The Great Escape

by THE SUN AND THE MOON

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    THE SUN AND THE MOON DEBUT ALBUM FEATURING MARK BURGESS AND JOHN LEVER FROM THE MANCHESTER BAND THE CHAMELEONS. SPECIAL EDITION CONTAINING 16 TRACKS. INCLUDES ALL B-SIDES AND THE FOUR TRACKS FROM THE 'ALIVE;NOT DEAD' EP.

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about

speed of life
death of imagination
a matter of conscience
peace in our time
dolphin
house on fire
price of grain
limboland
a picture of england
this passionate breed
the boy who sees everything
i love you, you bastard
adam's song
cest la vie
arabs and americans
elected

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released July 7, 2017

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Track Name: The Speed Of Life
Stars
Soft whispers by a fire
Two lovers talking endlessly
The desires and hopes
Of adolescent innocence
I see it all
Yes I recall
Such pure and precious memories
Dreaming of the things
That never came to be
Oh how I wish that I could be
As content as the next boy
Downing his bitter
Discussing the snooker

I'm light years away
The speed of life in this place
I just feel light years away

Robotically I hear the words
All you see is all you are
Fodder for the factory
If you can find one
There's your destiny
In the ring-room
Is your destiny
In the ring-room


So
I watch the others grow
I must admire such confidence
Coping with the things
I always sing about
So secure
So very sure
Or is it just reflectory
Can they be as happy
As they seem to be

Oh how I wish that I could be
As content as the next girl
Surrounded by children
Rushing the ironing
I'm light years away
The speed of life in this place
I just feel light years away

Teacher's words return to me
All life's rules
Carved in stone
All you see is all you are
Fodder for society
Sadly
There's no sanctuary
In the tap-room
There's no sanctuary
In the pool-room
There's no sanctuary
In the bed-room

What you see
Is what you are
Track Name: The Death Of Imagination
The chill of the air
The teeth of the tiger
Is biting through my clothing
Through a sky of stars
With the wings of an eagle
I'm launched into oblivion
I feel the spit
And the sting of the serpent
For a fraction of an instant
And wrenched from the womb
So safe and maternal
I whisper goodbye
And embrace the eternal

As I feel myself falling
Endlessly falling
I spiral down, down, down
It's the death of imagination


I bathe in the glare
Of a thousand explosions
With child-like fascination
And time the impact
That ends my existence
With the rhythm of my heartbeat
I taste the sweetness
Of mystical moments
Re-living and savouring
Every sensation
As gravity grips me
In giddy rotation
In my concrete overcoat
A prisoner of reason am I
I feel myself falling
Endlessly falling
I spiral down, down, down
It's the death of imagination
Let's raise our drinks and mourn
The death of imagination

Does the age of reason herald
The death of imagination
Will the age of intellect cause
The death of imagination
Track Name: A Matter Of Conscience
There's no question of force
There's no question of judgement
Just a momentary feeling of pain
And the problem has gone
A hint of remorse
In a matter of conscience
It's a race
And the race never ends
From the moment you're born
If you make it that far

The least of all life

She can't carry on
She's made her decision
The storm outside's nothing
Compared with the storm in her head
Society stabs
Like a surgeon's incision
It knows no compassion
Its soul is as cold as the stone

For the least of all life
There is no meaning
For the least of all life
'Cause this life has no feeling


(But I feel
I breathe)

For the least of all life
There is no jury
For the least of all life
There is no mercy

For the least of all life
There is no voice
For the least of all life
Has no feeling

But I feel
I breathe
And I dream
I live
I die

What can we do?
The decision's been made?
What can we say?
This life has no feeling

What can we do?
Decision is made
What can we say
Just count the money
Track Name: Peace In Our Time
I see the clowns have come to town
Selling slogans, shaking hands
Megaphones and a leaflet shower
They bang on doors and beg for power
We breathe the same air
Though there's less of it every day
I'm tired of the squabbling
Of watching them p******
The world away

