Lyrics © 2003

          


JEROME'S SPOTLIGHT


There's a chain - one hell'va chain
Stretching out from boot to bonnet
It's a strain - one hell'va strain
Crashing down

Watch that step - it's a hell'va step
No safety net's there to stop ya.
Catch a grip or let it slip
It's a high-wire ride.

Same old clown hangin' round
Don't let the big top fool ya.
It's a strain - one hell'va strain
Crashing down


The rope's too tight
Where you're standing
Afraid of falling?
The rope's too tight.

It's a cage - one hell'va cage
Never let the big swing fail ya
It's a strain - one hell'va strain
Crashing down

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TRIP THE LIGHT

With your back to the wall
No distinction at all
From the beat poet's call

While the barrier's down
Out of sight, not a sound
You're just tripping the light

As the years will unfold
Living life, feeling cold
Keep your ear to the ground

If your guard's falling down
And your God's not in town
You're just tripping the light

Falling, trip into the light
Falling, trip into the light

With your back to the wall
Either way, double talk
It's your time, say your grace

Ending now, it's all gone
No one's right, no one's wrong
You're just tripping the light



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DANCE OF THE KABUKI

The temple bright with sound and light
Not a character in sight
Oh, darkness

Seated in the audience an unassuming spectator
Awaiting the arrival of the mask
Oh what a task these actors have
Bringing life to such a source

Creation - The Blackness of the Stage
Suddenly brought alive by puppet men
White faces and black figurines
Construct the scene of a princess's dream
A lover that she once had
Lost to an Oriental cause
Tears are acted behind screen
Believe me, it's true
Conceive if you will - The Dance of the Kabuki

The temple bright with sound and light
Now the character's in sight
Oh, sadness

Morning - The Rising Sun
Shines burning rays upon the land
A grand dynasty, silver silks and gold
Unfold to show great wealth.
But, alas, must it be "No lover for thee"?
She weeps day in and day out
Believe me, it's true
Conceive if you will
The Dance of the Kabuki

Suicide in willowy white
Harakari, the rite
Oh…..

Evening - The Setting Sun
Brings along the verdict
"Life must end to begin for me," she claims.
A golden dagger in her hand
Turns warm flesh to stone
Alone no more
Lovers in this Oriental heaven
Believe me, it's true.
Conceive if you will
The Dance of the Kabuki

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NO DIAMOND CRIES

Strange and far
Aloof you are
A diamond star
Is who you are

Distance sighs
You steal the prize
Oblique, no ties
No diamond cries

You walk the walk     And talk the talk
You walk that walk     And you talk that talk

Spiked heel high
No alibi
On silken streets
No diamond cries

You walk the walk     And talk the talk
You walk that walk     And you talk that talk

Diamond eyes
No diamond cries

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BUZZ

Capitol of desires
Street of dreams
Heroes in the making
Villains everywhere

Electric island
City of dreams
Ripe for the taking
Watch out for the scene

Underground stairs and a doll's dead eyes
Feline ass with barbed-wire thighs
Billboard sells its polluted scenes
Autos screamin' 9 to 5

Feel the buzz
Can you feel the buzz (etc.)

Capitol of desires
Street of dreams
Electric island
This city never sleeps

Feel the buzz (etc.)

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CONVERSATION DRAG

There's such a static here
Inside this exchange
The wires have been crossed
No signal saved

Staple your stance, my friend
You'll need the strength
The atmosphere in here can't save you face

Don't hide behind that wall
Or colored flag
Your wires have been crossed
You speak a drag

Don't linger here
Don't linger long
You converse in lies
You're a drag

There's too much static here
Inside this exchange
Responsibility, can't act your age?

Staple your stance, my friend
The line's been crossed
There is no sanctuary
The gloves are off

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WORLD OF SURPRISE

There's a world in your eyes
That I belong in
It's a world of surprise
So let me fall in

There's a silence in your smile
That begs to scream out
It's a world of surprise
So let it sing out

While this world keeps on turning
You lie surprised
Why this world keeps on turning?
It's a surprise

There's a world in your eyes
That I belong in
It's a world of surprise
So let me fall in

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FASHION

Fashion

Passion

Cash in

When Fashion comes to town…

Passion

Cash in

When Fashion comes to town…


Fashion…flash!

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AS THE SUN


There's a figure in the fog
And it's waiting for you
And the hound by the bog
Sits silently waiting for you.

There's a player in the doorway
As the melody lingers
And the tune that he plays
Caressed by his fingers sound true.

There's a silence in the morning
As night gives to dawning
While the tower by the sea
Gives its final warning to me.

I have seen you at the borderline
Just maybe a year or two
But how the tables took a turn
As the sun came shining through...

There's a mist on the water
And the fear of faltering time
By the wayside
Never mind the tears that I hide

There's a player in the archway
As the melody lingers
And the tune that he plays
Obsessed with the killing of time

I have seen you at the borderline
Just maybe a year or two
But how the tables took a turn
As the sun came shining through...

All lyrics © 2003, 4 to the Bahr Music