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Real Life
(1991)

Real Life

1. Real Life
2. See The Lights
3. Let There Be Love
4. Woman
5. Stand By Love
6. Let The Children Speak
7. African Skies
8. Ghostrider
9. Banging On The Door
10. Travelling Man
11. Rivers Of Ice
12. When Two Worlds Collide

 

 


 

Real Life

Paula came from Washington with long golden hair
Twenty eight dollars in a fake silk purse and a leather skirt to wear
Shane came from Dublin town from the old world so green
Counterfeit ticket in to JFK in the land of his dreams

Street life's the only life they take a walk in the park
Even tough they only met that day they were lovers by dark
Laid out on the morning skies he puts a ring on her hand
He said listen babe we gotta take what's ours do it or die

Quit dreaming this is real life baby
Real life's the only life what's it all about
Quit dreaming this is real life baby

Way out on the dock that night the colour is red
23rd victim of a gangland war takes his last breath
Outside the sister cried she said the whole world's so mean
Heavyweight killer in the ring, turns killing machine

Quit dreaming this is real life baby
Real life's the only life what's it all about
Quit dreaming this is real life baby

All my love, you're my all
They way you move, you're in control
The way you talk, the way you dress
Your hands, your touch, your sweet caress.
All my love, you're the best,
Every little thing that I possess,
It's all emotion when you take control,
I can feel wild horses running in my soul.
Oh my love, all I see
The stars, the sun, the energy,
If this going to kill us then let it go,
Quit dreaming this is real life baby

Up high above a desert sky where the space shuttles scream,
Sixteen men from a dying earth take their last dream.

Quit dreaming this is real life baby
Quit dreaming this is cheap life baby
Real life's the only life what's it all about
Quit dreaming this is cheap life baby
Your eyes, your lips, the shape of your mouth,
It's a sweet life baby
All my love, you're my all
The way you move, the way you go
I'm all emotion when you take control
I can feel wild horses running in my soul.
All my love, you're all I see
The stars, the sun, the energy,
The way you move, you're in control
Quit dreaming this is real life baby

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See The Lights

Summer's gone winter's in your eyes
I can feel the thunder storms inside
I wake every morning and the cold winds cover me
All I've got's a ghost of what could be

If you can see the lights shine in front of me
If you can see the lights shout out where you'll be

I'm in a broken dream I stare out into space
You know I called you up 'cos nothing takes your place
I've got a heart of stone and it's sinking deep inside
I want to tell you love I'm too proud to cry

If you can see the lights shine in front of me
If you can see the lights shout out where you'll be
Summer's gone and I can't tell you lies
Oh forgive me love I'm too proud to cry

If you can see the lights shine in front of me
If you can see the lights shout out where you'll be
Summer's gone and I can't tell you lies
Forgive me love I'm too proud to cry
Too proud to cry

Too proud to cry

Too proud to cry

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Let There Be Love

Secrets of lovers
Whisper tonight
Broken down angel
Got lost in the cold daylight
The city is screaming
And I look for your eyes

Someone to lean on through the night
Your music talks to me and hits me tonight
One candle burning, I hear your voice say

So let there be love
Let there be love
Love
Let there be love

It heals and it hurts
She leads you to heaven's door
And leaves you for dirt

Someone to lean on, that's your own
Some magic conquers me and lives in my soul,
She comes like an ocean and I hear you sing
Love will conquer anything

So let it be love
Let it be love
Love
Let it be love

The wall's down
They're coming down
I can't slow
I know it now
So stay now
Hold on
And I'm praying

So let it be love
Let it be love
Love
Let it be love

I know what I want
I know what I feel
I know what I want

So let there be love
So let there be love
Let there be love

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Woman

Spirit of girl I know's in front of me
I brought her home its where she'd want to be
Picture of some strange tattooed bird on her thigh
Shine on walk on take a walk with me

Something going I can tell
The way you know its meant to be
There's something taking all your life
You're drifting far away from me

Spirit of the one I love walk in the room
It gets so hard when it's all too soon
Lover's lonely planet blue smoke in your eyes
Shine on get home when are you gonna rise

Shook my life
Mercury
You don't live here any more
Shine on
Mercury

Walking the the sunlight to the old courtyard
Where the weather's warm and the air tastes sweet
In a world where words can say what's in her eyes,
She will epitomise, so let her rest in peace.

