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AUTUMN FLOW

This Old Love

Yes we're moving on
Looking for direction
We've covered much ground
Thinking back to innocence
I can no longer connect
I don't have a heart left to throw around

And time moves on like a train
That disappears into the night sky
I still get a sad feeling inside
To see the red tail lights wave goodbye

But we'll grow old together
We'll grow old together
And this love will never
This old love will never die

Money slips into your hand
Then slips out like it was sand
And there are shoes that you can
never seem to fill
I've chased so much and lost my way
Maybe a face for every day
That has so casually passed me by

Time moves on like a train
That disappears into the night sky
I still get a sad feeling inside
To see the red tail lights wave goodbye

But we'll grow old together
We'll grow old together
And this love will never
This old love will never die

Morning comes
Sometimes with a smile
Sometimes with a frown
So I never want to worry
If you're gonna stay around

Daniel

Stepping into a doorway in my mind
This is where you live
I forgot the things that I could find
Haven't been in here for years
I climb the stairs that hide beneath the vines
I walk through the overgrowth of time
Up to where we sat in clouds of smoke
Up to when we swam in pools of hope

And all the while
I'm looking for your half smile
Or something that will show me
that you are still around
All the while
I'm looking for your half smile
Or something that will show me
that you still know me
You still know me

Further on the pavement starts to crack
This is where we fell
Where smoke turns to haze I hesitate
And I choose to leave the way I came
Outside it's overcast and vision's hard to find
But the memories will be my guide
Coz even though i know
our skins have changed
Colours that we shared
They still remain

And all the while...
Stepping into a doorway in my mind
This is where you live...Daniel

Gypsy Girl

Can you tell me your love is here for good
I'm beginning to need you more than I should
My little gypsy girl
Don't figure me out
Don't say goodnight

I slide under the blanket
Your body is so rare
You smell like our first kiss
You still take me there
And your mercury eyes
Light up my darkest skies
But don't figure me out
And don't say goodnight

I awake to songs of doubt
But my dreams don't lie
Don't tell me lies
Cos I know you gonna tell me
To just relax and sing

So dance with me
come dance my little gypsy girl
Don't spin me round and cast me
Into your river
You can't say until you try
How you could be so satisfied
So don't figure me out
And don't say goodnight

Superficial

Angle of the mirror so carefully aligned
Wardrobe full of tricks and illusions
Immaculate responses that never
Give an inch away
Cos when they're checking you out
It's not easy to keep the demons at bay

Superficial world we're livin in

See the catalogue models
Trying to live out magazine dreams
Sometimes you want to be just like them
Things should not be as hard as they seem

Immaculate responses that never slip to show
That you're feeling alone
Cos when they're checking you out
There's terror of facades breaking down

Superficial world we're livin in

But I know that you can see
The superficiality
I know you can see
The person that you never want to be

Autumn Flow

Feels like autumn's back again so soon
I see my father turning grey
Under a silver moon
Don't remember when
He was a young man anymore
That's just too long ago
Suddenly I'd be asking you
If you'll love me all the time
Even when the diamond loses its shine

The heaviness of loss
And the weightlessness of a baby boy
The despair and imminent joy
Temptation only shows you one side of its face
Gotta make sure you see the other before you join the rat race
Don't know why i'm so happy
To take care of you
But I've learnt to go with the flow
And that's what the flow wants to do

So I don't need to tell you my girl
That you are sunshine... you're everything
Good in the world
I'm thinking about myself less and less
Only holler if it's SOS
Taking bigger steps to get to you
Happy to sit here and watch you and i grow
And bathe in this sweet autumn flow

Bedouin Song

Leaving the western shadows
Naked in the face of tommorrow
And the madness of black desert rain
That lets you rise up and flourish once again
Heading east
Bursting into a calm sea like a river released
The cool night will flow
into the heat of the day
I will lose this shadow
I will find my own way

Oh Bedouin song
Is all I really own
How strong the temptation to fall

While black desert rain
Runs through my veins
Opening windows of shame
Wild moon above
Go on tell me there is love
I will find my inspiration
I will find my own way

Sitting With a Stranger

Sitting with a stranger
Just about to lose my mind
When you decide
The time's not right
And leave me way behind
Sitting with a warrior
Taking all the punches thrown
A shallow grave is made for you
If you're gonna take on the world on your own

If this love is our home
Then why am i always trying
To break down the walls
And as long as there are places in your mind
I'm not allowed to go...

