Holidays in Eden

Splintering Heart  
    
There's a hot hard hurt
Burning under her skin
And it pricks her like thorns
And it's needles and pins
And it twists in her body
And I know what it is

And I'm paying in pain
But it's the cost of the high
'Till the weight of the secret
And the weight of the lie
Makes my heart want to burst
Feel the ache as time goes by
Getting better and worse
Getting better and worse

And there's a screw that I tighten
As I dream of the kiss
And it twists and it cuts me
And you know what it is?
It's a fragment of love
From a splintering heart
And it tears her apart
But not as much as this

So you save up your tears
For the moments alone
'Till the splinters you gather
Leave you glass-hard and numb
And the same sun is shining
On the old and the young
On the saints and the sinners
On the weak and the strong

And there's a burning and freezing
And a cross for a kiss
So she learns to stop dreaming
And you know how it is

With these fragments of love
And this splintering heart
With the fragments
And this splintering heart
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
 
 
 
    
        
    
Cover My Eyes (Pain and Heaven)     


Cover my eyes
The light falls on her face
Dangerous lines
Dangerous colours and shapes
Ferocious designs
Connected and ready to play
Buttoned up tight
Crimson and Halloween-white

She's like the girl in the movie when the Spitfire falls
Like the girl in the picture that he couldn't afford
She's like the girl with the smile in the hospital ward
Like the girl in the novel in the wind on the moors

Pain and heaven
Pain and heaven

The meaning of life
A hair falls out of place
Cover my eyes
Dangerous colours and shapes
And when she moves
Cover my eyes

She like the girl on the TV with the red guitar
Like the girl with the dealer at the end of the bar
She's like the girl with the smile in the dream in the dark
Like the girl overtaking in the open car

Pain and heaven
Pain and heaven
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
 
 
 
    
        
    
The Party 
    
She bought a bottle of cider
From the shop on the corner
They didn't stop her
Thought she was older

She took a bus ride
To a name and a number
A house full of music
And a hatful of wonder

And some of the people
That she thought that she knew
Were never like this
When she saw them at school
She's never been anywhere like this before
Everybody's so out of control

She was in a back room
Full of strange aromas
And noises and candles
That was where he found her

He took her to a garden
Full of rain and silence
And she could smell the soil and the trees
And see the succulent light from the little fires in his eyes
Pulling shapes out of the night
She was enchanted

Then it's twelve o'clock
And the last bus is gone
They're gonna go crazy
When they hear what she's done
And higher is lower
And less is like more
She's never felt anything like this before,

And then it was yesterday
He said, "Oh, by the way"
"Welcome to your first party..."
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
 
 
    
    
No One Can 
    
You landed in my life
Like a new and brighter light
That made all my past seem in the shadow
I always used to believe
That beauty was skin deep
But I need a new word to describe you

And the time that it took to take down the wall
Was the time that it took for me to fall
Hopelessly weak

No one can take you away from me now
Don't worry if they take me away
No one can take you away from me now
Don't matter how long we have to wait

The days before you came
Were really all the same
A greyness I used to call freedom
Endless nights out with the boys
The boasting and the noise
To think that I ever believed them

No one can take you away from me now
Don't worry if they take me away
No one can take you away from me now
Don't matter how long we have to wait

I don't care what they think
You're all I believe in
I carry you here
And there's something of you
In everything that I love

No one can take you away from me now
Don't worry if they take me away
No one can take you away from me now
Don't matter how long we have to wait
No one can take you away from me now
Don't worry if they take me away
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
 
 
    
        
    
Holidays in Eden 
    
Did you ever feel that just by jumping on a plane
All your cares would drop away
And you'd be born again

Returning to a nature child
Happy wild and free
But forgetfulness is a river
And you know where the river leads

Holidays in Eden
Life before the fall
See no, hear no, speak no evil
Feel no guilt, feel no guilt at all

Naked through the jungle
Mud between your toes
Following the river
Where the river flows

The creatures of the forest bid you
"Welcome to the dark"
Nothing here can hurt you
Darkness has no heart

Holidays in Eden
Paradise regained
See no, hear no, speak no evil
Throw your past away

You wake up one morning
Wondering who you are
There's a map of a new country up on the wall
All your new lovers merge into one
You've done everything under the sun
There's a date on the air ticket
And the money's gone

Back in your own country
Nothing seems the same
No one comes around at night
Or uses your new name

Hearing silent whispers
Old friends are acting strange
No one wants to know you now
People say you've changed

