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WesFest '98 (Live, Download only)

by John Wesley

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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
So we stay at morning they come she was gone at the first sign of trouble see how she runs then you're paralyzed her silhouette in light and she's dancing on your grave The sunrise breaks what's done is done the wind blows cold through your bones and you see how they run when you're trice denied and you're paralyzed I'll be the last man by your side All of your castles may crumble and your ministers may lie I will still be standing I'll be the last man by your side
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
What is this, you claim to profess some kind of rare deed done on time what mountain crossing have I missed what sort of barb's attached to your line Be careful of what you're promising don't dare look at me with those eyes Because you're way out of your league boy you're way out of your mind you can't be serious yet you can't be denied I've watched the sun rise and set on your deepest regrets yet you're still off chasing some star you leave me behind with your heart in my chest then come home bearing your latest scar When will you find what you're looking for don't you know it was here all the time
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
So Bad 02:11
You took a turn for the worse when I caught up to you last night flickering it's saving light And though improper thing we may do not always just or always right every once in a while I see you smile like everything will be alright You always wanted to be so bad you always wanted to be one of the stars in the evening sky one of the doves flying free Winter stole upon you in your twenty second year fragile as a wedding smile you began to disappear and as the worst of this comes on you you know I'll never leave your sight as the night goes out of this room child just pray and hold me tight It's time to close your eyes child it's time for you to sleep there ain't no more pain and no more tears and this promise I will keep And though improper things we may do not always just or always right in your heart an angel smiles and guides you through the night
Brick by brick stone by stone dismantle the will of a man strip his flesh and bone Reach out your hand the moment comes blade catches the light of your eyes the man slowly comes undone Nobody noticed no one saw a thing all turned a blind eye to the fallen and the bad luck he brings You wake in the morning after the sky's a color that you can't see friends have fallen by the wayside why isn't anyone talking to me get those funny looks in the market people you loved just stare wander on with your hands in your pockets even your girlfriend don't care They've all come to watch the emperor They've all come to watch the emperor They've all come to watch the emperor To watch the emperor fall One part truth three parts deceit two parts shit that you made up add passion for heat Did ya hear he said this can you believe he done that can you believe the nerve of the man let me at him tell me where he's at wake to your fave in the mirror see someone you don't recognize stare at the changes in the reflection you've become someone that you despise
Easter 06:35
Sugar Mice 07:57


Recorded live at the Red Creek, Rochester, NY and the Tralf, Buffalo, NY


released October 10, 1998

Recorded & Engineered by Gregg Prince
Mastering by Jacques Cohen
Photography by Leslie Levan
CD Layout & Design by Blue Swan Studios


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John Wesley Brandon, Florida

Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist. On tour with Vertical Horizon. 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.... ... more


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