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HIGH CIVILIZATION (1991)

High civilization / Secret love / When he's gone / Happy ever after / Party with no name / Ghost train / Dimensions / The only love / Human sacrifice / True confessions / Evolution


HIGH CIVILIZATION

Crying in the streets,
they run for their lives.
How can you lead them to heaven,
they don't realize?

Children of the night,
how far can we fall
that which we say is forever,
ain't no time at all.

Father and the son,
not too young to be old,
reach out for each other when the world goes cold.
Feel so good to be home.

Are you ready for
my high civilization?
Are you ready for
my high civilization?
Are you ready for
my high civilization?
Civilization.

Everything for us to see.
The ultimate society.

Keeper of the sword,
you fight for your rights.
How can you live for the hour
when there's no yesterday?

Dying in the streets.
Your number, your name.
All that which keeps us together
is bringing us the pain.

Thunder of the guns,
comes the criminal mind
working for the power of the evil eye.
We are never alone.
Uncivilized.

My high civilization.
Are you ready for
my high civilization?
Are you ready for
my high civilization?
Civilization.

New York, Paris, Tokyo,
Vienna to Berlin.
Baby, don't know you.
L. A., Rome, Afghanistan
Cairo to Iran,
no city can hold you.
There's no one in Avalon to show you
Minutes into seconds, are you ready or the end?

My high civilization.
Are you ready for
my high civilization?...
 

SECRET LOVE

When do I cry
this breaking heart
just hurts me more
when we're apart.
And there are two of us
with our secret love.

Sleep, pretty baby, while you wait so long,
living with a love that's not just make believe.
Lonely nights,
I see your candle glow.

And in my mind, I trace
together we can take away
the time and the space.

Baby, when you got a secret love
every little touch is not enough,
every little moment we're apart is pain to me.

Maybe we can find some hide-away.
Everybody knows but who can say.
Secretly you know I'd follow
anywhere to make it happen.

Anyway you want me I'll be standing by.
I don't wanna lose the one I hunger for.
Naked eyes,
they watch us everywhere.

Nowhere to run,
I cry,
everything to lose and no alibi.

Baby, when you got a secret love
nothing you can do but rise above.
Secretly you know I'd follow
anywhere to make it happen.

There’s no goodbye.
This breaking heart
just hurts me more
when we're apart.
And there are two of us
with our secret love
(together we can take away the time and the space).

Baby, when you got a secret love
every little touch is not enough.
Every little moment we're apart is pain to me.

Maybe we can find some hide-away.
Everybody knows but who can say.
Secretly you know I'd follow
anywhere to make it happen.
Secret love

Baby, when you got a secret love
every little touch is not enough...
 

WHEN HE'S GONE

Stormy nights,
and I've been waiting
satisfy you,
oh babe.

But his love is just a game
and he's sellng you the same
old lies.

And I'm hanging on the wire.
And no closer to the fire.
And you don't hear me when I cry.

You may need someone to lean upon
when he's gone, when he's gone.
And what is left is a love so strong
when he's gone, when he's gone.

You wouldn't believe to what extent my mind is going to.
You wouldn't deny me in your dreams.
You couldn't belong to someone else if you could see me now.

And I'd be the only one (oh babe)
when he's gone (oh babe),
when he’s gone.

My understanding
that you remember
for whom the bell tolls,
oh babe.

I swear to you I pray
that you feel the battle rage
for the saving of my soul.

And it's a struggle to survive.
You know it's keeping us alive (oh babe).
And, baby, I don't wanna die.

I will be someone you lean upon
when he's gone (I can see the end of time),
when he's gone (with a love that makes you mine).
And what is left is a love so strong
when he's gone (and tonight I let you know),
when he's gone (there's a love that won't let go).

You wouldn't believe to what extent my mind is going to.
You wouldn't deny me in your dreams.
You couldn't belong to someone else if you could see me now.

And I'd be the only one (oh babe)
when he's gone.
When he’s gone (oh baby).
When he’s gone.

I will be someone you lean upon
when he's gone (Don't tell me it's too late),
when he's gone (and your love don't make me wait.).
And what is left is a love so strong
when he's gone (I can see the end of time),
when he's gone (with a love that makes you mine).

I will be someone you lean upon
when he's gone....
 

HAPPY EVER AFTER

Though I know it's time to take you home,
baby, you and I are all alone.
We could take a moment of our own
and look what we've got.

You could destroy this heart of mine.
I'm only trying to get by,
hiding in the shadows of the night,
holding you and knowing the wrong is right.

Show me some mercy.
You know what you're doing is making me a happy man.
I shield you from the rain.
I've been slow to get you but I'm working as hard as I can.

This time, it's what we believe is true.
And whether you believe I'm in love with you
I gotta be sure that you say what you mean.

