All songs written by Ben Reel (unless stated)

© Copyright Ben Reel (IMRO)

Ben Reel lyrics for the album `7th'  (2015)

 

1 Lucky Streak

 

I went out searchin’, for love and grace

I met the man and he told me

Thing’ s shall fall right into place

Those who wait shall be rewarded

He said the last shall be first

Don’t hesitate when you reach it

Just trust your gut and instinct

 

Chorus

They say everything, It comes round my friend, comes round my friend

They say everything, is just a waiting round the bend

And we’ll get there in the end

I’m on a Lucky Streak

Gonna find that girl I wanna meet

Way down on lucky street

Things are just falling at my feet

 

Verse 2

 

I hit the ground running

And I swear I’m never going back

I went off the rails, but now I’m back on track

I caught the last train, just in the nick of time

Now I’m riding in to the sunset

Straight on down the line

 

Chorus

 

2 One Of These Days

 

I’ve been thinkin’, about a change of scenery

I’ve been looking for a different point of view

I’ve been struggling with the big picture

That’s in my head that I used to know for sure.

 

Chorus

These days , well I’ve been thinking about it

These days, got to do something about it

These days, one of these days.

 

Verse 2

I’m searchin’,  for a new direction

Pull back the blinds let the sun that’s shining through

Don’t like the look of my own reflection

Woke up this morning in a mood for something new

 

Chorus

 

Bridge

One of these days, oh I’m gonna break the mold

One of these days, I’m gonna find my own way back home

 

Verse 3

I can’t drink as much as I used to

I can’t keep up tryin’ to run around after you

The world is changing gotta do what you’ve gotta do

No black or white just a different kinda blue

 

3 Crushed it

 

I fell for you, so hard and true

You where my everything

You where my everything

You held my heart in the palm of your hand

I was at you’re mercy baby

I was at you’re mercy baby

 

U squeezed it,  U burst it, U crushed it

 

Verse 2

You lead me on, I was the last to know

It’s true that love is blind, I never read the signs

You held my heart in the palm of your hand

I was at you’re mercy baby

I was at you’re mercy baby

 

Chorus

U squeezed it,  U burst it,  U crushed it

U bleed it, U broke it, baby U crushed it

 

Bridge

Baby you’re  so cruel

You played me for a fool

You held my heart in the palm of your hand

And then you crushed it

 

Rpt 1st verse & chorus

 

4  Say

Baby will you wear my ring

Will u say I do

You’re the only woman that I want

I swear I swear I’ll be true

 

I know babe that you’re the one

And I’ll give all my heart to you

Please will u say u will

Will u be my girl, cause no one else will do

 

Chorus

 

Say you’ll love me for all time

Won’t u tell me so

Say you’ll love me all your life

I just gotta know

 

Verse 2

Baby you’re my fatal desire

Girl you set my soul on fire

I can’t live without you

Can’t breathe without you

So kiss me quick I’m dying

 

Baby in the dark of the night

I can’t get u out of my mind

I can’t sleep I’m tossing

Can’t sleep I’m turning

I need you right here by my side

 

Chorus

 

Please , please , please

 

Chorus

 

Please, do you love me, Tell me

 

 

5 God’s World (Ben Reel, David Olney, Sergio Webb)

 

In the cold heart of the night I hear my mother calling

Through the clatter and the clang of heavenly angels falling

From God’s world

 

 

I hear a woman cryin’, or was it really laughter

I hear a bullet flyin’, footsteps running after, God’s world

 

Chorus

God’s world can be a cold world

But it’s yours and it’s mine

It’s a hard world but it’s our world

The blind leading the blind leading the blind

 

Verse 2

Hold on to my hand, we don’t have much time now

We’ll cross this bleeding land

Try  to find what’s left of God’s world

 

Chorus

 

 

6 Reflection Of The Blues (Ben Reel, John Hadley, Segio Webb)

 

chorus

When I look in the mirror

It couldn’t be clearer

The only thing I see is you leaving me alone

With the reflection of the blues

 

U told me that u loved me

Always thinking of me

Well I heard that one before

I cried and I cried

When I found out u lied

From the only one that tells me

The truth anymore

 

Chorus

 

You shattered my heart

The shards of glass

Are scattered all over the floor

I see my face a thousand times

And u walking out that door

 

chorus

 

 

7 Back On The Road

 

Chorus

I’ll be pulling out of here soon

Back on the road again

I’ll be heading off around noon

Back on the road

I’ll see you when I’m coming through

Back on the road

 

Verse 1

Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye

Baby when I get back home I’ll make it all worthwhile

I’ll see when I see you again

You won’t find it coming around till next time

 

Chorus

I’ll be pulling out of here soon

Back on the road again

I’ll be heading off around noon

Back on the road

I’ll be coming to a place near you

Still singing those homesick blues

Back on the road

 

Verse 2

Roaming from town to town

Like a gypsy I keep travelling around

Always on the move

Oh the cat’s eyes are my guide

To follow the white lines

Through the night

 

Chorus

I’ll be pulling out of here soon

Back on the road again

I’ll be heading off around noon

Back on the road

I’ll see you when I’m coming through

Back on the road

I’ll be coming to a place near you

Still singing those homesick blues

Back on the road

I’m going back, I’m going back now now

 

8 MEANT TO BE

When I met you all those years ago

I got that feeling, when you just know

U shot a cupid arrow straight through my heart

I fell in love with u right from the start

 

