Long Road (2020 Remastered Edition)

2020

by The Seeds of Time

Album cover for Remastered Edition of Long Road by The Seeds of Time
All songs written by Alastair James Thompson and Clare Geldart.
(Except track 14, Irish Trad/Arr)

Recorded at House in the Woods Studio between 1996-1999.

Studio Engineer: Simon Milton

Instruments:
Alastair James Thompson: Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals and Drum Programming.

Clare Geldart: Vocals, Keyboards.

Additional musicians:
Dimitri Édouard: Keyboards and Drum Programming.

Simon Milton: Additional Guitars on ‘Under the Stones‘.

All lyrics by Clare Geldart except ‘Blood of you‘ by A. J. Thompson and ‘Under the Stones‘ by Andrew Blackie.

All tracks mixed by Simon Milton and A. J. Thompson / Clare Geldart.

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Track list

1. Long Way Down

A photograph by Tez for song titled Long Way Down from Album Long Road

Photograph by Tez.


Lyrics

Which way is up
Something strange is growing
In my coffee cup
Haven’t slept for days
Such crazy crazy days
Must have been a week
Can’t remember the last time
I had to speak
When you closed the door
Didn’t want to live anymore
And now I’m wondering
Should I fly

One thing that I’m certain of
One thing that is true
Life is too short my friend
To waste it like you do

Chorus :
Always look ahead
It’s a long way down
Hanging by a thread
Over stony ground
Never be afraid
Of what’s around the corner
Of your life, the corner of
Your life .....

Which way is out
Think I’ve forgotten
What it’s all about
Guess it’s time for me
To follow my destiny
I’m on the 18th floor
I don’t think I can anymore
They all stare at me
On the balcony
And now I’m wondering
If I’ll fly

One thing that I’m certain of
One thing that is true
Life is for living
Am I getting through to you

Chorus:

Still wondering
If I’ll fly
Which way is up
Which way is out

One thing that I’m certain of
One thing that is true
This is the only chance you get
So what are you going to do

Chorus:

It’s a long way down
It’s a long way down
But love’s around
The corner of your life

2. Tin Man - Wavelengths

Poster art for song 'Tin Man Wavelengths' from album titled Long Road by The Seeds of Time on which there is shown a digitally created illustration of a spider web cosmos in deep red and orange colours with planet Earth being in the centre of it

Lyrics

Tin Man with his tin can
Shaking it with his shaken hand
Shaking in the dark
Silver light the spark of light he lost
Tin Man with his cold hands
Trying to get warm in a cold land
Sees a ray of hope
In your well cut overcoat yeah
Tin Man

Watch the old tin man
Searching for a life line in a tin can
In a tin can yeah
Spills it at his feet
Wasted on the street
But a drink is all he’ll have to eat

Tin Man with his tin can
Shaking it with his shaken hand
Shaking in the dark
Silver light the spark of light he lost
Tin Man

Watch the old tin man
Searching for a life line in a tin can
In a tin can yeah
Passed him in a thrice
In your fool’s paradise
Only difference is the way
That fate rolls the dice
Dice yeah

No amount of money will ever
Make it right
No amount of money will ever
Make it right

Watch the old tin man
Searching for a life line in a tin can
In a tin can yeah
Can you pass him by
And still not catch his eye
There before the grace of god go I
I

Giving silver you will find
It doesn’t give you peace of mind
Giving silver
Giving silver
Giving silver yeah
Giving silver

3. Somebody Up There

Photograph by Andrea Wade for song Somebody up there from album titled Long Road on which there is shown Neuschwanstein Castle looking over the woods

Lyrics

No one cares
If you’re lonely
Everywhere people
Only thinking of themselves
And it’s hard
To face each day alone
But I know now
I’m not on my own

Chorus :
Somebody’s up there
Watching over me
I get the feeling
I got company
Company

No one knows
What you’re concealing
Because you don’t show
What you’re feeling deep inside
And it’s hard
To try to make it through
But you can win
Someone’s looking out for you

Chorus :
Somebody’s up there
Watching over me
I got the feeling
I got company
But I can’t see

Somebody’s watching me
Somebody’s watching over me

4. 'Til You


Lyrics

I find the leaving easy with you
Dreams I was keeping came true
The day you turned around
And now I was found
‘Til you
No one ever told me
How they feel
No one ever said
This love’s for real
It’s still raining
Everywhere but here
It’s so amazing
Now you’re here
And the sun has appeared
‘Til you
The days were endless nights
You gave me light
‘Til you
No one ever told me
How they feel
No one ever said
This love’s for real
Never made me feel
The way you do
Because they never said
I love you
Those endless nights
I walked alone in the street lights
Alone
‘Til you
No ever told me how they feel
No ever said this love’s for real
Never made me feel
The way you do
Because they never said
I love you

