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Dance This World Away
 

                                  Everybody looks so spaced out there
                                  Busy bowing to the priests of noise
                                  Turn it up and make it drown out the warning
                                  Bad news for the girls and boys
                                  Everybody looks so romantic
                                  Acting like it's nothing at all
                                  Looking for Number One
                                  Working for the week and
                                  Living to the beat

                                  (Chorus: )
                                  Dance this world away
                                  Dance this world away
                                  Dance this world away
                                  Dance this world away

                                  I see people all dressed like Nero
                                  Fiddling while Rome burns in strife
                                  Personal responsibility zero, we've lost that rhythm of life
                                  There's a shadow on our bright horizon

                                  It won't be manna falling out of the sky
                                  The hard rain hits everyone
                                  Working for the week and
                                  Living to the beat

                                  (repeat chorus)

                                  Somewhere there is a ship that's sinking
                                  Why do I think that nobody knows
                                  Looking out for Number One
                                  Working through the week and
                                  Dancing to the back beat

                                  (Repeat chorus)
 
 

 Celebrate Youth
 

                                  I can see the older man
                                  Looking at the younger man
                                  I can see the younger man
                                  Looking at the boy
                                  Over there the older woman
                                  Is looking at the younger woman
                                  I can see the younger woman
                                  Looking at the girl

                                  'cause every man sees
                                  In the younger man the hope
                                  Every woman sees
                                  In the younger girl the dream
                                  Everybody lives
                                  The pride and passion of the young
                                  From the womb to the tomb
                                  We will remember what it means

                                  So celebrate youth (celebrate)
                                  Those who have it (young ones)
                                  Celebrate youth (celebrate)
                                  Give them sight
                                  The future of the world's in the (celebrate)
                                  Hands of children (young ones)
                                  So celebrate youth (celebrate)
                                  Teach them right

                                  Looking in a child's eye
                                  There's no hate and there's no lie
                                  There's no black and there's no white

                                  I can see the older man
                                  And sometimes in the older man
                                  I can see the young boy
                                  Burning in his eye

                                  And locked up here inside our spirit
                                  Is the child that we are, hear it
                                  Some of us will always fear it
                                  And some will heed the cry

                                  'cause every man sees
                                  In the younger man the hope
                                  Every woman sees
                                  In the younger girl the dream
                                  Everybody lives
                                  The pride and passion of the young
                                  From the womb to the tomb
                                  We will remember what it means

                                  So celebrate youth (celebrate)
                                  Those who have it (young ones)
                                  Celebrate youth (celebrate)
                                  Give them sight
                                  The future of the world's in the (celebrate)
                                  Hands of children (young ones)
                                  So celebrate youth (celebrate)
                                  Teach them right

                                  Looking in a child's face
                                  There's no pride and no disgrace
                                  There's no struggle, there's no fight

                                  Everybody sees
                                  In the younger man the hope
                                  Every woman sees
                                  In the younger girl the dream
                                  Everybody lives
                                  The pride and passion of the young
                                  From the womb to the tomb
                                  We will remember what it means

                                  Looking in a child's eye
                                  There's no hate and there's no lie
                                  There's no black and there's no white

                                  So celebrate youth (celebrate)
                                  Those who have it (young ones)
                                  Celebrate youth (celebrate)
                                  Give them sight
                                  The future of the world's in the (celebrate)
                                  Hands of children (young ones)
                                  So celebrate youth (celebrate)
                                  Teach them right

                                  Looking in a child's eye
                                  There's no hate and there's no lie
                                  There's no black and there's no white
 
 

 State Of The Heart
 

                                  I know your name
                                  I told you mine
                                  We've stopped and passed the time of day
                                  You work in town
                                  I work at night
                                  That gives us six until seven to work this out

                                  If I seem a little strange
                                  It's just the state of the heart
                                  I'm waiting here for you
                                  In the state I'm in

