Ray Of Light 1998 

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Drowned Of World/Substitute For Love
I traded fame for love
Without a second thought
It all became a silly a game
Some things cannot be bought
Got exactly what I asked for
Wanted it so badly
Running, rushing back for more
I suffered fools
So gladly
And now I find
I've changed my mind

The face of you
My substitute for love
My substitute for love
Should I wait for you
My substitute for love
My substitute for love

I traveled round the world
Looking for a home
I found myself in crowded rooms
Feeling so alone
Had so many lovers
Who settled for the thrill
Of basking in my spotlight
I never felt
So happy

Mmmmmm, oooooo
Famous faces, far off places
Trinkets I can buy
No handsome stranger, heady danger
Drug that I can try
No ferris wheel, no heart to steal
No laughter in the dark
No one night stand, no far off land
No fire that I can spark

Mmmmm, mmmmm

 

 

Swim
Put your head on my shoulder baby
Things can't get any worse
Night is getting colder sometimes.....
Life feels like it's a curse
I can't carry these sins on my back
Don't wanna carry any more
I'm gonna carry this train off the track

.......Gonna swim to the ocean floor

Mmmmmmm
Crash to the other shore
Mmmmmmm
Swim to the ocean floor

Children killing children while the.....
Students rape their teachers
Comets fly across the sky
While the churches burn their preachers
We can't carry these sins on our back
Don't wanna carry anymore
We're gonna carry this train off the track

We're gonna swim to the ocean floor

Mmmmmmm
Crash to the other shore
Mmmmmmm
Swim to the ocean floor

Let the water wash over you
Wash it all over you
Swim to the ocean floor

So that we can begin again
Wash away all our sins
Crash to the other shore

I can't carry these sins on our back
Don't wanna carry any more
I'm gonna carry this train off the track
I'm gonna swim to the ocean floor

We can't carry these sins on our back
Don't wanna cry any more
We're gonna carry this train off the track
We're gonna swim to the ocean floor
Crash to the other shore
Swim to the ocean floor
Mmmmmmmm
Crash to the other shore

 

 

Ray Of Light
Zephyr in the sky at night I wonder
Do my tears of mourning
Sink beneath the sun
She's got herself a universe
Gone quickly
For the call of thunder
Threatens everyone

And I feel
Like I just got home
And I feel
And I feel
Like I just got home
And I feel

Faster than the speeding light
She's flying
Trying to remember
Where it all began
She's got herself a little piece of heaven
Waiting for the time when
Earth shall be as one

Quicker than a ray of light
Quicker than a ray of light
Quicker than a ray of light

And I feel
Quicker than a ray of light
Then gone for
Someone else shall be there....

She's got herself a universe
She's got herself a universe
She's got herself a universe

Quicker than a ray of light I'm flying

 

 

Candy Perfume Girl
Young velvet porcelain boy
Devour me when you're with me
Blue wish window seas
Speak delicious fires

I'm your candy perfume girl
Your candy perfume girl
Moist warm desire
Fly to me
I'm your candy perfume girl
Your candy perfume girl
I'm your candy perfume girl
Candy

Rush me ghost you see
Every center my home
Fever steam girl
Throb the oceans

Your candy perfume girl
You're a candy perfume girl
You're candy perfume girl
Candy perfume girl

Did I lie to you?
Candy perfume girl
Did I lie to you?
Magic poison

The sacred nerve is
magic poison
It's candy
It's candy
I'm your candy perfume girl
Boy
Girl
Boy
Girl
Boy
Candy

 

 

Skin
Do I know you from somewhere
Why do you leave me wanting more
Why do all the things I say
Sound like the stupid things I said before

Kiss me I'm dying
Put your hand on my skin
I close my eyes
I need to make a connection
I'm walking on a thin line
I close my eyes
I close my eyes

Touch me I'm trying
To see inside of your soul
I've got this thing
I want to make a correction
I'm not like this all the time
You've got this thing
You've got this thing

 

 

Nothing Really Matters
When I was very young
Nothing really mattered to me
But making myself happy
I was the only one
Now that I am grown
Everything's changed
I'll never be the same
Because of you

Nothing really matters
Love is all we need
Everything I give you
All comes back to me

Looking at my life
It's very clear to me
I lived so selfishly
I was the only one
I realize
That nobody wins
Something is ending
And something begins

Nothing takes the past away
Like the future
Nothing makes the darkness go
Like the light
You're shelter from the storm
Give me comfort in your arms

 

 

sky Fits Heaven
Sky fits heaven so fly it
That's what the prophet said to me
Child fits mother so hold your baby tight
That's what my future could see

Fate fits karma so use it
That's what the wise man said to me
Love fits virtue so hold on to the light
That's what our future will be

Traveling down this road
Watching the signs as I go
I think I'll follow the sun
Isn't everyone just
Traveling down their own road
Watching the signs as they go
I think I'll follow my heart
It's a very good place to start

Traveling down my own road
Watching the signs as they go
Traveling, traveling
Watching the signs as they go

Hand fits giving so do it
That's what the Gospel said to me
Life fits living so let your judgments go
That's how our future should be

