Uriah Heep

Sonic Origami tracks

Lyrics

1. BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

[Dedicated to David Byron and Gary Thain]

You're not the only one
Amongst the saints and sinners
There are those that we can see
And those no longer with us
To take that walk again
With someone you were close to
On stage in the other world tonight

And there are many
Who will say it's speculation
We need to focus on
The sleeping generation
The healing vision
That extends beyond the pain
Will take you there and back again

I can remember
You were no stranger
As you came to me
Dreamers walking
And in that moment
Between two worlds
I saw the furthest star
Exploding all around you

And through the journey
You spoke in silence
And you made it clear
Walk in peace now
Then you touched me
Revealing all upon your way
Inside the burning fountain of time
Of time ...

A time so real as the one
We share each day
The same dimension
Just a heartbeat away
In every part of you
There's so much exploration
Out on the edge of space and time




2. I HEAR VOICES

I feel the pressure
Pushing down on me
Can't face the world
Can't change the things I see
I got my hands in my pockets
Staring at the walls
Can nobody help me
To escape from it all

I hear voices in my head
They taunt me
Can't lock them out
Inside my thoughts
They breathe in me
I got my hands in my pockets
Screaming at the walls
Can nobody help me
To escape from it all

I've got to run to be free
Break the chains round my heart
Take away the pain and the joy
Release the man from the boy
Run to be free, run from the heart
Life will take you where it goes

You can offer me salvation
Feed me when I call
Don't talk to me of sanity
When I'm not quite here at all

I've touched the sun
I felt its warmth in me
So you will never take away my dignity
Cause I've got my hands in my pockets
Fighting for my cause
Can nobody help me
To escape from it all

Run to be free
Break the chains round my heart
Life will take you where it goes
Run to be free
Run from the heart




3. PERFECT LITTLE HEART

When I think about it
Does anybody win
Taking for yourself and giving nothing
Now that we're apart
I see it wasn't really love
I can ride down the road
And let my soul run free

You may think it over
But no matter what you say
You're talking to yourself
And getting nowhere
There ain't no second chances
No reason to pretend
I'm gonna ride down the road
And let my soul run free

Now that we've grown apart
It seems so very sad
Why did it turn so bad and I remember
You said that all good things
Must surely end
Never mind all the hearts
That lie broken

I know I'll never make
The same mistake again
I doesn' matter what you say

Now I think about it
We all need a little time
'Cause if we ain't got love
We ain't got nothing
The doors are opened wide
On my one and only life
Gonna ride down the road
And let my soul run free

I know I'll never make
The same mistake again
But I will always be your friend

Now that we've grown apart
It seems so very sad
Why did it turn so bad and I remember
And I remember

Let my soul run free
Let my soul run free
Did I break your perfect little heart




4. HEARTLESS LAND

I know the world is full of light
So why can't things just work out right
Oh take me, take me
From this heartless land
It used to be so full of love
But now it's only push and shove
Oh take me, take me
From this heartless land

Just a breath of new life
Into an empty sky
From deep inside, where love must lie

No need to play the perfect fool
Stand up for love, break the rule
Oh come with me
You know that you can
I see the sky, I see the ground
What's in between must now be found
There is no life
Inside this heartless land

Just a breath of new life
Into an empty sky
Somewhere in your soul
Where love must lie

And I say ... come to the light
Everyday is getting closer
To your sweet surrender
Out of the cold
'Cause I found a way
That we can fly forever
With direction and peace of mind
The river will flow

Come to the light, my love
'Cause I need you here
I need you here tonight

The chains of love they run so deep
But the hand that writes the law is weak
Oh take me, take me
From this heartless land
'Cause it's the place the broken go
The place that we don't want to know
There is no love
Inside this heartless land




5. ONLY THE YOUNG

I haven't listened to a word you've said
I've been wandering inside my head
Don't care what you think of me
You only see what you want to see
So here I am in my paradise
In my heaven everything is alright

Only the young stay young I said
Speaks the kid inside my head
Only the young stay young inside
Only the young - only the young
Only the young - only the young

