Sounds That Can't Be Made

 
Gaza
 
When I was young it all seemed like a game 
Living here brought no sense of shame 
But now I'm older I've come to understand 
Once we had houses 
Once we had land 
They rained down bullets on us as our homes collapsed 
We lay beneath the rubble terrified 
 
Hoping.. Dare we dream? 
We gave up waiting 
For us, to dream is still a dream 
 
When I woke up, the house was broken stones 
We suddenly had nothing 
And nothing's changed 
 
We live, eight people, in this overcrowded heat 
Factory-farmed animals living in our own sweat 
Living like this is all my baby brother ever knew 
The world does nothing. What can we do? 
 
We will kick the ball 
We will skip the rope 
We will play outside. Be careful 
We will paint and draw. We will say our prayers 
 
Outside the pitiless sun bleaches the broken streets 
The darkness drops in the evening like an iron door 
The men play cards under torchlight 
The women stay inside 
Hell can erupt in a moment day or night 
 
You ask for trouble if you stray too close to the wall 
My father died ..feeding the birds 
Mum goes in front of me to check for soldiers 
 
For every hot-head stone ten come back 
For every hot-head stone a hundred come back 
For every rocket fired the drones come back 
 
For thirteen years the roads have all been closed 
We're isolated. We're denied medical supplies 
Fuel and work are scarce. They build houses on our farms 
The old men weep. The young men take up arms. 
 
We're packed like chickens in this town of block cement 
I get headache from the diesel. When it rains, the sewers too 
I had no idea what martyrdom meant 
Until my older brother.. my older brother 
I'm sorry. I can't continue. 
 
You sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind, it is said 
When people know they have no future 
Can we blame them if we cannot tame them? 
And when their hopes and dreams are broken 
And they feel they might as well be dead 
As they go, will we forgive them 
If they take us with them? 
 
Stay close 
Stay home 
Stay calm 
Have faith 
 
With the love of our family we can rise above anything 
Someday surely someone must help us 
With the love of our family we can rise above anything 
Someday surely someone must help us 
Even now we will go to school 
Even now we will dream to dream 
Someday surely someone must help us 
 
Nothing's ever simple - that's for sure 
There are grieving mothers on both sides of the wire 
And everyone deserves a chance to feel the future just might be bright 
But any way you look at it - whichever point of view 
For us to have to live like this 
It just aint right 
It just aint right 
It just aint right 
 
We all want peace and freedom that's for sure 
But peace won't come from standing on our necks 
Everyone deserves a chance to feel the future just might be bright 
But any way you look at this - whichever point of view 
For us to have to live like this 
It just aint right 
It just aint right 
It just aint right 
 
It's like a nightmare rose up slouching towards Bethlehem 
Like a nightmare rose up from this small strip of land 
Slouching towards Bethlehem 
 
It's like a nightmare rose up from this small strip of land 
Slouching towards Bethlehem 
 
Stay close 
Stay home 
Have faith 
 
I can't know what twist of history did this to me 
It's like a nightmare 
 
With the love of our family 
We can rise above anything 
Some day surely someone must help us...
 
 
Music: Hogarth | Mosley | Kelly | Rothery | Trewavas
Lyrics: Hogarth
 
 
 
Sounds That Can't Be Made
 
One day I'll play you sounds that can't be made 
They'll sing in you from somewhere inside your head 
You'll never hear them from the earth or the air 
You'll never hear them from the outside world 
 
You'll hear it happen inside you 
You'll hear it happen inside you 
Silent and high 
Silent and high 
Sounds that can't be made 
 
One day you'll play me sounds that can't be made 
I'll feel them humming from somewhere inside your hand 
I'll never hear them from the boring ordinary tawdry world 
You'll never hear them from anywhere you could call anywhere 
I'll make it happen inside you 
I'll make it happen inside you 
Silent and high 
Silent and high 
Silent and high 
Silent and high 
Sounds that can't be made 
 
One day I'll play you sounds that can't be made 
They'll sing in us from somewhere inside our heads 
No one ever heard them but you and me 
We'll make it happen inside us 
We'll make it happen inside us 
Silent and high 
 
Like the wind blowin' 
In the palms of my mind 
I feel the wind blowin' 
In the palms of my mind 
 
Aurora borealis 
Shimmering green and blue 
Indigo and violent 
Like phantoms half-imagined 
Something unreal 
But realer than everything 
Seeing all the planet's love floating in the air 
Caressing you every day 
 
If only we can hear them 
Sounds that can't be made 
Sounds that can't be made 
 
No it aint just in your mind babe 
It's inside you 
Dig it out, dig it out 
It's inside you 
 
Only love can stop you from merely existing 
Play me sounds that can't be made
 
 
Music: Hogarth | Kelly | Mosley | Rothery | Trewavas
Lyrics: Hogarth
 
 
 
