LYRICS

Hello this is our lyric page and I am still adding to it :~P
Please scroll down as the albums are in reverse order of their release.

                                Blind As Hope / LYRICS


1 BLIND AS HOPE

Blind as hope drinking red wine
Watching soap without you
I'm so dutiful I speed down
Every slope.

 CHORUS

But if I could raise all my life to your gaze
I'd be free from all lack 
Fearlessly open I'd see
There's no turning back - no turning back.

Here my flesh
Fades with each breath
For you were my oxygen
And now there's nothing left.

CHORUS

Everyday I see you every day - every day and I see you walking away away. 

Am I better or am I worse
Heaven then earth
Each day is a mircle 
Of hunger and thirst.

CHORUS

2 TAPESTY

Come now call me by name
Far far across the lake
Come now my love and tell me again 
Tell me this heart will break.

Come now speak soft in my ear
Your voice I'm always longing to hear
Come now wherever you be
Speak with the land that's holding me.

Weave her a tapestry in meadowsweet
And drape it across her eyes
For she only sees such misery
Blood red in endless sky.

Come now lie down with me
And wee the stars shine bright
See my love in every spark
Watch my love ignite.

Weave her a tapestry in meadowsweet
And drape it across her eyes
For she only sees such misery
Blood red in endless sky.

3 LACRIMOSA

If you go now
Go away
Lacrimosa Lacrimosa
Lacrimosa Lacrimosa

If you come back
But you don't stay

Lacrimosa Lacrimosa
Lacrimosa Lacrimosa
If you go away
If you go away.

If you leave me
Leave today
Lacrimosa Lacrimosa
Lacrimosa Lacrimosa
If you go away 
If you go away.

(Of all the places I have seen
 There's nothing left
Of all the faces I have been
 There's nothing left) 

4 ENDGAME

This is where I want to be
Here where you lie distracted 
Next to me. 

CHORUS 

If this is where our endgame starts to start 
Follow your dream follow your heart
Follow your dream follow your heart.

Leave the light on when you go
My eyes are blind to everything
I need to know. 

CHORUS

Your disappearing
Floating over the horizon
Gently and as one we come apart.

CHORUSES.

5 CALL MY NAME 

Call - won't you call my name
Call - oh won't  you call my name
Say that it's not over now
Oh my love - say it's not over now
My love call - oh won't you call my name again.

Come - take me back in your arms
Once more - have me back in your arms
My love it's not over now
No it's not over now
Call won't you call my name again.

What am I - Who am I - How can I - Be without you
Where am I - How can I - Why can I - Be without you
What am I - Who am I - How can I - Be without you

6 THE MEMORY

And when the mind has played it's final game
And when the ship has left the shore
Oh the memory
Oh the memory

When the clouds clear and all is unknown to me 
My head of gold my heart is emerald green
Oh the memory
Oh the memory

7 LONGEST DAY

I see you so far away I feel more yours than mine
People and house are falling through time
Rainbow cars are travelling into a sunset sign.

And we climbing very slow
Through our longest day
All we truly know
Only love can say

Leaning through each afternoon ocean blaze of blue
Drowning on purpose in this love for you
From the crying motorway empty cars drive through.

And we climbing very slow
Through our longest day
All we truly know
Only love can say


8 TIMELESS LIGHT

Is there no way to make this right I feel so tired and worn
Remember when you ran to me in colours I will write
Impossible parade to fool and blind my sight.

In timeless light
In timeless light

Did I stand by and let you go I feel always unsure
Foolish I descendied all the stations of my flight
Cold laughter in the dark so tireless in my plight. 

In timeless light
In timeless light

Will I discover that the dream of you running from me
Keeps recurring endlessly to lacerate my site
To show how far I fell from such a bitter height.

In timeless light
In timeless light


9 A LITTLE MISADVENTURE

Fly high draw my rapture to you
My butterfly blue
Our day is unbroken.

Bright sky on my heartbeat you flew
My butterfly blue 
The dream has a woken.


Glide by every moment anew
My butterfly blue
The silence has spoken 


10 MYSTERY AND WONDER

Weep and so am I
Gone is the season of happiness
Clouds have filled our sky
Now I am lost and invisable.

Saw a day go by
Mystery and wonder
Saw a bright parade
Saw through this masquerade
We can be free - free.

Like a stone forgetting
Swift is the flight of loves departing
When the sun is fallen
Dark is the dream I feel starting.

Saw a day go by
Mystery and wonder
Saw a bright parade
Saw through this masquerade
We can be free - free.



Fathoms Deep / LYRICS


 
1 PORT ERIN

From the east a dust cloud rose dark against the sky
I knew then they were after us
By noon next day we came upon a well that had run dry
I preyed then for a miracle.

CHORUS

I thought back to the time an island fresh and green
The sun in your hair your face all the joy I had seen
We walked to Port Erin fair your hand slips into mine
O why did I leave to sail over oceans in time 
So bitter now the wine.

