Age of Reason

Other album releases and lyrics on Lead Into Gold can be seen here.

  1. Age of Reason
  2. Unreason
  3. Snake Oil
  4. A Giant On Earth
  5. Faster Than Light
  6. Lunatic/Genius
  7. Sweet Thirteen
  8. Fell From Heaven

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Age of Reason

     I curse the sun
     and I curse the night
     yet tell this ovoid world
     to spin forever
     in landflocked flight
     tell me will they always
     revolve together
     beseech the stars
     alive at night
     tell me if you deign
     to shine forever
     it´s all I know
     and all I might
     am I wrong to even doubt
     this is the age of reason

     and ask the question
     yet cede the answer
     how honest is the sun
     that I once knew
     a different setting
     and ceaseless adding
     what time is always telling
     old from new
     grip the hour
     as it slips from view
     how honest is the moon
     that I once knew
     but close my eyes
     with all my might
     try to tell myself
     this is the age of reason

     breathe in the dark
     believe in the night
     yet know this pair will always
     revolve together
     it´s all I know
     and all I might
     am i wrong to even doubt
     this is the age of reason


Unreason

     hang on the world
     it´s spinning like a top
     hold on to the world
     it´s screeching to a stop
     say when the story´s over
     or when the meaning itself is lost
     hang on for the moment
     some tardy offer
     melting into a god

     1 is starting
     2 is running
     3 is hiding
     4 is dying

     study time in a vacuum
     everything, every sight and sound
     ignore a false foundation
     still standing on shaking ground
     piece of ash, piece of granit
     sitting in a piece of mind
     hang on for a moment
     leaning towards
     payback in kind


Snake Oil

     covered in mud and glory
     belies our sense of fun
     children grasp love of money
     lure of T.V. shock of a gun
     slather the faint with ointment
     with lore and history
     cover the earth with money
     with blood and praise for thee

     covered in blood, in glory
     different in fact, in deed
     employ an aged story
     a simple life, just and free
     slather the faint with ointment
     with lore and history
     cover the earth with money
     with blood and praise for thee


A Giant on the Earth

     together again
     this instant seems eternal
     and feeble
     but play it up for all it´s worth
     it´s your only stab
     at living

     a giant on the earth
     taking it all in stride
     the chance
     of a lifetime
     is on your side

     a giant on the earth
     you knew what you were doing
     play it up for all it´s worth
     it´s your omly stab at living


Faster Than Light

     again we understand
     mauled by greasy hand
     worked to the bone
     again
     feel it ready
     once more it´s ready
     believe that speed will win
     again

     faster than light and harder
     bleeds into overkill
     faster than light and harder
     never stop, never ever

     truth lies at the core
     it always worked before
     starve to the bone
     some more
     takes forever
     feels like it takes forever
     believe that speed will win
     some more

     faster than light and harder
     bleeds into overkill
     faster than light and harder
     never stop, never ever

     again we prostitute
     and hold a greasy hand
     cooked off the bone
     cooked to the end
     is it ready?
     believe it ready
     and know that speed will win
     again

     faster than light and harder
     bleeds into overkill
     faster than light and harder
     never stop, never ever


Lunatic/Genius

     why must the tin-headed know
     what I can and cannot do?
     a task worth knowing
     or just something to do?
     how can the thoughts of a few
     become the love of many?
     trusted? belived?
     taught as the truth?

     hold my head

     what will the rush of ideas
     eclipsing all others
     mean to the core?
     and never ending
     never forgiving
     when is the moment of truth
     and how will you know it?
     decide the valid, the true
     decide the living from the dead

     pain in my head

     always will a lunatic
     clutching my head
     lways will a genius
     clutching my head
     yet always will a lunatic
     pain in my head
     yet always will a genius
     pain in my head
     always will a lunatic
     clutching my head
     lways will a genius
     clutching my head


Sweet Thirteen

     see what I see
     the clumsy gait of eternity
     here as it lies
     brings a gleam to my eye
     gesture with a sweeping hand
     the farthest reaches
     of what I am

     lo! what I know
     the tripping, it seems to grow
     here as it lies
     brings a tear to my eye
     signal with a jerking hand
     the farthest reaches
     of what I am

     give what I give
     the lumbering state I seem to live
     here as it lies
     brings a mist to my eye
     beckon with a frantic hand
     the farthest reaches
     of what I am


Fell From Heaven

     and I nod my head
     to everything
     and I dip my hand
     into the sea
     drifting towards some landfall
     we know
     yearn to feel
     the breath I knew
     long ago

     fell from heaven (x4)

     when it blew
     it carried me in song
     yet I knew what it ment
     all along

     blowing gently
     yet screaming from inside
     could it be the very thing
     I´ve tried to hide
     fell from heaven
     and wispered through it´s song
     but I knew what it meant
     all along

     fell from heaven (x4)
 


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