Under the Red and White Sky

by John Wesley

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1.
I don't mind if you pry, it's just me It's the one thing I protect so well this is my story I don't care where you go or who you tell cause it's my life and my lines and have no fear we're not forgotten here One step to the light to see one foot on the edge that's me one long trail into the night all over this battle field Sometimes you crawl sometimes you kneel one long trail into the night one long trail into the night What you sell is not who you are it's what you do Who I am I protect so well keep away from you I don't care where you go or who you tell because into the night we go on and on this is my story oh this is my story One step to the light to see one foot on the edge, that's me one long trail into the night
2.
Here you lie before me emerald eyes so full of youth I fear a tear drop forming I can touch and still not have you Here you lie before me our bond is fragile yes it's true but in the light of morning there's none so beautiful as you I look into your eyes turn away to realize there's none so beautiful as you None so beautiful as you And then you glide over me and you slide over me and you wake up every ounce of love and break like a tise over me Then you kneel over me and you cry over me tears fall like the blood of some sacrificial lamb as your lying to me lying to me... Here you lie before me what comes next is up to you just no moe tears this morning let the truth do what it can do I look into your eyes turn away to realize there's none so beautiful as you none so beautiful as you
3.
I was a child, life in your arms you hold me the fire in your eyes stopped the bleeding the love in your heart kept me breathing I feel I'm dying again. I've got nothing but hatred for my lover and friend the lion in your eyes watches me screaming the cold in your heart keeps my blood freezing Thirteen days, before you left me here staring thirteen days, before you tried to stop caring Stare into the dark the emptiness of hell comes to enfold me take a long look at your sweet creation did you get a thrill to watch my heart breaking Thirteen days, before you left me here standing alone thirteen days, before you left me to die on a phone I cannot pretend, can't find an end oh, how I miss you I was your lover and you were my friend I pray to God I never see you again Thirteen days, before you left me here waiting to hold you Thirteen days, before you forgot what I told you Thirteen days, that you gave to me only to take from me Thirteen days, before you left me here breaking
4.
Well here we are boy and I'm through dreaming all these colors I've been flying have lost the will to keep me high and I'm not amused... So I said hey you're no a star so are you through screaming cause all this paranoia's got you hiding in the dark and I can't see you... Well shine the light and you can come on in can't you see I'm on a mission you can stay if you are wishin but I'm waiting... see my daddy hit the doorway when I was just a kid said he'd gone to find the sunshine and bring it back for me and I'm waiting waiting for the sun to shine Do you see my scars it's dark and they're glowing all these tiny little punctures are a doorway to the sun a doorway to the sun think I'll have another one I know he's in here I can feel him lookin for me I hear him laughin like he did like he did when I was young daddy's bringin me the sun and I'm waiting waiting for the sun to shine
5.
She Said No 03:41
It's been long since we've spoken thought that I might give a call did you like the flowers, a small token a gift for you is no trouble at all It isn't easy here without you the days are long, nights way too hard I was hoping I could see you I miss your eyes, they touch my heart she said no Our little lady is asking for you don't understand where you have gone all she knows is she can't hold you thinks that she's done something wrong Life isn't easy here without you she wakes at night to call your name I tell her you love her and you miss her but words from me just aren't the same oh baby come home please she said no You never face the consequences you'll always find some alibi you leave us behind all cut and bleeding you turn your back and you don't know why no you don't know why She said no It's been a long time since I've held you no other woman fills my arms I want to believe that you still love me somehow I know you're still there I'm falling apart and I eed your answer just see my eyes and you'll find it there find it there She said no
6.
We sit one on one as the night time comes Stars set in as the last light runs Something dark had befallen here And what it is ain't exactly clear And we whisper and we pray for this to go away Stars light your eyes in an emerald fire The only witness as this night transpires A dark like this we've never seen before We reach for the light that's beyond the door Is there something to be said to make this go away Can't we just hold on to us to make this go away I don't want you to leave I don't want you to go I give you the last light in my eyes And the last light inside of my soul I don't want you to leave I don't want you to go Words clench the air like an iron vice And shows no mercy in exacting it's price But I've got a secret that I've saved for last We can send these sorrows back into the past Is there something to be said to make this go away Can't you look into my eyes and make this go away I don't want you to leave I don't want you to go I give you the last light in my eyes And the last light inside of my soul Take this gift from me Take this gift and you'll know I give you the last light in my eyes and the last light inside of my soul I son't want you to leave I don't want you to go I don't want you to leave I don't want you to go
