Death & Progress

Death & Progress

Tracklisting

1. Starcrossed
2. Truckin’
3. Calling Your Name
4. I Can’t Help Myself
5. Paradise
6. Dust
7. Run
8. Wild On The Streets
9. Damnation Street
10. Home
11. Good Rockin’ Tonight (bonus track – Japanese release only)

Produced by: Andrew Scarth & Diamond Head.
Label: Bronze / Castle Communication. ESSLP 192
Release date: 1st June 1993

Starcrossed (Lovers Of The Night)

Flyin’ high, starcrossed lovers of the night
Flyin’ high, starcrossed lovers of the night
You’re flying high into a sky of screaming stars
Across a universe erected in your heart
Where tomorrow always comes from yesterday’s departed
Crimes…Designs…Mischief on your mind
Venus in her chariot of fire draws her flame
Passion pours herself a drink and calls you by her name
Slippin’…Slidin’…Sacrificing love for something nameless
that seems a little nearer to your dreams are here
Take another cup of sin and fill it up
Take another sip of hemlock to your lips
Be deceived by lies and you’re flying high
Flyin’ high, starcrossed lovers of the night
Flyin’ high, starcrossed lovers of the night
A kind of atrophy affected you at birth
So instead of living you decided you were dead
Lovers of the night in your confusion
You stand and then you fall
In your illusion
And you’ll try flyin’ high
You better come down, still flying high
You better come down, you’re on the moon
You better come down

Tatler/Harris

Truckin’

Black clouds in a red sky. No light but the war fires
No time, like the time of our lives.
It’s the crime of our lives, Flashing by
Too much affectation, no love in your frustrations
so we fail, how can we sit and just sit while this world goes to shit
Hide. Think you can hide yourself away?
Hide. When there ain’t no peace on earth today.
Get runnin’, it’s comin’
Wheel goin’ round round.
World comin’ down down
Black bell rings out the old ways
Death comes to steal the new day
All secrets to be revealed. After all these years
It shall be fulfilled. No time for you to hide
It’s gonna run you into the ground.
Hide. When there ain’t no peace on earth today.
It’s comin’, get runnin’.
Look through the darkness and see it come.
You can’t escape, you gotta face it head on.
No time to burn, no time to slide
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
What have we done now?
No time to burn, no time to slide
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Truckin’ Truckin’
Feel the weight bearing down, down
Truckin’ Truckin’
When there ain’t no peace on earth to be found.
No time, in a stop sign
No light, on the dark side
No fight, in the man who can’t live with the self that he learned how to.
Hide. Think you can hide yourself away?
Hide. When there ain’t no peace on earth today.
Truckin’ Truckin’
Looking to run you into the ground
It’s comin’, get runnin’
All our souls goin’ down down.
Wheels goin’ round round.

Tatler/Harris

Calling Out Your Name (The Light)

All that I see…in your eyes is truth,
All that I am…is because of you…oh
All that I have I will give to you my friend
All that there is, all that I am,
Until the very end
I’m calling out to the silent night
I’m calling out your name…oh
Calling out to the son and the light,
Calling out your name
Oh now, see what you see.
That you really love me
Oh my life is clear
To be near
How still is the night without your touch
Cold are my tears without your love
…without your love
You’re all that I am all that I need
All that I can be
Something so strong to hold up my world so I can be free
I can be heard
Calling out to the silent night
I’m calling out your name…oh
Calling out to the son and the light,
Calling out your name
Oh now, see what you see.
That you really love me
Oh Lord my life is clear
But I’m out here in a field of dreams.
Dreams
Callin’, callin’ callin’ out to the son
Callin’ out ’til you come
Callin’ out in my shame
Callin’ your name

Tatler/Harris

I Can’t Help Myself

I can’t help myself. One aim one try. One chance one eye. So come on lets fly
Ooh desire. Tell you once. Won’t tell you twice.
When the spirit moves the world we’re gonna start a fire. A fire.
Just one beat, just one heart
Just one beat, just one heart
I can’t help myself. I can’t help myself.
I can’t help myself. Baby I can’t help myself
One sound, one band, moving free in electric land
Never running for cover
Someday soon you’ll see us next to you.
And we can dance like we are two.
That’s true, like lovers. Like lovers
Just one beat, just one heart
Just one beat, just one heart
I can’t help myself. I can’t help myself.
I can’t help myself. Baby I can’t help myself
Nothing like this dream come true
Nothing like my time with you
You’re a perfect friend of mine
A rock that still should stand all time
One aim, one try
One tear, one eye
Ooh desire.
One sound, one band, walkin’ free in electric land
Gonna start a fire. I can’t help myself.
Ooh we’re gonna start a fire. We can’t help ourselves.
Just one beat, just one heart
I can’t help myself. I can’t help myself.
I can’t help myself. Baby I can’t help myself

