Magnum Black Skies

Now you don’t know

Just how I feel

Nothing I hear

Makes it seem real

I’d be amazed

If we survive

We don’t relate

Being alive

Take this blood red rose

Go anywhere

Never let it show

You know

Black skies draw near

Waiting for me

Captured and running through life

There’s no escape

Crimson the blood of us all

Make no mistake

The problem I have

Don’t know who I am

I might be the ghost

Of every man

It’s hard to fit in

This world today

Some of us blessed

And carried away

Take this blood red rose

Go anywhere

Never let it show

You know

Black skies are here

Leaning on me

Stranded but hidden in shame

All colours pale

Walking away from it all

How to prevail?

Gone as the sunlight fills

My eyes with a sorrow

And without warning kills

The flame of tomorrow

Black skies draw near

Waiting for me

Captured and running through life

There’s no escape

Crimson the blood of us all

Make no mistake

Black skies are here

Leaning on me

Stranded but hidden in shame

All colours pale

Walking away from it all

How to prevail?

Magnum Your Lies

Don’t trust what they tell you

They’re just playing

They think that we’re crazy

It’s our lives they’re betraying

Can’t stop their ambition

I’m just saying

We’re all pigs at the same trough

Dealing while we’re praying

Your lies

Don’t fool me

You take

Almost constantly

Your lies, yeah

Make you see, yeah

Puts you

Where you want to be

No life for a poor man

I’ve seen through you

No room for the traitor

Nothing that we can do

Your lies

Don’t fool me

You take

Almost constantly

Your lies, yeah

Make you see, yeah

Puts you

Where you want to be

All you want to be

If you can survive

Lose your sanity

Just to stay alive

Your lies

Don’t fool me

You take

Almost constantly

Your lies, yeah

Make you see, yeah

Puts you

Where you want to be

Their lies

All lies

Their lies

Tell me no more

No more

No more

Their lies, yeah

Only sweet lies, yeah

Their lies

Tell me no more lies

Magnum On A Storyteller’s Night

There’s a storm lamp on the table

Throwing shadows to the gable

And you swallow if you’re able

On a storyteller’s night

From the poorhouse chimes indifferent

Seven towers, seven sisters

Every black heart walks the distance

On a storyteller’s night

Try to sleep on your pillow and dream

Sleep, all god’s children to keep

Though we all lose track of time

Disappears like faded lines

Keep your nightlight burning

I’ll come through wind and rain

Keep your nightlight burning

I’ll be with you once again

There’s a chill wind at your back door

And the fire cracks on the damp floor

You hear footsteps but you’re not sure

On a storyteller’s night

See the night sky supernova

Chase the cold moon passing over

Start the dragon’s fire to smoulder

On a storyteller’s night

Try to sleep on your pillow and dream

Sleep, all god’s children to keep

Though we all lose track of time

Disappears like faded lines

Keep your nightlight burning

I’ll come through wind and rain

Keep your nightlight burning

I’ll be with you once again

Keep your nightlight burning

I’ll come through wind and rain

Keep your nightlight burning

I’ll be with you once again

Try to sleep on your pillow and dream

Sleep, all god’s children to keep

Though we all lose track of time

Disappears like faded lines

Keep your nightlight burning

I’ll come through wind and rain

Keep your nightlight burning

I’ll be with you once again

Keep your nightlight burning

I’ll come through wind and rain

Keep your nightlight burning

I’ll be with you once again

Keep your nightlight burning

I’ll sleep through wind and rain

Keep your nightlight burning

I’ll be with you once again

Keep your nightlight burning

I’ll come through wind and rain

Keep your nightlight burning

I’ll be with you once again

Magnum Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies

When desolation is king

Breathe for the souls that are dead

And to the gods they will sing

Watch as the rivers turn red

They’re going nowhere

What will tomorrow bring?

And with a short prayer

Disregard everything

When the temptation is strong

Fools stand in line to be lost

They don’t know where they belong

And don’t know when they’ve been crossed

Rise every morning

And just like anyone

So close to falling

Maybe they’ll come undone

Scrawled in dust

Words you trust

O, sacred blood, divine lies

You never thought that you’d be misled

But then it came as a big surprise

And on this journey you fear to tread

There’s nothing near you will pacify

No holy prophet to crucify

A silent shadow, a burning flame

The empty picture that you became

Yeah, a destroyer of dreams

Hurt won’t get carried away

And just like broken machines

There’s nothing left to betray

Walk through the sweet fire

When there’s no need to run

Scream at the white choir

Hide from the midnight sun

Some are blessed

Some possessed

O, sacred blood, divine lies

You never thought that you’d be misled

But then it came as a big surprise

And on this journey you fear to tread

There’s nothing near you will pacify

No holy prophet to crucify

A silent shadow, a burning flame

The empty picture that you became

A thousand goodbyes

Are lost in the wind

A mother will cry

And all street lights dimmed

No sweet music plays

But still they will dance

And there’ll be no flowers

For this deadly romance

O, sacred blood, divine lies

You never thought that you’d be misled

But then it came as a big surprise

And on this journey you fear to tread

There’s nothing near you will pacify

No holy prophet to crucify

A silent shadow, a burning flame

The empty picture that you became

O, sacred blood, divine lies

You never thought that you’d be misled

But then it came as a big surprise

And on this journey you fear to tread

There’s nothing near you will pacify

No holy prophet to crucify

A silent shadow, a burning flame

The empty picture that you became

Magnum Invasion

You wouldn’t believe your eyes

You wouldn’t believe your ears

Out of the dawning skies

Suddenly it appeared

I wonder why they’re here

Do they understand?

