Masters Of Chant: Chapter II (LYRICS)
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1. Moment of peace

mmmmm...mmmmm
mmmmm...mmmmm

speech: in a moment of peace.

aaah...ahhhh
aaah...ahhhh

verse one: (choir)
Come now, come by our side
A place where you can hide
We are the sunshine
Rest your soul here and you'll find
We are the energy
We give the world to thee
Hold up your heart now
We will ease pain from your brow

chorus: (sarah brightman)
(mmmmm...mmmmm)
In a world without dangers,
Where destruction is near
You can come with us here.
Where the people are strangers
You will rest here with me
In a moment of peace. (aaah...ahhhh)
In a world without dangers,
Where destruction is near
You can come with us here.
Where the people are strangers
You will rest here with me
In a moment of peace.

verse two: (choir)
Light up the dark below
See through the stars
Reach to the earth's flow
Drift in the joy of our hearts
Unleash the energy
Taste of the wine
Drink as a soul that knows now
The power divine

chorus: (sarah brightman)
(mmmmm...mmmmm)
In a world without dangers,
Where destruction is near
You can come with us here.
Where the people are strangers
You will rest here with me
In a moment of peace. (aaah...ahhhh)
In a world without dangers,
Where destruction is near
You can come with us here.
Where the people are strangers
You will rest here with me
In a moment of peace.

mmmmm...mmmmm

speech: in a moment of peace.


2. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and empty skies my love
To the dark and endless sky

And the first time ever I kissed your mouth
I felt the earth move in my hand
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
That was there at my command my love
That was there at my command

And would last 'til the end of time my love
It would last 'til the end of time

The first time ever I saw your face...


3. In The Air Tonight

I can feel it coming in the air tonight,
Oh Lord
and I've been waiting for this moment
for all of my life, Oh Lord
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight?
Oh Lord, Oh Lord

Well if you told me you were drowning
I would not lend a hand
I've seen your face before, my friend
But I don't know if you know who I am
Well I was there and I saw what you did
I saw it with my own two eyes
So you can wipe off that grin,
I know where you've been
It's all been a pack of lies

I can feel it coming in the air tonight,
Oh Lord
and I've been waiting for this moment
for all of my life, Oh Lord
I can feel it coming in the air tonight,
Oh Lord
And I've been waiting for this moment
for all of my life, Oh Lord, Oh Lord

And I remember (remember)
I remember don't worry (don't worry)
How could I ever forget, it's the first time,
the last time that we ever met
But I know the reason
why you keep this silence up,
no you don't fool me
and the hurt doesn't show,
but the pain still grows
no stranger to you and me

I can feel it coming in the air tonight,
Oh Lord
and I've been waiting for this moment
for all of my life, Oh Lord
I can feel it in the air tonight Oh Lord,
Oh Lord
And I've been waiting for this moment
for all of my life, Oh Lord, Oh Lord

Oh Lord, Oh Lord


4. Bonny Portmore

O Bonny Portmore you shine where you stand
And the more I think of you,
the more I think long
If I have you now as I have once before
All the Lords of Old England
would not purchase Portmore.

O Bonny Portmore I am sorry to see
Such a woeful destruction
of your ornament tree
For it stood on your shore
for many's the long day
'Til the long boats from Antrim
came to float it away.

O Bonny Portmore you shine where you stand
And the more I think of you
the more I think long
If I had you now as I had once before
All the Lords of Old England
would not purchase Portmore.

All the birds in the forest they bitterly weep
Saying "where shall we shelter
and where shall we sleep?"
For the Oak and the Ash
they are all cutten down
And the walls of Bonny Portmore
are down to the ground.

O Bonny Portmore you shine where you stand
And the more I think of you
the more I think long
If I had you now as I had once before
All the Lords of Old England
would not purchase Portmore.


5. Hymn

Valley's deep and the mountain's so high
If you wanna see God
you've got to move on the other side
Stand up there with your heads in the clouds
don't try to fly you know
you might not come down
Don't try to fly, dear God,
you might not come down

Jesus came down from Heaven to earth
The people said it was a virgin birth
Jesus came down from Heaven to earth
The people said it was a virgin birth
The people said it was...a virgin birth

He told great stories of the Lord
And said he was the saviour of us all
He told great stories of the Lord
And said he was the saviour of us all
And said he was the saviour...of us all

For this we killed and nailed him up high
He rose again as if to ask us why
He ascended into the sky
As if to say in God alone you soar
As if to say in God...alone we fly.

