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HERE BE MONSTERS - 2022
Release Date: February 18, 2022

Label:  Frontiers Records (FR CD 1192)

 

Producer: Gary Hughes

 

Tracklisting:

All songs written by Gary Hughes.

  

  1. Fearless - 6:53

  2. Chapter And Psalm - 8:18

  3. Hurricane - 4:35

  4. Strangers On A Distant Shore - 6:07

  5. The Dream That Fell To Earth - 6:25

  6. The Miracle Of Life - 5:48

  7. Anything You Want - 4:47

  8. Immaculate Friends - 5:19

  9. Follow Me Into The Fire - 7:11

  10. The Longest Time - 4:55

  11. Hurricane (Bonus Mix) - Japanese Edition - 4:35

Personnel:

  Gary Hughes – vocals, guitars, backing vocals
  Dann Rosingana – guitars, Lead guitars
  Steve Grocott – guitars, Lead guitars

  Darrel Treece-Birch – keyboards, Programming
  Steve Mckenna – bass guitar


    Markus Kullman – drums and percussion

Production:

    Produced by Gary Hughes and Dennis Ward
  Mixing – Dennis Ward

 
FEATURED VIDEOS
 
LYRICS

1. Fearless

She was born on the breeze so the legends say

A storm of a tease kept the wolves at bay

She grew like a queen, a sight to behold

Such a goddess but a thief of your heart and soul

 

The night is for lovers when the darkness comes

 

In time she was blown from the western plains

Her power over thunder and lightning reigned

A pure force of nature no man could own

For the beauty or the beast was beyond control

 

This light is for lovers when the darkness comes

 

Signs to remember, finding true love

Diamond chasing all this time

Caught up in her calicos

Sighs fan the embers, lighting you up

Hands embrace beyond this night forever

 

Fearless tonight, in the darkness she waits

Peerless, sublime, mark my words, this is true

Sheer by design, is the love she creates

Like a lantern should revere the sun

The enchantment I once feared becomes

Fearless tonight

 

A man from the east stakes a gold rush claim

A peace loving town till the darkness came

The guns and the drums, the screams down below,

With the dogs, where the demons and the gods won't go

 

This light is for lovers when the darkness comes

 

Signs to remember, finding true love

Diamond chasing all this time

Caught up in her calicos

Sighs fan the embers, lighting you up

Hands embrace beyond this night forever

 

Fearless tonight, in the darkness she waits

Peerless, sublime, mark my words, this is true

Sheer by design, is the love she creates

Like a lantern should revere the sun

The enchantment I once feared becomes

Fearless tonight

 

Signs to remember, finding true love

Diamond chasing all this time

Caught up in her calicos

Sighs fan the embers, lighting you up

Hands embrace beyond this night forever

 

Fearless tonight, in the darkness she waits

Peerless, sublime, mark my words, this is true

Sheer by design, is the love she creates

Like a lantern should revere the sun

The enchantment I once feared becomes

Fearless tonight

 

The night is for lovers when the darkness comes

2. Chapter And Psalm

We are the last; we're the guardians of time

Born in the past with our future to defined

Heed this compass my love

Here be monsters my love...

 

Dawn cracks the sky as we sail with the tide

Drawn to the light, no surrender we cry

This endeavour my love

Is forever my love…

 

We sail where the law's unbending

Our main brace strong and invincible

These veil-like claws descend, enshroud

 

Sail the seven seas of wonder

Burn the ships, we smite and plunder

Trail the seasons out

Masters at arms again

Tidal born, the quest lies reeving

Ride the storms, the crest rise cleaving

Coast to coast we rout

Capture, becalm then end

Chapter and psalm again

 

Chase the horizon, we sail of the charts

Mercury rising, the whale and the shark

From the embers my love

We remember, my love...

 

Masters of tides navigate from the heart

Hunt and collide, ride the waves by the stars

For this tempest my love

It is endless my love...

 

No white-winged doves ascending

No parley, no flag of peace and love

You're tale is done, there's no way out

 

Sail the seven seas of wonder

Burn the ships, we smite and plunder

Trail the seasons out

Masters at arms again

Tidal born, the quest lies reeving

Ride the storms, the crest rise cleaving

Coast to coast we rout

Capture, becalm then end

Chapter and psalm again...

