Greatest Sensations

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Track Name: Miranda
MIRANDA

Standin’with my mouth open, six o’clock this morning
Lookin’ at the sky broken, sitting on the sea
I said “It sure is easy to see someone has been busy -
Don’t know who’s gonna tell him, but it surely won’t be me”

White bright streetlights, biting through the midnight
That money in your pocket looks like it should belong to me
Me and Jackie Horner standing on the corner
Waitin’ for a man to come with a bag of ecstasy

Miranda, you really got a hold on me
Miranda, though you’re no great beauty
Miranda, oh what can I say?
They pulled up in a wagon and they took my love away

Sign says ’Keep Away’, screamin’ through the subway
Taunting cliffs whose edges I believe
Hold something more than nothingness
In the universities students trade personalities
Making documentaries on the meaning of success

A dead dog rolls out to the feet of the bullet king
Whose gentle obscene charity by the courtesy of his son
Sends all the men in bread lines across the world to find
A man who doesn’t worship some god
Or doesn’t think he is one

Miranda, you really got a hold on me
Miranda, though you’re no great beauty
Miranda, oh what can I say?
They pulled up in a wagon and they took my love away

Man with his hand out, tongue out, strung out
Meets the bulging windmill swordsman who puts him into place
Whose fantasies of venom and whose righteous bulldog mercy
Bites the head off student pity long before it’s grown a face

Broken chains, blood stains, sifting through the remains
Soldiers sit upon the skulls and ponder their misgivings
In the hall at the ball she squats inside a stall
She says “You know I’d give my life for a reason to keep living’

Miranda, you really got a hold on me
Miranda, though you’re no great beauty
Miranda, oh what can I say?
They pulled up in a wagon and they took my love away

The night bows down its head
To bear its crown of dreams forgiven
While the aimless drifting convicts outlawed by the day’s regime
Stumble on the fading steps while columns crumble overhead
Running blindly to the refuge of the sun’s mad guillotine

Stone face with his briefcase in his office Monday morning
Runs flags up and down his flagpoles to see which way they fly
He lines up all his men just to shoot them down again
Hating all that has a price but blind to all he cannot buy

Miranda, you really got a hold on me
Miranda, though you’re no great beauty
Miranda, oh what can I say?
They pulled up in a wagon and they took my love away

Shredded words ripped from the past
Hang from the broken masts
Of monumental clouds drifting deserted by the sky
Pale laughing shadows stand in dwelling places of the damned
Holding hearts too dead to live but too wounded now to die

Dear dear, oh dear, help me with your brassiere
I’m just a poor boy tryin’ to fit in, lookin’ for the light
The poetry of your motions burns up my emotions
If I don’t kiss you now I’ll never get to sleep tonight

Miranda, you really got a hold on me
Miranda, though you’re no great beauty
Miranda, oh what can I say?
They pulled up in a wagon and they took my love away
Track Name: Workin' in the Factory
WORKIN’ IN THE FACTORY

I wake up every morning, six o’clock sharp
I have a cup of coffee and I get into my car
I drive downtown and I pull in through the gate
The foreman at the door says I’m five minutes late
He drives me to my knees and he tells me it’s a sin
Then he makes me sign a form that says I won’t do it again

I’m workin’ in the factory, workin’ in the factory
Someday all of this will be just a bad memory
But right now I’m just doin’ time
Workin’ in the factory

My job ain’t bad and I got a good boss
For every week I work he gives me two days off
Dental plan, vacation, and a twenty year pin
And when I die he sends a letter to my next of kin
Things could be worse but I really don’t know how
I’d like to tell you all about it but I can’t right now

I’m workin’ in the factory, workin’ in the factory
Someday all of this will be just a bad memory
But right now I’m just doin’ time
Workin’ in the factory

Here comes the boss, diamond rings on every hand
And a little speck of dirt upon his white cotton pants
He says “Come on, get to it, boys, I wanna see you sweat!”
And I say “Kiss my ass”, but underneath my breath
’Cause he’s the wizard of finance and I’m a workin’ dog
He’s the big wheel and I’m just a cog

