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LYRICS
1. Glimmer Of Evil

Daylight thins, heavy cloud threatening,

I sense the rain upon the curious wind

Twilight dims with the night beckoning

To face the mistress of this darkness within

 

Scandalized debaucher

She devised my tortured woes,

One look can tear your heart out

Wild and resourceful

She supplies each forceful blow

I’ve go to learn, be a winner, put my faith in the sinner

 

Blame this neon night, this flame,

This sea of light that shines in her eyes like the glimmer of evil

Tonight, the ritual and rites that mystified

Entwine in her eyes like the glimmer of evil

 

Timeless wings carried high on the wind

Insight intensifies this glorious fling

Passion rings through the night till it brings

Fragmented sense derived from spurious things

 

Vandalized, inside

She justifies my highs and lows

Then leaves me broken hearted

Strange how remorse soon grows

But life’s misfortune goes

You’ve got to learn from the riddle, play it safe just a little

 

Blame this neon night, this flame,

This sea of light that shines in her eyes like the glimmer of evil

Tonight, the ritual and rites that mystified

Entwine in her eyes like the glimmer of evil

 

Scandalized debaucher

She devised my tortured woes,

One look can tear your heart out

Wild and resourceful

She supplies each forceful blow

I’ve go to learn, be a winner, put my faith in the sinner

 

Blame this neon night, this flame,

This sea of light that shines in her eyes like the glimmer of evil

Tonight, the ritual and rites that mystified

Entwine in her eyes like the glimmer of evil

 

Blame this neon night, this flame,

This sea of light that shines in her eyes like the glimmer of evil

Tonight, the ritual and rites that mystified

Entwine in her eyes like the glimmer of evil.

 
2. Strange Land

God laid waste

To this forsaken place

Forgotten, disgraced

Lovers lose and win

On the battlegrounds we sin

 

Face to face

A different time and space

I cut to the chase

Another chance is slim

Only I will not give in

 

What my words failed to say

Was “I wanted to stay,

Let me in your arms again,

Take this changed man”

But you don’t feel the same

So my heart takes the blame (living without you)

And my broken dreams remain

In this strange land, far away

 

The rain is like knives

Falling from the skies

Spawning enzymes

Passing through my skin

To the tired heart within

 

Shapes and sights

Raw and infinite

Soothe me inside

Battered, bruised of limb,

As the fight for life begins

 

What my words failed to say

Was “I wanted to stay,

Let me in your arms again,

Take this changed man”.

But you don’t feel the same

So my heart takes the blame (living without you)

And my broken dreams remain

In this strange land, far away.

 

3. High Tide

It’s getting hotter tonight,

We’re riding high on wishing well time,

All in all we know the way it goes

When the fire comes alive,

But sailing into the night

I hear the waves below me cry

To look out below for most of those

Who have sailed The Channel die

 

Throw back the staves we started

Go back, the waves are calling me

To break myself free,

Roll back the maze we charted,

Hold back, the waves are warning me

 

It’s high tide; this charade is over,

Too many lovers have been crossed in your wake,

No fine line stopped you stepping over,

Now any words I had to say

Are lost to the waves

 

For every light in the sky

There is a diamond set in your eyes,

As they shine, they glow, beguile me so

That they cannot be denied,

But you’re a dangerous game,

I’m reaching out to touch the flame,

Though my fingers burnt, I never learnt,

I just could not turn away

 

Throw back the staves we started

Go back, the waves are calling me

To break myself free,

Roll back the maze we charted,

Hold back, the waves are warning me

 

It’s high tide; this charade is over,

Too many lovers have been crossed in your wake,

No fine line stopped you stepping over,

Now any words I had to say

Are lost to the waves.

 

4. What About Me?

Baby, your eyes are like the ocean,

Maybe they’re mirrors of your soul’s honesty

Blue as the shimmering deep

You say, I keep it all inside me,

You wait for warning signs of love in retreat

This is the secret I keep

 

You are amazing

You’re something unbelievable

Something that I can’t describe

You must be crazy

To ask me how I really feel inside

 

What about me?

Well I want you even more,

I couldn’t sleep tonight

I couldn’t cheat the light burning’ from within,

What about me?

Well I’m a prisoner to your flame,

My love will never die

Even if I tried I couldn’t break away

What about me, my love?

What about me?

 

I race to feel your arms around me

I wait to hang on every word that you speak

You’re more than a woman to me

I know that I could never leave you

I glow when every glance from you makes me weak

Baby in you I believe

 

The world is changing,

But some things last forever babe,

Nothing tames a turning tide,

This love’s not ageing

It multiplies as every day goes by

 

What about me?

Well I want you even more,

I couldn’t sleep tonight

I couldn’t cheat the light burning’ from within,

What about me?

Well I’m a prisoner to your flame,

My love will never die

Even if I tried I couldn’t break away

What about me my love?

What about me?

