ANCIENT LIGHTS

by Pierre Vincent

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Track Name: THE PRIMROSE PATH
The Primrose Path

I don't need to complete the picture
The pieces can stay on the floor
I can live with the image before me
The spaces I tend to ignore
I loved the promise of this life
I was eager to join in the race
But I've been overtaken so many times before
I chose to give up the chase

Life for me should be an easy stroll
The Primrose Path leads to memory lane
Let nature's beauty live on in my heart
Along with love, I could never restrain
The route I've taken it charms me
I see magic wherever I go
I feel the love in everything connected
I'm just glad to be part of the show

So now I walk the Primrose Path
I have time to take in the view
Our destination may be the same
But there are other dreams that I must pursue

And as for those, that chose, the steep and thorny road
Those that expose their scars to me with pride
All I see are blinkered eyes and their stone cold hearts
And all the sins they try so desperately to hide
I don't need to complete the picture
I don't need to complete the picture
I don't need to complete the picture
I don't need to complete their picture
The pieces...
Can stay on the floor

I slip and slide on the petals strewn
And take pleasure in each step I tread
I may meander between right and wrong
But I'm well aware of what lies up ahead

So now I walk the Primrose Path
I have time to take in the view
Our destination may be the same
But there are other dreams that I must pursue

I don't need to complete the picture
Track Name: DO IT WITH LOVE
Do It With Love

Behind every smile there's anger
Behind every deed, revenge
But then there is forgiveness
And on that we can depend

For when our love is broken
When one kiss becomes a fight
When we're plunged into darkness
You then turn on the light

Give me one last chance to heal you
But let me Do It With Love
With love
With love
With love

I understand that it's not easy
After all that you've been through
Despite all the promises
Life has been unkind to you

So let love be your healer
Make your troubles disappear
And if you need protection
You know that I'll always be near

Give me one last chance to heal you
But let me Do It With Love
With love
With love
With love

With love
With love
With love
With love

Give me one last chance to heal you
But let me Do It With Love
Track Name: BAD APPLES
Bad Apples

Bad apples never fall far from the tree
And I can't escape from what you make of me
The Damage is there for all to see
But if you can't let it go
Then you can't be free

The child still survives inside this man
And if you can't see him then nobody can
You know all he needs is a helping hand
And for you to realise, why he ran, so

Clear out your cupboards I'm coming home
'cause I need somewhere I can call my own
The foreign seed turns out to be homegrown
And I need you so I can be alone

Bad apples fall on fertile ground
So the lies they tell sound so profound
And if they ignore the bruise that is turning brown
Will those that accuse turn their life around

I was too clever to go to school
And everyone knew I was no-ones fool
I would do anything, I thought was cool
Even if it meant breaking the golden rule, so

Clear out your cupboards I'm coming home
'cause I need somewhere I can call my own
The foreign seed turns out to be homegrown
And I need you so I can be alone

I've reached the point where I can't take anymore
I've made so many mistakes that are heard to ignore
I'm the final victim in my personal war
Now I see myself, rotten to the core
Rotten to the core.
Track Name: LOVE WILL FIND A WAY
Love Will Find A Way

If I were to stop caring
Then how shallow would I be
And if I hadn't come to your rescue
Then were would that leave me
I'd be looking at lost chances
My heart filled with regret
Shadows for a lifetime
Missing a love, I'd never met

We all meet someone, sometime
But when? It's impossible to say
For love is always there waiting
And Love Will Find A Way

You'd be lost up on your tightrope
It's a long, long way down
But I was always there to catch you
And help turn your life around
Lost in a crowd of people
Their heads bowed low in defeat
I raised my eyes for just a second
And fell in love with someone I'd yet to meet

We all meet someone, sometime
But when? It's impossible to say
For love is always there waiting
And Love Will Find A Way

Our spirits rose and our hearts began to race
Time froze and there the past remained
And in that moment we rescued each other
We knew we'd never be alone again

We all meet someone, sometime
But when? It's impossible to say
For love is always there waiting
And Love Will Find A Way

Love Will Find A Way
Love Will Find A Way
Love Will Find A Way {So never get down hearted}
Love Will Find A Way {Love will find someone for you}
Love Will Find A Way {And when you least expect it}
Love will come to your rescue
Track Name: HEY
Hey