I’m workin’ in the factory, workin’ in the factory
Someday all of this will be just a bad memory
But right now I’m just doin’ time
Workin’ in the factory

The guy who works beside me, they call him Friendly Steve
He’s got big long arms that hang down to his knees
He never says yes and he never says no
He just hangs around waitin’ to be told where to go
You just have to take one look at him to tell there’s nothing there
But three more years of this and I won’t even care

I’m workin’ in the factory, workin’ in the factory
Someday all of this will be just a bad memory
But right now I’m just doin’ time
Workin’ in the factory

I’ve heard about the palm trees that grow down in the south
I’ve heard about the beauty that the poets write about
I’ve heard about the fantasies that many men have wrote
Where everybody shares and no-one has to bear the load
I’ve heard your tales of freedom and the brotherhood of men
But don’t you know that none of it makes any difference?

When you’re workin’ in the factory, workin’ in the factory
Someday all of this will be just a bad memory
But right now we’re just doin’ time
Workin’ in the factory
Track Name: Won't Be Long Now
WON’T BE LONG NOW

The councilman and the local priest were
Havin’ dinner with a big entrepreneur
Speakin’ in voices loud as money:
“Can I have a little more sugar, honey?”
Joyfully discussing all the deals they’d make
When the priest choked on a piece of steak
As he fell to the floor he was heard to hiss:
“Lord God, don’t I deserve a better death than this?”
Rome burned down while Nero fiddled
The stars up above were non-commital
Everybody else was out collectin’ debts
Went home and got fried to death in their beds
Now they’re sellin’ tickets, empires collapsin’
It’s the end of the line, democracy’s last gasp, it’s
Like an accident on the highway
Don’t wanna stare but you can’t look away

“And it won’t be long now,” said Black Elk to Geronimo
“It’s been a long, lonely road, but it won’t be long
It won’t be long now, no.”

A media conglomerate man named Tim
With a network of slaves workin’ underneath him
Sat up in his office late one night
Where the money is green and everybody is white
Sayin’ “People, people, people can ya help me on this
We need an image that’ll hit’em in the face like a fist
We got the riot footage, got the cannibal case
Got the blind woman cryin’ at her daughter’s grave
We wanna work’em in a rage and keep them in cages
Livin’ in fear every minute of the day”
When in through the door came the answer to his dreams
A charismatic candidate named Dean
Sayin’ “What this country needs is a mind like mine
Cut away the deadwood, see the bottom line!”
Talkin’ ‘bout a world where everybody’s free
Sounded more like Germany in 1933.

“But it won’t be long now,” said Black Elk to Geronimo
“It’s been a long, hard, lonely road, but it won’t be long
It won’t be long now, no.”

It was on the side of town where no-one hangs around
Unless they plan on stayin’ for the rest of their lives
Or on leavin’ feet first when the morning comes around
Pennies over top of their eyes
Still no-one could believe it when the bottom dropped out
Till they seen it on the news
You know it took a lot of years to build that fire
Took a match to light the fuse
And the cops all think it’s just one big joke
If brains were money they’d all be broke
Sayin’ “Let’em fight it out, they don’t need our help
Give’em enough time and they’ll exterminate themselves”
While another well-known patriot
Says “You know, I ain’t no racist, but – ”
Bombs and explosions, governmental slaves
Tatooing numbers on newly born babies
As the whip came down, and the screams filled the night
And the ship foundered once, then sank out of sight

“And it won’t be long now,” said Black Elk to Geronimo
“It’s been a long, hard, lonely road, but it won’t be long
It won’t be long now, no.”
Track Name: Allison
ALLISON

I’ve never been one to philosophize
I just take it as it comes or let it go by
A new world is born for each old one that dies
and the weathervane rotates on the chapel

By the mad ruthless hunters the meek are pursued
But it’s not need nor not hunger that’s pullin’ me through
Just the way that the sky takes its colours from you
and the way the sun feeds on your shadows

Allison, I love the way that you move
out of time with this world
Allison, and how you keep hangin’ on
the way you keep hangin’ on

From a prevous lifetime I was out on parole
Sent to a strange kingdom to gain back my soul
Where the angels get caught in nets cast by the trolls
who stand on the top of the mountains;

