MUSIC

FLESH

Flesh

Released: January 1994

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FLESH

1. What Are You? (3:30)

2. The Light (4:10)

You turn out the light
And the dark sucks on the embers of the fire
My heart smolders in the night
And these tumbling boulders of desire
Come a rolling out the shadows

Rolling out the shadows
Rolling out the shadows

You say ‘I thought time was meant
To take away the hurting’
As your lonely silhouette closes the curtain
We’re back on the road, destination uncertain
So let’s get in this car and drive
And this feeling I feel so strong
So powerful it can’t be wrong
Now the whole frosted night is just a song

A song for you
A song for you
Song for you

The moon has splashed right over the street
Like my tears on your thigh so pale
There’s just you and me in the sheets
And the whole wide world is just a jail
When you’re away from me

You’re away from me
You’re away from me

Here come the night, turn out the light
And the dark sucks on the embers of the fire
My heart smolders in the night
And these tumbling boulders of desire
Rolling, rolling

Rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling
Rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling
Out the shadows in me
Turn out the light

3. Coming Down (6:15)

Tears falling slow
From the bridge into the river below
In your eyes, I start to see
A starry veil, the ocean of infinity

Moon and stars above me
Mingle with the blood
Inside my vein
Empty arms that should be
Holding you close
Through nights of winter rain
I’m trying to spell
What only the wind can explain
It’s colder than ever
Coming down

I’m drowning in shallows
Cos it’s in so deep
There’s neon melting in the rain
Took too much powder to sleep

Cos when I hold you naked
When I hear you laugh
I got a sword to stem the rivers
And cut the moon in half

Frozen stars above me
Mingle with the blood
Inside my vein
Empty arms that should be
Holding you close
Through nights of winter rain
I’m trying to spell
What only the wind can explain
It’s colder than ever
Coming down

Coming down
Coming down
Coming down
Coming down
Coming down
Coming down

We danced wild
Kicked off our shoes
Not a cloud
In the skies to confuse
But now the sky is cold
And the sea is wide
And there’s nothing to be done
‘Cept reflecting the sun
And scratching the mountainside

Frozen stars above me
Mingle with the blood
Inside my vein
Empty arms that should be
Holding you close
Through nights of winter rain
And I’m trying to spell
What only the wind can explain
It’s colder than ever
Coming down

Coming down
Coming down
Coming down
Coming down
Coming down
Coming down
Coming down

4. Falling Free (3:25)

All of my senses overthrown
By the might of your skin
And the lamplight in your cheek bone
Drawing me further in
No sentence I can speak
For the wonder so unique
Breaking like a wave upon the shore
Mercy me, I’m falling free
Since you opened up the door

See how the sky is made of sapphire
The colours flowing through our hands
The moon is fire in your hair
A million miles beyond what science understands
Smell that mountain heather
I don’t remember ever
Feeling like this before
Mercy me, I’m falling free
Since you opened up the door

If every windowpane should shatter
If every wall should fall apart
Well it might hurt a bit – but would it matter?
With this diamond in my heart
No need to nail it to the ground
No need to smother it with sense
Just listen to the rhythm
Of your heart that pounds
And trust it all to chance
Cos we’re standing face to face
With the angel of grace
And don’t it just taste so pure?
Mercy me, I’m falling free
Mercy me, I’m falling free
Mercy me, I’m falling free
Since you opened up the door

5. Made Up My Mind (3:43)

Lightning strikes
And silver motorbikes
Are roaring down the open road
Wind on my skin
I'm hungry to begin
And my cup has overflowed

So let fall the rain
Down into these desert veins
I'm taking back what they stole
While there's diamonds in the mind
Cant afford to be confined
By someone else's pigeonhole
So I made up my mind
I made up my mind
Gonna move on ahead
‘Stead of lagging behind
Half past seven
Way up in the heaven
The stars are singing in the sky
Lying half dressed
Your head upon my breast
Listening to the oceans lullaby

Standing where we are
It seems so far
From the cold light of day
Where the faces full of grief
And the grinding of the teeth
Has been eating my belief away

So I made up my mind
I made up my mind
Gonna move on ahead
‘Stead of lagging behind
(Stead of lagging now)

Cracks in the veneer
The light so severe
Shining down the avenue
Try to join the throng
But it’s feeling all wrong
What are you supposed to do?

Shoulder that despair
Take a lung of dirty air
Turn to watch the sun set red
On the ruins of a culture
And a sky that's filled with vultures
Circling over your head

So I made up my mind
I made up my mind
Gonna move on ahead
‘Stead of lagging behind

‘Stead of lagging behind
I made up my mind
I made up my mind

6. Mystery Of Love (5:32)

The city gates at twilight
And a red ship sinking
Behind winters grey wall
Ice in the wind
But a fire in the embers
Of my heart
As darkness falls
In a candlelit room

Where your eyes are laughing
Smoking in the red chair
And nothing in the world
‘Cept the beating of my heart
Against the nerves of the ai

And I know there’s a light
At the end of a the tunnel
Cos I taste it on your lips
And I feel a weight
That can bend me double
You lift it with your fingertips

So often it happens
That words prove useless
In the face of how it feels
So it as the mystery of love
Keeps growing
The more my heart reveals

Temptations endless whispers
Try to keep it in perspective
So much to distract
Walking on a wire
While you’re juggling desire
It’s all part of this balancing act

