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Marillion: Somewhere Else

 A l b u m   D e t a i l s

Label: Intact Records
Released: 2007.04.09
Category: Pop/Rock
Producer(s): Michael Hunter
Rating: *********. (9/10)
Media type: CD
Web address: www.marillion.com
Appears with:
Purchase date: 2008.01.03
Price in €: 16,99

 S o n g s ,   T r a c k s

[1] The Other Half (S.Hogarth/M.Kelly/I.Mosley/S.Rothery/P.Trewavas) - 4:23
[2] See It Like a Baby (S.Hogarth/M.Kelly/I.Mosley/S.Rothery/P.Trewavas) - 4:32
[3] Thankyou Whoever You Are (S.Hogarth/M.Kelly/I.Mosley/S.Rothery/P.Trewavas) - 4:51
[4] Most Toys (S.Hogarth/M.Kelly/I.Mosley/S.Rothery/P.Trewavas) - 2:47
[5] Somewhere Else (S.Hogarth/M.Kelly/I.Mosley/S.Rothery/P.Trewavas) - 7:51
[6] A Voice from the Past (S.Hogarth/M.Kelly/I.Mosley/S.Rothery/P.Trewavas) - 6:21
[7] No Such Thing (S.Hogarth/M.Kelly/I.Mosley/S.Rothery/P.Trewavas) - 3:58
[8] The Wound (S.Hogarth/M.Kelly/I.Mosley/S.Rothery/P.Trewavas) - 7:18
[9] The Last Century for Man (S.Hogarth/M.Kelly/I.Mosley/S.Rothery/P.Trewavas) - 5:51
[10] Faith (S.Hogarth/M.Kelly/I.Mosley/S.Rothery/P.Trewavas) - 4:11

 A r t i s t s ,   P e r s o n n e l

Steve Hogarth - Vosals, Ocassional Piano, Percussion
Mark Kelly - Keyboards
Ian Mosley - Drums
Steve Rothery - Guitars
Pete Trewavas - Bass, Ocassioanal Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar on [10]

Sam Morris - French Horn
Michael Hunter - Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Roderick Brunton - Assistant Engineer
Peter Mew - Mastering
Carl Glover - Design, Photography
Lucy Jordache - Representation

 C o m m e n t s ,   N o t e s

2007 CD MVD Audio 11
2007 CD Intact 11

With 'Somewhere Else' Marillion have played to their strengths and cut one of their very best records. With their innate sense of drama and pomp tempered by a winning melancholy, Marillion have produced a set of rich and vivid soundscapes. 'Somewhere Else' is a genuinely remarkable testament to Marillion's enduring creativity and crystal vision and Pete Trewavas, Ian Mosley, Mark Kelly, Steve Rothery, and Steve Hogarth have yet again proved that they are slaves to no-one, instead being prophets calling proudly in an uncaring musical wilderness.

The fourteenth studio album from Buckingham based prog rockers Marillion sees the band once again take a musical changein direction, choosing to produce a more song based, minimal record than many of its predecessors. The result of this is that 'Something Else' is Marillion's most accessible effort to date, an album full of understated, melodic gems which showcase the band's ability to develop and diversify whilst retaining their trademark sound. Includes the single 'Thank You Whoever You Are.'

Marillion 's 14th album Somewhere Else is now available world-wide. Originally offered with pre-orders of the album via Townsend Records, Something Else - an exclusive bonus DVD of 3 tracks recorded live at the Marillion Weekend 2007 - is now exclusively available when you order Somewhere Else from Racket Records. It will not be available separately, and only while supplies last. The Racket Records Download version of this album does not contain the DVD 'bonus tracks'


It took nearly 3 years for this British rock group to come up with a follow-up to their critically acclaimed "Marbles" album and let me put it like this: I won't mind aging another 3 years if that means I'll get my hand on yet another excellent Marillion album! Today I finally received my hard copy of this small jewel by post, accompanied by the promo single to the song See it like a Baby, and this meant a series of events was put into action:

First of all I made sure everyone at home knew I was not to be disturbed for the next hour or so and that serious repercussions would follow if someone still had the nerve to do so! Next, I needed to lock myself in my room and put this disc in my CD-player, thirdly I began to scavenge under the immense pile of rubbish on my desk to find my pretty decent headset, and finally I lay down on my bed with the sun shining directly in my face, put the headphones on and let the music work its magic on me...