I saw you alone in a gathering of men
Each one of them wanted to be more than your friend
They all looked to you, but you looked beyond them
and I knew then and there that I’d found it

Allison, I love the way that you move
out of time with this world
Allison, and how you keep hangin’ on
the way you keep hangin’ on

Now the sun’s comin’ up and I’m on my way
To where I hear your voice callin’ from far ’cross the waves
Each moment’s in flames, every movement’s engraved
on the eyes of the unseen observer

And the true faithful heart that you sought on your quest
Did I happen to mention I found it last?
It’s yours for the taking, you don’t have to ask
just tell me where you want it delivered

Allison, I love the way that you move
out of time with this world
Allison, and how you keep hangin’ on
the way you keep hangin’ on
Track Name: Little Doggie
LITTLE DOGGIE

Little doggie on the street
Smiles at everyone he meets
With his furry coat of white and brown
With his “Woof woof woof!” and his “Bow wow wow!”

Little doggie on a bright summer day
Playin’ with somethin’ someone else threw away
Sniffin’ through the garbage pail
With his big long nose and his little short tail

Little doggie runnin’ around
Lookin’ for the kids at night in the ol’ playground
Scratchin’ and a-sniffin’, barkin’ at the clouds
Runnin’ down the pavement with his tongue hangin’ out

Little doggie, ooh-ooh
Little doggie, ooh-ooh;

Little doggie sleepin’ in the sand
Don’t need no job for to pay his rent
’Cause he’s got no pockets for to put money in
He eats his food then he wonders where it went

Little doggie, ooh-ooh
Little doggie, ooh-ooh

Little doggie, look my way
I’m so happy I ran into you today
You reminded me of something I forgot
Little doggie, thanks a lot

Little doggie, ooh-ooh
Little doggie, ooh-ooh
Track Name: Chemical Valley
CHEMICAL VALLEY

I was born inside a city where just about everyone you saw
Was workin’ in the factory just like their ma and pa
Inside multicorporations where their destinies were bought
And the profits shipped across the river to the Bank of America
The factories fed off the land and people of the place
To produce their products profitably, disposing of the waste
Without fear of any consequence, they threw it all away
Into the purity of the soil and the river and the lake

Chemical Valley Chemical Valley Chemical Valley

Everyone was so surprised to witness the results
Of twenty years of flooding the atmosphere with chemicals
Suddenly the fish are dying, the birds fall from the trees
The environment is twisted by mutation and deformity
There’s people sick and dyin’, and no-one knows what for
There’s babies dyin’ in the womb before they’re even born
The people live their lives in fear of the sickness and disease
In the water that they drink, the food they eat, the air they breathe

Chemical Valley Chemical Valley Chemical Valley

The workers in the factories, they all say
“I don’t know nothin’ about it, don’t look at me that way
I just wanna do my job and collect my pay
And I’d just as soon forget about it by the end of the day”
The owners of the factories, they tell you just the same
“We’ve been doin’ it for years, we didn’t know it’d be this way”
But they knew it all along, they just decided to ignore it
Where money is concerned, human life is unimportant

Chemical Valley Chemical Valley Chemical Valley

You can cry out to the government but the government won’t hear
You can bet your ass the government ain’t gonna interfere
When they stand so much to lose, when anyone can see
The corporations are so crucial to the state economy
They just slap some fines upon the factories for their crimes
The factories pay them off and chalk it up to expenses every time
Then they carry on doin’ damage to the universe
That a million years of nature’s healing could not begin to reverse

Chemical Valley Chemical Valley Chemical Valley

Can ya tell me ’bout your money, can you tell me what it’s worth?
Does it justify this needless death, this poisoning the earth?
How many people have to die to satisfy your greed?
How much sickness must you spread throughout this world before you see
That you’re gonna have to pay for everything you get someday
And when your day of darkness comes you’re gonna pay and pay and pay
You’re gonna pay for all this twisted fiery hell you’ve left behind
For the future children of this burned-out wasteland world to find
You took the pearls of the world and left a legacy of waste
You make me feel ashamed to be a member of the human race

Chemical Valley Chemical Valley Chemical Valley

Back in Chemical Valley life continues silently
To feed the greed of people no-one here has ever seen
The people keep on workin’ and the factories produce
When you got a mouth to feed and a family what else can you do?
One by one the stars are fading as a blackness floods the sky
Through a conspiracy of silence and a multitude of lies
As a woman stands upon the shore beneath the setting sun
And she looks across the lake and cries “My God, what have we done?”

