2005 “Wetton/Downes: ICON”

 Cover

01. Overture: Paradox/Let Me Go
02. God Walks With Us
03. I Stand Alone
04. Meet Me at Midnight
05. Hey Josephine
06. Far Away
07. Please Change Your Mind
08. Sleep Angel
09. Spread Your Wings
10. In The End
11. Heat of the Moment (2005) (Japanese CD only)

Players

John Wetton: Voices, Basses, Classical/Acoustic Guitars Geoffrey Downes: Keyboards, Vocoder John Mitchell: Guitars Steve Christey: Drums Hugh McDowell: Cello

Recording Type

Studio CD

Overture: Paradox/Let Me Go
(Wetton/Downes)

Stone cold sober
So glad it’s over
End of story
Road clear before me

There’s no deceit again
I’m on my feet again
Repeat again
The song I sing’s a simple one
Leave me alone

Let me go
Please don’t break my heart again, oh no
Let me go
Please let me go

Tossed, torn and tumbled
This dream has crumbled
Beg, steal or borrow
I’ll take tomorrow

I’m on my own again
I won’t be thrown again
Disowned again
The hurricane left me alive
Sure I’ll survive

Let me go
Please don’t break my heart again, oh no
Let me go
Please let me go

God Walks With Us
(Wetton/Downes)

God walks with us
Guides us through the empty spaces
When we go blind, we walk behind, He watches over us

God walks with us
Leads us from the evil places
No we don’t mind, yea we don’t mind, don’t mind at all

Just think what he would say
About this world today

If you’re in doubt
Put your hand within His hand
And see
See what may be
But take your time

Walk with me please
Let me see where your heart’s coming from
So let me see
Is this for me
Or should we let it be?

God walks with us
Guides us through the empty spaces
When we go blind, we walk behind, He watches over us

God walks with us
Leads us from the evil places
No we don’t mind, we don’t mind, don’t mind at all

God help us now
To take our chances
And He knows what we strive for
What we’d die for
Give an eye for

But just think what he would say
About this world today

God walks with us

I Stand Alone
(Wetton/Downes)

This is our destiny
There’s no eternity
I need security
You turn your back on me

I gave my life to you
So what a thing to do
Just how you can pursue
A life with yourself

And when you see the end
On what can you depend?
There’s nothing left that you
You can lean on
When you did that to me
It felt like purgatory
Oh! What a place to be
Devil or deep blue….

You, you had the time of your life
Me, I stand alone
You, you had the time of your life
Me, I stand alone

What was your fantasy?
It’s just too plain to see
That same old imagery
Is fading away

There’s nothing more to do
Whatever happened to?
All the things we planned
When we walked hand in hand?

And when you see the end
On what can you depend
There’s nothing left that you
You can lean on
When you did that to me
It felt like purgatory
Oh! What a place to be
Devil or deep blue….

You, you had the time of your life
Me, I stand alone
You, you had the time of your life
Me, I stand alone

This is our destiny
There’s no eternity
I need security
You turn your back on me

I gave my life to you
So what a thing to do
Just how you can pursue
A life with yourself

And when you see the end
On what can you depend?
There’s nothing left that you
You can lean on
When you did that to me
It felt like purgatory
Oh! What a place to be
Devil or deep blue sea

You, you had the time of your life
Me, I stand alone
You, you had the time of your life
Me, I stand alone

Meet Me at Midnight
(Wetton/Downes)

Oh my love
Meet me at midnight
I’ll be waiting here in the moonlight

Please my dove
Now in the starlight
Bright is the moment you come to me

Because what can I do?
The only one is you
All the other girls
Don’t have a clue

So what can I do?
The only one is you
Meet me here at midnight
My love

Melting away
Like another day
You hold my heart in your hand

Because what can I do?
The only one is you
All the other girls
Don’t have a clue

So what can I do?
The only one is you
Meet me here at midnight
My love

Hey Josephine
(Wetton/Downes)

Hey there, beautiful
Picture in a magazine
It’s you, Josephine
I wondered where you’d been

And I think about those diamonds in your eyes
Do they shine for real, or are they lies?

One look, angel face
One time, another place
What time cannot erase
You’re gone without a trace

Still I think about those diamonds in your eyes
Do they shine for real, or are they lies?

Hey Josephine
What did you mean
When you said you’d come with me?
Hey Josephine
What did you mean
When you said you’d come with me?
Hey Josephine
What did you mean
When you said you’d come with me?
Hey Josephine
What did you mean
When you said you’d die for me?

Hey there, Josephine
With those eyes of blue
I never thought in my life
I’d be sharing you

Still I think about those diamonds in your eyes
Do they sparkle with love or shine with greed?