Something's going I can tell
The way you know it's meant to be
Something taking all your life
And you're drifting far away from me

Something I can tell you
Mercury
Something I can tell you
Really want to tell you I'd really love to tell you

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Stand By Love

You know my heart beats rhythm and my dreams still take me higher
I've travelled round the world but they can't cure my desire

The city looks pretty tonight
Hold on now let's go till morning

Get up on love and stand by me
Stand by love, stand by me

I'm a shell shocked lover, under cover that's my game
I'm your long lost brother, little sister what's your name

I feel so alone
I'm stranded and so far from home I'm calling
Get up on love and stand by me
Stand by love, and stand by me
Stand by love

Love - stand by love stand by me
Stand by love stand by me

Give me one good reason why you don't come play with fire
'Cos when the earth starts moving you know I'm no liar

The city looks pretty tonight
Oh hold on now let's go till morning

Get up on love and stand by me
Stand by love, and stand by me
Stand by love stand by

Stand by love
Stand by love stand by me
Stand by love stand by me
Stand by love stand by me
Stand by love stand by me
Stand by love stand by me
Stand by love stand by love
Stand by love stand by love
Stand by me

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Let The Children Speak

Time - way out of line
A whole nation waits outside
The rhythm of tomorrow
They can dance away their sorrows tonight
Lost - broken and scarred
Prisoner waits outside with his lone heart beating
Let the children, let the children
Let the children, let the children speak
Let the children - let the children speak

Aims - dangerous games
Their mother says one false move and we all get hurt
I feel this sense of power I feel it every hour tonight

Let's not get lazy tonight
Things could get crazy cos
One more kick and the door cracks open
Let the children, let the children
Let the children, let the children speak

Let the children, let the children
Let the children, let the children
Power to the powerless strength unto the weak
Let the children, let the children
Let the children, let the children speak
I'm begging you now Let the children, let the children
Let the children, let the children
Power to the powerless, strength unto the weak
Let the children, let the children
Let the children, let the children speak

Let's not get lazy tonight
Things could get crazy cos
One last kick and the door cracks open
Let the children, let the children
Let the children, let the children speak

Power to the powerless, strength unto the weak
Let the children, let the children
Let the children, let the children speak
Things could get crazy tonight
Let's not get lazy cos
One last kick and the door cracks open
Let the children, let the children
Let the children, let the children speak
I'm begging you now
Let the children, let the children
Let the children, let the children
Power to the powerless, strength unto the weak
Let the children, let the children
Let the children, let the children speak
The language of this world
Let's not get lazy cos
One false move and we all get hurt
Let the children, let the children
Let the children, let the children speak

The language of this world
Things could get crazy

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African Skies

You say you're surprised
I thought I'd write today
Pieces of my life
That time can't fade away

Land lies dry - Africa
And the clouds roll by - Africa
I held you every night
I believed in all you'd say
Now the dust blows in my eyes
But those dreams won't fade away

The sky burns red - Africa
Don't you cry - Africa

Africa
When you cry it rains - Africa

Still the children smile - Africa
When you cry it rains - Africa
When the wild dogs howl - Africa
Still the clouds roll by - Africa

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Ghostrider

Shadows in your room
Like a ghost you never see
Look in to the one you love if you're afraid of me

Ghettos in his eyes
He plays a torch song melody
Listen to the one you love if you're afraid of me

Ghost rider
E S P
Paperback rider
You can't fool me

When all is said and done
Babylon was meant to be
Shitting on the one you love if you're afraid of me