Chemical Valley Chemical Valley Chemical Valley
Track Name: Wayward Son
WAYWARD SON

The nights are cold, the leaves are gold
Soon the winter will come
The days fly past, so fast
Another year has gone
And the wind howls down the empty streets
And scatters the seeds of the dreams sown deep
By the mothers and the fathers, watching from their windows
And robs them of their sleep
Your wayward son is safe tonight
Your wayward son is safe tonight

You remember the one, your eldest son
Who tried so hard to see
In all my days, so many ways
I tried to be free
And I still haven’t found what I’m lookin’ for
I’ve got the key but I can’t find the door
Alone in the night, while you wonder why
I don’t come ’round much anymore
Your wayward son is safe tonight
Your wayward son is safe tonight

I, I tried to reach you
But there were other things to do
That had to get done

You told me to wait
But it was too late
I was already gone

Now the trail’s been marked, but the world is dark
And is shrouded in black
In the land of the blind, where the only sign
Says there’s no way back
And the pain that you feel, I cannot heal
Nor even could I try
For wrong or for right, you chose your lives
Now please let me choose mine
Your wayward son is safe tonight
Your wayward son is safe tonight
Track Name: Remember Love
REMEMBER LOVE

In the days ahead,
When your heart is filled with dread
And you’re lookin’ for some kind of relief

And you’re on your own
Miles from your home
And the cold moon shines high above the trees

As the end comes nearer
Remember what you’re really here for
Not to be a hero
In someone else’s war

’Cause when you walk out in that night
And you leave it all behind
And you’re lookin’ for some other kind of life

Remember to take care
You better be aware
Because you’re prey to all the plans that they contrive

As the end comes nearer
Remember what you’re really here for
Not to be a hero in someone else’s war

As you journey to the sun
Don’t think of what’s been done
Just fly on by and close your eyes
To all that’s died
Remember love

When you’re down upon your knees
Compromised by the need
That feeds upon the weak and on the strong

Sometimes it takes every bit of your strength
To see through all these games
That make you cringe with shame and fear

As you journey to the sun
Don’t think of what’s been done
Just fly on by and close your eyes
To all that’s died

In the stillness of the night
There is still a light
That shines, even for the blind
Remember Love

As the end comes nearer
Remember what you’re really here for
Not to be a hero
In someone else’s war

As you journey to the sun
Don’t think of what’s been done
Just fly on by, and close your eyes
To all that’s died
Remember Love
Track Name: Old Grey House
OLD GREY HOUSE

There’s an old grey house by the side of the road
Faraway from the highway where nobody ever goes
Who once lived there, nobody knows
In the old grey house by the side of the road

It’s an old grey house half-hidden by the trees
With the shutters fallin’ off, hangin’ down in the breeze
With the laneway gone, overgrown with weeds
It’s an old grey house that no-one needs

Someday someone must have built it there
For some good reason
But now it is just cluttering up the air
It’s so displeasin’

One day they say there was parties there
There was dancin’ in the front room, people sat in every chair
You could hear the music float out on the still summer air
There was revelry and laughter, people came from everywhere

But now the old grey house sits in the middle of a field
With the windows boarded up and the doorways sealed
With the roof cavin’ in and the paint all peeled
It’s an old grey house with nothin’ to steal

The old grey house just sits there takin’ up ground
And that is all
Why the hell don’t someone tear it down
Put up a shopping mall?