Is it only a dream to a teenage queen?
And all the years of tears and laughter
we could go through,
will it be happy ever after
for me and you? Ooh. Ah.

Heaven is a place inside of me
living with your heart as company.
Only you can change the way I feel
and make it feel good.

Where there is love there is no crime.
I'm only trying to get mine.
Let me be the one to dry your eyes.
We can be the promise that never dies.

Light of an angel,
blinded by the vision I'm wishing we could travel on.
Stay with me, baby,
any less than an hour you be leaving me lonely too long.

This time, it's what we believe is true.
And whether you believe I'm in love with you.
I gotta be sure that you say what you mean.

Is it only a dream to a teenage queen?
And you define the dream you're after,
make it come true.
Will it be happy ever after,
will it be happy ever after
for me and you?
 

PARTY WITH NO NAME

Let's get started.
Move in for the kill.
So sincere.
I'm here to bend your will.

A man without a face.
I give you love you've never known.

We can hold each other, sight unseen.
Touching on our darkest dream.
You can wish for something bad.
Lovers' lips you never had.

All she wants is your love.
All she wants is your love.

We're the party with no name.
And we go from flame to flame.
We've got one claim to fame.
We're the party with no name.

Make those footsteps to the floor.
You can't see us anymore.
Ain't no time for the shame
for the party with no name.

Easy money.
Get yourself a job.
It's my invitation.
Been alone too long.

A soul without a space.
A party with no name.

See, truth is there, but she don't see.
Her life is just a mystery.
I'd give her more than I could give.
I'd even die that she could live.

All she wants is your love.
All she wants is your love.

We're the party with no name.
And we go from flame to flame.
We've got one claim to fame.
We're the party with no name.

All she wants is your love.
All she wants is your love.
 

GHOST TRAIN

Take me to your world of wonder.
Let me come inside your room,
invisible.
Now you see nothing.
Some investigation as to the state of us.
No misunderstanding girl,
on either side.

I couldn't lie if I try any other way.
I can't stop thinking of that girl of mine.
I'm for the rise and the fall.
Any other way and...

Oh. Ride on my ghost train.
Oh.You shouldn't do it, you shouldn't do it.
Oh. Ride on my ghost train.
Oh. Who can stop your past from rushing by.
Born to live one million stories high.

Into the night,
into the day.

Take me to a town or country.
Stranger in a strange land.
And I'm an alien.
No, you can't find me.
You be there at the station
when the train arrives.
When it leaves I get my hands on you.

I fool myself if I turn any other way.
I still keep searching for that girl of mine.
I'm for the hell of it all.
Do it anyway and

Oh. Ride on my ghost train.
Oh. Hearts can break and hearts can turn the tide.
All is love and love is open wide.

Ghost train.
Ghost train
into the night,
into the day.


DIMENSIONS

Hindsight, don't make it right.
She give me trouble enough.
And she's a ball of light.
I'm in the tunnel of love
with the American dream.
And I was born too soon.

A little good luck, never stuck.
She got me climbing the walls.
Got me hard as a rock.
Within a city of sin, she got a city block.
And she was barking at the moon.

She likes to show
so many sides to her.
And I'd be the one to know.

When am I gonna go to your dimension?
When am I gonna go to where you are?
When am I gonna go to your dimension?
Dimensions of each other keep us going strong.

Black knight, take a bite.
She can double it up.
And she's a way of life.
And whether dead or alive,
she got a fix on me.
And I was dancing in the fire.

White steam, never seen,
in every muscle and bone.
She was a love machine.
And she could wrestle me down
and get a taste of me
in her web of desire.

She changed my world.
How can the body know
it's touching me or her?

When am I gonna go to your dimension?
When am I gonna go to where you are?
When am I gonna go to your dimension?
Dimensions of each other keep us going strong.
 

THE ONLY LOVE

I can relate the story of my life.
No brighter hope, no stronger emotion.
And I believed I could die over you.
How you could ever
break down and never see me through,
through my darkest night.

And as I lie awake,
one prayer within me burning.
And there's no price on what you hold till it's gone,
then it keeps moving on.

Where is my heart?
You know I will be waiting to be a part of you
and never feel the pain.
How can you say to me that I should go on living?
I left the only life I had with you.

The only love.
No use in me pretending
to be a part of you
and you the heart of me.
How can you say to me that I should go on living?
I left the only life I had
with, with you.
With you.

So we agree to let each other go.
No long goodbye.
Just your way and my way.
And I can stand how you cried to be free.
High as the wind blows,
but not enough to bring you home to me.
And only lonely knows.

You see my open arms.
You know my flame is burning.
But I'm too blind to see the end has begun.
And it keeps moving on.