Valley's deep and the mountain's so high
If you wanna see God
you've got to move on the other side
You stand up there
with your heads in the clouds
Don't try to fly you know
you might not come down
Don't try to fly, dear God,
you might not come down

Valley's deep and the mountain's so high
If you wanna see God
you've got to move on the other side
You stand up there
with your heads in the clouds
Don't try to fly you know
you might not come down
Don't try to fly, dear God,
you might not come down


6. Child In Time

Sweet child in time, you'll see the line
a line that's drawn between good and bad
See the blind man, shooting at the world
Bullets flying taking toll
If you've been bad, Lord I bet you have
And you have been hit oh by flying lead
You'd better close your eyes
oh and bow your head
wait for the ricochet

ooh ooh oohh...


7. Everybody Gotta Learn Sometime

Change your heart, look around you
Change your heart, it will astound you
I need your loving like the sunshine
And everybody's gotta learn sometime
Everybody's gotta learn sometime
Everybody's gotta learn sometime

mmmm...

Change your heart, look around you
Change your heart, it will astound you
I need your loving like the sunshine
And everybody's gotta learn sometime
Everybody's gotta learn sometime
Everybody's gotta learn sometime

mmmm...

I need your loving, I need your loving

mmmm...

Everybody's gotta learn sometime
Everybody's gotta learn sometime
Everybody's gotta learn sometime
And everybody's gotta learn sometime
I need your loving
(Everybody's gotta learn sometime)
Everybody's gotta learn sometime
I need your loving
(Everybody's gotta learn sometime)
Everybody's gotta learn sometime

mmmm...

8. Wish You Were Here

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain?
Can you tell a green field
from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade
your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk-on part
in the war for a lead-role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls
swimming in a fish bowl, year after year.
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here.


9. Lady D'Arbanville

My Lady d'Arbanville,
why do you sleep so still?
I'll wake you tomorrow
and you will be my fill,
yes you will be my fill.

My Lady d'Arbanville,
why does it grieve me so?
But your heart seems so silent.
Why do you breathe so low,
why do you breathe so low?

My Lady d'Arbanville,
why do you sleep so still?
I'll wake you tomorrow,
and you will be my fill,
yes you will be my fill.

My Lady d'Arbanville,
you look so cold tonight.
Your lips feel like winter,
your skin has turned to white,
your skin has turned to white.

My Lady d'Arbanville,
why do you sleep so still?
I'll wake you tomorrow
and you will be my fill,
yes you will be my fill.

La la la la la la...

My Lady d'Arbanville,
why does it grieve me so?
But your heart seems so silent.
Why do you breathe so low,
why do you breathe so low?

I loved you my lady,
though in your grave you lie,
I'll always be with you
This rose will never die,
this rose will never die.

This rose will never die,
this rose will never die.


10. Heaven Can Wait

Heaven can wait
and a band of angels
wrapped up in my heart
will take me through the lonely night
through the cold of the day
And I know, I know
Heaven can wait
and all the gods come down here
just to sing for me
and the melody's gonna make me fly
without pain
without fear.

Give me all of your dreams
and let me go along on your way
Give me all of your prayers to sing
And I'll turn the night
into the skylight of day
I got a taste of paradise
I'm never gonna let it slip away
Got a taste of paradise
that's all I really need to make me stay
Just like a child again
Heaven can wait
and all I got is time until the end of time
I won't look back, I won't look back
Let the altars shine...

And I know that I've been released
But I don't know to where
nobody's gonna tell me now
and I don't really care
No no no
I got a taste of paradise
That's all I really need to make me stay
got a taste of paradise
If I had it any sooner you know
You know I never would
have run away from my home
Heaven can wait
And all I got is time until the end of time
and I won't look back
I won't look back
Let the altars shine
Heaven can wait
Heaven can wait
and I won't look back
I won't look back
Let the altars shine
let the altars shine...


11. Babylon

By the rivers, the rivers of Babylon
we lay down and wept,
and wept for thee Zion
we remember, we remember,
we remember thee Zion

(above coda repeats with multilayered parts)


12. Stairway To Heaven

Oh-o...

There's a lady who's sure
all that glitters is gold
and she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows
if the stores are all closed
with a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh ooh and she's buying
a stairway to heaven.

There's a sign on the wall
but she wants to be sure
'cause you know sometimes
words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook
there's a songbird who sings,
sometimes all of our thoughts
are misgiven.
Oh-o...

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
ooh, makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get
when I look to the west,
and my spirit is crying for heaven.
In my thoughts I have seen
rings of smoke through the trees,
and the voices of those who standing looking.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
ooh, makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon
if we all call the tune
then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn
for those who stand long
and the forests will echo with laughter.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
ooh, oh wonder.

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow
don't be alarmed now,
it's just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by
But in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.

And it makes me wonder.
Ooh...

Your head is humming and it won't go
in case you don't know,
the piper's calling you to join him.
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow,
and did you know
your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

oh...

Oooh, ooohh...

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How ev'rything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

Oooh, ooohh...

And she's buying a stairway to heaven.


Original lyric transcription by FPWeb