Pour My Love
 
Lids that close and time that slows the rapid eye 
There is no dreaming in the grave 
You'll never look into those eyes again 
In this world, In this world 
 
So bend your head 
The way that flowers bend their heads 
I'll pour upon it my love like rain 
 
Bend your head 
The way that flowers bend their heads 
Love has died 
But love is gonna live again 
 
People change and they turn strange and so will I 
It makes no odds how we behave 
We'll never work out how to live in peace 
In this world, With this world 
 
So bend your head 
The way that flowers bend their heads 
I'll pour upon it my love like rain 
Love has died but love is gonna live again 
I'll pour upon it my love like rain 
 
In a place where flowers rot and die 
In a place where truth lies down and shacks up with the lie 
There is still you, There is still you 
And longer than this life gives life to you 
 
Bend your head 
The way that flowers bend their heads 
I'll pour upon it my love like rain 
 
Love has died but love is gonna live again 
I�ll pour upon it my love like rain 
My love like rain, My love like rain, My love like rain,
 
 
Music: Hogarth | Kelly | Mosley | Rothery | Trewavas
Lyrics: Hogarth | Helmer
 
 
Power
 
You carry me around 
Like loose change jingle-jangling 
At the bottom of your bag 
You don't seem to feel it though 
As you swing down the street 
Walking that unique birthday-candle glow 
In broad daylight 
In broad daylight 
And you don't even know.. the way I love you 
 
You never knew power, did you? 
Y'thought that power was in a strong arm 
People passing laws and gold 
Tsunamis and Mushroom Clouds 
 
Oh babe that's nothing.. 
 
You think it's kinda sweet 
The stammer and the tremble in my voice 
But don't mistake it for weakness 
Or some kind of incompleteness 
Cause round about now 
I can feel it tingle-tangling 
It's coiled up inside me 
And it's ready to blow.. 
 
You never knew power, did you? 
Y'thought it fizzed in the overhead lines 
Burning steel and bone to carbon 
Saturn 5 in vertical climb 
 
You never knew power, did you? 
'thought it roared like Niagara Falls 
Or melted stone under volcanoes 
Earthquake-thunder lightning-storms 
 
The way I love you 
It's something you don't understand 
The way I love you 
Took more than I could imagine, even now 
You never knew power 
All the time you felt so strong 
But now you can't function awake or asleep 
As the meaningless world falls away from your feet 
And the universe ceases it's light-speed retreat 
Life was sweet in the meteor-shower 
Of the star-high divine 
When you sparkled and fell 
From heaven to hell 
 
And ten years grinding by in every hour 
I know all about power 
 
Listen to the rain 
You might feel a tremble 
You might feel it
 
 
Music: Hogarth | Kelly | Mosley | Rothery | Trewavas
Lyrics: Hogarth
 
 
 
Montreal
 
200 fates entwined inside the plane 
We watched as England dropped away from us again 
I wasn't waiting, I wasn't sure what I would find 
I was prepared to let it happen on its own this time 
I had a feeling I was floating into time spent amongst friends 
Reintroduced from other strange and wonderful weekends 
As the seat belt signs announced the fall 
I realised I'd been falling for a while 
We'd been falling for some time into Montreal 
 
I saw ice upon the river as the plane came in to land 
I heard Joni Mitchell singin' her poems of isolation 
The man at immigration said his friends all knew the band 
Bizarre to come so far to an outstretched hand and easy conversation 
We were welcomed through arrivals without the usual transatlantic fuss 
And greeted by the fans who led us to the chilly street onto the bus 
 
The snow had hung around on the corners of the vacant lots 
And France was singing in the air of hi-rise North America 
And as we made our way into the hotel hall 
The man behind the desk broke a knowing smile, and said 
"Hello sir, welcome back to Montreal." 
 
We hid away for the day in our identical rooms 
Like we usually do 
Another new bed, upside down in our heads 
And afternoon was morning 
And night was afternoon 
Only the jet-lagged know the way I sleep tonight.. 
 
So I Skyped home and said "It's me. How are you babe? 
I can't be with you but I can see you on the screen 
Technology is wonderful when it isn't in the way 
The little one seems older now with every passing day 
I hope the vibes are good. I'm behavin' as I should 
Going down to breakfast ..What time is it now there? 
I'll go shopping for shoes ..or whatever ensues 
Je t'aime my darling, Je t'aime my darling 
See you soon.." 
 
We were invited to the circus - guests of honour if you please - by a girl with an eskimo name 
And in the cafe of the Cirque 'Soleil 
We bought Easter-eggs from outer-space 
40 different languages are spoken in this place 
And inside the steel-glass building I gazed up at the trapeze 
The building 30 metres tall - we watched the acrobat fall 
He was quite safe 
He was falling into Montreal 
 
Down at the sports-bar the ice-hockey never ends.. 
Down at the sports-bar the ice-hockey never ends.. 
 
