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Now Is The Time (1995)

1. I Can't Believe This

You dragged me into this thing that I knew nothing about

It’s a woman song

All those surprises within that I feel nervous about

Being left alone, you never see it coming

 

I can’t believe this, I can not deal with you

I can’t believe this, this is the double truth

I can’t believe this, mad about you

 

Here comes the mystery man that I’ll be raving about

In my woman song

Ain’t it a miracle, son, that I am talking about

She chained his heart and soul and he never saw it coming

 

I can’t believe this, he can not deal with you

I can’t believe this, this is the double truth

I can’t believe this, there must be something new

I can’t believe this, nothing about you that he knew

I can’t believe this, mad about you

 

At the age of sixty five he died on a morning

The night had been cold and it came without warning

The pain that had caused that he could take it no more

So he took all he had in a plastic bag

And he stepped into the rain with an aching head

He accosted some people while begging for a fag

Which wasn’t very easy cause he smelled so bad

But he knew he would get his final cigarette

Before he would shoot the bullet in his head

I can’t believe this

2. Spreading Dust

Dreams of silver failure, dreams of gold

I sleep on someone’s gravestone, maybe I’m getting old

But I feel the summer sun and I feel like mamas son

And it feels like everything has just begun

 

This night is a mystery to me, a sleepy song

A visionary mistress kissed me on my tongue

I dream this to survive, in this dream I’m still alive

And it feels like everything has just begun

 

I’m spreading dust around my shade

A floating substance to create

A clearer sight upon my fate

I’m spreading dust around my shade

Unwritten laws to go by straight

A big black cross through love and hate

I’m spreading dust around my shade

 

She is the see, she is the sun

She is the shadow over everything wrong with me

So come on, shake your troubled mind

Wander clear tonight

Light your torch on everything that’s just begun

3. Turn Me On

I’ve been the world around

I’ve never been so down

Stuck here in this town

It’s always been the same dumb town

 

The sun’s behind a cloud

And my body’s on the ground

How I wish to jump around

Scream my lungs out, far too loud

That only you can set me on fire

That only you can turn me on

 

So I guess it’s time to work things out

Get ready for this town

Make my way around

With my feet high off the ground

 

I’ve been talking in my sleep

I’ve been trying just to keep

A little peace for all the weak

All together we could be

At ease as all the sheep

In a field nearby the see

In the sunshine we will be so strong

 

So I guess it’s time

I guess it’s time to turn me on

4. Sunny Holiday

Tomorrow my curtains will be down and I’ll be sleeping

I’m sorry, when finally you’re around I’ll be sleeping

I’m a mayfly and I’m sitting on a bomb, I wish I was sleeping

Forget things until the strain has gone, I wish I was sleeping

Could I choose ? You tell me that I could, well turn me loose

 

Hey hey, can anyone explain where a man can simply change

A cloud that’s full of rain for a sunny holiday

 

She’ll call me, thirst thing after dawn, when I’ll be dreaming

She’ll squeeze me or even bang the drum, but I’ll be dreaming

And I’d hold her in my arms in an old romantic bar, I wish I was dreaming

I wanna go to bed, but I’m sitting up instead, I wish I was sleeping

 

All I ever needed is a dream and you can feed it

Show me a place to settle down

No stone or I can heat it, no storm or I can beat it

No way that I could let you down

5. Clear

It’s clear to me

 

I’m starting to loose, but what can I do

Maybe I could change my old points of view

But all that I knew was all that was here was here for you

Sometimes I just need a little relieve

Sometimes I need you to do something to me

 

Tired but free, starting to feel

Maybe it’s something happening to me

All that I see seems to be real

Maybe it’s something happening to be

Something to last a little longer

Then anything anyone has ever meant to me

 

Maybe this love could make me bleed

So why don’t you show me what you need

Maybe that’s easier to me

 

One thing I know is all I can be

All I can show comes straight back to me

Maybe in love, maybe I’m free

Look up above, the sky comes to me

And I won’t be weak, yes I can be strong

As I can be a freak as I can be wrong

It’s clear to me

6. Shoot Your Arrow

Walk a circle with me, walk a lifetime with me

Join me barefoot underneath the endless sky

Drink the bottle with me, drink the whole night on me

Shoot your arrow underneath the question why

 