Hey, I've reached the moment
Where time has taught me
To search for a clue

Hey, The mistakes I've made
Lost in dark corners
I was waiting for you

Hey, We found each other
When neither of us were looking
You seen me, well I saw you

Hey, Our lives were lonely
Our punishment for being
Just this side of wrong

Hey, When the broken pieces
Were put back together
It made each of us strong

Hey, No one can touch me
For I have found safety
You came to my rescue

Hey, You found within me
An empty shelter
Where your dreams will all come true

Hey, Let the future end
With my arms around you
That's where they belong

Hey, lets dance together
To the songs sung
By a jealous choir

Hey, Let their words and deeds
Provide our salvation
Let our failures be put aside

Hey your love has saved me
And I do love you
There...
I've said it now
Track Name: NOTHING TO DO WITH ME
Nothing To Do With Me

I keep on knocking on closed doors.
Keep on searching for another lost cause.
I can see inside… but I know it’s not for me.
Though I’ve dotted the “I’s” and I’ve crossed the “T’s”
I may have said yes, now but I wish I’d said no!
So which part of me stays and which part of me goes
Is it the self-believer or the negative fool?
Or the one who obeys, or the one who breaks the rules?
The mischief-maker, or the plastic-saint? …
For I am what I am and I ain’t what I ain’t!

I keep on walking in dead-end streets.
Forever a talking and a shuffling my feet.
Unable to see your point of view.
I’m last in the line when you form a queue.
And, when it’s my turn, I turn away.
I never learned the right thing to say.
I get tongue-tied and I sound like a fool.
I’ve never learned how to bend the rules.
I’m not a devil… but I'm neither a saint…
For I am what I am and I ain’t what I ain’t!
I am what I am...
And I ain’t what I ain’t!

Whatever I do… I do….
It’s got nothing to do with you!
And whatever you see… you see…
It’s got nothing to do with me!

I keep on looking for a place to hide.
In the sun or the shade, it’s hard to decide.
It all depends on what mood I’m in.
And whether, I ever want to see you again.
I know in the past we’ve arranged to meet
And, I’ve said something stupid, said something indiscreet.
You took offence and treated me like a fool
I wish for once, I’d broken one of your rules.
Then, you’d see me just as I am
Crumbling under my own restrain
For I am what I am and I ain’t what I ain’t!
I am what I am and I ain’t what I ain’t!

So whatever I do… I do….
It’s got nothing to do with you!
And whatever you see… you see…
It’s got nothing to do with me!
Track Name: DANCING UNDER THE SWORD
Dancing Under The Sword

How long have you been asleep?
It seems like most of my life.
How can you criticize?
It’s not me who can’t decide
I’m not doing nine to five.
I’m just trying to get by.
Got nothing I need to keep.
Got nothing I need to hide!

I’ve got nothing I need to hide.
Got nothing I need to hide.
Got nothing I need to keep…
I’m just trying to survive!

Everything you try to say.
I’ve heard it all before.
Nothing can threaten me.
'cause I’m dancing under the sword!
It’s not your hypocrisy,
That shakes me to the core.
It’s just if you had your own way,
They’d have never cut the cord!

I’ve got nothing I need to hide.
Got nothing I need to hide.
Got nothing I need to keep…
I’m just trying to survive!

Keep that look away from me.
Keep your hands to yourself.
I’m not impressed by your snide remarks.
I’m not impressed by your wealth.
I’ve seen mountains tumble.
Get washed away by the sea.
I've seen the sure -footed stumble.
I've seen flowers become weeds.

I’ve got nothing I need to keep.
Got nothing I need to hide.
Got nothing I need to keep…
I’m just trying to survive!
Got nothing I need to keep…
Track Name: BROKEN PROMISES
Broken Promises

January ended…
And February came.
All my resolutions broken
And nothing else has changed.

I can’t pay my bills.
And I can’t talk to you.
And I do too much thinking,
But I never think things through!

I find myself making promises,
That I know I’ll never keep.
Knowing they’ll be broken
Before I fall asleep!

But they get me through the day,
And though each one was a lie…
It’s not something I’ll admit to
Or something I’ll deny!

Instead I’ll keep on hoping
That there’s still a place for me.
And that someone will discover
What others failed to see.

I find myself making promises,
That I know I’ll never keep.
Knowing they’ll be broken
Before I fall asleep!