I've been around for a long time
Losing my way but not my mind
So I drink and play you along
But who cares when the fire burns on
So I'm out here in my paradise
It's my heaven and it feels so right

Only the young stay young I said
Speaks the kid inside my head
Only the young stay young inside
Only the young stay young I said
Speaks the kid inside my head
Only the young stay young at heart
Only the young - only the young
Only the young - only the young

Live your life - in this time
We've only today - drink life's wine
Don't be fooled
Don't believe what they say
Don't believe what they say

I haven't listened to a word you've said
Say what you like
You're not in my head
Time goes with each breath we take
It rules the world the day we awake
So here I sit here in my paradise
Don't give a damn everything is alright




6. IN THE MOMENT

Here we are
Once more in a world full of fantasy
Dream again
You need to believe in a future
That's bright as the sun
Shining there for you
Shining there for me
I am the mountain high, I am the sea

In the moment you take possession
It'll all disappear and there's the lesson
And the minute you think it's over
Say the word and your dream
Is coming back

All the way
I followed the road that was real to me
And suddenly
You take it for granted
And things don't turn out
Like you planned
When you think you've found
What is good and true
Through the open door
It can really turn on you

So here we are
We look for the light in so many eyes
And in our life
When hope starts to fade
There's a strength that
We give to each other
Walking in the sky over everyone
Head above the coulds
As we're touching the sun




7. QUESTION

There's a lie that runs
Across the human race
There's a truth that draws
A tear upon your face
A child is crying and it echoes
All over the world

If we try to find some
Deep communication
Bring an end to war
And start a new creation
From the truth inside
It's waiting, it's waiting

Suddenly then
The clearest voice will call
Feeling the air
You have no choice at all

Can I ask the question to you
Do you know who you are
Do you know what we're doing here
Try to see the way from within
'Cause it isn't outside
Let your honesty see it clear
Why does anger fit our hearts
With missconception
Turn us inside out in every direction
From the truth inside
That's waiting, it's waiting

Follow the voice
That lives inside your heart
Never the choice
That tears your world apart

Take a walk and be
A wave upon the ocean
Touch the sky and
Feel our spirit in motion
This is the love inside that's waiting
Just waiting

Suddenly everything is there to see
You can be everything you want to be

Are you ready to go my love
Are you ready to be my love
Are you ready to die for love




8. CHANGE

Once there was a man of power
Had no care for human life
Then one day he saw his living lie
Growing all around him
The wheel of change had taken over
Found a love he never knew
Now he teaches children what is true
Gather all around him

What made him choose to turn away
What makes us change our mind
The will to see turns you around
There is no explanation why
There is no rhyme or reason
Just feel the love and you're alive

Running around in your confusion
From the cradle to the grave
Ain't got time to see the world go by
Where are you going
Always moving round in circles
Talking words that never end
Standing in the grip of madness
Why oh why
What are you saying

How can we choose to run away
How do we change our mind
See the perception turn around
There is no explanation why
There is no rhyme or reason
Just feel the love and you're alive

Realise this understanding
Move before it gets too late
Take this chance
Or life will pass you by
This is the only way
We must pull ourselves together
There's so much we must explain
Got to teach the children what is true
There is no other way

Why did we choose to turn away
Why did we change our mind
The will to see turns you around
There is no explanation why
There is no rhyme or reason
Just feel the love and you're alive

The incredible gift of life
Where the fire within burns bright
Every moment we live is true
And the spirit is all in you




9. SHELTER FROM THE RAIN

When our hearts were young
We put our hands into the flames
Felt the heat from our emotions
We had fire in our veins
All those night we'd spend
Alone in your room
Though my silent thoughts
I still remember

We would use the power of love
Free our souls in endless love
We would sacrifice
Our hopes and dreams
Because without love
Our world would surely die

When our hearts were young
We never thought that
Life would change
Now the seasons go on
Oh why do we shelter from the rain
And all those nights we'd spend
Alone in your room
Through my silent thoughts
I still remember

When our hearts were young
We had fire in our veins
And each time we touched
We'd melt in the flames
When our hearts were young
We knew pleasure, we knew plain
But each time we kissed
We'd burn in the flames
Feel the fire in our veins




