Strangers & Aliens

by Huw Rees

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released January 1, 2010

Drums: Phil Martin
Everything else: Huw Rees

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Track Name: White Sheets
Are you tired? Are your legs weak?
You open your mouth, to find you’ve no strength to speak.
You’re too numb to feel anything but the cold
And it’s been so long since you had someone to hold.

Repeat in your mind all the things you said,
That you shouted in anger before you fled.
You can’t shake the guilt after all these
years
And every time you hear them, they only bring you to tears.

Where are you now my prodigal son?
You cry out loud for everything to be undone.

Why don't you turn around?
You know that there you’re not alive.
If you're lost be found;
Just come back home.

You're an alien; you're a stranger;
Or just someone who’s had enough of looking for a life of danger.
Can't you see the open arms
That will never let you come to harm?

This is your surrender - your retreat,
But you turn the corner to see a million white sheets
Hanging out the windows and lining the path
You breathe a sigh, for you’re at home at last.

Where are you now my prodigal son?
You cry out loud for everything to be undone.

Why don't you turn around?
You know that there you’re not alive.
If you're lost, be found.
If you're lost, be found.
If you're lost, be found.
Just come back home.
Just come back home.
Track Name: Fixation
It’s inconsiderate, being on my mind.
I cannot contemplate how you could be so unkind.

Last night you had the cheek to
stow away in my dreams.
To stop my disillusion and my mind from tearing at the seams.

Oh why did I have to wake up?
Fact is so much sadder than fiction.
Wish I could find a good reason
To this asphyxiating fixation.

There’s no such thing as your desire.
But I would like to think
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

You held my hand,
And you gripped like you’d never let it go.
I could not stand, 'cause you showed me
Just what I wanted to know.

Oh why did I have to wake up?
Fact is so much sadder than fiction.
Wish I could find a good reason
To this asphyxiating fixation.
Track Name: This Band of Brothers
Mez says that the kids are on the street,
But not the kind you would like to meet.
They are wandering, their hearts are hardening
Like the ‘souls’ of their feet.

Hysteria rises with the heat,
Do you really think we can compete?
With self-regulating, even your counter-hating
cannot make the world complete.

So let’s smother this Band of Brothers
Before they find another thing that they think brings
Salvation to the nations;
Only reputations mean anything.

Now they’re looking for someone to blame
But life is just a game.
They don’t count the cost, of the lives lost,
So they deal in numbers - not names.

So let’s smother this Band of Brothers
Before they find another thing that they think brings
Salvation to the nations;
Only reputations mean anything.

But we’re all happy just to sit by,
Ignore it all and close our eyes
Which makes us all accomplices to this lie.

They say that money's all you need -
As if there's an end to their greed.
They claim to have no aim,
But they don't know no good deeds.

Where will they put their trust?
When it all turns to dust.
For I know our end
Is perfectly just.

So let’s smother this Band of Brothers
Before they find another thing that they think brings
Salvation to the nations;
Only reputations mean anything.

The solution, is no institution,
It’s revolution of the heart.
People are changing, people are ranging
From bad to amazing, in whole not just
in part.
Track Name: Blind
I know you burn for me;
Just say the word and I’ll burn the world down for you.
You’re so bright that I cannot see your face,
But I’ll probably die when I do.

'Cause you're my bright shining star;
I don’t know who or where you are;
I’m willing to wait, so please don’t be late
Seeing that I've come this far.

You and I could forever reign
If you gave me your heart completely.
You know that mine’s already slain
You’re the only one who's ever been able to defeat me.

I see you shining, now I'm always pining -
Gazing, but not at the moon.
I’m sick of waiting, and tempting fate,
In so much I wish I could hold you soon.

Distances incomprehensible
Oh how I wish you’d shift from red into blue.
The colours we’ll make will be incredible,
We’ll be so good, but we’ll still be so -
We'll still be so true.

For you light up the sky,
Oh I don’t know how you do it, and I don’t know why
You’re so hard to find, it’s like I’m blind
I can’t wait to see you with my own two eyes.

Your luminosity
Directs my attention above.
Couldn’t help my curiosity
Couldn't help myself falling in love.

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