Threshold (UK)

Concert in Paris tracks

Lyrics

1. FREAKS

Adjustment to nature's blueprint for life
Cutting the membranes adding the throwback splice
Holding our species future in our hands
Writing a language we don't understand

Writing a language we don't understand
Holding our species future in our hands
Cutting the membranes adding the throwback splice
Adjustment to nature's blueprint for life

We all come from beyond the naked eye
Atomic individuals with elemental minds
We can take our surgery and stick it in between
The leaves of your humanity and wipe the pages clean

Yes we can make a few tweaks
Yes we will create some freaks

Isn't it for liberty the search for mental man
We have the right to implement it just because we can
Our moral fibre stretches to the new world of the brave
We stand alone unchaperoned there's no one here to save

Yes we can make a few tweaks
Yes we will create some freaks

And in the concentrated contents of this flask
A future generation's divorcing it's own past
And it is beautiful and it is clean, obscene

Yes we can make a few tweaks
Yes we will create some freaks
Adjustments to nature's unique
Blueprint for life




2. TURN ON TUNE IN

When i speak to you it's in the language of the 20th Century people
The ones who are the stars of stage and screen
Everything i say has been taught to me by my favourite tv Programme
The one that i watch each and every week

Turn on tune in drop out

If i concentrate i can break through the wash but only for A moment
My lucid thoughts are lost and out of reach
I would rather fall back into my familiar comfortable Persona
The one that my tv was bought to teach

Turn on tune in drop out

I can be the hero who can fly around the sun
I can scare you shitless i saw how on channel one
I think that i'm impressing you with funny anecdotes
I got them from my kid's tv and he's too young to vote

We're living in a fantasy but that's ok with me
You believe the whole thing too we're all on mtv
Buy into the merchandise and then it becomes real
Palpable and plastic packaged neatly on the reel

Don't even go outside you will be destroyed
Best to stay inside take the networked ride

When i sing to you it's through the haze of mild and modern Schizophrenia
The one where i am not the man i am
If i glimpse the real then i am scared into the rampant Paranoia
The one where i am still a tv fan

Turn on tune in strung out




3. LONG WAY HOME

I thought that you were driving or never thought to ask
All the while you left me in control
Somehow i'm surviving it doesn't seem so hard
Cos i'm not on this journey all alone

And i know the way i'm feeling but i just can't find the Words

I go my own way down i fall again
I see the sunrise only taste the rain
What you remind me i already know
Unless i follow every road with you
I take the long way home

You weren't supposed to find me i tried so hard to hide
I never thought you'd want to track me down
I thought that you disowned me every time i strayed
I guess i had it all the wrong way round

And i know the way i'm going but i just can't find the road

I go my own way down i fall again
I see the sunrise only taste the rain
What you remind me i already know
Unless i follow every road with you
I take the long way home

And i know that i believe you but i just can't keep the Faith

I go my own way down i fall again
I see the sunrise only taste the rain
What you remind me i already know
Unless i follow every road with you
I take the long way home




4. CHANGE

All my life been holding on to nothing
All my hopes were castles in the sand
I've read words with no comprehension
I've had dreams i don't understand
Here i am falling down
All i want is a comforting hand

Giving the same as anybody out there
Living on guilt 'stead of living on prayer
Keep the fire lit i'm making that change for you
Kicking the ground with every step that i take
Letting you down with every promise i break
Don't let go i'm making that change for you

Time goes on to help you find the answers
Why you're alive and where you go
Life goes on but you don't stop to wonder
What there is that you still don't know
Here i am growing old
I've got to hold that comforting hand

Giving the same as anybody out there
Living on guilt 'stead of living on prayer
Keep the fire lit i'm making that change for you
Kicking the ground with every step that i take
Letting you down with every promise i break
Don't let go i'm making that change for you




5. DEVOTED

We fear the void like some dark temptation
(calling you under)
Pulling us off course
Just as we are beginning to get closer
Closer to the light, closer to the light

