Heathen

Heathen

Sunday

Nothing remains

We could run when the rain slows

Look for the cars or signs of life

Where the heat goes

Look for the drifters

We should crawl under the bracken

Look for the shafts of light on the road

Where the heat goes

Everything has changed

 

For in truth, it's the beginning of nothing

And nothing has changed

Everything has changed

For in truth, it's the beginning of an end

And nothing has changed

And everything has changed

 

(1st Voice)

In your fear

Of what we have become

Take to the fire

Now we must burn

All that we are

Rise together

Through these clouds

As on wings

 

(2nd Voice)

In your fear, seek only peace

In you fear, seek only love

In your fear, seek only peace

In you fear, seek only love

In your fear, in your fear

As on wings

 

This is the trip

And this is the business we take

This is our number

All my trials, Lord

Will be remembered

Everything has changed

 

Cactus

Sitting here wishing on a cement floor

Just wishing that I had just something you wore

 

I put it on when I go lonely

Will you take off your dress and send it to me?

 

I miss your kissin' and I miss your head

And a letter in your writing doesn't mean you're not dead

 

Just run outside in the desert heat

Make your dress all wet and send it to me

 

I miss your soup and I miss your bread

And a letter in your writing doesn't mean you're not dead

 

So spill your breakfast and drip your wine

Just wear that dress when you di yi yi yi yine

 

D -A -V -I -D

 

Sitting here wishing on a cement floor

Just wishing that I had just something you wore

 

Bloody your hands on a cactus tree

Wipe 'em on your dress and send it to me

 

Sitting here wishing on a cement floor

Just wishing that I had just something you wore

 

Slip Away

Oogie waits for just another day

Drags his bones to see the Yankees play

Bones Boy talks and flickers gray

Oh, they slip away

 

Once a time they nearly might have been

Bones and Oogie on a silver screen

No one knew what they could do

Except for me and you

They slip away

They slip away

 

Don't forget to keep your head warm

Twinkle twinkle Uncle Floyd

Watching all the world and war torn

How I wonder where you are

 

Sailing over Coney Island

Twinkle twinkle Uncle Floyd

We were dumb but you were fun, boy

How I wonder where you are

 

Oogie knew there's never ever time

Some of us will always stay behind

Down in space it's always 1982

The joke we always knew

Oo-oo

What'sa matter with you

 

C'mon, let's go

Slip away

Oo-o

 

Don't forget to keep your head warm

Twinkle twinkle Uncle Floyd

Watching all the world and war torn

How I wonder where you are

 

Slow Burn

Here shall we live in this terrible town

Where the price for our minds shall squeeze them tight like a fist

And the walls shall have eyes

And the doors shall have ears

But we'll dance in their dark

Still they'll play with our lives

 

Like a Slow Burn

Leading us on and on and on

Like a Slow Burn

Turning us round and round and round

 

But who are we

So small in times such as these

Slow Burn

Slow Burn

 

Oh, these are the days

These are the strangest of all

These are the nights

These are the darkest to fall

 

Though who knows?

Echoes in tenement halls

Who knows?

Though the years spare them all

 

Like a Slow Burn

Leading us on and on and on

Like a Slow Burn

Twirling us round and round and upside down

 

There's fear overhead

There's fear overground

 

Slow Burn

Slow Burn

 

Like a Slow Burn

Leading us on and on and on

Like a Slow Burn

Turning us round and round and round

 

And here are we

At the center of it all

 

Slow Burn

Slow Burn

Slow Burn

 

Afraid

I wish I was smarter

I got so lost on the shore

I wish I was taller

Things really matter to me

 

But I put my face in tomorrow

I believe we're not alone

I believe in Beatles

I believe my little soul has grown

And I'm still so afraid

Yes, I'm still so afraid

Yea, I'm still so afraid on my own

On my own

 

What made my life so wonderful?

What made me feel so bad?

I used to wake up the ocean

I used to walk on clouds

 

If I put faith in medication

If I can smile a crooked smile

If I can talk on television

If I can walk an empty mile

Then I won't feel afraid

No, I won't feel afraid

I won't be

Be afraid

Anymore

 

I've Been Waiting For You

I've been looking

For a woman

To save my life

Not to beg, or to borrow

A woman

With the feeling

Of losing once or twice

Who knows how it could be?

Tomorrow?

