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)

Modern English Tables Turning

The bells are tolling for me and my love

Discreet horizon’s fading, but fading from my trust

All the walls are falling ’round my ears

I can see the writing’s on the wall

Can’t you tell me what’s the use?

I always place my trust in you

Reaching out for what is mine

Pulling down the miserable blinds

Empty beds for an empty mind

Something difficult to describe

Content but not quite safe

I stood and watched you fade away

Can’t you tell me what’s the use?

I always placed my trust in you

Reaching out for what is mine

Pulling down the miserable blinds

Can’t you tell me what’s the use?

I always place my trust in you

People flying into the blinds

How can we be so kind?

Help yourself to another bite

Everything will be alright

The table’s turning ’round to you

[?] it well before the silver cracks in two

Can’t you tell me what’s the use?

(the bells are tolling) for me and my life

Can’t you tell me what’s the use?

(horizon’s fading) for me and my life

Can’t you tell me what’s the use?

(the walls are falling) for me and my life

Can’t you tell me what’s the use?

(the tables turning) for me and my life

Modern English Spinning Me Round

When someone close is always on your mind

A memory of a place, another day and time

Some would say you died and left your heart behind

But it’s with your heart you’re searching all the time

I want you with me

I need you near me

I want so much from you anew

The dreams we had were rather common line

And in their wake there came the fear you’d changed your mind

Spinning me Spinning me round Spinning me

Spinning me, Spinning me, Spinning me round

I want you with me

I need you near me

I want so much from you anew

And if you lose your mind

Never leave your heart behind

To find yourself is worth the waiting

Finding, then really living

Spinning me Spinning me round Spinning me

Spinning me, Spinning me, Spinning me round

I want you with me

I need you near me

I want so much from you anew

Modern English Coming Up For Air

No-one wants to lose,

The magic that’s inside,

All the colours of the rainbow,

And the treasures we hide,

If you want to keep it,

Then tears just aren’t enough,

Don’t live off all your memories,

Start drowning in your love.

[Chorus:]

Coming up for air [x2]

Breathing in deeply,

Coming up for air

[Chorus]

Somewhere beneath the surface,

Is the deepness of the sea,

When a heart still fills with wonder,

And happiness is free,

Just continue on your journey,

Cause wisdom’s not enough,

Don’t let the waves erode you,

Stop drowning in your love.

[Chorus x2]

The air smells good,

The air smells fine,

Release the pressure on my mind.

[repeated]

No-one wants to lose the magic that’s inside.

[Chorus to fade]

Modern English Pillow Lips

I have to ask you,

Do you want this to be true,

Is there method in all my madness,

Or as we flower do we die in full bloom.

[Chorus:]

You’re the only thing that keeps me going,

With your pillow lips,

Pillow lips.

As we move through cruel waters,

Give me strength to be by your side,

It’s so difficult sometimes to be human,

The years they leave us your side,

[Chorus]

You know I wont give in [x2]

Pillow lips [x4]

Modern English Dawn Chorus

When summer returns to its warm green fields

The sun fading, pastel in the breeze

The swallow swooping, migrating home

The dawning days morning with a sigh

Opening windows with a wounding cry

The rainbow’s lost its dreams of gold

and everything slows

when summer returns to its warm green fields

the sun fading, pastel in the breeze

the swallow swooping, migrating home

and everything slows

The floating vacuum draws you in

Strange visions are loose on white stallions

A wall of sound with flutes and strings

rising on a wave of voices

surrounded by your humble faith

morning’s there to wake us in time

rain and sky

The world is breathing, living, but turning in its rage

When summer returns to its warm green fields

everything slows

The sun fading, pastel in the breeze

everything slows

The swallow swooping, migrating home

everything slows

The swallow swooping, migrating home

Modern English Take Me Away

You’re a mine of information,

I’m your whore of paradise,

You’re the train that’s late at the station,

I’m breathing fire and ice,

You keep me from falling over,

You keep me from going under,

It was cold on that morning,

When my knowledge came to stay.

[Chorus:]

Take me away,

Somewhere far away,

Take me away.

Now the door stands open,

Paints me a different colour today,

I’m blind and you see,

Your wisdom’s killing me,

Believe me.

[Chorus]

Your wisdom is killing me.

[Chorus]

Believe me [x4]

Modern English Blister

If you blister

Like I blister

Then I could follow

And up tomorrow

You blister my paint

Kiss me into pieces, pieces

And up, craving

Around this table

A new direction

That’s not unstable

You murdered everything

You murdered everything

To you a blister

I must insist

You blister my paint

Kiss me into pieces, pieces

Put me in armor

Put me in armor

You blister my paint

(Do you blister)

You blister my paint

Kiss me into pieces, pieces

Put me in armor

Put me in armor

You blister my paint

Modern English Beautiful People

If you know how I’m feeling,

You’ll hear just what I say,

About the world outside your window,

Let’s take it all the way.

[Chorus:]

Beautiful People,

Flowers in your hair,

Far too caring for the world out there,

I love your voice,

Beautiful People,

Love, love, love,

Beautiful People.

It came to me this morning,

On a wing and a prayer,

These words are for the people,

Three’s so much we can share,

[Chorus]

Love, love, love [x2]

I want to know,

Will these thoughts ever go,

For the rest of my life,

Will I feel these words are right.

When you use your voice,

Everyone can hear it.

[Chorus x2]

Beautiful People, yeah,

All we need is love, love, love [Repeated to fade out]