Now, this is the first listening of this album for me, at least... when it comes down to a decent quality version of the music. For I already heard the whole album at an exclusive listening party in Amsterdam this February. And let me tell you, even on the crappy installation they had at the listening party (probably done on purpose so nobody would even consider attempting to tape the stuff), most of the new album impressed me first time round!

Maybe the most surprising element of this album is its production; producer Mike Hunter seems to have managed to give the band a fresh and modern sound, which is quite the opposite of the dark and warm sound that Dave Meegan achieved on "Marbles". Not that I dislike Meegan's work on "Marbles"; this new sound is just so… well… different… and I like it! People have compared it to the ‘live’ sound of the band and it sounds indeed far more dynamic than any of the other recordings. What’s rather curious is that each time I listen to "Somewhere Else" I cannot help but think that perhaps if Mike Hunter produced Marillion's 1998 album "Radiation", that album would have been more successful... For the songs on this album have the sound I always imagined that the band would have loved for the songs on "Radiation". The songs included here have this really psychedelic yet modern feel to them.

It took me a while to fully enjoy those songs though, but there were two instant faves: the title track Somewhere Else and the atmospheric No such Thing. The first is an instant new era Marillion classic, combining elements of the epic Ocean Cloud and the airy Neverland tracks, but dipped in a sauce of This is the 21st Century's electronics, whereas the latter instantly made me think of the Black Sabbath song "Planet Caravan", mainly because of the effect that's used on the vocals.

After what seems like an infinite amount of listens to a leaked promotional version of the album (yeah, I know what a bad thing to do... but I already ordered the album by then) , gradually the other songs began to grow on me, which seems to be a tendency that's continued over each Marillion disc. But it wasn't until this very afternoon that I fully comprehended the sheer beauty of this disc. Each and every song is not what they at first might appear to be. They aren't lengthy... they aren't overly complex... yet they aren't exactly radio friendly either... Yet on first listen it might appear that Marillion have gone in a more or less modern rock direction with "Somewhere Else", but in a while the listener will discover that this is just trademark Marillion with all those classic elements, but just for the first time in their career they've fully progressed into the 21st Century...

Excellent guitar rock, the occasional subtle drum computer, the nice string arrangements in the backgrounds, and the lovely live sound of the instruments … suddenly all the pieces come together and the puzzle's complete: this is Marillion's sound for the future!

Tristan Mulders (Tristan) PROG REVIEWER
Copyright © Prog Archives - Saturday, April 07, 2007

MARILLION sind eines der bestgehüteten Geheimnisse Englands: Sie liefern gefühlvolle, kraftvolle und oftmals tief bewegende Musik. Als Fish, der erste Leadsinger von Marillion die Band 1988 nach 4 Alben verließ, wurde er durch den charismatischen Steve Hogarth ersetzt. Hogarth brachte frischen Wind in die Band und Vorhersagen über ein Scheitern wurden schnell beseitigt als Hogarth mit den bereits bestehenden Mitgliedern Steve Rothery (Git), Mark Kelly (Keys), Pete Trewavas (Bass) und Ian Mosley (Dr) über 9 weitere Alben hinweg den Marillion-Sound neu belebten und ständig neu definierten. Sie drangen in neue musikalische Territorien mit erfinderischen, emotionalen Alben ein und schenkten den Vorschriften der Musical Fashion Police wenig Beachtung. Nach ihrem 1999 erschienen Album "marillion.com" starteten MARILLION ihr eigenThe fourteenth studio album from Buckingham based prog rockers Marillion sees the band once again take a musical changein direction, choosing to produce a more song based, minimal record than many of its predecessors. The result of this is that 'Something Else' is Marillion's most accessible effort to date, an album full of understated, melodic gems which showcase the band's ability to develop and diversify whilst retaining their trademark sound. Includes the single 'Thank You Whoever You Are.'es Label (Intact) und nahmen sich so die Freiheit, die mitunter beste Musik ihrer Karriere zu schreiben. Mit Anoraknophopia (2001) und Marbles (2004) haben sie künstlerisch und kommerziell große Erfolge gefeiert. Als die Singles Don't Hurt Yourself und You're Gone in die UK TOP 20 einstiegen, war die restliche Musikwelt sprachlos. Aber dies war nur die neueste Wendung in einer 23 Jahre langen Geschichte einer Band die an ihren Überzeugungen, dass das, was sie tun wirklich etwas bedeutet, festgehalten hat. Im Angesicht von Ignoranz und Apathie trotzen Marillion weiter Vorurteilen und Etikettierung. Die Band entwickelte sich zu einer dynamischen musikalischen Kraft, die manchmal Gemeinsamkeiten mit Radiohead und Muse und der zeitlose Größe von The Blue Nile und Talk Talk aufweist. Das neue Album SOMEWHERE ELSE könnte das Album sein, das der Band die welweite Anerkennung bringt, die sie verdient. Alle, die es bereits gehört haben, denken, es ist das beste Marillionalbum bis jetzt und es ist bereits ihr 14.,das sind drei Alben mehr als U2, zwei mehr als die Beatles, und genauso viele wie Ramones. Eine sehr seltene Leistung in der Rockgeschichte.