5. Last Of The Lovers

Lonely is the night for the lost ones,

Heavy is the cross to bear,

Love is the shrine, die upon it

Falling from the skies like a love bomb

Tellin’ you do not despair

Hope is alive if you want it,

 

I’ll bring you love in the colours of autumn

I’ll keep you warm, ‘till winter has gone,

I will be there through the springtime that follows,

I will love you all summer long

 

We’re lookin’ down the barrel of a gun

We’re the last of the lovers

Now we stand to testify, this crime is done

Undercover of the night

I don’t wanna face the time to come

Live and die like the others

I don’t wanna taste the spineless lies to come,

Tonight, we’re the last of the lovers

 

Shattered by the sound of the thunder

Echoed in the dark despair

Fight for the rights cast asunder

But something in the light makes you wonder,

Cuttin’ through the dress she wears,

Unchains the might of the hunger

 

I’ll bring you love in the colours of autumn

I’ll keep you warm, till winter has gone,

I will be there through the springtime that follows,

I will love you all summer long

 

We’re lookin’ down the barrel of a gun

We’re the last of the lovers

Now we stand to testify, this crime is done

Undercover of the night

I don’t wanna face the time to come

Live and die like the others

I don’t wanna taste the spineless lies to come,

Tonight, we’re the last of the lovers.

 

6. Outlawed And Notorious

It can be fatal or leave your life in tatters,

For you can howl like the wind

But it doesn’t move that mountain,

Plead, but what is brittle shatters,

Unto the gun smoke give in

 

Bury the soul returning

Into the night I’m burning,

There can be no mistake

So run ‘till daybreak

 

Outlawed and notorious

The wild-eyed and the glorious,

We are creatures of light, haunted men of extremes

Outlawed and notorious,

Hell rides with the furious,

We are those who decide history

 

Here at the table

 

I see the people scatter,

But to the stone faced within

You could hear a pin drop,

Someone screamed

As I drew back the hammer

To let the carnage begin

 

Bury the soul returning

Into the night I’m burning

There can be no mistake

So run ‘till daybreak

 

Outlawed and notorious

The wild-eyed and the glorious,

We are creatures of light, haunted men of extremes

Outlawed and notorious,

Hell rides with the furious,

We are those who decide history…

 

7. Scarlet And The Grey

She waits alone amidst her fears

And time moves on a thousand years,

Far, far, far away,

The man-child is raised; She calls “The One”

 

He does not know she is his queen,

This nameless face within his dreams

But far, far, far away

He’s drawn by the name she whispers

 

Scarlet and the grey

Immortal stone,

She bathed in flames, the ageless one,

Inside a comet of purest starlight,

Scarlet and the grey,

The flesh and bone

Remains unchanged, the past is gone

Until the vision returns this way

Scarlet and the grey

 

He knows he’s been this way before,

Not in this life but one for sure

And far, far, far away

He traces each step toward her

 

Scarlet and the grey

Immortal stone,

She bathed in flames, the ageless one,

Inside a comet of purest starlight,

Scarlet and the grey,

The flesh and bone

Remains unchanged, the past is gone

Until the vision returns this way

Scarlet and the grey

 

His face confirms her greatest fears

The flames replace the thousand years

Far, far, far away,

The stars burn as fate destroys her

 

Scarlet and the grey

Immortal stone,

She bathed in flames, the ageless one,

Inside a comet of purest starlight,

Scarlet and the grey,

The flesh and bone

Remains unchanged, the past is gone

Until the vision returns this way

Scarlet and the grey.

 

8. Heart Like a Lion

As a midnight breeze from a silent cove

Flickers candles through the night

You look to the ocean in the depths of your soul for a torch to light

Through the restless eaves of your cliffside home

Comes a voice you can’t describe

It whispers in echoes from the beach to the coast as you close your eyes

 

Where do you run to now?

You’re all alone at night

Who can you turn to now?

Until the dawn arrives

 

Until now, this heart like a lion

Has faced the storm when broken dreams have scarred its endless flight

For until now, this heart like a lion

Has chased the dawn across the sea of love’s relentless tides

The fire still burns so bright

This heart like a lion

 

As the hour chimes out to an empty room

You are barefoot in the fields

You run from the shadows by the light of the moon as your senses reel

To your sacred cliffs looking out to sea, this the lover’s rendezvous

Touched by the ocean with the wind in your hair in the light of truth

 

I know where you run to now?

You’re all alone at night

I know who you turn to now?

Until the dawn arrives

 

Until now, this heart like a lion

Has faced the storm when broken dreams have scarred its endless flight

For until now, this heart like a lion

Has chased the dawn across the sea of love’s relentless tides

The fire still burns so bright

This heart like a lion.

9. Black Shadows

So you cry yourself to sleep

In places no one sees you weep,

Who can wipe those tears away?

To the silent stars you pray,

Painful secrets underneath,

Ones you fight so hard to keep,

When your senses feel betrayed

Your shell lies open once again,

 

Love is blind today

But innocence will find a way

To turn the darkness of this plight

Into light,

 

Until the black shadows die

Upon the cross of broken love,

Until the black shadows blind

These indifferent eyes,

Black shadows hide

Until the rose has opened up,

Then one by one with each sunrise

The black shadows die

 

You could be miles away from me,

It’s your private fantasy,

So much harder to pretend

When this nightmare never ends,

Trust in me, I’ll light the way,

Turn this twilight into day,

Don’t look back, look straight ahead,

I will guide your every step,

 

The lover’s fire remains

But pretty soon it dies away,

So I’ll do all I can to fight,

From tonight…

 

Until the black shadows die

Upon the cross of broken love,

Until the black shadows blind

These indifferent eyes,

Black shadows hide

Until the rose has opened up,

Then one by one with each sunrise

The black shadows die.

