The Jewel

1. Higher Circles

When there’s something where you’ve gotta take your part
You’ve gotta feel it, gotta feel it from the start
Just to be in touch, the gift of luck
To be in higher circles will take you by the hand, a friend, a gift, a stand

I take if from the diamond proof
I shout it from the highest roof
My heart’s a Romeo
Feels the safest place to go

When your mega chance is sitting on the ground
You pick it up, you give it life, you give it sound
Just to keep the band in higher circles
The chance will take you hand in hand
Together we must stand

I take if from the diamond proof
I shout it from the highest roof
My heart’s a Romeo
Feels the safest place to go

Don’t sell cos we’re coming home

Do you ever find you’re left behind?
I’ll fill the gap, I like the crack, it’s all mine
Will you lead my by the hand, a friend a gift, a stand

I take if from the diamond proof
I shout it from the highest roof
My heart’s a Romeo
Feels the safest place to go

2. The Pleasure Of Hope

Come out of the rain my weary friend
I know where you’ve been
I know what you’ve done
You suffered Behrings Rock
And now your welcome’s just begun

Welcome home, welcome home

Her anchor weighs heavy round your neck
Your senses are alert
The pleasure of hope destroys the fact
That the dull pain ever hurt
She knows you’re coming
But she’s waiting in the middle of the hottest desert

Goodbye hope, goodbye hope

3. Leviathan

You killed my future, I looked on in pain
Hoped to see a poppy field at the end
My ears did burn, I recollect your thoughts
You didn’t even try to replace your hate for love
You’re a matt black box, a pair of unwashed socks
A braincell killer with my life on the rocks
I tried to stamp you out

Shut you out of my mind
All I could do was to keep in line
Never look behind,
You never know what you’ll find

As a child I’d hide
As a child I never was told
I never was told

I got lost in the deep green sea
No source is greater, my moon’s a crater
We got left by the forest edge
No source is greater

As a child I’d hide
As a child I never was told

At the end of the day
In the Autumn years of my life
I simply walk away and shuffle my feet
I’m a stranger that I’ll never meet

My ears did burn, I recollect your thoughts
You didn’t even try to replace your hate for love
You’re a matt black box, a pair of unwashed socks
A braincell killer with my life on the rocks
I tried to stamp you out

4. Alaska: At Home With The Earth

And once again we’ll be as one with the Earth
Far from the scorched pyramids
Our Sunday slippers
Mum there’s no kippers in the freeze
And once again we’ll be as one with the Earth
Far from our catastrophic crime
I’ll be back with you before I die

And once again we’ll be at home with Alaska
Next time you see her cruel face
Why don’t you get around to ask her?
She’ll hurt you with her smile
We’ll suffer her just for a while

And once again we’ll be at home with the Earth
Next time you see her cruel face
Why don’t you get around to ask her?
Why don’t you ask her?
Why don’t you ask her?

- Alaska: Snowfall (Instrumental)

 

5. Circus

Outgrown the big top
But still shadowed by a doubt
Acrobats deceive, deceive me
No safety net to help you out
Self-conscious discipline
Unconscious disciple in bewildered religion
All the things you’ve said and done
Hope the art remains unharmed

Self-conscious discipline
Unconscious disciple in bewildered religion
All the things you’ve said and done
Hope the art remains unharmed

Drifting away your child your lover
The thing you loved has poisoned you
Bitter talk that reeks of almonds
Do pictures in a gallery scorn the painter?
Does a book destroy the writer?
In a field of inspiration
I see clowns approaching me
I look the other way to find a smile to cling to
Trying to justify, simplify and rectify the end

What ambitious man would sit back and onlook?
While his dream goes sailing by
In the icy cold night he’ll cry
With the kids tucked up and slippers dry
I remember that circus so well

6. Oh Divineo

Lead me, lead me
Take me down, take me down
Cry, don’t cry
Long standing hypocrites
You burn the candle at both ends
Reality, reflection in my eye
Tranquillity a virtue in itself
Please give it to me
We need compassion
Of long standing nation
A book overdue, of lasting relation

Lead me, lead me
Cry, don’t cry
Trace back your deism and take it to the roots
Humpty Dumpty just fell down
He’s crashing through the roof
Oh Divineo

Where does the fire burn now?
Where does the fire burn now?
Where does the fire burn

7. The Black Knight

Damp moss like a carpet in a home
Autumn leaves like a bed on a sea of foam
Birds for friends, who could wish for more
But he gets lonely, on his own

But I’m still in the dark
Or is it just the dark ages?
What would I give to be dressed in silver again
Just turn back some pages

Look to the sunlight, black absorbs the heat
In the chain mail letters I write, male chain enzymes freak
Did you know there’s a lake down there?
Where I can get a drink
But he still thinks about freedom

Look to the sunlight, black absorbs the heat
In the chain mail letters I write, male chain enzymes freak
Did you know there’s a lake down there?
Where I can get a dream
But it’s only a dream about freedom

Damp moss like a carpet in a home
Autumn leaves like a bed on a sea of foam
Birds for friends, who could wish for more
But he gets homely on his throne

8. Fly High Fall Far

Colour blind, exposure to the Western World
Love is a sign, unkind
Crazy thoughts of freedom stray in your mind
Fly high, fall far
Keep your fingers crossed, keep your ears to the floor
When the ferryman comes to take his fee
What you once owned is no longer yours

But love is free

Playdown a little longer
The right time to make a break
These four walls getting stronger
The chain around my neck
Explosion of free will
Creative memory
A new infatuation
A whole new symphony

Fly high, fall far
Keep your fingers crossed, keep your ears to the floor
When the ferryman comes to take his fee
What you once owned is no longer yours

But love is free, but love is free

But love is free
But love is free
But love is free
But love is free

9. Victims Of Life

They left the City at midnight
All gone without trace
The end of the bad times
They still remember the days
When they were search for
Among the woods and the trees
And all the other possible things
That made life seem so beautiful
They never really knew at all

Hang on to my life
Hang on to my soul
The meaning of life must mean more to me
Than a thousand years below

Among the woods and the trees
And all the other possible things
That made life seem so beautiful

They left the city at midnight
Don’t need to put up a fight
The sound they made was incredible
It was quite a sight
But they’ll never forget

Among the woods and the trees
And all the other possible things
That made life seem so beautiful
They never really knew at all

Hang on to my life
Hang on to my soul
The meaning of life must mean more to me
Than a thousand years below

Among the woods and the trees
And all the other possible things
That made life seem so beautiful

Armageddon

Living is good we get by
Doing what we should
We damned well try
It’s just what’s said about the future
You’re here and I’m here
At least we’re here today

Come on don’t give me that crap
It’s not quite as bad as that yet
Why don’t you all join the jet set
Hair net make your last bet

Will it be today or next year
The fear is near
So what will appear right here
Armageddon, Armageddon
Come on don’t give me that crap
It’s not quite as bad as that yet
Why don’t you all join the jet set

Insomnia

My heart’s pounding got nowhere to hide
Begin to wonder if I’m still alive
Can’t close my eyes gets into your soul
I can see this is a big black hole

Get out get out
We gotta get out
I’m balanced on a wave that’s too big to ride
Oh boy this one carries some clout
I can only say that I feel weak inside

This disease spreads throughout the world
So don’t tell me that you haven’t been told

Get out get out
We gotta get out
I’m balanced on a wave that’s too big to ride
Oh boy this one carries some clout
I can only say that I feel weak inside

I sit back
I tell myself
Night is here
The end of the line
I take what is mine
Could this be the end of my life?