MATT WALKER

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Ghost Who Walks Dog

Songs by Matt Walker

(and others)

 

(Drawing by Lance Walker)


 

Deepest Valley

 

It was written in fire

On the dark sky of her mind

Heíd give her tenderness

Most of the time

 

The deepest valley

The longest night

Endless depths of water

No dry land in sight

My soul is a witness to whatever I do

And baby Iíd do it for you

 

The embers wonít go out

They canít seem to be doused

The smoke from those coals

Sometimes stings her eyes

 

The deepest valley

The longest night

Endless depths of water

No dry land in sight

My soul is a witness to whatever I do

And baby Iíd do it for you

 

(Soul Witness)


 

Green and Grey

 

I first saw you on the train platform

You were dressed in green and grey

We were eating chocolate and smoking cigarettes

After school that day

 

Broken glass in my left hand

Cuts and scrapes from travelling this land

But I run and I run and I run all the way home

 

I wonít let go

Can you understand?

Iíve never been the same

Since you said I was your man

 

Haze of uncertainty and moments of regret

But in this life thereís one thing that I know

To find your way in this big old world

It helps to have a good friend

Manyís the time that I close my eyes

And think of you running wild

Can you understand?

Iíve never been the same

Since you said I was your man

 

Green and grey

Those colours combined

Shall never fade

 

Broken glass in my left hand

Cuts and scrapes from travelling this land

But I run and I run and I run all the way home

 

I wonít let go

Can you understand?

Iíve never been the same

Since you said I was your man

 

Green and grey

Those colours combined

Shall never fade

 

(Soul Witness)

 


 

Dirty Fog

 

Dirty fog rolling on in

The parish mule, it spooked me again

I make the bed in which you lay

I follow the leader but they wonít let me play

 

Iíve been told since I canít remember

Iíve been guided through a fix or two

Maybe when Iím a little bit older

Iíll realize that I should have listened to you

 

From north to south thereís a track so worn

 

Put my arms around you theyíll keep you warm

 

Your face is all full of rouge

I try to understand but it ainít no use

 

Iíve been told since I canít remember

Iíve been guided through a fix or two

Maybe when Iím a little bit older

Iíll realize that I should have listened to you

 

(Soul Witness)


 

Second Hand Luck

 

Lay your money down

You ainít got much to spare

Ashtray change

A second hand car

 

I believe in second hand luck

Itís a fine thing when you ainít got much

 

Handful of broken dreams

Wrapped up in my head

Iím packing all my junk

To go somewhere Iíve never been

 

I believe in second hand luck

Itís a fine thing when you ainít got much

 

This track that I once knew

Is now an uncertain road to me

Leaning hard against the wind

Is that just where you want me to be?

 

I believe in second hand luck

Itís a fine thing when you ainít got much

 

Over and out Ö Wish me well Ö

Over and out Ö Wish me well Ö

 

(Soul Witness)


  

Donít Need Sunshine

There's a feeling between us
I can't drive away
You've opened my eyes
I've been asleep for days
I'm always learning
And you got ways of showing things
Things that are new
To someone like me
You won't like this town
You won't stay too long
Someone once told you that to be free
You must run

A time for song
A time for games
A time for new love
You're singing my name
You are I have now been soaked in time
Close the blind I don't need sunshine

From cloudy heights
We use broken tools
I sent out word to the necessary few
I had this dream again
I was listening
And everybody's talk is a faded tune
But you and I have now been soaked in time
Close the blind I don't need sunshine

Amongst the trees
We catch the breeze
And fill our pockets, collecting things

A time for song
A time for games
A time for new love
You're singing my name
You are I have now been soaked in time
Close the blind I don't need sunshine
You are I have now been soaked in time
Close the blind I don't need sunshine
I don't need sunshine
Close the blind
I don't need sunshine

 

(Matt Walker Live at the Continental)


 

Awake At Night

 

I had it planned so well

Save up some money and organize my time

I was sure that having that regular dough

Would turn things around and put Ďem right

 

