LYRICS

100,000 Welcomes

 

V1. Today I dreamed a different dream, (A coloured dream); 

The light diffused from angels, (Disguised as passers by);

And they sang, ‘All you need, Is this wild melody,

The surest symphony, to catch reality and reason’.  

 

V2. But I was running scared, I knew no path from there,

Without a hand to hold, A darkened time unfolds,

It blocks out all the light, A cloudy windswept night,

Only the slightest stars can share their fragile light. 

 

V3. I know not what’s to come, my ties are all undone,

And silently they weave, their silken threads and sheaths,

Towards the sunset tapestry, I need only to believe,

In order to achieve a simple destiny.   

 

CHORUS:- Part 1. (And they sang…..)

‘One hundred thousand welcomes, are waiting at the door,

One hundred thousand moments, for you and me and more;

One hundred thousand teardrops, a cryin’ to be heard;

One hundred thousand visions now, are realised but blurred. 

 

One hundred thousand welcomes are waiting at the door.

One hundred thousand welcomes are waiting at the door.  

 

V4. But are we all lost souls?  Our journey inward holds,

A certain clarity, Within immediate reality,

We’re held in here and now, Salvation show me how;

To find my fated place, amongst this human race.  

 

CHORUS:- Part 1. (And they sang…..)

‘One hundred, thousand welcomes, are waiting at the door,

One hundred, thousand moments, for you and me and more;

One hundred, thousand teardrops, a cryin’ to be heard;

One hundred, thousand visions now, are realised but blurred. 

 

One hundred, thousand welcomes are waiting at the door.

One hundred, thousand welcomes are waiting at the door.  

 

CHORUS:- Part 2:-

‘One hundred, thousand wishes now, are waiting to be caught,

One hundred, thousand secrets, are hidden locked in store,

One hundred, thousand raindrops, are falling in our worlds,

One hundred, thousand rainbows will circumference this Earth.  

 

One hundred, thousand welcomes are waiting at the door.

One hundred, thousand welcomes are waiting at the door.  

The Colour of My Dreams

 

V1. And so I felt the change wash over me,

‘Move over now’, she cried.

‘You’ll see your fears, schemes and vanities,

Will be shaken here through time.  

With a rush the heat, caught hold of me….

Whilst standing at your side,

And time was re-invented, as I got lost within your eyes.  

 

CHORUS:- And so the leaves,  are of the trees,

And through those leaves, the whole tree breathes,

And so your love’s the light in me;

The light that finds the colour of my dreams.  

 

V2. And though that smile did bind us, 

We hung on to our ties,

Which drew us secretly towards, 

A hidden middle line.

All barriers and boundaries,

We had to redefine.

But still change whispered softly, 

It should be you here by my side. 

 

CHORUS

 

V3. We felt the planet speaking,

A reality shift in kind.

And so too the answers,

Will slowly now unwind,

And I will mirror your reciprocity,

Precisely, for all time;

If your love for me is constant, open, intrigued, not beguiled. 

 

CHORUS

Should The Flesh Instruct The Mind

 

V1. So what happens now?

I’m ready again, but what for?

Told you how it is,

You couldn’t open up, you couldn’t open up to me.

Well I’ve left the past behind, and read between the lines,

A thousand times and more,

And what’s left to see…

Is really up to me and who I feel I really need to be…

 

V2.  And if you’re sad to see,

My heart in harmony, mind playing melody, just dig it.

You beat a different drum,

In another time, a syncopated line.

Well that’s just fine with me, 

Simplicity in synchronicity is where we find the key.

But still he whispers softly in my ear,

‘Let the flesh instruct the mind’. 

 

CHORUS

 

So mind becomes the melody,

With heart in harmony.  Can you dig this rhythm?

Mind becomes the melody, with heart in harmony.

Can you beat this rhythm?  ‘Yeah?’ 

 

V3.  Don’t think you could tame me;

Don’t think I could tame myself.

Maybe you could de-rearrange me?

Could you rearrange yourself?

 

CHORUS

 

CHORUS 2.  Mind just moves the melody,

Heart sings serendipity.  

Within Each of Us

 

V1.  Within each of us,

Lies the power, of our consent, to be.

And the depth, of our ignorance,

Is at peace, in our beliefs. 

 

CHORUS

And we are redefined,

Alone in our minds.  

And we are re-defined,

Alone in our minds.  

