like a rock
                                  You can't want you're children to pay
                                  For your sins wake up
                                  Some things are gonna change
 

                                  Tear it all down, some things are gonna fall
                                  Tear it all down, we can't go back again
                                  Tear it all down, with backs against the wall
                                  Tear it all down, There's a wall to keep us in
                                  Tear it all down, There's a wall to keep us out
                                  Let it all burn, too many souls in pain
                                  Tear it all down, too many hearts in doubt

                                  (Repeat 2nd chorus)
 
 

 Woman
 

                                  And I say no, no more, I can't see you again
                                  But I don't know if I mean it
                                  I don't know if I just pretend
                                  I make up my mind the feeling's dead
                                  But who's fooling who inside my head
                                  And I know that I had the feeling
                                  That something's wrong
                                  It's been out of my control for much too long
                                  I always seem to want to fall in love
                                  With the iron hand inside the velvet glove
                                  But it feels too good

                                  (Chorus)
                                  Oh woman, I need you (do you want me to beg)
                                  I lost my pride long ago (and you know it)
                                  Oh woman, I love you (when you take me to bed)
                                  My private beatings never show
                                  Woman when you make love you close your eyes
                                  (And I get any closer to the mystery)
                                  Oh woman, I need you (you must be the one)
                                  Don't cut me free 'cause I can't be myself

                                  The voices say stand up, I wish that I could
                                  I feel the nail being driven in
                                  But there's something about it that feels so good
                                  You're always the talk of the town
                                  And the town won't shut up talking 'til
                                  The king is crowned
                                  And I know that I know you like it,
                                  hard and tough
                                  There's a lot of heat and spark,
                                  but that's not enough
                                  The actor wants to skip the final scene
                                  Tho' the keys are in the getaway machine
                                  I just can't go

                                  (repeat chorus)

                                  And I know that I get the feeling
                                  There's something wrong
                                  It's been out of my control for much too long
                                  I always seem to want to fall in love
                                  With the iron hand inside the velvet glove
                                  But it feels so good

                                  (repeat chorus)
 
 

 Dream In Colour
 

                                  You wake up to tell me
                                  (that you're numb inside,
                                  that the feelings all have died)
                                  You're praying and you're saying
                                  (that you do believe
                                  But I don't believe that's true)
                                  Everything has always been there
                                  Nothing goes away that won't come back
                                  You're living in a house of cards
                                  And you're blowing down the stack

                                  (Chorus)
                                  She sleeps under a rainbow
                                  She won't dream in colour
                                  She thinks that her soul is painted
                                  Grey or black or white
                                  Sleeping under a rainbow
                                  She could dream in colour
                                  dream in colour tonight

                                  Glass mirror, look in (I know it's hard to see,
                                  when the one you free is you)
                                  Sleep walking, high talking (but the colours
                                  aren't real and the things you feel don't last)
                                  You sit there looking at the sunrise
                                  Not knowing if the day has come or gone
                                  Wondering why it turns you off
                                  When it never turns you on

                                  (repeat chorus)

                                  Picking at the lock on the front door
                                  Pulling at the shutters on the windows
                                  But you're living in a house of shadows

                                  Even though you're lonely you think it's you
                                  sitting at that table set for one
                                  You're waiting for the guest that never comes

                                  (repeat chorus)
 
 

 Hold On To Your Dream
 

                                  You always felt you had a destiny, yeah
                                  You wouldn't bow down to the gods
                                  Of money and power, baby
                                  You burned bright to shed your light
                                  All over the world
                                  You had a plan and it was just a
                                  matter of time now
                                  Here today, what happened to that dream
                                  Don't tell me it's over
                                  I still smell the fire

                                  (Chorus)
                                  Stand up and hold on to your dream
                                  Maybe this is your moment
                                  Stand up and hold on to your dream
                                  You know no one can take it
                                  There is a path it's always been yours
                                  And you have the right of passage
                                  Signed in blood and sealed in tears
                                  Sending you a message
                                  Across the miles and thru the years
                                  Stand up (and be there) and hold on to
                                  your dream
                                  With some faith and conviction
                                  (some faith and conviction)

                                  Take a good look, you don't like
                                  what you see, no
                                  You just don't come this far
                                  And never get scarred, baby
                                  It all seemed like fate
                                  The big dreams weren't hard to make
                                  Way back then
                                  Something pure about that
                                  Suffer for art, passion and pain
                                  Standing here
                                  What happened to those dreams
                                  Don't tell me they're over
                                  While your heart is still beating

                                  (Repeat Chorus)
 
 

 If You Think You're Groovy
 

                                  Now I can tell you how I feel
                                  A broken heart is this for real
                                  There's still so much for me to do
                                  And to know
                                  And to be and to feel

                                  (Chorus)
                                  If you think you're groovy
                                  You don't even move me
                                  There's no denying
                                  If you dare to be true

                                  In my dreams I dreamt for two
                                  My dreams were real but where were you
                                  And now my dreams have all been changed
                                  Rearranged
                                  There's room for two
                                  But not for you

                                  (repeat chorus)

                                  Oh you made me feel so real
                                  Baby how I used to feel
                                  Now I know what it's all about
                                  Honey I found out (I found out) I found out
                                  (I found out) I found out and I
                                  wanted to tell you

                                  (repeat chorus)