We hid inside a roofless church waiting for to die
While birds of prey were circling
I held the ring you gave to me so tightly in my hand
And knew one day we’d meet again.

CHORUS

In a dream you came to me - dried blood upon your head
You took my hand and spoke to me
There is a place I’m going to  - no vale of tears you said
And one day you will join me there.

CHORUS

2 LEAN DOWN ON ME

Dying lights blood red caberat
No reason so before the red eyed evening prey
Crows drop through hot copper dusk
Our shadows move but never us
I dream of horses.

Lean down on me
Lean down on me.

They bore you not sleeping through the trees
Suits of black cold stonework frieze lone tolling bell
Ten years ago beside the fence you laughed and gestured without sense
I drifted north.


Lean down on me
 Lean down on me.
 
3 ON VAUXHALL BRIDGE

If we do nothing wrong
We feel victorious
But is it good enough
Just too avoid the bad.
CHORUS
I can swim in the water
But I won’t drift with the tide
I can go where the 4 winds blow
But I won’t run and I won’t hide.

Time hates our love to stay
Drives us to be alone
Slow rain to wash away
Our names from marble stone.
CHORUS 
One day if you see me
Dressed in my cotton gown
Cry out as they lower me
Into the cold cold ground.
CHORUS

4 LITTLE LAMB
 
Hold me close my little lamb 
Fortune favours the brave and I love you so much
But the drinkers in the bar room of your mind
Are the very ones I didn’t want to find.

Secretly the past comes in
Poisoning the good things exaggerates the bad
And the lifer in the prison of your heart
Is the very one to tear our love apart.

O why did I pick the weakest rose
Why did I plant a blood red vine
Why do I hate the thing I chose?
And call-a bad man mine
And call-a bad man mine.

I wonder now maybe it’s over
But I can’t stand the sight of  you looking unhappy
But the idler in the factory of your eyes
Is the only one I truly now despise.
CHORUS
O Why did I pick the weakest rose
Why did I plant a blood red vine
Why do I hate the thing I chose?
And call a bad man mine
And call a bad man mine
And call a bad man mine
And call a bad man mine.

5 HOLLOW
 
This was to be
Something I thought
Would set us free
Now we’re tied more and more
Hollow with the child I never bore
Following a path we never saw.

Who’ll take my hand I dunno if I’ll ever understand
Who’ll take my hand I dunno if I’ll ever understand love
I don’t know if I’ll ever understand.

Just let me go
I want too much
Faith proved too strong
It kept me bound to your touch
I never meant to hurt you anytime
I never knew that I could be so blind.

Who’ll take my hand I dunno if I’ll ever understand
Who’ll take my hand I dunno if I’ll ever understand
Who’ll take my hand I dunno if I’ll ever understand
Who’ll take my hand I dunno if I’ll ever understand love
No I don’t know if I’ll ever understand love
I don’t know if I’ll ever understand love.
6 FALCONDALE

I have wings to soar to fly a bird I long to be
Now the earth is cracked and dry the air will carry me
And if I wear my feathered crown no human I will try
No falling I will spread my wings and fly.

And what will swim inside my blood like Mississippi brine
And where my footprints drag thru mud my only earthly sign
And now I hear from rocky cliff the pure white seabirds cry
And like them I will spread my wings and fly.

Above a black and roaring sea so effortless I glide
And if the winter come to me in feathered nest I hide
Into a day of turquoise-gold I blaze into the sky
In rolling air I spread my wings and fly.

And all the humans far below how stale and tired they seem
Earthbound they can never know the glory I have seen
And find no mercy in my face no gentle loving sigh
For bird-like I will spread my wings and fly, and fly and fly.

7 I FALL

I learnt my lesson 
I learnt it well
I can't go far without you
I can't go far

They say love is everything
I know this is true 
I can do anything
When I'm here with you

People never change until their back's against the wall
I can't seem to change but as the axe begins to fall
I fall for you my love
I fall for you.

And in our wilderness 
A concrete rose
I watered with my tears
I helped it grow.

People never change until their back's against the wall
I can't seem to change but as the axe begins to fall
I fall for you my love
I fall for you

8 ALL I GOT

This is the slow train baby
With the worn out seats and rusted engine
This is the slow train baby
With the smoke stack gone and a broken fender

But it's all that I got 
Yeah it's all that I got
So let me live my life and go

Chorus

Where did the road divide
Why did I follow the signs that pointed backwards
When did the feeling take me
That I'm tired of coping such a fool for hoping.

Chorus 

Ooh this is a slow train baby you gotta let me live my life and go.

9 IN THE SPRING

We travelled light and moved by night
A bitter foe we harried
We camped at dawn and ate the corn
We carried.