7.
To Reach Out 05:25
Nothing changes with the moon only the shades of emptiness within the room and dark to light, morning never comes too soon I see the sunlight in your hair I see you smile as you move without a care and the morning, becomes much brighter with you there But the cold wind comes and a cold wind blows you feel so scared because you're so alone and like a frightened child you call my name, you call my name But you only had to reach out to reach out and I'll be here reach out, reach out and take my hand. The past it haunts you like a ghost comes rushing back at you like waves upon the coast threatens what you are and who you love the most And when the cold wind comes and a tru wind blows and you feel so scared because you're all alone like a frightened child, you call my name you call my name, you call my name And you only had to reach out
8.
High upon a hill Looking over the ruins burning still Where was I for all of this. Where was I for all of this. You never looked so bad she said I didn't know I could do all this she said I didn't know all this could burn with just a kiss Burn with just a kiss I didn't know You didn't notice Rome was burning You didn't notice you had the flame still in your hands Why didn't you notice Rome was burning As the passion filled your eyes You couldn't see to find the home you'd left behind Like all the lovers that live blind Lovers that live blind No you couldn't see You didn't notice Rome was burning You didn't notice you had the flame still in your hands Why didn't you notice Rome was burning
9.
Our Hero 04:38
Our hero lives in a box at the bottom of a Coca-Cola sign Like some great altar to God flashing messages all the time Here doesn't come here to worship, no, he comes here to live At night he crawls through the city to take whatever we don't give He used to have a little baby, but a fragile thing can soon be gone A little cold never hurt you and me, but her she didn't last long Our hero stares at the stars, watches them turn red and white Says these are men who made this, and this is not God's light Hear me, Hear me I'm at the bottom of the red and the white sign Hear me, Hear me Cause I'm coming for you Our hero can't read so he don't know what that sign says And you can be damned sure the taste of a coke never passed his lips He knows these are men who have made this and their day soon must come All the people at the bottom prayin' Lord thy will be done And they're shoutin' Hear me, Hear me I'm at the bottom of the red and the white sign Hear me, Hear me Cause I'm coming for you Like Don Quioxte chasing some dragon into the night Our hero dreams of the battle that he topples that red knight Topples that red light Our hero lays in the grass dreaming of his little sweet child He remembers holding her hands and touching her little sweet smile If a man can create this neon tower into the sky Where the hell was the God of the Coca-Cola sign the night she died Hear me, Hear me I'm at the bottom of the red and the white sign Hear me, Hear me Cause I'm coming for you
10.
What do you want form me what would you have me do I could take you to heaven if you wanted me to What would you have me give diamonds and gold diamonds and gold they mean nothing to me I could give you everything you wanted to be But what scares me and what tears me is what you really want what you really want and what you really want is... How would you have me live how would you have me smile I could learn to be happy again if only for a little while But what scares me and what tears me is what you really want and what you really want... is nothing For you I would give my soul for you I would give my life I am nothing without you, nothing without you and you I would make my wife But what scares me and what tears me is what you really want and what you really want... is nothing
11.
If it bleeds, would you tighten the tourniquet or would you stare at the open wound with lust and fascination If the cut runs deep, would you reach inside of it or would you twist the knife in tight with lust and fascination You've got me out on the limb now baby, would you be cuttin' the tree. you've got the wool in my eyes now honey so blind I can't see are you settin your sights now baby, are you settin' on me. You've got me out on the limb now baby, would you be cuttin' the tree would you be cuttin' the tree would you If I sleep would you come inside of it would you steal all my dreams of life with lust and fascination If I scream would you kill to silence it like stealing the words of a drowning man with lust and fascination You've got me out on the limb now baby, would you be cuttin' the tree. You've got the wool in my eyes no honey so blind I can't see. are you settin your sights now baby are you settin on me. You've got me out on the limb now baby, would you be cuttin' the tree would you be cuttin' the tree, would you be cuttin' the tree.
12.
Silver 03:42
Silver has a gun on the nightstand by her bed and she wonders if the day will come when she puts it to her head And she is alone again in the shadow of the morning sun and she wonders if he really had to go or did he just turn tail and run He promised that he would come but she don't wait by the phone because they never call and they never come and she just ends up alone And as the end of the night comes when that curtain starts to fall she says you can be the one for me when you take it take it all Just say heigh ho Silver when you ride when you ride when you take me take it all from me just stay with me tonight don't leave me alone tonight

