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Good News From The Next World
(1995)

Good News From The Next World

1. She's A River
2. Night Music
3. Hypnotised
4. Great Leap Forward
5. 7 Deadly Sins
6. And The Band Played On
7. It's My Life
8. Criminal World
9. This Time

 


She's A River

Shadow let go there's something you should know
I Just found my new direction and I hope you like the key
like the air that led me to it she's the wind that sucked me through it
she's a river and she's turning there in front of me

stand back get back
she'll paint your blue skies black she gives bullet proof protection
she's got a resurrection feel when I'm scared, and bout to lose
she gives me travelling shoes
she's a river and she's turning there in front of me

and I go blind wasting my time the river is front of me
that's where I'm goin' to be

shine on, get on twilight from dusk to dawn
she's the sprit of creation she's the last chance guarantee
got a myriad of poses sweet miracles and roses
she's a river and she's turning there in front of me

shine on, move on Cos when I find my state of mind
the river's front of me
move on let it go

they say that every heaven's got thousand rooms
so take me to the freedom ride
my heart is like a hunter's in the silent moon
my nerves feel electrified meet me on the staircase by a darker moon
light me like a naked flame the voice of mother nature state
all things must pass

nothing here can remain
they say that every heaven's got a thousand rooms
so take me on that freedom ride

you raise me like a building to the very top rush me to the end of time
you fill me full of danger you give me future shock
then you leave me wasted dying

stand back get back move on
she's a river, she's a river

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Night Music

can you here the lone night music coming is so near
when i hear the lone night music
every nightmare crumbles and they disappear
can you hear the echoes calling speaking in verse
when i hear the lone night music
everything gets stronger and i lose this curse

help me break the chains that hold me from the truth
I want to feel the hands that raise me from a low down level
to the highest roof, woh oh
night music, I hear it now night music

I want to catch the rock that's falling roll it back up hill
when I hear the strange night music
the whole world's turning and I'm still standing
still I feel  it growing deep inside me still I'm at a loss
when i hear the lone night music
it's a warning signal there's a bridge to cross

(the time and place to cure your bitter heart)
feels like running water, water of the soul
spinning like a spinning wheel way beyond control
spinning like a spinning wheel way beyond control

can you hear the lone night music coming in so far
when i hear the lone night music
it's a lonely planet it's a burning star
I want to swin the widest ocean diving in so deep
when i hear the lone night music
I can get so blue that I just can't sleep
sing to me oh night music coming in so near
when i hear the lone night music
all my nightmares crumble and they disappear

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Hypnotised

I can feel the whole world spinning around I'm losing ground
I feel it every day  and I can feel you coming inside out
I'm losing touch with all reality
I remember the look in your eyes the way that they pulled me inside
all I've got now in my defence is my innocense
I've been hypnotised

I can hear the church bells ringing out
reminds me of some bright and sunshine day when all the pretty horses
you would ride would come right back to feel your energy
I still remember the look in your eyes the way that they filled me inside
all I've got now in my defence is my innocense
I've been hypnotised

You know it won't be easy it's never easy I've been hypnotised
so tell me what you think do you think I'll sink number one
scapegoat I'm the missing link all I know I've been hypnotised
It won't be easy

If you've got a heart that burns inside let me get inside
let me tangle with the flames if you've got a light that burns inside
the heat will rise and melt down once again
I still remember the look in your eyes the way that they pulled me inside
all I've got now in my defence is my innocense
I've been hypnotised
all I've got now in my defence is my innocense
I've been hypnotised

I'm waiting for a sign help me realign maybe it's a sin I know but
It's not a crime all I know I've been hypnotised
maybe there's a way I can find a way final hour judgement day
all I know I've been hypnotised and then I realise

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Great Leap Forward

I jump up like apollo crash landed on my feet
the sun shot like a laser through my brain
a little desth had woken up and put a curse on me
but I knew that I'd be coming back again
inspiration acrossthe nation there's a poverty od expectation
all I got to do was mvoe ahead
It's a blue sky It's a white cloud It's a flame
It's a blue sky white cloud burning flame

I shot back to the mirror there was nothing left to see
but a phantom with his heartbeat deep inside
I could feel the dust of ages they were blowing back at me
but I know that I was born to get it right
It's a blue sky It's a white cloud It's a flame
It's a blue sky white cloud burning flame

Every body take the great leep forward
everbody knows the mysteries at hand
if you've been praying all those sweet days for this
don't you know there is a whole different plan
sometimes I hear the madman calling
he talks about some dark enternal place
I've been wating all my lifetime for this moment
and now I've got to find some other way

One touch ignites this eagle once kiss for heavens view
I need the flame so I can feel alive
you can tell my little brother no requiem
for me I knew that I was born to mak this flight
inspiration across the nation there's a poverty of expectation
all I got to do was move ahead
It's a blue sky It's a white cloud It's a flame
It's a blue sky white cloud burning flame

Every body take the great leep forward
everbody knows the mysteries at hand
if you've been praying all those sweet days for this
don't you know there is a whole different plan
sometimes I hear the madman calling
every woman very child every man
he talks about some dark enternal place
you know there's no turning back again
you know there's no turning back again

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7 Deadly Sins

Ever felt that you've been lied and somehow you just can't provide the proof
ever felt you've cast aside and sheltered from the universal truth
ever find when trouble calls you're first in line and sticl your finger in
Everybody's talking about 7 deadly sins

Number one says drop the gun there's nothnig out there that's worth dying for
and number two that me and you I'm green inside and jealous to the core
number three fidelity I've lost the path and I'd better start again
This thing's got a strange mystique the 7 deadly sins
this thing's got the whole world beat 7 deadly sins

