Bob Catley

The Tower tracks

Lyrics

1. DREAMS

How, even now your fate is sealed
With the hound upon your heels, lie still
Tremble and the jaws could kill, now
How, in the terror that you feel
Does it touch you like the coldest steel?
Why is everything so real, now?

Fall to this premonition, a crystal ball of vain ambition
This warning keeps on calling, don't ignore this fatal spore

Dreams, we can never escape from our dreams
'Cause we're bent out of shape in our dreams
By the terror from which we run
In our dreams, there's a matter to face in our dreams
And there's no better place than our dreams
To prepare for the night to come

How, can you hide or run away
In the thunder, when the rain drenched streets
Turn to clay beneath your feet, now
How, as your dreams come into play
Is it everything you crave could be?
All you were afraid to see, now

Crawl through this demolition, a catastrophic late omission
This warning keeps on calling, can't ignore the strange rapport

Dreams, we can never escape from our dreams
'Cause we're bent out of shape in our dreams
By the terror from which we run
In our dreams, there's a matter to face in our dreams
And there's no better place than our dreams
To prepare for the night to come

It's the world that is turning for a cold heart of stone
It's only in dreams that you're never alone
For the candle is burning and we're wiser, still learning
That no living creature is bad to the bone
In your dreams the night betrays memories you hide away

Dreams, we can never escape from our dreams
'Cause we're bent out of shape in our dreams
By the terror from which we run
In our dreams, there's a matter to face in our dreams
And there's no better place than our dreams
To prepare for the night to come




2. SCREAM

There's a line of speech inside us, each is different yet the same
And it lies in wait, to shine, to say, "it's over" once again
It seems to me, such a tragedy, that love should have to end
So I've learned to see just "i and me" my one and only friend

It's a tribute to the thousands, who have loved and lost in vain
Love is born and yet to my regret, it always dies in pain
It seems to me that reality has let me down again
As the daylight sleeps, the silence greets my one and only friend
My one and only friend
My one and only friend

You bring me down, you never listen to a single word I say
I'm just an echo in your ears, you cast away
Once again, to a long forgotten place inside your heart
But I know it's not the same

For even now, you never ever clear a space or time for me
In spite of everything, I've loved you faithfully
Can't you see, that I thought my love was safe inside your heart
Don't you throw it all away

When I scream inside, I scream to god, I scream "don't tease me any more"
When I scream inside, I scream, "I'm only made of flesh and bone"
When I scream inside, I scream to god, I scream "don't bleed me any more"
When I scream inside, I scream, "I'll perish, I will turn to stone"
Be anything, but all alone

You can be cruel, I knew you'd welcome every chance to break the rules
And when you're running out of broken-hearted fools
Then you're gone, like an apparition feeding on the hearts
That you break along the way

I couldn't see, it's only now I realise what blind can be
And now you've finally overstepped the line for me
We were one, but I'm better off without you from now on
Say goodbye, don't hesitate

When I scream inside, I scream to god, I scream "don't tease me any more"
When I scream inside, I scream, "I'm only made of flesh and bone"
When I scream inside, I scream to god, I scream "don't bleed me any more"
When I scream inside, I scream, "I'll perish, I will turn to stone"
Be anything, but all alone

What a world is this when joy and bliss turn sour just the same?
It's a precipice, a final kiss extinguishes the flames
In a carnival of a life where the excitement never ends
Just for now I'll sit in silence with my one and only friend
My one and only friend
My one and only friend




3. FAR AWAY

Staring at a midnight sun, torn across a violet seam now
Bleeding inner light across the sea
Standing on the cliffs, I come, restless is the soul in me now
Breakers on the rocks, they roar to me
A symphony...

Far away, from the horizon, sky and sea
Born to wait for eternity
Far away, knowing my life is incomplete
Till the day my dream will belong to me

As the sound of distant drums echo on a silent breeze now
Tendrils of night resound in me
How the shadow's flight is done, out across the twilight scene now
Heaven only knows who holds the key
But I believe, I believe now...

Far away, somewhere beyond this battlefield
I'm awake on the edge of sleep
Far away, timelessly waiting, patiently
Till the day my dream will belong to me

Far away, from the horizon, sky and sea
Born to wait for eternity
Far away, knowing my life is incomplete
Till the day my dream will belong to me

Far away, somewhere beyond this battlefield
I'm awake on the edge of sleep
Far away, timelessly waiting, patiently
Till the day my dream will belong to me

Far away, trying so hard to remember
Love's embrace, will it ever be
Far away, rising like flames from the embers
Till the day my dream will belong to me




4. DEEP WINTER

The setting sunlight fades and once again I'm lonely
You're here beside me yet a thousand miles away
So as I pray for sleep that I might wake up only
To find it's all been just a dream, a big mistake, a re-take

Now the hourglass of time is still
Catatonic on the windowsill
Frozen solid by the winds that chill you and me

Locked in deep winter - summer passed away
We both have nothing left to say
Lost in deep winter - broken down, decayed
Now just the memories remain

We used to laugh and cry, it felt so natural to me
It seemed the springtime in your eyes could melt the day
A frozen hearted trace of words that mattered to me
Became the resting-place for all that passed away between us

I confess it has an irony
Neither of us where we planned to be
On reflection, I can clearly see you and me

Locked in deep winter - summer passed away
We both have nothing left to say
Lost in deep winter - broken down, decayed
Now just the memories remain

Now the hourglass of time is still
Catatonic on the windowsill
Frozen solid by the winds that chill you and me

Locked in deep winter - summer passed away
We both have nothing left to say
Lost in deep winter - broken down, decayed
Now just the memories remain




5. FIRE AND ICE

You're burning hot tonight, she's got you going crazy
You feel the fever rise, senses alive
She shades the moonlight, she pales the light of day
She spins your world around, blinding you're eyes

It's just not fair, your fate is black
You're unaware as she attacks

Because she's fire and ice
This could be hell, it could be paradise
So close to heaven, every hour, every day
Not just to dream away
Fire and ice
This could be hell, it could be paradise
So close to heaven, gone yesterday
Not just to dream away

She's got a web of ice, from which there's no escaping
A place where he who dares, never returns
I tell you no lies, she'll blow your mind away
You think you're safe in there that's when you burn

The dangers there can never pass
This silken lair, this tender trap

Because she's fire and ice
This could be hell, it could be paradise
So close to heaven, every hour, every day
Not just to dream away
Fire and ice
This could be hell, it could be paradise
So close to heaven, gone yesterday
Not just to dream away, away...