And it gets hard to know
Just what you believe
As the argument rages on
But for all of the talk
It’s only true to say
That if you have no hope – there is none

A tangle of tongues
Flesh flowers and thistles
Of conscience, spittle and skin
And we cant change the past
So we’ll raise this cup to our lips
And drink it all in

And meantime back in civilisation
The rain is cold as steel
But the mystery of love
It just keeps growing
The more my heart reveals

As sure as the rose
The bright day blooms
As surely still it fades
And the night kindles stars
On empty winds
And ghosts along the colonnades

And slow but sure
The sands are falling
As the bridge burns
Beneath the wheel
And the mystery of love
It just keeps growing

The more my heart reveals
The more my heart reveals
The more my heart
The more my heart
Let that candle burn

7. Lullaby (3:39)

It’s a sad old world thats turning
Tonight as I slide through the streams
Of moonlight and memory burning
And in my hands your broken dream

My watery eye
I sing for this lullaby
Let the shadow fall
From your window
Let the morning light
Fill your head
Stand up and let the wild wind blow
Right into your soul
Til the night is dead

All these useless emotions churning round
As I search these bare walls for a clue
And all the time
The truth is flashing in my mind
That when a heart gets broken
Ain’t nothing you can do

And I’m packing my belongings
Off I’ll be gone before the noon arrives
Cos I know there’s no use pretending
That soon it’ll all be alright

But hey
Let the shadow fall from your window
Let the morning light fill your head
Stand up and let the wild wind blow
Right into your soul till the night is dead

See the dawn break gold
When the night is dead

Hear the bells

8. New Horizons (5:56)

Weight on my shoulder
But I’m walking so tall
Out into the new horizons
Wonder in everything
No matter how great or small

Howling like the midnight
Howling like the midnight sun
This ain’t no pale reflection
This is the real thing
New horizons, new horizons within

Your heart ain’t yours to control
No matter how tight the rein
Love will find it sown direction
A time to reap, a time to sow
And many a time to cry in vain
Ah but now’s the time to celebrate
The glory of this imperfection
Same thing that's scrawled across the stars
It’s written under our skin
New horizon, new horizon within

Things come too easy I get suspicious
Things come too slow I get bored
If it don’t work out I get superstitious
But if it does, then oh my words

So I’m gathering all the remnants of beauty
From this wilderness in spin
And now I’m gonna light my own flame
Cos I’m charged with the radiance of the dawn
That’s been so long breaking

And now there ain’t no where
Nowhere I won’t write your name
There’s a time to search for understanding
Sometimes you’ve just gotta sing
New horizons, new horizons within

Baby there’s no need to get precious
When we know that everything must change
Complacency it can be so vicious
Turn this love into a cage
Same thing that’s scrawled across the stars

It’s written under your skin
New horizons, new horizons within
New horizons, new horizons within

9. Love’s Old Song (5:01)

It’s like this
It’s all in here
Just one kiss
Will make that clear

So let the flower open
Let the ship sail
Don’t need no meaningless tokens
To hear the nightingale

For everything that’s been
For all that’s yet to come
Brow full of moonbeams
Singing love’s old song

As beauty threads its needle
In every eye a light will shine
From the graveyard to the cradle
All the bells of wonder chime

No further complications
For the queen or for the pawn
Night of such revelation
The dew is trembling on the thorns

For everything that’s been
For all that’s yet to come
Brow full of moonbeam
Singing love’s old song

Love’s old song
Playing in our hearts
Binding it together
Pulling it apart
Love’s old song
Playing pure and bold
Time has come to read
What’s written in your soul

Out in the fields of bloody slumber
Shadows fleeing from the sun
Without aim and without number
These children of oblivion

For everything that’s been
For all that’s come
Brow full of moonbeams
Singing love’s old song

Love’s old song
Playing in our hearts
Binding it together
Pulling it apart
Love’s old song
Playing pure and bold
Time has come to read
What’s written there in your soul

(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
(Woah, woah, woah)
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
(Woah, woah, woah)

For everything that’s been
For all that’s come
Brow full of moonbeams
Singing love’s old song

Singing love’s old song
Singing love’s old song

10. Flesh (5:21)

As the bell must strike the hour
As the west must stab the sun
So our hearts
Must heed the flow
Of deeper tides that run
Far beyond this bare indifference
That prosperity esteems
Where the spirit
Raves and dances
Through our very veins

At winter’s edge you found me
By the fields of wild gold
My hands still filled with ashes
From fires long cold
You pulled me
From the wreckage
Of bitterness and blame
Flung open the page
And put some flesh on
The bones of my dreams

On the streets
The blossom snowing
And the drum is beating slow
To hear you speak so clear
Well I’m slicing through the fear
Setting all the beacons blazing
Baby oh!
It’s starting out plainer than ever
Brighter than all the fools
Gold that gleams
It’s simply now or never
Putting flesh on the bones
Of my dreams

Putting flesh on the bones of my dreams
Putting flesh on the bones of my dreams

And they can plunder
The cave of sorrows
They can strip the gallery bare
Try to build a fence
Around the visions
In my head, choke every spark
In a cloak of despair
But we got something
They can’t stifle
With their price tags
And picture frames
Got a flower for every rifle
Putting flesh on the bones of my dreams

Putting flesh on the bones of my dreams
Putting flesh on the bones of my dreams
Putting flesh on the bones of my dreams
Putting flesh on the bones of my dreams