Holidays in Eden
Life before the fall
See no, hear no, speak no evil
Feel no guilt at all

Holidays in Eden
Paradise and light
Heaven loses you to this world
Leaves you alone
Kiss your home goodbye

(She says she's lonely)
 
    
 
Lyrics: Helmer, Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
 
 
 
     
        
    
Dry Land 
    
In all the time that I've known you
You've been so edgy and nervous
I never wanted to own you

I was aware of the danger
Of making a bid for your favours
You're such a natural stranger
I made excuses and ran

You're an island
But I can't leave you all out at sea
You're so violent with your silence
You're an island
I can't sleep
Won't you speak to me
I'm on dry land
Won't you help me please

In all the time that I've known you
There has been something between us
I don't think it's my imagination

I felt like I couldn't touch you
But I had the feeling you'd love to
Tell me the truth if you could do
I made excuses and ran

You're an island
But I can't leave you all out at sea
You're so violent with your silence
You're an island I can't sleep
Won't you speak to me
I'm on dry land
Won't you help me please
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Woore
 
 
 
        
    
Waiting to Happen 
    
I lie awake at night
Listening to you sleeping
I hear the darkness breathe
And the rain against the window

After all this time
Cynical and jaded
All the stones are diamonds
All the blues are faded

Everything I've been through
All I've seen and heard
Spend so much of my life
In the spiritual third world
But you came and brought the rain here

Something waiting to happen
Something learning to fly
We can talk without talking
From inside to inside
I have waited to feel this
For the whole of my life

We took ourselves apart
We talked about our faces
You said you didn't like yours
I said I disagree

I keep the pieces separate
I clutch them in my coat
A jigsaw of an angel
I can do when I feel low

From emptiness and dryness
The famine of our days
I watch the heavens open
Wash it all away
You came and brought the rain here

Something waiting to happen
Something learning to fly
On the edge of exploding
Something wild and alive
Something waiting to happen
Any time that you like
I have waited to feel this
For the whole of my life
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
 
 
 
        
    
This Town 
    
The cars leave their trails of hot and cold light inside my head
Like burned-in long exposure pictures
The wheels spin slowly backwards
Strobing in the amber light
And the rain comes down and washes my brain
But it don't get clean

This town has turned me into what I have become
This town dresses me up like a stranger
This town performs in the window like the ultimate gift
This town takes us down
I feel like I'm losing you to this town

We were saving our money for half of our lives
We were saving our dreams
And we came to this place to make the chances real
In the big city
But I've been counting the days
I've been watching you change
And I can feel it dying
The noise outside takes you in its arms
Like a lamb to a lion

And down there somewhere among the noise
The magazine dolls and the big money boys
Move silently on their easy heels
They move silently on their greasy wheels

This town has turned me into what I have become
This town dresses you up like a stranger
This town hangs around in the doorway and tells me I'm late
This town takes us down, takes us down
I feel like I'm losing you to this town

The morning breaks and I watch you awake
This town takes you down away from me again
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
 
 
 
        
    
The Rakes Progress 
    
What do you do when your roots have dissolved and broken down
And the soil that you grew in when you were small
Has become nothing more than dirt in some dirty town

When you list all the qualities that you despise
And you realise
You're describing yourself

And breaking someone up inside
Is your only source of pride
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
 
 
 
 
    
        
    
100 Nights 
    
A hundred nights of fun and games
A thousand empty glasses
I feel it change
And stay the same
As each day passes

They invite me to their gatherings
In the finer parts of town
They seem attracted to my indifference
The irony just knocks me out

And I love them as if I love them
And they reciprocate with "help"
But I look up at these mirrors sometimes
And I can't see myself

They say that some are born to burn
And some are born to give
They say that people live and learn
Some people only live and live

You don't know that I come here
But if you did, you would know why
So we close our eyes

You didn't notice me
As I passed you on the stairs
How could you ever guess
Looking at my face
How closely I share your taste
How well I know your place
Even the clothes you wear
I've seen them when you're not there

You say that you can win win win
If you know how to play the game
But while you're out there playing you see
There's something you should know
She spends your money
She spends your money on me
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
 
 
 
    
        
    
A Collection 
    
I've got a photograph
I took a picture of you
I took your picture in front of my favourite view

You play the part so well
You look so sure and free
No one could ever tell that you belong to me

And 'cause you lie so well
I've got to pin you down
Under lock and key
So you will always be in my collection

If you can't speak you can't lie
If you can't run, you can't hide
I know a place you can't die
So no one lives inside
My collection

I want to capture you
I want to immortalise
The way you play with your hair
The way you flash your eyes

I taste the air you breathe
I taste the food you eat
I keep your nails and hair
And some of the clothes you wear

If you can't speak you can't lie
If you can't run, you can't hide
And if you're dead you can't die
So no one lives inside
No one lives inside my collection

I've got some photographs
I'd like to show them to you
Though you don't know the girls
You'll recognise the view..
 
