Not Of This World

1. If I Were The Wind (And You Were The Rain)

If I were the wind and you were the rain
That blows from east to west that melts away this pain
If I were the sea and you were the sky
I could wash away those tears
And our hearts again would fly
And the pirates and the thieves might bring you to your knees
But they’ll never board your ship
You may have to sail through troubled seas
But the stars will always lead you
To the sun on the horizon
And you will feel life again
As the storm shows mercy on your sails

People my people
Captain my captain
Sail this empty vessel away from here to calmer shores
People my people
Captain my captain
Sail this empty vessel away from here to calmer shores

And the pirates and the buccaneers
Who fought you through the years
Now kneel and bow to you
They see a strength in you
And you will be their king
And the rest of the world will see
And want to follow right behind you
Because you fought them off with that weapon
The sword of mercy and truth

It’s all so fearless now
Now the dust ha settled down
It’s time to say goodbye
To the lives I touched and left behind
Through this melody and rhyme
I’ll find some comfort here

On waters new we set sail
Our eyes set on a new world
It’s time to wave goodbye
Wiped from your memory
But so fair of face and a heart of gold
My son my son

2. Dance Of The Seven Veils: Faithless

And old man came here telling tales
Of days gone by and seven veils
A sanctuary for all the pedlars of the lie
But one by one the veils fall
Through the subtlety of time recall
The words they longed to kill
Would not be silent be still

You were faithless in a twist of fate
You jumped the queue at Traitors Gate
It’s just my view but you know what I say is true

It was the month of the strawberry moon
The smell of apples and summer’s bloom
Ten thousand horses could not drag you centre stage
To weary sailors the sirens sing
You hiding in the stage’s wings
Forever clawing at your chains and your white feathers

You were faithless in a twist of fate
You jumped the queue at Traitors Gate
And to the stars our words will rise
Forever bound and sealed

You were faithless in a twist of fate
You jumped the queue at Traitors Gate
Each act and motion locked away
Will be known in the end

You were faithless in a twist of fate
You jumped the queue at Traitors Gate
At last the veils have fallen down
They squirm like vipers on the ground
In time the power of passion’s lust
Slips through your fingers and turns to dust

Naked now you too were deceived
And now you must stare into the eyes of the Gorgon

Here within the time we spent upon the mortal coil
Not knowing what it all meant
Our lives of pain and toil
Are those still standing tall beyond the china wall

3. Dance Of The Seven Veils: All Over Now

[…]
Like a gypsy it seeks
To serenade you while you sleep
But is cutting out your heart
Leaving scars that run so deep
Like a moth to a flame
That just keeps burning through your life
But the lure of those sweet
Words of love keep calling

It hurts when you say
I never knew you anyway
But it’s all over now
And it hurts when you say
I never knew you anyway
But it’s all over now
And it hurts when you say
I never loved you anyway
But it’s all over now
And it hurts when you say
I never knew you anyway
But it’s all over now
[…]

4. Not Of This World: Not Of This World

Looking for God – Looking for life
Looking for all the right words and answers
Looking for something not of this world

Here within the time we spent upon this mortal coil
Not knowing what it meant
Beyond the china wall
Are those still standing tall now fit to fall
I need to save me from myself

Looking for hope – Looking for home
Looking away from all the despair
Looking for something that just isn’t there

Here within the time we spent upon this mortal coil
Not knowing what it meant
Beyond the china wall
Are those still standing tall
Beyond our wildest dreams and human means
And me I must save me from myself
And be far away from me
And my soul must be free
I’m flesh and blood I’m a human being
I’m flesh and blood I’m a human being

Here within this human shell
Lies a heart that beats – A soul that weeps
The landscape of my life has changed
My soul will never be the same
So what love can I now give?
That will not be betrayed
It was never meant to be to one
But to those who can hear these words and stayed
Ridi Pagliacci

5. Not Of This World: Give It To Me

One man fills his pockets with gold
From the rising cost of dying
Consumed by consumerism
Telephone lines keep lying

Give it to me
(getting bigger better quicker)
Oh oh oh oh give it to me
(getting faster for the brave new world)
Just give it to me
(bigger better quicker)
Oh oh oh oh give it to me
(getting faster for the brave new…)

Eating money wanting more
Give to the rich and rob from the poor
One day man will eat the world
Fill his pockets and sell his soul

Give it to me
(getting bigger better quicker)
Oh oh oh oh give it to me
(getting faster for the brave new world)
Just give it to me
(bigger better quicker)
Oh oh oh oh give it to me
(getting faster for the brave new…)

‘Cause they’re flesh and blood
They’re just human beings
They’re flesh and blood
They’re just human beings

You should have buried me at childbirth
You should have never let me free
Now I won’t go away from here
You cannot put back the fruit on the tree

6. Not Of This World: Green-Eyed Angel

All those friends I’ve known and lost they tell me it’ll be alright
Not with empty words or hearts they tell me I will be alright
And with her wings she shelters me and tells me it’ll be alright

Green eyed angel coming down from heaven
I never thought the one who loved me more than any
Would be the one to lead me to the gallows

Green eyed angel coming down from heaven
I never thought the one who loved me more than any
Would be the one to leave me

I sense those friends I know but can’t see, they tell me it’ll be alright
When they lay their hands on me I feel them near and I will be alright
And though my heart still has this dark place
Day by day it’ll feel more light

Green eyed angel coming down from heaven
I never thought the one who loved me more than any
Would be the one to lead me to the gallows

