Phantom Ride (M. Walker / S. Reilly)

By a rusty iron tank

Where the maiden hair hangs

And all of the wind up in the trees

Is all that you hear

Come on down

Feel the heat

All around you timbers crack

There’s a storm rising

All dusty and blue

And the one that you love is in a void

Of black

 

Let go of the world

And ride this train

To the other side

Phantom ride

 

Chained to the grill of a moving train

Time and space collide

The eagle eye is on the ground

The rodent at the sky

Earth will quake

And wheels will shake

Tracks will buckle and crack

A carpet bagger in a mohair suit

Stops to tip his hat

 

Let go of the world

But always beware

Of your pride

Phantom ride

 

From the gulf and down to desert sands

Over mountains and divide

When life is coming at you

It’s like a phantom ride

 

Let go of the world

And ride this train

To the other side

Phantom ride

 

Let go of the world

But always beware

Of your pride

Phantom ride

 

 

Johanna (M. Walker / S. Reilly)

Get it over with

Speak your mind

And all memories

Will be revealed in time

It seems I didn’t understand

Well I thought I did

But I was wrong

 

You say it feels

So good to leave

To become someone unknown

They never see you coming

How were they to know?

 

Johanna…

 

I’m just a stranger

Left inside a dream

A burning cloud lights my day

I’m alone but for your name

So let me sing it one time

Again

 

Johanna…

 

I’m alone but for your name

So let me sing it one time

Again

 

Johanna…

 

 

Open Window (M. Walker)

Stand near an open window

Lean a little closer

Come to me

Won’t you hear my whisper?

 

Like a drunken waltz

Or a promise made

Like a shining light

Or the smell of rain

 

I…I am the wind

When you can’t find the truth

I take truth away

If you just say my name

 

Stand near an open window

Lean a little closer

Come to me

Won’t you hear my whisper?

 

I…I am the wind

When you can’t find the truth

I take truth away

If you just say my name

 

 

Back To The Bone (S. Burke)

All I want’s a melody

To ride with me tonight

The skies the limit for this fricasee

And the lights are shining bright

All aboard the scene is set

For this journey to begin

This life that Ive been in

Is starting to wear pretty thin

Cos all I really wanna do

Is walk on the open road

To walk a mile in your shoes

To end where all the rivers flow

The open road has called my name

And I will soon be free

Leave behind these empty dreams

Kick this misery

 

Some people say that there’s nothing to find

But I don’t wanna hear that at all

Some people say that Im walking away

But sometimes you got to walk to feel the fall.

Cos all I really wanna do

Is walk on the open road

To walk a mile in your shoes

To float to where the rivers flow

Im travlin out to where the quiet is loud

l jump from stone to stone

Living life out of this ol bag

Its stripped me back to the bone

Livin life out of this ol bag

Has stripped me back to the bone

 

 

Final Call (S. Burke)

I cant stand that look on your face

Your posing like you own the place

When you know

It aint like that

 

Put yourself in regular shoes

Your so scared cos you think that you’ll lose

All you have

But it aint like that

Can you it see it coming to you

Gonna feel it shoot through you

Right now

Walkin over hallowed ground

Those crushing bones is the only sound

That you hear

And it aint so bad to you

You’ve never found what you’re looking for

Your standing outside beyond the bolted door

And the cold

Its eating you alive

Can you see it coming for you

Its gonna shoot through you

You know

The final chip is falling

Soon enough you’ll be calling

Again

 

 

Self-made Man (S. Reilly / M. Walker)

I’m a self-made man

I made myself do

All of those things

That I ought not do

 

I’m a selfish man

I thought you knew

It’s shouted in halls

And whispered in the pews

 

I got my pick and spade

I’m digging my own grave

One foot in the gates

And the other on the blade

 

I’ve been torn down

I’ve been humbled

And the roads that I paved

Have all washed away

I have torn out

All of your lessons

These are confessions

Of a self-made man

 

I’m a fire brand

All cinder and spark

On the open sea

Atop a burning ark

 

It was the devils plan

For a gambling man

When the ace is marked

And the dice are bad

 

I’ve been torn down

I’ve been humbled

And the roads that I paved

Have all washed away

I have torn out

All of your lessons

These are confessions

Of a self-made man

 

These are confessions

Of a self-made man

 

Hold On (S. Burke / M. Walker)

You stood by the alter

A ring in your hand

Watching the seconds role by

You’re thinking and dreaming

About the days of your life

Wondering how times go by

 

You stood by the flame tree

With a fire in your heart

Praying that good times might come

But there’s still some darkness

Left in this night

There’s still some darkness to come

 

Hold on

Hold on…

 

That fire is burning

Your life to the ground

But fuel is all you have for the flame

When it is over, only ashes remain

And you can put a price to the pain

Then you can buy back in the game

 

Hold on

Hold on…

 

This life can spin you round

It’ll chew you up

Then spit you out

And no one can understand

What you’re talking about

 

You stand with your family

With love in your heart

Times that you could not foresee

You’re thinking and dreaming about those times in your life

Wondering how times go by

And you know it going to be alright

 

Hold on

Hold on…

 

 

Lost Lover Blues (M. Walker / S. Reilly)

Going down a lonesome road

The wind begins to howl

The stars have all gone to bed

Ain’t no friend around

 

You came from another world

Just out of view

When I set out I always wanted

To find a place like that too

 

But no two hearts can be the same

It’s just a chance you choose

When you play the wheel of love

You may find that you wake up

One day with the lost lover blues

 

Here upon my sorrow

Beneath the sky

I lost my love gambling

It’s just like the roll of the dice

 

But no two hearts can be the same

It’s just a chance you choose

When you play the wheel of love

You may find that you wake up

One day with the lost lover blues

 

Dark Night (M. Walker / S. Reilly)

It was a dark night

Silver turns to grey

Ancient skies of blue

Glimmer and fade

 

There’s a wild wind

Blowing through this town

When it’s gone, look around

What is lost, is found

 

Pack up all your sins and fly away

 

Who’s going to stop this fight?

Who’s going to wear the crown?

Siren song, take a bow

What is lost, is found

 

Pack up all your sins and fly away