Devin Townsend

Ocean Machine tracks

Lyrics

1. SEVENTH WAVE

Running away, running away
Running away forever
It was her only chance of finding home
Running away, running away
Running away together...
With only thoughts of finding home

I'll wait for the ocean to rise up
And meet me as it rose up before
(I'll know the time)
I'll wait for the ocean to rise up
And greet me as it rose up before
(I'll know the year)

Because you're never alone
Even when you're alone
You're never alone...
Watch the seventh wave

Running away, running away
Running into the weather
With only thoughts of finding home
Running away, running away
Running away forever
I realize I'm on my own

On my way pass it on
On my way pass it on

I'll wait for the ocean to rise up
And meet me as it rose up before
(I'll know the time)
I'll wait for the ocean to rise up
And greet me as it rose up before

We're never alone
Even when you're alone
We're never alone... watch the ocean




2. LIFE

My life is all that I've known
And it's all that keeps me here
My time is all that I own
So I won't let it slip away...

How long can this life go on
Who we are what we are...
I'll see you on the other side

Wouldn't you rather live it on your own
Even when it bends you over
So when it comes time to go home
You don't let them fade away...

How long can this all go on?
How long till it's over?
And how long till it all comes down?
And how bad do we need a new reminder?




3. NIGHT

Here I am, driving through Japan at night
Here I am, pretending everything's alright
And I've got so far to go before the morn
And I can't believe how much it hurts at home

Here I am, living life inside a comic book
Here I am, bored with everything...

And I can't believe that I'm here to stay
'Cause I never worked it out this way
And I love you more than I can say
But I hate you every other way

Rain, falling down
Rain, falling down
Rain, falling down
Rain, falling down over me

I think I'm closer now
I think I'm closer now
I'm getting closer now
Under the light of the moon

And I can't believe that I'm here to
Stay, 'cause I never worked it out...
And I love you more than I can say
But I hate you every other...
And I'll keep my world from falling apart
In the corner of an aching heart
So say you'll come into the city
Come back with me please...




4. HIDE NOWHERE

Cold blue waves
Cold dead sky
See in the sea what I need to be
Cold blue waves

Cold blue mind... (hear them talk about)
Cold dead mind

See in the sea what is and what will be

Every dream I have wants me to stay
Every night I try to find a way

I hide nowhere
They hide in my world
I have nowhere to go
Dreams come as they...
Sleep comes as it...
Dreams come as they do




5. SISTER

(Instrumental)




6. 3 A.M.

Time will be on my side
No looking back this time
All that I've known is gone
Time to be moving on...




7. VOICES IN THE FAN

Who's the weakest now?
Caught up in the wire
I'm already gone
Who's the weakest now?

It's the grey days that
I'll remember the most
It's the grey times in the water
Before morning

I won't be alone
Think of me at night
Send my love to home
I'll be alright

It's the grey days that
I'll remember the most
It's the grey times in the water
Before morning

And it's only tonight that
I'll be able to leave
And it's only the weak
That cry for me in morning

Because tonight there will be no sleep
Tonight it comes for me
Please, help them understand
I've become the voices in the fan

Goodbye




8. GREETINGS

From my world, I bring you greetings
From our world, I bring you greetings
It's so hard to tame them
It will be so hard to prove them wrong
I believe, we'll lose our world for them...
I believe, we'd throw up arms before
Them...
And bore them
So call it home




9. REGULATOR

I'm regulated
I'm regulated
Odd times and all
Odd times and all

Regulator, no meantime at all

Time won't wait for me




10. FUNERAL

Jesus, here lies my brother
Tortured and blown
Stretch for the heavens and go
I watch him go
Here it comes

Jesus was a poor boy
Jesus was a poor boy
It's justa spring clean for the May queen
I'm coming home

And this one's for the life
This one's for the funeral in the rain
And if only for tonight
This one's for the funeral in the rain

The day's gone and the year's gone
And I don't know when I'm coming home
I can't hold on to what I've had
When what I've had
There's nothing left at all...

So this one's for the life
This one's for the funeral in the rain
And if only for tonight
Close your eyes and try to sleep again...

A world away, you turn away
I'm wide awake, and I don't need your home
Tell me why he went, it seems to be
An element to this mystery
It's so cold today, so I get away, and I'm left behind with nothing but words...




11. BASTARD

Not one of the better days
Nighttime, turn around
Lonely is the city tonight
Nighttime, all around
Lonely in the city tonight

Grey people stare at a static sky (as you will)
Ours is not to question why

Same thing, every time
It always seems to need what I'm not
To all the hopeful ones:
Nobody gives a fuck what you've got

I only wish that I could pray to god
(but you will)
Stay longer
Please don't leave me alone

Bastard, mother, father, no...
Time passed quicker than you will ever know
And they can push me harder
But you know I'll never go
And they will justify it, but you know
It will take them slow

The girl from blue city
The lights from across the harbour
And the boys are out on the corners
Sex in the neon basements (red and smelly)
And don't feel a thing (it's too cold to worry)
So in the corner by the dock
Where there's no light
It smells like piss but no one knows
And right now just to sleep would be alright

Feel old, gone where the feelings go
Gone now in a field of green
Gone where feelings go...




12. THE DEATH OF MUSIC

Question...
Leapt like dog from man...
Terminate high thinking...
Known in your prophecy...

Sun... Son...
Sun it shifts, and brittleness subsides
To sleep... sleep away

One comes, the rain will always be
And things I am
Are things that should not be
They laughed at me but we never bothered

My friends and I
There were no others

Now it comes...
Bolt across the blue...
Shadows dance over the land...
Walls high, water deep
Brick and steel gathering speed
Guess it's just a feeling
Guess it's just a feeling...

Rain may come
The rain may never be
In things you are
Are things I need to be
My friends were there but they never bothered

Now there's you and I an
There are no others

It's like when death becomes musical
It's musical
It's like a death becomes musical
Musical

And it comes...
To make sure that he will never rise
And the groans from the bellies
Have never cried this hard
And the eyes of the wicked ones
Have never been full of dust
In the middle of the sea it waits...
Closer...

Home, nor anywhere on Earth on that final day will anyone be apart
One...schooled...together...
Towards the sea...
And we may drown, fly, fall from faith
But the pain won't be realized
Because the emotions will hit as god should
And the mountains will offer no shelter
And the clouds will be no cover...
No matter where we run...

Don't die on me
Don't go away
When I need you here
In my need

The rain will come
The rain will always be
In things I am
Are things that have to be
My friends have come and I never bothered

Myself and I
There is no other

It's like a death becomes musical
It's musical




13. THINGS BEYOND THINGS

Once when I was young, I used to dream for hours and hours
I'd dream a world that wasn't small...
And I'd travel to a valley where under trees and earth
I'd set my girl...
And I knelt down by her head
And lay roses in her hair and I kissed her gently...
But this is what you are
As the sun sets in my eyes I know...
I know I know I know I know I know

And I know this one's the light
And the worm inside of me
Is the oldest wound that I've nursed along
So don't try to get inside
These things inside are wrong, things beyond things

It's sick now
It's rotten to the core, its eyes bulge and gaze at me...
Lovingly...
And I remember this smell from my dreams except it was sweeter then...
And even in this room, where I used to lock my secrets
It's starting to smell just like my friend
And I told you not to breathe, so now I sit and watch the rain, I know
I know I know I know I know I know I know I know

And I know this one's the dark
And the woman inside of me, is the oldest wound that
I've nursed along...
So don't try to get inside
These things inside are all just things