...CALLING ALL STATIONS...

released in 1997
Tony Banks - Mike Rutherford - Ray Wilson -
Nir Zidkyahu - (Nick D'Virgilio)

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Calling All Stations (Banks/Rutherford) 
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Calling all stations
Can anybody tell me, tell me exactly where I am
I've lost all sense of direction
Watching the darkness closing around me
Feeling the cold all through my body
That's why I'm calling all stations 
In the hope that someone hears me
A single lonely voice

I feel the sensation disappearing
There's a tingling in my arms
And there's a numbness in my hands

All the broken promises
All my good intentions don't add up to very much
And I realise whatever happened, whatever happened
I remember all the moments that I've wasted in my life
All the things I was always gonna do
Why is it now when it's too late
That I've finally realised it's important to me
To think that everything that's dear to me 
And is always in my heart
Could so easily be taken 
And it's tearing me apart
Going over and over in my mind 
I relive it one second at a time

Calling all stations
Can anybody tell me, tell me exactly where I am
How different things look when your all on your own
Watching the darkness closing all around me 
All around me
And I'm lost with feeling 
Of your arms to remind me
Of everything that's dear to me 
And is always in my heart
Could so easily be taken 
And it's tearing me apart
Going over and over in my mind
I relive it one second at a time
Don't you know there's never been a moment
When I haven't had the thought
That everything that's dear to me 
And is always in my heart
Could so easily be taken 
And it's tearing me apart
Going over and over in my mind
I relive it one second at a time
As I sit here in the darkness 
Feeling so alone
And everything that's dear to me 
And is always in my heart...

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Congo (Banks/Rutherford) 
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You say that I put chains on you
But I don't think that's really true
But if you want to be free from me
You gotta lose me in another world

Send me to the Congo I'm free to leave
There's always somewhere anybody can lead
Send me to the Congo you have to believe
You can do it if you wanna just do what you please

Like a soldier ant
I will wait for the signal to act
To take a walk right through the door
If you don't want me here any more

Send me to the Congo I'm free to leave
There's always somewhere anybody can lead
Send me to the Congo you have to believe
You can do it if you wanna just do what you please

Into my heart you came 
And gave a whole new meaning to my life
Into my world you brought a light 
I thought it never would go out

Send me to the Congo I'm free to leave
There's always somewhere anybody can lead
Send me to the Congo you have to believe
You can do it if you wanna just do what you please

You can send me to the Congo I'm free to leave
There's always somewhere anybody can lead
Yes you can send me to the Congo, you have to believe
You can do it if you wanna just do what you please

I would never be the one to say you had no reason
To want me somewhere else far far away
But someday you may understand, someday you will see
That someone who would die for you is all I've ever been

Congo the Congo, if that's how it's got to be 
Congo the Congo, if that's what you want from me

I would never be the one to say you had no reason
To want me somewhere else far far away
Someday you may understand someday you will see...

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Shipwrecked (Banks/Rutherford) 
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I'm a million miles from anywhere, where can I be
Somewhere out on the ocean
Just take a look out on the horizon, what can you see
There's nothing there for me

I feel shipwrecked, I might as well be shipwrecked
I'm helpless and alone drifting out to sea
I can't believe what you said to me

Even standing on the corner of a busy city street
I still feel so lonely
Why do you say you want to be with me 
But the next day say you don't

I'm shipwrecked, I might as well be shipwrecked
I'm helpless and alone drifting out to sea
I can't believe what you said to me
Without you I feel shipwrecked
But I can't let it show
A million miles away from anywhere, ooh, ooh, ohh

Is it my imagination
Or is it getting darker, are the waves getting higher
I'm a million miles from anywhere
A million miles from anything I know

You know that's why I'm shipwrecked
I might as well be shipwrecked
I'm helpless and alone drifting out to sea
I can't believe what you said to me
You know that's why I'm shipwrecked, shipwrecked
Losing my direction
Please come and rescue me (shipwrecked)
Shipwrecked
Shipwrecked
Shipwrecked
Shipwrecked...

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Alien Afternoon (Banks/Rutherford) 
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Woke up in the morning staggered out of bed
Thought about getting back again, but went downstairs instead
Read the daily paper have to know the truth
Slammed the door as I ran outside, looked at my watch and cried
Gotta get to work on time
Gotta get to work on time

Then the sky turned a deeper blue
Not a cloud as the sun shone through
But all around rain kept falling to the ground
The wind was blowing but the trees didn't make a sound
Just another alien afternoon
Just another alien afternoon

Time that I was leaving while there's still a chance
Before I start believing in what I see or hear
Nothing here to keep me, nothing anywhere
Gotta get out pack my bags before I go insane
Gotta get away in time
Gotta get away in time

Then the sky turned from blue to green
Took on colours I have never seen
Then a sound started ringing in my ears
I heard voices but in truth there's nobody there
Just another alien afternoon
Just another alien afternoon

