Transatlantic - Disco: 'SMPTe'

All of the Above

Morse/Portnoy/Trewavas/Stolt

I. Full Moon Rising

In a state of
fallen grace

With a smile upon it's face, IT CAME!

Full moon rising today

Like a child but
fully grown

Like a star but not so far away!

It came here to take me away

This has never
been before

While the sun burns bright as day

Light the sky - hold back no more

Let the full moon rise today

Full moon rising today

So there I was
with my complaints

In the comfort of the retraints I stayed

I stayed and had nothing to say

But there it was returning for my eyes

Like a fire that's burning up the skies

Full moon rising today

II. October Winds

There's a town
I used to know

There's a place I used to go to play

Laughin' all the way

Never thought of where I'd been

Autumn wind came creepin' in one day

Now summer's gone away

Summer's gone away............ hey

When October winds
lay down

When the heat can't melt the ground

And nothing matters anyway

When October winds take hold

When you're down that dank dark road

Maybe nothing matters anyway

III. Camouflaged
in Blue

Dead on your feet
you walk like no one's home

Out on the street you make your way alone

Soldier of fortune camouflaged in blue

Dawn turns to
dusk you sail away in doubt

Love turns to lust you've turned it inside out

Soldier of fortune
camouflaged in blue (but I know you)

All that you are
is not the things you do

You know it's true

All that you are is camouflaged in blue

You know it's true

Dead on your feet
you walk like no one's home

Out on the street you make your way alone

Soldier of fortune camouflaged in blue

But I know you now

IV. Half Alive

Don't just sit
there wasting your time on the phone

Don't be with that skank 'cause it hurts to be alone

And you swarm around like bees to the hive

And you look a man in full but you're half alive

One flew south,
one to the east; one went to the west

You became the enemy just to be the best

Waiting for your dream to arrive

You're whole and you're complete but you're half alive

Waiting for your
dream to arrive

You're whole and you're complete but you're half alive

V. Undying Love

Pressed to the
wall of the rail station hall is the Venus de Milo

You walk through the park 'til the clouds seem to darken the sky

And you wish you could soften your mind

But you feel like they've locked you in time

And you think you'll be perfectly fine once you get to the water

Suddenly you stop
'cause your feet just won't walk

Like there's someone awaiting

The moon seems alive and looks down on your life just to say

IT'S ALRIGHT

Innocence and
undying love will reign

Innocence and undying love will reign

Hearing the call
with your back to the wall in a wordless conundrum

Half of your life 'tween a rose and a knife ain't it time?

You're sure to find

Innocence and
undying love will reign

Innocence and undying love will reign

The world will soon be right again

Innocence and undying love will reign

And nothing will at all be the same

Innocence and undying love will reign

VI. Full Moon
Rising (Reprise)

In a state of
fallen grace, with a smile upon it's face, IT CAME!

... Full moon rising today

While the clock is turning fast, soak it up before it's passed away

Let it become what it may

This has never
been before

While the sun burns bright as day

Light the sky - hold back no more

Let the full moon rise today, full moon rising today

Full moon rising today, full moon rising today.

 

Todo lo de arriba

We All Need Some Light

Morse

Some people think

Think they have none

They might as well stay down

Running in circles

Like bulls in a ring

'Til the sword finds it's way down

While the creep
beats the rap on appeal

And the cop who can't stop

Shows the kids how to steal

And we all need
some light now

We all need some light now

Yes, we all need some light now

Turn on your light

And wash the darkness away

Hey you on the
brink

Waiting to fall

To become human surplus

The movie's still shooting

You might still get the roll

And man it's all just a circus

But the clown
left town long ago

Maybe he'll come back and give us a show

And we all need
some light now

We all need some light now

Yes, we all need some light now

Turn on your light and wash the darkness away.

 

Todos necesitamos algo de luz

Mystery Train

Morse/Portnoy/Stolt/Trewavas

On the road to
anywhere, in a place that exists without time

I met a girl who sang to me but her songs had no rhythm or rhyme

I couldn't feel, I could not think but my what a colorful blind

As she sang in my mind

Let the deal go
down - ride that mystery train

Break the whole thing down - start all over again

Let the deal go down - ride that mystery train

Welcome to the
mystery - dreams float in a pool in my head

There's your mother when she was young

There's Uncle Dick looking sick and half dead

The lights are on and she is home, stretched out on a chodachrome bed

There's singing in my head

Let the deal go
down, let the wild wind blow

Let the dreaming go, let the steel rain fall

Let the seed be sown 'til everything is known

Let the deal go down, let the wild wind blow

Let the dreaming go.