I'll be sitting with a stranger
Trying to keep it together
Swimming around you
Holding my breath
Waiting for a change in weather
Put up a fight
I can't scream into the dark

I'll be sitting with a stranger
My whole life through
When I could be with you

Love
In a desert
Will always be wondering
What it's missing out on
And peace
In infested waters
Can never make itself at home
So c'mon

Art of Cruelty

Well i don't want to be somebody's keeping
No I don't even want to hesitate
Yeah it's warm in your sun
But comfort is as cruel as a gun
And I can't reveal what's in my safe
Cos that would be the end of me
Made up my mind gonna push on alone
But my love for you has a will of it's own

How does the pressure ever ease
Will the battles ever cease
This must be hard to understand
For someone so at peace

Caught between the silence and the storm
Every day a new religion born
My life is a halfway house
And I'm in doubt
Of ever getting out

How does...

Well I don't want to be somebody's keeping
But my love for you has a will of it's own

Blessed

Flowers on the roadside
You've so much you hide
Straying from a white line
Could never be too far away
So my loneliness is hanging on
You sit beside me
Geisha graceful and some
Looking out the window
It's a television show
Made for you and I

You could never be replaced
So no matter how hard it gets
Let's laugh in the face of death
While we are still blessed

Will we survive
These machines on overdrive
You must be bold
To overcome the cold
That comes with being left alive

You could never be replaced
So no matter how hard it gets
Let's laugh in the face of death
While we are still blessed

Flowers on the roadside
My loneliness is real
Straying from a white line
Can never be too far away
So hang on my love hang on
We are blessed

Stuck In A War

You say I'm the one that used
To get you so high
Now sugar of angels is always
Worth another try
You claim that you're mellow
But you're stuck in a war
Take one good look
Tell me why you sore
You still got my money
But you're sittin on dessert
Like to keep it coming
When you know it's gonna hurt
Flat tyre desire boiling on the pressure cooker
You say bring it on c'mon
Just a little bit harder

And you know it
You know it
That times are a changing
And everybody's growing
But you're not moving on

Parading your freedom
Through the bars you hide behind
But I see a child
Look through the windows of your mind
I've seen you naked
So free and wild
I know most of what you hide

And you know it
You know it
That times are a changing
And everybody's growing
But you're not moving on

Building Ships

We could almost see the distant shore
When my little sweetheart jumped overboard
I threw a line blind into the sea
But she was free
To drift on
The sea is calm
The night after the storm
But I know the empty rain
Awaits at every turn
I fear I had a love
And now it's gone
To find new shelter

Now I'm building ships
To carry me home
Back to where I sailed from
Back to the places I hurt

The rhythm of the rocking is unknown
It's takes a while to get used to the motion
I'm moving slowly but I'm full of anger
That there's no one to blame
It's a cruel game

Now I'm building ships
To carry me home
Back to where I sailed from
Back to the places I hurt

I fear I had a love
And now it's gone
To find new shelter

Grey Ocean

There's a grey ocean
Calling me in
I'm getting taken under
Don't know these emotions
Don't think I ever have
So helplessly caught in your tide
Grey
Why can't I be the simple blue sky Don't know where you'll take me
Whether you'll do me harm
Just don't leave me stranded in your arms

When I'm trying
To keep my head above your charm
Trying to stay calm
But I don't know if I'll make it
Or if I ever will
Just don't leave me stranded here
Don't leave me stranded in your arms

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CORNER OF AN ENDLESS ROAD

April Bloom

April bloom never arrived
I was left dry
Hoping for regeneration
But my seeds had all but died

I longed to be swept away
By the shifting sands
To be freed by roaring winds
To forget who I am

As everything lay so still
Silently wilting away

Dusk arrived and took a hold
Pushing the sun down
Red turned black
The freezing air
I fell to ground

As everything lay so still
Silently wilting away

April bloom never arrived
So I look within
To live the year in seasons
Without changing

I'll Forget You (feat. Sia)

I left you out
Inside my heart
How easily
This could be the start
And rip my life apart

Like a bowerbird collecting blue
See me gather words
To let you know
It's hard to let this go