 

V2.  The politics of the mind,

Connect with the restless soul,

In a parallel, linear destination unknown. 

And the shaken soul,

Cries with blinded eyes. 

Feels a gaping hole,

At it’s own demise. 

 

CHORUS

 

V3. Within each of us, 

Lies the power, of our consent,

To live in peace.

And the need to achieve, 

And the need to be seen,

Drives us all on, in our dreams.  

 

CHORUS

Speak In Sympathy

 

V1, The Summer’s breeze blows soft and slow,

And in my arms I know you know.

The tender seeds, we’ve so gently sown,

Can only grow and grow…

 

CHORUS

…And when I’m lost, you speak in sympathy,

And when I’m tired, you breathe life into me,

And when I’m hurt, you put your arms around me,

And when I’m cold, you find the warmth inside of me.  

 

V2.  The morning dew lies on the leaves,

…And what’s left between means you and me.

The songthrush calls and speaks to me,

You’re the only melody, I ever need to hear.

 

CHORUS

 

V3.  …And so the trees bend in the breeze,

And I find strength in all I feel.

The softest touch you give to me,

You’re the only melody, I ever need to hear.  

 

CHORUS

 

REFRAIN 

 

Speak in Sympathy

(Silence speaks a symphony).  

Open Hand, Open Heart

 

V1.  Well nothing’s ever right that stems from hatred;

And nothing’s ever right that wasn’t kind;

And nothing’s ever right when you’re backdated;

And nothing’s ever right some people find.  

 

V2.  And if I’m sad about something it’s what we are faced with;

And the mixed up, shook up way that we behave.

Bet your Momma never said fight fire with hatred;

Cause the only thing you’ll get is what you gave.  

 

PRE-CHORUS

I don’t want to see anymore,

I don’t want to hear anymore,

And I don’t want to fight anymore,

I don’t want to think anymore.  No. 

 

CHORUS

An open hand, an open heart, feels like the best place to start.

An open hand, an open heart, feels like the best place to start.  

 

V3.  Someone once said,

‘If you set free all the things you truly love, (To the wind)

If they blow back your way, they are here to stay’.

An open hand, an open heart, feels like the best place to start. 

 

CHORUS with additional lyrics:-

 

With a little more love, 

With a little more faith,

With a little more trust,

With a little less hate. 

 

With a little more hope,

With a little less greed,

With a little more peace,

What do we really need? 

 

It’s love, it’s love, it’s love. 

It’s love. It’s love, it’s love.  

Chewing On Something New

 

CHORUS

Chewing on something new.  We’re chewing on something new.

When you’re tired, tired of normal flavour.

We’re chewing on something new.  We’re chewing on something new. 

 

V1.  When you’re tired of normal flavour,

When you long to smell the new,

Here we don’t talk on the weather,

Like the mind bend of the few.

 

CHORUS

 

V2.  Like the chance to see your future?

Is a handful of nothing all you’ve got?

Licky, licky that ass now.

Licky, licky, licky, licky licky that ass.

 

REFRAIN

Chew on something new 

(Scat)

Chew on something new.  

Now shake your noise value, 

 Shake you noise value into gear.  

 

CHORUS

Maintain The Fast Lane

 

V1.  So he remained, as a mystery to me.

Talked of love, and sleep, moon,  sea,  night-life and hip-hoprisy;

Many hidden meanings, between every line,

I know you know I’ll understand each and every one of your signs.  

 

CHORUS

‘It’s just you think too much,

About what you should and shouldn’t do’.

‘And so you dream too tall,  

Shouldn’t matter what they think at all’.  

 

V2.  Ever out of reach, you think that you got me,

By the things you know ring soft and sweet with me. 

Well I got news for you.  You should be taking your time. 

‘Cause what you see is what you get,

Can you handle all the honey this time? 

 

CHORUS x2

REFRAIN  1 x1 

 

Who said you could love me?  Not me. 

Who said you could haunt me?  Certainly not me.  

 

V3.  Do you honestly think?

That you can keep up with me?

When others have tried and found that it backfired trying to re-arrange me.  

Do you think it will be?

So straightforward and clear? 

Have you got the guts to reach out for what you really believe in? 

 

CHORUS x2

REFRAIN 1 x2

 

Who said you could love me? Not me.

Who said you could haunt me? Not me. 

Who said you could, check this booty?  Certainly not me.

Who said you could have a slice of this honey? Certainly not me.  

