Gambling on odysseys And wealth and pauper's grey Hearkening the drums of morning Calling us away "For your life, for your children's sake, "The glory in a name" Take your bayonet Take your sword Your just reward. Adventuring on silver dreams To lands across the sea Listening to lying princes : "Come and follow me "For your dreams, for your wanderlust "For talk of distant days" It's not such a trifle And don't forget to take your rifle Fighting hearts of working men Go out to take the fray Fighting, lying, bleeding, dying Fodder for the day For your life For your children's sake The glory in a name.
Follow the leader
Try to think of all the things You ever see inside your tiny head But don't look up, you'll see the strings And maybe even feel the pulling thread Someone's got to tell the story On and on till we all know Life's an ocean You're a boat on You can choose where you will go Running scared and breathing air Laughing mad and getting there Trying hard without a care Giving up, something to share Looking forward; Oh by the way Now and then at the end of the day What a shame, you might hear me say But I know a game we can play Follow the leader, follow the leader Follow the leader, follow the leader On and on and on and on, oh Follow the leader, follow the leader Follow the leader, follow the leader On and on and on and on Cross the oceans, ford the rivers On and on, and on and on Trek the passes, march through deserts On and on and on and on Up the hillsides, round the coastlines, Scale the mountains, brave the winds On and on and on and on And on and on, and on and on So tell your master when he beckons Tell him now, this very second, I won't be your slave no more And go.
Your planet turns
Your planet turns, you hear the onset Of another dawning day You turn, she greets you with a kiss You smile and turn your face away. You whisper "I love you" And she believes her life's complete So tell her, betray her, "What we had was sweet..." Your planet turns, the evening falls You know there's nothing more to say With stars like teardrops in her eyes You say "I must be on my way".
On the wall
Waking on the half-rays of A pilgrim-written dawn Wondering at signs of fire And words upon the wall Crossing Southern latitudes In burning heat of day Wondering at land rovers And mindless things like pay Call rebellion onto all The other things you hate Watch the ripples Flowing through a gate Half-remembered from your youth Watch the platitudes a-falling Under silken bays Dream of flawed reality And hay And all those summer lovelies As the neighbours fertilise The land you have forgot Drinking of the golden ale And dreaming what is not Upon your head the silvered crown Of fallen lifetimes near Look ye here To the end of the story.
Does Fortune smile On Arthur's get? You left your people Wondering yet. Where did you go? Are you still here? A legend vanished Into air The time has come for you to summon Merlin We need the ancient wisdom of the Mage Let his magic summon forth the dragon That burned the age of chivalry away 'Tis said that Merlin Has decreed You'll meet our hour of Greatest need. We lost the Grail Some years ago We all pretend that We don't know That somewhere in Valhalla weeps a legend A king upon a shield of burnished lies Who cries for all the lessons we've forgotten But all who follow chivalry must die. So put Excalibur away For force of arms is not our way. Oh leave your armour At the door We're not your children Any more But Arthur We still need Merlin We need the wizard's magic with us now Oh Arthur Summon Merlin We need to find the future he foretold We need to find the future he foretold Oh Arthur Summon Merlin Oh Arthur Call the mage Oh Arthur Summon Merlin Oh Arthur Call the mage.
My house stands upon a windswept moor Nothing ever happens Never - through all recorded time Nothing ever happens So why is the stream running red? Why are there so many dead? Why did they have to fight here? Nothing ever happens here I who have never seen anything at all Stood on a hill near my home Watched how the armies came together Saw how the day was lost and won In battle clash the demons gnash You hide yourself away It isn't like the legends I was taught Ooh-ooh Sing to me of glory And I'll sing to you of pain And screaming heroes Dying in the dust And when I tried to ask the question Why here? They looked at me like it was my fault Wouldn't even tell me who they are So where is the smile on my face? I have committed no disgrace Though the jester is my name I will never laugh again.
Princess Ariadne Wound her ball of thread So that her dark lover Could be laid out Cold and dead.
Kings & priests & princes Ordered a decree That the lord of darkness Always should Prisoned be. But the gentle Minotaur Pushes his dark curly head Up through the earth With flowers in his horns For lovers. Princess Ariadne Sailed the foreign sea Fleeing with her hero From the dark mystery. From the taint of magic Turning to the sun Trusting in the reason Of the bright betraying one. And the gentle Minotaur Dark god of forever time Knows what she will lose And weeps For lovers.
Sounds of life
Listen to the sounds of life Gently ticking from your veins That's a clock that never stops Listen to it beat. Beyond the edge of time and space Where no man goes who dare not dream Beyond the clatter and the race Is a dream of wings And if you dare You could be there With a blink of your eye With a flick - Of your hair. There's a bandage round your head You don't even know it's there You can't see anything at all It's all illusion. Beyond I must, beyond I should Beyond I may, beyond I would Beyond where prophets twist the sky... And if you dare You could be there With a blink of your eye With a flick - Of your hair.All the lyrics published here are COPYRIGHT © 2000, 2015 Jon Storm. All rights reserved.
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