But I'm making up my mind
I'll forget you in time

You still make me cry
Like a song of the east
That loses its centre
But always finds its way back home
How this bird has flown

So I'm making up my mind
Gonna rescue myself tonight
Yeah I'm making up my mind
I'll forget you in time

I am leaving you
You are leaving me
We've sung our song
And we chose to roll on
Although this lust never fades
It's time to forget the road we never travelled along

So I've made up my mind
Gonna rescue myself tonight
Yeah I've made up my mind
I'll forget you in time

Corner Of An Endless Road

I'm living in a shoebox
On the corner of an endless road
This city is as lonely as traffic
I'm trying to get a hold

All my life
I've been floating like a kite
Twisting and turning in the wind
And I just might be ready to come down
So I will fight to make you my ground

Waking up to an inch of sunlight
And another dream that's over
Yeah I do what I want
But it never fills the hole of being sober

All my life
I've been floating like a kite
Twisting and turning in the wind
And I just might be ready to come down
So I will fight to make you my ground

The leaves fly right past my window
To introduce the rain
There is nothing more here for me
In the cold embrace of the parade

Cos' all my life
I've been floating like a kite
Twisting and turning in the wind
And I just might be ready to come down
So I will fight to make you my ground

Sleeping in the Rain

Sleeping in the rain
Naked in the cage of an easy smile
How does a stitched up man
Come to understand if he's worth his while
You're losing feeling
You're losing touch
So it never seems to be enough
Still you make it look so easy

Dressed in a rainbow shell
Trying to run the miracle mile
But a lonely heart eventually runs out of style

You get caught out with your lonely eyes
And lose that perfect disguise
How come nobody ever gives you what you truly desire
Hold yourself up to the light
Stop driving it away

Curled up to a cigarette
The drag is getting harder and faster
Moving from door to door
Trying to forget all the answers
But every fence that you avoid
Keeps you from finding your way home
As the lights go down on forever

You get caught out with your lonely eyes
And lose that perfect disguise
How come nobody ever gives you what you truly desire
Hold yourself up to the light
Stop driving it away

Sleeping in the rain
Why you sleeping in the rain

Heal Me

Why do we turn our backs on each other
Are we not strong enough
We can't heal our wounds
So we bleed in the dark
How many times have we broken down
On this tired and familiar road
Cos' we never stopped
To figure out what's wrong

Heal me

Love is a roof made out of leaves
And I bask in your shade
But all shelter is lost when it rains
Skipping the puddles with nowhere to move
When drops become a lake
Stranded in your garden I can't find the gate

Heal me

So no more dragging each other
Through the mud
We've been keeping score for much too long
Trying to see which one of us is wrong
We build a city of steel
Looking at a pink sky above
You said you want to catch the sunset
While we're still in love
Well I don't want to look at these structures
And feel nothing but terrifed
I don't ever want to forget why we tried

Heal me

Lost In You

I get lost in you
Like a prisoner walking towards the ocean
It's hard to imagine how something could swallow you whole

I get lost in you
Pearls in your eyes
Keep me alive
Wrap me in a glow
Soft as a shadow

There was a time I would suffer in silence
And feel like my pain didn't matter
I thought
Keep on walking
Just show your devotion
They don't know you at all

And I grew thorns as sharp as spears
I drowned my fears with books and with beer
At a time there was time but no horizon

I am lost in you
I am no longer searching
I'm no longer yearning
Just learning
The freedom of floating on

Burst Your Bubble

Hey it's good to see you looking so well
Just letting the breeze carry you away
But I'm feeling a little uncomfortable
I must say
These ain't the winds of change
That keep us moving
You and I are drifting into a bed
That will sink in the sand
Should we rest our head

Cos we've got to look after each other
This ain't the way it's supposed to be
One man's hurt should be another man's problem
I'm sure you agree

This ain't gonna just go away
I don't mean to burst your bubble
But seriously

So let's not drown our senses
With elegance and lullabies
Trick is we've got to stay awake
Between the waves
That push and pull
But You and I
Can keep ourselves from going under
This is a call out to the strong the frail
Come on
Help this train derail

Cos we've got to look after each other
This ain't the way it's supposed to be
One man's hurt should be another man's problem
I'm sure you agree

This ain't gonna just go away
I don't mean to burst your bubble
But seriously

This ain't gonna just disappear
I don't mean to burst your bubble
But we need you here