 

REFRAIN 2 x CHRUS lyrics. 

Don't Wanna Know It

 

CHORUS

 

Don’t wanna know it. (x4)

 

V1.  Just when you think it’s all been said and done,

Another blast shakes you.

Just when you feel it’s all been overcome,

Another force takes you.

Just as the shadow’s been overcast,

Another cloud takes you.

Just as your willpower’s found it’s face at last,

Another doubt breaks you.

 

PRE-CHORUS

I don’t wanna know, about your ego.

I don’t wanna know, about your plans to knock me down to size.

And I don’t wanna know about your good intentions,

And I don’t wanna know how you’re gonna make me tow your line.

 

CHORUS

 

V2.  You’re sending me the shade from underneath the sun

(I won’t let cha)

You’re coaxing with that foolish gold again,

(It might get cha)

The cost of patience and time and tide, for ignorance could be on your side,

But honesty and positivity, and bitter sweet pride still falls at my side.  

 

PRE-CHORUS

 

CHORUS

 

INSTRUMENTAL verse 

 

CHORUS 

A Matter of Time

 

CHORUS

We know we gotta hold on too.  Soon peace will see us through,  

It’s a matter of time

You know you’ve gotta hold on to, all that love you’re making,

Gonna see you groove.

And I know we’ve gotta push of through, all this shit we’re taking,

Will be long gone soon.

We know we gotta hold on to, soon peace will see us through,

It’s a matter of time.  

 

V1.  Not all people can live simply,

And not all people can live without fear, 

And not many people, can live without pointing the finger,

They don’t know that we’re stronger if we’d just pull together.  

 

V2.  So what happened to our freedom?

And what are we doing in the name of wisdom?

So hope can only come, When seeds of change are sweetly sown.

No force, no pride in National hand,  

Will reach their promised land.  

 

CHORUS

 REFRAIN

V3.  What can we believe?

What should we believe in?  

Can they save us from ourselves?

In some fight for another’s wealth?

Hey, say,  watch over us tonight.

In their good fight.  (For peace and freedom).  

 

CHORUS x2 

 

REFRAIN

Seasoned With Good Reason Smile

 

CHORUS

 

Seasoned with good reason smile x2

 

V1.  I told you, ‘No’.  I told you, ‘No’, two times,

I told you, ‘No’.  You had to cross my line.

I was feeling fine,  feeling so sublime.

I told you ,’No!’;  and now I’m asking why?  You lied.

 

CHORUS

 

V2.  I told you, ‘Go!’.  And held the door open wide.  

You tried to kick me down,  And leave me open wide.

I know you low,  I know it all the time.

I know you low,  but now I bide my time

(In spite of the fact that you lied).  

 

CHORUS

 REFRAIN

V3.  So listen up ladies, I’m a talkin’ to you,

Don’t fall for the shadies, no matter what you do.

If my words aren’t for ya,  Ya just ask your Momma

She’ll tell you that my lines aren’t new.

If my lines aren’t for ya,

Ya just ask your Momma,  She’ll tell you that my words are true.  They’re true.  

 

REFRAIN 2

 

Well I tell myself that I’m strong.  

So why’d I still think,  you got it going on?

 And I feel just like a fool.  

So hooked on you,  so hooked on you.  

 

CHORUS 2

I got it, So you want it, You lost it, So go sort it out.  

You won’t get it this time with your seasoned with good reason smile.  No no. 

We got it, so they want it, you lost it, so don’t draw it out.

You won’t get it one time,  you won’t get it five times  with your seasoned with good reason smile.  

Half A Mile

 

V1.  When there’s…no sense of meaning,

And you feel you’ve lost your flow,

And when you’ve given all you’ve got to give to other people,

And you’re wondering why, well there ain’t nothing left for you.

  

CHORUS

Half a mile from liberation,

I just can’t see this thing through,

Half a mile from my salvation,

It’s the longest half mile I ever knew.

 

V2.  When you’re halfway down and they’re counting,

And they’ve almost pulled you under again.

And when the paths you tread fall in all directions,

There’s just one place you need to be led.

 

CHORUS Half a mile from liberation

I know I can see this thing through.

Half a mile from my salvation.

It’s the sweetest half mile I ever knew.

 

V3. Well my place should be there in the sun’s light.

And this placing here is in the dark.

Well I’m not gonna take it,

And have a part in it.

When this place here can be my own.  

 

CHORUS

 

REFRAIN