The Dream Academy Not For Second Prize

Time itself is bringing down our ride

We’re on the ground

We’ve almost made it

Hard to find a way

To say goodbye

And yet the final kiss betrayed it

In the shadow

Of the world outside

Don’t let it darken down your eyes

You never could have

Second prize

Out into the world

On shaking ground

And leaving all the lights behind us

From my arms

Where no warmth could be found

Just the love that had confined us

In the shadow of the things you know

Don’t ever think of letting go

No, not for

Second prize

Time is up and

Bringing down our ride

We’re almost down

The music’s ending

The Dream Academy The Edge Of Forever

When you were young

Did you ever love somebody?

Like I love

I love you now

‘Cause now that you’re older

I see you don’t mind

Letting go of my hand in a crowd

You don’t wanna hold tight

And when we kissed one night

There’s a million hearts

Beating in a row

I wish they go away

I’ll say it again

There’s a million hearts

It’s the break to see

Every time you go away

When you were young

Did you ever fall down

Graze your knee

Want to run to someone

‘Cause now that older

I’ve been falling down

I want to run to someone

But there’s nobody around

I can feel the sign

There’s a million hearts

Beating in my row

I wish they would go away

I’ll say it again

There’s a million hearts

It’s the break to see

Every time you go away

Every time you go away

Think about the things I say

Think about it twice as long

Tell me what’s going wrong

In the southern sky

The breeze is so wild

The bridge is so lonely

The reasons that life

Feeling so afraid

Talking about a, two hearts

Beating as one

Now hey

No

I’ll say it again

There’s a million hearts

Beating in a row

I wish they would go away

I’ll say it again

There’s a million hearts

It’s the break to see

Every time you go away

The Dream Academy Humdrum

Just a touch of industry

Monday morning

Put on your collar and head straight out

Everyone’s waiting, don’t be late

Uptown midday

Sound of the city on slow decay

See the faces behind private eyes

As you pencil in their lives

In the humdrum

Can you hear the doldrum

Stepping outside the firing line

There’s a foreman standing on a bridge of iron

And the men walk across it to go back to work

In their Monday morning shirts

And they don’t run

And when the work’s done

At nights, the streets are alive with

Catwalk, West Side Story, flashback parade

In this quick fire, cry tough world

Men with ambition

Will

Be loved

Moving up to another rung

Feel the heart of the city beating tight as a drum

Playing ‘Move on up’ and the never stop

A whole world living out ‘Beat the Clock’

And it’s said and done

‘Look after number one’

Ultimatum, deadline

Wound up so tight

Till you can’t unwind

Worlds within worlds, some built out of nothing

By those who left this world behind

Driven on by fear or ambition

Now

Waiting in line

Things will work out fine

They just take a little time

The Dream Academy Power To Believe

He was born and raised in privilege

Took everything it gave

Had financial help from his father

From the cradle to the grave

And this enabled him to believe in the things

He did try hard, God forbid he should give in to pointless wandering

But he would wander from time to time

Seeking guidance from the Holy he tried to find the truth

Among the radical revolutionaries

Who canonized his youth

And gathering strength from the feeling that

To believe could undoubtable change the world

Turned his back on education

And listened to the word

So with little or no formal education

He taught himself to work

Would often steal the pain it took

To rise up from the dirt

And out of desperation would

Disturb the millionaires

Whose patronage had helped the power

Rise up from thin air,

Then he sunk back into despair

Take me out in another world

Keep me warm and dry

Where other men are worrying

And other men must die

And when the lies are spoken

Give endurance to the weak

And when the heart of a man is broken

Give the power to believe

The Dream Academy It’ll Never Happen Again

I remember

Our first affair

All the pain

Always rain

Around my eyes

It’ll never happen again

It’ll never happen again

Every time

I leave you alone

I remember times

I couldn’t come home

It’ll never happen again

It’ll never happen again

Why can’t you be

The way

I want you to be

Why can’t you see

You’ve got to change

And love me

I remember

Our first affair

All the pain

Always rain

Around my eyes

It’ll never happen again

It’ll never happen again

The Dream Academy Twelve-Eight Angel

Midnight and

Autumn leaves are turning brown

Night light

I look to find you not around and

The wind blows scorn into the face of fools

Who break hearts and

Turn their back on love that’s true

But I don’t want to forget

The little things you do

God knows

I never meant to be untrue

Now I’m waiting for the day

You’ll be back in my arms to stay

As an angel of mercy falls from above

They get torn apart by the things they love

God knows

Look at where I’ve ended up

In a pack of wild sinners

Searching for a holy cup

Horoscope I read it in the evening news

As morning broke

I pulled it from the refuse on my way home

And in the great grey city dawn

A warning rung in my head

With a fire alarm it said

“All right you’ve been treating this as a dress rehearsal for life”