My conscience tells me what's right
And my conscience tells me what's wrong
I follow no-one
I lead myself
It's less complicated


He said
Don't you believe in democracy
I said
Don't spout that rat-s*** to me
They blew the lid off democracy
When they murdered John F. Kennedy
I can't recall being asked or consulted
Concerning Cruise
And I can't recall
Being asked or consulted
On whether sanctions should be used
Here at UK Ltd.
It's cast its vote
It's made its choices
And there displayed its attitude
I'm all right Jack
How are you

"In my hands a piece of paper
Peace in our time"

A worthless piece of paper
You can keep your pieces of paper
Track Name: Dolphin
The titan sings a lonely song
Now the whaler's work is done
She's crying for her little one
I bow my mortal head in shame
This murderous insanity
The madness of humanity
I hear the ocean
Call my name
Singing liquid lullabies
To wash the rivers from my eyes
Dolphin heal this human heart
If I should live a thousand years
I couldn't cross this ocean of tears

Through the foam
They call me
Oceana's calling me home
Through the surf
They call me
And their capacity to love
Infinitely exceeds that of the
Savages who live on these lands


They sing of secret places
Where divers never go
Of magic and of mystery
Weaving dreams of harmony
Through waters that are crystal clear
And aqua marine
Streams of dolphin energy
Gently flowing over me
In trance-like wonder
I will stare
Intoxicating scenes
Slow motion so serene
Ripples of tranquility
Wash me away
With visions of an open sea
Underneath a ceiling of stars
Sons of Adam
Daughters of Eve
The beasts within your brotherhood
Have turned our waters
Red with blood
Sons of Adam
Daughters of Eve
Cast away your cruelty
And soon you'll sail an ocean
Of stars
Track Name: House On Fire
Blazing, blazing
Blazing, blazing

It's called passion
And it licks the stillness of a freezing room
Passion
And its tender kiss can make a statue swoon
It burns in you
It burns insanely and it burns with all the brightness of day
So light the fuse
And blow the burdens of the world away...

And if these flames have scorched you too much
At least these tears are warm to the touch
And justified in this cold world
Justified in this cold world


It's called passion
And its breath is scented like a summer's night
But passion
When it flares in temper it can torch the sky
It burns in you
It burns insanely and is fueled by all the rapture it brings
So light the fuse
Fire the furnace and feel your senses sing
Blazing, blazing
Blazing, blazing

You out there
With fire extinguishers
You can't stamp it out
It's blazing

Like a house on fire
It's called passion
And it's the only fire
In this cold world
Let's burn it up
Track Name: The Price Of Grain
All the sorrow, tears and pain
Isn't worth the price of grain
If God is there, and God is sane
Surely God will send the rain
Defeated I kneel, unable to stand
Or see the sense in anything
Wasting away beneath a burning sun
Between starvation and the roar of the gun

And God knows
I've never asked for anything
But as surely as these days are long
If this is fate there's something drastically wrong

Speaking languages I don't understand
Economics of supply and demand
Resolutions are as empty as bellies
As barren as the land
This life is in the palm of your hands
As worthless as the grains of the sand


I'm striving for the strength to go on
Body's breathing but my spirit has gone
I search for meaning but around me there's none
Please don't tell me everything
Is printed on the palms of our hands
Hear us shouting at the skies
Drowning out the children's cries
Will I ever close my eyes

All the sorrow, tears and pain
Isn't worth the price of grain
If God is there and god is sane
Surely God will send the rain
Amen
Is it worth the price of the grain?
Track Name: Limbo Land
In Limbo Land
An hour can feel like a lifetime
And you soon forget
How it feels when adrenaline's flowing
And it's dangerous 'cause I have to say
I would do anything to fill the days
I've been here so long now
My head like my pocket is empty
And in this vacuum
In this emptiness
I'm sleepwalking
From the moment I'm dressed
I wash my brains
With Australian soap
Thanking heaven
For that quarter of dope


