Canterbury

Canterbury

Tracklisting

1. Makin’ Music
2. Out Of Phase
3. The Kingmaker
4. One More Night
5. To The Devil His Due
6. Knight Of The Swords
7. Ishmael
8. I Need Your Love
9. Canterbury

Produced by: Mike Shipley & Diamond Head
Label: MCA Records. DH 1002
Release date: September 1983

Makin’ Music

One new heart, looking to learn it all from Rock n Roll,
so beat your drum from the start,
it was clear we had a lot to learn our souls to be won.
have we the faith for you for good and bad we’re due.
Makin Music
Makin Music
Rock n Roll
Makin Music
Makin Music
Rock n Roll
Rock n Roll
One new song doing so much more than making friends
it can make us proud
now we know we can look around
to find the rock, the stone of sound
have we the faith for you for good and bad we’re due.
Makin Music
Makin Music
Rock n Roll
Makin Music
Makin Music
Rock n Roll
Rock n Roll
I was fooled by what I do
Makin Music
don’t you see
it ain’t for me,
it’s for you
it’s for you.

Tatler/Harris

Out Of Phase

You never listen in to what they know
they only play the songs you’ve always known
can replace the roll of fifty nine
as you are and always were in love that time
You’re unsure of the marriage vow
lived it once, and in it hide you now,
the morning ash the fire of sixty nine
will remain with you and hope for better times
Out of phase
will you always be
out of phase
getting back to me
out of phase, out of phase
Finding love, you go to memories
hold on tight, romantic hearts are near
going somewhere, is there anywhere
that smiles aloud, a place where all are proud.
Out of phase
will you always be
out of phase
getting back to me
out of phase, out of phase
Looking around me
you’re not the only one
looking for something old
looking for something done
out of phase, out of phase
out of phase, out of phase
wo oh oh wo oh oh
Out of phase
will you always be
out of phase
getting back to me
out of phase, out of phase
Never seeing, never saying who you are
don’t conform to them
you’re better as you are,
out of phase, out of phase…..

Tatler/Harris

The Kingmaker

At risk of traitors gate he’ll raise,
The seed of power now, has grown in size,
intent to crown his bloody prize,
ooh, resolute as a King to soar,
The sword of lies he takes to war
To breach the wall and nations fall.
The quick of steel, betrays his fear,
Ambition plays her part, that’s clear,
Betrayed is how he’ll die,
Dismayed by anguish, cries,
Enslaved by desperate crfimes
Oh betrayed by time.

Tatler/Harris

One More Night

You’re like a jewel, that burns into me well,
you are a school without the time for bells,
I am a wanderer looking out for warmth
only from you can I get what I want
so don’t cut me loose for what’s the use
that would be lies and goodbyes
All I want, a night with you
one night with you
one night with you
one more night with you
I walk on the wind, the future comes and goes,
I’ll dance to a tune and with it all her wrongs.
And touch me again, silk caress my head,
wide eyed boy’s makin’ noise when being read.
so don’t cut me loose for what’s the use
that would be lies and goodbyes
All I want, a night with you
one night with you
one night with you
one more night with you
all I want, one night with you
wo oh oh oh oh
spend more time with you….

Tatler/Harris

To The Devil His Due

Don’t ya hide away from the bad things coming to you,
Don’t ya hide your face from the things that don’t ring true,
Good times, bad times, that may be so,
you’re just part of the game and they never stop letting you know
but we hold the key to the future game,
we live in hope, she’ll stay the same,
hold on there just a little longer,
ooh baby, good times, bad times.
Ah ah ah ah, to the devil his due
Ah ah ah ah, to the devil his due
Ah ah ah ah, to the devil his due
You stay good baby and don’t you get bad at all,
and I might tell you now what I see in my crystal ball,
good times, bad times, coming your way,
ooh now watch out baby, the devil’s gonna have his day.
but we hold the key to the future game,
we live in hope, she’ll stay the same,
hold on there just a little longer,
ooh baby, good times, bad times.
Ah ah ah ah, to the devil his due
Ah ah ah ah, to the devil his due
Ah ah ah ah, to the devil his due
to the devil, his due
to the devil, his due
to the devil, his due
to the devil, his due….

Tatler/Harris

Knight Of The Swords

A jewelled sceptre plucked by order to serve their cause
To vanquish the swords of chaos and tip the scales again
The last of noble blood you know time must take its course
You blood red robe will never feel the same
For beyond the sea of fire
To embrace a fate you’ve known
To split the heart of destiny
Up to the bitter throne
Knight of the swords
Knight of the swords
Knight of the swords
Knight of the swords
At first his thirst for vengeance fuelled his bitter heart
As he scaled through time and beyond the learning tree
Ghostly ships trapped in mystic bands summon to play
Sorcerer of chain, come we’ll set you free
For beyond the sea of fire
To where pain can call her home
To stir the rock of destiny
Up to the bitter throne
Knight of the swords
Knight of the swords
Knight of the swords
Knight of the swords
The curse of a cause
Knight of the swords
The knoght of the swords
A tear does fill this man
So beyond the sea of fire she calls, she calls
For beyond the sea of fire
And above the heart of man
To stir the rock alacrity
And strike her bonds again
Knight of the swords
Knight of the swords
Knight of the swords
Knight of the swords
The curse of the swords
Knight of the swords
The knight of the swords

Tatler/Harris

Ishmael

Search my heart for things i’ve done
when dragon’s teeth are poised for war
can we be sure of peace at all,
when the spirit moves the world,
wo oh oh oh oh oh,
Ishmael, oh Ishmael
Ishmael, oh Ishmael
The prophets blood, we call our own
a pause for thought, come kingdom come,
will you be swords for Gideon,
when the spirit moves the world,
wo oh oh oh oh oh
What wrong have I done
Ishmael, oh Ishmael
Ishmael, oh Ishmael
So when the truth has come to pass,
and our misdeeds are in the past
will you again, be moved to ask,
when the spirit moves the world
ooh wo oh oh oh oh
waht wrong have I done
Ishmael, oh Ishmael
I hear you well, oh Ishmael….

Tatler/Harris

I Need You Love

The Class of seventy six
Worn, drawn and frayed
Not to wonder why at this.
The way of things to come
The beat has just begun
I need your love
I need so much – love
I need your love
I need your love, need you here.
So I can sleep
So I’ll not dream of war
To reassure the me you’ve brought so far
The way of things to come
The beat has just begun
I need your love
I need so much – love
I need your love
I need your love
I need your love
I need your love
The way of things to come
The beat has just begun

Tatler/Harris

Canterbury

Blessed stand I, he has in fear
Yield to despair,
Four swords drawn, sworn to Kings,
A will that they share,
Oh to die for martyrdom,
Wash the wind martyrdom, with blood,
In Canterbury, oh, oh, in Canterbury.
She’s settled as evil,
As a plague to destroy old Canterbury,
Bear witness to malady,
For here the chords that will make history,
Oh mystery.
They say ‘strike him down!’
‘strike him down!’
His ‘strife stirred France’ repaid by those
Who’ll raise their hearts
To spite the people of Canterbury.
Ethereal Cathedral,
Your voice, the voice of Canterbury,
Resist your temptations
And look to the wind, for conspiracies, ooh Infamy!
They say ‘strike him down!’
‘strike him down!’
Let stone and oak decay the crown. Who’ll raise their hearts
To spite the people of Canterbury.
When her dead breath has numbered the land,
And Barons will rule as they planned.
Oh Cathedral you’ve died!
Oh Cathedral you lied!
The sins of our Fathers,
You are here with me,
Can we forgive you?
For the fall of Canterbury.

Tatler/Harris