If I have to be honest, I will say that my favorite Marillion's period was and will ever be the one with Fish when the band uses to release albums like "Misplaced Childhood" or "Clutching At Straws". But of course with Steve Hogarth, the band released some real masterpieces too and for its 24th anniversary the band found the way to release one more time a new killer album, "Somewhere Else". Don't expect to find heavy riffs here, "Somewhere Else" is just a beautiful album full melancholic songs and it's one of the most beautiful release that I have listened to lately.

You probably already all know Marillion, and you probably already all know that this band never played heavy music. But you know too that they're among the best bands ever which write beautiful songs, I mean pure beautiful songs, these kind of songs which can give you shivers and tears. That's the same thing one more time with "Somewhere Else". The album is a beautiful piece of music, and all the songs are pure masterpieces. It's not so happy definitely, and even if the lyrics are really positive the songs are melancholic and on a side, it reminds me a bit the last Anathema (yeah) and Radiohead (yes). "The Other Half" or "Thankyou Whoever You Are" for example are tow powerful hits, with great choruses and pure prog rock (with of course keyboards and guitars soli) melodies that you'll never forget for sure. All in all, "Somewhere Else" is just full of beautiful music, Marillion even after 14 albums is still able to write a really touching music. A bit, Pop, a bit Rock, a bit Prog too yes, we're just in front of a great album.

The other superb thing with this album is its production. One more time with Marillion, we have the best recording conditions, so no problem here but also the booklet is just amazing. The pictures are all amazing and classy. The booklet is just beautiful and the cover, even if it's a simple on a side in my opinion this kind of cult covers like the one of "Wish You Were Here". "Somewhere Else" is a synonym of class my friends and if you believe in my words and buy this album, you can be sure that you'll not only buy a poor CD. This is a pure beautiful article.

"Somewhere Else" is a must. It's a soft and peaceful album but it's beautiful too. The music of this release is just magic, and if you like "British" music and ready to bet some money that you'll fall in love with this album. Even if you only like to listen to Metal I highly recommend you this album, especially if you like melancholic tunes. "Somewhere Else" will be one of the best album of the year I'm sure of it.

© 2000-2008 Metal Storm

Open the booklet inside Marillion's new album “Somwhere Else” and go straight to the back of the inside page. What do you find? I’ll tell you. There’s a nice big number fourteen. Yes folks this is album number fourteen from a band who are still unique, relevant, flourishing and lucky for all of us still have the drive to keep make making music. The first thing that came to mind as I listened to the album for the first time was how natural and flowing the album sounds. Nothing sounds forced, everything just feels so organic. It’s a funny thing to try and put into words but the feeling that comes across is of band that is a real team and playing like one. It’s all for one and one for all. They let each others instruments breathe and move and the sum of all the parts is intriguing and at times beautiful. The second thing that came to mind is that on this album Marillion have come up with lyrics which are tailor made for the music. Music and lyrics sit side-by-side perfectly. In fact there is a lyric in the first track “The Other Half” which really sums this observation up." One soul. One mind. One heart. The other half cannot be parted from the other half”.