I close my eyes and pretend youíre holding me tight

Iíve been working this day job

Itís keeping me awake at night

 

Itís not that I donít like to work

I was brought up outdoors and I played in the dirt

So many people all over this world canít be wrong

Thatís what I told myself a hundred times

 

Now I get no sleep and I hate it when we fight

Iíve been working this day job

Itís keeping me awake at night

 

Seems I have to live a whole lifetime

Just to make it to 5

Donít tell me what Iím thinking about

I donít want no over-time

 

Now I get no sleep and I hate it when we fight

Iíve been working this day job

And itís keeping me awake at night

 

(Navigational Skills)

 


 

Hard To Hide

 

I cast my eye over this procession

Of black and grey suits

All the trees have lost their leaves

Theyíre scattered Ďround my boots

Thereís a reflection in your eye

And Iíve got a look thatís hard to hide

 

From my post I see little things

Then forget them

Iím not one to go talking

I keep thoughts in

What would you say to a girl

When you feel so sensible

 

Iím always finding myself

In the most unexpected places

I was gathering up my fortune when I misplaced it

Pockets of change and broken bills

I have no navigational skills

When you pulled up in the drive

I had a look that was hard to hide

 

Watch the crowd pouring out

Of the stadium

While Iím put on call-waiting

In a telephone booth

Scarves and patches on a stall

And what I was taught I canít recall

 

Iím always finding myself

In the most unexpected places

I was gathering up my fortune when I misplaced it

Pockets of change and broken bills

I have no navigational skills

When you pulled up in the drive

I had a look that was hard to hide

 

(Navigational Skills)

 


 

Vacancy (All Around Me)

 

I hear you now

Youíre close to me

Youíre whispering lines that no one can hear

But me

I search for answers all around

I follow my heart underground

 

I wave goodbye to strangers

And my thoughts collide

Pour myself another drink

These feelings I just canít define

My memory deceives me all the time

I could swear that we were talking

Just last night

 

Can you sense this vacancy?

ĎCause I can feel it all around me

Yeah, you know Iím talking to you

ĎCause youíre just like me and you can feel it too

 

Is it just my state of mind?

You know Iíve got the best intentions

But it seems there is no time

These people only have one dimension

 

You know you give Ďem an inch

And they take a mile

Out on the street I see Ďem every day

It seems they are forever in style

 

Can you sense this vacancy?

ĎCause I can feel it all around me

Yeah, you know Iím talking to you

ĎCause youíre just like me and you can feel it to

 

(Navigational Skills)

 


 

Into The Light

 

Whereíre you going?

Whatís your name?

Are you the kind who always ends up singing?

Or have you got a secret plan?

 

Let me tell you Ďbout a thing or two

Some things Iíve been through

Thereíve been times when I really needed

Someone like you

 

But these things on your mind

Right now baby, they ainít on mine

I just want you to hold me

Before we move into the light

 

Iíve shed my skin so many times

What does it matter

Iíve seen that look and Iíve heard those lines

Did you think I would know better?

 

I can pretend the whole damn night

That I got what I came for

Youíve got it coming to you

Youíre going to see to that

 

But these things on your mind

Right now baby, they ainít on mine

I just want you to hold me

Before we move into the light

 

(Navigational Skills)

 


 

Do You Remember Our Love

 

Do you remember our love?

Do you remember how we danced all night?

And they played our song

Do you remember our love?

 

Do you remember how we talked and talked and talked?

We had so much to share

One fleeting moment you said

And we just happened to be there

Do you remember our love?

 

And when your friends at the bar

Called out for another round

We filled our glasses up

Then we lost them

In the crowd

 

Do you remember our love?

Didnít we connect?

Do you remember our love?

Or was it finished before it started

Do you remember our love?

Have you forgotten already?

Do you remember our love?