Hey Josephine
What did you mean
When you said you’d come with me?
Hey Josephine
What did you mean
When you said you’d come with me?
Hey Josephine
What did you mean
When you said you’d come with me?
Hey Josephine
What did you mean
When you said you’d die for me?

Far Away
(Wetton/Downes)

Don’t cry for me
My love for you is clear to see
Not all the while
But yes I do remember smiles

There were times of pain
And they will come again

Far away, far far away
So far away
Far enough to breathe
Where the air is clear
Here where I hide away
For one more day
So far away

And when I’m gone
You know your life has just begun
This much is true
You know that I’ll be there with you

There will be times of joy
For such a golden boy

Far away, far far away
So far away
Far enough to breathe
Where the air is clear
Here where I hide away
For one more day
So far away

Please Change Your Mind
(Wetton/Downes)

Right now
I’m sitting here
Blinded by this situation
Trying to find a way

Cut down
I’m moving out
As you plan your celebration
I live it day by day

The clouds are rolling in
The mountains towering over me
I’ve got to get away
Got to find myself another day
Before it gets too late
Before it gets too late

Please change your mind
And think of what you say
Please change your mind
Give me one more day
Please change your mind
Or just walk away

This town
Is killing me
It drains the very life from me
Just want to sail away

Long nights
They ran their course
Never to return again
Or so, they say

But words don’t mean that much to me
Nor memories of what used to be
I’ve got to draw the line
Got to move on to some other time
Not even if you cried
Not even if you tried

Please change your mind
And think of what you say
Please change your mind
Give me one more day
Please change your mind
Or just walk away

Sleep Angel
(Wetton/Downes)

Sleep, just close your eyes
And visualize
A new morning before us

Sleep, this dream alive
And realize
The day dawning before us

Sleep angel
Close to me
Keep this angel
Close to me

Oh, angel divine
Angel of mine
My love, my one and only

Sleep angel
Close to me
Keep this angel
Close to me

And the time will come
When nothing can hurt us
We will win
Till faith will desert us

Sleep angel
Close to me
Keep this angel
Close to me

Sleep, just close your eyes
And visualize
A new morning before us

Sleep angel
Close to me
Keep this angel
Close to me

And the time will come
When nothing can hurt us
We will win
No faith will desert us

Sleep angel
Close to me
Keep this angel
Close to me

Spread Your Wings
(Wetton/Downes)

No need to hang your head
For all the things you said
This place will never be your home, again

So leave now, take your pride
Your thoughts will stay inside
And live to fight another day

You’ll find a better day
Than you had yesterday
Spread your wings and fly away
Cuts deeper than a knife
Leaving me, you’re still alive
Spread your wings and fly away

(Spread your wings
And fly into the sky
Spread your wings
And fly into the fire)

When you threw me away
It was like a ricochet
But I was never aiming at your heart

Maybe in the afterlife
You’ll find a better life
No more dancing in the fire

You’ll find a better day
Than you had yesterday
Spread your wings and fly away
Cuts deeper than a knife
Leaving me you’re still alive
Spread your wings and fly away

(Spread your wings
And fly into the sky
Spread your wings
And fly into the fire)

In The End
(Wetton/Downes)

Start on your journey now
While the world is beckoning
And strangers call your name
Take what your dreams allow
Every day’s awakening
Is kindling to the flame
All our memories may serve you as friends
Time’s no enemy
‘Cause I will be waiting

And in the end
You will find me here again
If I'm the one you're needing
Just send a sign

If you're alone
In my heart you'll find a home
Where all your roads are leading
Where you belong
In the end

Rest, when the tale is told
And beyond imagining
We’ll share the life within
Sleep when the fires are cold
And the night is gathering
That prize you could not win
All our memories return in a song
Time’s no enemy as long as you hear me

And in the end
You will find me here again
If I'm the one you're needing
Just send a sign

If you're alone
In my heart you'll find a home
Where all your roads are leading
Where you belong
In the end

Heat of the Moment (2005) (Japanese CD only)
(Wetton/Downes)

I never meant to be so bad to you
One thing I said that I would never do
One look from you and I would fall from grace
And that would wipe this smile right from my face

Do you remember when we used to dance
And incidence arose from circumstance
One thing lead to another we were young
And we would scream together songs unsung

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It was the heat of the moment
Telling me what your heart meant
Heat of the moment shone in your eyes

And now you find yourself in 82
The disco hotspots hold no charm for you
You can't concern yourself with bigger things
You catch the pearl and ride the dragon's wings

{chorus}

And when your looks are gone and you're alone
How many nights you sit beside the phone
What were the things you wanted for yourself
Teenage ambition you remember well

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