The sound of the album is nice and clean and not over produced and again this lets the music breathe. There are plenty of textures and sound effects but they are mixed in such a away that the music never gets buried under it. Opening tracks “The Other Half” and “See It Like A Baby” show a band that don’t believe in repeating themselves. As each song progresses each band member develops his part and as a result the songs have real drive and movement. It’s subtle but so effective. “Thankyou Wherever You Are” is delicate, unsettling and gorgeous all at the same time and so sincere it’s humbling. “Most Toys” shows Marillion haven’t forgotten how to rock. It’s direct and in your face. Hogarth’s vocal delivery has a sort of John Lydon (Sex Pistols, P.I.L) quality and Rothery’s guitar tone is big and bold. This feels like a track which will kick serious butt in the live shows. The title track “Somewhere Else” is classic Marillion. Starting from nothing the song builds up with glorious effect. One of the bands strong points is their ability to take a song on a journey and the listener with them. There are changes in mood, tempo and melodies coming at the listener from all angles. This track will become a Marillion certified classic without any shadow of a doubt.

“A Voice From The Past” has lyrics which really make on think about ones attitude to fellow human beings. We all have a conscience and yet sometimes we ignore it and think, “I’m alright Jack”. On this track Rothery lets loose (something I wish he’d do more often) and as a result gives the song some real clout. “No Such Thing” starts out sounding almost like a Doors song. It sparse and slightly psychedelic and just a little bit trippy. One can almost hear this song being born right there on the record.
“The Wound” is a real highlight of the album. The song almost sounds as if it is wound up and being let out in short bursts. Ian Moseley’s drumming is punchy and driving on this track and at times the band sound like they are trying to get some demons out of their system. As mentioned earlier this is one of those songs, which really takes you on a journey. “The Last Century For Man” shows us that Marillion aren’t a band to turn away from issues. Read the lyrics and you will get the picture. Suffice to say you won’t hear many songs, which put the state of the planet and the consequences across in such a direct way from many other artists.

The final track “Faith” has been floating around for a while now and a lot of Marillion fans will already be familiar with the song. Finally we have a recorded version and it’s a beauty. Its main melody is truly gorgeous and the song has a great optimistic feel. The track uses a great tremolo guitar sound, which gives the song a Glen Campbell vibe. The songs arrangement is just so pretty you won’t be able to help feeling better for hearing it. So there you have it .Ten consistently wonderful and thoughtful tracks from a band that really should be treasured. It’s strange writing this review as I couldn’t help thinking to myself how envious I am of those people who are about to discover Marillion for the first time. Luckily for those of us who already hold this band dear the band have revealed in the CD booklet that there will be a new album in 2008 as they have come up with so much material during the writing sessions for this album. For those people who think Marillion died with the departure of or are still like the band who had that” other singer” I urge you to take a chance on this album .Go out and buy it and discover a new musical world. For those people who are already Marillion fans I can safely say we have another album to treasure.

© Copyright 2007, HardRockHouse.Com

Marillion returns three years after their epic, widely lauded Marbles concept piece with another self-produced album. While no one seriously expects them to top such a feat, all ears are curious as to how they attempt to follow up what many now consider to be the unexpected peak of their 25 year career. Marillion spent their career in the '80s carving out a niche in the resurrected prog movement of the period, aping much of the territory that Genesis, Yes, and Gentle Giant had already covered so well a decade before. By the end of the decade, things would change drastically with the departure of their lead singer, the poetically-gifted choke-throated Fish, who would be replaced by Steve Hogarth, who brought to the band a more traditional pop-rock style of singing - not to mention the sensibilities of such a singer. Over the past two decades since Hogarth joined the band, Marillion has slowly shifted from a progressive band into what they are now: a pop-rock band doing very intelligent music now that happens to occasionally be conceptual in nature. This album, however, isn't, and I'm personally glad they opted for an album of songs rather than another big concept piece. Following the amazing two-disc Marbles with another big, heavy epic like that would have been a mistake - too much too soon. Instead, what we get is a lighter, airier Marillion, but no less engaging (aside from a couple of stumbles.)

Marillion have found their sound finally - what really started to take shape on 2001's Anaraknophobia, if a little roughly, they perfected with Marbles in 2004, they now continue here, and that's basically a good thing. While it makes for an album of no real surprises, it's simple, smart pop with a good band and an emotive vocalist. Where Marillion let the listener down on Somewhere Else is where they simply try too hard - "Most Toys" where they attempt to rock out as hard as they can (and mostly flail about instead of hit the target) and "Last Century For Man," where they attempt a cautionary tale and only score with the infectious and beautiful chorus, but the song falls flat in the verses. It just isn't a very strong message song - some bands are better at delivering straight-up messages and others are better at hinting at them creatively. Marillion should stick to the latter.