                                  You are the moon
                                  I am the sea
                                  You pull me in and gaze on down at me
                                  I was alone
                                  I thought I was immune
                                  The door can still be open wide

                                  If I feel a little strange
                                  It's just the state of the heart
                                  I'm waiting here for you
                                  In the state I'm in
                                  It's just the state of the heart
                                  I wait in the dark
                                  I the state I'm in

                                  We get closer and closer
                                  To falling out or falling in
                                  I go over and over
                                  But I can't change the state
                                  This heart is in

                                  If I seem a little strange
                                  It's just the state of the heart
                                  I'm waiting here for you
                                  In the state I'm in
                                  It's just the state of the heart
                                  You know I wait in the dark
                                  In the state I'm in
                                  It 's the state of the heart
                                  The state of the heart, oh
                                  The state of the heart
                                  The state of the heart, oh
 
 
 

Written In Rock
 

                                  On my way back from a wedding
                                  I drove round some of the old streets
                                  I got swept up by the memories
                                  Of cold nights and warm sheets
                                  I parked outside the house we'd lived in
                                  I tried to think of all the pain
                                  But all I remembered was the laughter
                                  And the precious trust we can't reclaim

                                  There are no second prizes
                                  And there will be no consolation wreath
                                  We may as well miss by a mile
                                  As miss by the skin of our teeth
                                  They all thought we were some sure thing
                                  I had the bloody coat and wedding ring

                                  (Chorus: )
                                  But nothing's written in rock
                                  I know I'm not the one
                                  Was I just the great pretender
                                  Written in rock
                                  There was no battle won
                                  Only a mutual surrender
                                  No guarantees, that's alright
                                  If I was gonna stay,
                                  I would have stayed all night
                                  Bye bye love, you were so damn right
                                  Nothing's written in rock
                                  Nothing's written in rock

                                  You finally learned the deep dark secret
                                  That I know you were waiting for
                                  So I watched the death of innocence
                                  Of the young dreamer at life's door
                                  This world can tear your soul to pieces
                                  If you give it half a chance
                                  There are no rules to remember
                                  There are no written steps to the dance

                                  I don't believe in fate
                                  I don't believe in the blind luck of the draw
                                  I don't believe in love
                                  I mean I don't believe anymore
                                  They all thought we were the real thing
                                  I had the bloody cat and wedding ring

                                  (Repeat chorus)
                                  I remember you all dewy-eyed and breathless
                                  Pointing the direction to
                                  The great promised land
                                  I remember me all petrified and restless
                                  Wondering what you were hiding
                                  In the other hand

                                  Everybody keeps a lonely heart
                                  And everybody gets that feeling
                                  Everybody needs another heart
                                  To give a little bit of healing
                                  To a battered soul

                                  Oh, nothing's written in rock, oh

                                  (Repeat chorus)

                                  Oh, nothing's written in rock, oh
 
 
 

The Power Of Love (The Tao Of Love)
 

                                  I think that somewhere along the line
                                  (And it's said, all things return to you in time)
                                  I must have finally opened up to your love
                                  Though I was building a wall at heaven's gate
                                  (Everything comes to those who wait)
                                  You must have found a secret path into my soul
                                  And now you're part of my life
                                  I can't believe that this is mine
                                  Every light has its time to shine

                                  Is it the power of love
                                  Is it the power of love
                                  Is this the tao of love
                                  I feel the power of love

                                  Caught up in the famous paper chase
                                  (in you eyes, I saw how I never fell from grace)
                                  And I heard the battle's not always
                                  To the strong
                                  (The race is not always to the fleet)
                                  And the one who seeks to pluck the stars
                                  Will miss the jewels at his feet
                                  Blinded by momentary power
                                  We almost had the final hour
                                  I'll never know what caused the change in me

                                  Was it the power of love
                                  Is it the power of love
                                  Is this the tao of love
                                  I feel the power of love

                                  Is it the power of love
                                  Is it the power of love
                                  Is this the tao of love
                                  I feel the power of love