There’ll always be tomorrow,
Another chance will come my way!
I see you lay there dreaming.
Your lips move as if to say…

I find myself making promises,
That I know I’ll never keep.
Knowing they’ll be broken
Before I fall asleep!
Track Name: SOMEONE
Someone

It's OK, I have seen the future
It's OK, I know what you want to say
There's nothing to be afraid of
I'll stay with you come what may

It's OK, I can tell you've been lonely
It's OK, The bad times never last
I have seen the future
Now it's time to forget the past

I need someone who will care for me
When I can't make sense of it all
I need someone to be there for me
And catch me each time I fall

It's OK, you don't have to worry
It's OK, I'll be there for you
You know there is no hurry
Given help, we can see this through

I need someone who I can go home to
Who will ask me "hi babe, how was your day?"
I need someone to be there for me
And let me think I got my own way

It's OK, you don't have to worry
It's OK, I'll be there for you
You know there is no hurry
Given help, we can see this through
Track Name: BEHIND A HAPPY SMILE
Behind A Happy Smile

Inhale.
Exhale.
Breathe in and out.
While some of us whisper,
Others have to shout!
But still no one hears us.
So we hide for a while.
And pretend we’re not crying
Behind a happy smile!

It’s a compromise. Against the pain.
It's when you realize you’re in that place again!
Where people see through you.
And they try to reconcile…
That the one who should be crying,
Is the one with the happy smile!

I know that look
I’ve seen it all before.
It’s the mask you wear
When you can’t take anymore!
It’s your best disguise…
When you hide from yourself.
And, when you think you’re fooling
Everybody else!

It’s a compromise. Against the pain.
When you realize you’re in that place again!
Where people see through you.
And they try to reconcile…
That the one who should be crying,
Is the one with the happy smile!

Inhale.
Exhale.
Breathe in and out.
Track Name: A VIEW
A View

I'm gonna get myself a view
I'm gonna look at it all day
Some say I'm wasting my time
Others just wishing it away
But me, I know my place
And it's here that I belong
At last I think I got it right
After a lifetime of getting it wrong

I tired of spending all my time
Doing something I hate
And now I'm gonna please myself
Before it's all too late
I've stopped chasing every dream
I don't need a croc of gold
No jingle jangle silver
No paper you can fold

I've got all I need
I've settled for a view
And the only way that I can help
Is to share it all with you
Is to share it all with you
Is to share it all with you
Track Name: THE SILENCE
The Silence

I saw you walk across the garden.
Flowers turning seeking shade.
In the trees the birds stopped singing
And all the colours began to fade!

You stood by the pond your finger pointing.
The fish rose and sank again.
You held your breast and started screaming
And the whole world shook with your pain!

I couldn’t run for my heart was pounding.
My mouth dry, I failed to call.
I sank to my knees my eyes wide open.
I held my breath as I watched you fall!

The silence lasted for a lifetime.
The water broke turning brown.
Your petticoat a flash of light’ning
And through my tears I saw you drown!

A cold mist crept in from the valley.
From the woods a mournful cry.
In every direction mourners came running
Their fists raised up high against the sky!

We gathered by the settling water.
And in the depths we saw you sleep.
And in your arms you held a stranger
The lover now you could keep!

I saw you walk across the garden.
Flowers turning seeking shade
In the trees the birds stopped singing
And all the colours began to fade!

I know it’s wrong and though I loved you
I was hiding as you walked on by.
And in my hand I the broken dagger…
And in my garden I watched you die!
Track Name: ALL MY LIFE
All My Life

All my life I’ve been looking for someone like you.
I’ve searched in places you don’t want to know.
I can’t tell you how hard it has been for me.
I’ve been to places where no one should go!

I know this town is much like any other,
And all the houses and shops look the same.
But as soon as I saw you I knew you were different.
You’ve been so kind to me I’m so glad I came!

So goodnight, you wonderful people.
I’ve had a truly fantastic day.
I feel so sad to be leaving
Knowing… you’d prefer me to stay!

To me, you are something special.
Do you know how unique you are.
For it’s rare to find those that listen…
To new songs played on an old guitar.

So goodnight, you wonderful people.
I’ve had a truly fantastic day.
I feel so sad to be leaving
Knowing… you’d prefer me to stay!

And now I’m done it has been worth it.
You’ve made me feel that I got it right.
It’s been a pleasure for me to meet you..
So God bless, so long, and goodnight!
God bless, so long, and goodnight!