As the old grey house rots and decays
Getting’ uglier and uglier with every passin’ day
Couldn’t sell it for a nickel, couldn’t give it away
‘Cause it’s an old grey house, and it’s a big disgrace

Have you ever seen anything so dumb
And don’t it make you wonder?
Waitin’ for the bulldozers to come
And plow it under

There’s an old grey house by the side of the road
Faraway from the highway where nobody ever goes
Who once lived there, nobody knows
In the old grey house by the side of the road
Track Name: Good Old Days
GOOD OLD DAYS

The morning sun comes down like a hammer
The ones that aren’t struck dumb just stammer
The meek ones crawl and the clever ones clamour
Up the tower where the gold still shines

Everybody’s in costume but nothin’ much is doin’
Silicon Mona Lisa and Leather Rasputin
Go divin’ in dumpsters to sift through the ruins
Of whatever is left out there to find

The good old days are gone at last
Thank God, I thought they’d never pass
The good old days are gone at last

He was the pride of his parents but nothin’ could hold him
He had stereo drugs and wall-to-wall boredom
The sissy boys fear him but the bully boys court him
For reasons of a monetary kind

His life was too soft, he needed some friction
A taste of the whip, some polite mutilation
Reborn as the savior of a new generation
Now they sell his blood like vintage wine

The good old days are gone at last
Thank God, I thought they’d never pass
The good old days are gone at last

Left me standin’ like a lamp with an empty socket in the rain
They pulled me inside out like a poor man’s pocket once again
As the howl of the misfit faded out
On the wind like the whistle of the midnight train
(in vain)

Now it’s Saturday night in the Land of Amnesia
The freaks in the Big Top pass out the anaesthesia
As Leather Rasputin and Silicon Mona Lisa
Disappear in a stretch limousine

And it’s blessed be the flag and blessed be the nation
Whatever it stands for, whoever creates it
Pull up the covers and let’s celebrate it
As our last prayer fades from the screen

‘Cause the good old days are gone at last
Thank God, I thought they’d never pass
The good old days are gone at last
Track Name: You're the One
YOU’RE THE ONE

Always on the wrong side of a bloodbath or a mudslide
Or on an ocean liner when the ocean’s at an ebb tide
You’re the one, you’re the one

Always in crossfire of some maniac for hire
Or in the eighth floor window when the seventh floor’s on fire
You’re the one, you’re the one

You’re the one that makes this life worth livin’
You make this constant slaughter almost worth forgivin’
And because of you I wouldn’t miss a single minute of it
You’re the one

And even when I’m weary,
Just to know that you are near me
Is enough to keep me pumpin’ when the world outside is dreary
You’re the one, you’re the one

You ask me where the light is, I haven’t got the slightest
All I know is where you are is where the dark is brightest
You’re the one, you’re the one

You’re the one that makes this life worth livin’
You make this constant slaughter almost worth forgivin’
And because of you I wouldn’t miss a single minute of it
You’re the one

People come and offer their solutions
They’re all so certain
But I see nothin’ here much worth salutin’
Or preservin’

Except the thin blade of your smile as we walk the moonlit mile
Behind the backdrops of the world where the casualties are piled
You’re the one, you’re the one

Always on the wrong side of a bloodbath or a mudslide
Or on an ocean liner when the ocean’s at an ebb tide
You’re the one, you’re the one
You’re the one
Track Name: Wildflower
WILDFLOWER

The wildflower’s bloomin’ in the forest
The wildflower blooms amongst the weeds
Some sing of the violets and the roses
But wildflower you’re beautiful to me

Up atop of the highest snow-capped mountain
Or deep within the valleys down below
The wildflower won’t be found in the garden
Where all the other flowers grow,
From the seeds which have been sown
By the ones who never see the wildflower

Would you try to pluck her
And hold her in your hand?
The wildflower fades
But then she blooms again

Though through the years the forces have conspired
To tear her from the earth which is her home
Her beauty rages like a deathless fire
And when all the rest have gone,
She will greet the new day’s sun
Which smiles down upon the wildflower

Would you try to pluck her
And hold her in your hand?
The wildflower fades
But then she blooms again

The wildflower’s bloomin’ in the forest
The wildflower blooms amongst the weeds
I’ve seen violets and I’ve seen roses
But wildflower you’re beautiful to me
Track Name: When I Get Through
WHEN I GET THROUGH