10. EVERYTHING IN LIFE

It doesn't matter what you say
The cards are in your favour
We don't need no magic ride
To take you far away
Just give it a silent thought
And you will find the power

'Cause everything in life
Will tell you something
Yeah everything in life can set you free

Can you remember a distant dream
That holds your real attention
You don't a preacher's word
To know what's going on
The secret is all aboard
The wings of your perception

Stand up and fight your troubled mind
Wait no longer
See the power in your life

Disbelievers come on strong
Lost in self importance
They don't know an average man
Can see this mystery
Jump into the twilight world
And gather your awareness




11. ACROSS THE MILES

When I'm all alone on a distant path
And my ticket home
Has been torn in half
Oh, I can hear your voice girl
I can feel your touch
Across the miles tonight

On the road again will it always be
That the dream has changed
On its way to reality
Oh but the thought of you
Strange how it pulls me through
Across the miles tonight

And I am sending you this message
Through the wires tonight
Just close your eyes and hold on tight
And here I am concentrating girl
With all my might
Now the sound of your laughter
Trails off through the midnight sky

As the miles go by cities come and go
When you close your eyes
And listen to the radio
Girl can you hear my song
The signal is clear and strong
Across the miles tonight

And I am sending you this message
Through the wires tonight
Just close your eyes and hold on tight
And here I am concentrating girl
With all my might
Now the sound of your laughter
Trails off across the miles




12. FEELS LIKE

I can feel your sadness
From what I said to you
I'm drinking my forgiveness
So restless and confused
I don't know what I see
But it looks a lot like love
Showing me something
Deeper then deep in my soul

And it makes me feel like
I'm at the point of no return - feels like
I'm at the point
It makes me feel like
I'm at the point of no return - feels like
I'm at the point

I was drifting through the days
With nowhere else to turn
I finally discovered
How much I have to learn
I shouldn't be afraid
For you to bring my love
Taking me somewhere
Deeper than deep in my soul

This time my heart will lead the way
To win the game you'got to play

You love me like a lover
I see it in your face
No need to think it over
No need to run the race
I don't know if you planned it
But you're driving me insane
Telling me something
Over and over again




13. THE GOLDEN PALACE

Locked behind the door
Taken by force
But I'm not guilty of the crime
How can this be real
What is aganst the law
To say what's on your mind
Then I see your face
So warm as it comforts me
And tells me I am not alone
Pray for me tonight
Give me the strength of love
To help me cross the virgin snow

I will run till daybreak
My tears will fade away
They'll never take me again
No I'm never going back
'Cause when I get to the golden palace
Everything will surely be so clear

Can we give ourselves
Like a mother to her child

They took a part of me
Whenever I think of it
I shiver to the bone
The scar is on my heart
When will the crimes of
Inhumanity be known
I am only one voice
I will not fade away
So many are silent
But I will never look back
'Cause when I get to the golden palace
Everything will surely disappear

The snow has gone at last
I'm out of the shadows and into the sun
And then I see you smile
Angel of mercy
The fight has jus begun
I can hear them calling
Across the frozen land
The world will hear us
You know it's never too late
'Cause when we get
To the golden palace
The memory will surely be so clear




14. SWEET PRETENDER [Bonustrack]

I didn't see you standing there
You took me by surprise
In your long silk dress
And those deep brown eyes
I was captured by your smile
But when fate put out its hand
You're walking to your love
How was I to resist
The passion and the kiss
We raised the future alone

She stole my body and soul
With a heart next to mine
I didn't wanna face the day
But I have no choice when we kiss

She said
Goodnight my sweet pretender
Tonight we live forever
One heart, one soul
On the edge of the world
Goodnight my sweet pretender
Feels like we died together
In each others arms
On the edge of the world

When she touched me so warm
And so was her body
A kiss she gave to me
The name she said to pain and pleasure
Time my soul rescue me
But I know I'd be here on my own
As soon as the sun would rise
I didn't wanna face the day
But I have no choice when we kiss

I've dreamed of a place I know
With the shadows of my past
Still remain
You're buried in the midst of time
For always you'll be the sun that shines
Shines on me