The Sacred and The Profane

by Les Visible

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released October 3, 2007

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Track Name: Graveyards of the Heart
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
Track Name: Nothing More
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
Track Name: Vanity
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
Track Name: The World is a Rumor
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
Track Name: The Miracle of Love
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
Track Name: Listening to God in the Morning
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