Chorus

Yes It’s all meant to be

It’s all gonna work out for you and me

They say It’s all meant to be

Things are gonna work out for you and me

 

Verse 2

Like a force of nature, U hit me hard

And in a whirlwind I was caught

When I saw u, I was blown away

And we’re still dancing in the wind today

 

Chorus/ Bridge

All my sorrow, all my pain

You sucked the poison from me, you give me strength

 

Verse 3

Now we’re half way down the tracks

Baby don’t turn around, don’t look back

Cause it could turn us into pillars of stone

U know we’ve come too far down the road

 

Chorus

It’s all meant to be

 

9 Many A Time

 

Whiskey drenched night, beer stained floor

Smoked out room, ashtray filled morning

Close over the curtains, the sun will make you go blind

Tom Waits plays us out with Closing time

 

Chorus

Many a time,  oh many’s a time

I’ve been here before oh many a time

 

Verse 2

Like trying to carry water in the palm of one hand

Like trying to grasp the mystery of God’s glories plan

Told all the secrets whispered in a dream

Wake up and it’s gone floating way down on stream

Chorus

Verse 3

Lost in confusion, lost in the haze

Lost in translation like a rat in a maze

Can’t break the circle or shatter the glass

Break all the old habits to be free at last

 

Chorus

 

Bridge

There’s something going

but nobody’s telling anybody what they know

There’s something going on behind the smoke and the mirrors

Most people just don’t wanna know

On a road that’s leading to nowhere

 

Chorus

 

10 Gimme Some Room

 

Haven’t much time

Just one life

I need some space to work it out

They say you talk about freedom

How does it feel

Baby don’t shout

You’re like a wagon wheel

 

Chorus

Gimme some room to mess about

Gimme some room to shake it out

 

Verse 2

Life’s too short

And you’re so young

Just one kiss

Baby we haven’t got long

Enjoy yourself

I hope you have fun

Cause you never know

When you’re day is done

 

Chorus

Bridge

I’m gonna say it again

Too many religions when there’s only one god in the sky

Too many kings when there’s only one king in the sky

Elvis Presley shake it out, come on Elvis

 

Verse 3

This circus is leaving

Time to bring on the clowns

It’s time to get off

This merry go round

You say you talk about freedom

How does it feel

Baby don’t shout

It’s whispering in the wind

 

Chorus

Gimme some room to mess about

Gimme some room to shake it out (rpt)

Oh let me shake it , I wanna shake it out

Watch me

 

11 Given It All

I’ve had it all and I’ve given it all

I’ve been around and I’ve seen it all before

I was here, I’ve been over there

I’ve been everywhere that’s been ever known

 

Chorus

How much more can I give

How much more have I got

You give yourself away

Maybe I’ve given it all

 

Verse 2

I’ve been reborn and I have died

I’ve passed through this way many’s of time

I’ve been shot and I’ve been stoned

I’ve been crucified up on that hill

 

Chorus

 

Bridge

For they whom have seen a glimpse of God’s mind

For they whom have seen the shining light

Won’t you please show me the way, show me

 

Verse 3

They say if there’s a will

Then you’ll find a way

Cause I’ve been a willing fool

And a price I’ve paid

I’ve been cursed but evenly blessed

And I hope I’ll be at peace when I rest

 

Chorus

 

12 Coming round Again

 

Hear the sound of the leaves blowin’

Rustling in the wind

Autumns here and winters coming

The birds flyin’ south with their songs

And you won’t hear them sing

Until the early days of spring

It will be coming round again

It will be coming round again

 

See the light in the evening is fading

All the harvest is in

The farmer kisses his wife saying

Rest now dear our work is done

And he’ll pray for the rain

In the early days of spring

It will be coming round again

It will be coming round again

 

It will be coming round again

Thanks be to God for his blessing

 

Feel the chill a north east wind blowin’

Siberian wind

My father tells me the snow is comin’

And I say Christmas won’t be long

And you’ll hear the church choir sing

And the sound of sleigh bells ringing

It will be coming round again

It will be coming round again

Hear the sound of the leaves blowin’

 

13 All Souls Alive

 

John Lennon shot in Manhattan

December 8th 1980

A guy called Chapman blew him away

But his spirit still lives with us here today

 

The girl with the beautiful body

She,s just like a snail in a shell

When she gets old, she’s gonna wither and die

Where she gonna go, nobody can tell

 

Chorus:

Yeh where all souls alive    (rpt)

 

Too many religions when there’s only one God

Too many decisions to make

Too many wars going on in this world

Someday they’ll drop all the bombs and blow us all away

 

Cos everybody wants to be a millionaire

With all that silver & gold

Tonight I just wanna breathe the air

Come on with me baby lets rock ‘n’ roll

 

Yeh we’re movin’ down the river

All souls tonight, Yeh we,re movin’ down the river

Rock ‘n’ rollin tonight

Yeh we,re movin’, movin’, movin’

Ah, won,t U move with me

 

 

Resurrection Man (Ben Reel, Tony McLoughlin)

 

I took 3 hundred lashes from a rhino hide bullwhip

And I lived to tell the tale.