5. Dance On The Hill

Photograph by Andrea Wade for song 'Dance on The Hill' from album titled Random Exposure on which there is shown a silhouette of a person against a vast and open landscape behind

Lyrics

You can’t stop now
I still need a hero
Can’t stop depending on you
Can’t stop now
It’s too soon
There’s still so much to do
Dance on the hill
Let the sunshine
Chase the clouds away
You can’t stop now
Not today
I know the place
That you run and run there too
Only not like you
Take my hand
I’ll guide you through the night
Til we step into the light
Dance on the hill
Just let the sunshine
Chase the clouds away
You can’t stop now
Not this way
Going to make you see
That you can be free
From your misery
Forever
You’re a friend of mine
Going to help you find
Some peace of mind yeah
Forever
No you can’t stop now
I still need a hero
Can’t you see the hero in you
Can’t stop now
You’re still too young
With so much living left to do
Dance on the hill
Don’t let the dragons
Chase you to your bed
Can’t stop now
Can’t be beaten
By the demons in your head
Going to make you see
That you can be free
From your misery
Forever
You’re a friend of mine
Going to help you find
Some peace of mind yeah
Forever

6. Make It Alright


Lyrics

How much strength is left
In your body
Is it enough for me
How much strength is left
In your body
Is it enough for me
I got a plan
I need hands strong hands
To see it through
How much money
Is in the bank
Is it enough for me
How much money
Is in the bank
I said is it enough for me
I need the dough
To watch it flow
And take me places I want to go
Because I know it’s time
To make it alright
Can it be a crime
To want to make it alright
I know it’s true
Well I’m going to do what I want to
How much pressure
Can you take
Is this too much for you
How much pressure
Can you take
I need to know
You can see this through
It’s time to dance
Our last chance
To fly sky high
How much longer
Must I wait
I’ve waited so long for you
How much longer
Must I wait
You know what you’ve got to do
I feel my patience is running low
I think it’s time she let you go
Because I know it’s time
To make it alright
Can it be a crime
To want to make it alright
I know it’s true
You’re going to help me do
What I want to
What I want to yeah
And my mama said don’t go
And my papa said don’t go
And my brother said don’t go
And the preacher said don’t go
But I’m going anyway
There ain’t no way I’m going to stay
Because I know it’s time
To make it alright
Can it be a crime
To want to make it alright
Oh I know it’s time
We’re going to make it alright
I know it’s true
I’ll do whatever I have
To have you

7. Three Wishes


Lyrics

Every day for a week now
I’ve seen someone
That looks like you
I followed him today
I know that seems
A strange thing to do
But it made me happy
Feeling close to you
I scream there’s no sound
I run there’s no ground
Familiar laugher
Carried on the breeze
And i lose my head
In a maze of memories
I feel something is missing
And I can’t stop
Wishing you were here
Every night for a week now
I’ve been seeing you in my dreams
You grant me three wishes
And life ain’t as bad as it seems
And it makes me happy
But wishing is all I do
I wish you’d appear
I wish you’d be here
I wish i didn’t hear
Your laughter carried on the breeze
Because I lose my head
In a maze of memories
I feel something is missing
And I can’t stop
Wishing you were here
I do miss you
I find it hard being alone
With time to count the cost
Of all that I have lost
Familiar laughter
Carried on the breeze
And I lose my head
In a maze of memories
And I’m still wishing
For all that I’m missing
Reminiscing
Wishing my life away
Until I hear you say
Until I hear you say
You’ve got got your three wishes You know
You’ve got three wishes
You’ve got got your three wishes
You know
You’ve got three wishes
You want them you’ve got them
Three wishes

8. Only You

Poster art for song 'Only You' from album titled Long Road by The Seeds of Time on which there is shown a tunnel lit by a set of candles and a bright flash of sky blue light at the end of it

Lyrics

Only you
Can make the day begin
Only you, Only you
Wild like rain and wind
Make it real
Make it true
Only you
Can light the flame
I call your name again
Through the pain
We breathe together

Chorus:
The love we share
Will guide us
It’s always there
Inside us
Like all I do
I live for you
As one not two
And we breathe together

Only you
Can bring the dark to light
Only you, Only you
Wild like rain and wind
Make it real
Make it true
I walk with you
In all I do
And we breathe together

Chorus:

Breathe, Breathe .....

Chorus:

Breathe, Breathe ......
Breathe together
Can’t breathe without you!

