The Window Of Life

1. The Walls Of Babylon

As the sun comes up for a new day
Beams of light that shattered through the night
Explodes into fragments of a razor sharp morning
Melts away the past

But fails to melt the coldest heart
But fails to melt the coldest heart

So you think you’re back on the right line
Turning water into wine, silver into gold
A thousand crimes will all be told

So you want a drive on the white line
Throwing caution to the wind, shooting arrows from your bow
A thousand mysteries to be solved

So you think you’re back on the right line
And I know what you’re thinking
Dream what you’re dreaming
Walls of Babylon come tumbling down

Babylon’s burning in my mind
Look sideways for the very first time
Struck by lightning for my crime
Acting strange and I don’t know why

And I can dream what you’re dreaming
Feel what you’re feeling
Never ever let yourself down
So you think you still got enough time
Turning swords into knives, playing with lives
The walls of Babylon all come tumbling down

Babylon’s burning in my mind
Look sideways for the very first time
Struck by lightning for my crime
Acting strange and I don’t know why

Babylon’s burning in my mind
Looks sideways for the very first time
Struck by light, name for my crimes
Acting strange and I don’t know why

Babylon kisses like an angel dressed in black
Bleeds its victims turning diamonds into dust
And the shards will cut your feet
And stab you in the back
No no no

2. Ghosts

I could have been an actor
I could have been anything
Just to hear the heart of the lonely sing
And your hospitable world

Since you live in your dreams
You’re like a China doll and a rocking house
It’s getting harder to scream
But as I stand on this empty stage

With this lifeless idol of mine
This is where my story will be told
And let the story unfold
Dream maker, you’re looking through the window

Lifesaver, you’re looking through the window
Stargazer
Your eyes, your eyes are full of stars
See the light burn out and fade away

Your eyes, your eyes are full of stars
See the light burn out and fade away
She broke the promise, she broke their spell
She opened up the door to Hell

The stage now set, the scenes in place
Never again could she look in his face
Outcast to a prison cell
Of what she made in this world alone

The magic of the bubble burst
A burnt out shell she could no longer call her home
And the nights got colder as she got older
Eyes glazing over and blurring out

As tears rolled down her cheek
And offering so weak too quell the fire in hell
Racing through the night on a roller coaster ride
Taking the fast lane on a Harley

You’re waiting for the dating for the the ceremonies to begin
Hanging up too tight on a white knuckle ride
With anger in my guts at all the harlots and the sluts
Broken hearted a broken man, I never saw the end

And went crushing round the blend
Dancing over this lifeless shell
Don’t know if I’m going to Heaven or Hell
But time will heal the pain I feel when I come looking for you

And in old age when your final breath came
I waited for you and prayed for you
Your crime and passion now forgiven
Then I saw your eyes in the stars

3. Breaking The Spell

Like a shooting star that comes once in every lifetime
You came to me out of the blue
And blue is your colour
When the whole world falls into the sea

There’s still you and me
Through the wind and the rain and the snow
I’d follow you up mountains, round the moon and the stars and back again
And I’ll always be waiting for you

And when we cast that final spell
We’ll meet in our dreams, a place that no one else can go
Don’t ever let your love die
Don’t ever go breaking the spell

4. The Last Man On Earth

She kneels before the grave, holding flowers frail
But still holding onto life
Placed in a vase, she has to let go
She knows how to let go

Skylight’s now open to you, friend
Like a swallow you can swoop and dive
Skylight’s now open to you, friend
So you can see through the window of life

So he traveled far away, passing places
Passing faces we don’t know
With still so much to do
Why he left she’ll never know

It seems it happened so long ago
Skylight’s now open to you, friend
Like a swallow you can swoop and dive
Skylight’s now open to you, friend

But I’m never gonna lose your precious heart
Now you can see through the window of life
In this dense forest of neverending darkness
I walk to the light, you walk out of sight

Then a hand reaches up to take me (to pastures new) is here to save me
Alone in this desert, is this God’s land I’ve heard of
I look for a place, some kind of well-known face

To take me back home (to pastures new)
Am I the last man on Earth
(gotta let go the real and take the unknown)

Walking down Paradise road
Is this a dream, a crazy dream edged with roses

Paradise road, the land of milk and honey
Or the kiss of death
And people, people all around me
They’re pointing to a doorway, telling me to look out

With a stroke, one blinding stroke, the scythe sweeps the land
The millions fall to their knees and finally set free
Might magic fireflies you glow so bright and will not fade away
Is that you, is that really you ?

On Paradise road you’re never alone
Welcome to the crazy world, welcome to the show that never ends
Join me here
It’s taken many years to see your face again

I can hold you, feel you, the real you
I remember your hands, your eyes light shot diamonds
Skylight’s now open to you, friend
Like a swallow you can swoop and dive

But I’m never gonna lose your precious heart
And the fight that we fight and we know we’ll be right in the end
Skylight’s now open to you, friend
Like a swallow you can swoop and dive

But I’m never gonna lose your precious heart
And the fight that we fight and we know we’ll be right in the end

5. Nostrodamus (Stargazing)

Looking out over golden fields
Wondering what the world will be tomorrow
Like sleepwalkers we go fumbling in the dark
Looking back over golden years

Wondering where the dream will be tomorrow
When spirits rise and we might march on
Hailey’s comet came blazing across the sky
I heard of one who saw the whole thing in the night

To gaze upon a world that nobody could know
Just like a nightmare lying waiting to unfold
We live and learn
We learn to live

The power and glory
When you go stargazing
Looking round I heard a voice and someone say
Here tomorrow just as likely gone today

I heard a prophet watch reflections in a pool
But surrounded by intolerance and fools
We live and learn
We learn to live

The power and glory
When you go stargazing

Stargazing
Groundbreaking
Dream making
Breathtaking

6. Am I Really Losing You?

Am I really losing you?
Is that Mr. Nobody there?
Is it still all for one, and one for all?
Standing in an empty castle
Or fading into thin air

When I was a boy I dreamt that God lived in tension
Memories like dusty toys
Never needing anyone
Am I really losing you, or has life just begun?

Standing on Earth’s Court station
You can see the ones that have gone
The ones that gave up hope long ago
The ones that don’t belong
Sad looking faces shuffling through their lives
Just waiting to find out what lies behind the big white door
But like a shooting star will you just pass us by?
And fade away into the night
And race across the sky one freezing night