A CURIOUS FEELING

released in 1979
Tony Banks -
Kim Beacon - Chester Thompson

(all tracks written by Banks)

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FROM THE UNDERTOW 
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INSTRUMENTAL

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LUCKY ME
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My name is unimportant
And my job you could call mean
But I like the work and I do it well
And that's enough for me
I think there was a time when I
Could do and did much more
I have dreams in which I captain the ship
And hear the oceans roar
I've lived alone for all I can remember
Though hat only means some six or seven years
I would rather be nobody else
I'm happy as I am
All I need is in my way
And you see no one expects too much from me
People cry, but no one asks me to advise them
They want to know, but they don't ask me how
That's for someone else, and not for me, I don't know
Lucky me
My friends think that I should be trying
To find out who I was
But I feel that road would bring me pain
And too much would be lost
How I am is how I'm meant to be now
And anyhow there's things I see more clearly 
Than those whose heads are searching in the clouds
to make discoveries
And maybe fail to see
What's on the ground beneath their feet, no hard to find
People cry, but no one asks me to advise them
They want to know but they don't ask me how
That's for someone else and not for me, I don't know
Lucky me

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THE LIE
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Thirty odd years before on some grass covered wasteland
A boy is observed on his own who is watching and playing
He's just made a pact with himself
If that rabbit over there
Doesn't go down yonder hole
Let the ground beneath him disappear
And it runs on past
Disappears in the distance
But the earth doesn't move and nobody thought that it would
He makes bets and pledges again and again
Sometimes he wins, sometimes he loses, no matter
Some might call him stupid to tempt fate in this way
But he really does believe in it
Each time the rules are made
There he goes again
'If I never fall for a lady the Let me be famous, let me be wise-'
          Now this one I like
          It has a diffirent ring
          Instead of something trivial
          That's a serious undertaking
          And so I say to you
          This time I think I'll act
          I'll be the witness to this contract
          I'll settle everything
          So if you should fall in love
          You'll not only not be wise
          You'll lose your memory and most of your mind
          And I've never been known to lie
And now he's not really sure if he truly heard someone
So what if he did, he thinks, for nothing will happen
And though he seems to shrug it off
He won't play that game again
Forever morning after the night before
When even one drop would cause pain
And the years go by
The incident is all but forgotten by one
But the other who lives it remembers that innocent fun

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AFTER THE LIE
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For a while I could not seem to lose this childhood spectre
I felt others saw it too
Not I notice a change in the way that people look at me
And how those people look at me
I see they're not so clever, I like them better for it too
And one still more
For now I see more clearly
Many things that passed me by
Like Paul the visionary
I see things in a diffirent light
For now I know what course to take

Now at last I find a meaning in scenes of life
That made no sense to me before
And the complicated structures of scientific knowledge
Once just mad, they seem so simple now
And one I've known since childhood, she has new meaning for me too
These things are good
For now I see more clearly
Many things that passed me by
Like Paul the visionary
I see things in a diffirent light

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A CURIOUS FEELING 
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It's a curious feeling to see the edge receding
It seems the more I know, the more I don't know
does this ever end?
If you listened to fanatics to the left and right
You'd think they've solved it all,
But they don't convince me
Some statesmen, gurus men of science and of philosophy
All have an answer but they can't agree
So if anybody tells you stories
Of how they're gonna change your world
Be they the Aga Kahn, the ex Shah of Iran
Or the man from UNCLE
Say I don't believe you, cos I know we don't need you
In the name of religion or of any politicians
I'm sure we've heard it all
If races always ran to form they never would be run
Where would be the fun?
And if every man could understand everything there was
He'd have no reason to carry on
So when anybody tells you stories
Of how they're gonna change your world
Be they the Aga Kahn, the ex Shah of Iran
Or the man from UNCLE
Say come with me then to the Garden of Eden
Put back our bites from the apple of the tree of knowledge
Be like the beasts again

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FOREVER MORNING 
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INSTRUMENTAL

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YOU 
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How strange I never noticed
Your eyes, or the color of your hair
It seems to me you grow more beautiful
In every way
With every single passing day

Love crept in unseen
Found me wanting
I didn't even have the sense to know
What I was missing
Or what I was soon to feel for
You the laugther
You the reason to live
You the object of all the love I can give
And all the I possess
You who meant nothing when I was younger
It seems a memory from another life
Did you ever think we'd meet this way
Feel this way
Did you really even care?
Some changes I foresaw
But not this one
This feeling I would not have understood
Strange to think
I might have lived my whole life without 
You the laughter
You the reason to live
You the object of all the love I can give
And all that I possess
You who meant nothing when I was younger

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SOMEBODY ELSE'S DREAM
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Too good to last, how those four words ring in my ears
A voice from the past has been heard again
Whether its real or not, I can't say I care
But my memory's going and my mind is losing its grip
I'm walking on thinning ice
Soon I shall be taken down, drowned in blind ignorance
It's hard to bear but harder still
To tell the one I care for
Please to say love is here today, but it's going away, going away
How can I fight a fire that comes from inside myself
That threatens a total end
So much to lose when I still had had so much to learn
Its hard to bear, yet harder still
To tell the one I care for
Please to say love is here today, but it's going away, going away
Millions of people won't know what I mean
None can appreciate somebody else's dream
Thousand of reasons for staying alive
Explode into fragments
Dissolve into nothing
As I prepare for the oncoming night
Already I feel a creeping coldness chilling my bones
Dulling my sight and mind
Soon there shall be only sand where once water flowed
Nature dies and is reborn, but I shan't weather this coming storm
Not for me to die with children all around my bed
After a happy life
Though rain will fall and the sun won't change in its course
Its hard to bear bu harder still
To tell the one I care for
Please to say love is here today, but its going away, going away
Millions of people won't know what I mean
None can appreciate somebody else's dream
Thousands of reasons for staying alive
Explode into fragments
Dissolve into nothing
As I prepare for the oncoming night

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THE WATERS OF LETHE
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INSTRUMENTAL

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FOR A WHILE
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I feel it leading me
Away to I don't know where
I might be back someday
But the people and things will change
And no one will remember me then
Don't need no sympathy
For soon I'll foget everything
I feel it  fading now
And I se in the eyes of my love
Tears for how it might have been
It sure felt good for a while
Yes it was good for a while
I found somebody to take my hand
To the promised land of the loved
Now as the night draws in
A dark with the promise of dawn
I feel my eyes grow dim
As I see in the eyes of my love
Tears of how it might have been
It sure felt good for a while
Yes it was good for a while
I found somebody to take my hand
To the promised land of the loved

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IN THE DARK
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If you know my story now
Please don't tell
Don't want to hear
It can only bring me pain
Maybe one day before I die
I'll open that door
Maybe I"ll cry
But for now I'll live in the Dark

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Kim Beacon:  Vocals
Chester Thompson:  Drums & Percussion
Tony Banks:  Keyboards, Guitars, Basses & Percussion

 

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