MUSIC

A NEW DAY AT MIDNIGHT

Newday

Released: November 2002

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A NEW DAY AT MIDNIGHT

1. Dead In The Water (3:07)

People stand in line
People stand in line
People stand in line
A premonition of
The killers angel eyes
An Armageddon sky
tell it like it is
It’s like the old man says
We’re dead in the water now
Dead in the water

They come from miles around
They come from miles around
They come from miles around
In avarice and love
To suckle on the blood
Of some forgotten god
Sell it like it is
It’s like the old man says
Were dead in the water now
Were dead in the water now
Dead in the water
A simple act of faith
A simple act of faith
A simple act of faith
A celebration of
The colour and the creed
The cancer and its seed
Crackles on the mic
Call it what you like
We’re dead in the water now
We’re dead in the water now
Dead in the water

2. Caroline (3:39)

Caroline
Those crazy eyes that shine
The days blowing through my mind
Like falling leavesIt ain’t no good
I tried hard as I could
But you just wont let
My poor heart be
The final war
A steel eyed dinosaur
Girl I want you more
Than I can say
But Caroline
It seems like every time
Honey all I get is further away

The state I’m in
Got goosebumps on my skin
See the water I’ll jump right in
Your heart so free

I’ll face the facts
It’s paper on the cracks
Girl till I got you right
Back here with me

The final war
A steel eyed dinosaur
Girl I need you more
Than I can say
Ah but Caroline
It seems like every time
Honey all I get is further away

Honey all I get is further away
Wooooo!

The final war
A steel eyed dinosaur
Girl I want you more
Than I can say
Ah but Caroline
It seems like every time
Honey all I get is further away

Honey all I get is further
And further
And further away

3. Long Distance Call (3:41)

If I lean my weight on it
If I fix my heart to the line
Might find a way from it
To some easy time

My skins all white with it
I’m up so high when I fall
I fall so far from it
Ain’t nowhere at all

Early morning sun
Shine it and I’m gone
To plane out on the lake
Hey, hey, yeah, yeah
To glide out on the wing
Turn around and sing
The fear now taking hold
I’ll bring you love but it’s all been sold

My heads all wired with it
My tongue gets tied when I speak
The space inside roaring
When that signal break

Early morning sun
Shine it and ‘Im gone
To plane out on the lake
Hey, hey, yeah, yeah
To glide out on the wing
Turn around and see
The fire now taking hold
I’ll bring you love but it’s all been sold

4. Freedom (6:48)

Take your eyes off me
There’s nothing here to see
Trying to keep my head together
And as we make our vow
Let us remember how
There’s nothing good that lasts forever

Time out on the running boards
We’re running
Through a world that lost its meaning
Trying to find a way to love
This running
Ain’t no kind of freedom
Feel the touch of grief
You stand in disbelief
Can steal the earth from right beneath you
And falling in so far
They know just where you are
Yeah but there ain’t no way to reach you

Time out on the running boards
We’re running
Through a world that lost its meaning
Trying to find a way to love
This running
Ain’t no kind of freedom

Of freedom
Yeah, yeah

It’s time to clean these boats
Fold up these parachutes
The words goodbye but I can’t say it
The end is close at hand
I think we understand
There ain’t no use trying to delay it

Time out on the running boards
Were running
Through a world that lost its meaning
Trying to find a way to love
This running
Ain’t no kind of freedom

Freedom, freedom

Time out on the running boards
We’re running
Through a world that lost its meaning
Trying to find a way to love
This running
Aint’ no kind of freedom

Of freedom
Freedom

Time out on the running boards
We’re running
Through a world that lost its meaning
Trying to find a way to love
This running
Ain’t no kind of freedom

Fasten on my mask
I’m bending to the task
I know this work is never finished
And if I close my eyes
I can still see you dancing
Laughing loud and undiminished

5. Kangaroo (3:31)

Don’t pay no mind to it
Oh let it blow
Break you up inside
If you dont let it go
Jeez what are you like honey
I don’t know

Recommended by my bank
And everybody in the tank
First of all I’d like to thank
This might take a while honey
Hey dont blink
Missing by a mile now were
Here on the brink
Not a day goes by honey
I don’t think

I could be your volunteer
Well make the whole thing disappear
Saddle up were outta here
You could be my olive branch
Lift me up above the stench
Walk me through the avalanche

Honey wont you be my flood
Nothing ever comes out good
Trouble in the neighbourhood
Conversations gone askew
And how do you make it feel like new
Kookaburra kangaroo

Will you won’t you be my leach
Take it all and when I screech
Leave it there just outta reach
Take me to that burning bush
Give me something I cant crush
Lead me out into the hush

So far behind
So far behind
So far behind
So far behind

6. Last Boat To America (4:50)

Make me a boat
Away I’ll float
Into the stillness of a pure blue sky
There’s nothing here to hold me now
And I got no more tears to cry

Grant me a wish just one more kiss
Oh baby kiss me till the daylight’s through
These are days of make believe
But there ain’t nothing any fool can do
Pin another dream on me
Cos the night is bearing down
Baby let’s go all the way this time

Sing me the truth sweet bird of youth
I got some trouble trying to understand
Beneath the veils of mystery
Are these the movements of an unseen hand?