The only love.
No use in me pretending
to be a part of you
and you the heart of me.
How can you say to me that I should go on living?
I left the only life I had
with you.

The only love.
No use in me pretending
to be a part of you
and you the heart of me.
How can you say to me that I should go on living?
I left the only life I had
with you.

The only love.
One love that will not die.
You may be sorry that I built my world around you.
The only love
is only you and I.
There will be others who would leave you as I found you.
 
The only love.
One love that will not die....


HUMAN SACRIFICE

I see she knowing what I came here for
fet a little of your womanifestation
If I can pinpoint this feeling
When you gonna let it grow
We can draw the line on where we let the fingers go.

Now I know me
Never wanna lose control
Making me the subject of your warm initiation.
If I can pinpoint this feeling
When you gonna let it show
You make me nervous but it's now or never.

Oh oh
You can be my message from above
And it's time to say you're sorry
We can sanctify our love

Oh oh
And you and I we're written in the wind
You can't just go moving out
You can't leave me when I'm moving in

I want to be your human sacrifice
I want to be your lover
I want to be your human sacrifice
I want to be your lover

It's you or me
Gotta be a kill or cure
Maybe undergo a lover's operation
Nothing cuts like a knife can
You don't wanna hurt me more
Look at all that damage we could do together

Oh oh
You can wear me closer to the bone
It don't work to make me worry
But the demon seed is sown

Oh oh
And you and I we're written in the sky
You can't make me hold on
Better you shoot my love between the eyes.


I want to be your human sacrifice
I want to be your lover
I want to be your human sacrifice
I want to be your lover

Your eyes on me on this table where I lie
And what I see as fact is fiction
You won't let me die
And I'm bound to be abused
I won't let you cut me loose
This love is out to get you
When the blood begins to flow
 
Oh oh
You can be my message from above
And it's time to say you're sorry
We can sanctify our love

Oh oh
And you and I we're written in the wind
You can't just go moving out
You can't leave me when I'm moving in


TRUE CONFESSIONS

I'm not the one in search of friction.
I'm not the one to look for fights.
When it gets down to me and you
I think it over twice.

We sing the same song
with it all subject to change.
There is another place in time, girl.
You and I will meet again.

I saw the signs I never knew.
Didn't have enough on you to follow through?
Call it innocent or guilty.
Inside you, it's still me.

Ooh, whose word you gonna take?
Whose heart you gonna break?
Not mine.
If I believe your true confessions
I'm never gonna make it.
You know you hurt me for the very last time.

I need you, darling, and it tears me apart.
And if someone comes between us
it's the death of my heart,
it's the death of my heart.

I think about you and I paint a picture.
You wanna love above the law.
And you got a taste for adventure.
It's what you're living for.

We say the same lies.
Anyone to crucify.
We're the victims of the same sensations.
I can be as bad as you.

I step aside, you can understand.
I won't stand in the way but I will if I can.
Not to be your judge and jury.
It's still you inside me.

Ooh, whose word you gonna take?
Whose heart you gonna break?
Not mine.
If I believe your true confessions
I'm never gonna make it.
You know you hurt me for the very last time.

I need you, darling, and it tears me apart.
And if someone comes between us
it's the death of my heart,
it's the death of my heart.

My gun is loaded and I'm ready for war.
I come and get you and I kick down the door.
There's no way, I can't let you leave.
I'm not working for the enemy. Ah.

Ooh, whose word you gonna take?
Whose heart you gonna break?
Not mine....


EVOLUTION

There's a law in what we do.
We got a quest for something new.
Everything you witness seems to let you down.

If someone gets you from behind.
I got an open mind.
And you've been thirsty for the friend you found.

Close your eyes and make a wish.
I don't wanna mess with mother nature.
(Knowing that you're mine.)
You said I could see
you with another and we all get satisfied.

It's a form of evolution,
it's a kind of moving on,
an eternal source of pleasure,
in being the one.

When your love is for the giving,
it's a case of destiny.

You know we look for the same insane games.
Got to be commital to be a little deviation.

So I get all wound up inside.
I can see your scene unwind.
You dance together or you dance alone.

And leave the real world in the air.
Love it in leather I don't care.
Everything is legal in the danger zone.

Close your eyes and make a wish.
Later we could cater to the animal.
(Knowing that you're mine.)
It's straight in my face.
You and your lover and the brain is paralyzed.

It's a form of evolution,
it's a kind of moving on,
it's a cycle of emotion,
in being the one.

In the storm of revolution,
what is done can be undone.
You know we look for the same insane games.
Got to be commital to the subtle variations.

It's a form of evolution,
it's a kind of moving on,
it's a cycle of emotion,
in being the one..

If your love is for the giving,
it's a case of destiny,
and you can find your source of pleasure
in being with me.

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