Green eyed angel coming down from heaven
I never thought the one who loved me more than any
Would be the one

Green eyed angel coming down from heaven
I never thought the one who loved me more than any
Would be the one to lead me to the gallows

Green eyed angel coming down from heaven
I never thought the one who loved me more than any
Would be the one to lead me to the gallows

Green eyed angel coming down from heaven
That summer day of ’94 was such a happy day

When they lay their hands down on me and I feel them near I know it will be alright
Hearts so young against a heart of stone not to love that child
And although my heart still has this dark place
Day by day I know it’ll feel more light
Hearts so young against a heart of stone

7. A Man Of Nomadic Traits

I am a man of nomadic traits
A Bedouin of wandering fate
To cross the deserts to the sea
Where my soul becomes the sea and me
At times a bird at times a child
Sometimes animal sometimes wild
Ruled by numbers by figures and by facts
To free the self made prison
From the darkness and the rats
At times a bird at times a child
Sometimes animal sometimes wild

I am a man of nomadic traits
And Bedouin sisters are saving me
You reap what you sow
And in time don’t you know
When wisdom comes to call
If there’s nobody listening at all

And so this story has no end
Man’s search for true enlightenment
Where others see reality
Is a mirage that I clearly see
I sometimes wonder who’s right and who’s wrong
In this crazy world I don’t belong

I am a man of nomadic traits
And Bedouin sisters are saving me
You reap what you sow
And in time don’t you know
When wisdom comes to call
If there’s nobody listening at all

I am a man of nomadic traits
And wandering fate though people’s lives
Be strong and wise
Look with kind and gentle eyes

8. World’s End: The Lost Children

We started our life so innocent but got lost somewhere on the way
Learnt little from the wars we’ve raged that keep coming back round again

As I look backwards my mind becomes hazy
And all that I find is the world has got crazier
Time after time as the blind lead the blind
The Hopelessly leads us in circles again

We came here free as children and we’ll leave here just the same
With nothing to show for our best intentions
But a path of destruction and blame

And on up that hill we traveled with no cause to care for the others
So where are all the lost children?
They’re you and me and you’re still my brothers

As I look backwards my mind becomes hazy
And all that I find is the world has got crazier
Time after time as the blind lead the blind
The Hopelessly leads us in circles again

There is faith there is truth there is love but the greatest of these is love

There’s are the shores on which we played so long ago
The crystal wave no longer falls

Men of steel who endured the most The Father The Son and The Holy Ghost
The butterflies of war flying so high sick as a pig on American pie

The seasons change the moon turns red
Don’t surrender your courage to the voices in your head
You’d give all you have now to put right all the wrongs
So where are all the lost children? They’re coming home to stay this time

These are the shores on which we once played
Were the flowers and the green trees just a dream we made?
Respect my friend was a lesson you never learned

So where are all the lost children? They’re coming home to stay this time

9. World’s End: And Finally…

Heading for hope – Heading for home
Heading for roads that don’t lead me back here

Looking at you – Looking at me
Looking at days and nights with no fear
Looking for something not of this world

Here within the time we spent upon the mortal coil
Not knowing what it all meant our lives of pain and toil
Are those still standing tall beyond the china wall

And those who life now have endured
Are called unto the shore
And my soul will be free
I’ll fly free now as a bird
Our voices to be heard

Their flesh and blood they were human beings
Their flesh and blood they were human beings

Here within the time we spent
Upon the mortal coil
Not knowing what it all meant
Our lives of pain and toil
Are those still standing tall
Beyond the china wall
And me and my soul will be free
The greed of man will be
So far away from me
I’ll fly free now as a bird
Our voices to be heard

Their flesh and blood they were human beings
Their flesh and blood they were human beings

10. Paintbox (Acoustic)

Painting pictures of a thousand different paths
We sketch an outline of a love that hopes to last
Casting a wand over imaginary hopes
And close our eyes so we don’t fell the ebb and flow

And paintbox you are my only hope
Of covering the faded past and starting out once more
With a fortune in new colours new hopes to inspire
I paint the path I want to take and paint a life of fire

Marking out our lives full of different plans
Excitedly we hold the key to change our hearts and hands
We climb the hill to see if green fields lie beyond
Only to realise they’ve faded now and gone

And paintbox you are my only hope
Of covering the faded past and starting out once more
With a fortune in new colours new hopes to inspire
I paint the path I want to take and paint a life of fire

Painting pictures of a thousand different paths
We sketch an outline of a love that hopes to last
Casting a wand over imaginary hopes
And close our eyes so we don’t fell the ebb and flow

And paintbox you are my only hope
Of covering the faded past and starting out once more
With a fortune in new colours new hopes to inspire
I paint the path I want to take and paint a life of fire

11. The King Of The Castle (Acoustic)

Crossing the wastelands to carry me home
Holding the last breath of faith to the end
Rising from ashes my task is now done
I took the vows
My only bows

Looking for somewhere that’s home to me now
The king of the castle and his sacred cow
I travelled the world and by chance this is how
The lies became true
Between me and you
Free spirit I’ve travelled, so follow me now

Held by the raging and powerful sea
Never threw up my hands to accept the defeat
Long nights of questions, no answers to hold
A heart of gold
My kindred soul

Looking for somewhere that’s home to me now
The king of the castle and his sacred cow
I travelled the world and by chance this is how
The lies became true
Between me and you
Free spirit I’ve travelled, so follow me now

12. The New World