MODERNISED

by The Blades

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released December 18, 2016

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Track Name: ON THE TOWN
ON THE TOWN

AND AS YOU WALK THROUGH THE DOOR
THE FAMILIAR FACES SHOUT, THE FAMILIAR FACES ROAR
WHEN LIFE IS TAKING ITS TOLL
IT'S SO EASY TO GET LOST AND LOSE YOUR SELF-CONTROL

EIGHT MILES HIGH TILL WE DROP
TIME NOW PLEASE, BUT WE CAN'T STOP
SPIRITS RISE AS DRINKS GO DOWN
ANOTHER NIGHT SPENT ON THE TOWN

THEY SAY DEPRESSION IS RIFE
SO WE TAKE A LITTLE SOMETHING JUST TO KILL THE PAIN OF LIFE
YOUR FAVOURITE SONG PLAYING LOUD
AND YOU'RE IN YOUR FAVOURITE CLUB AND YOU'RE WITH YOUR FAVOURITE CROWD

EIGHT MILES HIGH TILL WE DROP.......
Track Name: THEN CAME YOU
THEN CAME YOU

NOT SO LONG AGO I WASTED TOO MUCH TIME
SITTING 'ROUND AND STARING AT THE CLOCK
BOREDOM, WEARINESS AND LASSITUDE COMBINE
OH TICKTOCK

THEN CAME YOU
THEN CAME YOU
THEN CAME YOU
AND THE FLAGS UNFURLED
THEN CAME YOU
THEN CAME YOU
THEN CAME YOU
AND YOU CHANGED MY WORLD

THROUGH THE TUNNEL OF MY PAST I SEE A BOY
EVER LONELY, STARING OUT TO SEA
ON THE STRAND I THOUGHT I HEARD A YOUNG MAN CRY
LOVE CAN'T FIND ME

THEN CAME YOU...

SO THE LESSON OF THE DAY IS DON'T DESPAIR
THERE'S SOMEONE WITH YOUR NAME INSIDE THEIR HEART
FOR TOO LONG I WAS PRETENDING NOT TO CARE
WAITING FOR MY LIFE TO START

THEN CAME YOU...
Track Name: TWO DIMENSIONS
TWO DIMENSIONS

WITH LIES ON TOP OF LIES
MY PROBLEM MULTIPLIES
AND EVERY SINGLE DAY
THERE'S ALWAYS DOUBLE PLAY
NOW I'M GETTING TIRED OF ILLUSION, WHY DO I ALWAYS SEE IN
TWO DIMENSIONS, ONE IS GOOD AND ONE IS NOT
TWO DIMENSIONS, ONE REMEMBERS ONE FORGOT

MADE UP A POOR EXCUSE
MADE UP BUT WHAT'S THE USE
ALIBIS NEVER FIT LET'S GO BEFORE WE SPLIT

NOW I'M GETTING TIRED OF ALLUSION, WHY DO I ALWAYS TALK IN
TWO DIMENSIONS, ONE IS SILENT ONE CONFIDES
TWO DIMENSIONS, ONE KNOWS WHERE THE OTHER HIDES

NOW I'M GETTING TIRED OF CONFUSION, WHY DO I ALWAYS FEEL IN
TWO DIMENSIONS, ONE IS WARM AND ONE IS COOL
TWO DIMENSIONS, ONE'S AFRAID THAT ONE'S A FOOL
Track Name: KINGFISHER BLUE
KINGFISHER BLUE