Our arms are full of sunken treasure baby
Now our heads are full of perfect sound
But do we truly see it hey
Till were placing it in the ground

Take just what you need from me
Cos the night is bearing down
Baby let’s go all the way this time

Frost on my windowpane is forming

Don’t pin that line on me oh no
Don’t pin that line on me oh no no
Don’t pin that line on me oh no
Don’t pin that line on me oh no no

Baby let’s go all the way this time
Won’t you take me all the way this time?
Baby let’s go all the way this time

Make me a boat
Away I’ll float
Into the stillness of a pure blue sky

7. Real Love (4:40)

The dawn in all its majesty
Is stealing me away
The dawn in all its honesty
Is turning me to clay

And through the bars of iron rain
Way beyond and back again
I hear the voice of Eden cry
Lift me up I’m walking on high
It’s real love
Real love

This world in all its clarity
Is glorious, is fake
This world in all its vanity
Is more than I can take

And down the road the iron wheels
Chain my heart to how it feels
I hear the voice of Eden cry
Lift me up I’m walking on high

It’s real love
Real love
It’s real love
Real love

Make it real
Make it real
Real love now

And something in the heart of me
Is telling me it’s time
To meet the eye of destiny
And leave it all behind

And through my bones an iron rage
paints my soul upon the page
I hear the voice of Eden cry
Lift me up to walk on high

Makes me wanna lay down and die

It’s real love
Real love
Real love
Real love

The dawn in all its majesty
Is stealing me away

8. Knowhere (3:54)

Slow voices speaking through a hurricane
Said that I wanted but I lied
You’re looking good
Hey man I can’t complain
Ghost on the road at night

Seen him out walking he’s just skin and bone
I don’t see nothing in her eyes
Some call it hell
Felt like a home from home
I’m dreaming different skies
I don’t know where I
I don’t know what I’m
supposed to do now
Get it on all night

I don’t know where I
I don’t know what I
It seems to me boy
That you’re doing alright

I don’t know what I
I don’t know where I
Long way to go now
Keep it all inside

36 hours but my mind is fresh
Live for the moment then I’m gone
Suck on that sympathy and feel the rush
Go on my blue eyed son

I don’t know where I
I don’t know what I’m
supposed to do now
Get it on all night

I don’t know where I
I don’t know what I
It seems to me boy
That you’re doing all right

I don’t know where I
I tell you what I
Long way to go now
Keep it all inside

I don’t know where I
I don’t know what I’m
Supposed to do now
Get it on all night

I don’t know where I
I don’t know what I
It seems to me boy
That you’re doing all right

I don’t know what I
I don’t know where I
Long way to go now
Keep it all inside

9. December (3:34)

All my tears will dry away
All my tears will dry away
All my tears will dry away

Words don’t bother me no more
Black money falling to the floor
Flags out on the balconies
Black money washing to the seas
Oh my mind
What happened to the time?
December

All my house got blown away
All my house got blown away
All my house and all my home

Walls of glass and walls of stone
Got blown away

Stations in the neon light
Your body strange as dynamite
Killers underneath our skins
Black mirrors black hyacinths
Oh my eyes
What happened to the skies?
December

December
December

10. Be Mine (4:19)

From the very first moment I saw you
That’s when I knew
All the dreams I held in my heart
Had suddenly come true

Knock me over stone cold sober
Not a thing I could say or do
Cos baby when I’m walking with you now
My eyes are so wide

Like you reached right into my head
And turned on the light inside
Turning on the light
Inside my mind hey

Come on baby it’s all right
Sunday, Monday, day or night
Written blue on white it’s plain to see
(Be my, be my)
That rainy, shiny, night or day
What’s the difference anyway
Baby ’till your heart belongs to me

If I had some influence girl
With the powers that be
I’d have them fire that arrow at you
Like they fired it right at me

And maybe when your heart and soul are burning
You might see
That every time I’m talking with you
It’s always over too soon

That everyday feels so incomplete
Till you walk into the room
Say the word now girl
I’ll jump that moon hey

Come on baby it’s ok
Rainy, shiny, night or day
There’s nothing in the way now
Don’t you see?
(Be my, be my)
Winter, summer, day or night
Centigrade or Fahrenheit
Baby ’till your heart belongs to me
(Be my, be my)

Thursday, Friday, short or long
When you got a love so strong
How can it be wrong now mercy me?
(Be my, be my)
Jumpin Jesus, holy cow!
What’s the difference anyhow?
Baby ’till your heart belongs to me

11. Easy Way To Cry (3:53)

Smoke curls through my hands
These one night stands
Are making me crazy I know
Morning I’ll go
Crowds in the rain all passing by

Faith gone from your eyes
Each word that flies
Taking you further away
And come that day
There ain’t no easy way to cry

And as I watch you leave I stand
Inside my house of straw
And everywhere I go I find
Things recollecting to my mind
How right it all could be

Faith gone from your eyes
Each word it flies
Straight to the heart and I know
Watching you go
There ain’t no easy way to cry

So right now
So right now
So right

And as I watch you leave I stand
Inside my house of straw
And everywhere I go I find
Things recollecting to my mind
How right it all could be

Could be

So right now
So right now
So right now
So right now
So right now

So right now
So right
So right

12. The Other Side (4:29)

Meet me on the other side
Meet me on the other side
I’ll see you on the other side
See you on the other side

Honey now if I’m honest
I still dont know what love is
Another mirage folds
Into the haze of time recalled
And now the floodgates cannot hold
All my sorrow, all my rage
A tear drop falls on every page

Meet me on the other side
Meet me on the other side

Maybe I oughta mention
Was never my intention
To harm you or your kin
Are you so scared to look within?
The ghosts are crawling on our skin
We may race and we may run
Well not undo what has been done
Or change the moment when it’s gone

Meet me on the other side
Meet me on the other side
I’ll see you on the other side
I’ll see you on the other side

I know it would be outrageous
To come on all courageous
And offer you my hand
To pull you up on to dry land
When all I got is sinking sand
That trick aint worth the time it buys
I’m sick of hearing my own lies
And loves a raven when it flies

Meet me on the other side
Meet me on the other side
I’ll see you on the other side
See you on the other side

Honey now if I’m honest
I still don’t know what love is