So up in my room I discovered Leonard Cohen on TV 
Live in London. Aint that perfect symmetry?! 
It warmed the heart to watch him float around the hall 
Soaking up, reflecting, radiating 
Just as I would, tomorrow night 
On the outstretched tender hands, tender hands 
Tender hands of Montreal 
 
The fleur de lis was always kind to me 
I'll make the time if ever you should call 
The fleur de lis was always kind to me 
I'll make the time if ever you should call 
And so I shall... 
 
Je t'aime my darling, Je t'aime my darling 
Montreal
 
 
Music: Hogarth | Kelly | Mosley | Rothery | Trewavas
Lyrics: Hogarth
 
 
 
Invisible Ink
 
I left a note each day under your pillow 
That I wrote in invisible ink 
All you have to do is breathe on them 
And you might read them written there in pink 
You might find out what's inside me 
Maybe it's something that might amuse 
As you watch my words appearing 
The fear will go 
And everything will flow 
 
I'm hoping you don't throw my little notes away 
I wouldn't blame you 
After all, there's nothing they appear to say 
It's not a game, it's simply fear 
Stops them being clear 
 
'Cause I'm hoping you don't throw my little notes away 
I wouldn't blame you 
After all, there's nothing they appear to say 
It's not a game, it's simply fear 
Stops them being clear 
 
It's not a game, it's simply fear 
That stops them being clear 
I'm being optimistic here 
I'm being optimistic here 
Love or fear 
Which do you have for me 
Love and fear 
Which do you have for me 
 
'Cause I'm hoping you don't throw my little notes away 
I wouldn't blame you 
After all, there's nothing they appear to say 
It's not a game, it's simply fear 
Always stops them being clear 
 
'Cause I'm hoping 
Yes I'm hoping, I'm hoping 
 
It's not a game 
It's not a game 
Looks like a game 
But it's not a game..
 
 
Music: Hogarth | Kelly | Mosley | Rothery | Trewavas
Lyrics: Hogarth
 
 
 
Lucky Man
 
Some of us want a fast car 
Some of us want to stand and gaze 
Some of us pine for the great outdoors 
Some of us won't leave the house for days 
Some of us have died for their freedom 
Some are quite happy in the cage 
 
Some think a wild time 
Is what they want at night 
But freedom to sleep 
Would be complete delight 
 
I truly am 
A lucky man 
I have everything that I want 
 
Some want diamonds and trinkets and gold 
The perfect body and the perfect skin 
Witnesses to their good deeds 
Willing accomplices to their sin 
Some of us pray for absolution 
Some want sex and call it love 
But freedom to cheat's not something I need tonight 
 
I truly am 
A lucky man 
I have everything that I want 
 
Some of us want to be a rockstar 
Some of us just want more and more and more and more 
But I'm not so sure, I think I've been there before.. 
 
I truly am 
A lucky man 
I have everything that I want 
 
I truly am 
A lucky man 
I have everything that I want 
 
I truly am 
A lucky man 
I finally have everything that I want
 
 
Music: Hogarth | Kelly | Mosley | Rothery | Trewavas
Lyrics: Hogarth
 
 
 
The Sky Above The Rain
 
She loves him 
But she doesn't want him 
She used to burn for him 
But now that's changed 
She knows he knows 
And she says it isn't so 
What else can she say? 
But when he reaches out 
She turns away. 
 
When he talks about it 
She says he's cruel 
So he apologises 
Counts his blessings 
What else can he do? 
She used to gaze at him reach out with her toes to touch him 
She still loves him 
But she doesn't want him 
 
And in her eyes, he's so much less 
Than the light heart she met 
The laughing boy she used to know 
 
He feels ugly now, and the ugliness, creeps around inside him 
Until he really is. 
The animal paws at him, gnaws at him 
The silver-back wins over him 
 
And in his pain, and bitter shame, he resents her. 
The one who loves him 
 
They said they'd never lie 
They'd learned their lessons from the last times 
They said that they could talk 
They could always talk 
Deceit stirs in them now for reasons good as well as bad 
 
But he wants so much 
Not to live another lie 
To be free and high again 
Trying to see the blue sky above the rain 
Trying to see the blue sky above the rain 
Remembering the blue sky above the pouring rain 
He�s trying to see the blue sky above the rain 
 
He's flown there and he's seen it, been up there lighter than air, floating in the miracle 
But he can't fly until she wants him 
He can't burn until she sparks him 
He's dressed in lead from toe to head 
Trying to see the blue sky above the rain 
Remembering the blue sky above the rain 
Maybe they'll talk 
Soul to soul head to head heart to heart eye to eye 
Rise up to that blue space above the clouds 
Where troubles die 
And tears dry 
Heading West and climbing 
In that place the sun never stops shining 
The rain's below us.
 
 
Music: Hogarth | Kelly | Mosley | Rothery | Trewavas
Lyrics: Hogarth