I followed that bastard to the shores of lake Albert

Cut out his heart so they put me in jail

I busted out of that prison after 39 days, I cheated on the hangman

From the Congo river basin to the blue blue Nile

I blazied a trail of death and mayhem

 

                                           Chorus

Surrendered in the heart of darkness, bloodied disabled disarmed

Resurrection man, that’s who I am

 

I was a black hearted villain on the opium trail

misery followed my name

Blood flowed down the Ganges as we butchered and maimed

On the highway from India

We loaded those ships on the banks of the Bengaul

Legalized drug warlords

Brought the Chinese empire to its knees, mercenaries for the queen

                                       Chorus

I am a vengeful assassin and I’ll die by the sword

Murder mutiny and mayhem

Under the cry of seize burn and destroy

We are killer’s liars cheats and madmen

I carry many flags and use any and all deception

A pirate and a privater.

Emissary of pity when you’re begging please

I’ll be your judge when you’re pleading for mercy

 

A self annointed despot warrior messiah

wreaked havoc around this world

Resurrection Man , That’s who I am

 

Lyrics: Darkness & the Light album (2013)

1.        Darkness and the Light

(Ohm padme siddhi ohm)

We’re walkin the tight rope, we’re walkin the fine line

Tryin to keep our balance, between the darkness and the light

We’re livin on the edge, on this great cosmic wheel

Spinnin thru the great void, between the darkness and the light

 

(Chorus)

We’re all half crazy, we’re all half insane

We’re all sailing on the same boat, on a sea of suffering

 

We’re walkin the tight rope, we’re walkin the fine line

Tryin to keep our balance, between the darkness and the light

We’re trapped in samsara, on this fragile blue world

Caught between the forces, between the darkness and the light

 

 

2.        Fill Me Up

My mind is like a fragile glass, it gets shattered many times

Sometimes I get a little crazy, sometimes I’m on the borderline

Feels like I’m emply, runnin out of gas

My whole life feels like a critical mass

Pressure building, I’m gonna expload

Somebody help me with this heavy load

 

(Chorus)

Fill me up, I’m always half emply

Fill me up, I wanna be half full (rpt)

Fill me up with your love wine (rpt)

 

We’re livin in uncertain times, the end is near, the preacher cries

Quote revelations, prophets of doom, look at the fear in the peoples eyes

I wanna be on the winning side, gotta change the ways that I live my life

I’m ready for love, ready to fight

I’ve been in darkness, now I need the light

 

And when I feel your kiss, I’m alright again

And when I’m in your arms, I feel like a child again

 

 

3.       River of Time

Waitin for a train, that never comes

Just can’t move, when I try to run

I’ve had that dream, a thousand times

Is it tryin to warn me, what does it mean

Just like a feather, floatin in the wind

Where will it take me, where will I end

 

(Chorus)

No Rhyme, nor reason

No Rhythm, nor rhyme

Just be a friend, to the river of time (rpt)

 

No beginning, there’s no end

To this river, I don’t understand

Just don’t push, against its flow

Take your hands off the wheel, just let it all go

Glorious mystery, will we ever know

Just surrender, and let it wash your soul

 

The truth is shattered, into a million pieces

That no man can put, together again

I look into the eyes, of a million faces

The answers are locked, deep inside their minds

The waters of wisdom, flow down to the sea

The ancient secrets, she holds the key

 

 

4.        Watershed

There’s a watershed coming, no man can hide

There’s a watershed coming, cleansin tide

There’s a watershed coming, heed the warning signs

There’s a watershed coming, changin times

 

When I look at you, all I see is a soul diminished, soul diminishing

 

You’ve lost that sparkle in your eyes

That glint of light has nearly died

 

I hope there’s just enough light left

I hope there’s just enough light left to save your soul

 

 

5.        Heart just won’t Heal

I don’t talk to strangers, keep it all to myself

I put on a smile, like everyone else, in this big old world, another face in the crowd

But when I look in your eyes, I understand somehow

 

(Chorus)

I know how it feels, I know how it feels, I know how it feels when your heart just won’t heal,

heart just won’t heal

 

You miss their love, someone who cares

You feel their presence everywhere, like a shadow, that just keeps hangin around

In the darkness, a loneliness profound

 

You can pray for a miracle,  that never comes true

The best that you get, is someone to talk to

 

 

 

6.        Could’ve Been

I’m a dangerous man on the streets of this town

Getting into fights on Saturday night

I’m drunk today and I’ll be drunk tomorrow

I’m down and I’m out, I’m too far gone

 

I’m so sorry that I hurt you

I’m so sorry for the things I done

 

(Chorus)

We could’ve been, together

It should have been, forever, amen

 

They say I’m past the point of rescue

They say I died the day I lost you

Well I don’t blame you for up and leavin

I wish I could turn back this clock of pain

 

You know I’ll always love you baby

But I know, I’ll never get the chance again

 

Maybe I’ll head out to California

Get some heat back into my bones

Another lost soul in the city of angels

Another drifter without a home

 

I pray to you lord for forgiveness

And I know, it comes down to you and me in the end

 

 

 

7.        Before Your Time

The whiskey is a dear dear friend of mine

I love all my addictions, like to keep them by my side

I’m comfortably dysfunctional, I know no other life

In the town where you grow old before your time

 

I’m headin down to the bookies once again

If my horse comes in at 10 /1,   I’ll be feelin fine

Set me up for another day, of drinkin beer and wine

In the town where you grow old before your time

 

(Chorus)

It’s too late, for getting out  (changing now)

It’s too late, there’s only one way down

It’s too late, I’m used to it now  (I’m doin comfortably fine)

