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Man-Made


"It’s All In My Mind"

I was in the water, I was half a human
I looked into the cloud for war solution

it’s all in my mind
it’s all in my mind

I was like a wave, I didn’t show emotion
I was a hundred years out on the ocean

it’s all in my mind
it’s all in my mind

everything’s illusion
and I flatter to deceive
my life is going fast
it’s make believe

it’s all in my mind
it’s all in my mind

I was in the water, I was half a human
I looked into the cloud for war solution

it’s all in my mind
it’s all in my mind

I was like a wave, a pulse across the ocean
I was a stone I didn’t show emotion

it’s all in my mind
it’s all in my mind

everything’s illusion
and I flatter to deceive
my life is going fast
it’s make believe

it’s all in my mind
it’s all in my mind

it’s all in my mind
it’s all in my mind

everything’s illusion
and I flatter to deceive
my life is going fast
it’s make believe

it’s all in my mind
it’s all in my mind

"Time Stops"

a distant bell that won’t stop ringing
the long night won’t defeat my soul
every day I hear sweet hearts singing
hold on ‘til I reach that goal

are the precepts by which I stand
set in stone, solid rock, or just sand?

there is more to learn than I aim for
so much under the sun I should play for
before I’m taken in
before I’m taken in

time stops when you find that feeling
you’re right back where it once begun
watching the distances disappearing
ice blocks in the mid-day sun
need a new line
a different plan
got the whole of the day in my hands

there is more to learn than I aim for
so much under the sun I should play for
there is more to learn
(is there more to learn?)
than I’ve aimed for
(is there more to learn?)
so much under the sun
(is there more to learn?)
I should claim for
(is there more to learn?)
before I’m taken in
before I’m taken in
before I’m taken in
before you take me

before I’m taken in
before you take me
before you take me in
before you take me

"Nowhere"

nowhere goin’
daydream sowin’
senses slowin’
rainin’ snowin’
rivers flowin’
ideas glowin’

I’m alive and I’m alone
I love this life and all it’s shown

tying laces
upright basses
jet-plane traces
strangers faces
ugly places
empty spaces

I’m alive and I’m alone
I love this life and all it’s shown
I’m alive and I’m alone
I love this life and all I’ve known

I’m alive and I’m alone
I love this life and all it’s shown
I’m alive and I’m alone

violent cities
silent kitties
vacant ditties
nowhere goin’
daydream sowin’
senses slowin’

"Save"

moments valued
the pull of what they started
sometimes it feels alright that I don’t change
always on the outside
hoping for some insight
been stuck between the lines, and things don’t change
reach out
consider
and save
save a breaking heart
sunken, tired, and starved
since it’s been apart
say you’ll come ‘round and watch the dark go light
to be near, to realise more time to talk
oh, if we had more time to talk

but coldness surrounds
days come crashing down
it’s painted all ‘round town – things won’t change
always in twilight
hope arises inside
although I’ve done my time, things don’t change
look up
consider
and save
save a breaking heart
sunken, tired, and starved
since it’s been apart
oh save
save a breaking heart
compromised and scarred
since it’s been apart
say you’ll come ‘round and watch the dark go light
to be near, to realise more time to talk
oh if we had more time to talk

"Slow Fade"

slow fade, pictures in my mind
fragments of memory suspended in time
I’ve watched the colours fade
and the lines disappear
slow fade, pictures in my mind

decaying, pictures in my mind
the fleeting images recede and decline
the colours seep away
and the lines disappear
slow fade, pictures in my mind

I’ve watched the colours fade
and the lines disappear
slow fade, pictures in my mind

"Only With You"

so much that I want to do
only with you
vistas that I want to view
only with you

I found myself in time
was nothing I knew about it
I travelled a straight line
while living without you
experience made me climb
was nothing to do about it
but you were on my mind
while living without you

beauty and truth fill my view
only with you
naivety of youth sounds so true
only with you

I found myself in time
was nothing I knew about it
I travelled a straight line
while living without you
experience made me climb
was nothing to do about it
but you were on my mind
while living without you

I found myself in time
was nothing I knew about it
I travelled a straight line
while living without you
experience made me climb
was nothing to do about it
but you were on my mind
while living without you

only with you

only with you

only with you



"Cells"

the dead are stepping out tonight
the battles lost without a fight

breaking down cells
breaking down
breaking down no no no
breaking down cells
breaking down
breaking down no no no

I don’t preach and I don’t pray
but I can feel the slow decay

breaking down cells
breaking down
breaking down no no no
breaking down cells
breaking down
breaking down no no no

ever onward to the grave
I have no fear but I’m not brave

breaking down cells
breaking down
breaking down no no no
breaking down cells
breaking down
breaking down no no no

breaking down cells
breaking down
breaking down no no no
breaking down cells
breaking down
breaking down no no no

breaking down cells
breaking down
breaking down no no no
breaking down cells
breaking down
breaking down no no no

"Feel"

don’t need nowhere to go
when my senses can peel
through the floor to the fields
below me

I feel what I know
and I know what I feel
illuminate what is real
and show me

life without you
is so cold
and moving round you
makes me old

send me far from myself
and the things that I see
give me new ways to be
remove me

put my past on the shelf
with illusions of me
show me new ways to see
improve me

life without you
is so cold
and moving round you
makes me old

life without you
is so cold
and moving round you
makes me old

through the night times
wrong and right times
take the straight line
feel the sunshine

through the night times
wrong and right times
take the straight line
feel the sunshine

through the night times
wrong and right times
take the straight line
feel the sunshine

feel the sunshine
feel the sunshine
feel the sunshine
feel the sunshine
feel the sunshine
feel the sunshine
feel the sunshine
feel the sunshine

"Fallen Leaves"

fallen leaves on the overground
riding the blue train’s empty line all around
on the evening run, I say you’re the only one
all through the golden glow sinking bright of the sun
see a simple spark
bleed a burning flame
and it feels so now
everthing’s so near
oh, come on over
the future’s here

so brighten up
there is more to become
fasten down every day
cos nothing’s tied, nothing stays
and I need a driving life
cos the static weight draws too much useless dust
it gathers up, it blocks the way
watch the landing light
on a passing plane
and it feels so now
everything’s so near
oh, come on over
the future’s here

"Flowing"

going to chase the sun from east to west
if loves a wave I’m riding on the crest
now everything I want’s within my grasp
it’s time to nail my colours to the mast

new rivers flowing
reaching for the sea
the scattered seeds we’re sowing
the fruit is on the tree

waiting for the winter to abate
a chance to start again and wipe the slate
the bitter taste that doesn’t go away
the shimmer of the headlights in the grey

new rivers flowing
reaching for the sea
the scattered seeds we’re sowing
the fruit is on the tree

new rivers flowing
reaching for the sea
the scattered seeds we’re sowing
the fruit is on the tree

"Born Under A Good Sign"

born under good sign
I was raised in the sunshine
I’m the first in a long line
into love, the moon, the trees, the stars, the sun

step on the right track
love my folks and I call back
I read books and I don’t lack
into love, the moon, the trees, the stars, the sun

rockin’ a new way
I play fives on a Sunday
tt on a Tuesday
into love, the moon, the trees, the stars, the sun

"Don’t Hide"

don’t hide who you are
don’t hide who you are
why dim your own star?

your eye can see far
your eye can see far
why dim your own star?

decide where you are
decide where you are
why dim your own star?

your light can shine far
your light can shine far
why dim your own star?

I didn’t know that my life was wrong
until the right person came along

I didn’t know that my life was wrong
until the right person came along

I didn’t know that my life was wrong
until the right person came along