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LYRICS FOR THE BROKEN HEARTED BRIDE, 2008

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The Call To Action

(Cousins)

Old School Songs/Sony ATV Music

As from the mountaintops they come
By sandstorm desert stretching far
The fall of countless drops of light
The new moon and the crescent star
The silent march of muffled hooves
The gleam of glistening coal black eyes
The darkened blades and shrouded hoods
Beyond the means of compromise

No need to show remorse, regret
Or even shed a silent tear
A vision of the Promised Land
Where death holds no disgrace or fear
Will you heed the call?
Will you heed the call?
Will you heed the call?

As from the newborn land they come
By union state with endless might
The weak find their release in hope
The Bible and the guiding light
The revelation of the soul
Where every man can speak as free
To stand forever side by side
To build a new democracy

No need to show remorse, regret
Or even shed a silent tear
A vision of the Promised Land
Where death holds no disgrace or fear
Will you heed the call?
Will you heed the call?
Will you heed the call?

The humble will inherit
All of God's own holy grails
But God will not provide for them
When vanity prevails
Will you heed the call?
Will you heed the call?
Will you heed the call?


Christmas Cheer (Everything's Going To Be Alright)

(Cousins/Cronk)

Old School Songs/Sony ATV Music

It was on the stroke of midnight
On the final Christmas Eve
People all around were saying
"What do you believe?"
Streets were laid with burnished gold
Statues made of chrome
Upspoke the wicked messenger
"You're welcome to my home"

Everything's going to be alright
Everything's going to be alright

Then tempers started flaring
As the heat began to rise
Fields of corn and rapeseed
Turned to dust before their eyes
People started blaming
The changing weather map
The chrome began to tarnish
The gold was sold for scrap

Everything's going to be alright
Everything's going to be alright

Then just before the end of time
The sun began to dim
People of the world
Began to sing a common hymn
The Muslim kissed the Hindu
The Hindu kissed the Jew
The Jew kissed all the Buddhists
And the Christians joined the queue

Everything's going to be alright
Everything's going to be alright


Too Many Angels

(Cousins/Cronk)

Old School Songs/Sony ATV Music

It started with the ring I wear
A journey few would care to share
Some say it is the braggart's boast
A life along the Barbary Coast
Pirate ships with jet black sails
Sirens clinging to the rails
Broken victims walked the plank
Before we struck the rock and sank
Too many angels have fallen at my feet
Too many angels have fallen

Washed up on a welcome beach
Where excise men could never reach
Riding horseback through the lanes
Soothed the traveller's aches and pains
Raising cattle, tending sheep
It's easier than losing sleep
A young girl's fancies loosely spun
The monkey and the damage done
The prisoner finally walking free
To spring in Little Italy
When in doubt just make a list
All that was was ever missed
Too many angels have fallen at my feet
Too many angels have fallen

The storm has finally come to pass
I pour my tears into the glass
You can't erase the lines of age
Or words upon the printed page
The dragonfly with folded wings
Has found the pleasure true love brings
And while we live in Tiffany time
The ring has stood the test of time
Nowadays it's far more clear
With all the loves I held so dear
Swirling gently through the mist
With softer tongue and velvet fist
As though they seem to understand
It started out with nothing planned
The days are closing in so fast
It's time to find some peace at last
Too many angels have fallen at my feet
Too many angels have fallen


The Broken Hearted Bride

(Cousins)

Old School Songs/Sony ATV Music

A single light burns through the night
In the house across the street
She still wears her wedding dress
And the slippers on her feet
She hung her wedding garland
In her bedroom in the dark
And never thinks of anyone
But the man who lit her spark

He stole her heart in Margate
One summer afternoon
Before he took her virtue
On the hottest day in June
The sand clung to their bodies
Like a scene from Mills and Boon

No matter what the neighbours say
She bears herself with pride
And sheds her tears behind her veil
The broken-hearted bride

She needed no assurance
Just the flicker of his smile
They made plans for the wedding
To do it all in style
There was never any question
Of his promising career
And as he lay beside her
She shed a pregnant tear

He said he taught mathematics
At a college in Dubai
Told her of the genie's lamp
And a carpet that could fly
She loved his fairy stories
From the land of make believe
And clung to him for comfort
When he said he had to leave

He caught the train that morning
It was overcast and grey
He waved and blew her kisses
There was nothing left to say
He pulled the cord inside his coat
And blew himself away


Shadowland

(Lambert)

Sony ATV Music

I may be wrong
But if I'm right
Then I feel it's clouding over
Neon signs flicker bright
With a silent voice of warning
I've got these things on my mind

Shadowland
TV life
Can't you feel we're drowning
Shadowman
Takes what he can
While the crowd stands naked watching

In the dark
I strain my eyes
There's a figure in the main-street
He wears a badge
He carries a gun
He's forgotten how to smile
I've got these things on my mind

Shadowland
TV life
Can't you feel we're drowning
Shadowman
Takes what he can
While the crowd stand naked watching