In the town where you grow old before your time

 

The state the system sedates you, society I’ve dropped out

It will numb you and kill the dreams you had, when you were a child

Gotta wake up kid, don’t do what I did, or life will pass you by

In the town where you grow old before your time

 

The Guiness is a dear old friend of mine

I love all my addictions, like to keep them near my side

I’ll bum another cigarette, another doobie to get me high

In the town where you grow old before your time

 

 

 

8.        Counting down the Days

When the blue blue skies, turn into a night grey

Times goes slowly, everyday’s the longest day

I miss your love, oh my heart it aches

But it won’t be long now

I’m wishin time away

 

(Chours)

Counting down the days, counting down the days til I see you again

 

I see lonely faces, when I travel alone

I know how it feels, to be on your own

So roll on the day, roll on the day

Till I hold you again

Only your love, only your love

Can drown my pain

 

The nights are lonesome, and the days are long

It feels like years now, since I’ve geen gone

So put me on a train, put me on a train

Put me on a plane, put me on a plane

Back to the rain, homeward bound

 

 

9.        When I was a Boy

Cleanse my soul, shiny new

Crystal clear blue, pure and true

Save yourself, it’s up to you and no-one else

Save yourself, this is the last chance to be blessed

 

(Chorus)

When I was a boy, I’d come a runnin back to you

When I was a boy, everything was simple

Oh lord, can you hear me, oh lord can you hear me, oh lord can you hear me pray

 

Love walked into the house of lust

Came out withered, turned to dust

Can you feel it, the world is hangin by a thread

Can you see it, the dead dancing with the dead

 

Peace god willing, peace be with you

Can’t we have peace now, stop the killing

Good vibrations, is so much better for your heart

Soul of nations, risin up for a brand new start

 

 

10.   Flickering Light

We could’ve been good together, you and I

We could’ve walked off into the sun

Life doesn’t always work out, as you plan

You don’t always end up with the one

 

When it feels like God has forsaken you

When it feels like your world has stopped turning

 

(Chorus)

Light up this flickering light

 

Just as sure as the sun still rises, in the east

Just as sure as the sun sets in the west

I’m not that sure anymore, what to believe in

It’s hard to trust anyone, anymore in this mess

 

When it feels like God has forsaken you

When it feels like your world has stopped turning

Light up this flickering light

 

 

Oh my love, I’ll give you all I,ve got to give you

Oh my love, give me one more chance to try to put things right

 

We could’ve been good together, you and I

We could’ve walked off into the sun

Light up this flickering light

 

11.    Place in the Sun

Got this feelin that my numbers are comin in

I keep on losing but this time I know I’m gonna win

I’m anticipating, ready and waitin for the starting gun

I’ll take my chances, my luck is in, I’m on the run

 

(Chorus)

My time has come, for my place in the sun

 

I can feel it comin up, my dreams are finally comin true

I’m getting ready for the final push, I’m gonna conquer all my blues

Im coming up on the inside as my darkside begins to fade

I scored the winner, now I’m no longer in the shade

 

If I leave here tomorrow, would anybody care

Life goes on behind the shadows, shades of sorrow and despair

Everyday the wheel keeps turning as time just slips away

I’m not waitin for tomorrow, I’ve got my engines runnin,

Now it’s time to seize the day

 

I’ll be the last man standing, I’ll go the distance, all the way

 

 

12.    You’re Not Alone

(Chorus)

You’re not alone, even in the darkest night, you’re not alone, you’re not alone

 

Even when the sun ain’t shining, and you can’t see the light of the day

Every cloud has a silver lining, keep searching and you’ll find your way, back to the one

Don’t lose faith, your time will come

 

Your mind runs wild on fire, burning on the fuel of fear

Don’t let the beast devour you

Let those bad thoughts just disappear, hold on to me dear

And I promise calm waters are near

 

Oh my darling, I’ve been crying

I miss your sweet love, it cuts like a knife

Often I dream about her, she’s never to far from my heart

A million light years of time and space, can never keep us apart

Oh we’ve still got the spark

 

 

13.    What Is Done

The door is closed, there’s no going back

Don’t beat yourself up, you can’t change the past

Your future is now, your moment is here

For what is done, cannot be undone

 

Descartes said ‘I think therefore I am’

That’s all we have, we’re like a house built on sand

So use all your reason, and go ahead with your plan

For what is done, cannot be undone

 

Forgive yourself, or you will not be forgiven

Forgive yourself, or you can’t go on a livin

Just say you’re sorry, and look straight ahead

For what is done, cannot be undone

 

All the mistakes that you made

Are now part of you, are now part of you

If there was one thing that you could change,

What would you do, what would you do

 

We gotta learn from the past, from mistakes that were made

You can’t turn the clock back,

You can’t take back what you said

So forgive eachother, for we’re all to blame

For what is done, cannot be undone

 

 

14.    I’ve Been Away

I’ve been away, I’ve been outa town

What can I say, I just aint been around

Call out the search lights, call all the posse

I just couldn’t stay

I remember your face, the day I left just seems like yesterday

 

I’ve been away, I’ve been outa town

T’was lead astray, I’ve been outa bounds

Since I’ve been gone alot has changed ‘round here

Some strange faces, different atmosphere

You fill me in on whose all died and whose been saved

 

(chorus)