Baby I do

 

It seems we knew each other such a long time

But maybe it was just a few weeks

Those mornings we would wake together

In the afternoon sun

Sometimes there was no need to speak

 

Now every time I get to thinking back

And how we came to meet each other

Nothing seems to be where we left it

Canít you see we were just keeping ourselves company?

 

Do you remember our love?

Didnít we connect?

Do you remember our love?

Or was it finished before it started

Do you remember our love?

Have you forgotten already?

Do you remember our love?

Baby I do

 

(Navigational Skills)

 


 

Right From Wrong

 

We got talking at someoneís party

It was in their garage

The sky it seemed such a lonely place

But itís full of planets and stars

So we took a drink and walked out into the night

Somebody strummed a guitar

The moon it rose from behind your shoulder

Constellations up above

 

What I did with my education

I just donít know

But you could make me understand

Right from wrong

 

So we made a toast to the great unknown

Drank our beer from coffee cups

Music falling from the clouds

Like confetti in the dust

 

What I did with my education

I just donít know

But you could make me understand

Right from wrong

 

Itís like when the stars seem so much clearer

When you turn away

It happens to me every night

Thatís what you say to me

You say, for a while we shone so bright

But even stars can fade

Weíre floating out in the atmosphere

And weíve lost our way

 

What I did with my education

I just donít know

But you could make me understand

Right from wrong

 

(Navigational Skills)

 


 

Easily Changed

 

I clean my teeth and whistle a tune

Dedicated to all the times

Iíve watched the sunrise from under the door

Iíve waited for deliveries due last month

You got me walking the floor

 

Was it just the shadows that woke me?

Or maybe you rang

The TV was on all night again

It must have been an ad

That woke me with a bang

I thought it was day but all around me was black

 

I pick my thoughts up off the floor

And send them to the moon

Weíve all got to have someone

To tell our secrets to

 

But if I had a little more time to think things through

Iíd work out what you wanna hear

Then Iíd just say it to you

But my mind is so easily changed

But my mind is so easily changed

But my mind is so easily changed

When it comes to you

 

(Navigational Skills)

 


 

Everyone Was Born To Love

 

Everyone was born to love

That is why weíre here on Earth

And everyone has a different god

But I believe we were born to love

 

When I look up into space

I can believe anything at all

And when I die donít you shed a tear

ĎCause I found love while I was here

 

Everyone was born to love

That is why weíre here on Earth

And everyone has a different god

But I believe we were born to love

 

(Navigational Skills)

 


 

Once Again

 

I went down to the valley

Just to see what I could see

And there she was, my only sweetheart

And once again she set me free

Take my hand when youíre lonesome

Take my legs when yours are tired

All we want is each other

So once again we say goodnight

 

Whatís that youíre saying?

Sometimes you feel so far from me

 

I had a dream and you were in it

And I said Would you be mine?

And I woke up the next morning

And once again you were by my side

 

I went down to the valley

Just to see what I could see

And there she was, my only sweetheart

And once again she set me free

 

(Navigational Skills)

 


 

I Wonít See You Again (Hours And Distance)

 

I wonít see you again

You couldnít stay no more

Nothing in your pockets

But a number to call

I wonít see you again

I wonít see you again

When you find your destination

Wonít you write me a few of your lines?

And maybe then Iíll realize

With all this between us

The hours and the distance

May we see our way through

Iíve been down with the devil

Since youíve been away

When youíre loose itís so easy to stray

And to know whatís right

Iím taking my time

Thereís no cause for disruption

Iím doing fine

Itís just a memory of you

Thatís on my mind

I canít sleep from my dreaming

And these night time friends that Iíve found

They do me no good

(chorus)

I could cry you a love song

Over mountains and divide

Just to move you a little closer

To me tonight

Iím in purgatory

And folks are staring at me

They say you forget what you leave behind

But I canít stop reminding myself

Of all those good times

 

(Barb Waters - Rosa Duet)

 


 

Sleep Over


I never found myself
'Til I found you
You make me feel so good
That's what I like about you

