MONOCHROME

Some people live in kaleidoscope colors / She envies them from behind dark shades / Crimson stains are like devils that holler / And mark every mistake she's made / There's a girl in a cherry dress / Kissing the boy in green / It looks so easy to express / What she can barely dream / Pain is always red she said / Sorrow is midnight blue / Orange is the color of dread / I bathe in shades that have no hue / She tries to wander among the flowers / But petals prick her just like thorns / Instead of sweet roses smell sour / She walks away ragged and worn / There's a child with a pink balloon / Tugging her father's sleeve / Feelings that are in full bloom / She cannot believe / CHORUS / She once gave her heart to a lover / When she was young as so naive / The sky sketched rainbows above her / Til the day he said he would leave / Clouds came rolling into view / Muting all she sees / The only hues she thinks are true / Are ones her heart believes / CHORUS / She lives her life in grey / Monochrome every day / Some people live in kaleidoscope colors / She envies them from behind dark shades / Crimson stains are like devils that holler / And mark every mistake she's made / Clouds come rolling into view / Muting all she sees / The only hues she thinks are true / Are ones her heart believes / CHORUS  / I bathe in shades that have no hue


​STAY THIS WAY
Swings are swishing in the wind / That whips wet leaves across my chin / We sway like children deep in play / Why can't we stay this way / You taste just like spice and honey / When you kiss me in the sun / We have no cares at all today / Why can't we stay this way / We'll run like kids in the wild fields / Make every moment real / Take our time if we want to stay / Make love last throughout our days / Skipping stones in waves that glisten / Listen to the water's hissing / As we laugh beside the bay / Why can't we stay this way / Free like flying up the mountain / Never have to come back down / When gravity itself gives way / Why can't we stay this way / CHORUS / Dance me into crazy mazes / I could linger lost for days / I'm dizzy in these perfect places / Why can't we stay this way / Rock me into silent sleeping / Til my dreaming's oh so deep / Tomorrow is another day / Why can't we stay this way / CHORUS / 


WOUNDED EYES
Sometimes we'd meet / In the front hall / Small words to greet me with / Or no words at all / Just a look long and shy / As he'd pass me right by / With those wounded eyes / Wounded eyes / Wounded eyes / Summer nights on the stairs / Talking under the stars / Secrets so easily shared / In the refuge of the dark / When he thinks no one sees / What he feels is revealed / In those wounded eyes / Wounded eyes / Wounded eyes / I guess he had enough / Of this city's pain / He packed his suitcase up / And moved away / Got a card a week ago / Saying he was fine / With a faded photo / Of some place that he'd been / Staring from those western skies / Was a face I recognized / With those wounded eyes / Wounded eyes / Wounded eyes / What lies behind / Those wounded eyes / Wounded eyes / Wounded eyes


ROSES IN THE SNOW

​I card the wool / To make it clean / Been at this mill since I was fourteen / My father bought papers / That state my age / I've been working here since that day /  / I am marching in the dark / Soaked by fire hoses / And I am singing in the snow / For bread and roses /  / This morning I walked / To work in the snow / Watched by the black mill windows / They watch what we do / So we watch what we say / For the water we drink they take our pay /  / We are marching in the dark / Soaked by fire hoses / And we are singing in the snow / For bread and roses /  / There's women that don't / Speak the language like me / There's women with five and six mouths to feed / They work the long days / They don't much complain / Get up each day just to start in again /  / We are marching in the dark / Soaked by fire hoses / And we are singing in the snow / For bread and roses /  / So wrapped up in shawls / To ward off the cold / I take my sign and step out the door / I carry these words / Like a candle of hope / Like the flame you find / In a single red rose /  / I am marching in the dark / Soaked by fire hoses / And I am singing in the snow / For bread and roses /  / We are marching in the dark / Soaked by fire hoses / And we are singing in the snow / For bread and roses / Bring us roses in the snow


​FLYING
You feel like you're so small / Barely there at all / Wanting wings while you crawl / You seem to circle daily / Round the same routine / Scarcely daring to dream /  / A few steps and you find you're running / And the wind hums with your voice singing / Sing through the night / Til the sky fills with the song of flight /  / There's a voice inside you / Silenced by your fears / Your joy's drowning in tears / Wallowing in sorrow / There's comfort in the pain / Instead of sun you want rain /  / A few steps and you find you're running / And the wind hums with your voice singing / Sing through the night / Til the sky fills with the song of flight /  / Trust you heart, trust the breeze / Reach out your hand and believe /  / You can wander worlds / Travel far and wide / All you need is inside / There's a simple secret / Love will pull you through / Love, oh love, will come to you /  / A few steps and you find you're running / And the wind hums with your voice singing / Sing through the night / Til the sky fills with the song of flight