Tatler/Harris

Paradise

Ah ah ah I’m screamin’ now at the top of my head
Can’t keep my silence in place full of dread
Just gotta hole in the ground for my bed
I don’t eat, ’cause I ain’t fed
Ain’t there a new world for us in your head
‘Cause we are here now and we ain’t dead
We ain’t gonna give it up
Tell it to the Lord above
We ain’t gonna let you down ’til you come and get it done
And we got Paradise won
Paradise Paradise Paradise Paradise Paradise Paradise
We gonna tear down this house of your dreams
Kick it in till the enemas gone
Don’t stop for nothin’ ’til we dug our way out
Get it done, Paradise won
Ain’t there a new world for us here instead
‘Cause we are here now and we ain’t dead
We ain’t gonna give it up
Tell it to the Lord above
Paradise Paradise Paradise Paradise Paradise Paradise
Little monkey’s on an elevator
Whores and pimps with teeth like alligators
Just putting junk on the funkin’ table
Building up another Tower of Babel
We got a prison made from dreams and deceit
Gotta monkey on our back every week
Just gotta hole in the ground for my bed
I don’t sleep ’cause I ain’t dead
We ain’t gonna give it up
Tell it to the Lord above
We ain’t gonna let you down ’til you come and get it done
And we got Paradise won
In pretty little Paradise oh
In pretty little Paradise where they
See no evil. Speak no evil. Hear no evil
Paradise Paradise Paradise Paradise
Gonna rip it up and start again

Tatler/Harris

Dust

I’ve tried believin’ even tried cheatin’ myself
of almost everything just to fashion reason out of what
must have been nothin’ at all
Now I can’t when exactly I saw through the darkness and into the light
Fantastic as it was it was cool and bright
Like on a steely night of shadows
Still far from home
When I came round
I saw myself on a merry go round
With my heart on the ground
And there I see
The rains coming down to wash away the dream we found
Lyin’ there for all to see in the dust of memories
Where the rain beats down to wash away the dream we found
Now there’s nothing left for me
But you can set me free
I won’t believe ya neither deceive ya when you say we gotta carry on
‘Cos I know the dream is over
The one we shared so long…too long
When we could have been getting on just being friends
And not holding on to the past
Which is just sand
I guess we try to belong
‘Cos we have to be strong just to get it done
But I was on the ground most of the time
On a merry go round looking up but going down
And there I see the rains comin’ down to wash away the dream we found
Lyin’ there for all to see in the dust of memories
Where the rain beats down to wash away the dream we found
Now there’s nothing left for me
Can you see? The rain beat down, rain come down
But what can we do with a thing like you
A heart with a hard on for ignorance
A child of fools where nothing rings true
In a myth that’s cruel, where I see the cross
You see the nail, where you see the mytsery I see the failure
And it’s bringing me down, I’m just a clown
On a merry go round looking up but going down
And there I see the rains comin’ down to wash away the dream we found
Lyin’ there for all to see in the dust of memories
Where the rain beats down to wash away the dream we found
A spider fingered vice all sugar and spice
Runnin’ down my face feelin’ like black rain
Clawin’ under my skin and running through my veins
Like a poison I must suck just to change my luck
Where the rain beats down to wash away the dream we found
Rain beat down…down…rain beat down
Down Down Down Down Down Yeah
Rain beat down…Dream come down

Tatler/Harris

Run

The dogs are howling and the night is black enough to touch
So hold up that fire burning flame of love
And when the darkness comes like it does for us all
You’d better run to my world
And we’ll never come down when we’re up, we’re up
And we’ll never stop trying
Ooh baby when i’s tough, it’s tough
But what can I do when I’m loving you
And there’s only need, the need for us too
I’m racing to you on the breath of fire
My lips are open with that sweet desire
So come running to me yeah
Run, like the wind to my heart
Don’t stop, run to my world
Run, to my mountain top
Run, til you drop
And we’ve got nothing but time
In a world of lies
But when I see love right there in my baby’s eyes
I can hold on to that something we’ve got
I can be strong, just strong enough for the two of us
Into the shadows of love we go
A familiar heartland at the edge of home
On a long road I’ll see you there
Run, like the wind to my heart
Don’t stop, run to my world
Run, to my mountain top
Run baby run baby run baby run baby
Run, don’t stop, ooh run baby run, ooh run baby run
Hold on to that fire burning flame of love
Run yeah run
Run to my world
Run to my mountain top
Run ’til you drop

