MUSIC

WHITE LADDER

Whiteladder

Released: November 1998

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WHITE LADDER

1. Please Forgive Me (5:35)

Please forgive me
If I act a little strange
For I know not what I do.
Feels like lightning running through my veins
Every time I look at you
Every time I look at you

Help me out here
All my words are falling short
And there’s so much I want to say
Want to tell you just how good it feels
When you look at me that way
When you look at me that way
Throw a stone and watch the ripples flow
Moving out across the bay
Like a stone I fall into your eyes
Deep into some mystery
Deep into that mystery

I got half a mind to scream out loud
I got half a mind to die
So I won’t ever have to lose you girl
Won’t ever have to say goodbye
I won’t ever have to lie
Won’t ever have to say goodbye

Yeah na na na na
Yeah na na na na

Please forgive me
If I act a little strange
For I know not what I do
It’s like my head is filled with lightning girl

Every time I look at you
Every time I look at you
Every time I look at you
Every time I look at you

2. Babylon (4:25)

Moving through the crowds I’m pushing
Chemicals all rushing through my bloodstream
Only wish that you were here
You know I’m seeing it so clear
I’ve been afraid
To show you how I really feel
Admit to some of those bad mistakes I’ve made

If you want it
Come and get it
Crying out loud
The love that I was
Giving you was
Never in doubt

Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now

Babylon, Babylon

Sunday all the lights of London
Shining sky is fading red to blue
I’m kicking through the autumn leaves
And wondering where it is you might be going to
Turning back for home
You know I’m feeling so alone
I can’t believe
Climbing on the stair
I turn around to see you smiling there
In front of me

And if you want it
Come and get it
Crying out loud
The love that I was
Giving you was
Never in doubt

Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now

Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now

Babylon, Babylon, Babylon

3. My Oh My (4:37)

What on earth is going on in my heart?
Has it turned as cold as stone?
Seems these days I don’t feel anything
‘Less it cuts me right down to the bone
What on earth is going on in my heart?

My oh my you know it just don’t stop
It’s in my mind I wanna tear it up
I’ve tried to fight it tried to turn it off
But it’s not enough
It takes a lotta love
It takes a lotta love my friend
To keep your heart from freezing
To push on ’til the end
My oh my

What on earth is going on in my head?
You know I used to be so sure
You know I used to be so definite
Thought I knew what love was for
I look around these days and I’m not so sure

My oh my, you know it just don’t stop
Its in my mind I wanna tear it up
I’ve tried to fight it tried to turn it off
But it’s not enough
It takes a lotta love
It takes a lotta love my friend
To keep your heart from freezing
To push on till the end

My oh my, you know I just can’t win
I burn it down it comes right back again
What kinda world is this were living in
Where you never win
It takes a lotta love
It takes a lotta love these days
To keep your heart from freezing
To keep your spirit free
My oh my

My oh my you know it just don’t stop
It’s in my mind I wanna tear it up
I’ve tried to fight it tried to turn it off
But it’s not enough
It takes a lotta love
It takes a lotta love my friend
To keep your heart from freezing
To push on till the end

My oh my, you know it just don’t stop
My oh my, you know it just don’t stop
(It just don’t)
My oh my, you know it just don’t stop
(My oh my)
My oh my, you know it just don’t stop
(My oh my)
My oh my, you know it just don’t stop
(Well)
My oh my, you know it just don’t stop
(My oh my now, my oh my)
My oh my, you know it just don’t stop
My oh my, you know it just don’t stop

4. We’re Not Right (3:03)

Feel the weight of this passing time
All those crazy faces run through my mind
And that song has brought a teardrop to my eye
Cant tell the bottle from the mountain top
No we’re not right I see this world but I can’t relate
Everything must accelerate
Betty Ford, oh wont you be my valentine?
Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
No, we’re not right
Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
And now my hands are shaking
But I just can’t stop
Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
No we’re not right

Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
And now my knees are shaking
But I just can’t stop
Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
No we’re not right

When I’m weak and my head is sore
And I feel like I can’t go on no more
I come in here where normal rules do not apply
Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
No we’re not right

Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
No we’re not right
Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
No we’re not right

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

5. Nightblindness (4:23)

A million to one outsiders
Night blindness
Can’t see your bright eyes – or what the time is
Twenty five past eternityHere listening to the sirens
Coming closer, now further away
What we gonna do when the money runs out?
I wish that there was something left to say
How we gonna find the eyes to see a brighter day?

I’m sick of all the same old answers
Lost chances, cold stones
Propping mountains up on matchsticks
Dragging baskets full of bones

And honey please don’t stop your talking
Cos there’s a feeling wont leave me alone

What we gonna do when the money runs out?
I wish that there was something I could say
How we gonna find the eyes to see a brighter day?

What we gonna do when the money runs out?
I wish that there was something left to say
How we gonna find the eyes to see a brighter day

A brighter day
A brighter day

6. Silver Lining (5:59)

Take this silver lining
Keep it in your own sweet head
Shine it when the night is burning red
Shine it in the twilight
Shine it on the cold, cold ground
Shine it till these walls come
Tumbling down

We were born with our eyes wide open
So alive with wild hope
Now can you tell me why
Time after time
They drag you down
Down in the darkness deep
Fools in their madness all around
Know that the light don’t sleep
Step into the silence
Take it in your own two hands
And scatter it like diamonds
All across these lands
Blaze it in the morning
Wear it like an iron skin
Only things worth living for
Innocence and magic-amen

We were born with our eyes wide open
So alive with wild hope
Now can you tell me why
Time after time
They drag you down
Down in the darkness deep
Fools in their madness all around
Know that the light don’t sleep

