LYRICS TO
'A FAR COUNTRY'

01. Perfect Day
02. Slow Burning
03. Far Country
04. You and I
05. It's Alright
06. Modern Girl
07. Ordinary World
08. Surround Me
09. Revolutions (Come and Go)
10. Angel Eyes
11. Words
12. The World Rushes By
Perfect Day

As my ship rolled in through raging seas, I sank to my knees.
This is the day I've been waiting for

I came back from the way I was heading, it was perfect day for a monkey's wedding.
I slipped out of the skin I was shedding, I'm a dreamer and I'm looking for a perfect day

When the love wells up inside me, you'll be standing right beside me. When the time is right we'll find it. It will be a perfect day

As the rain lashed down on a summer's day, we stood in the sun
This is the day we've been waiting for

I'm looking for a perfect day
I'm hoping for a perfect day


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Slow Burning

Slow burning, that's how I need to be. I'm learning every step of the way. Slow turning, the world needs to be. Slow burning till the end of our days

We were lovers, I discovered we weren't meant to be.
We were parted, broken hearted. There was nothing left to say.
Slow burning till the end of our days

Slow burning, that's how I need to be. Returning and finding my way. Slow turning, the world needs to be. Slow burning till the end of our days

More than ever, I remember what you meant to me.
It may seem as if I'm dreaming. Close my eyes and drift away.
Slow burning, till the end of our days

Once or twice, I've paid the price, it's not that clear to me.
Three or four, or maybe more
Now and then, I've seen a friend who means so much to me
Washed up on the shore
Slow burning, till the end of our days


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A Far Country

See the girl from the far country, she left home with tears in her eyes. Followed her down to a bright city, filled with promises, flooded with lies

She said to me
"I'll try anything, once in my life"

I saw her standing alone on a corner, shivering softly, coming down from a high. Carried away in the arms of a stranger, there is nothing that she wouldn't try

I saw her lying alone in a doorway, emaciated, savaged and stained. Men in their cars were driving by, the girl in the corner was fading away
I took her home to the far country, but there was no-one waiting to pray. All I could see were holes in the ground, the far country is fading away

Once in my life, the far country is fading away.


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You and I

We've been through troubled times, you and I
Caught in a landslide, surrounding our lives
As the mist rolls in, you and I
Lost in a valley, shrouded in lies

But we don't back down, now we're running out of time

We've tried to find a way, you and I
In a moment of trust, it's a question of pride
Before it's over, you and I
There's a glimmer of hope, if we lift up our eyes

And we both back down, now we're running out of time

I struggle with anger, shudder with grief
I take things for granted, feel like a thief
I struggle with emotion, shudder with rage
I'm afraid of the future, feeling my age

Now we're running out of time, you and I


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It' Alright

A lot of things out there make me nervous, a lot of simple things make me sad. I hide away in the darkness, covered in sand

There are many times I shake my fist in anger, many times I hang my head in shame. There are victims out there in the distance, stories that need to be told

There are moments when I rise up in thunder, moments when I shrink in despair. There are sounds suspended in silence, voices that need to be heard

It's alright she says, It's alright
Pleasant dreams baby, through the night

There's a time when we need to stand together, a time when we need to be strong. There are millions who want to be counted,
a nation that needs to be bold

It's alright she says, It's alright
Pleasant dreams baby, through the night


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Modern Girl

I spent the night in a cheap hotel, nobody knows me, but they treat me well. Fell asleep for an hour or two, I was dreaming of you. I went back to our empty home, nobody met me, so I just got stoned. I lay down for a week or two, I was dreaming of you

I found another photograph, I was thinking of you
But that is not enough, I was dreaming of you
You're a totally modern girl, living in a modern world

I set out on the road again, looked in the mirror every now and then. I was hoping I would see you there, on the other side
Check all my messages, but I never seem to hear from you.
I'm not dependant, but I'd rather spend my time with you

I'm disconnected from a totally modern world
I've been rejected by a totally modern girl


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Ordinary World

It might not be forever, this is our world
An ordinary world

The room was bare, but that's the way I found it, except for ragged soldiers on the floor. They came to fight, but is it worth defending. There are no souls to save at all

A bus rolled by, it was empty, passengers stood by aplenty. It's an ordinary world. The queen looked on in her tiara, sipping tea with Che Guevara. It's an ordinary world
We are living in an ordinary world

The fields were bare, but that's not how we found them, except for lines of pilgrims in the soil. They came to pray, but is it worth pretending. There is no one up there at all

A plane passed by, it was stranded, birds were flying empty handed. It's an ordinary world. Hungry men were green with envy, sharks were feeding in a frenzy
It's an ordinary world

We are living in an ordinary world
Start loving, wrap your arms around this aching world
Stop taking, give a chance to every boy and girl
Start thinking, this is not an Ordinary World


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Surround Me

Take a look at my life and tell me if you're able. Take a look at me now and tell me what have I done, what could I be if I were bolder?
Take a look at my life and find me

Wherever you are, surround me. Too near to be far, surround me.
I have made decisions, wrong or right, but this is where I'll be tonight

Take a look at my flesh and blood and hold me if you're able.
Take a look at my eyes and tell me who am I now, where will I be when I am older? Take a look at my life and find me

As I disappear, surround me
I could be everywhere, you'll find me
Wherever you may be, surround me
Across the universe, you'll find me
Surround me


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Revolutions (Come and Go)

Don't tell me you'll be there and then walk away
The barriers all came down that day. I was not afraid
The revolution's come and gone, stories have been told
Even though it moved me then, now it leaves me cold

You had a perfect mind, I got used to it
A perfect line, I got hooked on it

Please tell me you'll be here and then walk my way
The barricades have gone back up today. I am so afraid

You had a vision, you had the right
You could be complicated, you could be kind
You had a mission, you had the fight
You taught me everything, you had a perfect mind

A perfect mind, I got used to it
Revolutions come and go
A perfect line, I got hooked on it
Revolutions come and go


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Angel Eyes

Angel, angel Eyes. Danger, wears a thin disguise

Somewhere in my innocence, I gave true love a chance.
Let down my defences, changed my circumstance.
There was a moment, there was a time
You looked up at me with angel yes

As the weeks and months rolled by, your eyes would shift away
A candle flickered in the dark, till you put out the flame.
I thought I knew you like the back of my hand
A stranger looked at me with angel eyes

I was indestructible, or so I used to think
I looked into an angel's eyes and came back from the brink

You've had me analysed, hypnotised. I swam against the tide
I have been compromised, mesmerised. You stripped away my pride

Angel. angel eyes


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Words

I reached out and tried to touch you, the magic in the air was plain to see. Togetherness can heal a thousand wounds, our world was spinning round

Thoughts are never-ending, but words are hard to fine
Although I've been pretending, words flow through my mind

Simple things seem to pass us by, rivers find their way into the sea. The universe is still expanding, our world has run aground

Why are these words so hard to find?

Like a rainbow in the sky, colours swiftly fade
I wish I'd lingered long enough and found the words to say
Love is never-ending, but words, words are hard to find
Words, words flow through my mind


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The World Rushes By

I thought I saw three shadows flicker across my wall
Dancing through the headlights, stumble and then fall
Your little sisters are crying, there's nothing left to eat
Take them to the city and leave them on the street

Your mother tried to hide you, her skirt was ripped and torn
She held you close and said a prayer, the day that you were born
Your little sisters are crying, stand upright and be brave
You're only twelve years old, now dig your mother's grave

Yesterday you were a child, so simple and free
Now it's all over, it wasn't meant to be
The World Rushes By


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