When you’re too far gone to remember

When you’re too far gone to change

 

I’ve been away, I’ve been outa town

What can I say, I just aint been around

Things are fallin to pieces, its the sign of the times

People led astray

Just keep your head down, keep your ear to the ground,

Until the storm passes away

 

I’ve been away, I’ve been outa town

T’was lead astray, I’ve been outa bounds

I’ve been struggling with demons

I’ve been fighting the fight

I’ve slayed them with the sword

It’s plain sailin from here, now I’m with you

Together we’re gonna reach the shore

 

 

15.    Our Father’s Sins (Ben Reel, Tony McLoughlin)

In the days of celtic dreams

Innocent child wild and free

Ancient voices callin me, feel the heartbeat

And I walked in the sun

Thru the gap in the hill

And the blood of my past, rose up with a thrill

Feel the heartbeat, feel the heartbeat

 

(Chorus)

In the cold winds that blow

In from stormy seas

And we’re rollin back the stone, of history

And the glories of our past

Comes risin from within

And we know, we’ve seen the last

Of our father’s sins

 

This old land lost it’s soul

Wicked ways took control

Forgotten wisdom of old, lays awaiting, in the mist

Take me back to golden days

Follow the laylines and passageways

Sacred mountains, holy streams, drink the waters of healing

Drink the waters, of healing

(Lyrics) Time To Get Real album (2009)

1.     Rainy Night

 

I’ve been thinkin bout home now lately

Been thinkin bout all those good times

I’ve been thinking bout my childhood memories

Playing football in the fields in the summer

I’ve been wonderin bout my old school friends

And the sweetheart that I used to fancy

Is she married, where is she now

Would she still catch my eye in a crowd now

 

Ooh, it’s a rainy night in Ireland, whats new

It’s a rainy night but I’m still missin you

It’s a rainy night

 

See I left my home many years ago

Went to work in New York city

I’ve travelled around this whole world I’ve roamed

Settled down with a girl in Sydney

I have’nt been back in a long time now

Got me thinking it’s been overdue

I Called my Mother on the telephone

What’s the latest news from home now

 

Ooh, I dream of you, when I’m gone

Ooh, I’ve yearned for you, for so long

I’m missin you

 

2.    .Summers Always Here.

 

Summer’s always here when your around

Leaves never fallin to the ground

I hear you whispering in my ear

Have no fear

 

When the evening sun goes down

And the darkness fills the room

When the twilight shadows fall

And the dogs howl at the moon

 

Your like the warm summer sun that’s rising

Feel your warm love in my heart

Melting away the cold ice of winter

The storms have passed

There’s a new life on the way

 

Summer’s always here when your around

Leaves never fallin to the ground

I hear you whispering in my ear

Have you fear

 

Leave my troubles at the door

Don’t feel like suffering anymore

You seem to calm my troubled mind

Everytime

 

I can feel your warm love rising

I’ll lay down where you lay

Melting away my cold heart of winter

Spring has sprung

And there’s a new life on the way

 

(Inspired by Mick Galvin playing Pat Cunnane’s Piano @ 6 a.m one lovely summers morning)

 

3…..Feel Alive.

 

Can you feel, Can you feel your heart beatin next to mine, next to mine

Do you believe, do you believe our love will last for all time, for all time

 

All this pain and suffering makes you feel alive, it makes you feel alive

 

Can you feel, can you feel our hearts are breaking all the time, all the time

Your never free, your never free until you free your crazy mind, crazy mind

 

Feel the heat, feel the heat whenever your soul crosses the line, crosses the line

You can’t conceal, you can’t conceal away your sins when you die, when you die

 

4……Keep on Drivin.

 

Maybe my darkness will drive me to my light

Maybe the day will drive out the night

It takes a long time for a big tree to grow

Just like my spirit, I ain’t gonna push the flow

 

There’s a lot of road between us

So I’ll keep on drivin, keep on drivin

 

Maybe my black will turn into white

Maybe your love will light up my life

It will take a while to grow

But that seed has been sown

Just like a pebble into water

The ripples keep on goin

 

Lets break out of jail and be free

Lets break out of jail and be free

I’ve been stuck in this place for many years I don’t know

Let’s break out of jail and I’ll come runnin home to you

 

5…..Time Just Slips Away

 

Remember back the days when I was a child and not a worry in the world

And when I fell I cried and ran into the comfort of my mother’s arms

Those endless summer days, the sun would shine

I wish it could always stay this way

But now I’m 35 I’ve lost the peace of mind of that child at heavens gates

 

Time just slips away

Oh time, just slips away

 

Take me back down the road where I was born and raised, oh take me home

Bring me back to the fields of love and dreams so I can dream again

Breathe in the air of the countryside

The fresh breeze is the wind from the angels wings

And I hope that I grow old and wise

Like you my Father, and mistakes I learn from them.

 

Remember your life is just a dream

 

6……Looking For A Lost Horizon.

 

Why do all the pacifists get shot

Without Lennon, King and Gandi

This world will rot

Got to pick up the pieces of great men before

What’s wrong with peace and love and end all war

 

You spend your life looking for a lost horizon

An idealist vision of a better world

It’s a cruel irony, when you think you,ve got what you wanted

Life hits you a killer punch and takes it away

 

If you want to make a stand against the powers that be

Like great hero’s before like James Connolly

Who fought for justice and died for it

So his people could be free so never forget

 

Like a cloud evaporating in the sky

Will our dreams and visions just pass and die

Like a God shaped hole just filled with sand

Just an empty desert, no promised land

 

(Aunt Mimi’s last words to John Lennon, 1 hour before he was shot dead in N.Y city) “You spend your life looking for a lost Horizon”)

 

7…..Who You Are.