Why don't you sleep over
You're my best friend
Why don't you sleep over
This don't have to end

I'm going to tell everybody
Don't call me at home
I'm going to get to know my baby
A little bit more

Why don't you sleep over
You're my best friend
Why don't you sleep over
This don't have to end

Sun will rise
Moon will hide
I can face anything
With you by my side
I never talked so much
Baby 'til I talked to you
I've made up my mind
I know exactly what I'm going to do

Why don't you sleep over
You're my best friend
Why don't you sleep over
This don't have to end
 

(Matt Walker and Ashley Davies Ė Self-titled)

 


 

Technological Advances

This wish I send out to you
I send it on a tune
It's going to float
Right offa the stage

And if my wish comes true
Everybody here in this room
Will be tappin' their feet
And shakin' their hips
Until the break of dawn

Technological advances I don't mind at all
But right now all I need I
Is some drums
And a steel guitar

Technological advances I don't mind at all
But right now all I need
Is some drums
And a steel guitar

Music is everything you hear
Music is everything you hear
Music is everything you hear
Music is everything - it's everywhere

There's nothing more natural
Than a melody in your head

This wish I send out to you
I send it on a tune
It's going to float
Right offa the stage

And if my wish comes true
Everybody here in this room
Will be tappin' their feet
And shakin' their hips
Until the break of dawn

Technological advances I don't mind at all
But right now all I need I
Is some drums
And a steel guitar

Music is everything you hear
Music is everything you hear
Music is everything you hear
Music is everything - it's everywhere
 

(Matt Walker and Ashley Davies Ė Self-titled)

 


 

On the Street Tonight

Gotta make a deal
With someone tonight
Gotta do your thing
On the street tonight
Gotta look straight
Maybe left to right
Gotta take care
On the street tonight
You know I said I'd never leave
God knows I tried
I'm a lucky guy
On the street tonight
On the street tonight
On the street tonight

You know some times I feel so blue
I wanna start a fight
It's the same old shit
On the street tonight
I can hear those station bells
I can see familiar lights
That's when I find my friends
On the street tonight

The 9.16
Will take you for a ride
And you may wind up there
On the street tonight
On the street tonight
On the street tonight

 

(Matt Walker and Ashley Davies Ė Self-titled)

 


 

Where You Been?

Where you been tonight?
Baby you seem up-tight
Did someone say something to you?
Did they make you cry?
You'll get by
You'll get by
You'll get by

You called them up
Then they come around
You showed them everything
They just put you down
Come around
So come around

Yeah I've got my own suspicious ways
I don't always believe
The things people say

So come on share this life
Baby you know it's worth the fight
We're only here for a while
So take it
And feel all right
Feel all right
Feel all right
Feel all right
Feel all right
Feel all right
Come on and feel all right
 

(Matt Walker and Ashley Davies Ė Self-titled)

 


 

Fife and drum

 

Let me tell you people

Something's been going on wrong

Iím gonna make a noise up and down the street

With my fife and drum

 

Today Iíll meet my maker

I wonít ask no questions

Yeah the things that I see

And itís the way that I feel

Come on and take me

 

I wonít falter

I just ran out of time

And if I fade away

Baby you were never mine

 

I hear a rumble

Coming up through the floor

Everything is very strange

Much stranger then before

 

You can lose yourself

Itís so easy to do

More simple than falling in love

But thatís easy too

 

I wonít falter

I just ran out of time

And if I fade away

Baby you were never mine

 

(Matt Walker - In Echoes of Dawn)

 

 

 

 

 

 


  

Back to the Hills

 

Iím going back to the hills

To the autumn leaves and chimney smoke

Iím going back to the hills

To the autumn leaves and chimney smoke

To the girl in the gypsy skirt

Who was a sleep when I awoke

 

By the light of Spanish candles

Our little world was made

By the light of Spanish candles

The world outside did fade

I smoked a pipe in my pyjamas

And in her eyes I saw the flicker of a flame

 

