Goodbye to All That


They try to trace her in the town
Appeal for information on the local news
Someone must have missed her by now
A mother or a father or a friendly face to talk her down

She's heading for the great escape
Heading for the rave
Heading for the permanent holiday ...

(i) Wave

Hold your breath ... 'till you feel it begin ...
Here it comes ...
Do you feel that ...
... 'Feel this
Get used to it ...

She had the face of the statue of liberty
Oh free me

The fire and ice of Amazon and Eskimo
Take me home

The edge and glance of high fashion
Ask me about next year ...

(ii) Mad

Tell me I'm mad
How should I know

Tell me I'm mad
I have been here for so long ...

Help me paint a picture
They say it's a lie

Tell me I'm mad!
You're a fine one to decide

Burn me in the fires of wild heaven
Like it never would stop
Tell me I'm mad
Tell me I imagined that ...

Was it something I didn't say?
Or was it something I said
Leave that stuff alone
Use me instead [use me instead]

("Off with his head!" ... "Clearly, he's mad")
I know I'm always falling off the edge of the world
I got space in my bed

You've got Egypt in your head
I've got a headful of Troy
Chandeliers and Charlemagne
Fireworks and toys, toys, toys.

(iii) The Opium Den

But you sleep like a ghost with me
It's as simple as that
So tell me I'm mad
Roll me up and breathe me in
Come to my madness
My opium den
Come to my madness
Make sense of it again

(iv) The Slide

Make a drug of my senses
I'll get you out of your head ...

I'm sick for you ...

Love wastes us together
Love holds us together
Love folds us together
Flowers ...

(v) Standing in the Swing

I don't know what you're doing here
When there's murder on the street
I appreciate your concern
But don't waste your time on me
I'm ashes on the water now
Somewhere far away
You think you came here just in time
But you're twenty years too late
You won't have long to wait

You said I was easy
This world sharpens teeth
Eat your words ...

Track 4 from the album "Brave" - Album Version: 12:26
Lyrics by Steve Hogarth
Published by Charisma Music Pub. Co. Ltd./ Rondor Music (Ldn) Ltd.

Last Modified: 27 Jul 2000