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Second Coming (1994)




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01. Breaking Into Heavens
02. Driving South
03. Ten Storey Love Song
04. Daybreak
05. Your Star
06. Straight To The Man
07. Begging You
08. Tightrope
09. Good Times
10. Tears
11. How Do You Sleep
12. Love Spreads





Breaking Into Heaven (Squire)
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I've been casing your joint for the best years of my life
Like the look of your stuff, outta sight
When I'm hungry and when I'm cold
When I'm having it rough or just getting old

Listen up sweet child of mine
Have I got news for you
Nobody leaves this place alive
They'll die and join the queue

Better man the barricades I'm coming in tonight
Had a line of my dust, outta sight
When I wander and when I roam
I'll find a soul I can trust I'm coming home

Listen up sweet child of mine
Have I got news for you
Nobody leaves this place alive
They'll die and join the queue, sing it

I'm, I'm gonna break right into heaven
I can't wait anymore

Heavens gates won't hold me I'll saw those suckers down
Laughing loud at your locks when they hit the ground
Every icon in every town
Hear this your numbers up I'm coming round

Listen up sweet child of mine
Have I got news for you
Nobody leaves this place alive
They'll die and join the queue, sing it

I'm, I'm gonna break right into heaven
I can't wait anymore

How many times will I have to tell you
You don't have to wait to die
You can have it all anytime you want it
Yeah, the kingdom's all inside


Driving South (Squire)
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Driving south round midnight, man, I must have been insane
Driving south round midnight, in a howling hurricane
I stopped for an old man hitcher at a lonely old crossroad
He said "I'm going nowhere, I'm only here to see if I can steal your soul."

"I'm not trying to make you I don't want to touch your skin
I know all there is to know about you and all your sins.
Well, you ain't too young or pretty and you sure as hell can't sing
Anytime you want to sell your soul I've got a toll free number you can ring."

"I'm not trying to make you I don't want to touch your skin
I know all there is to know about you and all your sins.
Well, you ain't too young or pretty and you sure as hell can't sing
Anytime you want to sell your soul I've got a toll free number you can ring."

0 eight 00 triple six, oh yeah
0 eight 00 triple six, oh yeah

I stopped for an old man hitcher at a lonely old crossroad
He said "I'm going nowhere, I'm only here to see if I can steal your soul."



Ten Storey Love Song (Squire)
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When your heart is black and broken and you need a helping hand
When you're so much in love you don't know just how much you can stand
When your questions go unanswered and the silence is killing you
Take my hand baby, I'm your man I got loving enough for two

Ten storey love song, I built this thing for you, ooh
Who can take you any higher than twin peak mountain blue?
Oh well, I built this thing for you
And I love you true

There's no sure-fire set solution, no short cut through the trees
No breach in the wall that they put there to keep you from me
As you're lying awake in the darkness, this everlasting night
Someday soon, don't know where or when, you're gonna wake up and see the light

Ten storey love song, I built this thing for you
Who can take you any higher than twin peak mountain blue?
Oh well, I built this thing for you
And I love you true

Ten storey love song, I built this thing for you
Who can take you any higher than twin peak mountain blue?
Oh well, I built this thing for you
And I love you true



Daybreak (Brown/Mounfield/Squire/Wren)
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This is the daybreak and this is the love we make, for love is the law here
You got to know how I love it, yeah, it's more than a mover
You know it takes all fast, all song, stone cold wild.
Bring the love in son, brother, man, true nature child
I think I'll sing it

From Atlanta, Georgia, to Longsight, Manchester
Everyone ready, so, so willing and able, yeah, yeah, yeah,
For the love you make, gone 'ome sis', huh, yeah, wooh!

She built it to make ya, we all love makers ain't we?
Sister Rosa Lee Parks, love forever her name in your heart
Forever in my heart, mmm, yeah, woh, yeah!

As I sing this song, someone just got rolled on, hey oh hey, yeah, wooh, yeah.

New York City to Addis Abababababa
Keep on keeping strong, keep on keeping on

So why no stack for black on a radio station in this, the city?
Been going on so long, level on the line, I'm a leaf on the vine of time
Black bones are the original bones
And this the whole wide world should know, y'all
I came to sing this song in your city
Ooh, for the dreamers, one more for the dreamers, yeah



Your Star Will Shine (Squire)
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Your star will shine again one day
Through deep blue velvet skies
Shine for all the world to see
The universe in your eyes

When the storm outside is raging
And the dogs they howl your name
Lay down, sleep, I'll kiss you
Your star will shine again.

Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah

Hush my darling, don't you cry, I'll stay by your side until morning
All through the night I'll watch the skies

And your distant sun will shine
Like the gun that's trained right between your Daddy's eyes



Straight To The Man (Brown)
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Saying this revalation, call delia station
An initiation, all you'd better beware
Who'll cast the first stone?
Skin to the bone, bring it all on home, bring it on for Jerome
So, new castle, build a brand new castle, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Straight to the man

On an island of traders, you know they're tryin' to fade ya
No-one can train you, no-one evade you, no-one can fade you
Saying "Don't be late, no, the train won't wait"
Saying "Don't be late, no, the boat can't wait"
Saying "Don't be late, no, the train nor the boat or the train can't wait, yeah "

Do the do, do the do, do the do do
Do the do, do the do do do
Do the do, do the do do do do do do do do the, heading straight for the man
Oh, you know they'll never evade you

So now I stand here, love cuts down a revolver
Am stern damn in Sodom and Gomorrah
So I'm singing to King Stone, your teaching it's on
They say it's a fable, though I was made able
I slipped through the net, wanna bet it's a ramble, a sandstorm
One slip you don't ever forget, who could ever forget? You know I never forget
Do do do, do do do, do do do do do do do, do do do do, Straight to the man
Oh, you know they're trying to fade you

Saw this revalation, call delia station
I don't need no powder, one kinder, easy blind ya
Yeah, the ice of Grande Bretagne owes a debt,
Say, the ice of Grande Bretagne
All the eyes of Grande Bretagne all the eyes of Grande Bretagne owes a debt
Yeah the eyes of Grande Bretagne all eyes of Grande Bretagne owes us a debt



Begging You (Squire/Brown)
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I'm begging you,
I'm begging you.

The fly on the coachwheel told me that he got it and he knew what to do with it,
Everybody saw it, saw the dust that he made
King bee in a frenzy, ready to blow, got the horn good to go wait,
Oh, his sting's all gone, now he's begging you, begging you

Here is a warning, the sky will divide
Since I took off the lid, now there's nowhere to hide
Now I'm begging you, I'm begging you
This is a mystery not to be solved
But be minded, like minded, I'm gone
Still I'm with you, I'm begging you, I'm begging you

Give it over, give it over
Give it over, give it begging you
Give it over, give it over
Give it over, yeah I'm begging you, I'm begging you

Weigh it and say it, is it all in a name
Does it call you or maul you and drive you insane
Can it make you remember, time is in place
Now I'm belling you, I'm begging you

The fly on the coachwheel told me that he got it and he knew what to do with it
Everybody saw it, saw the dust that he made
Make all the dust that you can, make all the dust that you can
King bee in a frenzy ready to blow



Tightrope (Squire)
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You should have been an angel, it would've suited you
My gold-leafed triptych angel, she knows just what to do
In the half light of morning, in a world between the sheets
I swear I saw her angel wing, my vision was complete

And I know I'll never want another lover, my sweet
Can there be more in this world than the joy of just watching you sleep?
I don't know just what to feel
Won't someone tell me my love's real?

Are we etched in stone or just scratched in the sand
Waiting for the waves to come and reclaim the land?
Will the sun shine all sweetness and light
Burn us to a cinder, our third stone satellite?

I'm on a tightrope, baby, nine miles high
Striding through the clouds, on my ribbon in the sky
I'm on a tightrope, one thing I've found
I don't know how to stop, and it's a long, long, long, long way down

She's all that ever mattered, and all that ever will
My cup, it runneth over, I'll never get my fill
The boats in the harbour, slip from their chains
Head for new horizons, let's do the same

I'm on a tightrope, baby, nine miles high
Striding through the clouds, on my ribbon in the sky
I'm on a tightrope, one thing I've found
I don't know how to stop, and it's a

Tightrope, baby, nine miles high
Striding through the clouds, on my ribbon in the sky
I'm on a tightrope, one thing I've found
I don't know how to stop, and it's a long, long, long, long way down