For fans, Somewhere Else makes a lovely transition out of the emotional, intense, and dense Marbles. For newbies, Marbles is going to be the place to start - and then give Somewhere Else a try as it's easily one of their most focused and solid albums since 1995's Afraid Of Sunlight. Songs such as nearly epic "The Wound" and the contemplative "Thankyou Whoever You Are" should quickly find themselves on many Marillion fans most-played lists, but it's the charming acoustic closer "Faith" that could be a surprise for everyone - it's beautiful.

Tom Johnson - April 10, 2007

“Rarer still that a band should still be bettering itself after nearly a quarter of a century.”

So concludes the current biography for Marillion on their Web site. Over the past 15 or so years I have listened to them, this has held true. From their attempts at more mainstream fare in 1991 with Holidays in Eden (an album lambasted by some purists but those without musical snobbery can still see some excellent songmanship there. And hey, every audience always goes bonkers when they play “Cover My Eyes”), to grittier, more post rock feats like 1998’s Radiation (admittedly my least enjoyed album from the Steve Hogarth era but still containing visible growth, maturity and solid song skill) to 2004’s Marbles, a 2-CD monster of a release that has been heralded, for very good reason, as this English five-piece’s most complete, most brilliant work since fan-favorite Brave (1994). There is a lot to love from this band, and they have time and again returned that love in full.

Three years on since Marbles, which since saw me and Dw., that erstwhile to MusicTAP brother of mine, attend our very first Marillion concerts (first in 2004 at Irving Plaza in NYC, where the line to get in snaked well down the street and around the corner), to the acoustic Los Trios Marillios (with vocalist Hogarth, bassist Pete Trewavas and guitarist Steve Rothery crossing the pond for a limited engagement tour of the U.S.) in 2005, the band has dropped Somewhere Else into our laps. Instead of production duties falling on Dave Meegan, sometimes referred to as the sixth member of the band (who produced a number of the band’s seminal works, including Marbles and Brave), this single disc release was produced by Michael Hunter, who has conducted engineer duties in the past. Songs follow a simpler route – where much of Meegan’s work can be characterized with overdubs and layer upon layer of sound, Hunter’s is a lot more straightforward, a lot more bare bones. That might be better or worse, depending on what tickles your pickle.

No matter the producer, Marillion always shines through. Hogarth’s lyrics remain honest and heartfelt, from the two-finger salute to a consumerist culture in “Most Toys” (“He who dies with the most toys is still dead”) and “The Last Century for Man”  (“Here we are at the beginning of the last century for man, Usin' up parts of the world we haven't even seen or been to”) to the title track, written about the breakup of his marriage (“Everyone I love lives somewhere else. And I have time to look at myself … and I've seen enough”)

Rothery’s guitars are as solid and workmanlike as they’ve ever been, with his solo on “Somewhere Else” being one of his strongest, most emotional pieces of music since his inspired, off the cuff solo in “Easter” (from 1989’s Seasons End). Keyboardist Mark Kelly, who no longer shows off the flash like he did in the band’s pre-Hogarth days, continues to be a solid performer, as does Trewavas and drummer Ian Mosely, who, when together, have created a sound that, while bits and pieces can be compared to other artists (sounds have ranged from the classic rock, to jazz to dub to pop, names thrown about have included Radiohead, Coldplay, XTC and Talk Talk), it’s rare that one can truly be compared to another. And despite a stew of possible comparisons, they’ve never felt like they’ve had their hands in one too many musical pots. That’s always been the beauty and unmistakable identity of Marillion.

While Somewhere Else has shares of sadness (“Somewhere Else,” “A Voice from the Past”) and optimistic hope (“See it like a baby,” “Faith” – “What I have here in my heart is like faith, but not faith. For those without faith also have what I have here in my heart”), an undercurrent of darkness is apparent. It might come from the drier production, or the lack of any real “pop” songs (on Marbles, “Don’t Hurt Yourself” was very optimistic while “You’re Gone,” while not necessarily positive, had a beat that makes you forget all that), or perhaps it’s my own interpretation after hearing that Steve Hogarth’s marriage had broken up, which obviously has had an effect on his music. Marbles had sadness too, “Fantastic Place,” clearly one of the band’s most accomplished, arresting songs in their catalog, talks about losing somewhere you love, could very well have been written about a broken marriage. Even still, its sweeping melody leaves an impression upon the listener that, while things are bleak now, hope is on the horizon. Hope is always on the horizon.

