Scattered Reflections Lyrics

 
 
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Soon


Soon
Its only an emotion
The hurting will move on
Though it seems so far away

Your heartache
Is someone squeezing out of your soul
Beyond your control
Be sure
Soon

We’re divided
How we come apart

Your headache
Is your imagination
Telling you you’ll always be alone
No

Always
The end is always nigh
Illuminate the sky
Open your gates
We’re just passing by

 

I Remember Me

Down by the orange grove
There’s a trail nobody knows
Would you like to see
Follow me

Throw a coin high up as you can
Whisper to the white bearded man
Anything you can find
The truth is in your mind

And now you’re here
You shine so bright
You carry me across the black sea of my memory
We believed there was a man in the sky
I look at you and I remember me

The others came
So we changed plan
Seven rocks
Knock em’ down and run
Its getting too dark to see
Mother is going to be so angry

And now you’re here
You shine so bright
You carry me across the black sea of my memory
It all faded until you appeared
I look at you and I remember me



A Lift in the Morning Fog

I’d rather have faith in you
Than in some dream that will never come true
I’d rather believe in flesh and blood
Something I can see
Something I can touch
And the spirit rises up

A lift in the morning fog
Sometimes the glare is too bright to handle
Maybe you’re my saviour after all

I used to want to go it alone
Strength
In my eyes
Was not needing anyone
But I’ve grown

A lift in the morning fog
Sometimes the glare is too bright to handle
Maybe you’re my solace after all

Love is a river
You’ve just got to let it flow
Even though
You’ll go through places
You never dreamed you would go  


Out in the Country

Rays of sunlight squeeze down through the trees
Splashing gold on to the road
Driving in and out of shadows
The flashes of a strobe

And the further I drive on
The more I feel at home
Towards the line dividing road and sky
There’s nowhere I belong

Out in the country
The rivers don’t run so deep
A rabbit scurries out and then back in
I can hear my heart beat

And the further I drive on
From all that I know
There’s a certain resignation
Guiding me on

I can’t leave it all just yet
But I can’t deny this feeling
That I just want to hide away
Sometimes we all need to forget

There’s always something to regret
Still I can’t deny this feeling
That I just want to hide away
Sometimes we all need to forget


Help Me Up

   
I lost my temper
You were crying in the hall
Tears on your cheeks
Pools on the wooden floor
You felt so helpless
I was broken in two
What can I do
Forgive me darling
I love you

My world is ending
Or it might fall apart
My armour is low
I’m so sad
And I’m wondering
If my angles will change
I don’t have a scar
Oh no what a shame

In a nightmare
I saw you hiding in the eye of the storm
I could not get to you
It only goes to show
Help me up

The distant crossing
In the dawn I will start
The blackened sky threw shadows at my heart
Yet you stood so steady
Forgiving as a child
The angel has come around
To save this love


My Grandfather


When I was born
My grandfather held me in his warm hands
And it seems as though his eyes are teary
But its hard to tell from the old photograph
While my brother and sister
Danced at the feet of his tired and weathered frame
He said “there’s a light to this boy I’ve rarely seen”
And there he gave me my name

My grandfather was a sniper
In the red army
He never knew any brothers in arms
For on both sides stood enemy
With a cold unbroken will to survive
His steady hand took aim
And he drank just enough to keep himself warm
For he never spoke his true name

When I was a boy
The summers were ours
He would take me down to the sea
He’d stand on the water’s edge and watch me go crazy
As the gentle waves rolled in
Looking back I wonder how he must have felt
Watching me running so free
All the years in his life he wished he could forget
Did he look at the world through me

When I was a man
I flew across the ocean
When I heard he needed care
I listened as he spoke of his turbulent life
From his ordinary chair
And he ended by saying
“I’ve had enough
The time has come for me to go
I have only one wish that is left in me
To be taken peacefully”

Just before I was due to marry
I heard he could not walk anymore
It was then he gave up fight
I had said goodbye almost one year before
And I’ll never forget something he told me
“Yes it’s a cruel world but you must live without fear”

I sure do miss my grandfather
He’s the reason why I’m here



Bells of Montreal

I looked for your approval
In a self-inflicted way
I could not find the perfect getaway

I was drawn into your flame
Jealous and insecure
The fire was irresistible

Maybe I’ve grown colder
But I needed to survive
It takes more than an amusement ride
To keep this man alive
Now I’m looking in the mirror
I can see the daily fall
I’m heading to the bells of Montreal

I was waiting through the madness
Of your burning steam train
To find its tracks and pick me up again
I was left on the side of the station
To discover alone
Your runaway train will never carry me home

Maybe I’ve grown colder
But I needed to survive
It takes more than an amusement ride
To keep this man alive

On a dark and desperate highway
Through the mist
All alone
I’m heading to the bells of Montreal


Scattered Reflections

Flew in yesterday
The slums of Bombay
From the horizon to the runway
I never saw such a sight
A man dressed in white
Wouldn’t give me the time
Oh Mr. Keeper of the gate to heaven
He told me “Just wait a little while”

I’m looking out
Just trying to make the connection
One in seven billion
Scattered reflections

An ex-military travelling man
Left his memory in an opium den
But I just can’t remember his name
Sometimes to move on
You’ve got to run away
I’m guessing that’s all he was trying to say
Who knows for sure
Anyway

I’m looking out
Just trying to make the connection
One in seven billion
Scattered reflections
 


Learn To Live

Dear mother
Its been seventeen years
Since I had to say goodbye
They say time flies but I must say
Those first years just crawled by

But now I have a family of my own
I can see you in his eyes
I still think about you every day
I hope that comes as no surprise

How I would love to see you now
What I wouldn’t give
But life did not bend to my wishes   
And so I had to learn to live

Dear mother
I know I’m not the only one
Who had someone taken away too young
Still that doesn’t make it feel alright
To not have had you then
And still not have you now
But now I hold a miracle in my arms
I know there’s someone else to carry on

How I would love to see you now
What I wouldn’t give
But life does not bend to my wishes
And so I have to learn to live

How I would love to see you now
What I wouldn’t give
But life does not bend to our wishes
And so we have to learn to live
 


Caught Up

I don’t want to be found
I don’t want to be saved
My aching hands
Won’t ever give it away
Won’t ever lead me astray
From this beautiful ocean
I saw my dream in the water
In the raging light
In the violent shadows

I’ll sail on
I don’t know why I get caught up

The dance between the sea and the stars
With no one at my side
Is filled with terror and joy
I’ve overcome storms so cruel
They turn a man into a helpless boy
Some say I’m almost home
And now the trade winds are pulling me in
To castles of stone
But I don’t have a use for your throne

I’ll sail on
I don’t know why I get caught up

Days To Remember

These are the days I would like to remember
When regret gets the better of me
When time comes to sift through the debris
I hope I find my way back here

To the cradle where we take cover
Dreaming alone
Facing each other
Where the darkness floats on by
Till the sunlight finds its way to our fragile bodies 

These are the days I would like to remember

Now and again I get brought down
Holding myself up to someone I will never become
Some things they never go away
I grow tired of searching for a lantern to light the way

But what I’ve learnt in the great unknown
That the world outside is only but a mirror to your heart
And in this moment of feeling free
There’s a place for me

These are the days I would like to remember

So when I look down to the streets below
At all the splashes of colour through my cloudy window
I’ll whisper this tune to serve me a reminder
For these are the days I would like to remember

 

LEE ATTAR