Modern English Life’s Rich Tapestry

Woven from a very pretty mouth,

oh yeah,

All across the world,

The skin and landscape,

I need to quench this thirst cause I’m dry,

Oh, so dry,

Come on and lead me to the water.

[Chorus:]

I believe in life’s rich tapestry,

And all it gives to me,

I believe in life’s rich tapestry,

And what it takes from me.

Could it be a saint or just a sin,

Something to lose yourself in, yeah,

The clothes that you wear,

Or the cross that you bear,

Oh, Lord,

A chance to feel a part of life.

[Chorus]

With a heart that hangs oh so low,

The half moon glow,

Tonight, today in so many ways,

Here we go.

[Chorus x2]

Takes from me [x3]

Modern English Care About You

There’s many things in this whole world,

That everyone should care about,

The way you look into my eyes,

It means everything to me,

If I could tell you how I feel,

But I don’t know where to start,

Close to my conscience,

Is where to rest your weary head.

I, I, I care about you,

There’s something you just have to know,

I care about you,

I, I, I care about you.

Incredible as it may seem,

You came and filled me up again,

With every possible emotion,

Reach the corners of my mind,

If I could tell you how I feel,

But I don’t know where to start,

You are the concentration,

Of my better parts.

I, I, I care about you [x6]

There’s something you just have to know [x3]

I care about you,

I, I, I care about you [to fade]

Modern English Sixteen Days

Sixteen days no bread and water

Sixteen days no light of day

Sixteen days without liquid on my stomach

Sixteen days without sun on my back

Sixteen days without ideas in my head

Sixteen days with writing on my hands

Sixteen days

Modern English Face Of Wood

Dreaming in a chair, contemplating

The times gone by – exhilarating, entertaining

Reaching out with tenderness

Scenes of laughter framed in reminiscence

Catch a smile for stormy days and sad occasions

Moving targets and camera shy

The moon is dark and shadowed

The sun keeps ticking by

Silence and solitude

No one left to cry

No one left to cry

Standing in front a mirror

I draw and pinch my skin

Tired eyes portray reality

A face of lines which melt in the world

I am oak

I am oak

I am oak

I am oak

Modern English It’s Ok

You’ve said a lot, believe me.

You’ve said too much again.

Don’t cost a lot of money –

I’m gonna count to ten.

But it’s OK (It’s OK);

I’ve been here before (It’s OK).

And I’ll come again (It’s OK).

You have to give me more (It’s OK).

There’s such a lot of tension,

It’s almost everywhere.

A sharp increase in volume –

It fills the air.

But it’s OK (It’s OK);

I’ve been here before (It’s OK).

And I’ll come again (It’s OK).

You have to give me more (It’s OK).

[x2]

But it’s OK (It’s OK);

I’ve been here before (It’s OK).

And I’ll come again (It’s OK).

You have to give me more (It’s OK).

[x2]

(I’m not thinking).

(I’m not listening).

But it’s OK (It’s OK, it’s OK).

[x4 to fade]

Modern English Dance Of Devotion

You didn’t know how much I wanted you

You didn’t know how much I needed you

Shadows on the wall, staring from the bags

Pent-up frustration, failed to explode

Got a tear in the eye –

You didn’t want me

You didn’t know how much I wanted you

You didn’t know how much I needed you

How much I longed for you

And from my head to my heart to the space above the door

You didn’t know how much I wanted you

You didn’t know how much I needed you

You didn’t know?

You didn’t know?

You didn’t know?

You didn’t know?

You didn’t know?

You didn’t know?

You didn’t know?

You didn’t know?

Modern English Rainbows End

Are you sleeping with the stars tonight

or are you blue with cold

leaving imprints on your forehead the floor is cracked and old

nice and easy

see the city

the boys are clothed in threads of gold rainbow’s end for [?]

Rooms to let in Rainbow’s End There’s always some

Rooms to let in Rainbow’s End There’s always more than one

Wake up to another high day (it’s a high day)

Open front or quick in the back

Just like seeing your hips way

It’s over don’t look back

Rooms to let in Rainbow’s End There’s always some

Rooms to let in Rainbow’s End There’s always more than one [x2]

[Repeat 1st Verse]

[Repeat Chorus to fade]

Modern English I Can’t Breathe

I can’t see anymore

Don’t want to breathe anymore

What can I say

What can I do

There’s no air in this world without you

I can’t believe anymore

No room to please anymore

How will I know

What will I see

To bring this whole world back to me

I can’t see anymore

Don’t want to breathe anymore

What can I say

What can I do

There’s no air in this world without you

Modern English I Don’t Know Anything

I’ve read your books

And seen your films

I’ve lived this life

And tried everything

But I don’t know anything

Concentrated

Anticipated

Confirmation of inspiration

And I don’t know anything

I’ve seen your face

Your state of grace

I’ve watched this world

And how it turns

And I don’t know anything

Concentrated

Anticipated

Confirmation of inspiration

And I don’t know anything

Modern English Breaking Away

Long days and stormy weather

The same old road today

There’s only one way up or down

Be free was all they said to me

And now I’m breathing in again

Breaking away run run run away

Just here and gone another day

Nothing much to say

There’s only one way in or out

Be free was all they said to me

And now I’m breathing in again

Here it comes again for all to see

Make way for old hypocrisy

There’s only way right or wrong

Be free was how you’re meant to be

And now I’m breathing again

You know it [x4]

Breaking away (run run run away)