He's got the wild dog in his eyes
He's got a speedball in his brain
Running through the roads of love like a marathon man

Ghost rider
E S P
The devil inside her
Don't want it to be

Yeah the ghost rider
E S P
A paperback rider

Deep down in his soul
Every little boy knows
The he can't stop running so go

Look out
There's been a shoot out for love
I've got the shivers of love

Ghost rider
E S P
The devil inside her
I don't want it to be
Ghost rider
E S P
She's got the devil inside her
Oh no you can't

You can't fool me
Oh no you can't
You can't fool me
Oh no you can't
Yeah the ghost rider
E S P
Oh paperback rider
Oh no you can't fool

Oh no you can't fool

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Banging On The Door

You know that it hurts
These things that you say
But I'll be alright
Don't lose your faith
Just swallow your pride tonight
God only knows this place is strange

Banging on the door again
Banging on the door that's locked forever
Losing on a lover's game
Winning on the one side and losing forever

The air that we breather hangs heavy tonight
Still I look for your face
I'm home all alone again
Some dreams grow old and then they just die

I'm banging on the door again
Still banging on the door that's locked forever
Losing on a lover's game
Winning on the one track and hurting forever

Oh your love is a symphony
All this love over all of me
Oh your love is a symphony
Oh sweet love I can feel it

Still banging on the door again
I'm banging on the door that's sealed forever
Losing on a lover's game
Winning on the one track hurting forever

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Travelling Man

The lights of the motel shine on to me
This is the land of the brave, sad and the lonely

The last ride's
Coming to me I can feel it
A new life
Screaming out and I can't miss it

Travelling man
Travelling man
You get away if you can

My body's shaking, my body's tired
Hookers to the left of me, killers on the inside

The last train
Left this station long ago
The headlights
Shine like diamonds in the snow

Like a travelling man
I'm a travelling man
Run away if you can

Cruel world keeps turning I'm dead on my feet
From the blue icy mountains to white city heat
Factory fire burns like a phoenix tonight
Spread your wings come on darling

And your eyes
Search for me but I can't see them
And your sweet mouth
It speaks to me but I can't hear it
And your - your sweet smile
Two thousand miles for your warm kisses
And your sweet child
I got one last chance and I can't miss it
No no no no

Travelling man
Like a travelling man
Well I'm a travelling man

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Rivers Of Ice

Don't need the money nothing can buy
All that I feel under the skies
Shadows were falling my heart beat inside
We walk through the fields to the rivers of ice

Days turn to colour and darkness to light
She said I want you I need you I want you in my life
Love in the shadows the blood rushed inside
Carry on little saviour to the end of the line

I get high for ever
Till the river runs dry for every
Ooh for ever

It's been so many years now I still can't forget
Love flew like an eagle in God's wilderness
Shadows were falling oh my heart beat inside
We kissed on the bridge above the river of ice

I get high for ever
The river runs dry for ever
I get high for ever
The river runs dry for ever

Ooh she tells me
Ooh she tells me

Tell the end of the line

Shadows were falling
On rivers of ice

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When Two Worlds Collide

Shots ring out in Paris, the bells ring out in Rome
Your photo's in the paper, buy you're getting old
Footsteps in the carpark he's the governor of the night
The omens say crime don't pay but each dog has its price

When two worlds collide
The tears well inside
When two worlds collide

A boy is found in Naples, his body's in a ditch
His young life counts for nothing when somebody's getting rich
There's flowers on the table, he sips water she drinks wine
And I don't think that mercy is the language of our time

When two worlds collide
The teardrops inside
When two worlds collide
You break me up inside

Backstreet of Chicago a black man plays the gold
There's a man on every corner says he'd like to buy your soul
Bhuddists in the temple, bullets in the night
Steeping out of their world, into your world, into mine
In the jet black night

The tears well inside
When two worlds collide
You break me up inside
Two worlds collide

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