Well her hair is like golden honey

Flowing down to her knees

She drinks from crystal waters

And whispers to the trees

The speckled light of winter

It plays upon the ground

Then dances on the fronds so green

As the wind begins to howl

Through reeling clouds you climb

One thousand steps to her room

And in a voice so soft and gentle

She frees you from fields of gloom

 

Iím going back to the hills

To the autumn leaves and chimney smoke

Iím going back to the hills

To the autumn leaves and chimney smoke

To my green-eyed mountain mama

Whose spell on me just canít be broke

 

You are my gypsy queen

And these mountains are my home

 

(Matt Walker - In Echoes of Dawn)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

In Echoes of Dawn

 

In echoes of dawn

I enjoy my solitude

Before the sun

Before the rain

 

Thereís no more black and white

So many colours. So bright

These things I never see

Until you shone your light

I donít know how we found this place

Our path has been erased

And we both canít remember

From where it was we came

 

You are the black screen

In my white night

You showed me my world

A cinder sprung to living fire

In the shadow of a smile

 

Thereís no more black and white

So many colours. So bright

These things I never see

Until you shone your light

I donít know how we found this place

Our path has been erased

And we both canít remember

From where it was we came

 

In the land of all things sad

It took two years for a tear to fall

Iím just tired thatís all

 

 

(Matt Walker - In Echoes of Dawn)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

I Canít Sleep / If You Think itís Not Too Late

 

I canít sleep

Iím dreaming

Watch me

As I disappear

I canít hear

Is the radio on?

Is the drummer drumming?

Has someoneís baby gone?

 

Now if you think itís not too late

Because weíve done a lot of talking

If only just to hold this moment

I hope itís not too late

If you think itís not too late

 

A note book

A hotel pen

Got my eyes open

So I can see you there

You got me so blue

In this hotel room

With the cars outside

Everything is real

 

Now if you think itís not too late

Because weíve done a lot of talking

If only just to hold this moment

I hope itís not too late

If you think itís not too late

 

(Matt Walker - In Echoes of Dawn)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Veil of Night

 

Veil of night

Morning dew

Mysteries

I hold onto

 

Shadows fall

Children play

I cannot hate

I tried I failed

 

OooohÖÖ (This is a melodic harmony chorus line with no lyric)

 

Iím just like bad news

On every word you hang

Touch my heart

Then Iíll tell the truth

 

Nothing is wrong

Nothing is right

Iím just picturing my life before me

Under moonlight

 

Maybe Iím a dreamer

And I wasnít really there

Iím just trying to find the right thing

And the night is turning red

 

OoohÖ

 

Veil of night

Morning dew

Mysteries

I hold onto

 

(Matt Walker - In Echoes of Dawn)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Failed To Stop

 

Since when is it a crime

To be so scared

In dangerous times

Your life will not be spared

 

Every Morning Prayer is answered

With a mindful sad refrain

Donít think about it all too much

Itíll only kill your brain

 

So when did everything turn

Was it before I was around

Now itís riding through the night to me

I feel its heat coming down

 

Is there a clue weíve over-looked?

I hear thereís another blown away

She couldíve had a bomb taped to her

I heard the checkpoint soldier say

 

But what does it really mean?

Whereís it gonna end?

News flash from CNN says

ĎFailed to stopí and now theyíre dead

 

Of course I know the answer

Any one can see

But I find it to be so abstract

It just holds no meaning to me

 

And if I was there

You would hear me say

Just send me home

So I can blow my pay away

 

So when did everything turn

Was it before I was around?

