LYRICS

 

The Dreaming

 

I walk the night
Through dreams that just fade away
Mesmerizing minds with things that just fade away
Just fade away
So close your eyes
and I will be right with you
Oh, as stars are falling
I'll be calling you from far beyond the black veil
I will find you
Out there somewhere
I walk in light
Through dreams that just fade away
Endless in time
My eyes
Burn bright
So just open your mind
and I will be right with you
OH, As stars are falling
I'll be calling you from far beyond the black veil
I will find you
Out there somewhere

 

My Tragic Valentine

 

It's been one of those days when all the things that can go wrong do

Sick and tired of the ways the walls keep closing in on you So won't you come to me my tragic valentine?

I'll be the skeleton key for what you've locked up inside

 

In the twilight of the garden

Amidst the ivy & vines

By the waters of the fountain I'll make you mine

Through the darkness of the forest

Amongst the crooked old trees

Upon the roots & leaves as one we'll be

 

You turn the page still Fate will hold you firmly in your right place

Yet Father Time has ways of shoveling sand into your face So won't you wait for me my tragic valentine?

I'll be the skeleton key for what you've locked up inside

 

In the twilight of the garden

Amidst the ivy & vines

By the waters of the fountain

I'll make you mine

Through the darkness of the forest

Amongst the crooked old trees

Upon the roots & leaves as one we'll be

 

Love, you've stolen my heart

You're ripping it up yet again and again and again

 

Love, I've waited so long

Don't leave me to yearn oh again and again and again

 

Love, you tear me apart

I'm tattered and torn yet again and again and again

 

You, ignited my heart and left it to burn oh again and again and again

Love, don't leave me to burn

My tragic love, don't leave me to burn

My tragic love, don't leave me to burn

Love, don’t leave me to burn

 

Marionettes

Our dreams are dark now

Dawn to dusk we hide away from life

They tie our hands down

And drape these blindfolds to shroud our bright eyes

 

They'll rip your heart out,

pin it up, and let the daggers fly

Dust & cobwebs

Kick off the dirt

and let's see how long we believe their lies

 

Oh, they've strung us up like marionettes

While all this time their greed & grime

have dragged us to the end

 

Are you dead now?

Don't let the bastards work you over

We're so sick of being let down

So lift your tired bones from off the floor

You're alive now

So light the fires and tear the walls down

Sick and tired of being left out?

Then lift your hung heads high

and rise up, rise up, rise up and scream

 

So blind & bound now

Cracked porcelain dolls kept tucked away from sight

They bolt the lid down

And leave us rotting, ripe to lose our right minds

 

They'll snuff your light out

drown your hope, then hang you out to dry

Rusted hobhnails

Won't hold the lot of us, no way

so they can sink their knives

Oh, they've strung us up like marionettes

While all this time their creed & crime

have caused us to unhinge

Are you dead now?

Don't let the bastards work you over

We're so sick of being let down

So lift your tired bones from off the floor

You're alive now

So light the fires and tear the walls down

Sick and tired of being left out?

Then lift your hung heads high

and rise up, rise up, rise up and scream

 

Elude The End


Give me a sign to raise my eyes

My soul has been worn through

Throw me a line I'm sinking down inside

Devoid of you

Riven, sliced, and cut into

Just save me

And I'll do the same for you

I never could pull through

So just save me

And I'll do the same for you

I'll do the same for you

Buried alive and desperately in need

To breathe again

Tattered and tired devoured by desire

to elude the end

Riven, sliced, and cut into

Just save me

And I'll do the same for you

I never could pull through

So just save me

And I'll do the same for you

I'll do the same for you

 

The Show


The show must go on

We're having our fun in the last hours of the world

The sky is tearing

No sense in caring in the last hours of the world

Lovely little playthings

Parading there in front of you

They turn upon a carousel

Now which one will you choose?