 

10. Who Do You Want To Love?

I told you when we started

“I’m yours ‘till the end of time,

This life or death departed,

There’s no finality line”

 

I know these things are charted

By stars under heaven’s eyes

Their secrets are safely guarded

Till revealed when the fates decide

 

Who do you want to love?

Who will it be?

Will it be him or me baby?

Who do you want to love again?

Who do you want to love?

 

The first time that I saw you

I knew deep within my heart

That I’d been waiting for you

That we should never be apart

 

I’ve found my patience calling

True love takes a while to grow

But time waits for no one darling

Tell me now for I need to know

 

The lights go down

On this vaudeville clown

So he screams

“Now what will it be,

Rejection is such.

I would be crushed.

I want to know now.

Who do you want to love?

 

11. Far Beyond The World

I will love you ‘till the mountains in this land have turned to dust

Till the wheels of time have ceased to move and rust

For I will tame the mighty oceans if you tell me that I must

I am proud to be the one in which you trust

 

Won’t you please believe me darling

When you caught me I was falling

And you helped me find the way to your heart

Now it seems that for a lifetime I have worshipped from afar

But my heart is yours no matter where you are

 

You are my soul

You are the endless light,

And I will love you ‘till the stars fall from the sky

And when I’m gone

Lady you will still hear my words

For this love will go on

Far beyond the world

 

It was hell before I met you

Cold and somber was the night

In the darkness was blind to see the light

On a cold and fateful misty morning

Turned my face towards the sky

And I realized the sun rose in your eyes

 

Won’t you please believe me darling

When you caught me I was crawling

Through the barren wastes that tore me apart

But I see the light is dawning

And my world is where you are

It’s a second chance, and a brand new way to start

 

You are my soul

You are the endless light,

And I will love you ‘till the stars fall from the sky

And when I’m gone

Lady you will still hear my words

For this love will go on

Far beyond the world…

 

12. The Soldier (Bonus Track)

Shapes in the mind of a far away soldier

Scroll and rewind every reel of his life

As an enemy marksman just half a mile over,

Chambers the cartridge, adjusting his sights

 

Day turns to night for this far away soldier

Alone in the darkness with ghosts from his past

Simply turning back time would not vanquish the Trojans

We each walk the line that our destiny casts

 

I can remember that once in our lifetime

We burned like the embers, as lovers on fire

Eyes full of memories sublime and delirious

Carried along by the thrill of our lives

 

Flames reaching out ebb and flow like the ocean,

Dancing and spiraling into the black,

Falling to earth without sound or commotion

The mother of life takes her beloved back

 

Time, hope and tenderness, fall by the wayside,

We yearn for the laughter through tear stained eyes

Lies, love and envy at times much too serious

Battered and torn by the will of the tide

 

Closes his eyes, with his dreams for a moment,

Cradled at peace as the centuries pass

If he wakes up to find he might do it all over

Would he have the sense to know when to turn back?

 
 
FAR BEYOND THE WORLD - 2001
Release Date: December 10, 2001

Label: Frontiers Records (FR CD 099)

Producer: Gary Hughes

Tracklisting:

All songs written by Gary Hughes.

European Version (Frontiers Records FR CD 099)

    1.Glimmer Of Evil - 5:48
    2.Strange Land - 5:13
    3.High Tide - 5:46
    4.What About Me - 5:34
    5.Last Of The Lovers - 6:11
    6.Outlawed And Notorious - 6:37
    7.Scarlet And The Grey - 5:29
    8.Heart Like A Lion - 5:16
    9.Black Shadows - 5:29
    10.Who Do You Want To Love - 5:44
    11.Far Beyond The World - 5:09

Asian version (Victor Records VICP-61653)

    1.Scarlet and the Grey – 5:29
    2.Strange Land – 5:13
    3.What About Me? – 5:34
    4.Glimmer of Evil – 5:48
    5.Last of the Lovers – 6:11
    6.Heart Like a Lion – 5:16
    7.Black Shadows – 5:29
    8.High Tide – 5:46
    9.Far Beyond the World – 5:09
    10.Who Do You Want to Love? – 5:44
    11.Outlawed and Notorious – 6:37

 

Asian version (Victor Records VICP-61653) adds

    12.The Soldier – 6:11

Personnel:

    Gary Hughes – vocals
    Vinny Burns – guitars
    John Halliwell – guitars
    Steve McKenna – bass guitar
    Paul Hodson – keyboards
    Greg Morgan – drums

Production:

    Mixing – Tommy Newton
    Engineer – Paulo Melo
    Additional Engineering – Audu Obaje, Ray Brophy, Vinny

    Burns and Gary Hughes