CHORUS
On the day the soldiers came
The bullets fell like driving rain
They drove us up to Capstan Hill
Where from our coats the grain did spill
And though to heaven we all flew
In the Spring the bright corn grew
In the Spring the bright corn grew.

On that day cut flowers we lay
Our blood through earth was seeping
And cross the sky pale riders rode by
All weeping.

CHORUS

A flame goes out no gun will doubt
How cheap the life it’s claiming
And here for you just love that’s true
Remaining

CHORUS

20 FATHOMS DEEP
 
And now I can’t forget you
I made a vow to keep
Into my life I let you
20 Fathoms deep
20 fathoms deep.

On earth as if in heaven
We lulled our dreams to sleep
But now I feel I’m waking
20 fathoms deep
20 fathoms deep.

The barleycorn is growing
Our harvest still to reap
I know one day we’re going
20 fathoms deep
20 fathoms deep.

Our boat upon the water
The waves so high they leap
The last wave now, the last wave now has bought us
20, 20 fathoms deep
20 fathoms deep.

Gonna rest my bones
Gonna hear the ocean breathe
I ain’t gonna leave
20 fathoms deep
20 fathoms deep

The boat upon the water
The waves so high they leap
The last wave now the last wave now has bought us
20 fathoms deep
20 fathoms deep.


CARVING HEADS ON CHERRY STONES / LYRICS


SOMERSET / LYRICS 

1 SEPTEMBER RENDEZVOUS

People never learn to go beyond their boundaries
I am bound to you Shangri-La in acid blue.

Storm clouds cross and flex we're hooked on speeds dark motorway
Cars metaphor sex each lonely seed cannot conceive there's more to love than this.

September rendezvous 
You made our wonderland
September rendezvous
You made our wonderland come true.

Begging at your gate locked in boredom's ecstasy
Life's B-side where I wait
Turning our tropic of love into a tropic of hate.


September rendezvous 
You made our wonderland
September rendezvous
You made our wonderland come true.

2 IN THE VALLEY 

As they lead you to the station
my love you're beautiful
You are so beautiful 
To me.

As spring flowers in our garden
Grow to be beautiful
you are so beautiful 
To me.

And I need to know just why
They took you from my life
The nature of the crime 
They accused you of?

As I see  you for the last time
Your face is turned away
Your face is turned away
From me.

And I need to know just why
They took you from my life
The nature of the crime 
They accused you of?

3 FALLING EVERYWHERE 

The falling leaves are like my dreams
Falling everywhere
 Calling everywhere.

And though a part of me is bound to leave
I'm crawling everywhere
 Falling everywhere.

Joy joy joy joy joy 

Where is the innocence where is the child I was
Taking everything
 Breaking everything

If I could talk to you in someway real 
We'd be calling everywhere
 Falling everywhere. 


7 comments:

  1. Hi :3
    I love so much 20 Fathoms Deep,
    I wish I could sing it, but my English is not so good,
    I'm from Brazil
    would you guys post the lyric, please? ^-^

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    1. Hey :~) Hello Nach - Thank you for your lovely comment about 20 Fathoms Deep :~) I will write it up now and hope you sing at full throttle in the shower :~O Joanna x

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  2. yep, certainly I will XD
    thanks
    ;3

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  3. 20 brazas de profundidad me encantó,
    es una canción con mucha magia y evocación aventurera
    desde Chile un abrazo
    :D

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    1. Hello Elisa :~) Thank you SO much for your beautiful sounding words (they read like a poem - such a gorgeous language :~) Lots of love to you and Chile! Joanna X

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  4. Hello, Joanna! I want to thank you for every your beautiful song. I haven't heard a song of you that I didn't like. Now for me your music is everywhere because it is always with me. ILYA songs are so sincere, you are genius. It would be nice to read the lyrics for all the songs, especially "Not sad". Thank you again and sorry for my mistakes! Victoria (Ukraine)

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    1. Hello Isabella - I apologise for the terrible lateness of my reply - I am new to blogger and didn't realise you had left a message! What lovely things you write about Ilya - your words mean such a lot to us - thank you :~)
      Lots of love to you and the Ukraine! Joanna X

      Here are the lyrics to Not Sad!

      Drunk on words craving silence I will not choose
      My choice is only this air I breathe and where I find you after
      Panic there is love.

      Our paths still cross and re-cross til exhausted we meet
      You drank my blood I see it on your lips I only want you when I suffer
      No law now but love.

      I say no words for talk will kill our joy
      I loose my self and find you no heart, no mind, not sad
      But when you leave my mind has fifty streets
      Desire like wheel clamped cars all going nowhere fast

      My only true weapon now is love for you
      But peaceful forces turn into invading armies marching
      And I invaded you.

      I say no words for talk will kill our joy
      I loose my self and find you no heart, no mind, not sad
      But when you leave my mind has fifty streets
      Desire like wheel clamped cars all going nowhere fast

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