That does not always come through on Somewhere Else, which may have been why the band decided they needed “Faith,” a song recorded during the Marbles sessions, to bookend the album, lest “The Last Century for Man” drive us all to off ourselves. Even “Thankyou Whoever You Are,” the band’s latest single, has somewhat of a desperate quality to it (“I won’t ask you to care/just say you’ll be there”).

In a time where our worlds are constantly changing, where 25 is considered old and 50, considered ancient, it’s hard to find a base to count on, to stabilize us. This album reflects that very well. Still, it leaves you feeling a little cold, a little scared, a little longing for happier, simpler times.

Reviewed by John Dunphy - 06/08/07
Copyright © 2002-2006 Matthew Rowe.

 L y r i c s

The Other Half     

Air full of feathers
Fluttering distant laughter
Air full of signs and strange magic
Planets aligned in warning
Trap door sprung beneath me
And I'm falling
But I'm rising..
Downwards into blue sky
I'm rising

Downwards into blue sky
Re-entering the earth
Comet's tail behind me
Signalling a birth
The northern lights, all burning
Hot and cold at the same time
My spirit, white and liquid
And I have learned and I am learning
But I'm rising
Downwards into blue sky
I'm rising
Downwards into blue sky

I am the other half
And you are what I am for
I won't lie to you or hurt you
I'm not like that anymore

I am with you all the time now
One soul. One mind. One heart.
The other half cannot be parted
From the other half
From the other half

See It Like A Baby    

Look at it as though you've never seen it before
Try and forget it
So you can see it

Taste it like you never tasted it before
Try and forget it
So you can remember it

See it like a baby
See it like a baby

Love her like you've never fallen in love before
Fall out of love with her
So you can remember

Love him like you've never been with him before
Try and forget it
So you can remember it

See it like..
See it like a baby
See it like a baby
See it like
Touch it like
Taste it like
Feel it like

Thankyou Whoever You Are    

What a time this is
Everything changing
Faster than the eye can blink
Faster than we can stop and think
What will the future hold?
Well whatever..

I won't ask you to care
But say you'll be there
If you can't love me tonight
Just remember the light
Remember the light

Thankyou whoever you are
Thankyou whoever you are

If we get half of half a chance
We'll party til dawn. We'll run and dance
Sleep on a train and rent a car
We'll gamble in the South of France
We'll be a friend to this mad world
Happy together

I won't ask you to sign
On some cold dotted line
But if you can love me tonight
I'll remember the light
Only the light

Thankyou whoever you are
Thankyou whoever you are

Most Toys    

But he who dies with the most toys....
is still dead.
He who dies with the most toys....
is still dead.

You have to be cool
You have to be hip
You have to be chic
You have to be rich
You have to be young
Whatever that is
You have to listen to what's in and
what's happenin'

He who dies with the most toys....
is still dead.

You have to keep up
Take the right drugs
Know when to be cagey
Know when to shut up
You have to talk fast
Know who to thank
Drive the right car to the right bank

He who dies with the most toys....
is still dead.

Poison your life
As you turn the knife

He who dies with the most toys....
is still dead.

Somewhere Else    

This rock-star trip. Some serious ship
White-knuckle journey blackened my eye and cut my lip
Better to be a doctor or a man who walks the earth
Hedonistic laughing boys
What's any of it worth?..

Look at myself
Look at myself

Escaped to the car
Drove to a bar somewhere
The beautiful game
Such a thin line between love and hate

Look at myself
Look at myself

Mr Taurus ate a thesaurus
Made the girls cry and skipped straight to the chorus
Mr Taurus had a great fall
All the King's horses were no good at all
No good at all

Here's one I broke earlier
I broke earlier

Woke up in a spaceship of shimmering gold
Tutenkhamen sleeping
Should'a left him alone
Floating round in Orion
Arrow pointing to heaven
Between all the planets
Out in the cold

Everyone I love
Everyone I love
Everyone I love lives somewhere else
And I have time to look at myself
Look at myself
Look at myself

And I've seen enough
I've seen enough
Everyone I love lives somewhere else.
Everyone I love lives somewhere else.

Somewhere Else
Somewhere Else
Somewhere Else

A Voice From The Past    

A voice from the past
Entered my head today
Fresh and alive. Full of life, passion and pain.
A voice now past.
A beautiful soul. Gone, gone, gone.

