LYRICS

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LYRICS

MOONGREENING

 

I’ve seen the Buddha walk on air

And heroic black angels with no faces anymore, anywhere

All down Manhattan, the lines go on repeating

Punch the number, stop the bleeding

 

I’ve heard the buzzing from the bush

Beyond the row of oaks, twilight overtakes and gives a push

Ask what you came to, I won’t tell you false

Punch the number, check the pulse

 

Days of doubt, nights of dreaming

The further out you get the more it bears repeating

But I don’t blame you for listening at the latch

When they said nobody will know

 

Careful now — it’s a long way down

Voices leave an echo that never makes a sound

It’s an honor, it’s a trap, it’s a curse, it’s a key

Some would slay it as it sleeps, some would wake it just to see

 

Days of doubt &c

 

I’ve seen the Buddha walk on air

And heroic black angels with no faces anymore, anywhere

All down the freeway, the lines go on repeating

Punch the number, stop the bleeding

Punch the number, punch the number

 

Days of doubt &c

 

 

ART OF WAR

 

Let your worries disappear

 

Let your worries disappear

 

Cry baby don’t you cry

 

Calm down, just let the noise in

And after that, survive

I’m gonna get some even if it’s poison

For it’s what’s keeping me alive

 

Kept alive but on his own

 

Sand in the fire, it’s time for us to go

Lost my footing, left to drown

Thinking all about how I wish that I was up

But when I’m there, I want to come back down

When I’m there, I want to come back down

When I’m there, I want to come back down

 

All I can see, all I can see

 

The vinyl skips, the oil slicks

Come along the way is clear

 

The children waited round all Indian Summer

For their tall friend to reappear

The gifts that we brought with us were thrown into the fire

On the hottest day of the year

They sang, Let your worries disappear

 

Let your worries disappear

 

 

24 + 24

 

I wonder who you are

24 and 24

I wonder who you are

24 and 24

 

Do you hear the chime

24 and 24

Of the life behind your time

24 and 24

 

I wonder who you are

24 and 24

I wonder who you are

24 and 24

THE ARK

 

When the light comes up the hill

That’s where you’ll find me

On another shore, at another time

Maybe when we’re older, baby, down the line

 

Oh, the promises we made

Think how happy we will be

When we both can see

Everything, everything, everything

 

And it rained, and it rained

 

In they’re marching two by two

What’s a sailor boy to do

Divine in me, divine in you

Happy just to make it shine

On another shore, at another time

 

Oh, the promises we made

Think how happy we will be

When we both can see

 

 

WORDS OUT OF MY MOUTH

 

Your clock is gonna stop

And I want you to know

All the years, let ‘em go

24 passing by and they ain’t ‘bout to slow

 

Soon soon they’re telling you

That shoe is gonna drop

So you better stay home

 

So the rice don’t burn

And the years don’t yearn

And the heart don’t learn

 

So the Christ is crossed

And the secret’s lost

And the floodtide return

But the heart don’t learn

The heart don’t learn, the heart don’t learn

 

But eyes opened wide can see

Off in some distant night of memory

The gray ponies

You’re holding her in your arms like you’re married

Singing slowly

 

Hold me in your arms like a baby

Hold me in your arms when we’re 80

 

 

LOVE COMES TO THOSE WHO ASK

 

Love comes to those who ask

It follows you at last

 

Blow wind, blow rain

Blow it all away

Start it all over again spare nothing in the way

All across the earth the continents bow and shake

I know you know how just give me any other shape

 

Love comes to those who ask

It follows you at last

 

Come moon, shine Mars

Send a sign from where you are

With a key unlock my door and we will fly away

To a desert island

 

Love comes to those who ask

It follows you at last

 

As the fire burns out

Watch me dancing round and singing songs

And laughing softly in the trees

 

Hurry on you’ll hear us

Calling in the dark on a summer’s night

But it’s no great mystery

 

 

REPORTER

 

Reporter call my phone

You’re holding onto smoke

The sky is like a blueprint for itself

Traitors eat the young on the borderline

Separating eyes

 

Couldn’t see it on TV

Didn’t see it in the streets

Where have the saviors gone?

Beto’s not the one

Babe, I know you want it, but it’s so

Wonder if he knows

I wonder if he knows

The feeling comes and goes

As he wanders on

 

In the earth a stream

In the final night a dream

 

I’d like to roll along

The kingdom when it comes

Where all souls sing along

 

Time revealed

Like a wheel within a wheel

Nothing else was real

 

Babylon adored

The serpent or the sword

Not a burning face was bored

 

Red, white, blue and ash

The rider free at last

The masters with a thousand masks

 

Reporter did you ask

The words of first and last

Go tell them to the past

Tell them all you know

Tell them it was true

 

 

HEARTFALL
 

A broken heart, a broken heart can see

But my heart is free

 

It ain’t much, but it’s home

Out here with everything in bloom

But when your hair blows in your face

Weather’s turning strange

 

Pretty soon, all the lights are fading

Everything is gonna change

Air and fire turned but the water was awaiting

Everything’s gonna change

But babe your colors never fade

 

Heartfall, heartfall

 

A broken heart, a broken heart can see

But my heart is free

 

It ain’t much, but it’s home

Alive forever in the tomb

We stormed the gates of paradise

As the Lethe overflowed

 

Always knew that man would go down swinging

But he was singing as he cried

In the end everything is not forgiven

Just look outside

 

Heartfall, heartfall

Babe, your colors never fade

Heartfall, heartfall

 

A broken heart, a broken heart can see

But my heart is free

 

SONG FOR SAM

 

If the pipe dreams elevate you and you just clear the gate

From the dark side of the well they’ll be chanting your fate

And me, I should know for I’ve slept with the dead

But my dreams are like the deep streams raging round in my head

 

Zoroaster’s a disaster still the greatest of all time

Said, Better the blue devil you danced with than mine

They’re extolling Eckhart Tolle as if to say

You’ve suffered quite enough sir that’s fine for today

 

Take the Lord’s name and a snake egg and a moonbeam so bright

Deep into the forest where she’s dressed all in white

Take all you learned, though it wasn’t enough

And if you don’t know what to do with such powerful stuff

Then do like the tough do when the going gets tough

 

Well, that big wheel keeps a-turning and we’re down in the street

And the dogmas chase the karmas above the rows of bare feet

Dear friend, I miss you, but I hope you are free

Comminutions, institutions, it don’t matter to me

Comminutions, institutions, it don’t matter to me

 

 

VISION

 

Everyone can see him

Like a nomad from a dream

Change himself completely

In a flash of something green

 

Remember back in art school

When she was always getting stoned

She said I’ve got to get away to see

The surest things erode

I changed myself completely

Now I’m different, so I’m told

 

Once I saw it coming

To look me right in the eye

Like a line of cars approaching

Somebody had died

My friend was singing ‘Ego Death’

Though this he planned to leave behind

‘Miles, when you’re ready, 

You can follow me inside

Do not fear me, do not fear me’

But babe, I couldn’t see you

 

Should have been a painter

I would paint a thousand stones

And drop them in the river

To see the rainbow from your home