Dawn will break
Day will come
Let's hope it brings a rainbow
We must change
We've got to fight
If we want to see the sun
I've got these things on my mind

Shadowland
TV life
Can't you feel we're drowning
Shadowman
Takes what he can
While the crowd stands naked watching


Through Aphrodite's Eyes

(Cousins/Cronk)

Old School Songs/Sony ATV Music

There's a young man
Who sings to the wilderness moon
And his song of lament bears a harrowing tune
There are dreams to be treasured
When moments arise
Through Aphrodite's eyes

She was born on the blood
Of the foam on the sea
Instilled with the grace
Of a flowering tree
He appeared as a saint
But she read his disguise
Through Aphrodite's eyes

There were moments of peace
As they lay in the sun
And the cypress trees signalled
The battle was won
Nurtured by truth
She considered her prize
Through Aphrodite's eyes

While his manner of speech
Spoke of total neglect
She sought her revenge
For his lack of respect
He confessed to his sins
As she feigned her surprise
Through Aphrodite's eyes

Tortured by love
He wept as she smiled
Led to believe
That she carried his child
Condemned was the victim
She grew to despise
Through Aphrodite's eyes


Deep In The Darkest Night

(Cousins)

Old School Songs/Sony ATV Music

Engine's turning
But there ain't no spark
Owls a-hooting
But the dog won't bark
No more greetings
From the meadowlark
Deep in the darkest night

I tried to warn you
But you'd gone too far
The cut was serious
But left no scar
Now you're waving
From a distant star
Deep in the darkest night

You climbed your ladder
While the sun shone bright
Now you're a memory
Never out of sight
A shining light
Deep in the darkest night

You were youngest
But you stepped out first
You were gifted
But the gift was cursed
You gave your good heart
'Til your good heart burst
Deep in the darkest night

You spoke your word
And your word was trust
But a will of iron
Can turn to rust
Ashes to ashes
And dust to dust
Deep in the darkest night

I know you're watching
And I wish you well
When next I see you
Only time will tell
When you see me coming
Give that rebel yell
Deep in the darkest night


You Know As Well As I

(Lambert)

Sony ATV Music

You know as well as I
The pieces in my jig-saw
Were never made to fit
I waste my time
Pretending I can do it
And you know as well as I
Black is black
And white is white
Hell is somewhere in-between
But never far from sight
Children will forever be
The keepers of the truth
The keys are hidden safely
With their nightmares

You know as well as I
The birds will leave in winter
We'll see them in the spring
They don't do much complaining
In the meantime
And you know as well as I
One way's up
And one way's down
Somewhere in the middle
Is where we will all be found
Genius of innocence
Will never be denied
The call of the emotions
Is deafening

You know as well as I
The journey to full happiness
Is uphill all the way
Our ladders reach the snakes
And so we weaken
And you know as well as I
Right is right
And that is that
Nothing can defeat it
While our souls remain intact
People of perfection
Might be living here quite soon
They won't be needing love
And deep emotion


Everybody Knows

(Cronk)

Sony ATV Music

When there's no other way
When there is nowhere left to turn
I'll be your runaway tonight
We'll find a hideaway
We'll let the storm clouds pass on by
While in our warm embrace we'll fly

Everybody knows
It's only love will set you free
Everybody know this time

Let love become the way
Let love caress and heal your pain
Angels will find a way tonight
And in our open ways
And in the beauty of the world
We'll find our hearts will sing with joy

Everybody knows
It's only love will set you free
Everybody knows this time

Love to live and live to love
Follow feelings from above
In fascination
We can reach elation
Take your dreams and let them go
Touch my heart and feel
The flowing river to the ocean
Such devotion
See the earth
And feel the power
Have no doubt this is the hour
To stand together
In complete celebration

Everybody knows
It's only love will set you free
Everybody knows this time


Action Replay

(Cousins)

Old School Songs/Sony ATV Music

[instrumental]


We'll Meet Again Sometime

(Cousins)

Old School Songs

I only have my memories to last me the remainder of my days
For time has now decided that we must go our individual ways
The warmth I feel inside can more than overcome my loss
But this is me today and tomorrow I must count the cost.

We'll meet again sometime
Though the road is steep and very hard to climb.

The pleasures of a lifetime condensed into a fleeting glimpse of truth
A moment of delight as when a child receives a sixpence for a tooth
The simple things in life mean more to me than money ever buys
The greatest thing for me to see my love reflected in your eyes.

We'll meet again sometime
Though the road is steep and very hard to climb.

We'll meet again sometime
Though the way is never clear
My sacrifice is made
Everything that I hold dear
We'll meet again sometime
Though the road is steep and very hard to climb.

Oh lover of a lifetime let me look upon your loveliness alone
Oh but I cannot gaze too long for I fear that it will turn me into stone
A monument to life to stand forever by your grave
Inscribed for all to see, a message of respect, "Be brave".

For we'll meet again sometime
Though the road is steep and very hard to climb.


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