The Sacred and The Profane

by Les Visible

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Graveyards Graveyards of the heart Waterfalling winds Spirits from the past Tumbleweeding down Into the Graveyards of the heart Down Down Down into the cold Place of growing old And dying Dying into time Ancient nursery rhymes Row, row, row your boat Oh so merrily Into Graveyards of the heart Graveyards of the heart Graveyards of the heart Strangers making love In and out the warm Sucking pull of life Shooting into night Making one more form Growing in the womb To wander like a ghost In the Graveyards of the heart The Graveyards of the heart The Graveyards of the heart Cannibals are feeding where The hungry ghosts are flying You're their only food between The living and the dying Zombies walking slow Among the banquets of the dead A guest has come to dinner Carrying his head Graveyards Cities of the damned Graveyards Graveyards of the heart Jewelry draped with cobwebs And palaces fall down Dreams are made of dirt Forming into flesh In the Graveyards of the heart Into the Graveyards of the night Walk in perfect splendor In the windings of the grave Born a prince of heaven Shackled like a slave Thirsty for the love In a desert set apart Searching through the bones In the Graveyards of the heart Graveyards Graveyards of the heart Graveyards of the heart Graveyards of the heart
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Lucky Day 04:01
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Nothing More 05:08
CHORUS Be that as it may Be that as it may Nothing more Nothing more Nothing more Nothing more We're standing in the middle of what's coming and what's gone It's human to regret it but it is fear that drives us on We never seem to learn and if we do it's hard to see We're all tied up in sailors knots struggling to be free I know we thought long ago the time had finally come Hearts woke up around us and filled this world with song Oh how we embraced it, that shining promised land The castles in our hearts and minds were all made of sand CHORUS What more can I say? Nothing more Nothing more Nothing more Nothing more You try to do your duty, try to have some fun And celebrate the joy of life beneath this common sun There seems to be no answer for the horrors of the day Why do they weave such shadows why do bad men get their way? I've met righteous people in every land I've been They'll feed you if you're hungry and some will take you in But those who run the empire have another thing in mind To drink the blood of children and steal the whole world blind CHORUS What more can I say? Nothing more Nothing more Nothing more Nothing more No it hasn't gotten better they only made it new A little faster, more expensive- takes a little more of you We're surrounded by convenience more strangers than before More alone inside our lives we are alone behind our doors Tell me was it been worth it, did it answer for your needs In the malls and on the highways- through the garbage and the weeds? Did you find what you were seeking- did the sky rain down above Did your wounded heart convince you that what they left you with was love? CHORUS What more can I say? What more can I say? Nothing more Nothing more Nothing more Nothing more
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Vanity 05:10
Talking to herself, she never listens Looking at herself, she never sees Thinking of herself but never understanding And captured in the thrall of the world she wants it all Vanity She is always dressing for a situation Standing like a picture in a book She is hoping she can sleep in fortune's bedroom And as a matter of course, to be taken there by force Vanity CHORUS I know you, I've seen you a thousand times Your type, Your type is never hard to find I loved you so, oh but don't you know That love is such a poor revenge Love is such a poor revenge Moonlight on your skin, it is concealing The slow advance of time upon your face So it goes and so no one can tell you There is more to life than this, there is something that you missed Vanity The glitter of gold, it has no feeling The warmth within the wine, is growing cold It's terrible and true but you can't see it He is with another and she is so much younger Vanity CHORUS I know you, I've seen you a thousand times Your type, Your type is never hard to find I loved you so, oh but don't you know That love is such a poor revenge Love is such a poor revenge
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The World is a rumor Formed from the daydreams of God He sleeps on a sea of milk While sad eyed men in rowboats Cast their nets For the great fish of life And then distracted by mirrors They are silk-screened into time The world is a rumor The sirens sing on the waters While old men seek the sunlight To warm their bodies as they die
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You wanna dance You wanna be in the groove You wanna be yourself Not once removed from yourself You wanna dance, You wanna move your ass You wanna live forever, You wanna Make it last for yourself CHORUS You wanna dance dance dance dance dance You wanna dance dance dance dance dance You wanna dance You wanna bring the big house down You wanna dance on the water 'til you drown in yourself You wanna dance You wanna be in the parade But the most important thing is that You might get laid by yourself CHORUS You wanna dance dance dance dance dance You wanna dance dance dance dance dance You wanna dance You wanna do what You wanna do You wanna get a little closer, think I'm in love with you with yourself You wanna dance You wanna come on Come on come on Well you've got my attention please Don't spend it dancing with yourself You wanna dance Well darling hold on tight I'll take a look at you if you don't Turn out the light on yourself CHORUS You wanna dance dance dance dance dance You wanna dance dance dance dance dance
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Tonight the sails of the sky are filled with wind Tonight that moon will keep on traveling Yes, tonight there'll be no cause for alarm Because tonight you'll be here in my arms Just this time last evening I was in a city jail I didn't have the money, couldn't raise the bail But I got away this morning, no don't you ask me how The important thing is that I'm with you now CHORUS It's a miracle of love Even outlaws get their share Sometimes you get lucky And they throw the switch upstairs It's a miracle of love Even outlaws get their share Sometimes you get lucky And they throw the switch upstairs Tomorrow I've got to catch the highway Or tomorrow it will drive up to your door Yeah, I will hear it calling Like a rooster in the dawn Don't ask me why, tomorrow I'll be gone Oh my lady, I know your love goes with me In the same way my love stays here with you And the thing that hurts the most Is that this love we're sharing It's the only thing about me that is true CHORUS It's a miracle of love Even outlaws get their share Sometimes you get lucky And they throw the switch upstairs It's a miracle of love Even outlaws get their share Sometimes you get lucky Sometimes you get lucky Sometimes you get lucky And they throw the switch upstairs
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What does it take to be a human being? What does it take to take your head from the sand? What does it take to hear God in the morning? Are we all saved? Are we all damned? I went to China to see the queen She gave me a rose but it died on the train I went to Africa to see the war I was not born with castles in Spain There's a pot on the fire, cooking so slow And it's filled with the plots of old hatred And they serve it up with slogans and songs That make torture and violence sacred And we are the dupes of the armchair crew From the smoke filled boardrooms of Satan Who sit and play chess with Arabs and Jews And deaths' always served there's no waiting Oh give me a wide incredible sky That is only hung up for he looking And I'll lay in the sun until kingdom come And rise on the first breeze of morning What does it take to give and not take? Unless you can give in the taking What does it take to release your dark need? When your own heart can tell you it's breaking Oh we hear the thunder and tremble in bed Then we wake to do evil not knowing The cravings that drive us like devils possessed Toward the gates of an unwanted fortune No matter how great are the towers of ruin Or the demons that drive men to war You can go free as the stream to the sea If you have love and want nothing more Oh give me a bright unsinkable ship That will sail me through storm and confusion Let love be the light house that rules the night tide And I'll laugh like the sun with the angels Love is a clean sharp sword to the heart and it cuts to the quick silent center And God alone goes cause only God goes And we are the path that he's making What does it take? I don't even know I'm only a finger that's pointing The unspoken word is the one spoken truth When you listen to God in the morning When you listen to God in the morning

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released October 3, 2007

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