And it gets harder to concentrate
And it gets harder to concentrate
And it gets harder to concentrate

And we must keep our faces pointing
Straight into the light
And upwards into his domain
We can have help as we are getting closer
Closer to the light, closer to the light

And it gets harder to compensate
And it gets harder to compensate
And it gets harder to compensate

I can see you, you're not there fog of existence fills the air
I can't matter now i've found art of freedom, safe and sound
When i feel that hope is lost only the devoted know the cost




6. LIGHT AND SPACE

As you look on your surroundings from the mountain to the
Sea
You find everything i gave you you see everything but me
I am the storm that won't be calmed i am the calm that Follows
I'm in the stars that fill your sky and when i choose

I'll be in your thoughts i'll be in your dreams
All the light you see all the air you breathe

As you look on all the hurting and the finger points at me
You see freedom in deserting and the cost of being free

I painted the heavens the sun and the moon
I know what's beyond them i know you
I know what's before you and what's going to be
But now is the moment you'll find me

And all that you ever thought will fall to the ground like Snow
Clearing the air you breathe whitening all you know
And all that you ever see is never the same again
Your eyes will be open wide then you will understand

As your science takes you further you'll eventually concede
You can only scratch the surface i'm the one who's playing me
I am the road that won't be found i am the sign that guides you
I'm in the air that's all around and when i choose

I'll be in your thoughts i'll be in your dreams
All the light you see all the air you breathe




7. THE RAVAGES OF IME

I was much too far out all my life and not waving but drowning

First there is an ocean then there is no ocean then there is
And then we have a mountain range and then a plain and a Range again
Last there is a desert then a fertile plain then dry again
Once there was a people then there were none then some more Did live

Then there was a city then a pile of rocks and a town again
Then they made a weapon that destroyed the lot in a cloud Of rain
Then they raised a temple to a god who died and failed them
Then they left and travelled far and then they flew back Home again

In the gardens of the dead when the disembodied entity said
Let there be body let there be mind let there be man unkind
She gave the reasoning to me and now the guilt is all on me

I entered in & my seed spread generations spawned from the Visions in my head
We raised it up and we pulled it down we advertised and Marketed up town
She gave the reasoning to me and now the guilt is all on me

I can tell the world the ravages of time will seek you out
I can tell the world the savageness of mind will find you Out

I was destroyed and i lived again my unborn children Strengthening the strain
Countless lives marching throughout time marking out the Details of my crime
She gave the reasoning to me and now the guilt is all on me

I can tell the world the ravages of time will seek you out
I can tell the world the savageness of mind will find you Out

And the knowledge that i have gained has been lost again And again and again
But it's really all the same all that has changed is the Name
She gave the reasoning to me and now the guilt is all on me

I can tell the world the ravages of time will seek you out
I can tell the world the savageness of mind will find you Out




8. PARADOX

He makes big generators chewing up the atmosphere
He learns the secrets of nature then destroys her without Fear

See him burning the fruits of his labours
And with joy in his heart digs the graves of those
That he's trying to save oh, self destruction's his aim
See the soil turn to dust see the steel turn to rust
Killing all those he loves thanking god up above

The paradox of man the paradox of man
He has colossal power but he's helpless as a lamb
He's a mass of contradiction the paradox of man

And he envies the power of his neighbours
And he still fails to see he's become his own
Worst enemy oh, will he ever learn?
See the truth turn to lies see the greed in his eyes
Wasting all that remains his soul trapped in chains

The paradox of man the paradox of man
He makes big generators chewing up the atmosphere
He learns the secrets of nature then destroys her without Fear

Soil turn to dust, can his power ever last?
The chains of his gain, reveal secrets of his past
Bitter is his greed, but man will never pay
Oh lead me through, lead me through, the faults of his rage

He has colossal power but he's helpless as a lamb
He's a mass of contradiction the paradox of man