To be there back where I belong
To feel again the wind upon my face
To see again all that I took for granted
All that I left and everything I knew

We are home
We are your home
We are all your home

Not another alien afternoon

Never more to go wandering 
Never leaving my world behind

There was never a reason 
To leave my heart and my home behind
Where I was born is where I should be now
I would never be lonely
I would never be sad again

I wanted to go anywhere
I wanted to see how strange it all could be
Nothing would ever take me away again
Never more to go wandering
Never leaving my world behind
No, no, no, no
Nothing will ever take me away again, away again
No, no, no, no

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Not About Us (Banks/Rutherford/Wilson) 
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A little piece of something
Falling gently down down down
No one understands you like I do

I'd rather be beside you
Everything we know so well
Tell me what you feel now
Show me what you think of it

It's not about us anymore
It's all about the reasons 
That we think we're fighting for
It's not about hate 
It's not about pain we always feel
I know we have our problems 
But we're not the only ones
It's not about you it's not about me
It's not about anger 
It's more about the loneliness we feel

How can I begin to 
Ask for some forgiveness
For all that we have taken
There's nothing left now

Just a little piece of something
Falling gently down down down
No one understands you no no
Like I do
There's nothing left now

It's not about us anymore
It's all about the reasons 
That we think we're fighting for
It's not about hate 
It's not about pain we always feel
I know we have our problems 
But we're not the only ones
It's not about you it's not about me
It's not about anger 
It's more about the loneliness we feel

It's not about us
It's not about hate
It's more about the loneliness we feel, can you feel it
It's not about anger
It's not about wanting
I know we have our problems
But we're not the only ones, we're not the only ones
It's not about you, it's not about me...

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If That's What You Need (Banks/Rutherford) 
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Talking makes us human that's what I was told
So why do I find it so difficult to let my feelings unfold
Had I the courage to tell you I'd promise you this

If that's what you need
I'll be the river I'll be the mountain always beside you
If that's what you need
I will be stronger I will be braver than ever before

When you came along and turned it all around
I promised myself I wouldn't tell you
Until we stood on solid ground
Holding the candle between us I'll tell you this

If that's what you need
I'll be the river I'll be the mountain always beside you
If that's what you need
I will be stronger I will be braver than ever before

And if there's any kind of danger
I hear you calling out my name
You can follow in my footsteps
And I will lead you safely back again

I never understood you however hard I tried
But it took me a while until I realised
That all the problems were mine
Holding you nearer to me to tell you this

If that's what you need
I'll be the river I'll be the mountain always beside you
If that's what you need
I will be stronger I will be braver than ever before
And when things go wrong
I'll be your conscience there to remind you all of your life
When you go wrong
I'll be the reason you'll be protected all of your days

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The Dividing Line (Banks/Rutherford) 
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There has always been a dividing line
But you choose, you choose, yes you choose not to see it
And then you wonder why you fall
It cuts through the heart of every city
If you climb to the top of the highest building
You can see where it falls 'cause the streetlights stop 
The colours start to change
You hear a voice inside you
Not the words that you wanted to hear
Not the things that you wanted to see hey, hey, hey, hey

In the comfort and safety of your own home
Remember those outside in the cold 
And the wind and the rain
And take in your hands a little ray of light
And turn it into a beam that pierces the darkness of the night

There has always been a dividing line
But you choose, you choose, yes you choose not to see it
Sometimes we believe if we close our eyes 
The rain might wash it away
That's why we stumble and we fall
Not the words that you wanted to hear
Not the things that you wanted to see hey, hey, hey, hey

When everything that you hold dear to you
Has finally faded away from your life
The last cold ray of sunshine slowly disappears
Round the corner of the building
And leaves you alone
When darkness covers the city and the streets are silent too
What will you turn to...

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Uncertain Weather (Banks/Rutherford) 
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A day of uncertain weather
Captured in a frame forever
A face in a faded photograph

He must have had a life
Maybe with a family
People who meant everything to him

A sinner, a saint, a soldier
Caught up in a war he never 
Had a chance to start or build a life

All gone long ago
Leaving no trace 
Disappearing like smoke in the wind
To become just a face without a name
Leaving no trace 
Disappearing like smoke in the wind

Hopes and fears important plans 
Forgotten memories
Footsteps fading in the sand, ooh
Schemes and dreams small and grand 
Nothing left to see
Footsteps fading in the sand, ooh

Someone who cast a shadow 
Maybe just a lazy man
Doesn't make much difference now it's true

A day of uncertain weather
Captured in a frame forever
A face in a faded photograph

All gone long ago
Leaving no trace 
Disappearing like smoke in the wind
To become just a face without a name
One more to add to the total
Of those never heard of again

Yes he's gone 
Just a face without a name
Leaving no trace 
Disappearing like smoke in the wind
All gone 
Just a face without a name
Leaving no trace 
Disappearing like smoke in the wind...

