1984 – Stationary Traveller

1. Pressure Points

2. Refugee

3. Vopos

4. Cloak and dagger man

5. Stationary Traveller

6. West Berlin

7. Fingertips

8. Missing

9. After words

10. Long Goodbyes

Refugee
There’s a rumor flying through the air;
Paranoia’s creeping everywhere.
You’re gonna raise a wall –
to draw the line.
You say you’ve got your reasons
I hear them all the time
You say it’s talking treason
and a crime…
to question why.
Don’t you know I’ve seen this all before?
History repeats itself once more.
I don’t want to go –
and I can’t stay.
You say you’ve got your reasons
I hear them all the time.
You say it’s talking treason
and a crime…
to question why.
I don’t want to be a refugee,
I just want a single guarantee.
I don’t want to be a refugee,
I just want the right to disagree.

 

Vopos
They woke you in the night
a glare from bright headlights.
Sentry’s in a row,
you watched them from a front window.
Through sleepy eyes you saw the scene,
and felt
as if a dream…
had come to life.
Caught by surprise
protection in disguise.
A high barricade,
the price too high to pay.
The late-night dancers filled the street,
and stopped
as if a dream…
had come to life
A wail and a cry,
blue lights flashing by
In shadows of the trees,
a zone runs in between.
The young-boy soldiers filled the streets
and moved
as if a dream…
had come to life.
Can it be a nightmare?
Will you wake and still be there?
So you try to run,
frightened you’re the one
left inside.

Cloak and Dagger Man
Stepping outside,
there’s no turning back.
Looking behind,
there’s no turning back.
Nowhere to hide –
watch out for the man in drag;
she’s got you tagged!
Checking all around,
there’s no turning back.
Listen for a sound,
there’s no turning back.
Keep your head down –
watch out for the go-between!
The Cloak and Dagger Man
Follows –
Run undercover and
trust in no one you know.
Watch what you say,
there’s no turning back.
Lover’s will betray!
Watch out for the promise of…

West Berlin
Feel a chill in the dark,
twilight falls.
Feel the beat of your heart,
danger calls.
Up to the rooftop, out in the rain…
Well I’m planning it out,
day by day.
There’s no room for doubt,
just one way.
Up to the rooftop, out in the rain…
And I’m looking out over West Berlin.
Feeling freer now than I’ve ever been.
When the sun sets over West Berlin,
I’ll be leaving,
I can’t come back again.
And I’m looking out over West Berlin,
West Berlin.
In the flood of the light,
safety will shine.
We’ll be high out of sight,
on steel cable line.

Fingertips
In the time it takes to laugh,
love can turn the key.
Crystal clear the future lies
and what will be will be.
Don’t hold it back,
take the chance you missed.
Don’t hold it back,
fill the emptiness.
Soon the time to say farewell,
will come with no return.
Older now but wiser from
lessons we have learned.
Don’t hold it back,
take the chance you missed.
Don’t hold it back,
fill the emptiness.
Slip through your fingertips,
Speak from your heart don’t let it
Slip through your fingertips,
Search for the feeling in it.
Don’t let it –
Slip through your fingertips,
Lost if you leave too late.
All at your fingertips,
Gone if you hesitate.


Long Goodbyes
Down by the lake
a warm afternoon –
breezes carry children’s balloons.
Once upon a time,
not long ago,
she lived in a house by the grove.
And she recalls the day,
when she left home…
Long good-byes,
make me so sad.
I have to leave right now.
And though I hate to go,
I know it’s for the better.
Long good-byes,
make me so sad.
Forgive my leaving now.
You know I’ll miss you so
and days we spent together.
Long in the day
moon on the rise –
she sighs with a smile in her eyes.
In the park,
it’s late afterall,
she sits and stares at the wall.
And she recalls the day,
when she left home…

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