credits

released January 1, 1994

John Wesley - Guitars and vocals
Mark Kelly - Keyboards and Piano
Mark Prator - Drums and Percussion.
Davis Wehner - Bass
Ian Mosley - Drums on "None so Beautiful" and "Thirteen Days"
Steve Rothery - Guitar Solo on "Thirteen Days"
Sean Malone - Fretless bass
Paul Prator - Keyboards on "Into the Night," "What you Really Want," and "To Reach Out"
Russel Farrow - Crash chords on "The Last Light" and "Waiting for the Sun"
Brian Benscoter - Percussion on "None so Beautiful" Produced by - Mark Kelly and Jim Morris
Engineered by - Jim Morris
Asst. Engineers - Judd Packer, Steve Heritage, Brian Benscoter, Mark Prator, Dave Wehner, Shawn Malone
Recorded at - Morrisound Studios, Tampa
Cover Art by - Bill Smith Studio
Don Quoxote Image by - Bob Dorsey
Photography - Dennis Osborne
All songs by John Wesley except "Into the Night" and "Waiting for the Sun" by John Wesley and Paul Prator
Guidance - John Arnison, Tom Morris, Mario Medious, Warren Wyatt, Julie Hines, and Walt Verson. Thanks to Thouroughbred Music, Paul Reed Smith, Russel Farrow

Wes plays - PRS, Takamine, and Fender Guitars
Mark Prator uses - Drums Workshop and Paiste Cymbals
Special thanks to the members, families, and crew of Marillion, for their unending faith and belief in this project. Special thanks to family and friends - Jay and Doris Dearth, Julie and Adam, Michelle and Jason, J.T., Kent, Jamie Marie, Brandon, Sherri, Mike, Susan, Denise D., Rodger, Scott, Rick, "Big Al Prator", Jim and Steph Murdoch, Big Bob Ballas, Ce Ce, Lloyd, Jeff Lutes, Stephanie H., Jan, Mark and Vince, Jack, Kit Carson Smith, Valerie, Cheryl, Debby and Bill Greer, Andy Meyer, Angie, Framer, Jon and Kim Pace, Kristy and Dennis, Tami Hartman, Mickey Finch, Monica, Jim Graves, Harry Dunlap, the Carrolls, the Arendors, "Uncle Charlie:, the Cassies, Hunter Mcgauhey, LEs Snyder, Haward and Jane, Rick and Larry, Doug and Denise, F.S.P.S.A., Linda and "Mom" Mollitor, Kristy Snyder, Christina Hotz, Dan and Dana Sherman, Fred and Charlotte Seit, Ron and Jan Wehner, Clyde Bower, Ray and Kathy, John and Kate, Debbie and "Mom Weaver", Gordon Baker.

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John Wesley Brandon, Florida

Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist. Performed with Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Fish, Sound of Contact, Big Elf, Mike Tramp. Newest album, a way you'll never be... Free music downloads at www.john-wesley.com check them out....

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