 

This whole world is full of sin

Don’t let this evil win

Just put your faith in peace and love, put your faith in peace and love

 

When the skies are fallin down

And earthquakes shake this ground

Just put your faith in peace and love, put your faith in peace and love

 

Then you’ll know just who you are

Then you’ll know just who you are

 

When you realize your power

It will be your finest hour

Just put your faith in peace and love, put your faith in peace and love

 

When your on the right road home

Riding towards that golden sun

Just put your faith in peace and love, put your faith in peace and love

 

Oh I believe in, oh I believe in, oh I believe in, Love

 

Got to search your soul within

There you,ll find your central being

Just put your faith in peace and love, put your faith in peace and love

 

(Inspired by The Power of Now: Eckhart Tolle)

 

8…..  Raise Your Glass.

 

What was I thinking, thinking

I don’t know, I don’t know

What was I dreaming, dreaming

I don’t know, I don’t know

 

So raise your glass now

 

A warm summers evening, is’ redeemin

See you glow, see you glow

Live in the moment, the moment

Feel the flow, feel the flow

 

Watch close and listen, listen

Move in slow, move in slow

Open your vision, your vision

We pass and go,we pass and go

 

9…… Old & Wise.

 

It’s the end of the world when your heart stops beatin

When your body gets cold, you start loosing the feelin

But I ain’t gonna die for a long time yet

I’ll be around for a long time, you can bet

 

Well I hope that I grow old and wise

See the Autumn days of my life

With you my love still by my side

Oh I hope that I grow old and wise

 

Don’t wanna overdose like a rockin-roll star

Or choke on my vomit after whiskey in the jar

I’m getting fire in my belly now the older I get

I’m gonna live my life with no regret

 

Don’t wanna burn out like a shooting star

Or end up in a wreckage in a flash sports car

I wanna cruise down the motorway when I’m 75

With my guitar in the back and my woman by my side

 

Well I hope that I grow old and wise

Live the twilight years of my life

With you my love still by my side

Oh I hope that I grow old and wise

 

10…..Time To Get Real.

 

Time, your ahead of your time

You read between the lines, one step ahead of the rest

You lead the way, and I’ll follow your line

You’re just one of a kind, yeh a beautiful mind

 

Its Time to get real,to get a grip of reality

Time for the truth to be told

For the mystery to unfold,yeh  it’s time

 

Time to break free

Loosen the chains, part the sea

Follow your heart, make the blind see

To see through the lies, and the false prophecy

 

Are you ready this time, to walk the line

To follow the signs

Don’t look back to the past

You’ve got to live in this time

Just taste the sweet wine

From the best grape of the vine

Just taste the sweet wine

 

I can see the clouds are clearing

I can see the clear blue skies

I can feel my fear is fading

Blowin away your seeds of doubt

Just cast them out

 

(Written in Ina & Bernard Rexwinkle’s house in Aalten, Holland, my great Dutch friends)

 

11….. Old Bog Road.

 

Seasons change as people come and go

Life and death is the endless flow

Want to find the answers

Want the story to be told

Ain’t gonna quit mining for the gold

 

Wanna find a reason before I go

Before they take my body, down that old bog road

 

You feel it comin when the cold north wind blows

Send a chill right through your bones

Hear the banshee crying through the crackle of the storm

Hear the dogs howling at the moon

 

Wanna find a reason before I go

Before they take my body, down that old bog road

Song Lyrics:  New Horizon album (2007)

1.

Pre destination prayer

 

Everybody’s got a destination

Sometimes happy & sometimes sad

Everybody’s got a destination

Sometimes good,and sometimes bad

 

Understand my friend

You got it comin in the end  (rpt)

(Hope for the glory Amen)

 

Everybody’s got a destination

God only knows the road ahead

Everybody’s got a destination

And your beds already made

 

(middle 8)

 

Everybody’s got a destination

Your life story is already told

Everybody’s got a destination

But getting there is a winding road

 

2.

Come out from within

 

We’re all living in a delusional life

Trapped in the samsara of this world

Chaos, uncertainty, impermanence & fear

Is the nature of this universal game

Like a dancing flame, out in the wind & rain

Your gonna blow out for certain

Your gonna suffer the pain

Karma is gonna get you, if you don’t get there first

 

Chorus:

Got 2 waken up yourself

Time to shed your skin,Got 2 waken up yourself, come out from within

 

Haven’t been to many places

But I don’t care too much anyway

Cos if you go you’ve gotta take yourself

Explore the mind before you sail the seas

Don’t have to go to India

To find yourself within

Don’t have to climb the highest mountain

To wash away your sin

The blind leads the blind

As we walk this earth aimlessly

 

Every heartbeat, is like a heartbeat away

Every second is of precious time

If you’ve done something good

For somebody in this world

then you’ve done something worthwhile

You’re past is like a dream 

 future a fear unseen

You wake up in the night, scared & screaming

Then U realize, your life is full of emptiness

 

3.