NOT THIS TIME
You said you had to be drunk to be happy / I didn't understand / Your anger reached right out to slap me / With your cold cold hand / You were high on some mountain / Or dragging in the gutter in the rain / You could always count on me / To save you again /  / Not this time / I'm fed up and folding up my tent / Not this time / You can wonder where the hell I went / No matter what story you invent / I finally said and finally did what I meant /  / Sometimes the storm came with no warning / Sudden as a squall / You were always sorry the next morning / Like it wasn't your fault / You were dancing with demons / Leaving me shivering like a stray / You thought I was believing / Everything that you say /  / Not this time / I'm fed up and folding up my tent / Not this time / You can wonder where the hell I went / No matter what story you invent / I finally said and finally did what I meant /  / Now I see the dismal truth / Of the death that is life with you / You think that I'll always stay / And be your helpless prey /  / Not this time / I'm fed up and folding up my tent / Not this time / You can wonder where the hell I went / No matter what story you invent / I finally said and finally did what I meant


​YOU CRY
He's gone / So gone / So much emptiness in only one / Hollow hallowed halls close in / Til you wonder where you've been /  / You're bruised heart barely beats / Tiny tapping of a bird / Rest, repeat, rest, repeat / Hardly heard /  / Alone / Once more / Wondering what you're living for / You crawl from dawn to dusk / Doing what you can, what you must /  / You're bruised heart barely beats / Tiny tapping of a bird / Rest, repeat, rest, repeat / Hardly heard /  / Like crystal rain on glass trees / Under a shattering sky / Tears tremble in a breath of breeze / And you cry /  / One day / You'll rise / Sun shining in your eyes / The storm of sorrow's finally passed / Maybe you can laugh at last /  / You're bruised heart starts to beat / Tiny tapping of a bird / Rest, repeat, rest, repeat / Finally heard


​LOVER'S LULLABY
I surrender my helpless heart / To the shelter of your tender arms / In the swinging and the sway / Of the sweet sweet dance at the end of day / I surrender my helpless heart /  / Nimble and smooth you move like in a dream / A gypsy dance before his bohemian queen / Waver in the candle flame / Whispering I pray your name / Nimble and smooth we move like in a dream /  / Sleepy eyes, you sigh a lover's lullaby / Muted music in the private quiet of the night / Purple curtains of the dark / Close around us harboring the stars / Sleepy eyes, you sigh a lover's lullaby /  / I abandon my sorrow / And I give all my tomorrows to you /  / I surrender my helpless heart / To the shelter of your tender arms / In the swinging and the sway / Of the sweet sweet dance at the end of day / I surrender my helpless heart


​I CAN'T REFUSE
All day long I'm thinking of you / Dreaming how tonight I'll love you / I don't care much where we go / These streets all lead to open road /  / Simmering inside this skin / Restless, ready as the wind / In the fast and edgy night / A spin of lights and you hold me tight /  / I can't refuse you advances / So close to me when we're dancing / I get so weak in the knees / I can't see / I can't breathe / Deep within a night so blue / You know when I'm with you / I can't refuse /  / Feel the hammering of my heart / Out here in the gathering dark / Swaying in the streetlight's hum / A radio thundering like drums /  / I can't refuse you advances / So close to me when we're dancing / I get so weak in the knees / I can't see / I can't breathe / Deep within a night so blue / You know when I'm with you / I can't refuse


​WHAT FOR
The ovens throw an awful heat / The worst the world has known / They pry the gold right from your teeth / Before they burn your bones / When distance and difference / Turn to hate / Horror incinerates / In the name of state /  / Where is the peace / They're still waging war / While we wonder what for /  / Your skin strips tissue thin / Beneath a hot black rain / You fall and you crawl while wishing / For innocence again / When distance and difference / Turn to hate / Horror hangs up a cloud / That never dissipates /  / Where is the peace / They're still waging war / While we wonder what for /  / The runners' route / The market square / The subways and cafes / The bomber's blast plucks innocents / From ordinary days /  / Where is the peace / They're still waging war / While we wonder what for /  / An eye for an eye makes everyone blind / You think we might have learned this time /  / Where is the peace / They're still waging war / While we wonder what for / What for

Monochrome CD


  • Monochrome Remaster3:56
  • Stay This Way remaster3:18
  • Wounded Eyes remaster3:44
  • Roses in the Snow remaster4:35
  • Flying remaster4:04
  • Not This Time remaster3:45
  • You Cry remaster3:47
  • What For remaster4:12
  • I Can't Refuse remaster3:02
  • Lovers Lullaby remaster4:49