Seems they will destroy

Someone’s master plan

Looking across the sea

Looking across the land

Wondering what they’ll find

Wondering what’s at hand

Breathing in the air

Feel the falling rain

Getting all prepared

For the final day

From out of the crimson air

Suddenly came the fire

Look at the flaming sky

See how the flames grow higher

Alien, your day

Is it not too near?

All the people say

Let the world be free

You wouldn’t believe your eyes

You wouldn’t believe your ears

Into the dawning skies

Suddenly disappeared

Set their course for Mars

Leave the world behind

Tracking through the stars

Find a different sign

Magnum Lights Burned Out

The lights burned out, and with it it’s taken my eyes

It seems so hard it’s taken me by surprise

And oh baby all that you said must be lies

I cease to feel the wind and the rain on my face

Sometimes I’m sure but then I’m confused in my haste

And oh baby I’m standing but taking no space

But I don’t cry easy no I don’t cry at all

Oh but you don’t believe me and I think that’s my only downfall

What am I going to do about you baby

What am I going to do without you now

You had my love wild as an ocean could call

I was the fool and you were the winner take all

And oh baby it’s so much to me yet so small

Magnum No One Knows His Name

Lay down your rifle, your sacrifice

Lost in the thunderous noise

Thousands will slumber so far from home

Those who weren’t there criticise

All dressed in black

Deep as red wine

Forever there

Letters not sent

They will decline

One sacred prayer

And the rain still coming down

In the churchyard no one’s about

I bet no one knows his name

Took a lifetime to work it out

They all pass away in time

It’s too cold on this winter’s day

As you concentrate the flame

Burning brighter, so far away

Memories golden, nothing is lost

A woman stands holding his life

Carries the worries carved in her face

She won’t be sleeping tonight

All dressed in black

Deep as red wine

Forever there

Letters not sent

They will decline

One sacred prayer

And the rain still coming down

In the churchyard no one’s about

I bet no one knows his name

Took a lifetime to work it out

They all pass away in time

It’s too cold on this winter’s day

As you concentrate the flame

Burning brighter, so far away

And the rain still coming down

In the churchyard no one’s about

I bet no one knows his name

Took a lifetime to work it out

They all pass away in time

It’s too cold on this winter’s day

As you concentrate the flame

Burning brighter, so far away

So far away

Far away

Magnum All My Bridges

I look and I stumble

But I never find

From this ragged bundle I know

A mountain I’ll climb

It’s so unforgiving

I wish I could fly

But I’ll keep on living this way

Escape or deny

All my bridges are broken

My direction is lost

Yesterday’s caught in the past

Yeah, I’m stuck here, I can’t get across

So don’t be offended

It’s not yours to keep

Yeah, you can surrender yourself

And fall into sleep

Those cold naked fingers

That tear out your mind

And so don’t you linger too long

They’ll leave you behind

All my bridges are broken

My direction is lost

Yesterday’s caught in the past

Yeah, I’m stuck here, I can’t get across

Confrontation is coming

It’s going to blow me away

Don’t know how long I can last

Yeah, I’m stuck here, I’m nowhere today

Slip through the doorway, there’s nowhere to run

I try to keep myself sane

Feels like there’s no one left under the sun

Looking for someone to blame

Someone to blame

All my bridges are broken

My direction is lost

Yesterday’s caught in the past

Yeah, I’m stuck here, I can’t get across

Confrontation is coming

It’s going to blow me away

Don’t know how long I can last

Yeah, I’m stuck here, I’m nowhere today

Magnum Don’t Cry Baby

Don’t cry, baby

Sometimes it’s meant to be

Don’t cry, baby

’Cause there’s no guarantee

Walk away

Walk away

You’re caught up in the past

How you gonna live?

Everything has crashed

You don’t know how to forgive

You’re lost out in the rain

And darkness will fall

You can feel the pain

When there’s no one there to call

Don’t cry, baby

There’s a mountain to climb

Don’t cry, baby

I’m sure this is your time

Walk away

Walk away

You’re caught up in the past

How you gonna live?

Everything has crashed

You don’t know how to forgive

You’re lost out in the rain

And darkness will fall

You can feel the pain

When there’s no one there to call

You’re deserted, left to wander

Through the moonlight in the thunder

Riding streetcars, still no sleep comes

Lost your faith and lost your number

You’re caught up in the past

How you gonna live?

Everything has crashed

You don’t know how to forgive

You’re lost out in the rain

And darkness will fall

You can feel the pain

When there’s no one there to call

Magnum Dream About You

I never thought I’d feel so helpless

Something’s happening to me

‘Cause every night feels like the longest

And every hour’s eternity

‘Cause I can’t have you like I wanted to

I got nothing without you

So now I dream about you

I got my arms around you

Yeah, dream about you

Ain’t nothing else I can do

I want to be where you are

No matter near or how far

So now I dream about you

I’d never thought I’d feel defenceless

Nothing mattered much to me

The sun goes down, I get restless

All those same old memories

‘Cause I can’t have you like I wanted to

I got nothing without you

So now I dream about you

I got my arms around you

Yeah, dream about you

Ain’t nothing else I can do

I want to be where you are

No matter near or how far

I know your touch

Your look, your every word

Can you hear me, baby?

I want you back again into my world

So now I dream about you

I got my arms around you

Yeah, dream about you

Ain’t nothing else I can do

I want to be where you are

No matter near or how far

So now I dream about you

I want to dream about you

All my life

No matter near or far

I promise, promise I’ll be where you are

I’m going to dream about you