Sonja

Well it only took a question to bring tears to her eyes
And the gates they slipped only to reveal the flood that lay inside
She's doing her best to stay composed
While I think to myself
It's been a long winter

She tells me of life in a faded land
How her folks are getting old
On the phone their voice sounds tired
They're disappointed she ain't home

Sonja
You made me feel
What I'd been missing for so long
And you don't even know your tears are a song

She folds away a young man's clothes
And the verses they roll on
As the memories become visions that in turn will keep her strong

Sonja
You made me feel
What I'd been missing for so long
And you don't even know your tears are a song

You were needed now
More than ever
Sing to me my simple queen
A song of how I used to be
Have you come to wash away
These aimless melodies
Sing to me a song of how I used to be
Do I remember how to dream like you honestly

Jerusalem

Jesse tell me what its like
When the earth stops turning
Where do you go
When stars drop like snow
And leave you a dark and infinite sky

Can you see the light of day
Is there a window in there
Does it hurt when you're alone
Do you see his lifeless face
Everywhere that you turn

Jesse says
Jerusalem has fallen
What I held eternal just crumbled away
And though my days are a silhouette
I know that beyond the rubble
The boundless sea awaits

Somewhere out there in the universe
Lie the answers for which we search
How do you move on
When your love won't return
And make you forget we are oh so small

Jesse says
Jerusalem has fallen
What I held eternal just crumbled away
And though my days are a silhouette
I know that beyond the rubble
The boundless sea awaits

Jesse's lost the eyes
That he held as a child
No he's not afraid
His courage gets me down

Take The Sting Out

Lately we ain't been communicating
Beyond what needs to be said and done
Short sharp words like arrows
That pierce our skin and let the poison run
You're showing no emotion
I don't think it's noble to be proud
We take it for granted that we love each other
But can't bring ourselves to say it out loud

I hope we find a way to take the sting out

Yesterday we were driving through an echo of silence
I had to turn the radio on
Standing frozen on the edge of the rocks looking down
Both of us afraid to take a dive
And when I finally tried
To break the surface nice and slow
The fall was clumsy
I wanted out
How come you would not throw me a rope?

I hope we help each other cope

I want to talk to you without making excuses
Or putting on a mask because I feel ashamed
Want you to hear me out
Not make a judgement call
You know you used to be that kind of friend
So show me some emotion
We both know it's been too long

I hope we find the connection
That made us strong

Safety of Distance

It won't bring back lovers and friends
But it might make for a happier end

There is hope in the land of ruins
In the village of old enemies
Who have come to join hands
For they share the knowledge
Compassion is the measure of a man

It won't bring back lovers and friends
But it might make for a happier end

And all the colours will return to these hills
Where the dust of despair takes a hold
One day they will drink
From these now stale waters
Where there's a will there's a road

It won't bring back lovers and friends
But it might make for a happier end
Compassion is the measure of a man

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TUMBLING INTO THE DAWN

Shadow Man

I’ve been living on day to day
Born in the morning and dead when I hit the bed
A tired horse on the merry go round
Up down till we end at the start
Looking for where I might have buried this heart
Somewhere in the infinite sprawl

Last night I dreamt I was the leading man
The room faded to black
The fanfare began
As I delivered my opening lines
Just then the velvet curtain came crashing down
I hid my face and tried running away
But my feet were sinking into the ground

Shadow man
Come save me now if you can
I don’t know who I am
My life is in your hands

Voices coming out of the dark
They echo back when I call
And the messages get tangled up
So I shuffle like a grain in the hourglass
Until it’s my turn to take the fall
I’m drowning ever so slow

Shadow man...

And I’m well aware of what’s going on
Down in the depths of the ocean
Yes I’m well aware of what’s going on

Driftwood

Gabrielle what did you find
Down where rays of light fade in to murky waters
Through the tangled reeds they hide
These are the golden river beds of your mind

How those voices took sweet flight
Across the wide and open night

And she wonders
How she ended up so far away
Do you remember when you were driftwood
Floating down the stream
Wrapped up in your dreams

But those bounty ships have long sailed on
The canvas stretches out so far and wide
Raindrops suspended in her eyes
Reflect a blue horizon

How those voices sang so pure
Do you hear them too ?