Time keeps slipping away

No more waiting

The hour is too late

Dark hearts won't stop what we've begun

Wild soldiers marching as one

The time has come for a revolution

We've got to carry on

The show must go on

Despite what's to come in the last hours of the world

The veil is ripping

Suspense is gripping in the last hours of the world

 

Silence the Serenade


Let me tell you about the pouring rain, that fell that night
Listen well, because the more you live, the less you die
All Hallows' Eve
Under the cover of darkness
A shadow seemed to slink right in
Like a dream
Twisted into a nightmare
Torn down, alone, I fell
Beneath black feathered wings
The dark seemed to close in
And this shadow did sing of ceaseless sleep
Serenade of death 
It grips me far too tight and woe will be the end of me
Serenade of death
It drains me of all the life I know
And buries me deep
Suddenly 
I was breathing the black in
A hollow void of emptiness
Winter came 
and chilled me to the bone, yeah
Drowning, cold, in dread 
But this pain it won't leave
And it's a lonely dark affair
Yet I clawed and I screamed to breathe again
Serenade of death 
It grips me far too tight and woe will be the end of me
Serenade of death
It drains me of all the life I know
And buries me deep

 

The Enigma Men

 

Show us all the deviations far from the norm

Nothing that we do could make you bored

Bring us all the machinations so untoward

Fill us to the brim with woes galore

Misfortune smiles on our kind

But we don't pay no nevermind

the beating till we're bleeding

Nothing's as it seems, phantoms in dreams,

and that's the way that this has to...

Beware of the schemes & frightful things

that might go bump in the night

Till our apparitions prevent the end

We're not taking a fall, no

You'll never know the faces of

The Enigma Men

LaLa LaLa LaLa La La La La La

LaLa LaLa LaLa La La La La La

LaLa LaLa LaLa La La La La La

LaLa LaLa LaLa La La La La La

Give us all the nightmares you don't want anymore
Stranger are the things that we adore
The odd & anomalous are what we're here for
Misfits of the weird, the freak obscure

Turn out the lights and we'll shine
We've long defied the pitch black blindness keeping you from seeing...

 

Nothing's as it seems, phantoms in dreams,
and that's the way that this has to...
Beware of the schemes & frightful things
that might go bump in the night
Till our apparitions prevent the end
We're not taking a fall, no
You'll never know the faces of
The Enigma Men
LaLa LaLa LaLa La La La La La
LaLa LaLa LaLa La La La La La
LaLa LaLa LaLa La La La La La
LaLa LaLa LaLa La La La La La

 

Mystère, Sir

 

Mystère, Sir,

Behind a curtain you honed your allure

They looked down their noses at you out of spite

When all you ever wanted was to shine

-And now for sweet revenge-

Oh, you turned all their photographs into ghosts

Oh, you took them all for what they cared for most

And now you're laughing all the way

They couldn't see your crooked smile

You fooled them all with your ledgerdemain

Hoodwinked and lured by your beguile

Mystère, Sir,

What have you done, Monsieur, and what's to come?

The show is over but there's no encore

You disappeared and left the backstage door

-And all their eyes wide open-

Oh, you twisted up & vexed their mortal coils

Oh, your pièce de résistance filched every spoil

 

Within You

Words and music by David Bowie

How you turned my world, you precious thing

You starve and near exhaust me

Everything I've done, I've done for you

I move the stars for no one

You've run so long

You've run so far

Your eyes can be so cruel

Just as I can be so cruel

Though I do believe in you

Yes I do

Live without the sunlight

Love without your heartbeat

I, I can't live within you

 

The Vaudevillain

 

I roll the bones sure as a gypsy roams

My fortune can't be told

Misery unfolds for folks who cross my road

Unlucky 13th Row

A Vaudevillain like no other

You riffraff will soon discover

your great demise and end

-then-

This rapscallion like no other

Will slip away sly undercover

And plot it all again

Never had no home that I could call my own

And my friends are Vile and Low

Mischief & woe my oaths now ere I go

The hangman's tagged my rope

A Vaudevillain like no other

You riffraff will soon discover

your fateful untimely end

-then-

This rapscallion like no other

Will slip away sly undercover

And plot it all again

 

We're All Mad Here

 

Down, down, down, down

Down, down, down

Down until dark sets upon you

Down to the depths of this hole

To discover the key that will set you free

Out where the wild things grow

Falling down, down, down, down

down, down, down

To a mixed-up montage of nonsense

Where nothing is quite what it seems

What curious things might the strange day bring?

What fate greets the odd evening?

