Tracks

01. Man On The Silver Mountain
02. Self Portrait
03. Black Sheep Of The Family
04. Catch The Rainbow
05. Snake Charmer
06. Temple Of The King
07. If You Don't Like Rock N Roll
08. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
09. Still I'm Sad



01. Man On The Silver Mountain

I'm a wheel, I'm a wheel
I can roll, I can feel
And you can't stop me turning
Cause I'm the sun, I'm the sun
I can move, I can run
But you'll never stop me burning
Come down with fire
Life my spirit higher
Someone's screaming my name
Come and make me holy again

I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the day, I'm the day
I can show you the way
And look I'm right beside you
I'm the night, I'm the night
I'm the dark and the light
With eyes that see inside you
Come down with fire
Life my spirit higher
Someone's screaming my name
Come and make me holy again

I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the man on the silver mountain
Come down with fire
Life my spirit higher
Someone's screaming my name
Come and make me holy again

I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the man on the silver mountain
Just look at me and listen
I'm the man, the man, give you my hand
Come down with fire
Life my spirit higher
I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the man on the silver mountain
I'm the night and the light
I'm the black and the white
The man on the silver mountain


02. Self Portrait

Paint me a picture
And hand it on the wall
Colour it darkly
The lines must start to crawl
Down

Spin me around and around
Draw me away
To the night from the day
Leave not a trace to be found
Down

Nothing is real
But the way that I feel
And I feel like going
Down

Paint me a picture
Of eyes that never see
With flaskes of lightning
That burn for only me
Hey

There's only the devil to pay
I'm ready to go
Pull me down from below
Give me a place I can lay
Hey

Nothing is real
But the way that I feel
And I feel like going down
Down


03. Black Sheep Of The Family

I got nothing in my head
Got a floor for a bed
The future's at the bottom of a tea cup
I got a half a pair of shoes
And no time to lose
I'm wondering when I'm going to wise up
So Fortune shine your light on me and my clothes
Cause we need some security
You get a little bad luck
And it grows and it grows

I'm the black sheep of the family
I've got half a pound of rice
A beard full of lice
A mission called retrogression
I got pocket full of dust
And eating is a must

You want to make a good impression
So Fortune shine your light on me and my dog
Cause we need some security
While all the folks are living high up the hill

I'm the black sheep of the family
Don't talk to me about society
You got to play the rules
Or pay the penalty
Because a hand full of blues
Double indemnity
The hour was gone
And my shadow's getting long
My real life's a song on me
But I've got an ache in my head
I want to go to bed
Tomorrow I don't have to wake up

So Wisdom shine your light on me and my knees

Cause it's true what they say about familiarity
There's nothing good this way
And it's true what they say
I'm the black sheep of the family


04. Catch The Rainbow

When evening falls
She'll run to me
Like whispered dreams
Your eyes can't see
Soft and warm
She'll touch my face
A bed of straw
Against the lace

We believed we'd catch the rainbow
Ride the wind to the sun
Sail away or ships of wonder
But life's not a wheel

With chains made of steel
So bless me come the down
Come the down

We believed we'd catch the rainbow
Ride the wind to the sun
Sail away on ships of wonder
But life's not a wheel


05. Snake Charmer

Old hollow eyes
Got no ties
Walking by the light of the moon
A pair of shiney boots
With strings and flutes
Rising like a crazy balloom
Close your door
He's on the loose
Here he comes
No hope for you
Oh Shake Charmer

Hey mystery man
What's your plan
I've got to tell the world
To beware you don't care
He'll hypnotize you
And tell you lies
He's hiding at the top of the stairs
Close your door
I see him coming out
There's no hope for you
Oh Snake Charmer
Shake Charmer

Hey fancy face
Got no place
Living from a hole in the ground
Old sparkle eyes
He never cries
One step ahead of the hounds
Close your door
He's on his way
He's coming out of the shadows now
There's no hope for you
Oh Snake Charmer
Shake Charmer

Old hollow eyes
Got no ties
Play your strings and flutes
Mystery man what's your plan
Snake Charmer
He'll harm you


06. Temple Of The King

One day in the year of the fox
Came a time remembered well
When the strong young man of the rising sun
Heard the tolling of the great black bell
One day in the year of the fox
When the bell began to ring
Meant the time had come
For one to go
To the temple of the king

There in the middle of the circle he stands
Searching, seeking
With just one touch of his trembling hand
The answer will be found
Daylight waits while the old man sings
Heaven help me
And then like the rush of the thousand wings
It shines upon the one
And the day had just begun
One day in the year of the fox
Came a time remembered well
When the strong young man of the rising sun
Heard the tolling of the great black bell
One day in the year of the fox
When the bell began to sing
Meant the time had come
For one to go
To the temple of the king

There in the middle of the people he stands
Seeing, feeling
With just a wave of a strong right hand
He's gone to the temple of the king
Far from the circle at the edge of the world
He's hoping, wondering
Thinking back on the stories he's heard
Of what he's going to see
There in the middle of the circle it lies
Heaven help me
Then all could see by the shine in his eyes
The answer had been found
Back with the people in the circle he stands
Giving, feeling
With just one touch of a strong right hand
They know of the temple and the king


07. If You Don't Like Rock N Roll

You'd never know there was some music playing
Until you talked your way inside the door
And then a sound like rolling thunder
Begins to push you right through the floor
And there's a great white sign
With big black letters
That just about explains it all
If you don't like rock'n'roll
Then it's too late now
Well it's too late now

Of course there was the usual lady
And she was dressed the way the stories tell
So being cool I made a move to grab her
But you could see she read the story well
And then she wipped out a card
With big black letters
That just about explained it all
Well if you don't like rock'n'roll
If you don't like rock'n'roll
Well if you don't like rock'n'roll
Then you're too late now
Well you're too late now


08. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves

It's only been an hour
Since he locked her in the tower
The time has come
He must be undone
By the morning

Many times before
The tyrant's opened up the door
Then someone cries
Still we close our eyes
Not again

Meet me when the sun is in the western skies
The fighting must begin before another someone dies
Cross bows in the fire light
Greensleeves waving
Madman raving
Through the shattered night

Flames are getting higher
Make it leap unto the spire
Draw bright down
Cut it to the ground
We shall dance around the fire

No more night
We have seen the light
Let it shine on bright
Hang him higher


09. Still I'm Sad

See the stars come fallin' down the sky
Gently passing, they kiss your tear drops dry
See the wind come, softly blow
Your hair from your face
And the rain comes falling down
In it's crazy way
Still I'm sad

For myself my tears just fall in the dust
As I search in the night and find they're lost
See the wind come gently blow
Time into my heart
And the rain comes falling down
While we're apart
Still I'm sad

See the stars come joining down from the skies
Gently passing they kiss your tears when you cry
See the wind of summer blow your hair upon your head
See the rain, the falling rain, it's rain
Still I'm sad

Oh my flowers, my tears are falling two days
They are driving the night profound, they are lost
Flower, flower the wind is blowing
Time into my heart
When the wind blows hard, we are apart
Still I'm sad