And don’t you wonder
How we ended up so far away
Do you remember when we were driftwood
Floating down the stream
Wrapped up in our dreams

Stone Is Dead

Going down to easy street
They’re offering the perfect scheme
I’m so tired of trying to make ends meet
They just want a little sugar
And say
‘You’ll walk away with peaches and cream’
Don’t let the nightmare wake you from your dream

We’re like little blades of grass
Pushing up through the concrete cracks
We’ll walk on and raise our heads
Cos’ we know that grass is living and stone is dead

Not many make it down to easy street
How they get there I hope I never know
Mud on their clothes I suppose
If you want to get there
There’s just one thing
You might have to rug up to sin
Lose your compassion
It’s an easy win

Tumbling Into The Dawn

Charlie’s gone down
Surrounded by black ocean
He’s clutching for air
Between waves of cold thunder
How could it all have gone so wrong
Got taken by the wind somehow
Oh Charlie what you gonna do now

Seconds ago you were standing high above the water
Your cool heart filling up with butterflies
Ready to fall into a bliss
You could never find in a place like this
Too much pain to resist

And in a moment you were gone
You closed your eyes and floated on
And prayed that you would be newly born
So tell me are you free at last
Have you let go of the past
Charlie’s tumbling into the dawn

But a powerful wind swept you away
As you were carried out to sea beyond the jagged rock bed
Rising to the surface with burning bones
A breath to cling on or sink like stone
Which way will you turn

And you were sure that you were gone
You closed your eyes and floated on
And prayed that you would be newly born
So tell me are you free at last
Have you let go of the past
Charlie’s tumbling into the dawn

Sulitha

Sulitha
Wishes the rain would melt her skin to clay
To be washed out into the deepest river
In the undercurrent forever she will hide
For the earth became cruel today
Sulitha
Heaven isn’t far away

There will be no cleansing rain
The river froze and turned to red today
You close your eyes and see the witch’s blade
Over and over again
Sulitha
Run from your pain

She likes to dance like a floating feather
While the crushing stones hang over her head
Sulitha don’t lose your sway
Sulitha for you I will pray

Everybody's Doing That

Frozen
Looking at the rushing landslide
Will the river wash me away
I’m just a stone at the bottom of the mountain
So easily led astray

Remember trenches of the schoolyard
Don’t go sticking your head out too far
Laughter can hang around like an evil spirit
When it’s directed at who you are

They told me to be somebody else
Cos’ everybody’s doing that
But I don’t want to be somebody else
Just cos’ everybody’s doing that

Hands tight
Gripping on the plastic wheel
I feel the neon closing in
Is everybody here really after
Factory smiles
Factory tears

Remember trenches of the schoolyard
Don’t go sticking your head out too far
Laughter can hang around like an evil spirit
When it’s directed at who you are

They told me to be somebody else
Cos’ everybody’s doing that
But I don’t want to be somebody else
Just cos’ everybody’s doing this and doing that

Chewing Gum

I’m still stuck on you
Like chewing gum on the sole of your shoes
It’s been a long haul
It’s been a shapeless fall back to earth
After you dropped me down

I was flying high your cloud
Didn’t want no weight on my back
So left my chute on the ground
It hurts to release yourself from someone
Like I did in you

You turned me around
Made me want to find my way back to a seed in the ground
I want back those senses
I want back that someone who never knew

Cos’ I ain’t tired of you
Truth is I still dream of making love to you
But you don’t want me the ways that I want you
And I just can’t have it my way

Yeah I knew
It was too good to be true
But it ain’t easy to clean the slate
Of feelings I can’t stop trying to recreate

Like when I was flying high on your cloud
Without no weight on my back
Yeah left my chute on the ground
It hurts to release yourself from someone
Like I need to do

I’m gonna turn around
Find my way to a seed in the ground
There ain’t nothing left to do
But to believe there’s someone better for me too

They Don't Kow What's Going On

She keeps a photo of the man she loves
And says he’ll return just as soon as his work is done
She reads the papers with a rush of anger
Laughs at the hippies
They don’t know what’s going on

She imagines seeing his head on her pillow
Right after she puts her little boy to bed
Night after night dreams of sweet homecoming
While half of her wonders how
He could have left her for dead

And you end up feeling so helpless
It’s sad to see life slipping away
Truth is your living for tomorrow
Day after day

Last night you sat in your dark kitchen till midnight
Thinking about whether you could ever go it alone
All of the years that went to build this house
All of the love that finally made it a home

And you end up feeling so helpless...

