The World

1. Back In The Spotlight

Was it you I saw standing naked at the
Doorway of some other world?
Was it you I saw who held the burning torch up
High screaming to be heard?

From the cradle to the grave you gave your
Heart and soul for broken dreams and promises
You can’t remember who to blame and hid the
Shame we were the children of the revolution

I’ve searched the back roads of my life
Asking myself the questions
But now I’m back again
How have you been?

We’ve got to get on with the show
It’s everything that we’ve ever known
’cause we got nowhere else to go
Give me, give me, give me, give me, give me
Give me a little piece of your heart

Give me, give me, give me, give me, give me
Give me just a little piece of your life
From the cradle to the grave we gave our hearts
And souls for broken dreams and promises

You can’t remember who to blame and hid the
Shame we were the children of the revolution
The mysteries of the human race

Our lives emotional junkyards
I now know what I was looking for
And we’ve got to get on with the show
It’s everything that we’ve ever known

’cause we got nowhere else to go
Stuck between a rock and a hard place
The strain shows on your face
Find a place to call your home

Choose a reason not to roam
The patience of a saint is now
The courage of a lion and seize the day

2. The Voyager

Long winding road where will you lead me?
As far west as man can go before he starts heading east
San Francisco, but where from there?
Out on the ocean where the dreamers go
Where the moonlight dolphins play
’cause I know where my spirit’s free
I know where my destiny takes me
I know where my spirit’s free
Into the heart of America
Into the arms of a new world
Into the heart of a new world dream, and free

And Thursday’s child has got a long, long way to go
And Thursday’s child has got a long, long way to go
And Thursday’s child has got a long, long way to go

For those who seek shall be those who find
To push back the boundaries forever for mankind
The boy who made his mark in the world today
So spread your wings and fly away
Copper green Victorian looking out to sea
The first footsteps in India is where my ship takes me
I’m a wandering stranger just trying to find some answers for me
I know where my spirit’s free
Into the heart of America
Into the arms of a new world
Into the heart of a new world dream… and free

I put my hand to my head and I look to the sea and think
Thursday’s child has got a long long way to go

3. Shane

[1st Astronaut]
‘That looks like Istanbul down there’
[2nd Astronaut]
‘No it’s Vienna’
[1st Astronaut]
‘There’s Buffalo’
[2nd Astronaut]
‘Ah, Buffalo Schmuffalo’

Shane you’ve gotta lay down your guns
Pick up the pieces and start again
Shane you’ve gotta bury away the past
Lose the hatchet and try again
Shane you’ve gotta realise
It’s the way of the world that you made
Shane you’ve got to lay the ghost to rest
Of another time and back to the grave

And Shane the friends we make old
Seem somehow to drift away
How can you feel alone with all
The people that you know?
All those friendly faces that
Reflect from empty bars
But you will always be a friend of mine

4. Prayer

All the hatred in the world
Where did it all come from?
That man over there, he’s the one to blame
He’s the one who did you wrong

And if you should ever point the finger
Raise up the glass to humanity
And the footsteps of innocence so weary
Can rest now at the doorsteps of sanity

All the children in the world
With tears in their eyes
Where did they all come from?
Standing alone in a world which

They don’t understand
And the black hearts all melt away
As the night turns to day
And we say we all want our freedom but

All we can do is hope and pray
’cause I don’t know what we’re going to do
’cause the boy who tried to change the world
Found out that world wasn’t ready to change

And we say we’ve all got the answer but
No-one’s ready to agree
’cause I don’t know what we’re going to do
’cause the boy who tried to change the world

Found out that the world wasn’t ready to change
’cause I don’t know what we’re going to do
’cause the boy who tried to change the world
Will try again when the world is ready to change

5. Queen Of Hearts, Part I: Queen Of Hearts

Girl meets boy, boy meets girl
A new love born, together they’re gonna change the world
Another two seats on the merry go round
Safe in the arms of a magical mystery
Meeting in their dreams she runs fingers right through your hair
Burning my fingertips with passion

And then came doubt, then came the fears
And as they grow, oh it starts to show
Pain in their hearts and watching her go
This is what becomes of the broken-hearted
I always thought you were a Judas anyway
Slipping through his fingers like sand

He was twenty one, she was seventeen
A princess of magic in his eyes if you know what I mean
And laughter, and in the dancing flames of misty haze
He would die a thousand times to travel of the golden shrine
A Prometheus in her eyes
A warrior of romance forever

My Queen of Hearts
And will I search forever for my kindred spirit?
Two dancing ghosts that never can die
To search in my dreams by oceans and by rivers
Like two running streams that never can touch

And the pupils in your eyes are not as big as they used to be
Oh I never thought I could feel so alien to you so fast
Why did you ever have to go?
And all this would be true
If I’d never met you
Crystal blue

6. Queen Of Hearts, Part II: …A Man Could Die Out Here…

On rainy nights in Xanadu
A new face new place
A new sound
The world today is a changing place

Keep your door locked up and hide your face
Drowning in a whirlpool of English pride
In dark old England where the wheels of industry only just turn

And at night the stars come out
Walking through a strange town
Deep in the heart of nowhere in the middle of somebody’s somewhere

I’d fly home, but where is home?
I feel like an alien
Be brave again
England be my safe haven

And at night if darkness should knock upon your door
And the whole wide world wakes up screaming in the night
That old problem child of the world today
The Middle Eastern adolescent sulking its way

Into the safety of the Angel Isle
One day we’ll wake if we wake up at all
And the world and his wife will come crashing through the door

7. Queen Of Hearts, Part III: The Last Waltz

Hang up your dancing shoes, hide in that secret place
Play that song of empty charm of empty time and space
You’re a tired ballerina in a musical box
When the key unwinds you have to stop when the music stops

So you can find your way, I’ll leave a gaslight burning in the window
Do you remember, do you recall, the smell of school dining halls and backstreet brawls?
I was a twenty first century kid Casanova

With a lover’s patch and freestyle charm we went arm in arm
I remember the autumn leaves
I remember those times
In cold October air kicking cans and buying time

I recall our old town, the place I used to work
The boy just trying to throw some magic down upon the world
But you can’t dance forever, the last waltz is over
And most of all as I recall the final line upon her lips

8. And We’ll Go Hunting Deer

And we’ll go hunting deer up in the mountains where
The air is clear, far from the madding crown we left behind us
And you will see the unicorn no more

And we’ll go hunting deer high in the mountains where
Man always kills what he fears
And all God’s creatures will find safe sanctuary no more
And you will see man bring another race to its knees

And you can torture me, poison me and blind me no more
’cause I’ve gone to the other side
And you will see that the time will come
To take your brothers home again

And we’ll go hunting deer up in the mountains where
The air is clear and when my eyes can see no more
When will you let us go?
And you will see in the moments of darkness who will stand by me

And you can torture me, poison me and trap me no more
’cause I’ve gone to the other side
And you will see that the time has come
To take our brothers home again
And you will see that the time has come
To take our brothers home again