WAKING UP TO THE SEAGULLS CRYING

THE SOUND OF RAYTOWN IS NEAR

DUCKING DIVING DEATH-DEFYING

LIFE IS HERE


IN THE SUN ON THE GRASS WE'RE LYING

HER EYES ARE KINGFISHER BLUE

MUSIC BLASTING AN EVERLASTING

MONTH OR TWO


STELLA AND PAT

FADING FROM VIEW

ROWING AWAY

I MISS YOU


LATER ON AL FRESCO DRINKING

IN THE PLAYGROUND WE SWING

GLASS IS BREAKING TROUBLE MAKING

SIRENS SING


DANCING SLOW TO THE WALRUS OF LOVE

IN NINETEEN SEVENTY FIVE

TEMPTATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS

WE SURVIVE


LARRY AND MAY

FADING FROM VIEW

MOVING AWAY

I MISS YOU


RUN RIVER RUN

SOON TO RETURN

THOUGH KINGFISHER BLUE

I MISS YOU
Track Name: THE MAGNETS
THE MAGNETS

HEY HEY WE'RE THE MAGNETS
NOW HEAR US WHEN WE SAY
WE'RE WORKING CLASS AND PROUD
AND PLAN TO STAY THAT WAY

HEY HEY WE'RE THE MAGNETS
THE PISTOLS, JAM, AND CLASH
BLEW IT ALL APART
SO WE COULD MAKE A START

LATER ON WE'LL HAVE THE DOORS SLAMMED IN OUR FACE
BUT WE'LL RESOLVE TO KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON
DOWN THE ROAD WE'LL HAVE AN ARGUMENT OR TWO
BUT WE'LL MAKE UP AND WRITE ANOTHER SONG
CALLED ''WALK BACK RENEE'' 'CAUSE ''I DID YOU KNOW NO WRONG''

HEY HEY WE'RE THE MAGNETS
WE'RE TRYING TO PULL A CROWD
THREE YOUNG DUBLIN KIDS
PLAYING HARD AND LOUD

HEY HEY WE'RE THE MAGNETS
WE'RE ANGRY BUT WE'RE FUN
WE'VE BROKE OUT OF THE RUT
WE'RE HEADING TOWARDS THE SUN

AND IF WE NEVER MAKE IT TO THE TOP
AT LEAST WE'LL SAY WE STAYED TRUE TO OURSELVES
WHEN WE'RE OLD MEN OF FIFTY-FIVE OR MORE
WE'LL LOOK BACK AND HOPEFULLY BE PROUD
OF WHAT WE TRIED TO DO.....OF STAYING ON THE LEFT...AND BEING THERE FOR YOU

HEY HEY WE'RE THE MAGNETS
Track Name: A LOVE WE WON'T DENY
A LOVE WE WON'T DENY

NO FURTIVE CREEPING TO A SECRET PLACE
OR WIPING MESSAGES FROM PHONES
NO INCOGNITO OR NO SPECIAL SPACE
NOT UNLIKE ME AND MRS. JONES

WE'LL GO WALKING DOWN THE AISLE
THE PEOPLE SMILE AND SAY
'WHEN GIRL LOVES GIRL AND GUY LOVES GUY
THAT'S A LOVE WE WON'T DENY'

FOR THOSE WHO STILL FIND TIME TO JEER AND MOCK
THERE ARE SOME HOME TRUTHS YOU SHOULD FACE
OUT FROM THE SHADOWS UNDER CLERY'S CLOCK
IT'S TIME TO PUBLICLY EMBRACE

NO MORE DAGGER NO MORE CLOAK
THE PEOPLE SPOKE AND SAID
' WHEN GIRL LOVES GIRL AND GUY LOVES GUY
THAT'S A LOVE WE WON'T DENY'

PREJUDICE WILL FADE
YOUR HATRED IS ABSURD
WE ALL MUST RISE ABOVE
NO NEED TO BE AFRAID
NO NEED TO BE SCARED
IT'S ONLY L-O-V-E LOVE
Track Name: I HAVE CHANGED (ALMOST NEW)
I HAVE CHANGED (ALMOST NEW)