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Small Talk (Banks/Rutherford/Wilson) 
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Don't talk back to me, don't talk back to me
Don't talk back to me, don't talk

Going round in circles, hearing too many points of view
Just words to tire me out, small talk I could do without
I would be amazed if you returned to see things my way
Now that you've been disrespectful to my sense of pride

Isn't it a shame that you were lying when you said to me (small talk)
I was the only one, you and I were meant to be
I expect you'll never really feel the way that I do
All of this is with regret, I'm sure you will agree

Say something to me, anything at all
I want you to mean what you say
I've seen all I want to see, and you mean the world to me
I've lived for each moment to be with you, with you, with you

Small talk, small talk, small talk, small talk

You say I don't talk enough, that applies to both of us
Don't try to sound me out, something I could do without
So much goes on inside your head, I often wonder
Have you heard enough to know, there's nothing left to say

Say something to me, anything at all
I want you to mean what you say
I've seen all I want to see, and you mean the world to me
I've lived for each moment to be with you, with you, with you

Small talk
Small talk
Ooh small talk
That's all I ever hear
Small talk

I'll be alright
It may take sometime
But I'll be alright (don't talk back to me)
I'll be alright (don't talk back to me) (don't want to be alone, nothing worth to carry on)
I'll be alright (don't talk back to me) (try hard to understand, you won't seem to lend a hand)
I'll be alright (don't talk back to me) (without you'll fail to see, you never spare a thought for me) 
I'll be alright (don't talk back to me) (so many things you said, going round in circles)
I'll be alright (don't talk back to me) (I'll rise above it all, enough to see another day)
I'll be alright 
I'll be alright
Don't talk back to me...

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There Must Be Some Other Way (Banks/Rutherford/Wilson) 
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You're no longer part of my life
I must remind myself again
Too much has happened to us to cause eachother pain
It's over now, there's too much guilt to share
Once there would have been a time for talking and learning

There must be some other way
To get where we have to go
There must be some other way
Please show me another way
Once it would have been so easy, to do what we have to do
There must be some other way
Please show me another way

Are we no more than parts in a play
Letting other people, strangers say our lines?
To think it should come to this, after all these years
What was mine and what should stay behind
Once there would have been a time of sharing, of caring

There must be some other way
To get where we have to go
There must be some other way
Please show me another way
Once it would have been so easy to do what we have to do (there must be some other way)
There must be some other way
Please show me, show me another way...

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There's nothing much left to say
We have said it once and said it all again
This time we have gone too far, it could never be the same
It's time to carry on create new lives
Once we promised we would stay together forever

There must be some other way
To get where we have to go (there must be some other way)
There must be some other way
Please show me another way
Once it would have been so easy to do what we have to do (what we have to do)
You know there must be some other way
Please show me another way
You know there must be another way
Please show me, show me another way (there must be some other way)
You know there must be some other way...

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One Man's Fool (Banks/Rutherford) 
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As the buildings crumble, tumble to the ground
And the dust-filled smoke rises in the air
You know that somebody somewhere looks with pride, they're satisfied

To all who think they know
To everyone that knows that they're right
D'you ever wonder why
D'you never ask the question even in the depths of night?

Now as the daylight fading ends another day
For too many life will never be the same
And it is all for the reason they will never understand

To all who think they know
To everyone that knows that they're right
D'you ever wonder why
D'you never ask the question even in the depths of night?

And on the morning after do you realise
See the ruined faces and the ruined lives
Inside your head do you never have the thought a moment of doubt?

To all who think they know
To everyone that knows that they're right
D'you ever wonder why
D'you never ask the question even in the depths of night?

There are only dreams one like any other
What means the earth to one or few means nothing to another
There are only dreams like any other

Drawing lines upon the sand, on the land, on the sea
Then dying to defend them seems quite meaningless to me

Don't you know what means the earth to some or only one
Can mean just nothing nothing nothing to another

There are only dreams like any other 
There are only differences, worth living but not dying for

One man's joy makes another man weep
Nothing you can do is ever gonna change it
One man's saint is another man's fool
One man's hot is another man's cool

And when the war is over, won
Will there be peace for evermore?

Statues carved right out of stone, out of wood, made from gold
Praying for their mercy that won't save their souls

Don't you know what means the earth to some or only one
Can mean just nothing nothing nothing to another

There are only dreams like any other
There are only hopes and beliefs one like any other (there are only dreams like any other)
Worth living but not dying for
Living but not dying for not killing for
There are only dreams like any other like any other

To all of those who think that they know
All I can say yes all I can say

One man's joy makes another man weep
Nothing you can do is ever gonna change it
One man's saint is another man's fool
One man's hot is another man's cool

There are only dreams like any other
There are only hopes and beliefs, one like any other
There are only dreams like any other...


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