The time for a complete reversal is tonight

I put away childish things

And telephoned long distance and it rings rings rings

As an angel of mercy

Falls from above

They get torn apart

By the things they love

God knows

Look at where I’ve ended up

In a pack of wild sinners

Searching for a holy cup

In a pack of wild sinners

Searching for a holy cup

The Dream Academy In The Hands Of Love

Well the truth was told, written on the mountains

And it burned, driven by the wind

And freedom walked without a name

Through poppy fields and Remembrance Days

And the words hung like winter in the air

Now that the War is over

Put your hand in the hands of love

Now that the truth is told

Put your hand in the hands of love

Now that the War is over

Put your hand in the hands of love

On a white horse, clothes were stained with blood

On the battlefield with eyes of flaming fire

Standing in the sun, cried aloud to all around

Come together, come gather around the fire

Come together

Now that the war is over

Put your hand in the hands of love

Now that the truth is told

Put your hand in the hands of love

Now that the war is over

Put your hand in the hands of love

To the community of faith from the source of imitation

(Put your hand in the hands of love)

Free from the burden of association

(Put your hand in the hands of love)

The ground was shining with revelations

(Put your hand in the hands of love)

Free from the burden of association

(Put your hand in the hands of love)

Now that the War is over

Put your hand in the hands of love

The Dream Academy Mercy Killing

I believe in love to the power of ten

I don’t believe retaliation strikes can make amends

I believe

I believe again

I cut down the flags on the wooden ship

Sail stateless

Keep the faith in protest

Against the wind

But when I look in your eyes

I don’t see anything

I see a love that died

Cut down in a mercy killing

Looking for mercy

Looking for mercy

Found it in my arms

Don’t look so sad

Looking for mercy

I believe in starting out again

I don’t believe imaginary love can ever win

I want to believe again

I receive the lies that I can’t resist

Idolise

‘This machine kills fascists’

Specialised and refined

In heart breaks relined

I’m a mercy killer

But when I look in your eyes

I don’t’ see anything

Now I’ve seen a love that died

Cut down in a mercy killing

Looking for mercy

Looking for mercy

Found it in my arms

Woh oh oh oh

Looking for mercy

(Mercy on me)

(Can’t live the creed)

And if I run am I free

If I look back will I see

I’m killing again

Mercy killing

And the very thing I do to you

Will be done to me

Looking for mercy

Looking for mercy (looking for mercy)

I don’t see anything

Now I see a love that died

Cut down in a mercy killing

Looking for mercy

Looking for mercy (looking for mercy)

Found it in my arms

Don’t look so sad

Looking for mercy

Don’t look, don’t look so sad

Don’t look, don’t look so

Don’t look, don’t look so sad

Looking for mercy

Don’t look, don’t look so sad

Don’t look, don’t look so

Don’t look, don’t look so sad

Cut down in a mercy killing

Don’t look, don’t look so sad

Don’t look, don’t look so

Don’t look, don’t look so sad

Looking for mercy

The Dream Academy This World

Richard’s on the street with all the lonely poeple

Trying to get a job and getting nowhere

So now this is what he got

A new kind of dedication

He doesen’t feel lost

He walks into the station

And Richard takes a train to go uptown

You know he’s gonna find a place where the money just walks around

And with the grace of a wildcat

He steals a bag without detection

Walks on tiptoes right back

To make the right connection.

And when he leaves this world

Well then he won’t feel alone

Now the fighting has all gone.

No more just trying to hold on

To the dreams of this world

Where he never quite belonged.

Belinda meets a friend at a pub called ‘The Gun’

It’s full of lots of lonely people all out trying to have some fun.

She says, “I’ll be right back”

Although you know it’s only ten to one

Her eyes are just like a wild cat

And where’s the summer gone.

She’s been working on the ships for easy money

It’s a bigger kind of tip and that may be because

You run a bigger kind of risk

She’s got the dedication written in a kiss

In the promise of intoxicated bliss.

She’s misunderstood for all the lonely people

Living in the world and getting nowhere,

Something always just goes wrong.

Why should they try to hold on

To the dreams of this world

Where they never quite belonged.

Gina says she’s gonna stop,

Settle down, you know, give it all up,

But it’s so hard to give it up

When all your friends say they just can’t

Stop. Stop.

They beat up a girl on the Ford Estate with a baseball bat

Last night the vigilante city fathers tried to get their daughters back.

They didn’t understand

A different kind of smack was needed

Than the back of the hand

Yeah, something else was always needed.

This is for all the misunderstood lonely people

Living in the world and getting nowhere

Something always just goes wrong.

Why should they try to hold on

To the dreams of this world

Where they never quite belonged?

Where they never quite belonged.

The Dream Academy In Places On The Run

All alone in bridge of silence

I suppose you shouldn’t stay

All alone in dream’s asylum

Don’t you know we’ve come a long way

I suppose we were

Somewhere in the sun

We walked in colored fields

In places on the run

What a dream I had

Dressed in colored shawls

Though the night was so warm

And a nightingale

Sat on a castle wall

While the river ran on

Calling, hearing you call

The river ran on

Running

The river ran on

It felt as if we were

In places yet unknown

We walked through the bazaars

In places on the run

What a dream I had

Walking by the wall

Oh, the raiment and all

The stars flickered by

Soon to be replaced

If I asked them they’d fall

Calling, hearing you call

The river ran on

Running

The river ran on

What a dream I had

Dressed in colored shawls

Though the night was so warm

And in the darkness I

Tried to take your hand

But it was nothing at all

Nothing at all

The river ran on

Nothing at all

The river ran on

The river ran on

The river ran on