Rhyme as been shattered

Reason was left at the door

We've lost all our marbles

through cracks in the floor

'Cause we're all mad here

None the least bit queer

The cards will fall my dear

'Cause we're all mad...

Down, down, down, down

down, down, down

'Til time has has gone widderschynnes unhinged

So close and yet so far away

Is there any wonder the spell you're under?

At this bizarre soiree

"Why?", doesn't matter

Hats off, 'cause we're wired to the moon,

Not wrapped too tightly we'll leave you bemused

'Cause we're all mad here

None the least bit queer

The cards will fall my dear

'Cause we're all mad...

Down, down, down, down

down, down, down, down

 

Nature Boy

Words and music by Eden Ahbez

There was a boy

A very strange enchanted boy

They say he wandered very far

Very far over land and sea

A little shy and sad of eye

But very wise was he

And then one day

One magic day he passed my way

While we spoke of many things

Fools and kings

This he said to me:

The greatest thing

You'll ever learn

Is to love

And be loved

In return

 

Bliss Chemical

 

The spin of the world is reeling out of control
A mesmeric twirling dizziness in our skulls
Has everyone been infected by this swirl?
Mercurial, stirring things around in a whirl

 

Love
Is all around
It lifts me off
It drags me down
So bizarre and wonderful
Bliss chemical

 

Outside the world’s been changing and fading out
Let’s marvel as all the radiant stars.. rain down now

 

Love
Is all around
It lifts me off
It drags me down
So bizarre and wonderful
Bliss chemical

 

Awake and unfurling, yes it’s sterling;

it’s in the palm of my hand

Maybe thiswhirling is unnerving;

but you are sure to understand…

 

Love
Is all around
It lifts me off
It drags me down
So bizarre and wonderful
Bliss chemical

 

Give me
love
that's all around
Show me
love
is all around
So bizarre and wonderful, bliss chemical

 

The Wild Lost


Come one come all to the show

What gypsy wonders await through the curtain

to be certain

Such a delight to see you

We hope you've left your worries far forgotten

as you'll be...


Step right up folks to behold

a cabaret of carnival allurement

to be sure of it

A spectacle of splendor stupendous and sublime

will take you on a haunting ride


This is the way of the unknown

The great promenade of fools and ghosts

You're caught in the Wild

Lost out on your own

but this is the way home


Ladies and Gentlemen

Feast your attention upon our wonderland divine

A menagerie of marvel

A parade of pantomime

It's time to leave your world behind...


This is the way of the unknown

The great promenade of fools and ghosts

You're caught in the Wild

Lost out on your own

but this is the way home

This is the way home

 

Bright Star Hope


Here we are 
There's a reason why we've gotten this far
and a reason why we're used to everything

torn apart at the seams
 
Here we are
Damn the reasons we're lost in this fog
I hear you screamin' oh no no no
I sense you're feelin' alone
 
Still underneath we're used to everything

torn apart at the seams
Looking to discover all things
Waiting to uncover our wings
 
You're breaking the rules 
You're playin' the fool little girl
and I'm planting a bright star in everyone
 
-torn apart at the seams-
 
You're breaking the rules
You're playin' the fool little girl
and I'm planting a bright star in everyone

 

The Bones of Knotwright Lane


As whispered secrets creep into the Understreets
This sneaking feeling is stealing all the breath from me
Here in the shadows,
Where the gallows await thieves and rakes
The watching eye knows
Just how to murder, lie, and take, take
 
To crush our esprit but they won’t get to me because…
 
What they say, it matters not
What they do, doesn’t hurt me at all
They won’t play me for a fool ah ah,
I’d rather stand alone
And I’ll stand true
Till they’re bones
 
Their twisted souls R.I.P. holes in anything they touch
A crooked crux unlucky for the lack of lux
I hit the back door,
Out the back into the alleyway
Unto the pitch black world
Upon the cobblestones of Knotwright Lane
 
What they say, it matters not
What they do, it doesn’t hurt me at all
They won’t play me for a fool ah ah,
I’d rather stand alone
 And I’ll stand true

 

Yes I’ll stand true
 

Said I’ll stand true
 
till they’re bones

 

An Ordinary Day


The theater is showing the bourgeoisie
the play, its "An Ordinary Day" 
A strange sense creeps hauntingly from the stage 
but hey, it's an ordinary day
 
