TIME STAYS, WE GO

 

TRAIN WITH NO NAME


Love gather your rosebuds while you may
'Cause once the night arrives it's here to stay

We know there's -
We know there's no turning back
And the road ahead -
The road ahead is burnt to black

We're on a train with no name.

 

THROUGH THE DEEP, DARK WOOD


Well she said "Baby, come on and take my hand
You know that lately you've been my only man
And all I've wanted is for you to see
So come on now my love and take a walk with me -

Through the deep, dark wood."

Love lay your hand upon my chest 
- No I can't go back
No this love ain't like the rest
- No I can't go back
Now there's no more to love than this 
- No I can't go back.


Well now baby, I feel you coming on
We've spent a lifetime getting our love all wrong
She said "There's no need
Come on it won't take long -

And the dreams are strange but good
Through the deep, dark wood."

Love lay your hand upon my chest 
- No I can't go back
No this love ain't like the rest
- No I can't go back
Now there's no more to love than this 
- No I can't go back.




BIRDS


Through the charred black winter trees
I hear their voices sing to me
Fearsome Blackbirds crying high
That there'll be no warning when I die
And some lonesome Sparrow saying
"Don't you know that you're gone forever when you go."

Oh and I hear them calling 
From my window every morning
"Your life dear boy means nothing"
Say the birds
The birds
The birds.


Then by the willow I did see
A swarm of buzzing, honey bees
Well good morning honey bees I cried
But to me they offered no reply
And that fearsome blackbird answered instead:
"Boy there's now a price put on your head."

Oh and I hear them calling 
From my window every morning
"Your life dear boy means nothing"
Say the birds
The birds
The birds.


No use hiding in the water
No using hiding in the square
No those eyes are looking for you everywhere.

Well you'll be glad my love to hear
One morning they did all disappear
Tired of all the summer rain
They made a nest inside my brain
But don't worry darling, pay it no mind - true friends like these are hard to find.

Now I no longer hear them calling
From my window every morning
My life at last means something
Say the birds
The birds
The birds.



THE PEARL


There's no time to explain
I'm leaving on the last train
Yeah I'm heading out in grand style
And I'm thinking I might be a while

I'm looking out for the pearl -
The one who'll come to rule the world.

She's 19 in blue jeans
Don't even know what loving means
But she's trying hard to get some
And her mind is coming undone

She's looking out for the pearl
The one who'll come to rule the world.

Hard to tell how it all ends
Where the road forks and where the road bends
So heartsick I can hardly speak
Yeah this road will be the death of me

I'm looking out for the pearl
The one who'll come to rule the world.



OUT FROM THE VALLEY & INTO THE STARS


I'd had enough of the valley
So I took a walk down to Vincent Street
Thinking there might be somebody
Hanging around there to make me complete

But I walked round there for hours
And there was no one that I could see
Nothing but 3 gutter flowers
All singing "Oh pretty darling, move on pretty darling."

So I walked back to the valley
And there was still nothing there but weeds
And my girl long, tall Sally
Just said "Baby it's all free with me"

So I sailed out to the island
Lay on my back staring at the stars
And they all danced up above me
All singing "Oh pretty darling, go home pretty darling."

So I sailed back from the island
And I stood there now just skin and bones
Hoping to say "Hey Sally -
Well come on then let's give it a go."

But Sally'd gone and got married
And I sat up in that house alone
Looking back out across the valley
And singing "Oh pretty darling, oh pretty darling."



CANDY APPLE RED


I can't go back
No the chance has passed
Time's a one way track
And now I can't go back

It took me by surprise
How the time just flies
In my baby's eyes
And in between those thighs

No I won't forget my baby darling

She make me wet my lips
When she swaying her hips
She got that good luck charm
Hanging down one arm

And when her head goes back
Well everything goes black
And the sky it bled
Candy apple red.

No I won't forget my baby darling.

Don't you remember me.
Don't you remember me.
 


SIGN OF YOUR LOVE


Don't say goodbye
Don't you release me
Turn up the light and show me the sign of your - 

I know you said you won't believe it till you reach out and touch it
Now show me the sign of your love

Show me the sign of your love.


Ain't no light high above my head
And no fire burning down below
I got a voice could raise the dead
And pile the desert high with snow

Think there's an ending coming soon
I can hear it buzzing in the air
The dogs are howling at the moon
And I'm too lost in love to care

Don't say goodbye
Don't you release me
Turn up the light and show me the sign of your - 

I know you said you won't believe it till you reach out and touch it
Now show me the sign of your love

Show me the sign of your love
.



TURN FROM THE RAIN


He married young
All rather at his bride's insistence 
And he played it dumb
And walked the line of least resistance

And paid no mind
To this and that nor phoney answers
Feared going blind
Mama's heart and daddy's cancers

Turn from the rain
For all the good it done you
Turn from the rain
You might as well have gone through

I'll try my hand at another one
All things must pass that stand beneath the sun
Oh Lord.


And he felt the truth
Was unknown to him so why try pretending
And he raised the roof
To see there'd be no happy endings

He howled in the night
Waiting on that return of Saturn
Well I tell you son
That either way it will not matter

Turn from the rain
For all the good it done you
Turn from the rain
You might as well have gone through

I'll try my hand at another one
All things must pass that stand beneath the sun
Oh Lord.



ANOTHER NIGHT ON EARTH


I went out walking in the night under the cover of a riot
And I came upon a faded sign and then everything went quiet
It said "Thou Shalt Not Enter Here"
And "Thou Shalt Know Only Hollow Answers"
And so I headed home alone to mama's ghost and daddy's cancers

Is it worth it if I get hurt
Just for another night on this earth?


You've never really felt at home but, buddy, is it any wonder
When if the world could have Her way she'd knock you dead and drag you under?
Do we just not matter at all or is it that the Gods are insane
And are these the troubles of the universe or just the troubles of the human brain?

And is it worth it if I get hurt
Just for another night on this earth?


I tried to write it in a song
I tried to put it in a letter
But love, no matter what I've done I don't know nothing any better

Think I've been waiting long enough
And it's time you gave it all to me straight
I won't be round here very long and can't you tell that the hour is getting late

Love is it worth it if I get hurt juts for another night on this earth?

I hope I don't go 'til I've seen everything
I hope I don't go 'til I've felt everything
I hope I don't go 'til I've seen everything
I hope I don't go 'til I've felt everything.