When I get through all of this trouble
And it disappears like it’s a bubble
See the city of sadness fall into rubble
When I get through, when I get through

When I get through all this agonizin’
About what is or isn’t on the horizon
There’s gonna be a fire, the flames’ll be risin’
When I get through, when I get through

When I get through all these hidden detours
I’m gonna have a new heart and it’s gonna be yours
You’re gonna see a few things that you never seen before
When I get through, when I get through
Track Name: True and Beautiful
TRUE AND BEAUTIFUL

True and beautiful
That’s what you are to me
True and beautiful,
Like an old oak tree
On a hilltop, with the sun shinin’ through
The branches blowin’ wild and free
True and beautiful
That’s what you are to me

Rare and magical
You took me by surprise
Like a shooting star on a pitch black night,
Like lightning in the summer skies
Or an unexpected garden
That suddenly appears before your eyes
Rare and magical
You took me by surprise

True and beautiful
That’s what you are to me
Like an icy stream in the wintertime,
Like an old oak tree
On a hilltop, with the sun shinin’ through
The branches blowin’ wild and free
True and beautiful
That’s what you are to me
Track Name: Drift Away
DRIFT AWAY

There’s so many things I think I’d rather do,
than have to find away to say goodbye to you
And there’s so many things I’d rather see
than the sight of you disappearing silently
But I don’t have much say
And I know you’d stay, if you had your way
And time is short on these broken shores
Where I watch you drift away

Thinkin’ ‘bout all the times we shared
It don’t seem right, it don’t seem fair
That you should have to leave this world behind
When there’s so much beauty left to find
And this catastrophe
Has left me speechless as I try helplessly
To make a stand
As I take your hand
And I watch you drift away

Into somewhere
No one can know but you
I hope there’s comfort there
After all you’ve been put through
And as you’re goin’
I hope that you know
The love that is flowin’
From all us left down here below

The autumn comes
To destroy the leaves that cling
Still every flower returns again with spring
But there’s a treasure
That’s vanished from this place
And through each spring to come,
You won’t be replaced
I’m thinkin’ of a friend
The kind that’s lost and is not regained again
Whose will was strong
Who suffered long
And then drifted away

Who suffered long
Then had to drift away
Track Name: You Make it Easy
YOU MAKE IT EASY

When I was a runnin’ boy
I heard the hymns of heaven’s joy
In a country church in a little town
But I never knew what they meant till now

And in between all I could see
About life was how hard it could be

But you make it easy
And life is joy, your love tells me
You make it easy
And everyday your love shows me
How easy it can be

Friends have come and friends have gone
Some depart, some are outworn
But the greatest loss by far’s the friend
Who fades from life to never come again

Left behind at such a cost
And how to believe when so much has been lost?

But you make it easy
Your love tells me that life goes on
You make it easy
And everyday your love shows me
That no-one loved is ever gone

So much has been shown to me
Sayin’ that love never dies
How could I not believe?
I’d have to be blind

Starin’ out at the autumn rain
Waitin’ for you to come home again
I see you walkin’ up the street
Where have you been and who did you meet?

And though the times may bring us down again
I’m not afraid ’cause something’s changed

And you make it easy
The future’s bright, your love tells me
You make it easy
And everyday your love shows me
How easy it can be

You make it easy
And life is joy, your love tells me
You make it easy
And everyday your love shows me
How easy it can be
Track Name: Diamonds in the Air
DIAMONDS IN THE AIR

I see you there at the bottom of a hole
beneath the soil, beneath the clover
I see you there at the bottom of a hole
thinkin’ its over, you’ve been passed over

And there are diamonds in the air, love
Diamonds everywhere love
Diamonds in the air

I know the pain that’s eatin’ you
All that you remember I remember too
I know the pain that’s eatin’ you
all that you remember I remember too

And there are diamonds in the air love
Diamonds everywhere love
Diamonds in the air

There’s just two roads leadin’ out of this town
one you got to walk down
and on the other one you’re carried
There’s just two roads leadin’ out of this town
at the end of one you get released,
at the end of one you get buried

And there are diamonds in the air love
Diamonds everywhere love
Diamonds in the air
Track Name: Calm Down
Calm Down