Speaking clearly - clearer than the living
Talking perfect sense
Used to not being understood
While talking perfect sense to the next generation

Have we caught up yet?
Is it time?
I think it is.
Enough is enough
Enough is enough

A voice from the past
Entered my head today
Tiny child sighed in my ear.
Giving up breathing in
Over and out
Over and out
Taken by bad luck and the ill fortune of geography.

Common cold. Dirty water. HIV.
Common apathy. Common crime.
Perfect nonsense to the next generation

Dead yet alive
Dead yet alive
Gone but shouting anger
Gone but talking perfect sense

Have we caught up yet?
Is it time? Well I say it is. I say it is.
Deaf and dumbed-down
Enough is enough

Give me a smile. Hold out your hand.
I don't want your money
I don't want your land
Gimme a smile. Hold out your hand.
I don't want your money
I don't want your land
I want you to wake up and do
something strange
I want you to listen
I want you to feel someone else's pain
Someone else's pain
Someone else's pain
Someone else's pain.

Deaf and dumbed-down
Deaf and dumbed-down

A tap with clean water

No Such Thing    

There's no such thing
As an answered prayer
There's no such thing
As the ozone layer
There's no such thing
As an action hero

There's no such thing
As an easy ride
There's no such thing
As a place to hide
There's no such thing
As a perfect day

There's no such thing
As the pearly gates
There's no such thing
As an ordered world
There's no such thing
As an easy girl

No such thing
No such thing

There's no such thing
As peace-of-mind
As a faithful wife
As the bottom line
There's no such thing
As owning something
It's all borrowed for a time
It's all borrowed for a time

There's no such thing
There's no such thing
No such thing
There's no such thing
No such thing.

The Wound    

I've done everything that can be done to heal this wound
Left it on it's own for years

I've done everything that can be done to heal this wound
Left it on it's own for years
Couldn't touch it, didn't pick it, didn't get it wet
It didn't stop the bleeding

I bandaged it, I wrapped it, stitched it, tourniqueted it
I held it stiff and aching in the air
Held it there til I went beserk
Didn't sleep
It didn't work
Didn't stop it weeping

And the wound is your life
And your life took on a life of it's own
(Or so you foolishly thought)
And your life rolled on over me Bang-Bang like 56 train wheels
Every time I heard news of you

And the wound was in every lousy song on the radio

And the pain was like a tree-fern in the dark, damp, forgotten places
Darkness didn't stop her growing
New-born baby cells dividing..
Curled up tight unrolling day by day
Stretching up, stretching out
Forming the same identical shape
Clones. There aint too much sadder than
Clones - relentlessly emerging from the hairy heart of the wound

And the fern is beautiful in it's own way
Uncurling in the dark
Beautiful with no one there to see it
As the wound weeps and aches

(Now there's some sad things known to the man from the planet Marzipan)

The Last Century For Man    

Here we are
At the beginning of the last century for man
Usin' up parts of the world we haven't even seen or been to
The wretched of the earth exploited
by the rich few
What's new?

If you are not outraged
You haven't been paying attention
If you are not outraged
You haven't been listening

God bless America, I mean it
God bless the UK, I mean it
God bless la belle France, I mean it
And God help us all

Climb into the car
I know that makes you happy
The sound of your laughter
Will get you so far
Grace or disgrace
Can make you a star these days
Reality pays
Let's decide who the terrorists are

God bless America, I mean it
God bless the UK, I mean it
Hats off to China, and India
And Africa too.

Eat all we can
Drink all we can
Use all we can
Do what we can
Screw what we can
Don't miss a chance
In the last century for man

I wanna feel ALIVE
Gas up the 4 wheel drive!..

God bless America, I mean it
God bless the UK
God bless our children
And God help us all


What I have here in my hand
Is like faith but not faith
For those without faith also have
What I have here in my hand

What I have here in my hand
Is like feeling but deeper
It's why I am here

What I have here in my hand
Is knowledge without proof
What I have here in my hand
This is what I feel for you

It's why the earth is alive
It makes electricity work
And fire dance in the sky..

Feel it
Feel inside the atoms where the science breaks down
Feel inside the atoms where the science breaks down
If you don't believe in love
You'd have to make it up
You'd have to make it up
You'd have to make it up

What I have here in my hand
Is like faith but not faith
What I have here in my hand
This is what I feel for you

What I have here in my hand
Is like knowing but deeper
It's why I am here
It's why I am here

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