Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time

Tracklisting

1. In The Heat Of The Night
2. To Heaven From Hell
3. Call Me
4. Lightning To The Nations
5. Borrowed Time
6. Don’t You Ever Leave Me
7. Am I Evil?

Produced by: Mike Hedges & Diamond Head
Label: MCA Records. DH1001
Release date: 27th September, 1982
 

 

In The Heat Of The Night

Steely eyes of a silvery people
Walk behind me, with evil intent.
Up to the tower, I stand alone
Stripped of rank before a throne I am sent.
What befalls us in the heat of the night?
What befalls us in the heat of the night?
Before long, behind adamantine doors,
I taste of the wine of their joy.
Through delirium of a tortured mind
Her face gave me strength to this day.
What befalls us in the heat of the night?
What befalls us in the heat of the night?
In the heat of the night
But love deceived me, and in my despair
I recalled the ring once again
Born of Sorrow my cunning revives me,
And I took them with me enchained
What befalls us in the heat of the night?
What befalls us in the heat of the night?
In the heat of the night

Tatler/Harris

To Heaven From Hell

Lonely moor, sky is grey
Moon across the waves
See the steely shafts of light reflect across the bay
Towards the tower
The coach prepares
To shed its load of life
Unprepared for what they see
For what they meet tonight

To Heaven form Hell
I’ve been there before
To Heaven from Hell
Sweet I’m Sure
To Heaven form Hell
I’ve been there before
To Heaven from Hell
Lock my door

On we go, up to the castle
Death waits for our call
left unkempt, but quietly praying
Remembers when to call
Alone for now
But soon not so
As we return to reclaim
The home of mine through generations lost but now remain

To Heaven form Hell
I’ve been there before
To Heaven from Hell
Sweet I’m Sure
To Heaven form Hell
I’ve been there before
To Heaven from Hell
Lock my door

Oh lord, oh lord now help me
her axe is falling now
the madness of our father, lord
the pain of retribution
this house brought down to ground
sins of my ancestors
your judgment days at hand

woh

The creeping voice of fire
screams up the bloody wall
subside the greater destiny
the shadows of dawn’s open
the realms of my life torn
i’ll stand and yield to this

oh, oh
To Heaven form Hell
To Heaven form Hell
To Heaven form Hell
To Heaven form Hell

Tatler/Harris

Call Me

Four O’clock in the morning now
Well I can’t sleep for love
Been waiting for you to call
To say you love me enough
It clouds my head that unhappy night
Please forgive every word
I see it all much clearer now
It all seems so absurd
But my plane leaves at 10a.m.
We both know I must go
To return I must be told
That you know what I know
Call me, baby Call me
Call me, baby Call me
To tell the truth I don’t want to go
So say you want me to stay
You are more than all to me
This is no game that I play
But my plane leaves at 10a.m.
We both know I must go
To return I must be told
That you know what I know
Call me, baby Call me
Call me, baby Call me
Call me, baby Call me
Call me, baby Call me
But my plane leaves at 10a.m.
We both know I must go
To return I must be told
That you know what I know
Say you love me, say you do
Let me tell you
Tell me that you want me to stay
baby, baby, baby

Tatler/Harris

Lightning To The Nations

Yes i’m coming
Angel from the sky, put his hand in mine
I can spread you gifts, for golden present time
i’m going to set you down
I’m going to make it right
I’m going to bring it home
I’ll bring you lightning to the nations
To the nations
To the nations
To the nations
From the shores of home, we send a gift of love
To sweet and hopeful hearts, a gift from high above
I’m going to set you down
I’m going to make it right
I’m going to bring it home
I’ll bring you lightning to the nations
To the nations
To the nations
To the nations
Here it comes now
London
New York
To the nations
To the nations
Lightning to the Nations

Tatler/Harris

Borrowed Time

On scorched earth return me to be a simple man
I am destined by the gods to walk this land
An embittered poet, a slave to this black blade
Oh, my heart still searches for truth, a lost age
I have loved, I have lost
I have killed those who have loved me so
I have loved, at what cost
Lord, I don’t know
I’m living on borrowed time
I’m living on borrowed time
These robes, purple royal, claim me their own
From a city lost in dust, I stand alone
Evil thoughts; evil minds; must I live like I do?
Without fear, on borrowed time she helps me through
I have loved, I have lost
I have killed those who have loved me so
I have loved, at what cost
Lord, I don’t know
I’m living on borrowed time
I’m living on borrowed time
On scorched earth return me to be a simple man
I am destined by the gods to walk this land
To search for love, to search for love
All in my heart, is this enough love…
As Satan’s child, I stand alone in hand
I’m a nomad of this desert, barren lands
My time is short, wild gods of air and sea
Stand by your corruption, and thrive by sorcery
I have loved, I have lost
I have killed those who have loved me so
I have loved, at what cost
Lord, I don’t know
I’m living on borrowed time
I’m living on borrowed time
I’m living on borrowed time
I’m living on borrowed time

Tatler/Harris

Don’t You Ever Leave Me

Oh Babe
I can recall the day
Close enough to make me feel bad
Seems like only yesterday
Still in my heart it makes me sad
Oh no, oh no
Don’t you ever leave me baby
Oh no, oh no
Don’t you ever leave me
Oh no, oh no
Don’t you ever leave me baby
Oh no, oh no
Don’t you ever leave me
I can remember that night I cried
The love we had, you said you don’t give me no more
And as you kissed my lips goodbye
I called out to you now to close the door
Oh no, oh no
Don’t you ever leave me baby
Oh no, oh no
Don’t you ever leave me
Oh no, oh no
Don’t you ever leave me baby
Oh no, oh no
Don’t you ever leave me
Don’t you leave me baby
Don’t you leave me baby
Don’t you leave me baby
Don’t you leave me baby
Don’t you leave me baby
Don’t you leave me baby

Tatler/Harris

Am I Evil?

My mother was a witch, she was burned alive
Thankless little bitch, for the tears I cried
Take her down now, don’t wanna see her face
Blistered and burnt, can’t hide my disgrace
27 every one was nice, gotta see them,
Make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice, take my time
Am I evil, yes I am
Am I evil, I am man
As I watched my Mother die, I lost my head
Revenge now I sought, to break with my bread
Takin’ no chances, you come with me
I’ll split you to the bone
Help set you free.
27 every one was nice, gotta see them,
Make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice, take my time
Am I evil, yes I am
Am I evil, I am man
On with the action now, I’ll strip your pride
I’ll spread your blood around, I’ll see you ride
Your face is scarred with steel, wounds deep and neat
Like a double dozen before you, smell so sweet.
27 every one was nice, gotta see them,
Make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice, take my time
Am I evil, yes I am
Am I evil, I am man
I’ll make my residence, I’ll watch your fire
You can come with me, sweet desire
My face is long forgotten, my face not my own
Sweet and timely whore, take me home.

Tatler/Harris