In Limbo Land
Nothing in life seems exciting
In a material world
That's so swift to remind me I'm worthless
I roam the streets in shoes of lead
Or in my apathy just stay in bead
Against boredom, it's said
That the Gods themselves struggle in vain
In the centuries since leaving school
I haven't had so much as an interview
I used to dread those days, I thought I'd never miss
But my god anything is better than this

I feel insulted and I don't know why...
If I don't break this boredom sparks will fly...
Will that provoke a reaction eh?
A reaction eh?

In Limbo Land
Lost in Limbo Land
Track Name: A Picture Of England
Always the days are the same
Monotonous rut and routine
Is it his fate to O.D.
On biscuits and T.V.
Remembering someone at school
Mammouth mouth was his name
"What more could there possibly be,"
He said,
"For someone such as you
Such an empty-headed fool
You see"

He sits there waiting patiently
He sits there waiting patiently
Not knowing what he waits for
Uncertain what he wants for sure
Not knowing what he waits for
The one who yearns for something more

She's annoyed and she doesn't know why
By the neighour who's fixing his car
He's spent so many hours underneath it now
The bloody thing should fly
Their greetings float through her mind
Like music you hear in a lift
Frustrations and feelings she can't control
Wake within her now
They churn within her now...


She sits there waiting patiently
She sits there waiting patiently
Not knowing what she waits for
Uncertain what she wants for sure
Not knowing what she waits for
The one who yearns for something more

The Prudential man is here
Oh please, just go away
The bible-basher's here
Thanks but not today
Brown envelopes appear
Throw them all away
So many bills to pay
Every day the same
I don't want to know, I don't want to know
Oh no no...
I don't want to know...

Oh, no no no no no no,
Just go away and leave me alone
Oh, no no no no no no,
Just go away and leave me alone

Lost and alone
A picture of England
I've seen it so often
Haven't you?
Track Name: This Passionate Breed
Currencies collapse
And sanity is snapped
sexual thrills
With hundred dollar bills
A feel for the past
With an eye on the future
Is telling me
I'll never be the same again

Beauty is rare
Emotions are shackled
This frantic world
Will never seem
The same to me

I think I hear them now
Better kill the fatted cow
But don't be taken in
They just like to lick the tears
From your eyes
The last of our creed
This passionate breed

What has cost you to learn
Should not be forgotten
Track Name: The Boy Who Sees Everything
What am I doing in a dump like this?
I cast my eyes out over concrete bricks
What a stupid situation
What am I doing in a job like this?
Buried to the eyeballs in paperclips
And useless information

I struggle so hard for so little pay
But the sad fact is I couldn't care less for it anyway
But I forget about this when I hear you sing
Here's to the boy who sees everything

I'd find a lover, but I don't know how,
So I stand there feeling awkward and beating my brow
How I hate the Hacienda!
The coversation and the company's cruel
All night slither 'round try to outcool
All the other poor pretenders

I, I can't seem to get myself anywhere
I'm so sad and sadness, it seems, it's everywhere
But I forget all of this when I hear you sing
Here's to the boy who sees everything

All the moments that you capture so preciously
Sharing sentiments I recognize instantly
All the tenderness, all the poetry,
All the memories and emotions you stirred in me

Well I wonder what, such a soulful thing
And I wander through a sensual symphony
A marriage made in heaven can't last forever
How many marriages do?