Well I gotta calm down when times are tough
Gotta calm down and trust your love
If I try every way and continue to fail
Got to calm down, believe the truth will prevail

Got to calm down when I want to attack
Just do the best I can and then step back
And give grace the time and the space to move in
Got to calm down to let healin’ begin

‘Cause all of our worryin’ and all of our strife
Won’t add a minute to anyone’s life
And all of our days pass by in a blur
As we worry about things that never occur

Got to calm down when the stakes are high
And stop bein’ controlled by what I should just pass by
Do I always have to jump at the bait, must I always respond?
Got to calm down when the pressure’s on

So much on our attention is makin’ demands
But you can count what’s important on the fingers of one hand
I don’t need an interpreter, I don’t need to be led
I don’t need to go out my door to know what’s goin’ on in my head

I got to calm down when things go wrong
Why should I get lost in the notes if I can follow the song?
When I feel hung out to dry, like an also-ran
Got to calm down and believe there’s a plan
Track Name: Elvis Has Left the Building
Elvis Has Left the Building

You don’t know how to love,
but you’re tryin' to fake it
You put me through the wringer –
how long did you think I’d take it?
Walkin’ around like you’re in the sorcerer’s robes
But you’re standin’ naked

Close the door, close the book
Close your eyes, don’t take another look
Elvis has left the building

If you hang around here long enough
you could lose your senses
Or slowly commit suicide
as a way of cutting down on expenses
The night is coming anyway,
So what’s the point of getting restless?

Close the door, close the book
Close your eyes, don’t take another look
Elvis has left the building

You’re walkin’ around, punchin’ the air
As if you wanna see some kind of heavy scene go down
Well if you want me, you know where to find me
But level with me just for a minute now,
Please give me the lowdown -
What’s it gonna take for me to leave you behind me?

Now you’ve gone out to the desert,
as if it’s big enough to hide there
And you’re livin’ in a house made out of bones
Of all the animals who died there
And your silence is like a condemnation
Though I can’t imagine why you’d think that I’d care

Close the door, close the book
Close your eyes, don’t take another look
Elvis has left the building
Track Name: Wandering Heart
Wandering Heart

First explosions of the morning
Wandering heart awakens roaming
Silently unfolding ‘cross the sky
And slowly forming on my eyes
She stands upon the edge of time
With her angel of doom as the cold sun shines
On the ice upon her ragged wings

I know your road is lonely
I can’t believe that you chose me
I will follow you
Even if this dream should be untrue
I will follow you

A million years and a million tears
There’s nothing left to chain me here
My heart is full but my hands are empty
I need someplace to go where I’ll be
Free beyond this cloud of doubt
And the bleak machinery of fear
Wandering heart
Don’t let me slide

I know your road is lonely
I can’t believe that you chose me
I will follow you
Even if this dream should be untrue
I will follow you

Let the music of your beauty fly
Let the living live and the dying die
Let me disappear into the mystery
And the silent shadows of what will be
The world we know is fading
And no-one will mourn its passing
Wandering heart
Come dance with me

I know your road is lonely
I can’t believe that you chose me
I will follow you
Even if this dream should be untrue
I will follow you
Track Name: Start Anew
Start Anew

Start anew
Leave the past behind you
Start anew
Don’t let the past define you
When everything you’ve found
Has fallen to the ground
All it’s doin’ is tellin’ you
Start Anew

Start anew
Though your dreams are broken
Start Anew
Though it seems that fate has spoken
It’s just a thought inside your mind
That keeps you left behind
Let another thought burst through
Start anew

Everything you’ve been
Is just a passing scene
On the way to where you’re going
And who you’ll be

Start Anew
As the dawn is breakin’
Start anew
As your heart is shakin’
The sun that fights its way
Through the angry clouds of grey
Has a message just for you
Start anew
Track Name: Ipperwash
IPPERWASH

It was a burial ground on the shores of Lake Huron
The government borrowed from the Natives during World War Two
Sayin’ “We need this land to train our forces on
When the war is over we’ll give it back to you”

