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PHOENIX 1979

phoenix

Tullamore Dew
Instrumental

Phoenix

I have cried too...I have cried too long
I have cried too...I have cried too long
No more sorrow...got to carry on
Found deep water before I'd even learned to swim
Found deep water before I'd even learned to swim
Never thought I'd see the sun again

Once I was a...once I was a man alone
Once I was a...once I was a man alone
Now I've found a heart to call my home
Like a Phoenix I have risen from the flames
Like a Phoenix I have risen from the flames
No more living someone else's dreams

I have cried too...I have cried too long
I have cried too...I have cried too long
No more sorrow...got to carry on

You almost had me, old lady
You almost tied me down good
You played the lady in waiting
And I waited as long as I could
Too long the songs have been silent
Too long the strings have been still
I never knew what you wanted
And I guess that I never will

Like a Phoenix I have risen from the flames
Like a Phoenix I have risen from the flames
No more living someone else's dreams
I have cried too...I have cried too long
I have cried too...I have cried too long
No more sorrow...got to carry on


Gypsy Wind

I still recall the place
When I first felt your gypsy wind playing on my face
That summer's long since gone
But gypsy winds have ways of staying on
Voices from our past
Still insist on arguing that love will never last
Though our hearts may turn
It's only when you listen that you learn

(Chorus)
And I wonder at the ways
The strands of love meander through our close and distant days
The blood of passion plays
Burns our thirsty souls and chases reason far away... Far away...

Still your gypsy wind
Will soothe my soul and call me back again
Growing wise with age
We come to see the printing
Through the pictures on the page
And something's always lost
The gain is always tempered by the cost

(Chorus)
And still your gypsy wind
Will soothe my soul and call me back again


The Last To Know

Living in a house of cards
Praying the wind doesn't blow too hard
Giving in to differences
Straining to keep up appearances
Making believe the thread can be saved
You're aching to leave but deathly afraid of letting go
The threads entangled you so

Jealousies and legal fees
Running away like two refugees
Shadowed eyes and alibis
Tell you too late you've been victimized
Freedom is near but seems to elude you
Trying to change your dreams into what your needs allow
It should be easy by now

Why is love always the last to know
Falling back on better days
Trying your damndest to laugh
You've thrown those childish dreams away
It's over, you say, still you ask
Why is love always the last to know
Falling back on better days
Trying your damndest to laugh
You've thrown those childish dreams away
It's over, you say, still you ask
Why is love always the last to know
Why is love always the last to know


Face The Fire

I hear the thunder three miles away
The Island's leaking into the bay
The poison is spreading
The demon is free
And people are running from what they can't even see

(Chorus)
Face the fire
You can't turn away
The risk grows greater with each passing day
The waiting's over
The moment has come
To kill the fire and turn to the sun

They'll take your money
And then take your health
To line their pockets with unequalled wealth
These men are under the power of gold
We won't be safe until we shut them down cold

(Chorus)

The people came to the capitol town
One hundred thousand of them laid their hearts down
They screamed in anger and broadcast their fears
Just to have them fall on deaf ears

(Chorus)
Kill the fire and turn to the sun


Wishing On The Moon

How many eyes will you sack in sorrow
Seeking to borrow some sight of your own
How many lies will you have to suffer
Until you discover there's nobody home
How many roads will you have to wander
How many dead end streets
How many dreams will you finally squander
Dodging your own defeats
You're...

(Chorus)
...wishing on the moon tonight
There's not a lucky star in sight
Just wishing on the moon tonight

How many doors will you have to open
Desperately hoping each one's the last
How many more will you close behind you
Bitter and blind to the shadows you cast
How many fools will you have to follow
How many wayward winds
How many sins will you have to swallow
Until the truth sinks in
That you've been...

(Chorus)
Wishing on the moon
(Repeat First Verse once and Chorus twice)
Wishing on the moon
You're just, just, just wishing


Heart Hotels

Well there's too many windows in this old hotel
And rooms filled with reckless pride
And the walls have grown sturdy
And the halls have worn well
But there is nobody living in inside
Nobody living inside

Gonna pull in the shutters on this heart of mine
Roll up the carpets and pull in the blinds
And retreat to the chambers that I left behind
In hopes there still may be love left to find
Still may be love left to find

Seek inspiration in daily affairs
Now your soul is in trouble and requires repairs
And the voices you hear at the top of the stairs
Are only echoes of unanswered prayers
Echoes of unanswered prayers
(Repeat First Verse)


Longer

Longer than there've been fishes in the ocean
Higher than any bird ever flew
Longer than there've been stars up in the heavens
I've been in love with you

Stronger than any mountain cathedral
Truer than any tree ever grew
Deeper than any forest primeval
I am in love with you

I'll bring fire in the winters
You'll send showers in the springs
We'll fly through the falls and summers
With love on our wings

Through the years as the fire starts to mellow
Burning lines in the book of our lives
Though the binding cracks and the pages start to yellow
I'll be in love with you
I'll be in love with you

(Repeat First Verse)
I am in love with you


Beggar's Game

I saw her first in a beggar's game
Her eyes were wild but her laugh was tame
Those people knew her by another name
I knew that she'd be mine
I knew that she'd be mine

She took me in on a winter's night
The air was brittle and the moon was bright
My heart was heavy but her touch was light
Deep in the dance we wandered
Deep in my heart she fell

The candles glistened and the water gleamed
She drew a bath and the windows steamed
She looked like every woman ever dreamed
In the heart of a lonely man
In the heart of a lonely man

She took my blindness and she led me through
As night retreated and the daylight grew
And with the first rays of the sun I knew
Love had another captive
Love had another fool

(Chorus)
The spell is broken and the chains fall free
Finally my heart has come home to me
It seems I've waited an eternity

(Repeat First Verse)
(Repeat Second Verse And Chorus)


Along The Road

Joy at the start
Fear in the journey
Joy in the coming home
A part of the heart gets lost in the learning
Somewhere along the road

Along the road your path may wander
A pilgrim's faith may fail
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Darkness obscures the trail

Cursing the quest
Courting disaster
Measureless nights forbode
Moments of rest
Glimpses of laughter
Are treasured along the road

Along the road your steps may stumble
Your thoughts may start to stray
But through it all a heart held humble
Levels and lights your way

Joy at the start
Fear in the journey
Joy in the coming home
A part of the heart gets lost in the learning
Somewhere along the road
Somewhere along the road
Somewhere along the road