Hell in ur own head

 

Well if this is it, it makes no sense at all

Hell in ur own head

Eternal trip a groundhog day

Hell in ur own head

All mixed up words that don’t mean a thing

Hell in ur own head

Your life is played back like a 5 minute film

Hell in ur own head

 

Well take this cup away give me eternal fire

Hell in ur own head

Am I a tortured soul that’s stuck in the mire

Hell in ur own head

A lunatic for endless time

Hell in ur own head

Is this my sentence for all my crimes

Hell in ur own head

 

Well if this is what its all about

We’re all fucked & nobody’s getting out

 

10.

For U and I

 

I see one magpie outside my window

The signs are bad,I don’t wanna go out there no more

The vibes are bad between you and me

This house is filled with a bad energy

Do you get the feeling that we ain’t gonna make it at all

 

Chorus:

When the night comes & darkness about to fall

Are we ready to quit and lose it all

Got to get ourselves out and start breathin again

This ain’t no way for you and I live

 

You see your own little world outside your window

Everyone got there own little reality

Your’s is maybe different than mine

We’re 2 separate worlds that collide

Most people don’t think about it they just let it be

 

See a rainbow in the sky now  the storm  subsiding

I feel the wind has changed maybe there’s hope for us all

Things ain’t that bad when you look what you’ve got

More than enough, more than a lot

Hey look on the bright side, I’m sick of complaining

 

5.

Orbit

 

Spin yourself slowly into my orbit

Spin yourself slowly into my world

U comfort me

With an angels kiss

Send shivers down my spine

As I feel your bliss

 

Spin yourself slowly into my orbit

Spin yourself slowly into my world

Sink or swim

I just want to be with u my love

Like a lighthouse in the night

I’ll guide u in

 

Strange sky under the full moonlight

Like a lover’s eye

Watching me through the clouds

Feel your heartbeat

In my soul to keep

I don’t want to wake up

From this lucid dream

 

Spin yourself slowly into my orbit

Spin yourself slowly into my world

I’ll bury my heart

At the end of your rainbow

I’ll go there in the end

And find gold

 

4.

When will we every be free

 

What about the native American Indian

The cherokee the Sioux, the cheynee the apache

The Navahos & Utes too

They took their land & freedom, killed off the buffollo

Their aim to wipe them out, left them no place left to go

They butchered their women & children, buried their hearts at wounded knee

Turned the white snow to red, with the blood of the cheynee

 

What is this world coming to, I just don’t know

Welcome to the new world order, the white man’s sown

 

Chorus:

 

When will we ever, really be free

When will be ever, really be free

Trapped in a cage of so called democracy

 

When will we ever, really be free

 

They killed off the spirit, evaporate the soul

Turned us all into cyborg robots, under their control

Brainwash our minds with lies, try to put into line

The truth will always suffer, lost through time

History is always told by the conquerers and winners

The losers are betrayed as the evil do’ers & sinners

 

Over 400 years ago in a place called San Salvador

Christopher Columbus landed on the shore

Took the natives all for slaves, turned paradise into desert sand

Nothing much has changed in the empire of the new land

Money is the new God, and that God is greed

The more & more they take, the more & more they need

 

6.

Waitin for U

 

Saw U on the street just the other day, 2 U

might as well have been a million miles away, your hair

Flowing long touched my skin as U passed me by

Sent a shiver down my spine U know it nearly blew my mind

 

Chorus:

I cant stand here forever

Waitin for U   (rpt)

 

Seen this girl on the street just the other day,

She looked into my eyes nearly took my breath away

She could, be my soul mate the one to share the rest of my life

But we passed like 2 strangers

Like 2 ships in the night

 

Going down, to my local fill me up with a feed of drink

When u’r lonely, in the dark of night you’ve got too much time to think

In this bar, same old faces, same old tunes playin, every night

Some people like it like that

But tonight I’ve got to change my life

 

Fade:

I let U slip away    

I let U off my line

But U ain’t gonna get away

Next time

 

11.

Frightening

 

Well I walked to the top of the mountain

Life seems so insignificant below

Closer to the edge

I’m scared of this feelin, I can’t find no place to go

Does that sky really meet that sea

Maybe that’s the place babe where U & me should be

If you’re too scared to fly, just hold my hand, close your eyes

And dream, we’re walkin through the moonlight

 

Chorus:

Cos I’m frightened of life, frightened of love

Frightened of dying, wasting my time

I’m frightened of losing my soul

 

Standing on the edge of something baby

It’s to dangerous, please don’t follow me

Cos my eyes have gone blind to the ones I left behind

And I’ve lost all sight of what’s in front of me

The road is long and the dust I rise

From beneath my feet, will blind the search for me

 

Well my cup of waters empty

And my throats feelin dry

I feel my skins getting older

And I’ve wandered long miles

At the end of the road, I see a shining light

With a smile I walk out of the darkness to find my soul

 

Losin U, Losin my soul

 

12.

Meet U again

 

When our days are finally over

And our time is finally spent

My brothers and my sisters

We all walk this road together

Lets face our own mortality

Not the illusion of this reality

Ain’t nothing gonna last forever

Things just keep on a changing

 

Chorus:

When will I see U again my friend

Something new begins when things come to an end

When will I see U again my friend

One day somewhere I’m gonna meet U again

 

 

It’s gonna take your love to raise me

It’s gonna take your love to heal me

And love will finally conquer

And all good will prevail evil

I’ll walk with U my brothers

I’ll walk with U my sisters

And we’ll all become the dreamers

Imagine all the people

Middle 8:

we’re all born into this life kickin & screamin

And we spend our whole life

Trying to find some meanin in this world

Tryin to seach for something to believe in,  to believe in

 

9.