Good Times (Squire)
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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
I'll tell you my story man, I wish I'd never been born
I'm loose at the seams, I've broken my dreams
And my hand, it shakes the pen
Come on, come on now, baby, let the good times roll again, yeah

Where did our sweet love go? Who stole away our time?
Why do the stars above refuse to shine?
The harder I try to paint a picture of the way it was back then
The more I miss the good times, baby, let it roll again

Good times baby, this is the time
I need to know that your love is mine
Love me up, yeah, reel me in
I'm hooked, line and sinker, she's my heroin

How many days have I been lying on my back
Staring at the ceiling girl, stretching on your rack?
The harder I try to paint a picture of the way it was back then
The more I miss the good times, baby, let it roll again

Good times baby, this is the time
I need to know that your love is mine
Love me up, yeah, reel me in
I'm hooked, line and sinker, she's my heroin

Said I'm hooked now, I'm not fakin',
I'm here till the day I die
Can't get enough now, my heart is aching
I'm in too deep to stop, all I want is those
Good times baby, show me a sign
I need to know that your love is mine
Love me up, yeah, reel me in
I'm hooked, line and sinker, she's my heroin



Tears (Squire)
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Our love, girl, is going through changes
I don't know if I'm alive, dead, dying or just a little jaded
Someone throw me a line
You know I need it, I need it bad

Lost in a maze of my own making
No way out that I can find, send home your hard working jury
I'm going down this time
You'd better believe it, yes, you had

So if you hear me crying, or talking in my sleep
Don't be afraid, it's just the hours that I keep
We gotta love to last for a million years
A love that could never fade through the tracks of your tears

All I can do is hope that you will see me fall
Do your best to smash my picture on your wall
Forgive me baby, absolve me, my dear
I've seen the future in the tracks of your tears

I've seen the future in the tracks of your tears
Of your tears, of your tears

I cast a shorter shadow with every passing day
No time to think, I'm just fading away
Some kind of magic in all your hopes and fears
Show me the future through the tracks of your tears



How Do You Sleep (Squire)
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I've seen your severed head at a banquet for the dead
All dressed up for dinner, looked so fine
Your shining silver salver so tastefully powdered
With the finest military quick lime

Now try and picture this, as I gave you a kiss
The apple in your mouth slipped in mine
The orchestra played the sweetest serenade
We laughed as we put away your wine

So raise your glasses, here's a toast to wasted lives
May all their ghosts come back to haunt you
And tell you how they died

How do you sleep?
How do you last the night and keep the dogs at bay?
How do you feel when you close your eyes, and try and drift away?
Does it feel any better now?
Does it mean any more when the angel of death comes knock, knocking,
And banging at your door?

When all the fun was over, I put you on my shoulder
Took you home, away from it all
Shot down and claimed, mounted and framed
Tastefully hung up on my wall
Are my dreams your nightmares? I hope they all come true
Get off your knees, the party's over
I'm coming home to you

How do you sleep?
How do you last the night and keep the dogs at bay?
How do you feel when you close your eyes, and try and drift away?
Does it feel any better now?
Does it mean any more when the angel of death comes knock, knocking,
And banging at your door?

How do you sleep?
How do you last the night and keep the dogs at bay?
How do you feel when you close your eyes, and try and drift away?
Does it feel any better now?
Does it mean any more when the angel of death comes knock, knocking,
And banging at your door, at your door?



Love Spreads (Squire)
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Love spreads her arms, waits there for the nails
I forgive you, boy, I will prevail
Too much to take, some cross to bear
I'm hiding in the trees with a picnic, she's over there, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

She didn't scream, she didn't make a sound
I forgive you boy, but don't leave town
Cold black skin, naked in the rain
Hammer flash in the lightning, they're hurting her again

Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen

Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen

I have a dream, I've seen the light
Don't put it out, say she's alright, yeah, she's my sister

She didn't scream, she didn't make a sound
I forgive you boy, but don't leave town
Cold black skin, naked in the rain
Hammer flash in the lightning, they're hurting her again
Oh, oh, ooh
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen

Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen

Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen

Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen

Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen

Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen

Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen

Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen

I have a dream, I've seen the light
Don't put it out, say she's alright, yeah, she's my sister



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