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LYRICS
1. Endless Symphony

Phrasing,

Refraining,

Staccato in lines on vermillion staving

Sublime notes

Divine strokes

In signature time, to crescendo and climbing

 

Through pizzicato scenes

We guide legato dreams

Weave our Adagio, this timeless diadem,

We gain polyphony

We feign epiphany

Then die alone entrapped in silent requiem

 

Life is an endless symphony in time

Life is an endless symphony in time

 

Abidance

In silence

Pianissimo sighs to fortissimo violence

Sforzando

Glissando

Andante, maestoso, vivace, rallentando

 

Through pizzicato scenes

We guide legato dreams

Weave our Adagio, this timeless diadem,

We gain polyphony

We feign epiphany

Then die alone entrapped in silent requiem

 

Life is an endless symphony in time

Life is an endless symphony in time

 

Endless symphony

Life is an endless symphony in time.

 

2. Centre Of My Universe

I listen to the sound of my world in flames,

It echoes and resounds as my heart proclaims

The life I live will never be the same,

 

I listen to the sound as the pouring rain,

Emotionally drown every open vein,

The additive, the chemical remains,

 

Exhume my heart, restore this work of art,

For what we are, is “in love”

Believe again

 

You cast a spell on me, you mesmerize,

You set my soul alight,

Now I can’t escape the curse,

You have become what I had prophesized,

You have become tonight,

Centre of my universe

 

Centre of my universe

 

The arrow hit my heart but I felt no pain,

The spirits and the ghosts of the past now fade,

The narrative, a whispered serenade,

 

We learn to trust our hearts to the hands of fate,

But we can have it all and it’s not too late,

The bond is sealed and cannot separate,

 

Exhume my heart, restore this work of art,

For what we are, is “in love”

Believe again

 

You cast a spell on me, you mesmerize,

You set my soul alight,

Now I can’t escape the curse,

You have become what I had prophesized,

You have become tonight,

Centre of my universe

Centre of my universe…

 

3. Kingdom Come

A thousand nights,

A thousand tears,

I have searched

For a thousand years,

To hold you close,

To find you here,

Touch me inside, make me whole,

 

Empty space

And empty rooms,

Life was tasteless,

An empty tomb,

All that changed

Because of you,

Open the gates to my soul

 

I was chained by The Myths of Israel,

Shamed like the prodigal son,

God’s fated homicide crushed in the wheels of love,

I profane, lack the spirit of Ishmael,

Blame the sacrificial one,

Damned but immortified,

Lost now the seal’s undone

‘Till Kingdom Come

 

Another time,

Another place,

In my mind

There’s no other face,

Your tender touch,

Your warm embrace

Captures the eye of the storm,

 

Never letting go

Now I’m under your wing,

Chains can’t hold

This unending thing,

You’re at the Core

Of everything,

You are the light of my dawn

 

I was chained by The Myths of Israel,

Shamed like the prodigal son,

God’s fated homicide crushed in the wheels of love,

I profane, lack the spirit of Ishmael,

Blame the sacrificial one,

Damned but immortified,

Lost now the seal’s undone

‘Till Kingdom Come.

 

4. Book Of Secrets

A Black Book bound with the red rose of ruin

Tells the tale of every woman, every man, and who they’re screwing,

Fire down below,

Wild, it can’t be tamed,

Powers beyond control,

You just surrender again, now

A Black Book bound with the red rose of ruin…

 

A lover’s lesson scores eleven then falls,

You lose possession and your heart stops beating,

Soar, descend and then crawl…

 

Oh my god! You don’t know what you’re doing,

You lose a little self respect,

You close your eyes to get you through it,

Lies taking hold, guile that then betrays,

Sighs a passion knows, and what you can’t feel “Fake It!”

Oh my god! You don’t know what you’re doing…

 

A lover’s lesson shows you heaven then falls

Into the hell on earth of human sewage…

 

Dirty “Book Of Secrets”,

Dirty Book of Lies,

My book of lovers, full of legendary lines,

Dirty “Book Of Secrets”

Dirty Book Of Lies,

Ain’t no body every had a book like mine…

 

Oh my god! You were once such a “looker”,

But now I’ve peeled away your shell

You’re just a five dollar hooker,

Time takes its toll, lines you can’t erase,

Harder on my eyes now you’re indelibly stained,

Oh my god! From a “looker” to a “sucker”…

 

A lover’s lesson hits another brick wall,

Was it your face that took the impact baby?