                                  And I thought anything for the cause is worth the price
                                  (Losing you was the sharp edge of the knife)
                                  Now no more fear, the way is clear
                                  I know you are the power in my life
                                  So better late than never
                                  'cause this heart is yours forever
                                  I'll never know what caused the change in me

                                  Was it the power of love
                                  Is it the power of love
                                  Is this the tao of love
                                  I feel the power of love

                                  Is it the power of love
                                  Is it the power of love
                                  Is this the tao of love
                                  I feel the power of love

                                  I think that somewhere along the line
                                  (And it's said all things return to you in time)
                                  I must have finally opened up to your love
 
 
 

Walking On The Edge
 

                                  Keep on, keep on, whispering in the night
                                  There's no problem if it's not in sight
                                  In the face of annihilation
                                  We still plan futures for the children
                                  Keep on whispering in the night
                                  People talk but it's just "cocktail chatter"
                                  What we say, anyway, doesn't really matter

                                  Everybody, time is tight
                                  We're walking on the edge
                                  Of the long black night
                                  From the left and from the right
                                  They're walking on the edge
                                  Of the long black night
                                  And waiting on the big bang

                                  Wake up, wake up, yes this is your life too
                                  The light of spirit also burns in you
                                  In the face of extermination
                                  We still plan future for the children
                                  Get up, yes this is your life too
                                  We talk and talk and shake our heads in wonder
                                  Nothing that we can do
                                  Can stop us from going under

                                  Everybody, time is tight
                                  We're walking on the edge
                                  Of the long black night
                                  From the left and from the right
                                  They're walking on the edge
                                  Of the long black night
                                  And waiting on the big bang

                                  I sit here and contemplate my future
                                  And all the songs that we all sing
                                  Don't really do a thing

                                  Everybody, time is tight
                                  We're walking on the edge
                                  Of the long black night
                                  From the left and from the right
                                  They're walking on the edge
                                  Of the long black night
                                  And waiting on the big bang
 
 
 

Walk Like A Man
 

                                  I got so many thoughts jumping out of my head
                                  And I can't sit still
                                  I'm thinking about the universe
                                  I'm looking at life on earth
                                  I can't shut the camera shutter

                                  I stare at the clock, and the years slip away
                                  And I stay confused

                                  I'm dreaming about la raison d'être
                                  I'm frightened by the toxic threat
                                  I can't stop the motor running

                                  People saying I should learn some self-control
                                  But I just want to exorcise my soul

                                  And walk like a man, walk like a man
                                  I still feel like a boy
                                  And you feel like a girl in my hand
                                  I'm gonna walk like a man, walk like a man
                                  I'm still waiting on the revelation
                                  Here in never-never land

                                  I got so many things jumpin' out of my brain
                                  And I feel so strange
                                  I'm crazy about the car I drive
                                  While people struggle just to stay alive
                                  I can't put the two together

                                  I stare in the bathroom mirror at my face
                                  God, I look so pale
                                  Lines crawl across my face
                                  I'm runnin in the human race, yeah
                                  Me first, who am I kidding

                                  Where is this peace that comes with age
                                  Someone show me to my cage

                                  Where I can walk like a man, walk like a man
                                  I still feel like a boy
                                  And you feel like a girl in my hand
                                  I'm gonna walk like a man, walk like a man
                                  I'm still waiting on the revelation
                                  Here in never-never land
                                  (When it finally hits me then)
                                  (And only then, I'll understand)
                                  Waiting for the revolution here
                                  In never-never land

                                  Where is this peace that comes with age
                                  Will somebody take me to the stage

                                  Where I can walk like a man, walk like a man
                                  Walk, walk like a man
                                  Walk like a man
                                  Walk like a man
                                  Walk like a man
                                  Walk like a man
                                  Walk like a man
                                  I still feel like a boy
                                  And you feel like a girl in my hand
                                  I'm gonna walk like a man, walk like a man
                                  I'm still waiting on the revelation
                                  Here in never-never land
                                  (When it finally hits me then)
                                  (And only then, I'll understand)
                                  Waiting for the revolution here
                                  In never-never land