I think I'll follow my heart
It's a very good place to start

Traveling down my own road
Watching the signs as they go
Traveling down my own road
Watching the signs as they go
Traveling, traveling
Watching the signs as they go

 

 

Shanti/Ashtangi
I worship the gurus' lotus feet
Awakening the happiness of the self revealed
Beyond comparison, working like the jungle physician
To pacify loss of consciousness from the poison of existence
In the form of a man up to the shoulders
Holding a conch, discus and sword
Thousand headed, white
I bow respectfully
Peace

 

 

Frozen
You only see what your eyes want to see
How can life be what you want it to be
You're frozen
When your heart's not open

You're so consumed with how much you get
You waste your time with hate and regret
You're broken
When your heart's not open

Mmm... if I could melt your heart
Mmm... we'd never be apart
Mmm ...give yourself to me
Mmm... you hold the key

Now there's no point in placing the blame
And you should know I suffer the same
If I lose you
My heart will be broken

You only see what your eyes want to see
How can life be what you want it to be
You're frozen
When your heart's not open

Mmm... if I could melt your heart
Mmm... we'd never be apart
Mmm... give yourself to me
Mmm... you hold the key
If I could melt your heart
Mmm... we'd never be apart
Mmm... give yourself to me
Mmm... you hold the key
If I could melt your heart

 

 

The Power Of Good-Bye
Your heart is not open so I must go
The spell has been broken..... I loved you so
Freedom comes when you learn to let go
Creation comes when you learn to say no

You were my lesson I had to learn
I was your fortress you had to burn
Pain is a warning that something's wrong
I pray to God that it won't be long
Do you wanna go higher

There's nothing left to try
There's no place left to hide
There's no greater power than the power of good-bye

Your heart is not open so I must go
The spell has been broken..... I loved you so
You were my lesson I had to learn
I was your fortress

There's nothing left to lose
There's no more heart to bruise
There's no greater power than the power of good-bye

Learn to say good-bye
I yearn to say good-bye

 

 

To Have And To Hold
To have and not to hold
So hot yet so cold
My heart is in your hand
And yet you never stand
Close enough for me to have my way

To love but not to keep
To laugh not to weep
Your eyes they go right through
And yet you never do
Anything to make me want to stay

Like a moth to a flame
Only I am to blame
Ba ba da ba ba ba
What can I do
Ba ba da ba ba ba
I go straight to you
Ba ba da ba ba ba I've been told
You're to have
Not to hold

To look but not to see
To kiss but never be
The object of your desire
I'm walking on a wire
And there's no one at all
To break my fall

Only I am to blame
Ba ba da ba ba ba
What can I do
Ba ba da ba ba ba
I go straight to you
Ba ba da ba ba ba
I've been told
You're to have
Not to hold
You're to have
Not to hold
You're to have
Not to hold

 

 

Little Star
Never forget who you are
Little star
Never forget how to dream
Butterfly

God gave a present to me
Made of flesh and bones
My life
My soul
You make my spirit whole

Never forget who you are
Little star
Shining brighter than all the stars in the sky
Never forget how to dream
Butterfly
Never forget where you come from
From love

You are a treasure to me
You are my star
You breathe
New life
Into my broken heart

Never forget who you are
Little star
Never forget how to dream
Butterfly

May the angels protect you
And sadness forget you
Little star

There's no reason to weep
Lay your head down to sleep
Little star

May goodness surround you
My love I have found you
Little star

Shining bright

 

 

Mer Girl
I ran from my house
That cannot contain me
From the man that I cannot keep
From my mother who haunts me
Even though she's gone
From my daughter that never sleeps
I ran from the noise and the silence
From the traffic on the streets

I ran to the treetops
I ran to the sky
Out to the lake
Into the rain
That matted my hair
And soaked my shoes and skin
Hid my tears, hid my fears

I ran to the forest
I ran to the trees
I ran and I ran
I was looking for me

I ran past the churches
And the crooked old mailbox
Past the apple orchards
And the lady that never talks
Up into the hills
I ran to the cemetery
And held my breath
And thought about your death

I ran to the lake
Up into the hills
I ran and I ran
I'm looking there still
And I saw the crumbling tombstones
The forgotten names

I tasted the rain
I tasted my tears
I cursed the angels
I tasted my fears

And the ground gave way beneath my feet
And the earth took me in her arms
Leaves covered my face
Ants marched across my back
Black sky opened up
Blinding me

I ran to the forest
I ran to the trees
I ran and I ran
I was looking for me
I ran to the lakes
And up to the hill
I ran and I ran
I'm looking there still

And I smelt her burning flesh
Her rotting bones
Her decay
I ran and I ran
I'm still running today

 

 

Has To Be
Breathe in, breathe out
I say a little prayer
How the gods above
Could be so unfair

I know there's someone out there
Waiting for me
There must be someone out there
There just has to be

Go on, go on
Don't sit there like a fool
You've graduated from
A different kind of school

I know there's someone out there
Waiting for me
There must be someone out there
There just has to be
I know there's someone out there
Waiting for me
There must be someone out there
There just has to be

I should be glad that I'm alive
It could have been much worse
I might have never loved at all
And never known what I am worth

How the gods above
Could be so unfair

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