Fifty years after the war had ended
The Natives wondered when the government would honour its vow
When they realized the answer was never
They decided that the time was now

Dudley George lived with his cousin in a trailer
In the park they’d made the burial ground into
They occupied the land in peaceful protest
In hopes the government would do what it said it was gonna do

Ipperwash, forever your name tells the tale
Of how they kill who they cannot push around
Ipperwash, forever your name tells the tale
Of how they shot Dudley George down

Everywhere Dudley George walked there was laughter
He was a man who loved his freedom and his fun
Even took his name from the cartoon Dudley Do-Right
They Canadian Mountie character he loved when he was young

His cousin Clifford George lived in that trailer
He was a veteran of the Korean War
He came back expecting the fulfillment
Of the promise made by the country he’d fought for

As the summer ended and the cool breezes blew
Thirty unarmed men, women and children joined them on the land
Comin’ in the fall so as not to disturb vacationers
They made their peaceful stand

Ipperwash, forever your name tells the tale
Of how they kill who they cannot push around
Ipperwash, forever your name tells the tale
Of how they shot Dudley George down

All the children of the area loved Dudley George
Every day he could be seen with quite a few
They’d fight among themselves to go on runs to the variety store
To get him the Bazooka bubble gum he loved to chew

But in the Premier’s office they did exclaim
“We’ve been pandering to these Indians for too long
We gotta make an example of them, by any means necessary –
I don’t care how you do it, I want’em gone”

The Deputy Commissioner said “We got a redneck government here –
About the Indians they could not care less
These guys are barrel suckers, man, they’re in love with guns
They just want us to go in and kick some ass.”

Ipperwash, forever your name tells the tale
Of how they kill who they cannot push around
Ipperwash, forever your name tells the tale
Of how they shot Dudley George down

So it was that thirty unarmed men, women and children
Were greeted by the sight
Of a riot squad and a sniper unit armed with submachine guns
Comin’ to them through the night

There were shots, there was shouting in the chaos
People running and getting beaten all around
As the bullets tore through the darkness
And the body of Dudley George fell to the ground

His sister, Cully George, drove him past the cops to the hospital
In a beaten-up car that kept on breakin’ down
They never told her that he died till after they arrested her
They thought she was the one who shot him down

Ipperwash, forever your name tells the tale
Of how they kill who they cannot push around
Ipperwash, forever your name tells the tale
Of how they shot Dudley George down

The man who pulled the trigger got a wrist slap
The man who gave the command, he still walks free
And don’t it make any decent person want to hang their head in shame
To know he acted in the pay of you and me?

Dudley George was lowered into his grave
With his peace pipe and a pack of Bazooka bubble gum
He left a memory of laughter in the heart of everyone who knew him
And a question beating louder like a drum

Sometimes you fool yourself the war is over
Sometimes war is all you see
Sometimes you gotta turn around and wonder
If your county’s anything it ever claimed to be

Ipperwash, forever your name tells the tale
Of how they kill who they cannot push around
Ipperwash, forever your name tells the tale
Of how they shot Dudley George down
Track Name: I Hurt
I Hurt


Thinkin’ of my father, I felt that old familiar pain
Runnin’ through my body like a neverending stain
And though the years wash over me
They never seem to wash away the dirt
Nor the voice from the past callin’ out to me
‘I hurt so I hurt’

It comes most unexpectedly and soon I find myself givin’ into
The thing that makes me say the things he’d say,
Do the things he’d do
Without thought of any consequence,
It’s not the kind of darkness with which you should flirt
Even when the voice is screaming in your head
‘I hurt so I hurt’

I’ve run out of excuses and I’ve plain run out of uses for this urge
‘Cause it’s not the kind of feeling you can heal, it’s the kind you got to purge
As I look around and see a world that’s shattered and is shaking on the verge
With one thought on everybody’s mind
‘I hurt so I hurt’

Another day begins, to my loved ones I try to make amends
For the things I thought I’d never do
And still can’t say I’ll never do again
Everyday I get another chance, and I vow to stay alert
To the forces trying to trap me into
‘I hurt so I hurt’

The ghost that tries to sabotage our love
‘I hurt so I hurt’