~Oh, like a masquerade
that coaxes all to leave reality
Oh, lovely precious thoughts
of never returning~
 
dear patrons all dazzled hypnotically
in haze of a most peculiar state
dazed eyes gaze and sparkle with reverie
please stay? perfect, ordinary day
 
~Oh, like a masquerade
that coaxes all to leave reality
Oh, lovely precious thoughts
of never returning~
 
To this place we go
In this place we are gone
Into bliss we fall
Into bliss we float on
 
~Oh, like a masquerade
that coaxes all to leave reality
Oh, lovely precious thoughts
of never returning~ 

 

Wicked Luck


Lift off the floor
For dawn creeps on its way
Slip through the core of dark
Among the sanguine night
 
Is this a curse?
I don’t know what’s before us
Weak from the thirst
A coin for each your eyes
 
Wicked luck
That crept out after dark
Vexed and turned
Fate gave us all the mark
That’s enough to kill us all for the moon
 
Hungry and wild
Dear childe
Your eyes have changed
Static to blur
We stir
And all the night is ours
 
Is this your wish?
For constellations to fall
Deep through the dark
And drown their hearts in mine?
 
Wicked luck
That crept out after dark
Vexed and turned
Fate gave us all the mark
That’s enough to kill us all for the moon

 

Utopian Playland


Descent into madness
Forsaken by the establishment
And sent away
 
Kept under lock and key
Until destiny was unleashed
The Plot Conceived
 
Productive members of society
That’s all we’re ever taught to be
But when society is failing
The dreamers rise above and lead
 
To Utopian Playland
 
A piece here, a part there
Contraptions made with zealous care
No part to spare
 
Dear doctor, what genius!
We toy soldiers bid you’ll lead us on and on
To a new dawn
 
Productive members of society
That’s all we’re ever taught to be
But when society is failing
The dreamers rise up and will lead
 
To Utopian Playland
 
We stand united
Against all boredom
As we forge onward
Ennui will suffer
No more will this world
Endure the dismal dark void
that can’t exist...
 
In Utopian Playland

 

Dear Isabella


Dear Isabella, 
Brave the unknown without fear, Isabella
Voyage into uncharted worlds, Isabella
Skyward seas await your majesty
Isabella, face the unknown without fear..
 
Deep in the old fringe
Out where the waves have no end
Dwell the four winds
Howling their vengeful fierce gales
Take care, for timeworn seers swear dead men tell no tales
Isabella, save your soft farewells
 
Through aether
To unveil
What mysteries time has swallowed
The course is
Set to sail
Full force into the storm
No barter,
No quarter,
We play for keeps in our world
Be our fate torn and frayed,
Still we forge on~
 
Dear Isabella, venture afar
Free is your spirit
Wild is your heart
Ever you'll sail on...
 
Through aether
To unveil
What mysteries time has swallowed
The course is
Set to sail
Full force into the storm
No barter,
No quarter,
We play for keeps in our world
Be our fate torn and frayed,
Still we forge on
 
And on

 

The Pitch and the Paling


The end of the gloaming
Creeping yet still
Creeping yet still
Chill is the omen
Biting until
Biding the thrill
 
Kiss in the cloakroom
Mischievous tryst
A twist in the clique’
Dissident noblesse
Mocking their itch
Lighting the wick
 
At the ball
You charmed them all
Loosed precious and plum from their owners
All the kings and all the queens
They’d love to take your head from your shoulders
 
Into the cold wind
Into the gloom
Under the moon
The pitch and the paling
Wearing them thin
Daring the noose
 
At the ball
You charmed them all
Loosed precious and plum from their owners
All the kings and all the queens
They’d love to take your head from your shoulders

 

Particles

 
This outline burned with light glows with majesty
Wake wide eyed, look outside for the morning sphere
Lift upside/down in my mind the sky draws near
 
It's all I know (and have become)
 
I could come down

but still my feet are off the ground
You could stay a while

if you could stand my crown of particles

spread around
 
Locked inside this place in time
The moments fold
I'd open up but theives' hearts are all I know
 
I could come down

but still my feet are off the ground
You could stay a while

if you could stand my crown of particles spread..
 