I can hear them calling out I can hear them screaming out
blood is sweet like dep river and where it goes i don't know
you make me sweat and you make me shiver where it goes Idon't know

If you've got sticky fingers you got dreams that linger runnig through your brain
well vanity's the flying "V" desire is the one who gets the blame
if you're looking for a goldmine when all around you seems to be tin
I'm not superstitious about 7 deadly sins
I can hear them calling out I can hear them screaming out
blood is sweet like dep river and where it goes i don't know
you make me sweat and you make me shiver where it goes Idon't know

everybody's calling out 7 deadly sins
everybody's dreaming about 7 deadly sins

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And The Band Played On

Sweetest angel came down took me by the hand
said I've gotthings to offer you help you understand
if the booms don't get you I'll roll with you tonight
all those things inside you head you've got to get it right
and the band played on the band played on

Spirits of the city were  calling out my name
when jealous guys break down and cry
they got themselves to blame
if the booms don't get you take courage in the night
all those dreams inside you head you've got to get it right
still the band played on the band played on
and the world moved on the world moved on

The room was getting hotter and someone hit the light
there was power in the darkness there was violence in the night
and the golden sons and the daughters they were comming up for air
you were standing with your back to me and a halo round your hair
and the questions there were many like how can you survive
when it's the moment you've been waiting for this is the moment of your life

So every dreamer pass me by with a fix me jesus stare in his eyes
I was born to live I was born to die with the queen of soul and
the king of light all the power in the land pull me through to the
shadowland I was driven by some hidden hand
It's the greatest gift of all
and the band played on the band played on

shake the ghost within you get up meet up the rising sun
Cos the old days they're the dying days and the new day's just begun
at the end of every party hear thesinger sing his song
may his heart stay young forever and the dreams still linger on
I want to die I want to live again I want to keeping on
they saya coward dies a thousand times
but the brave they die just once

So walk to me talk to me hold me now spectre of love
there's a coolness under fire and a universal love
and the band played on and the band played on
and the band played on and the band played on
played on played on
played on played on
played on played on

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It's My Life

I can feel it in the darkness getting closer in the night
like a sacred song you linger on you give me the wings of flight
and I love your sense of power every hour every need
when the red light show your arms enclose like the pillars of destiny

With one step forward I kow I can leave this behind
never look backward I want to move through space through time
I want to get to it seel and you'll fins check the world do it
It's my life
there's a star shines over you and I
It's my life I'm just
keeping my soul alive

There's talk of revolution there's no solution to our plight
a red guitar can get you far but you still know to fight
they say all roads come together every shoulder to the the wheel
solid gold future unfolds when you give me the hands that heat

With one step forward I kow I can leave this behind
never look backward I want to move through space through time
I want to get to it seel and you'll fins check the world do it
It's my life
there's a star shines over you and I
It's my life I'm just
keeping my soul alive

I'm looking out and I call your name I go runnig in a circle
but I can't get back again and I'm calling I need you here
my whole life took a tumble and I'm so filled up with fear
my life feels like a runaway train I'm leading through a tunnel
and I can't get back again

It's my life
With one step forward I kow I can leave this behind
never look backward I want to move through space through time
I want to get to it seel and you'll fins check the world do it
It's my life
It's my life keeping my soul alive
I'm just keeping my soul alive
It's my life keeping my soul alive
I'm just keeping my soul alive
It's my life

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Criminal World

I look for the answer I look for the light
I walk on every highway still I need you tonight
so let it be loved lonely love let it be love
It's a criminal world

It hits like a bullet it screams and it hurts
is it my fascination or dose love come inspired
so let it be loved lonely love let it be love
It's a criminal world
don't hand me down don't push me down
don't leave me lying on the forzen ground
you can shelter me with your sweet ation
this world is splitting up and it's a chain reaction
It's a criminal wolrd
It's a criminal world

you move like a vampire risen from dust is it my fascination
don't hand me down don't push me down
don't leave me lying on the frozen grond
you can shelter me with your sweet action
this world is splitting up and it's a chain reaction
and when you point me to another place
I can turn my back upon this wilderness and I'll
step inside step inside and find you waiting on the other side
It's a criminal world
It's a criminal world
It's a criminal world
It's a criminal world

don't hand me down don't push me down
don't leave me lying on the frozen grond
you can shelter me with your sweet action
this world is splitting up and it's a chain reaction
and when you point me to another place
I can turn my back upon this wilderness and I'll
step inside step inside and find you waiting on the other side
It's a criminal world
It's a criminal world
It's a criminal world
It's a criminal world

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This Time

What you gonna do about it
how you gonna live without it
some of us are getting proud
and I don't know if that's allowed
peopel just can't forget it this time
some of us are getting strong this time
never want  to wait too long this time
and now I want to get away
I know what I want and I say what I say
never want to live without it this time

and when the feelings show
I need the time to know
if I'm going to get it right
and when the feelings show
I need the faith to know well I don't know
if I've got the message right

People can't get by without it this time
love is gonna get requited this time
some of us are getting strong
and I don't know if that so wrong
never want to get it this time
and the feelings show
tell me do you know
if I'm gonna get it right
when the lights go low
tell me do you lnow
oh I need to know if I'm gonna get it right

People go to war to get it this time
the devil called better forget it this time
never onna say that's wrong Cos all I know I can't be wrong
nevr go to bed without it this time

Living in a street ain't easy this time
never gonna get it easy this time
this time
this time

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