Lyrics

'Into The Valley Of The Moonking'

  1. Intro

Cry To Yourself

There’s no disgrace cryin’ out loud
Bitter the taste into the crowd
Easy to tell passin’ you by
Bids you farewell, no firm reply

Don’t get upset
And let it take you away
There’s no regret
There’s nothin’ more you can say
You know the sun will come out shinin’
At the start of every day

Cry to yourself
You’ve got to trust your dreamer’s heart
Nobody else
Will tell you when you fall apart

Please don’t applaud, how can you tell
This crown of thorns won’t fit you well
Never a word, nothin’ to choose
Mildly concerned, just to confuse

Don’t get upset
And let it take you away
There’s no regret
There’s nothin’ more you can say
You know the sun will come out shinin’
At the start of every day

So stay awake
You’re just a shadow in this world
Then mornin’ breaks
And there’s no trace where you’ve been curled

Cry to yourself
You’ve got to trust your dreamer’s heart
Nobody else
Will tell you when you fall apart

So stay awake
You’re just a shadow in this world
Then mornin’ breaks
And there’s no trace where you’ve been curled


All My Bridges

I look & I stumble
But I never find
From this ragged bundle I know
A mountain I’ll climb

It’s so unforgivin’
I wish I could fly
But I’ll keep on livin’ this way
Escape or deny

All my bridges are broken
My direction is lost
Yesterday’s caught in the past
Yeah I’m stuck here
I can’t get across

So don’t be offended
It’s not yours to keep
Yeah you can surrender yourself
And fall into sleep

Those cold naked fingers
That tear out your mind
And so don’t you linger too long
They’ll leave you behind

All my bridges are broken
My direction is lost
Yesterday’s caught in the past
Yeah I’m stuck here
I can’t get across

Confrontation is comin’
Gonna blow me away
Don’t know how long I can last
Yeah I’m stuck here
I’m nowhere today

Slip thru’ the doorway
There’s nowhere to run
I try to keep myself sane
Feels like there’s no one left under the sun
Lookin’ for someone to blame
Someone to blame


Take Me To The Edge

I won’t go softly
Won’t be discreet
You know I’m not drownin’
Don’t need relief
Ain't tired of livin’
I don’t wanna die
My cup ain't empty
It won’t run dry

Where is the journey no one defies
The end comes early
That’s no surprise
When it’s all over & it’s all done
The best is waitin' & yet to come

Take me to the edge
Let me look across
Sacrifice the conversation
Stuck on muddy ground
I can’t find the key
Just another complication

My hands are tied & bound
Can’t get nothin’ done
Run away from accusation
I’m alive and well
No more yesterdays
I don’t need the confrontation

When apprehension gets overdone
Let everyday pass
And one by one
A new beginning
A brand new start
As the old memories inspire the heart

Where is the journey no one defies
The end comes early
That’s no surprise
When it’s all over & it’s all done
The best is waitin’ and yet to come

Take me to the edge
Let me look across
Sacrifice the conversation
Stuck on muddy ground
I can’t find the key
Just another complication

My hands are tied and bound
Can’t get nothin’ done
Run away from accusation
I’m alive & well
No more yesterdays
I don’t need the confrontation


The Moonking

This book of dreams
On the shelf lay between
All the secrets you found out
So clever

So close your eyes
It remains to be seen
All the riches you can count
Forever

Thru’ Heaven’s gate
You run before it gets too late
Into the Celtic twilight
So pay the price
‘Cause he won’t ever ask you twice
The bells ring out at midnight

The Moonking is waitin’ again
And maybe he’ll welcome you in
To ride on a warm solar wind
Back where your dreams can begin

The Moonking is callin’ again
But never a sound to be heard
So up thru’ a bright silver sky
Waitin’ but never deterred

The longest sleep
Like a black dog at your feet
And the daytime will recede
So coldly

So jump in deep
There’s no time to retreat
It’s everythin’ you need
Go slowly

The dead of night
You’re sayin’ words you can’t recite
A sea of noise so empty
Get on your way
There’s no excuse for the delay
Before it’s just a memory

The Moonking is waitin’ again
And maybe he’ll welcome you in
To ride on a warm solar wind
Back where your dreams can begin

The Moonking is callin’ again
But never a sound to be heard
So up thru’ a bright silver sky
Waitin’ but never deterred


No One Knows His Name

Lay down your rifle
Your sacrifice
Lost in the thunderous noise
Thousands will slumber
So far from home
Those who weren’t there criticise

All dressed in black
Deep as red wine forever there
Letters not sent
They will decline one sacred prayer

And the rain still comin’ down
In the churchyard no one’s about
No one knows his name
Took a lifetime to work it out
They all pass away in time
It’s too cold on this winters day
As you concentrate the flame
Burning brighter so far away

Memories golden
Nothing is lost
A woman stands holding his life
Carries the worries carved in her face
She won’t be sleeping tonight

All dressed in black
Deep as red wine forever there
Letters not sent
They will decline one sacred prayer

And the rain still comin’ down
In the churchyard no one’s about
No one knows his name
Took a lifetime to work it out
They all pass away in time
It’s too cold on this winters day
As you concentrate the flame
Burning brighter so far away


In My Mind’s Eye

By blood we live
Can’t take the weight
Each day we give
Sometimes too late

And so it turns to dust
Thru’ years unknown
And then we lose the trust
The time has flown

I don’t want money
I don’t want fame
I think that I might get lost
I’m in no hurry
I make no claim
The answers won’t come across