Lonely Ship

 

I was a sailorman never found myself a wife

Worked my fingers to the bone

I lived a solitude life

Married to the ocean, sailed the seven seas of life

Now I’m old and weather beaten

I’m washed up with the tide

 

Chorus:

The lonely ship is waitin for me

I’m lost at sea

Somebody save me

 

I’ve had many a lovers in every port & town

Broke many of hearts

I could never settle down

I had a gypsy’s soul, kept a wanderin around

Now I’m just a wise old fool

I miss the oceans sound

 

Got to wash my soul in the waters, wash my dirty hands clean

Getting ready for the last voyage

I pray my soul will be redeemed

Like a wave on the ocean, I’ll blend back into the sea

Dissolve into the deep

Into this universal dream

 

7.

Westcoast

 

Chorus:

Headin out 2 the westcoast of America

 

Where dreams turn real in the pacific wind

I’m gonna hit that trail where the girls have golden skin

So Im Headin out 2 the westcoast of America

 

I’m California dreamin, I’m headin out to win

I’ve got this gut feelin, somethings bout to begin

Many have fallen on this yellow brick road

But I’ve had the callin, so I’ve just gotta go

 

Gonna hang out with old hippies, in Haight Street up in San Francisco

Wanna smoke some California grass down in San Diego

 

In the morning I’ll be leavin, I’ll be hittin the road

Headin out the westcoast, to find my silver & gold

I see a new horizon, like a mirage in the sun

In a previous life, I saw how the west was won

 

So I’m headin out 2 the west coast of America(rpt)

Well I’m sick of this rain back in the old homeland

I’m headin straight into the sun, where there’s golden sand

8.

All Souls Alive

 

John Lennon shot in Manhattan

December 8th 1980

A guy called Chapman blew him away

But his spirit still lives with us here today

 

The girl with the beautiful body

She,s just like a snail in a shell

When she gets old, she’s gonna wither and die

And probably end up goin to hell

 

Chorus:

Yeh where all souls alive    (rpt)

 

Too many religions when there,s only one God

Too many decisions to make

Too many wars goin on in this world

Someday they,ll drop all the bombs and blow us all away

Cos everybody wants to be a millionaire

With all that silver & gold

Tonight I just wanna breathe the air

Come on with me baby lets rock ‘n’ roll

 

Yeh we’re movin down the river

All souls tonight,Yeh we,re movin down the river

Rock ‘n’ rollin tonight

Yeh we,re movin,movin,movin

Ah,won,t U move with me

 

13.

New Horizon

 

Wake up now

There’s a new horizon   (rpt)

 

When our day is done

I’ll meet you there 

I’ll meet you there                                                                                                         When our time has come

I’ll meet you there

I’ll meet you there 

 

14.

When the Summers Gone

 

When the summers gone

U and I will sit and cry a little

And we’ll die a little

Like when you’ve lost someone

 

We’ll be forever young

We’ll sit and laugh & drink & fly a little

And your smile will light

Up like the evening sun

 

When U love someone

U will see the sunshine

Out of their eyes, like a morning sunrise

Until thy kingdom come

 

When the summers gone

You and I will sit and cry a little

And we’ll die a little

Like when you’ve lost someone

And now that time has come, to fly

 

LOST IN THE HAZE  (song lyrics)

PEOPLE CALLING ON THE HUMAN RACE LIVING ON THIS PLANET

JUST A TINY SPECK IN SPACE, IMAGINE THERES NO GOD, PEOPLE

NO HEAVEN ABOVE US NO HOLY LORD

PEOPLE ARE U AFRAID TO DIE

TO LEAVE ALL YOUR FAMILY AND LEAVE THIS WORLD BEHIND

PEOPLE UNDER THE MYSTERIOUS SUN THE MOON AND THE STARS

LOOK INTO THE GREAT BEYOUND      PEOPLE

YOU’VE GOT TO FREE YOUR MIND TO SAVE ALL MANKIND

TO SAVE ALL MANKIND

 

WHO ARE WE TO KNOW THE MEANING OF EVERYTHING

WE,RE LOST IN THE HAZE

 

PEOPLE LIVING IN THE WORLD TODAY

SEARCHING FOR SALVATION FIND A GOD FOR U TO PRAY

PEOPLE TELL ME WHAT DO U FEAR SURRONDED BY EVIL

WHEN PARADISE IS NEAR                           PEOPLE

WHO KNOWS WHOS RIGHT OR WRONG

THE ORDINARY MAN THE CHURCH OR THE POLITICIAN

PEOPLE GIVE THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE

I DON’T BELIEVE IN WHAT THEY SAY  repeat

 

RELIGION INCITES DEVISION

THE PEOPLE NEED THE ONE ,THE ONE VISION

SCIENCE IS SPECULATION

WE,RE ALL UNDER INVESTIGATION

MUSIC IS MY FREEDOM MYSPIRITUAL HEALING

MY MUSIC IS MY CREATION LIFE IS MY CELEBRATION

STILL DON’T KNOW WHERE IM GOIN WHERE IM COMING FROM

EVERYDAY PEOPLE WHERE DO WE BELONG

WHERE DO WE BELONG