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LYRICS FOR CONCERT CLASSICS, 1998

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The Last Resort

(Cousins/Cronk/Lambert)

Old School Songs

This is the last resort
You'll ever know
The old straight track
The long way back
One more familiar face has gone

Will you miss me
I doubt it
There are many more
At the last resort.

This is the last resort
You'll ever take
The summer old
The winter cold
And now the seasons will never change.

Will you miss me
I doubt it
There are many more
At the last resort.

This is the last resort
It's make or break
The ray of hope
The silken rope
Your feet are on the endless slope
Just one more chance to touch the sun.

Will you miss me
I doubt it
The damage has been done.

This is the last resort
You'll ever know
The lights are down
On your favourite clown
The time has come
The final bow

Will you miss me
I doubt it
There are many more
At the last resort.


Ghosts

(Cousins)

Old School Songs

Sweet Dreams

Go to sleep my babies
Don't you wake up
The stars will keep you company
So close your eyes
Old Uncle Moon will shine his dearest sweetest dreams
And hold you in your arms
Until the morning comes.

Night Light

Dark the night, not a sound
Damp and cold, frosty ground
Above your head the lion screams
To tear you from your moonlit dreams.

Damp with sweat, mouth is dry
Twisted branches catch the eye
Beside your bed the angel stands
You cannot touch his withered hands.

Guardian Angel

As the lion's eyes dance before me
They are kindly yet bloody red
I can see that he is smiling
But I cannot live inside his head.

There the needle stands before me
I climb inside it towards the light
Where the angel stands in glory
His sword of peace defends the night.

So the world is spread before
As I fly high on angel wings
But the angel is deceiving
For he is weeping as he sings.

Night Light (continued)

Early birds, morning breeze
Spinning leaves, sleepy trees
Gently tap the window pane
It's good to see the sun again.


No Return

(Cousins)/(Lambert)

Old School Songs

Hold me tight
We've got a way to go tonight
We tore ourselves apart
In spite of all the promises we made.

Name your price
But take a note of my advice
Don't ever make a sacrifice
Without a chance of being paid.

No return
You've reached the point of no return
You lit the fire and let it burn
You've reached the point of no return.

Right or wrong
I was with you all along
But now you're back where you belong
Among your family and friends.

Make or break
We really made a big mistake
There's one decision left to make
And that is how the story ends.

Though my life is a mystery
My heart is an open page
If only you would choose to read
Between the lines of age.


Heartbreaker

(Lambert)

Not available

I need someone to call my own
Someone to be near me forever
I won't cry when I grow old alone
So many chances I've never taken.

Heartbreaker
I want her
Heartbreaker
I want her
And I want love.

A heart that takes is soon to break
A heart that is giving will give forever
Now I've learned to give, so now I live
Waiting for someone I can give to.

I can't believe this is happening to me
I can't believe this is happening to me
Won't let you down, won't let you down
I'll always be around, always be around.

A heart that takes is soon to break
A heart that is giving will give forever
Now I've learned to give, so now I live
Waiting for someone I can give to.


Simple Visions

(Cousins/Cronk)

Old School Songs

Simple visions come to me
I was blind but now I see
Simple visions of my soul
Cut in pieces now I'm whole.

Simple visions from the heart
Once I faltered at the start
Simple visions of my past
Seldom first but never last.

Time will mend this broken heart
For fate decreed that we must part
One for all and all in vain
It would be marvellous to see you again.

Simple visions in the night
Walk on air in coloured light
Simple visions lost in time
Come and see the rainbow line

Let us conjure magic from the moon
Raise the phantom tide and swell the stream
Sweep away the bridge on which we stand
Bind the lovers' knot and find the dream.

Let us make a pact beneath the stars
Intertwine our limbs like windswept trees
Tearing in the passion of the storm
Spent in harmony like autumn leaves.

Let us make deep cuts and mix our blood
Sacrifice the mockingbird above
Soaring on the wings of paradise
Simple visions of a perfect love.


Cut Like A Diamond

(Cousins/Cronk)

Old School Songs

I was born
In the calm before the storm
In the quiet hour of dawn
With the full moon in my eyes.

I was kissed
By the rolling river mist
That betrayed the lovers' tryst
A mysterious disguise.

Cut like a diamond
Sharper than steel
Sweet as the razor's edge
Before the jagged wheel.

I am lost
I have sold my heart at cost
On the bridges that we crossed
I have carved my name in stone.

Bitter wife
You have cut me like a knife
I could never take a life
That could never take its own.

I was born
In the calm before the storm
In the quiet hour of dawn
With the full moon in my eyes.
I will die
With the sun high in the sky
With the river rolling by
Far below the bridge of sighs.


Out In The Cold

(Cousins)

Old School Songs

I walked in the city at midday
It was empty and bare
I looked in the mirror at midnight
There was nobody there
You had become the very breath that I breathed
You were all I desired, my will to succeed
But now I know how it feels to be old
Out in the cold.

I walked in the city at midday
It was feeling the strain
I looked in the mirror at midnight

It was starting to rain
I sucked on your breasts, your legs opened wide
I could scarcely believe all the pleasures inside
But now I know how it feels to be old
Out in the cold.

Whoever believed in astrological signs
Under my eyes your name burns in the lines
For now I know how it feels to be old
Out in the cold.


Round And Round

(Cousins)

Old School Songs

I drew the blade across my wrist
To see how it would feel
Looked into the future
There was nothing to reveal
For we were just the product
Of the ever spinning wheel
Round and round we go
Round and and round we go.

Come and see me
When the screw has turned another turn
It's not that I'm confused
But I've an awful lot to learn
But I will be the one
To make you work for what you earn
Round and round we go
Round and and round we go.

After all it's just the revolution I despise
The dawn of revelations and the flower power prize
And I pity those poor children with no sunshine in their eyes
Round and round we go
Round and and round we go.


Hero And Heroine

(Cousins)

Old School Songs

Hero's face was gaunt and tanned
His sail was set in search of land
His life-raft, solely by him manned
Was guided by the tide
Heroine wore fleecy white
She beckoned like some saviour bright
Shipwrecked sailors in the night
Were bid welcome to her side.

Where one man's search must surely cease
The irresistible white fleece
Led Hero in search of the peace
That she alone could offer
Thus he knelt before her feet
Wary lest their eyes should meet
He knew his life was incomplete
For he had yet to suffer.

Enticing Heroine, so calm
Took Hero firmly by the arm
Told him that she meant no harm
That she alone could save him
Hero could no longer speak
While realising he was weak
His life increasingly grew bleak
For all the love she gave to him.

While storm clouds gathered high above
The heroine he grew to love
Turned slowly to a snow white dove
And spread her wings to fly
Crushed and broken in the end
Hero watched his soul ascend
Knowing that he was condemned
To sail all alone to die.


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