CATCH BULL AT FOUR

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  1. Sitting
  2. Boy with a moon and a star on his head
  3. Angelsea
  4. Silent Sunlight
  5. Can´t keep it in
  6. 18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)
  7. Freezing Steel
  8. O´Caritas
  9. Sweet Scarlet
  10. Ruins

 

 

 

 

 

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SITTING

Oh I'm on my way I know I am,
somewhere not so far from here
All I know is all I feel right now,
I feel the power growing in my hair
Sitting on my own not by myself,
everybody's here with me
I don't need to touch your face to know,
and I don't need to use my eyes to see
I keep on wondering if I sleep too long,
will I always wake up the same (or so)?
And keep on wondering if I sleep too long,
will I even wake up again or something
 
Oh I'm on my way I know I am,
but times there were when I thought not
Bleeding half my soul in bad company,
I thank the moon I had the strength to stop
I'm not making love to anyone's wishes,
only for that light I see
Cause when I'm dead and lowered low in my grave,
that's gonna be the only thing that's left of me
And if I make it to the waterside,
will I even find me a boat (or so)?
And if I make it to the waterside,
I'll be sure to write you a note or something
 
Oh I'm on my way I know I am,
somewhere not so far from here
All I know is all I feel right now,
I feel the power growing in my hair
Oh life is like a maze of doors and they all
open from the side you're on
Just keep on pushing hard boy, try as you may
You're going to wind up where you started from
You're going to wind up where you started from

 

 

 

 

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BOY WITH A MOON AND A STAR ON HIS HEAD

A gardener's daughter stopped me on my way
on the day I was to wed
It is you who I wish to share
my body with she said
We'll find a dry place under the sky
with a flower for a bed
And for my joy I will give you a boy
with the moon and star on his head
Her silver hair flowed in the air
laying waves across the sun
Her hands were like the white sands
and her eyes had diamonds on
We left the road and headed up
to the top of the Whisper Wood
And we walked 'till we came to where
the holy magnolia stood
And there we laid cool in the shade
singing songs and making love . . .
With naked earth beneath us
and the universe above
The time was late my wedding wouldn't wait
I was sad but I had to go,
So while she was asleep
I kissed her cheek for cheerio

The wedding took place and people came
from many miles around
There was plenty merriment,
cider and wine abound
But out of all that I recall
I remembered the girl I met
'Cause she had given me something
that my heart could nor forget
A year had passed and everything was just
as it was a year before . . .
As it was a year before . . .
Until the gift that someone left,
a basket by my door,
And in there lay the fairest little baby
crying to be fed
I got down on my knees and kissed
the moon and star on his head
As years went by the boy grew high
and the village looked on in awe
They'd never seen anything like the boy
with the moon and star before
And people would ride from far and wide
just to seek the word he spread
I'll tell you everything I've learned,
and Love is all . . . he said

 

 

 

 

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ANGELSEA

She moves like an angel
And seven evening stars
Dance through the window
Of her universal house
 
Her voice a crystal echo
Lies humming in your soul
So patiently awaiting
For your ears to be hold
 
She ripples on the water
Leaves diamonds on the shore
And fish from every distance
Watch her ocean cellar door
 
Her breath a warm fire
In every lover's heart
A mistress to magicians
And a dancer to the gods
And a dancer to the gods
 
Her clothes are made of rainbows
And twenty thousand tears
Shine through the spaces
Of her golden ochre hair
Yes of her golden ochre hair
 
Ooh my babe l want you
And on my life I swear
My conscience will follow you forever
If you meet me everywhere
Yes, if you meet me everywhere
 
She moves like an angel
And seven evening stars
Dance through the window
Of her universal house
Yes of her universal house
Of her universal house

 

 

 

 

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SILENT SUNLIGHT

Silent sunlight, welcome in
There is work I must now begin
All my dreams have blown away
And the children wait to play
They'll soon remember things to do
When the heart is young
And the night is done
And the sky is blue
 
Morning songbird, sing away
Lend a tune to another day
Bring your wings and choose a roof
Sing a song of love and truth
We'll soon remember if you do
When all things were tall
And our friends were small
And the world was new
 
Sleepy horses, heave away
Put your backs to the golden hay
Don't ever look behind
at the work you've done
For your work has just begun
There'll be the evening in the end
But till that time arrives
You can rest your eyes
And begin again

 

 

 

 

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CAN´T KEEP IT IN

Oh I can't keep it in
I can't keep it and
I've gotta let it out
I've gotta show the world
world's gotta see
See all the love,
love that's in me
I said, why walk alone,
Why worry when it's warm over here
You've got so much to say,
say what you mean,
Mean what you're thinking,
and think anything
Oh why,
why must you waste your life away
You've got to live for today,
Then let it go oh
Lover,
I want to spend this time with you
There's nothing I wouldn't do,
If you let me know
 
And I can't keep it in,
I can't hide it and
I can't lock it away
I'm up for your love,
love heats my blood
Blood spins my head,
and my head falls in love
 
No I can't keep it in,
I can't keep it and
I've gotta let it out
I've gotta show the world,
world's got to know
Know of the love,
love that lies low,
So why can't you say,
If you know then
why can't you say
You've got too much deceit
and deceit kills the light
Light needs to shine,
I said shine light, shine light
Love,
that's no way to live your life
You allow too much to go by,
And that won't do —no
Lover,
I want to have you here by my side
Now don't you run don't you hide,
While I'm with you
 
'N I can't keep it in,
can't keep it in
I've gotta let it out
I've gotta show the world,
world's got to see
See all the love,
love that's in me
I said why walk alone,
Why worry when its warm over here
You got so much to say,
say what you mean
Mean what you're thinking
and think anything, why not!
Now why why why not!

