Barnaby's Jukebox

01 Been Away Too Long

Fresh air soft landing
so good to be home
this bruised world’s got its beauty
it’s where I belong.

The sight of those green curves
quickens my heart
break the grip of Leviathan
now I’m ready to start.

Have I been away too long
have I been away too long
have I been away too long
I just can’t wait.

Saw big smoke umbrella
blue lights up close
exploiters of psyche
stealing the code.

I imagine completeness
no spin cycle deceit
time and tide keep on rolling
now the world’s at my feet.

02 The Drums of Heaven

By the time the luminous descent of the bright star unfolds
And tablets of strange love are shattered and bruised
By the time the oleander has fallen from bloom
And the tears of the crocodile water the sun

By the time you make up your mind
If ever you do
I hear the drums of heaven too

By the time paradise alley is littered with rust
And the arc of the dayglo is curtained in gloom
By the time the kidney bone cities are crumbling to dust
And the empires and all of the emirates burn

Ice on the mountain
Wind and the dust storm
Sails in the desert
It’s old and exploding
Seers and the prophets
Dramas of heaven

By the time you make up your mind
If ever you do
I hear the drums of heaven too

03 Brave Faces

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7yDDwzLP9o

I’ve seen faces in the window
I’ve seen faces in the street
They walk and talk of nothing
I’ve known many restless summers
The sand dunes I imagine
A place without a postcard
Flower people were so beautiful
But straight and loud’s the way
Good luck the beatnik spirit
The talk of politicians
The sentences of cynics
Are the sentences of childhood

They’re all talking shit to me

Out-talked by the mass media
to pay the bills it lies
And the lies we eat for breakfast
Brave faces face the boardroom
the oak stained walls fall silent
They leave lined with defeat

And they got those tears in their eyes
Well it makes no sense to me

Why don’t they understand
We’re so ordinary too
I saw the exits closing now
Pain and passion’s my point of view
Well there’s nothing like the truth

I’ve seen men that have been marked out
Ruled out by grim assassins
They fell hard on instant replay
And I’m never going there Well the place I see so much better
Cos it makes no sense to me
I saw the exits closing now
Burning mountains, burning paper
Burning all around and later

04 Nothing Lost Nothing Gained

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKatbQfjPIU

In my world there are sorrows
I’d rather drown in happiness
Come the morning, when the darkness through
That story’s bound to change

And in my world
And in my world
It’s all the same
And nothing’s ventured, nothing’s gained
And nothing’s lost and nothing’s changed

Go and jump aboard the train of freedom
It’s a one way fare
You can find out now that when the tunnel’s through
Your ticket’s vanished, forgotten you

And in my world…

Turn up the TV, make the music loud
Better to ignore the rabid dog baying at your door
Draw the blind, change the channel if you dare
Better to say, I don’t care

And in my world…

You hear the bell, you know it’s time to jump off
Cause there’s nothing at the platform’s edge again
It’s too late

It’s over to you

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