NO HIGHER POWER OR INTERVENTION
MY UNHOLY HOUR WAS JUST A PHASE

AND THROUGH A GLASS
SOME DULL REFLECTIONS
NOTHING SEEMS TO LAST BUT MY WAYS

I HAVE CHANGED BECAUSE YOU TURNED MY GREY SKY BLUE
I HAVE CHANGED
I'M ALMOST NEW

A LIST IS MADE
OF NAMES AND NUMBERS
I'M SO SORRY I BEHAVED THAT WAY

A ZEALOUS DAWN
THE NEW CONVERTED
HARPING, CARPING ON
SEIZE THE DAY

I HAVE CHANGED BECAUSE YOU TURNED MY GREY SKY BLUE
I HAVE CHANGED, BECAUSE OF YOU
I HAVE CHANGED BECAUSE, IT'S WHAT I HAD TO DO
I HAVE CHANGED
I'M ALMOST NEW

AND LIFE GOES SLOWLY IN THIS SOMBRE WORLD WE SHARE
AND ABSTINENCE CAN MAKE THE HEART GROW FONDER
SO BEWARE

I HAVE CHANGED...
Track Name: ONE MORE TRY
ONE MORE TRY

ON YOUR MARKS, GET READY, HERE WE GO
SURE THAT ALL OUR DUCKS ARE IN A ROW
SINGING FROM ONE HYMN SHEET, ONE AND ALL
GUARANTEED TO NEVER FAIL OR FALL

I MADE A MISTAKE
NOW I PAY THE PRICE
THE CHILL WIND OF REPENTANCE
COLD AND SO PRECISE
BUT MY HEART IS KINDLED
WITH THE LOVE OF DAYS GONE BY
SO WHY CAN'T WE GIVE IT ONE MORE TRY

TWENTY YEARS AND NEVER ONCE A FIGHT
TUNNEL VISION HEADING TOWARDS THE LIGHT
NEVER SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF SO THEY SAY
BUT LITTLE THINGS CAN SOMETIMES SAVE THE DAY

BANISHED TO THE FRINGE OF EACH OTHER'S LIVES
NO AMOUNT OF CRYING
CAN MAKE A WRONG SOUND RIGHT
BUT I'LL WAIT FOREVER
TILL EVENTUALLY YOU'LL SAY.......AND SIGH
CAN'T WE GIVE IT ONE MORE TRY

AND I WAIT BUT THE PHONE NEVER RINGS
AND IT'S NOT WHAT MY POOR HEART DESIRES
STARE AND I STARE BUT THE POSTMAN WALKS BY
AND HIS WHISTLING IS NOT WHAT'S REQUIRED

GIVE IT ONE MORE TRY
Track Name: THE GREAT WALL OF AMERICA
THE GREAT WALL OF AMERICA

THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF HATRED HAVE NOW BEEN PUT IN PLACE
THE ANGRY MOB HAS SPOKEN AND SHOWN ITS UGLY FACE
ATAVISTIC FLAMES ARE STOKED, NOW WATCH THE SMALL MINDS SNEER
THE GREAT WALL OF AMERICA'S A TESTAMENT TO FEAR

RUN IT UP A FLAG POLE AND LET'S SEE WHO SALUTES
THE CROOKED AND THE TWISTED STAND TALL IN CAHOOTS
A TRUMPED UP CHARGE OF 'OTHER' CAN NOW BE VIEWED A CRIME
THE GREAT WALL OF AMERICA WON'T STAND THE TEST OF TIME

YOUR POOR AND HUDDLED MASSES ARE NO LONGER WELCOME HERE
MEXICANS AND MUSLIMS HAVE EVERYTHING TO FEAR
JUST WHO'S NEXT I WONDER, ASIAN, BLACK OR JEW?
THE GREAT WALL OF AMERICA MIGHT NOT BE GREAT FOR YOU.
Track Name: NEVER LET THEM GO
NEVER LET THEM GO