Now itís riding through the night to me

I feel its heat coming down

 

(Matt Walker - In Echoes of Dawn)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Letís Fall in Love Again

 

When I sleep

You get strong

When I cry

You sing along

Taste the fruit

Hanging on the vine but then

Letís fall in love again

 

With just a memory

To get me by

If Iím not yours

Then who am I

Iím thinking how Iíd comb your hair

Letís fall in love again

 

Find someone new

Take some time

Learn to run

Dodge the knives

When everything has gone to hell

Letís fall in love again

 

Iím a lonely boy

You are a child

Not scared of death

Breathless and wild

This world is convinced that you will never be mine

Letís fall in love again

 

If I donít see you till then

Letís fall in love again

 

(Matt Walker - In Echoes of Dawn)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Mama Go Tell Your Children

 

Mama go tell your children

To seek and they will find

'Cause youíve been this whole world over

And so many people are blind

 

Everything in life

Mustíve been found by some one

The treasure is over a rainbow

And beauty is sublime

 

You never had it easy

Not a dollar to your name

Not everyone was kind

But mama tell you children

To seek and they will find

 

So now you are all grown up

With a family of your own

This world is for living

You canít take it when you go

 

(Matt Walker - In Echoes of Dawn)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Restless Heart

 

Thereís an April moon rising

And I want to be alone

Iím gonna pick up my old guitar

Have a little strum

 

I know we kissed

I remember everything

But right now

I donít need nobody next to me

 

Iím waiting

Restless heart

Your spirit

Will always fly

 

If you know me

Youíll know why

If you know me

Youíll let me say goodnight

 

I hear voices on the breeze

They tell me Iím crazy

They say why donít you

Get a handle on reality

 

Iím waiting

Restless heart

Your spirit

Will always fly

Thereís nothing

I can do

But sit here

In this room

 

(Matt Walker - In Echoes of Dawn)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Phantom Ride
(M. Walker / S. Reilly)


By a rusty iron tank
Where the maiden hair hangs
And all of the wind up in the trees
Is all that you hear
Come on down
Feel the heat
All around you timbers crack
Thereís a storm rising
All dusty and blue
And the one that you love is in a void
Of black

Let go of the world
And ride this train
To the other side
Phantom ride

Chained to the grill of a moving train
Time and space collide
The eagle eye is on the ground
The rodent at the sky
Earth will quake
And wheels will shake
Tracks will buckle and crack
A carpet bagger in a mohair suit
Stops to tip his hat

Let go of the world
But always beware
Of your pride
Phantom ride

From the gulf and down
to desert sands
Over mountains and divide
When life is coming at you
Itís like a phantom ride

Let go of the world
But always beware
Of your pride
Let go of the world
And ride this train
To the other side
Phantom ride

 

(Lost Ragas - Phantom Ride)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Self-made Man
(S. Reilly / M. Walker)


Iím a self-made man
I made myself do
All of those things
That I ought not do

Iím a selfish man
I thought you knew
Itís shouted in halls
And whispered in the pews

I got my pick and spade
Iím digging my own grave
One foot in the gates
And the other on the blade
Iíve been torn down
Iíve been humbled
And the roads that I paved
Have all washed away
I have torn out
All of your lessons
These are confessions
Of a self-made man

Iím a fire brand
All cinder and spark
On the open sea
Atop a burning ark

It was the devilís plan
For a gambling man
When the ace is marked
And the dice are bad

Iíve been torn down
Iíve been humbled
And the roads that I paved
Have all washed away
I have torn out
All of your lessons
These are confessions
Of a self-made man

These are confessions
Of a self-made man

 

(Lost Ragas - Phantom Ride)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Open Window


Stand near an open window
Lean a little closer
Come to me
Wonít you hear my whisper?

Like a drunken waltz
Or a promise made
Like a shining light
Or the smell of rain

I...I am the wind
When you canít find the truth
I take truth away
If you just say my name

Stand near an open window
Lean a little closer
Come to me
Wonít you hear my whisper?