And it’s all right to take your time

In this night you will be mine

And you will stand this moonlight drive

All by my side

And it’s all right to come my way

Let your light shine night and day

I’ll show you words that you can feel

That I can’t say

 

Bring them roses to me,

Ring them church bells for me

Shoot your arrow deep into this heart of mine

Take this burden off me

Fake them stories for me

I’ll be listening to you till the end of time

7. The Fly

I don’t feel nothing, I just carry on

I don’t know nothing, I just carry on

I don’t know

I don’t sleep lately, I just carry on

I don’t feel nothing, I just carry on

I don’t know

 

See the fly in my system, bring me wisdom

The fly, hit it, kill it, smother it with love

 

If you wanna know than you’ll never know

So hust follow me down

Cause you never know, you might gonna grow

Till I cover you with flowers

 

I don’t sleep lately, I just carry on

8. Red Is Beautiful

Day in day out, we have to face the rituals

Of everything we want and eveything we’ll never gain

You to be me, me to be you and everyone together too

 

Oh, it hurts, it hurts at dusk, it hurts at night

But it flickers, it’s giving light, shimmering at dawn

 

Thinking thing, you’re everything, everything but life

Troubled seas, two enemies and in between a knife

Everything is slippery, but give to me, talk to me on ice

 

Oh, it hurts, it hurts at dusk, it hurts at night

But it flickers, it’s giving light, shimmering at dawn

 

Carry a gun, point it on me. I won’t run

Carry a gun, shoot it on me. Red is beautiful

 

Living in spiritual, giving in when time comes thundering

And everything gets nothing when life stops

Filling in the hidden things, ending life with red drops

 

Day in day out, we have to face the rituals

Of everything we want and eveything we’ll never gain

You to be me, me to be you and everyone together too

 

Oh, it hurts, it hurts at dusk, it hurts at night

But it flickers, it’s giving light, shimmering at dawn

 

Carry a gun, point it on me. I won’t run

Carry a gun, shoot it on me. Red is beautiful

9. Fame and Dignity

So this is rock’n roll today

Well, it ain’t got a grip on me

Sorry, I just won’t throw my life away

I wanna die with fame and dignity

 

So come on, all you kids in the world

So come on, all lazy rotten would-be’s, crawl out of your holes

Cause I’m lonely just like you

 

I sense cold calculation

While all I want is to be free

You may stone me all through the nation

But I will die with fame and dignity

 

Everybody seems to loose it just a little bit more

Every single day there’s another man dead on the floor

So tell me who’s proving me wrong

Tell me who’s gonna be so strong

Than I wanna be you, I just wanna be you

And I wanna die with fame and dignity

10. Danger Even Here

Life rolls easy in a lower gear

I know I’m running but I’m still not near

I fight a struggle that is stuck in here

I damn the Lord for living alone

I’m feeling ragged and I feel like a stone

It feels like none of us is ever coming home

 

Danger even here and I shiver

 

One step forwards got me further behind

I guess I’m lacking 20th Century mind

I’m stuck with fables and plenty of time

 

Some may love me but I cannot show

Real compassion cause it’s always No

When people get to close to the bone

I’m not home…

 

Danger even here and I shiver

Long time ago

What I’ve seen is what I’ll dream

 

Mother, carry me home

Danger even here…… long gone

11. When The Hearse Comes Down

A shiver glides from the TV screen

On the palest face you’ve ever seen

A shock of daylight kills your queen

When the hearse comes down

 

Little children stay inside

A cold breeze runs through town tonight

Danger’s lurking from outside

When the hearse comes down

 

Run, run, run,

I can almost smell the gun

Run, run, run,

You can call this black car innocent

But there’s always someone missing

After it’s gone

 

I hear my name in a dreadful dream

It’s this black car

In between two white horses

Fresh and clean

There’s a shaddow on this future grave

So I can’t read the dead man’s name

It’s someone else, not me I pray

When the hearse comes down

 

A million whispers in this yard

It’s more than I can take