Tatler/Harris

Wild On The Streets

The words of freedom on the tongue of a snake
With a democratic face bought and paid for by the lies of the state
Without a human trait well under the heels of a tyranny waits
A long forgotten voice
And revolution is the ultimate fate of the whip and the gun
Nowhere to run is nothing like fun
Out in the heat, Wild on the streets
Wild on the streets, wild on the streets
People listen to the words of a friend
To lie you have to breath
Television hey tell it again
The people pay no heed
We want equality but what do we get
Bullets and ballots again
Roll in your grave Beethoven and the death beat marches on
Nowhere to run is nothing like fun
Out in the heat, Wild on the streets
Wild on the streets, wild on the streets
On leather jackets and broken chain
In walls of mortar and ties
These are the words of our fate inscribed
Standing twelve feet high
Here are the free men who inherit the earth
Here are the words that died
Buried under six feet of dirt and the death beat marches on
Nowhere to run is nothing like fun
Out in the heat, Wild on the streets
Wild on the streets, wild on the streets

Tatler/Harris

Damnation Street

Ever since school days
I’ve walked a fool’s way
With no love to find me
No dream to hide me
No kindness inside this heart with a stone’s kiss
Just a short fall to the dawn, when you’re walking on dead man’s feet
Down on Damnation street
You got nobody’s love
Down on Damnation street
We got nobody’s love
Walkin’, Walkin’, Walkin’ Down on Damnation Street
Did you ever have a chance of finding someone who needs you?
This world has got itself
And there’s nothing for the likes of you and me
Without love
You’ll try it, you’ll buy it, you’ll find it empty
As a stones kiss
Just like your date with Jesus
When you’re walking on dead man’s feet
Down on Damnation street
You got nobody’s love
Down on Damnation street
We got nobody’s love
Walkin’, Walkin’, Walkin’ Down
Better get on your knees
Humility please
Gotta pray to be free
From the slavery of freedom
Free to be nothing
21st Century here and now
Then gone like a thief in the night
Walkin’ Damnation Street walking
Walkin’ Damnation Street walking
Just goin’ down, down, just going
Down, just goin’ down, down, just going
Down down down on Damnation Street

Tatler/Harris

Home

On the morning of tomorrow somethin’ gonna crack.
Better not be me…’cause i’m on my way back. Home.. better look out…
I’m around the bend five hundred horse power.
One thousand miles of interstate between you and me this hour.
Home… better look out.
White line speed fever full beam electric eye.
Run ’em down in rain town Mac truck flashin’ by.
Wheels turn gas burn hold on to the road train.
Spinnin’ on the sound of a fuel injection.
Oh yeah… Home…. Ooh yeah.
Home…. that’s where my heart is.
Home…. that’s where my heart is. Home…
Let me tell you now thaat’s where I wanna be
I’d crash through any barrier, to change a point of view.
Oh I’d break down the walls of hell to be back there with you
so i’m coming home and I hope my aim is true.
Home…better look out
Home…. that’s where my heart is.
Home…. that’s where my heart is. Home…
Lover I believe you when you say that I’m the one
But the rumours of another man…oh
watch my wheels turn heart yearn white line that never stops.
Wheels turn road burn tacho turn like a clock
Black sky revs high radio tuned to rock..rock..rock..rock..Comin’ home Home…. that’s where my heart is.
Home…. that’s where my heart is.
Turbo charged deadline get a hit in 66.
Nightline to stateline 1000 up gear shift
White line speed fever full beam electric eye.
Run ’em down in rain town Mac truck flashin’ by.
18 gear NV8 HGV TCR 13 tonne heads hot turn it off 10.4 ohh
Home…. that’s where my heart is. Home…
‘Cos i’m a white light electric eye, wheels turn. Go flashin’ by
ooh yeah…home…ooh yeah…home..ooh yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah…

Tatler/Harris