I could come down

but still my feet are off the ground yeah
You could stay a while

if you could stand my crown of particles
oh the particles
yeah the particles spread around

 

Corps of Night

 
Here below the world
Underneath the roots of flowers
Locked behind a door
A clock winds down the ancient hours
 
Dear is the darkling eventide
Tangled, entwined
Fear not, the time is drawing nigh
Rebellion will rise
 
I -
Want to feel alive
We march dead to the world
We are the Corps of Night
 
Hear us now, the torn,
lost, ignored, the world’s forgotten
Wasted, blamed no more
We are the hope, the few, undaunted
 
Dear is the darkling eventide
Tangled, entwined
Fear not, the time is drawing nigh
Rebellion will rise
 
I -
Want to feel alive
We march dead to the world
We are the Corps of night
 
Yes, dear is the darkling eventide
 Tangled, entwined
Fear not, the time is drawing nigh
Destiny is ours
 
I -
Want to feel alive
We march dead to the world
We are the Corps of Night

 

The Nightmare Machine

 

Night, it falls around us trying to steal the light

In time, threads will unravel to reveal a side of life...

Where everything that could go wrong goes wrong

Till we find bats in the belfries of our haunted minds

 

There is known

A place where moonstruck roam

Off you go

 

It's a nightmare

Lurking right there

The bleeding colors all fade to grey

Beware the shadows

For what do we know?

Out in the gloom one could lose their head

A twisted scene

An undead dream

Draws close to tear apart the seams

'Cause it's a nightmare

Oh what a nightmare

In the machine

 

Dim, through darkness where the odds are slim

And grim, are the chances of escaping them

Who're they?

Why they're the creeping, crawling things that hate

Of our ways

And would prefer us on their dark, stained plates

 

Left alone

The asylum is now home

Left unknown

 

'Cause it's a nightmare

Lurking right there

The bleeding colors all fade to grey

Beware the shadows

 For what do we know?

Out in the gloom one could lose their head

A twisted scene

An undead dream

Draws close to tear apart the seams

'Cause it's a nightmare

Oh what a nightmare

In the machine

 

La lala la lala la

La lala la lala la

La lala la lala la la

 

It's a nightmare

Lurking right there

'Cause it's a nightmare

Lurking right there

The bleeding colors all fade to grey

Beware the shadows

For what do we know?

Out in the gloom one could lose their head

A twisted scene

An undead dream

Draws close to tear apart the seams

'Cause it's a nightmare

A bloody nightmare

In the machine

 

La lala la lala la

La lala la lala la

La lala la lala la la

 

Venus to Vertigo

You're a universal soul

and everyday you glisten, you do

Let me show you the way I feel now

It's ok with me, is it ok for you?

With everything you do you make love shine

With everything you feel you know it's all in your mind

You can't be fooled

You're such a cool cat show well you just don't know

That it's over

You've already blown my mind

Like a spiral stair

You wind up me inside

With your stargaze you're OH really out there

My whole world's spinning vertigo

At any little whisper of you

And when said world gets crashed out of focus

You lead me through

Well it's over

You've already blown my mind

Like a spiral stair

You wind up me inside

With your stargaze you're OH really out there

but if I were to die who'd care...

I said it's over

You've already blown my mind

Like a spiral stair

You wind up me inside

With your stargaze you're OH really out there

tonight we can climb

tonight you and I

tonight

 

Dysania

Unfold the curious mind

Time will go on Over and Over

Burn the candle down

An intricate swirl of smoke in motion

But now you stole enough from my fragile soul

And now I'm cold enough to paint this world with snow

Dysania...

Here we are

With no answers to the questions Oh no

Where do we go?

Where will we end up?

Will we end up

Unknown...

to all our minds is why we return Over and Over

We've shown with all our time

We haven't a clue

We haven't a notion

But now you stole enough from my fragile soul

And now I'm cold enough to paint this world with snow

Dysania...

Here we are

With no answers to the questions Oh no

Where do we go?

Where will we end up?

Will we end up alone?

Here we are

With no answers to the questions

I know

Here we are with no answers...

 

Daydream Like No Other

Everything is so undone

We must dream to overcome

Would like to?

Tell me so

There's so much to understand

An eternity and then..?