As it pulls through you, so it pulls through me
And a stranger's hand is clasping mine endlessly
As it pulls through you, so it pulls through me
And I bristle as I bathe in your melody
I can't seem to get myself anywhere
I'm so sad and sadness, it seems, it's everywhere
But I forget all of this when I hear you sing
Here's to the boy who sees everything
He sees everything
He sees everything

Ahh, heavenly bliss,
I'm in heaven in moments like this

Ahh, heavenly bliss,
I'm in heaven in moments like this
I'm in heaven,
I'm in heaven,
I'm in heaven...
Track Name: Adam's Song
Nothing's going to harm you now
While I still have a breath in my body
Your intoxicating tenderness
Cannot conceal your nakedness
Nothing's going to harm you girl
You explore my spine with your fingers
And rip away the fabric of our fear
It vanishes when I hold you near

Senses reel in vibrant emotion
Sets my very soul on fire
Rhythm of the heat in fusion electric
Raises every strand of hair

For nothing in this whole wide world
Would I part with my memories of you
Your flowers and your fragrances fresh and clean
Will wash away this crazy dream

I ride the wind collecting stars
All the jewels that litter the heavens
I will number them and place them at your feet
Reforge them in your splendid heat
Though the furies and the ravages rage outside
They'll not invade our bed tonight

Senses reel in vibrant emotion
Sets my very soul on fire
Rhythm of the heat in fusion electric
Raises every strand of hair
Track Name: C'est La Vie
The moment the world's at my feet
Hands come from nowhere to tear up the meat
And force me to eat

Something in my head though
Refuses to allow this to be
If not for you it's conscience to me
Ahh, what're you gonna say?

When you're caught on the wire
Can't get out your only desire
Is paramount you're fueling the fire
Ahh, what're you gonna say?

The moment my feet hit the ground
All felt conceptions [?] come tumbling down
So stay on the ground

Something in my head though
Refuses to allow me to stay
It tells me that it's better that way
Ahh, what're you gonna say?

When you're leaving behind
An empty shell you're lost in a sea
You can't dispel the world from your mind

Ahh, what're you gonna say?
Ahh, what're you gonna say?

C'est la vie
C'est la vie
Something in my head though
Refuses to allow this to be
If not for you it's conscience to me
Ahh, what're you gonna say?

When you're caught on the wire
Can't get out your only desire
Is paramount you're fueling the fire
Ahh, where you gonna go?
Ahh, where you gonna go?
Ahh, what're you gonna say?
What're you gonna say?
C'est la vie
Track Name: Arabs and Americans
Hordes of angry voices rise in unison
Scores of savage human cries assault the brain
(Go away)
All aboard it's the very last trance
Just the routine chants for the one who's trying to make it to America
[??? Feel love too?]

They hear loud and clear
Fearful, hateful cries that are coming from Arabia
It's a mania

We don't care, we don't care anymore
(See a young Iranian scream for the blood of every last American)
We don't care, we don't care anymore
(Don't dare turn your backs on the fury of the mobs and the burning flags)

Abuses are hurled and vengeance spewed
In bored disdain
Such creatures stalk the backs of our armchairs out and once again
Hurl us into violence

Big Ben, news at 10,
Mounting tension viewed from the safety of the living room
Living tomb

Not so far away, all packed tight with a life of television
It's night or day
Ahh, doesn't matter anyway

We don't care, we don't care anymore
(Ring out the old, ring in the new, yesterday's headline yesterday's news)
We don't care, we don't care anymore
(Let's play a guessing game, who is mad and who is sane?)

Brother can't you help us out?
Come on, tell us how you climb so high
Sister can't you help us out?
Come on, teach us how to touch the sky

Such dreams are all we have
But I'm thinking
There's always hope that someone's there to pick up the pieces
Come on brothers help us out,
Come on, come on
Come on, come on
Arabs and Iranians,
So swift to search for a savior
Russians and Americans
Too proud to beg you for favors

Such dreams are all we have
But I'm thinking
There's always hope that someone's left to pick up survivors
Come on brothers help us out,
Come on, come on
Come on, come on
Come on sister help us out
Come on, come on

Arabs and Iranians,
So swift to search for a savior
Russians and Americans
Too proud to beg you for favors
Catholics and Anglicans
So swift to search for a savior
I'm just homosapien
Pay the bill for their failure