6. MADRIGAL

Senses take flight on their dulcimer strings
By the flickering light as the candle is dimmed
Kissed by the breath of a whim
At a peace close to dying that hides many things
Like the tears in the night, soothe the eyes but eventually sting

Night scented stocks weave their own threnody
Through a tinderless night steeped in old melodies
Words carried home by the breeze
Are suspended in time on this midsummer's eve
Under tender moon light in the temperate forest of dreams

Madrigal homebound on madrigal winds
Madrigal in flight on gossamer wings
All you can wish for is all that it brings
Born to be under the spell of this wonderful thing

Sleep in this storybook's halcyon scene
Hear 'the whispering' speak of their timeless esteem
Nightfall has beckoned you here
To a place in a clearing where kingfishers sing
Of the crystal clear waters, alive in this magical spring
Tail on over...

Madrigal homebound on madrigal winds
Madrigal in flight on gossamer wings
All you can wish for is all that it brings
Born to be under the spell of this wonderful thing




7. STEEL

Sometimes these tired old streets can feel strange
I watch the tumbleweed now, where I used to play
What I felt way back then was called 'change'
Just like a thundercloud from the horizon it came

And from the start, it took control
It burnt its way inside this soul
It broke this heart, it cracked these bones
As deep inside we turned to stone...

I could never change the way I feel, only this is surreal
And trampled just like dust beneath the heels of industrial steel

The riverbed has cracked to its clay
And it's been centuries now, since I tasted rain
The echoes only whisper these days
To stir the ghosts of this town where shadows remain

And from the start, it took control
It burnt its way inside this soul
It broke this heart, it cracked these bones
As deep inside we turned to stone...

I could never change the way I feel, only this is surreal
And trampled just like dust beneath the heels of industrial steel

And from the start, it took control
It burnt its way inside this soul
It broke this heart, it cracked these bones
As deep inside we turned to stone...

I could never change the way I feel, only this is surreal
And trampled just like dust beneath the heels of industrial steel




8. THE TOWER

Cross the sky as we let our flight design, heaven
Born to rise, to forever follow our hearts
You and I stand together, binding ties, severed
Learn to fly or you'll never reach for the stars

As true believers, our love is rare
So many seekers, so much despair

There in you, I can see a dawn, a new era
Breaking through, shouting from the dark to be heard
Pure belief, we were always meant to be, you're my
Fantasy, you are something out of this world

We'll find a place for the love we share
So take my hand, I will take you there

On through the night, shine like the stars
No trick of the light fades this nebula
Nothing to lose, strong and true
As always I remember, we prove our love

This tower is to defend our love
This mountainside is mirrored on emotion
No power could ever bend our love
It's alive in our hearts tonight

Life is life, never let it pass you by, never
Justify, anything your heart can control
In our time, we create our piece of mind, for how
High you climb, doesn't mean the harder you fall

You can't be blind, only fools rush in
You must abide by the rules to win

On through the night, shine like the stars
No trick of the light fades this nebula
Nothing to lose, strong and true
As always I remember, we prove our love

This tower is to defend our love
This mountainside is mirrored on emotion
No power could ever bend our love
It's alive in our hearts tonight
This flower will not decay my love
This fountain is a trickle in the ocean
It's ours and time again, my love
It's alive in our hearts tonight
It's a fire from the spark tonight




9. FEAR OF THE DARK

As the fog moves in silence
Not a sound disturbs the peace on "middle earth"
And the cold gloom seems timeless
As she waits to fall asleep on "middle earth"

Where do we go to stop remembering?
Where do we go to start again?

Now the full moon is climbing
Through her window like a thief on "middle earth"
To the black room she lies in
As she prays 'my soul to keep' on "middle earth"

Where do we go to find the remedies?
How could we know it never ends?

It's a fear of the dark she's feeding, through the tears as her heart despairs
And it tears her apart revealing, every piece, every part is scared
It's a fear of the dark she's feeding, in her mind it's beyond compare
For there's no turning back, no leaving, while her fear of the dark is there

It's a nightmare, this island
She remains, her world in chains, on "middle earth"
It's a private asylum
Locked away till daylight breaks on "middle earth"

And after all, who can prepare for this?
We're just like candles in the wind

It's a fear of the dark she's feeding, through the tears as her heart despairs
And it tears her apart revealing, every piece, every part is scared
It's a fear of the dark she's feeding, in her mind it's beyond compare
For there's no turning back, no leaving, while her fear of the dark is there

Daylight is fading
So rest your weary head upon my cheek
For the measure of the day, the light is hours away
Tonight could hold the key to set you free

It's a fear of the dark she's feeding, through the tears as her heart despairs
And it tears her apart revealing, every piece, every part is scared
It's a fear of the dark she's feeding, in her mind it's beyond compare
For there's no turning back, no leaving, while her fear of the dark is there




10. EPILOGUE

(Instrumental)