Do you like it?

Let me know

A daydream like no other floats endlessly..

Wonder is on our side

While night sleeps up above

When your world has all but died

dwindle, vanish, fade, or hide

Would you like to?

Tell me so

Do you like it?

Yes or no, no, know

A daydream like no other floats endlessly..

Wonder is on our side

While night sleeps up above

Oh my love

Winding into the sky

Our thoughts become as one

Let me tell you about the girl

who makes me crazy all day long

I can tell you ah

I can tell you about her

Wonder is on our side

While night sleeps up above oh my love

Winding into the sky

Our thoughts melt into one oh

Well everything is ok when I look up above

Everything is ok when I'm with you my love

Everything is ok

 

Wildflowers

There's a place for you

There's a place for me

but it's up to us now

We can do what we wish

We can be what we dream

We've just got to somehow

The moment you fall we'll see the awe spinnin' in your eyes

Behind a wall you're hidin' OZ deep inside your mind

and when you go there

that's where you'll find yourself

The sun will shine for you today

and all the flowers lean your way

Watch them grow into novas

Paint the cosmos,

wildflowers

There's a place for you

There's a place for me

in this magic show now

where wild whimsical days

fade to fantastical evenings

and it's sure to astound

You, you've had it all inside you Oh from the very start

What matters now is how you hold on yeah to who you are

cause who you are

is all you'll have to give

The sun will shine for you today

and all the flowers lean your way

Watch them grow into novas

Paint the cosmos,

wildflowers

 

Divine

We can always figure out

What's on your precious mind

We can always dream without

Closing our eyes and just drifting away

to Nowhere Land where we've been waiting for you

It's understanding that's here forever

You've got to dream until you fly

Out of the atmosphere

Don't let your troubles bring you down

Out of the clouds

Once it's started to begin

It's all in precious time

One should learn to reach within

Where else could heaven meet hell but through you?

In Neverwhere it's all been waiting for you

You stand and stare and you'll wish forever

You've got to dream until you fly

Out of the atmosphere

Don't let your troubles bring you down

Out of the clouds

It's a right

state of mind

It's ALL right

and divine

You've got to dream until you fly

Out of the atmosphere

Don't let your worries bring you falling back to Earth

It's alright

It's alright

It's alright

 

Honey

You were the one to lose the smile upon your face

Everyone seems so cruel and everything the same

Starship's waiting for your trip away

Time keeps changing and you feel out of place

Yes you've been out of place

It's an otherworldly move you're making honey

Just another fading view from outer space

You've been a stranger in the cosmic masquerade

Now you're so alien to those who knew your name

Starship's fading further into space

Time has changed you and you are on your way

Yes you are on your way

sure you're a stranger to all (who knew your name)

but you're a quasar who's gone

from our empty world

It's an otherworldly move you're making honey

Just another fading view from outer space

But it's alright I assure you

To be lost and gone from here without a trace

 

Kismet

Open the door within you

Step through the door and into

A distant unknown world

A brilliantly glowing world

Wonder, child

You're sure to get

The strangest high

Imagine it

Come through the door that's in you

Step through the doorway into

A distant unknown world

A brilliantly flowering world

Wonder, child

You're sure to get

The strangest high

Imagine it

Brought to life

Your pure kismet

Take your time

It's all you've dreamt

Learn to lose yourself, in turn you'll find what's left inside

left inside

left inside

Open the door within you

Step through the door and into

Come through the door that's in you

Tear down the walls inside you

Come through the door that's in you

 

Everyday Forever


We can only start the movement if all of you would get on the ride

We can hardly wait for you to come along and be a part of our time

Everyday Forevermore, we'll
break through this paradigm
Everyday Forevermore will shine
as the world is turning round
we've been waiting for the sun to come out
Though we start it again we'll make it better than it has ever been now

And when everything's grand we'll have made this whole world see the light
An old mixed up delusion that what you're given is always right
Open up inside, allow your mind to fill with all that you like
Let go of letting go, and just be you to know you're alive
Let go of letting go, it's time
as the sun is going down
we've been waiting for the stars to come out
Though we start it again we'll make it better than it has ever been now

And when everything's grand we'll have made this whole world see the light
Though we start it again

We'll make it

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