3. Hurricane

Don't turn away, why won't you stay

Words from the heart falling cold on my skin

Life deals a fate that's so hard to take

This killer strikes from within

 

I'm like a wraith now, who cries for the others crawling

I drift through life remembering

This bitter taste lasts far beyond wise words and brothers’ warnings

There's no one left here to blame

 

I'm fading like the winter sun

Lost in the Hurricane

This shadow song has been sung to long

I've traded all my principles

I'll never love again

I don't belong here now, with thieves and lovers

 

Rhymes on the page, ghosts on the stave

Between the lines only the spectres engage

Time slips away, ticks louder each day

We live and die on a whim

 

Too much to take now, one flies whilst another's falling

Tendrils of life condemn the day

Nature's embrace now, thunder and lightning, a mother's calling

There are no words left to say

 

I'm fading like the winter sun

Lost in the Hurricane

This shadow song has been sung to long

I've traded all my principles

I'll never love again

I don't belong here now, with thieves and lovers

4. Strangers On A Distant Shore

Falling down to earth in flames

Bleeding hearts in endless rage

Battle stars concede and gain

Blood on pages, signed and stained

Echo in one last refrain

Hollow words don't heal the same

 

"Repeat after me... I'm in love with you"

"Repeat after me... I'm in love with you"

"I'm in love with you"

 

When the world is upside down

You're alone and not a sole around

Nothing's what is was before

In the staves but on a different chord

When your world turns inside out

Waking up to find your dreams are doubts

Now we find ourselves at war

We are strangers on a distant shore

 

Battle shields as shots engage

Locked on target, out of range

Cast the stone, no enemies to blame

Sudden shifts in climate change

Thoughtless words and actions maim

I convince myself I'm sane

 

"Repeat after me... I'm in love with you"

"Repeat after me... I'm in love with you"

"I'm in love with you"

 

When the world is upside down

You're alone and not a sole around

Nothing's what is was before

In the staves but on a different chord

When your world turns inside out

Waking up to find your dreams are doubts

Now we find ourselves at war

We are strangers on a distant shore

 

"Repeat after me... I'm in love with you"

"Repeat after me... I'm in love with you"

"I'm in love with you"

5. The Dream That Fell To Earth

I can’t let her go

I don't need to know where she's from

Of the blinding stars in space and time there isn't one that shines like her

She came from the storm

She landed a torn, weathered bomb

But tonight against the odds I find I hold the dream that fell to earth

I can’t let her go

 

9.15 P.M, I'm driving home again

You see I'm alone

Just around the bend the storm was moving in

I'm 3 miles from home

Rain was crashing down, then lights behind the clouds

The sky cracked and warped

Can't remember when the thunder struck again

But lightning had forked

 

I shut off the engine, stalled

I saw the spacecraft, I watched it fall,

I saw it crash-land; I watched her crawl from the flames

 

I can’t let her go

I don't need to know where she's from

Of the blinding stars in space and time there isn't one that shines like her

She came from the storm

She landed a torn, weathered bomb

But tonight against the odds I find I hold the dream that fell to earth

I can’t let her go

 

Gazing in despair, at twisted metal, flares and bright burning rock     

Found her lying there, so helpless, cold and scared, alive but in shock

Carried her away to safety and escaped, the truth we exscind

She destroyed her ship, the evidence of which was blown to the wind

 

I shut off the engine, stalled

I saw the spacecraft, I watched it fall

I saw it crash-land; I watched her crawl from the flames

 

I can’t let her go

I don't need to know where she's from

Of the blinding stars in space and time there isn't one that shines like her

She came from the storm

She landed a torn, weathered bomb

But tonight against the odds I find I hold the dream that fell to earth

I can’t let her go

6. The Miracle Of Life

You and I alone at twilight time

With the lunar devil moon climbing slowly in the sky

Slipping off your dress, the pale moonlight

Lingers softly on your skin, tracing shadows from behind

 

Something in your eyes that words could never say

Nothing can describe or stop this taking place

Perfect in a light the gods would never fade

Biblical desire to mate

 

It's the miracle of life I'm feeling

At the pinnacle, the finite seeds remain

Indivisible, the timeline leads the way

Every heartbeat is golden

It's the miracle of life I'm feeling

This empirical device-like feed sustains   

Metaphysical, beyond our dreams, conveyed

In a fragment of DNA

 

Rising like the storms of old she sighs

Breaks the silence when she screams and the passion never lies

Time invites the dawn through warm pool eyes

Till the sunset in the west this horizon never dies

 

Coded in the past, evolving every day

Molecular strands of timeless DNA

Synthesising genes, designed to replicate

Maps in human themes are made

 

It's the miracle of life I'm feeling

At the pinnacle, the finite seeds remain

Indivisible, the timeline leads the way

Every heartbeat is golden

It's the miracle of life I'm feeling

This empirical device-like feed sustains   

Metaphysical, beyond our dreams, conveyed

In a fragment of DNA

7. Immaculate Friends

Timeless scenes under neon

Nights where dreams never end

And days like these blood the young guns blazing

 