 

Dirty “Book Of Secrets”,

Dirty Book of Lies,

My book of lovers, full of legendary lines,

Dirty “Book Of Secrets”

Dirty Book Of Lies,

Ain’t no body every had a book like mine…


A Black Book bound with the red rose of ruin

Tells the tale of every woman, every man, and who they’re screwing,

Time takes its toll, lines you can’t erase,

Harder on my eyes now you’re indelibly stained,

Lies taking hold, guile that then betrays,

Sighs a passion knows, and what you can’t feel “Fake It!”

 

Dirty “Book Of Secrets”,

Dirty Book of Lies,

My book of lovers, full of legendary lines,

Dirty “Book Of Secrets”

Dirty Book Of Lies,

Ain’t no body every had a book like mine…

Dirty “Book Of Secrets”,

Dirty Book of Lies,

My book of lovers, full of legendary lines,

Dirty “Book Of Secrets”

Dirty Book Of Lies,

Ain’t no body every had a book like mine…

5. Stormwarning

The setting sunlight hides away

The skyline burns on this “End Of Days”

In the darkness, closing in like a bird of prey

Seven waits

 

Battle drums cannot erase

The beating hearts in the hurricane

As her colours flow, condense and precipitate

Love is slain

 

Born to this unholy light

Shadows enchant and unfurl in her eyes

The lowly night has begun

You should run

 

(Ooh) Stormwarning

Clawing out in the rain

With desire and lust infused

Each has the other to blame

(No no no)

(Ooh) Stormwarning

Thunder clouds of disdain

Blood the skies in which they brood

Above the human remains

 

The lighting strikes expectorate

Electric blue as they penetrate,

In a landscape purged of love we prepare to taste

Death’s embrace

 

The devil moons that shied away

Refuse to shine and recalibrate,

With a tragic kiss, dismissed by the war we wage

In disgrace

 

Born to this unholy light

Shadows enchant and unfurl in her eyes

The lowly night has begun

You should run

 

(Ooh) Stormwarning

Clawing our in the rain

With desire and lust infused

Each has the other to blame

(No no no)

(Ooh) Stormwarning

Thunder clouds of disdain

Blood the skies in which they brood

Above the human remains

 

6. Invisible

I was walking through a life unseen,

Like a ghost, you never noticed me,

Hey baby, it tears me up inside,

I was drowning in an endless sea,

Now I’m shipwrecked on the rock of grief,

But hey baby, I’m bruised but I’m alive,

 

You never listened hard enough to what I’d got to say

Ever distant, far enough away to stop the Plague

 

True, I’m invisible to you these days,

Now I’ve lost your lovin’ arms

I’m living in your cage,

True, I’m invisible and cast away.

Since I crossed your fickle heart

I’m nothin’

 

It’s like I’m shifting through a restless dream,

Just a shadow of the man I’ve been,

Hey baby, it’s heavy on my mind,

Maybe time-out is a thing I need,

Your disdain cut through the skin of me,

Hey baby, why treat me so unkind?

 

You never listened hard enough to what I’d got to say

Ever distant, far enough away to stop the Plague

 

True, I’m invisible to you these days,

Now I’ve lost your lovin’ arms

I’m living in your cage,

True, I’m invisible and cast away.

Since I crossed your fickle heart

I’m nothin’

 

Give me something

Worth living for…

 

7. Love Song

I’m by your side yet here alone

“The Fire” has died but “The Pyre” burns on

The world outside decays away

This time and tide turns flesh and bone

To dust and earth, to clay and stone

I am “forgotten” and “Betrayed”

 

The wounds we open never mend

They’re much too deep to heal again

My heart and mind were easy prey

The Phoenix climbed, The Flame’s rebirth

She clipped my wings, I feel to earth

So now I die another way

 

In a heartless “Death by love”

In the darkness

 

I should run

I should fly

I should spread my wings tonight

But I break down

Bruise and bleed

I give up too easily

I should learn to let it out

But my heart won’t make a sound

It’s a love song

Just a love song

It’s a love song

 

I’m scarred and broken once again

I should have known how this would end

I found my “Diamond in the rough”

This time you’ll wake and find me gone

The same old Sky, the same old Sun

But all I am, was not enough

 

In a heartless “Death by love”

In the darkness

 

I should run

I should fly

I should spread my wings tonight

But I break down

Bruise and bleed

I give up too easily

I should learn to let it out

But my heart won’t make a sound

It’s a love song

Just a love song

It’s a love song

 

8. The Hourglass And The Landslide

Why does it feel like you’re comin’ on?

And why do I feel like it’s never gone?

The tendrils of dark, like cerebral knives

Cut straight to the heart, hyposensitize,

Perceptions are sharp, “working overtime”

 

Steppin’ outside, steppin’ outside

 

It’s a timeless dream

With a mindless scene

Where the Sandstorm drifts

As the World turns rifting time,

In this Hourglass it’s a landslide.