SO DON'T LOOK TO THE SKY
WHEN YOU'RE AT AN ALL TIME LOW
JUST HOLD THE ONES YOU LOVE AND
NEVER LET THEM GO

IF I COULD BELIEVE, BELIEVE ME I WOULD
THAT GOODNESS IS REWARDED BY A BEARDED MAN ABOVE
AS WE GATHER TODAY, SOFTLY WE SING
AND WHEN THE MEMORIES FLOW LIKE TEARS WE KNOW WHERE IS THY STING

SO DON'T LOOK TO THE SKY
WHEN YOU'RE DEALT A BODY BLOW
JUST HOLD THE ONES YOU LOVE AND
NEVER LET THEM GO

THOUGH THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS SOMETIMES UNCLEAR,
AS WE BECOME PREOCCUPIED WITH THOSE WHOM WE HELD DEAR
SO FOLLOW YOUR DREAM, TAKE PART IN LIFE'S PARADE
WIN AND LOSE AND SINK A FEW, BUT BE YOU NOT AFRAID

AND DON'T SEEK HELP FROM ABOVE
WHEN YOU'RE AT AN ALL TIME LOW
JUST HOLD THE ONES YOU LOVE AND
NEVER LET THEM GO

SUDDENLY I THOUGHT I SAW YOU STANDING ON A CROWDED STREET
TRIED TO RUN TO YOU BUT COULD NOT MOVE MY FEET
CALLED YOUR NAME OUT LOUD BUT THEN THE DREAM JUST PASSED AWAY
I WISH THAT YOU WERE HERE TODAY

SO DON'T LOOK TO THE SKY
WHEN YOU'RE AT AN ALL TIME LOW
JUST HOLD THE ONES YOU LOVE AND
NEVER LET THEM GO
Track Name: EMILY
EMILY

EMILY, WHY DID YOU HAVE TO GO AWAY SEE
YOU'VE GONE AND BROKE MY HEART IN TWO
YES YOU, EMILY

ONE DAY YOU WILL BE SORRY
YES AND SOME DAY, YOU'RE GONNA WALK RIGHT BACK TO ME
YES YOU, EMILY

HE CAME BY, HANDSOME AND SLY
FIRST YOU WONDERED THEN YOU WANDERED
AND I CRIED SO MANY TEARS
AND I'LL BE CRYING FOR THE REST OF MY YEARS

LAST NIGHT, I DREAMT WE WERE TOGETHER
LAST NIGHT, I WOKE UP WHISPERING YOUR NAME
IT'S INSANE, EMILY

WHEN YOU SAID, YOU WOULD ALWAYS BE TRUE
I BELIEVED YOU, BUT YOU DECEIVED ME
IT'S SO SAD, TO WATCH GOOD LOVE GO BAD
CAN'T YOU REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD

EMILY, WHY DID YOU HAVE TO GO AWAY SEE
YOU'VE GONE AND BROKE MY HEART IN TWO
YES YOU, EMILY

LOVE YOU FOREVER EMILY
Track Name: STAY
STAY

KEEP HOLDING ON
TRY TO BE STRONG
DON'T GO AWAY
STAY

WHEN DARKEST CLOUDS ARE HANGING OVER YOU
AND EVERY DAY FEELS TOO BAD TO BE TRUE
AN INCH FEELS LIKE A MILE
BUT LIFE IS STILL WORTHWHILE

KEEP HOLDING ON
TRY TO BE STRONG
DON'T GO AWAY
STAY

WHEN LITTLE THINGS BECOME TOO HARD TO DO
AND NIGHT AND DAY ARE ONLY SHADES OF BLUE
EACH DAY FEELS LIKE A YEAR
OVERCOME WITH FEAR

KEEP HOLDING ON
TRY TO BE STRONG
DON'T GO AWAY
STAY

AND WHEN HOPE LIES BLEEDING
LOST CAN STILL BE FOUND
FIND THAT LOVING FEELING HIGH ABOVE THE GROUND
THERE'LL BE TOO MUCH GRIEVING
NOTHING'S WORTH THE LEAVING

STAY