 

Tren misterioso

My New World

Stolt/Morse/Portnoy/Trewavas

The place she
called home was high on a hill,

way up in a big house under the trees

Days in the sun she's seen by the river,

reading a book, feeding her dreams

Now she's a loner, now she's a stoner,

no one can touch her...

He was the boy,
the pride of his mother,

stainless and shining, all heaven sent

But then the country calls for a soldier and

he went out to a foreign land

When he returned faces look different,

at the end of innocence nothing's the same

My new world was
spinning me around

And that was all that could be

My new world was spinning me around

And nothing's lost on memory

My new world was spinning me around...

Hiked up to Woodstock,
she got high in Frisco,

summers of love, that child she was wild

She had the need for total expression,

painting and poetry filled up her mind

Boy, he took pride in serving his country,

went off to war no more than a child

My new world was
spinning me around

And this is all that I've found

My new world was spinning me around

And time can be my enemy

My new world was spinning me around...

Now she's a loner,
now she's a stoner, no one can touch her...

Out in the fields
we met in the summer

On a poetic island no past to recall

Breaking like waves we flooded the moment

Laughing at the perfectness of it all

My new world waits
patiently

When living is lost in a memory

My new world is ahead of me

But sometimes I'm back where I used to be

Then the fall ran away with our time

Disapointment
struck so hard

When he found out there was no

"Lucky stars and stripes"

They set it all on fire!!!

While Jim and Janis got us higher

"She's so freaky, she's so fine"

Soldier, he can't get her off his mind

Down the desert to the sea

Leave the raving 60's all behind...

Out of the blue
still reaching for something

Feeling the window of time out of mind

Catching a glimpse each one to the other

Always not knowing the spark left behind

Going and going with fictional borders

Passing and passing two feet from the door

My new world was
spinning me around

And this is call that can be

My new world is ahead of me now

This is all that I've found

My new world was spinning me around

My new world was spinning me

And time is not my enemy

My new world is ahead of me today

And all things pass away...

 

Mi mundo nuevo

In Held ('Twas) In I

Brooker/Fisher/Reid

Arreglos: Portnoy/Morse/Stolt/Trewavas

In the darkness
of the night, only occasionally relieved by glimpse of Nirvana as seen
through other people's windows, wallowing in a morass of self-despair
made only more painful by the knowledge that all I am is of my own making...
When everything around me, even the kitchen ceiling has collapse and crumbled
without warning. And I am left standing alive and well, looking up and
wondering why and wherefore. At a time like this, which exists maybe only
for me, but is nonetheless real, if I can communicate, and in the telling
and the bearing of my soul anything is gained, even though the words which
I use are pretentious and make you cringe with embarrassment, let me remind
you of the pilgrim who asked for an audince with the Dalai Lama.

He was told he must first spend five years in contemplation. After the
five years, he was ushered into the Dalai Lama's presence who said, "Well,
my son, what do you wish to know?"

So the pilgrim said "I wish to know the meaning of life, father."

And the Dalai Lama smiled and said "Well my son, life is like a beanstalk,
isn't it?"



Held close by that which some despise

Which some call fake, and others lies

And somewhat small

For one so tall

A doubting Thomas who would be?

It's written plain for all to see

For one who I am with no more

It's hard at times, it's awful raw

They say that
Jesus

Healed the sick and helped the poor

And those unsure believed his eye

A strange disguise

Still write it down, it might be read

Nothing's better left unsaid

In the autumn
of my madness

When my hair is turning grey

For the milk has finally curdled

And I've nothing left to say

When all my thoughts are spoken

(Save my last departing birds)

Bring all my friends unto me

And I'll strangle them with words

In the autumn
of my madness

Which in coming won't be long

For the nights are now much darker

And the daylight's not so strong

And the things which I believed in

Are no longer quite enough

For the knowing is much harder

And the going's getting rough

I know if I'd
been wiser

This would never have occurred

But I wallowed in my blindness

So it's plain that I deserve

For the sin of self-indulgence

When the truth was writ quite clear

I must spend my life amongst the dead

Who spend their lives in fear

Of a death that they're not sure of

Of a life they can't control

It's all so simple really

If you just look to your soul

Some say that
I'm a wise man

Some think that I'm a fool

It doesn't matter either way:

I'll be a wise man's fool

For the lesson lies in learning

And by teaching I'll be taught

For there's nothing hidden anywhere

It's all there to be sought

And so if you know anything

Look closely at the time

At others who remain untrue

And don't commit that crime.

Agarrado en mí