Signal To Noise

The Dark Road

burn all the bridges
let me feel the wind
will you save my soul tonight
follow the ashes
no-one ever will
can I hear you sing tonight

autumn is coming
evenings growing cold
and we still have far to go
far goes the memory
further than the road
and the fields that lie beyond

and every word I have said, I have sung
every fragment of meaning has gone
but I turn around to the dust left behind
where the threads of the rhyme come undone

you came a-knocking
stranger at my door
will you be my friend tonight
turned down the lights and
said my last goodbye
and I left my house behind

and though the sky it was dark it was cold
and the wind tore the rags off my back
you came along and your cloak it was shelter
for two who were lost in the storm

Night Surf

black rain falls
heavy on the ground
dark water
shadows crowd the sky
and the raven flies
as the light slowly dies
but the lighthouse still stands
where the earth meets the sky

and as the ships pass
lit up with lanterns
they fade in the distance
like embers that die
and in their wake trails
the silence of absence that
slowly will swallow the earth


follow me
we will sink or swim
dark water
swallows everything
sink with me
to the ocean's floor
please let me
open up the door
and the raven flies
as the light slowly dies
but the lighthouse still stands
where the earth meets the sky

Dusk City

dusk city
where the light is wearing thin
dull fire in an auburn sky

one fire
casts a shadow where I stand
one hour
till my world falls down

nothing stands in my way
nothing stands in my way to ruin
but the city remains
and the ghosts of the lost and lonely

silent strangers, wraiths of the neon glow
souls so dim and pale
I am drawn to where I can fade away
here at twilight's end

dusk city
where the river has no name
where hours pass like centuries

rust lingers
as it swallows up the day
one fire it will burn you down

I won't stand in your way
I won't stand in your way to ruin
let me lead you astray
follow me to the lost and lonely

silent strangers, wraiths of the neon glow
souls so dim and pale
I am drawn to where I can fade away
here at twilight's end

snow of ashes, leaves of a shredded sun
memories washed away
no regrets now, never a safe return
to what might have been

Splinters

Evie with her dark refrain
contemplates the fall
pictures on a faded page
all that went before

distances and destinies
separate us all
seasons of forgetfulness
wipe away our soul

and when the morning comes
will you know what came to pass
and when the morning comes
how can you recall
shards of a broken glass
pieces scattered on the floor
sharp pain reminds you of
the sweetness of the wine

now the day is growing old
shadows all around
engine revs and taillights fade
swallowed by the night

she is left without a clue
visions fade in shades of blue
whispers of a dying day
evie turns and walks away

there are splinters scattered on the floor
and inside her soul forever more
and outside the trees are stripped and bare
and the darkness gathers everywhere

Joyride

turn the brights up
it's too dark to see the curves that lie ahead
this is not a good idea

but i like it
cause the roads are clear and no-one's out tonight
we are all alone

driving through this wasteland
atmospheric fluctuations change conditions
nothing here is ever what it seems
and the weather's getting strange

oh turn it up
they're playing that song
the signal is strong

oh tune it out
the noise of the day
is fading away

voices far or near
whispers on the air
spellbound by the dashboard lights

drive on, don't slow down
we are westwards bound
nowhere else that's left to go

can you feel it
there is something here that makes the world recede
sound and vision breaking up
in a frequency drift

first the silence
then the music of the night
then you realize the beauty that the noise has blotted out

driving through this wasteland
atmospheric fluctuations change conditions
and reception here is crystal clear
up the signal down the noise

oh turn it up
that music they play
is making you sway

oh keep it up
you know we could stay
for just one more day

The Lingering

I feel your kiss on my warm lips
I taste your lips on my tongue
I touch your trembling hand
I see the tear in your eye

the world lights up when you're near me
the night comes down when you're gone
a chill descends on my heart
the thrilll of loving is gone

oh the smell of your passion like roses of blood
haunts me, set me free
the shattering pain of your absence remains with me
let me be
oh the smell of your passion like roses of blood
haunts me, set me free
the shattering pain of your absence remains with me
let me be in your memory

kiss me lightly hold me tightly love me sweetly and completely

and every word that I whispered
and every caress you gave
the radiant light of your face
the cryptic curve of your smile

oh every moment still lingers
hard as I try to move on
but truth cannot be undone
my battle will never be won

oh the sun that drowned in a shimmering, burning sea
set me free
the tingling flesh of a body that yearns, I plea
let me be
oh the smell of your passion like roses of blood
haunts me, set me free
the shattering pain of your absence remains with me
let me be in memory