    
 
Lyrics: Helmer
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
 
 
 
    
        
    
The Epic (Fairground)     

A hundred nights of fun and games
A thousand empty glasses
We all change and stay the same
With every day that passes

The Helter Skelter on the pier
Swings out over the sea
A red and yellow fairground on the ocean
Get your thrills and spills for 50p

I watch the money tumbling
Down from moving shelf to moving shelf

You don't know that I come here
If you did you would know why
You don't know

Staring at the wooden floor
Looking down between the cracks
You know I'm scared of heights I'm scared to drop
Into the hall of mirrors by the house of wax

There's something in my face
I've never seen before
It wasn't there yesterday
Somebody I don't know

Something in my face
Coming out of the darkness
Out of the nightmare
Coming out of the walls
Something

You don't know that I come here
If you did you would know why
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
Due to the nature of this demo, no printed lyrics exist, and as such, those included on this website may be incorrect.
 
 
 
 
 
    
        
    
How can it Hurt     

Maybe you're just too upset inside
To give it to me straight
Maybe you've become too angry and too close to crying
To say anything I can understand
Or maybe you're just coming in over my head
Maybe you're just too upset inside
Too upset inside

How can it hurt if I don't understand
How can it hurt if I don't understand

You're never gonna square with me I know
So what is there to say?
There's a million words that we could share tonight
Why do you walk away?
And I could write you off and it's over with
Like a damaged car I can't afford to fix
But everything inside me wants to heal your pain
You won't explain, you won't explain.

How can it hurt if I don't understand
How can it hurt if I don't understand
How can I help if I don't understand.

How can it hurt, how can it hurt
Well I don't understand
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
 
 
 
 
    
        
    
I will Walk on Water     

Something is coming out of the rain, magic
It's happening again, like the last time
I don't know how it happens, but I know what to do
Coming up from the ground, I think it's you

I will walk on the water

You sent me the red sun and the purple sky
Cirrus clouds and grins
Atoms of roses
The power to do anything
In the chaos of colours
And the fluttering of wings
You carry me up
And I'm free again

Don't let anyone tell you
This is impossible
What we have here is bigger than fear

I will walk on water

Don't let anyone tell you
This is impossible
Hold on to me
Believe what you see

I will walk on water
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
 
 
 
     
        
    
Sympathy     

Now when you climb into your bed tonight
And when you lock and bolt the door
Just think of those out in the cold and dark
'Cause there's not enough love to go 'round
No there's not enough love to go 'round

And sympathy is what we need my friends
And sympathy is what we need
And sympathy is what we need my friends
'Cause there's not enough love to go 'round
No there's not enough love to go 'round

Now half the world hates the other half
And half the world has all the food
And half the world lies down and quietly starves
'Cause there's not enough love to go 'round
No there's not enough love to go 'round

And sympathy is what we need my friends
And sympathy is what we need
And sympathy is what we need my friends
'Cause there's not enough love to go 'round
No there's not enough love
No there's not enough love to go 'round
 
    
 
This song is a cover version.
This song originally appeared on the album Rare Bird by the band Rare Bird
 
Trivia
h has added his own unique lyrics to this song, which appears as a bonus track on the Afraid of Sunlight 2CD remastered album.
    
      
        
        
    
You Don't Need ANyone     

I saw you there last night
In the latest place
You were taking in the scenery
Hungry for a new face
Seems what I said to you
Didn't change your mind
You could open your eyes, realise

You don't need anyone
Who's always on the phone
You don't need anyone
Who won't leave you alone
You don't need anyone
Who'd want you to cut him a key
You don't need anyone

Out on the streets today
In the clothes you bought
And your glossy picture pages
Full of other people's thoughts
Will you just wander along
Live your life this way
'Till some magazine shows you what to do

You don't need anyone
Who's always on the phone
You don't need anyone
Who won't leave you alone
To fill up the holes in your life
To tell you what you're needing
And make you do what you don't like

You don't need anyone
To show you where to go
And turn you into somebody
You wouldn't even want to know
You don't need anyone
As far as I can see
You don't need anyone
But me
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    

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