                                  Walk like a man
 
 

 The Tao Of Heaven
 

                                  The light of spirit burns in everyone
                                  The diamond's buried deep-surrender
                                  When the heart is ready the teacher will come
                                  Nothing remains without change-surrender
                                  The tao of heaven shines in every eye
                                  The diamond's buried deep-surrender
                                  It's a gateless gate for those who never try
                                  Nothing remains without change-surrender
                                  The light of spirit burns in everyone
                                  The diamonds buried deep-surrender
                                  When the heart is ready the teacher will come
                                  Nothing remains without change-surrender
                                  The tao of heaven shines in every eye
                                  The diamond's buried deep-surrender
                                  It's a gateless gate for those who never try
 
 

 Stranger In The House
 

                                  We don't talk much
                                  We don't make live like we used to
                                  And I stay guarded
                                  I've got walls and triggers
                                  I never thought I had
                                  And so do you
                                  But this is love
                                  And that's the way we seem content to play it

                                  I touch your clothes when you're e gone
                                  I let your scent wash over me
                                  You cry at night and you wish just like a child
                                  That we were how we used to be

                                  There's' a stranger in the house
                                  In the house
                                  There's a stranger in the house
                                  In the house
                                  There's 's a stranger in the house
                                  In the house
                                  And she looks like somebody from a lifetime ago

                                  I stonewall you, you stonewall me
                                  But we both know that
                                  Hiding deep inside us
                                  Lives the love that we try hard to lose
                                  And never will
                                  But this is war
                                  And that's the way we seem content to fight it

                                  I get so angry and confused 'cause
                                  I want out but I want you
                                  You can't decide between moving out
                                  Or moving in
                                  You don't know what to do

                                  With a stranger in the house
                                  In the house
                                  There's a stranger in the house
                                  In the house
                                  There's a stranger in the house
                                  In the house
                                  And she looks like you
                                  And he looks like me

                                  Is this the same girl
                                  That I fought so hard to win
                                  And now I fight to lose her
                                  Now I feel that it's just like skin to skin
                                  And nerve to nerve
                                  Strung out like wire
                                  Is that the way we are content to live

                                  We face off in anger
                                  In rooms once filled with love
                                  Looking for a chink in the armour
                                  Where we can stab the blade
                                  What are we thinking of

                                  There's a stranger in the house
                                  In the house
                                  There's a stranger in the house
                                  In the house
                                  There's a stranger in the house
                                  In the house
                                  And she looks like somebody from a lifetime ago

                                  There's' a stranger in the house
                                  In the house
                                  There's a stranger in the house
                                  In the house
                                  There's 's a stranger in the house
                                  In the house
 
 

My Father's Chair
 

                                  My father's chair's still standing there
                                  All alone since the long night
                                  Now it's three years on and I still feel
                                  He'll come home, we'll be alright
                                  So where's this healing time brings
                                  I was told the pain would ease
                                  But it still hurts like the first night

                                  That night my brother, my mother and I
                                  Were looking up at a distant star
                                  And wishing we could reach that far
                                  And back in the house
                                  And alone for the first time
                                  We told each other we cared
                                  We avoided my father's chair

                                  I watch my family, we hold on
                                  We are strong and we'll be alright
                                  The clock continues counting down,
                                  All the while
                                  And every child will share the long night
                                  But do the spirits meet again
                                  Why am I still so filled with doubt
                                  Is my soul everlasting

                                  And the far distant future
                                  When I knew you'd be gone
                                  Came too fast and stays too long
                                  Why do they leave the weak of spirit
                                  And take the strong

                                  But wherein the world turns sour
                                  And I get sick from the smell
                                  And I can't find no comfort there
                                  I climb into my father's chair