From the hand you’re dealin’

The tarot reading

Is so misleading

The cards burn, shift and glide,

In this Hourglass, it’s a landslide

 

The sense is surreal, like a battle won,

But now I can see, I’ve been overcome,

You took me apart in the candlelight,

Dissected my heart while anesthetized

And now I’m a slave to your darker side

 

Steppin’ outside, steppin’ outside

 

It’s a timeless dream

With a mindless scene

Where the Sandstorm drifts

As the World turns rifting time,

In this Hourglass it’s a landslide.

From the hand you’re dealin’

The tarot reading

Is so misleading

The cards burn, shift and glide,

In this Hourglass, it’s a landslide

9. Destiny

Flight, endless flight,

Through time, like the deserts of sand,

Oceans of dream,

Heading out to the open Sea

With a legacy

Fight, endless fight

To die with a sword in our hands,

Hard and extreme, is the way that it’s always been…

 

Time and tide, the wheel of change,

No one can ever escape

The switchblade knife, the steel of Fate,

Forged as your life wields the blade

Of Destiny…

 

“Destiny”…

 

Night, tender night,

The future is born of the past,

Long winters, cold,

Then awaken the dawn of Spring

And the life she brings,

Light, slender lights

Of Summer in bloom here at last,

Soft breezes blow ‘till a halcyon Autumn dream

Sets the scene, now…

 

Time and tide, the wheel of change,

No one can ever escape

The switchblade knife, the steel of Fate,

Forged as your life wields the blade

Of  Destiny…

 

“Destiny”…

 

10. The Wave

There’s time in life, forever girl,

For trials we have to face

There’s so much to remember girl,

But nothing can replace

Your loving arms around me girl,

With nothing but the stars to light the way…

 

Your fire ignites the ember girl,

Desire is ours to taste

Inspired by our endeavours girl,

So timeless, our embrace

Will stay with me forever girl,

I’ll hold you in my heart

And “Seize the day”…

 

Slowly

We run,

Slowly

We hide,

Slowly

We come,

Slowly

To life,

Slowly

We crawl beyond the grave,

Far beyond forgiven,

For the tide is ours

Yet echoes haunt the wave

 

This life goes on whatever girl

Then dies without a trace,

But in my heart you’ll always be

The love I can’t replace,

So dry your eyes forever girl,

For nothing that we had will fade away…

 

Slowly

We run,

Slowly

We hide,

Slowly

We come,

Slowly

To life,

Slowly

We crawl beyond the grave,

Far beyond forgiven,

For the tide is ours

Yet echoes haunt the wave

 

11. The Darkness (Bonus Track)

My touch dissolves the premonition,

Too much for one in your condition,

When no-one’s ever sent back alive

Or too young to die,

You pray to God to be forgiven,

Lay waste the sins of your ambition

It’s too late now to run from the night

And back to the light

 

Desperately holding what you’ve got,

Wanting control of what you’ve not…

 

I am “The Darkness” in this lowly town,

I can see everyone in need.

Every man left broken-hearted now

As every woman bleeds

 

My love begins your demolition,

Your curse is of your own volition,

You drank from me, your lust and desire,

Too close to the fire.

You’re damned, so kneed in your submission,

Your brand is carved with my initials,

There’s no escape, your life is a lie,

Your soul walks the wire

 

Desperately holding what you’ve got,

Wanting control of what you’ve not…

 

I am “The Darkness” in this lowly town,

I can see everyone in need.

Every man left broken-hearted now

As every woman bleeds.

FEATURED VIDEO
 
 
 
STORMWARNING - 2011
Release Date: February 18, 2011

Label: Frontiers Records (FR CD 507)

Producer: Gary Hughes

Tracklisting:

All songs written by Gary Hughes.

   

    1.Endless Symphony – 7:26
    2.Centre of My Universe – 6:07
    3.Kingdom Come – 5:35
    4.Book of Secrets – 5:18
    5.Stormwarning – 5:39
    6.Invisible – 5:38
    7.Love Song – 7:07
    8.The Hourglass and the Landslide – 4:49
    9.Destiny – 6:13
    10.The Wave – 5:32

Asian version (Avalon Records MICP-10972) adds

    11.The Darkness – 4:19

Personnel:

    Gary Hughes – vocals, guitars, backing vocals
    Neil Fraser – guitars, Lead guitars
    John Halliwell – guitars
    Paul Hodson – keyboards, Programming
    Mark Sumner – bass guitar
    Mark Zonder – drums and percussion

    Additional guitars by Johnny Gibbons
    Jason Thanos - backing vocals

Production:

     Mixing, Mastering – Dennis Ward