The parade was so grand
How the stars drape over a wooden box
And there’s no comfort in the setting sun
It could have been anyone
It so happened to be you

And now you sit in your dark kitchen till midnight
Thinking about how you’re going to go it alone
All of the years that went to build this house
They don’t know what’s going on
No one knows what’s going on

Secret Little Garden

Hey let’s go out
The stars are bright
You best dress warm
Cos’ you know it gets cold at night
We’ll be gone for a while

Hold my hand
Keep it tight
I need you by my side to walk this darkened road
Don’t let go

Looking back
Part of her will stay
Then she walks away

There’s still time
For another life
The orange streetlights burn
A flame to dream upon
Into the deepest night
As she smiles her tears away to say
‘Remember what I promised you
A secret little garden of our own’

The walls are bare outside of town
The morning brings a loneliness she’s known for years
But gone is the fear
Bruises fade into the skin
But memories might take a lifetime to erase
She stares at her warm and gentle face

No looking back
The promise in her eyes
You won’t let her down

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SCATTERED REFLECTIONS

Soon

Soon
Its only an emotion
The hurting will move on
Though it seems so far away

Your heartache
Is someone squeezing out of your soul
Beyond your control
Be sure
Soon

We're divided
How we come apart

Your headache
Is your imagination
Telling you you'll always be alone
No

Always
The end is always nigh
Illuminate the sky
Open your gates
We're just passing by

I Remember Me

Down by the orange grove
There's a trail nobody knows
Would you like to see
Follow me

Throw a coin high up as you can
Whisper to the white bearded man
Anything you can find
The truth is in your mind

And now you're here
You shine so bright
You carry me across the black sea of my memory
We believed there was a man in the sky
I look at you and I remember me

The others came
So we changed plan
Seven rocks
Knock em down and run
Its getting too dark to see
Mother is going to be so angry

And now you're here
You shine so bright
You carry me across the black sea of my memory
It all faded until you appeared
I look at you and I remember me

A Lift In The Morning Fog

I'd rather have faith in you
Than in some dream that will never come true
I'd rather believe in flesh and blood
Something I can see
Something I can touch
And the spirit rises up

A lift in the morning fog
Sometimes the glare is too bright to handle
Maybe you're my saviour after all

I used to want to go it alone
Strength
In my eyes
Was not needing anyone
But I've grown

A lift in the morning fog
Sometimes the glare is too bright to handle
Maybe you're my solace after all

Love is a river
You've just got to let it flow
Even though
You'll go through places
You never dreamed you would go

Out In The Country

Rays of sunlight squeeze down through the trees
Splashing gold on to the road
Driving in and out of shadows
The flashes of a strobe

And the further I drive on
The more I feel at home
Towards the line dividing road and sky
There's nowhere I belong

Out in the country
The rivers don't run so deep
A rabbit scurries out and then back in
I can hear my heart beat

And the further I drive on
From all that I know
There's a certain resignation
Guiding me on

I can't leave it all just yet
But I can't deny this feeling
That I just want to hide away
Sometimes we all need to forget

There's always something to regret
Still I can't deny this feeling
That I just want to hide away
Sometimes we all need to forget

Out in the country
I reclaimed my senses
Maybe one day I'll give in
But for now I'll keep on driving

Help Me Up

I lost my temper
You were crying in the hall
Tears on your cheeks
Pools on the wooden floor
You felt so helpless
I was broken in two
What can I do
Forgive me darling
I love you

My world is ending
Or it might fall apart
My armour is low
I'm so sad
And I'm wondering
If my angles will change
I don't have a scar
Oh no what a shame

In a nightmare
I saw you hiding in the eye of the storm
I could not get to you
It only goes to show
Help me up

The distant crossing
In the dawn I will start
The blackened sky threw shadows at my heart
Yet you stood so steady
Forgiving as a child
The angel has come around
To save this love

My Grandfather

When I was born
My grandfather held me in his warm hands
And it seems as though his eyes are teary
But its hard to tell from the old photograph
While my brother and sister
Danced at the feet of his tired and weathered frame
He said "there's a light to this boy I've rarely seen"
And there he gave me my name

