The Saints

Down the Drain
Well I might as well be certified crazy
the way I'm going I might as well be insane
One day down & the next I am floating
high as a kite
my feet don't touch the ground
From a penthouse apartment
to the depths of the ocean
In a greasy mood I go out on the town
seems like I could be forgiven for thinking
that my time has come
lord I am ready to drown
Still I trhink it's better
to stand out in the rain
than go slipping on down the drain
Well if you see me around
when your world is crumbling
give me a call & I'll be along
I know that we are all islands
but I'll swim across
& we can talk about it all
Still I trhink it's better
to stand out in the rain
than go slipping on down the drain

Walk Away
You know that I get weary & I can't go on
sometimes it seems like I might be the only one
& you know when it feels like that
I just want to run
So if you say let's run
I think I better run
But when you say let's stay
I don't think I could even walk away
Many times I get confused
I can't find an open door
everywhere I look all I see just drags me to trhe floor
So if you say let's run
I think I better run
But when you say let's stay
I don't think I could even walk away
How can I pretend I know better
how can I be sure
because people are just like glass they shatter
maybe one day we all get a step closer too.....
Walk away etc etc....

Photograph
There is a photograph in a haunted room
filled with memories that have gone too soon
& as I pass by every day
I say why does it make me feel this way...
There is life in the setting of the sun
& you know I think that it should go on
but as it turns around I have to say
Why does it make me feel this way....
Laughing sun & laughing moon
I know they sould be & I want to be to
but as it turns out I have to say
Why does it make me feel this way.....

The hour
I found out I was in another town
didn't know they had to send out
I was waiting by the telephone
looking out from the top floor
Now this rain is not something I adore
but I was standing there hoping to open up the door
I looked around
put a hand into my pocket
& found a book that I had lost
I was dressed in black
feeling out of time
just waiting for that shiny caddillac
baby send one out to bring me back
There was no one there to tell me
& I myself I couldn't see
that the hour hadn't come
So it's left with only roses
& an uphill climb in sight
no more dancing in the wasteland
I was too wasted anyhow
I placed one hand on my forehead
I shook the other one and sighed
in the now dead room
& the only child
listen....
No one was there to tell me
& I myself I could not see
that the hour hadn't come

Angels
Don't send me roses send me fire
fill me up I'm falling more than I fell before
Save your scars don't leave them burning
take your time don't wait for the rest to come
& come on love we can face another day
I can hear the angels coming to chase the night away...
Easy now & watch for warning
close your eyes & wait for the light to shine
we can take it all together
take my head & give it to a stranger
So come on love we can face another day
I can hear the angels coming to chase the night away...

Imagination
I know a place where we can go
& I can take you there if you try
imagination
I know where we all belong
& we can get back there if we try
imagination
you know what I mean
come on let's dance
I want to sing
I want to set my soul on fire
I can prove it
going grooving
just give me the madness & I'll be free....
I know the sunny days are gone
but we can get them back if you try
imagination
Not everybody like to sing
but we can change their minds
if you got
imagination
you know what I mean
come on let's dance
I want to sing
I want to set my soul on fire
I can prove it
going grooving
just give me the madness & I'll be free...

Only time
All my life I've wasted time
I looked outside to see the signs
lately I have realised
that it's in my mind
it's only a state of mind
Words become an endless stream
of nonsense thought
& nonsense dreamed
who am I to criticise
I am not that wise
or hypnotised
because it's only time.....
Empty words from an empty shell
what lives within I cannot tell
who am I to criticise
I am not that wise
or hypnotised
because it's only time.....

Someone to tell me
When I rise in the morning
open my eyes in the cold dark rain
my coat is no protection
it won't stop me from going insane
in all of these feelings
babe it's so hard to find
an escape from the confusion
yes that is very hard to find
I guess you can feel it
I close my eyes
I can't stand the strain
There is a rage I can't cage here
I'm trapped inside this brain
in all of these feelings
babe it's so hard to find
an escape from the confusion
yes that is very hard to find
Now I want someone to tell me what to do
& someone to tell me if it's true
because I can't see it now......

Heavy metal
I read all my fan mail from the zoo today
all my friends in the jungle they want me back to stay
that I'm free don't make no sense to me
all of my mind has gone down the drain
& I can see just what you mean
I ain't moving on
I live my life every day in a comic book style
I'd sell myself every morning just to get a second hand smile
that I'm free is a mockery
because nothing here feels very real to me
& I can see
just what you mean
I ain't moving on....
I put a spell on you etc etc......
So when you see me around won't let me know that you are fine
& when I'm out on the town I might come up & see you sometime
hope to christ baby that I'm not wrong
& if I am then I'll swing along
then you can see
just what I mean
I ain't moving on......

Ghost Ships
Ghost ships are sailing on empty seas
the light that was in the darkness
it does not shine on me.
Like an old man I run to find the shore
& the light that was in your eyes
doesn't shine there anymore
So wait until tomorrow and then we'll see
I don't know about tomorrow..........
Cold is the wind that blows in my mind
Crazy in this mood that has to be mine
I would run but I am tired
& I feel that I must be hypnotised
Ch.....etc etc


all titles CJ Bailey
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