 

 

 

 

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18TH AVENUE (KANSAS CITY NIGHTMARE)

Well I rode a while, for a mile or so
Down the road to the eighteenth avenue
And the people I saw were the people I know
And they all came down to take a view
Oh the path was dark and borderless
Down the road to the eighteenth avenue
And it stung my tongue to repeat the words
That I used to use only yesterday
Meanings just dropped to the ground
I tried to remember what I thought
And what I used to say
"Don't let me go down" no don't let me go
Oh my hands were tied as I struggled inside
The empty waste of another day
Memories were blank to my eyes
The fire and the glory of that night
Seemed safely locked away
Too hungry to rise. Too hungry to
 
Well I rode a while, for a mile or so
Down the road to the eighteenth avenue
And the people I saw were the people I know
And they all came down to take a view
Oh the path was dark and borderless
Down the road to the eighteenth avenue
But my head felt better as I turned the car
And the airport slowly came to view
One mile said the sign
Checked my bags and made it
straight to end gate 22
Made it just in time,
boy you've made it just in time

 

 

 

 

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FREEZING STEEL

I've flown the house of freezing,
the house of freezing steel
And though my body's back
I know it can't be real
'Cause I've been on that house
without a guiding wheel
The house of freezing steel
 
Oh where's it going,
 
picked me up at seven
When my eyes were weak
from the light of the morning
Oh sister won't you tell me
what a man might want to know
This madness is fine,
yes if you're mad at the time
 
Back on the house of freezing,
the house of freezing steel
The tied my body up,
I'm forced to eat my meal
A cold plate of lamb
and cold potatoes too
Now what's a soul to do
 
Oh Lord above,
 
brother won't you tell me
Is this a eucharistic dove
'Cause I've been waiting
for the right one to appear
But I've seen it in your face
and baby this ain't the place
 
Up on the house of freezing,
the house of freezing steel
I made my mind up then
to get me to the wheel
I made the cabin door,
the pilot turned around
He said we're Venus bound
 
Oh please take me home
After all I'm only human and
the Earth is where I belong
I must have looked pitiful
to this freak without a face
'Cause as he touched my head
I saw myself back in bed
 
I've flown the house of freezing,
the house of freezing steel
And though my body's back
I know it can't be real
'Cause I've been on that house
without a guiding wheel
The house of freezing steel

 

 

 

 

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O´CARITAS

hunc ornatum mundi
nolo perdere
video flagrare
omnia res
audio clamare
homines
nune extinguitur
mund(i) et astrorum lamen
nune concipitur
mali hominis crimen
tristetat(e) et lacrimis
gravis est dolor
de terraeque maribus
magnus est clamor
O caritas, O caritas
nobis semper sit amor
mos perituri mortem salutamus
sola resurgit vita
 
Ah, this world is burning fast
Oh, the world will never last
I don't want to lost it here in my time
Give me time forever here in my time.
 
(translation)
I do want to lose the harmony
of the universe
I see all things
burning,
I hear men
shouting
Now is the light of the world
and the stars going out
Now does the blame
for the disaster fall upon men
Great is the noise
from the earth and the seas
Grief is heavy
with sadness and tears
O Love, O Love
be with us always
We who will perish salute death
life alone goes on

 

 

 

 

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SWEET SCARLET

Once she came into my room,
feathered hat an' all
Wearing a warm wool shawl
wrapped around her shoulders
Two eyes like lights,
milky marble whites looking up at me
Looking for a way,
Moons in an endless day
All I knew was with her then,
no couldn't see the time
As we drank down the wine to the last
Sweet Scarlet
 
How was I to wonder why
or even question this
Underneath her her kiss
I was so unguarded
Every bottle's empty now
and all those dreams are gone
Ah, but the song carries on
So holy
 
She was so much younger then,
wild like the wind
A gypsy with a grin
from and old far away country
but deep beneath her curls,
Beneath this misty pearl,
there was more to see
She could move mountains in the dark
as silent as a knife
She cut loose a life
that she never no never really wanted
All those days are frozen now
and all those scars are gone
Ah, but the song carries on
So holy
 
Come let us drink again,
before the second show
I want you so to know
there's no bridge between us
All those gates have opened now,
and through the light has shone
Ah, but the song carries on
So holy

 

 

 

 

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RUINS

It's so quiet in the ruins
walking though the old town
Stones crumbling under my feet
I see smoke for miles around
Oh it's enough to make you weep,
all that remains of the main street
Up in the park on Sunday,
dogs chasing and the children played
Old man with his head down,
can't see nothing more around no
 
But he remembers how it used to be,
back in the old days,
So nice to see you
coming back in this town again
It's nice to see a friendly face
come peeping through
having tea in the afternoon now
So nice to see you
coming back in this town again...
 
Ah but it's all changed
winter turned on man
Came down on day when no-one was looking
and it stole away the land,
people running scared, losing hands
Dodging shadows of falling sand,
buildings standing like empty shells
And nobody...helping no-one else
Young child with his hands high,
ain't able to see no reason why no
 
But he remembers how it used to be,
back in the old days,
So nice to see you
coming back in this town again
It's nice to see a friendly face
come peeping through
You'd better know
what you're going through now
You came back here to find
your home is a black horizon
That you don't recognize,
evil destruction has taken everything
You'd better walk on the side
while you're still walking
Just keep on walking on down the street
keep your distance from the people you meet
Oh Lord
and you'd better watch your eyes
'Cause if smoke gets in them, baby
you won't rise again.
So nice to see you
coming back in this town again
 
Where's it leading to
freedom at what cost
People needing more and more
and it's all getting lost
I want back, I want back
Back to the time
when the earth was green
And there was no high walls
and the sea was clean
Don't stop that sun to shine,
it's not yours or mine no
  

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