I...I am the wind
When you canít find the truth
I take truth away
If you just say my name

 

(Lost Ragas - Phantom Ride)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Back To The Bone
(S. Burke)


All I wantís a melody
To ride with me tonight
The skyís the limit for this fricassee
And the lights are shining bright

All aboard the scene is set
For this journey to begin
This life that Iíve been in
Is starting to wear pretty thin

Cos all I really wanna do
Is walk on the open road
To walk a mile in your shoes
To end where all the rivers flow

The open road has called my name
And I will soon be free
Leave behind these empty dreams
Kick this misery
Some people say that
thereís nothing to find
But I donít wanna hear that at all

Some people say that
Iím walking away
But sometimes you got
to walk to feel the fall.

Cos all I really wanna do
Is walk on the open road
To walk a mile in your shoes
To float to where the rivers flow

Iím travlin out to where the quiet is loud
l jump from stone to stone
Living life out of this ol bag
Itís stripped me back to the bone
Livin life out of this ol bag
Has stripped me back to the bone

 

(Lost Ragas - Phantom Ride)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Hold On
(S. Burke / M. Walker)


You stood by the altar
A ring in your hand
Watching the seconds roll by
Youíre thinking and dreaming
About the days of your life
Wondering how times go by

You stood by the flame tree
With a fire in your heart
Praying that good times might come
But thereís still some darkness
Left in this night
Thereís still some darkness to come

Hold on
Hold on...

That fire is burning
Your life to the ground
But fuel is all you have for the flame
When it is over, only ashes remain
And you can put a price to the pain
Then you can buy back in the game

Hold on
Hold on...

This life can spin you round
Itíll chew you up
Then spit you out
And no one can understand
What youíre talking about

You stand with your family
With love in your heart
Times that you could not foresee
Youíre thinking and dreaming about
those times in your life
Wondering how times go by
And you know itís going to be alright

Hold on
Hold on..

 

(Lost Ragas - Phantom Ride)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Johanna
(M. Walker / S. Reilly)


Get it over with
Speak your mind
And all memories
Will be revealed in time
It seems I didnít understand
Well I thought I did
But I was wrong

You say it feels
So good to leave
To become someone unknown
They never see you coming
How were they to know?
Johanna...

Iím just a stranger
Left inside a dream
A burning cloud lights my day
Iím alone but for your name
So let me sing it one time
Again
Johanna...

Iím alone but for your name
So let me sing it one time
Again
Johanna...

 

(Lost Ragas - Phantom Ride)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Final Call
(S. Burke)


I canít stand that look on your face
Your posing like you own the place
When you know
It ainít like that

Put yourself in regular shoes
Youíre so scared
Cos you think that youíll lose
All you have
But it ainít like that

Can you see it coming to you
Gonna feel it pass right through you

Walkin over hallowed ground
Those crushing bones is the only sound
That you hear
And it ainít so bad to you

Youíve never found what youíre
looking for
Youíre standing outside beyond the
bolted doors
And the cold
Itís eating you alive

Can you see it coming for you
Itís gonna pass right though
You know
The final chip is falling
Soon enough youíll be calling again
 

(Lost Ragas - Phantom Ride)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Lost Lover Blues
(M. Walker / S. Reilly)


Going down a lonesome road
The wind begins to howl
The stars have all gone to bed
Ainít no friend around

You came from another world
Just out of view
When I set out I always wanted
To find a place like that too

But no two hearts can be the same
Itís just a chance you choose
When you play the wheel of love
You may find that you wake up
One day with the lost lover blues

Here upon my sorrow
Beneath the sky
I lost my love gambling
Itís just like the roll of the dice

But no two hearts can be the same
Itís just a chance you choose
When you play the wheel of love
You may find that you wake up
One day with the lost lover blues
 

(Lost Ragas - Phantom Ride)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dark Night
(M. Walker / S. Reilly)


It was a dark night
Silver turns to grey
Ancient skies of blue
Glimmer and fade

Thereís a wild wind
Blowing through this town
When itís gone, look around
What is lost, is found

Pack up all your sins and fly away

Whoís going to stop this fight?
Whoís going to wear the crown?
Siren song, take a bow
What is lost, is found

Pack up all your sins and fly away

 

(Lost Ragas - Phantom Ride)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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