We were born with our eyes wide open
So alive with wild hope
Now can you tell me why
Time after time
They drag you down
Down with talk so cheap

Fools in their madness all around
Know that the light don’t sleep
Know that the light don’t sleep
Time after time
They drag you down
Down in the darkness deep
Fools in their madness all around
Know that the light don’t sleep
Know that the light don’t sleep

7. White Ladder (4:14)

White ladder
Water and wine
Forever crying
Oh time
Don’t wanna feel tonight
There’s no rhyme or reason to life
This sweet life

White river
Thunder and war
Forever crying
Oh no
Don’t wanna feel no more
There’s no rhyme or reason to love
This sweet, sweet love

To the night another body
To the night another name
To the night another valentine
A burning flame
To the night another body
To the night another name
To the night another valentine
A burning flame

Tall order, tremble and sigh
Forever crying
Oh my
Don’t wanna feel tonight
There’s no rhyme or reason to love
This sweet, sweet love

To the night another body
To the night another name
To the night another valentine
A burning flame
To the night another body
To the night another name
To the night another valentine
A burning flame

To the night another body
To the night another name
To the another valentine
A burning flame

White ladder
Water and wine
Don’t wanna feel tonight

8. This Year’s Love (4:05)

This year’s love had better last
Heaven knows its high time
And I’ve been waiting on my own too long
But when you hold me like you do
It feels so right
I start to forget
How my heart gets torn
When that hurt gets thrown
Feeling like you cant go on

Turning circles when time again
It cuts like a knife oh now
If you love me got to know for sure
Cos it takes something more this time
Than sweet, sweet lies, oh now
Before I open up my arms and fall
Losing all control
Every dream inside my soul
And when you kiss me
On that midnight street
Sweep me off my feet
Singing ain’t this life so sweet

This year’s love had better last
This year’s love had better last

So who’s to worry?
If our hearts get torn
When that hurt gets thrown
Don’t you know this life goes on?
And won’t you kiss me
On that midnight street
Sweep me off my feet
Singing ain’t this life so sweet

This year’s love had better last
This year’s love had better last
This year’s love had better last
This year’s love had better last

9. Sail Away (5:15)

Sail away with me honey
I put my heart in your hands
Sail away with me honey now, now, now
Sail away with me
What will be, will be
I wanna hold you now, now, now

Crazy skies all wild above me now
Winter howling at my face
And everything I held so dear
Disappeared without a trace
Oh all the times I’ve tasted love
Never knew quite what I had
Little Darling, if you hear me now
Never needed you so bad
Spinning round inside my head

Sail away with me honey
I put my heart in your hands
Sail away with me honey now, now, now
Sail away with me
What will be will be
I wanna hold you now, now, now

I’ve been talking drunken gibberish
Falling in and out of the bars
Trying to find some explanation here
For the way some people are
How did it ever come so far?

Sail away with me honey
I put my heart in your hands
Sail away with me honey now, now, now
Sail away with me
What will be will be
I wanna hold you now, now, now

Sail away with me honey
I put my heart in your hands
Sail away with me honey now, now, now
Sail away with me
What will be will be
I wanna hold you now, now, now

10. Say Hello Wave Goodbye (9:03)

Standin’ at the door of the pink Flamingo cryin’ in the rain
It was a kind of so-so love and I’m gonna make sure it doesn’t happen again
You and I had to be the standing joke of the year
You were a run-around, a lost and found and not for me I feel

Take your hands off me, hey
I don’t belong to you, you see
And take a look in my face, for the last time
I never knew you, you never knew me
Say hello, goodbye
Say hello and wave goodbye

We tried to make it work, you in a cocktail skirt and me in a suit but it just wasn’t me
You’re used to wearing less, and now your life’s a mess, so insecure you see
I put up with all the scenes, this is one scene that’s goin’ to be played my way
Say hello and wave goodbye

Take your hands off me, hey
I don’t belong to you, you see
And take a look in my face, for the last time
I never knew you, you never knew me
Say hello, goodbye
Say hello and wave goodbye
Say hello and wave goodbye

Under the deep red light I can see the make-up slidin’ down,
Well hey little girl you will always make up so take off that unbecoming frown,
As for me, well Ill find someone who’s not goin’ cheap in the sales,
A nice little housewife, who’ll give me a steady life and not keep going off the rails,

Take your hands off me, hey
I don’t belong to you, you see
And take a look in my face, for the last time
I never knew you, you never knew me
Say hello, goodbye
Say hello and wave goodbye

Say hello and wave goodbye
Say hello and wave goodbye
Say hello and wave goodbye
Wave goodbye

Say hello and wave goodbye
Say hello, wave goodbye
Goodbye

Say goodbye
Say goodbye

11. Babylon II (3:38)

Moving through the crowds I’m pushing
Chemicals all rushing through my bloodstream
Only wish that you were here
You know I’m seeing it so clear
I’ve been afraid
To show you how I really feel
Admit to some of those bad mistakes I’ve made

If you want it
Come and get it
Crying out loud
The love that I was
Giving you was
Never in doubt

Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now

Babylon, Babylon

Sunday all the lights of London
Shining sky is fading red to blue
I’m kicking through the autumn leaves
And wondering where it is you might be going to
Turning back for home
You know I’m feeling so alone
I can’t believe
Climbing on the stair
I turn around to see you smiling there
In front of me

And if you want it
Come and get it
Crying out loud
The love that I was
Giving you was
Never in doubt

Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now

Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now

Babylon, Babylon, Babylon