My grandfather was a sniper
In the red army
He never knew any brothers in arms
For on both sides stood enemy
With a cold unbroken will to survive
His steady hand took aim
And he drank just enough to keep himself warm
For he never spoke his true name

When I was a boy
The summers were ours
He would take me down to the sea
He'd stand by the water's edge and watch me go crazy
As the gentle waves rolled in
Looking back I wonder how he must have felt
Watching me running so free
All the years in his life he wished he could forget
Did he look at the world through me

When I was a man
I flew across the ocean
When I heard he needed care
I listened as he spoke of his turbulent life
From his ordinary chair
And he ended by saying
"I've had enough
The time has come for me to go
I have only one wish that is left in me
To be taken peacefully"

Just before I was due to marry
I heard he could not walk anymore
It was then he gave up fight
I had said goodbye almost one year before
And I'll never forget something he told me
"Yes it's a cruel world but you must live without fear"

I sure do miss my grandfather
He's the reason why I'm here

Bells of Montreal

I looked for your approval
In a self-inflicted way
I could not find the perfect getaway
I was drawn into your flame
Jealous and insecure
The fire was irresistible

Maybe I've grown colder
But I needed to survive
It takes more than an amusement ride
To keep this man alive
Now I'm looking in the mirror
I can see the daily fall
I'm heading to the bells of Montreal

I was waiting through the madness
Of your burning steam train
To find its tracks and pick me up again
I was left on the side of the station
To discover alone
Your runaway train will never carry me home

Maybe I've grown colder
But I needed to survive
It takes more than an amusement ride
To keep this man alive

On a dark and desperate highway
Through the mist
All alone
I'm heading to the bells of Montreal

Scattered Reflections

Flew in yesterday
The slums of Bombay
From the horizon to the runway
I never saw such a sight
A man dressed in white
Wouldn't give me the time
Oh Mr. keeper of the gate to heaven
He told me "Just wait a little while"

I'm looking out
Just trying to make the connection
One is seven billion
Scattered reflections

An ex-military travelling man
Left his memory in an opium den
But I just can't remember his name
Sometimes to move on
You've got to run away
I'm guessing that's all he was trying to say
Who knows for sure
Anyway

I'm looking out
Just trying to make the connection
One is seven billion
Scattered reflections

Learn To Live

Dear mother
Its been seventeen years
Since I had to say goodbye
They say time flies but I must say
Those first years just crawled by
But now I have a family of my own
I can see you in his eyes
I still think about you every day
I hope that comes as no surprise

How I would love to see you now
What I wouldn't give
But life did not bend to my wishes
And so I had to learn to live

Dear mother
I know I'm not the only one
Who had someone taken away too young
Still that doesn't make it feel alright
To not have had you then
And still not have you now
But now I hold a miracle in my arms
I know there's someone else to carry on

How I would love to see you now
What I wouldn't give
But life does not bend to my wishes
And so I have to learn to live

How I would love to see you now
What I wouldn't give
But life does not bend to our wishes
And so we have to learn to live

Caught Up

I don't want to be found
I don't want to be saved
My aching hands
Won't ever give it away
Won't ever lead me astray
From this beautiful ocean
I saw my dream in the water
In the raging light
In the violent shadows

I'll sail on
(I don't know why I get caught up)

The dance between the sea and the stars
With no one at my side
Is filled with terror and joy
I've overcome storms so cruel
They turn a man into a helpless boy
Some say I'm almost home
And now the trade winds are pulling me in
To castles of stone
But I don't have a use for your throne

I'll sail on
(I don't know why I get caught up)

Days To Remember

These are the days I would like to remember
When regret gets the better of me
When time comes to sift through the debris
I hope I find my way back here

To the cradle where we take cover
Dreaming alone
Facing each other
Where the darkness floats on by
Till the sunlight finds its way to our fragile bodies

These are the days I would like to remember

Now and again I get brought down
Holding myself up to someone I will never become
Some things they never go away
I grow tired of searching for a lantern to light the way

But what I've learnt in the great unknown
That the world outside is only
But a mirror to your heart
And in this moment of feeling free
There's a place for me

These are the days I would like to remember

So when I look down to the streets below
At all the splashes of colour
Through my cloudy window
I'll whisper this tune to serve me a reminder
For these are the days I would like to remember