Feel that beat, unforgiving

Tireless heat, die to live

We're raised on streets where the thunder rages

 

Hold back the night

Keep the darkness waiting

While the home fire still rages this love remains

 

Setting the world alight

Put on a show again

Tear this place apart tonight

My immaculate friends

Ready the girls and guys

Re-write a story's end

Bury broken hearts tonight

From disastrous blends

To immaculate friends

 

You and me

Are the final fantasy, unrelenting

Wild and free, you and I don't fake it

 

Climb with me, we ascend in

Ecstasy, if you give your heart to me

Baby I won't break it

 

Hold back the night

Keep the darkness waiting

For when all else has faded this love remains

 

Setting the world alight

Put on a show again

Tear this place apart tonight

My immaculate friends

Ready the girls and guys

Re-write a story's end

Bury broken hearts tonight

From disastrous blends

To immaculate friends

8. Anything You Want

There was only you, the jewel in a crowded room

For when you walked by you hypnotised

I was obsessed with you

Nothing I could do, could not take my eyes off you

You drove me wild, then lost, beguiled

I was already doomed

 

Anything you want

Anything you need

Anything at all can come from loving me

Anything you want

Anything you need

Anything at all can come from loving me

 

It seems that loving you is all that I want to do

We clicked somehow, a switch came down

Now it's my only truth

I fell in love with you now I've gotta see it through

I'm stunned in ways I can't explain

I'm simply all consumed

 

Anything you want

Anything you need

Anything at all can come from loving me

Anything you want

Anything you need

Anything at all can come from loving me

 

Anything you want, I will find a way

Anything you want, I wont hesitate

You unlocked a door to my heart

I'd been sealing come what may

Nothing I could do, I belong to you

 

There was only you, the jewel in a crowded room

For when you walked by you hypnotised

I was obsessed with you

Nothing I could do, could not take my eyes off you

You drove me wild, then lost, beguiled

I was already doomed

 

Anything you want

Anything you need

Anything at all can come from loving me

Anything you want

Anything you need

Anything at all can come from loving me

 

It seems that loving you is all that I want to do

We clicked somehow, a switch came down

Now it's my only truth

 

Anything you want

Anything you need

Anything at all can come from loving me

Anything you want

Anything you need

Anything at all can come from loving me

9. Follow Me Into The Fire

You doubt love?

Follow me into the fire

Deep in your heart, feel that love

Try to control your desire and leave whole

Without love

Lowdown, it's a hard life

You drown, in disguise, under cover

This town wields a sharp knife

These clowns can go to hell with the others

No lie, it's a scared life

Sometimes things can die undiscovered

You scream, for the last rites

To dream and leave the devil in the gutter 

 

With the beginnings of a notion in your head it's quizzical

You find a spirit of emotion there instead that's physical

 

You doubt love?

Follow me into the fire

Deep in your heart, feel that love

Try to control your desire and leave whole

Without love

Follow me into the fire

Speak from your heart, free that dove

Light up your soul, it's the pyre that leads home

Tender love, that's enough

For anyone

 

Free fall onto hard times

We crawl on our knees and we shudder

This wall is just a landslide

We claw above disease and recover

True love throws a lifeline

To seas on which we sail and discover

You scream at such a high tide

To steer without a sail or a rudder

 

With both and an angel and a devil in your head it's cynical

The devil whispers but the angel's in you bed, it's clinical

 

You doubt love?

Follow me into the fire

Deep in your heart, feel that love

Try to control your desire and leave whole

Without love

Follow me into the fire

Speak from your heart, free that dove

Light up your soul, it's the pyre that leads home

Tender love, that's enough

For anyone

 

10. The Longest Time

When the light fails the day, we silently wait

Long enough to hear love's winter song

Then as time slips away in tireless embrace

Dawn and dusk reveals the splintered throng

 

Getting closer now than ever in this world changing bliss

Much deeper and beyond the lips I kiss

 

My heart beats in time with the love I feel tonight

The twilight hears

Every lark has a song

The stars peer and shine on a love revered, entwined

I cried my tears in the dark

For the longest time

 

In the half light decay, our hands guide the way

Feed the fire

The power of flesh and bone

In your eyes rise the flames in tidal refrains

Breathing life where once was only stone

 

What if every thousand lifetimes captured moments like this

I die the thousand times that you might live

 

My heart beats in time with the love I feel tonight

The twilight hears

Every lark has a song

The stars peer and shine on a love revered, entwined

I cried my tears in the dark

For the longest time

 

If tonight could last forever and these dreams never lift

I'd cherish every moment of this gift

 

My heart beats in time with the love I feel tonight

The twilight hears

Every lark has a song

The stars peer and shine on a love revered, entwined

I cried my tears in the dark

For the longest time