9. Felt Like Summer


Lyrics

And it felt like summer
I saw her in the crowd
As the band marched slowly by
And it felt like summer
And in that moment
She had gone without goodbye
Disappeared into the crowd
Before I caught her eye
I’ll wait forever for somebody
Somebody like you
Wait forever for somebody
Somebody who
Felt like summer
You you made it alright
And it felt like summer
And in that moment
I would never be the same
I’ll follow the band
And I’ll search the crowd
Until I find you again
I’ll wait forever for somebody
Somebody like you
Wait forever for somebody
Somebody who
I’ll wait forever for somebody
Somebody like you
Wait forever for somebody
Somebody who
Felt like summer

10. Under The Stones


Lyrics

Make an effort to be there
Maybe if you can
Take a look where once
There stood a worried man
Your eyes are open
I know that sign
But what is going on
Inside your mind
Being that you’ve gone somewhere
And found your place
That explains the look
You’ve got upon your face
But that’s not all of you
Is that all of you
Got to know what’s turning you
Inside out
Got to give you reasons
That you can’t doubt
And I’m afraid of nothing now
If I’m guilty show me how
I’m afraid of nothing now
And you won’t find me
Stuck under the stones
Picking up the pieces
Of a remembered day
Were you beside me
When it blew away
Disappearing somewhere
Was your only choice
Echoing those promises
I heard in your voice
But that’s not all of you
Is that all of you
Got to know what’s turning you
Inside out
Got to give you reasons
That you can’t doubt
Because I’m afraid of nothing now
And if I’m guilty show me how
And I’m afraid of nothing now
And you won’t find me
No you won’t find me
Stuck under the stones
Picking up the pieces
Of a remembered day
Were you beside me
When it blew away

11. Blame


Lyrics

Why should I take responsibility
For your debt to this society
I want them to remember
So they won’t forget
Well check out break out
It’s time to tell the truth
I’m tired of taking the wrap for you
Now that I’m feeling stronger
I won’t keep your secret any longer
Why should I be the one to blame
I won’t be free ‘til you feel ashamed
Why should I be the one to blame
It’s you not me
that should wear these chains
Must be my turn
To watch you burn
In my mind I’m playing
Cat and mouse
Though I’m in here
I see you inside your house
I’m watching you
Through your window pane
But you can’t see me
I like this game
I’m waiting in the shadows
You know I’m there
I can see your face
And I know you’re scared
Well watch out freak out
I’m coming after you
And when I find you
You know what I’m going to do
Yeah watch out freak out
This time it’s gone too far
I’m going to tell them
Exactly what you really are
Now that I’m feeling stronger
I won’t keep your secret any longer
Why should I be the one to blame
I won’t be free ‘til you feel ashamed
Why should I be the one to blame
It’s you not me
That should wear these chains
Must be my turn
To watch you burn
Now that I’m feeling stronger
I won’t keep your secret any longer

12. Blood Of You

Poster art for song 'Blood Of You' from album titled Long Road by The Seeds of Time on which there is shown a tremendous tsunami wave heading towards a person who is spreading his arms wide open to meet its coming

Lyrics

When the last wave comes
Will you know just what to do
Just how long have you got
Until the last wave comes
When the heart beats hard
And the blood of you
Is all that you are
Will this leave you standing
And wondering why ...
It’s so hard!
So hard ...

Chorus:
How long is time
And the length of life
How big the wave
That will move you
How short the love
That burns far to fast ... oh
Hold on before you are left behind
On yesterday’s wave

Trying to measure your life
But not knowing where you are
You know that you are
Wasting your time
Trying to measure out your life
Now so scared to death
Of colours in your head
Believe that you can believe
In being in God’s debt

Chorus:

And at the end of the day
When the time has come
To put away your dreaming
And your screaming
And never let it shadow
Your living

When the heart beats hard
And the blood of you is all
That you are
Will this leave you standing
And wondering why, why
It’s so hard, so hard!

Yeah X Infinity ....

Trying to measure your life
But not knowing where you are
You know that you are
Wasting your time
Trying to measure out your life
When the heart beats hard
And the blood of you is all
That you are
Will this leave you standing

13. Blood Of You (Reprise)

14. And She Walks Thru' The Fair

Irish traditional song


Lyrics

My young love said to me
My mother won’t mind
And my father won’t slight you
For your lack of kind
And she laid her hand on me
And this she did say
Oh it will not be long now
Til our wedding day
And she went away from me
And she moved through the fair
And fondly I watched her
Move here and move there
And then she went onward
Just one star awake
Like the swan in the evening
Moves over the lake
Last night she came to me
My love came in
So softly she came
Her feet made no din
And laid her hand on me
And this she did say
Oh it will not be long now
Til our wedding day

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