 

I've been waiting for you

And you've been coming to me

For such a long time now

Such a long time now

 

A woman

With the feeling

Of losing once or twice

Who knows how it could be?

Tomorrow?

 

I've been waiting for you

And you've been coming to me

For such a long time now

Such a long time now

 

I Would Be Your Slave

Walking in the snowy street

Let me understand

Drifting down a silent path

Stumbling over land

Open up your heart to me

Show me who you are

And I would be your slave

 

Do you sleep in quietude

Do you walk in peace

Do you laugh out loud at me

No one else is free

Open up your heart to me

Show me all you are

And I would be your slave

 

I don't sit and wait

I don't give a damn

I don't see the point at all

No footprints in the sand

 

I bet you laugh out loud at me

A chance to strike me down

Give me peace of mind at last

Show me all you are

Open up your heart to me

I would be your slave

 

I don’t sit and wait

I don't give a damn

I don't see the point at all

No footprints in the sand

 

I would give you all my love

Nothing else is free

Open up your heart to me

I would be your slave

 

I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spacecraft

I took a trip on a gemini spacecraft

And I thought about you

I passed through the shadow of Jupiter

And I thought about you

I shot my spacegun

And boy, I really felt blue

Two or three flying saucers

Parked under the stars

The winding stream

Moon shining down

On some little town

And with each beam

The same old dream

 

I took a trip on a gemini spacecraft

And I thought about you

I shot my spacegun

And I thought about you

I pulled down my sun visor

Boy, I really felt blue

 

You jumped into your Gemini

I jumped into mine

We'll orbit the moon

For just one time

Tomorrow night

Tomorrow night

Will you hold hands

With me in the moonlight

 

I took a trip in a gemini spacecraft

And I thought about you

I shot my spacegun

And I thought about you

I took a walk in space

Boy, I really felt blue

Well, I peeked through the crack

And I looked way back

The stardust trail

Leading back to you

What did I do

What could I do

What did I do

 

Well……

 

I thought about you

 

5.15 The Angels Have Gone

5.15

I'm changing trains, this little town

Let me down

This foreign rain brings me down

5.15

Train overdue, angels have gone

No ticket

I'm jumping tracks, I'm changing towns

 

We never talk anymore

Forever I will adore only you

 

5.15

All of my life, angels have gone

I'm changing trains

Angels like them, thin on the ground

All of my life

All legs and wings, strange sandy eyes

5.15

Train overdue, angels have gone

 

We never talk anymore

Forever

I will adore only you

Cold station

All of my life

Forever

I'm out of here forever

 

Everyone Says 'Hi'

Said you took a big trip

Said you moved away

Happened oh so quietly, they say

 

Should a took a picture

Something I could keep

Buy a little frame, something cheap

For you

Everyone says 'hi'

 

Said you sailed a big ship

Said you sailed away

Didn't know the right thing to say

 

I'd love to get a letter

Love to know what's what

Hope the weather's good, and it's not too hot

For you

Everyone says 'hi'

 

Everyone says 'hi'

Everyone says

Don't stay in a sad place

Where they don't care how you are

Everyone says 'hi'

 

If the money is lousy

You can always come home

We can do all the old things

We can do all the bad things

 

If the food gets you leery

You can always phone

We could do all the good things

We could do it

We could do it

We could do it

 

Don't stay in a bad place

Where they don't care how you are

Everyone says 'hi'

Everyone says 'hi'

Everyone says 'hi'

And the girl next door

And the guy upstairs

Everyone says 'hi'

And your mum and dad

Everyone says 'hi'

And your big fat dog

Everyone says 'hi'

Everyone says 'hi'

Hi hi hi hi yi

 

A Better Future

Please don't tear this world asunder

Please take back this fear we're under

I demand a better future

Or I might just stop wanting you

 

Please make sure we get tomorrow

All this pain and all this sorrow

I demand a better future

Or I might just stop needing you

 

Give my children sunny smiles

Give them room and cloudless skies

I demand a better future

Or I might just stop loving you, loving you, loving you

 

When we talk, we talk to you

When we walk, we walk to you

From factory to field

How many tears must fall?

Down there below

Nothing is moving

 

Heathen (The Rays)

Steel on the skyline
Sky made of glass
Made for a real world
All things must pass
Waiting for something
Looking for someone
Is there no reason?
Have I stared too long?

You say you'll leave me
And when the sun is low
And the rays high
I can see it now
I can feel it die
Oo-o
Oo-o