I see your face
In my mind’s eye
Look back, no trace
It passed me by

A stranger at my door
A silent prayer
Can’t see you anymore
Too much to bear

I don’t want money
I don’t want fame
I think that I might get lost
I’m in no hurry
I make no claim
The answers won’t come across

While I take shelter
This blinding rain
Is turnin’ everyone cold
This helter skelter
As time remains
Is hard to grasp and to hold


Time To Cross That River

When the Black Queen begins to play
Strong and lonely
Don’t look away
‘Cause there’s nowhere she can’t go
She won’t tell ya
And you won’t know

And now it’s time to cross that river
And show your feelings just before you depart
You know it’s real
You must consider
No good remainin’ so hold back the tears
Don’t ever give up the fight

Now the White King shakes in fear
By his castle
They draw near
It’s a story we all know
And it’s somewhere
We can’t go

And now it’s time to cross that river
And show your feelings just before you depart
You know it’s real
You must consider
No good remainin’ so hold back the tears
Don’t ever give up the fight

I really thought we’d come together
But once again there’s somethin’ tears us apart
You know that it could get much better
Heroes we’ve seen come and go thru’ the years
Nothin’ is just black & white


If I Ever Lose My Mind

Tired & neglected
Lost for the moment
Thoughts are collected
Never relent

Cold winds are blowin’
Green fields are empty
Rivers are flowin’
Back to the sea

The clock in the courtyard
Chimes out it’s message
And witness the changes
They’re meant to be

I wouldn’t change it for a thousand years
If I ever lose my mind
It’s not the way that anythin’ appears
And I won’t let it all unwind
It’s a journey to the promised land
I don’t know how long it takes
Pretty soon I’ll have to play my hand
After all they’re my mistakes

Caught in the shadows
Hiding completely
All good intentions
Carry the day

I’ve no objection
No need to worry
It’s pure invention
It takes me away

I wouldn’t change it for a thousand years
If I ever lose my mind
It’s not the way that anythin’ appears
And I won’t let it all unwind
It’s a journey to the promised land
I don’t know how long it takes
Pretty soon I’ll have to play my hand
After all they’re my mistakes

I really don’t know where we are
Or what we’ve become
In time these things will come to pass
Before we’re undone

I wouldn’t change it for a thousand years
If I ever lose my mind
It’s not the way that anythin’ appears
And I won’t let it all unwind
It’s a journey to the promised land
I don’t know how long it takes
Pretty soon I’ll have to play my hand
After all they’re my mistakes


A Face In The Crowd

The rain has chased away the sun
The darkest night has yet to come
And now you’re fallin’ in too deep
It won’t be long ‘till you fall asleep

You count your blessings one by one
And everythin’ that has been done
Well it’s a game you’ve gotta win
It’s your life
You know where you’ve been

So don’t you weep, don’t you cry
Secrets that you thought you’d keep
Farewell to wisdom, goodbye
When you’re a face in the crowd
You have to shine thru’ with grace
No need for shoutin’ out loud

Not for the parts you take
Or for the hearts you break
Somethin’ that you can’t deny
Don’t let it all pass you by

Now you don’t seem to get around
And in everythin’ you’ve found
Somehow nothin’ stays the same
And believe some of us remain

So don’t you weep, don’t you cry
Secrets that you thought you’d keep
Farewell to wisdom, goodbye
When you’re a face in the crowd
You have to shine thru’ with grace
No need for shoutin’ out loud

Not for the parts you take
Or for the hearts you break
Somethin’ that you can’t deny
Don’t let it all pass you by

You’re lost in the wilderness
Ain’t no way of leavin’
You think you’re helpless
In a place unknown
You don’t know you’re standin’
At the gates of Eden
Someone’s waitin’
Gonna take you home


Feels Like Treason

Life is just a joke
Dreams go up in smoke
It hasn’t taken too long to descend
This unholy circus will end

Feels like treason to the human race
Sense or reason must be outta place
It’s a nightmare
It runs dark & deep
Goin’ nowhere down a one way street

Thoughts I can’t express
Words mean even less
Nothin’ is sacred & you can depend
This unholy circus will end

Feels like treason to the human race
Sense or reason must be outta place
It’s a nightmare
It runs dark & deep
Goin’ nowhere down a one way street

Chances taken, we’re just waitin’
Contemplatin’ now
The beginning of the end
And the history wrapped up in old glory
And become yesterday’s friend


Blood On Your Barbed Wire Thorns

Ya tell me that ya think it’s over
Somethin’s wrong it never fails
Call it just a premonition
Hammer in those rusty nails

Now you say your life’s so empty
All dressed up and nowhere to go
You forgot that being friendly
It’s for real & not just for show

Blood on your barbed wire thorns
Yeah yeah yeah
The dogs were howlin’ on the day you were born
Yeah yeah yeah
Can’t talk & say you lied
So how do you know
The mountains tumble & the river has died
Ok what a show

Now everybody needs attention
Don’t you know it’s been a while
Just how long have you been waitin’
To get you out of your exile

Speak about your superstition
Crucified by poverty
You’re to blame for your decision
Won’t give you no guarantee

Blood on your barbed wire thorns
Yeah yeah yeah
The dogs were howlin’ on the day you were born
Yeah yeah yeah
Can’t talk & say you lied
So how do you know
The mountains tumble & the river has died
Ok what a show

Behind the door that bears no name
Someone will call
Always in vain
Losin’ your way is completely absurd
Ring of the phone discreetly unheard

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