MISDEMEANOURS AFTER MIDNIGHT

„Misdemeanours after Midnight“ (wörtlich übersetzt: „Kleinere Straftaten nach Mitternacht“) wurde in England von Steve Thompson produziert. Zu dieser Zeit war er Graham Kendricks „Musical Director“ und Arrangeur. Für das Album brachte er eine äußerst erfahrene Gruppe von Musikern zusammen. „Hidden“ und „Can’t Take It Anymore“ waren über viele Jahre in fast jedem Konzert zu hören. „Right There Where You Are“ hat über LIFESONG wieder einen Weg in Auftritte gefunden…

LYRICS

CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE

Cry of night hear the echoes sound
The silent screams they are all around
In lovers‘ hearts the fears are found
And in the deep of the night the echoes sound

Make up in the morning dew
Conflict in the afternoon
We made up by the evening
But those night time pleasures gone too soon

I feel the pain I hear the thunder
It’s enough to pull me under
Had me talking to myself

And I said oh na na na na na na
I can’t take it anymore
Oh na na na na na na
I can’t take it anymore

I heard the voices were calling me
To play the game of society
When they offered security
I almost went along

Power pledged it would make me strong
Status said that I could belong
Money started to sing its song
And the promises go on and on

I feel the pain I hear the thunder
It’s enough to pull me under
Had me talking to myself

I climbed the mountains I climbed the hills
I looked for love in the daffodils
Went back to nature to get a thrill
And to find a missing part of me

Doctors sent me to therapy
Deist told me of deity
The new age said that the best would be
To find the greatest love was me

Stronger love stronger love
There’s no no no no no no no no stronger love

Lyrics & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

ELEMENTAL

Wind and water where I stand
An earthy substance is always at hand
And it makes no difference wherever I am
There’s always fire

Sometimes it’s raging sometimes it’s a flame
Sometimes it flickers but it’s there just the same
Well some may rain on my parade
But I know where there’s smoke
There’s always fire fire fire

I can see the light
Light of God shine down on me yeah
Burning in my heart whoa oh
I can feel the fire
Come to fill the furnace in my soul

When I rise when I fall
When I’m confronted with my back against the wall
When I think that there’s no healing here well after all
There’s always fire

When I’m right when i’m wrong
When I am alien and when I belong
When I need courage to carry me on
There’s always fire fire fire

Diamond light splits the dark
Set alight I catch the spark
I’m in my element or that is how it seems
Cause you touch my life stir my being
Melt my stone warm my dreams

In the heat of the moment in the sweat of the night
Through the feverish emotions that are blinding my sight
When the pieces of my broken heart must weld to unite
There’s always fire fire fire

Lyrics & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

RIGHT THERE WHERE YOU ARE

Remember the feelings would rise
When I’d look in Your eyes
Your love and my infatuation
But slowly the meaning it grew
And still when You draw me to you
It fills me with endless fascination
All I need I have found in You
Lord You lead me and everywhere You go I’ll be there

Shine out Your light to guide my heart
I’ll follow Your star
I want to be right there where You are
I will go though the road is long and hard
No matter how far
I want to be right there where You are

And all through the joy and the pain
And times when I want my own way
I know that You are always near me
It isn’t the things that I do
Or even the strength of what I feel for You
As much as how You love me
Smile on me it makes it easier
You will see my desire is to do Your will so

And as I lay me down to sleep
I’m asking You my soul to keep
Keep me safe through the night
I want to see You in the morning light
And if I die before I wake
I’m asking You to take my soul away
Cause I only want to be where You are

Lyrics & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

DON’T GO AWAY

The thrill of my life is someone watching over me
Who understands my feelings before I can
When I wake up in the morning
Well I open my mind and I let You in
And I ask You to keep me keep me keep me
Don’t go away

You put me back on the right road if ever I should go astray
In all the complicatlons of being ‚man‘
You hang around the hangovers
You get rid of the after taste
So I’m asking You to keep me keep me keep me
Don’t go away

I won’t mind if You remain forever
In fact I know You promised
Still I plead
You gave me Your word but
Listen out hear my need
Reminding You to stay with me

Misdemeanours after midnight
The end of the illusion’s here
See the lies the truth the pleasure and the pain
Have mercy mercy
And please don’t take Your Spirit from me
Won’t You keep me keep me keep me
Don’t go away

If You were to leave me now
I know there’d be a vacancy
That no-one in this world could ever fill
You and I could always be closer
So keep me keep me keep me
Don’t go away
You and I could always be closer
So keep me keep me keep me
Don’t go away

Lyrics & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

HEART OF ME

Hid in my nature at the core of my being
My soul inspiration the essence of all I be
When I need a hand to secure my existence
I breathe in Your Spirit and make it apart of me

So when life is life to me
It’s then I will remember
That You are my hope
And all that I want to be
You’re substance and life to me and
My source and my centre
My reason for being –
You are the heart of me

If ever a creature was longing for comfort
Or glimpsed the extent of the depth of support he’d need
It’s me, I’m the one who’s in need of Your presence
So pour out Your Spirit and make it a part of me

When stressed to the limit and pain is relentless
From stretching my hand up for things that are out of reach
When rest is elusive and peace is much further away
I feed on Your word and I make it a part of me

Lyrics & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

MIND MY MOODS

Temperamental times are made of feelings that I can’t explain
Tears I could cry well in my brain I feel alive I feel insane
Mass emotion on a string a pendulum of passion swinging
Love joy and anger hope and pain
Go back and forth and back again

Mind my moods now
What is forecast well I don’t know well
Mind my moods now
My mood brings reformation
Cause I get up
I get up when I get down yeah

End of the line I’m hanging on
Attached to my supportive arm
It endures the stress the strain the weight
But how much tension can it take

The wind will blow I start to sway
And hit whatever’s in the way
Unknowing victims in my path
Receive the blows of need and wrath

Set in motion as I’m caught up in the middle
Ruled by state of mind and heart’s embrace
Feel the force of love in You – the only certainty
My cycles timed against Your pulse
Tide tips the balance
Return it again!

Lyrics & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

VERTIGO

Give a little truth sometimes to the child in us
And it’ll blow our mind
It can be dangerous you know
Give a little grace and see
Sometimes I act like it was owed to me
When it’s mercy that showed it
Feels like I’m so high
When I look down on falling like I’ve never been down before

And I get vertigo
I’ve got so far to go
Cause I get giddy sometimes when I think that I’ve made it
These high and mighty times of vertigo

Dizzy spells hitting me in the sky
They show I need a certain depth to fly
Spinning round and round and round and round.
I guess I need a head for heights
If I’m gonna rise and keep my dreams in flight
Cause as soon as I’m off the ground
It feels like I’m so high
When I look down on failing like I’ve never ever failed before

Humble my heart strip my pride
Purge my soul renew my mind
Alter my ego
Burn the tendency to patronise
Turn the subtle self into a sacrifice
Altar my ego

Lyrics & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

PETER, JUDAS, ADAM OR ME

No death no pain
All the earth was good not a blemish not a stain
First man he fell
Was given all but knowledge but he wanted that as well

Who was the one who disobeyed and wanted all
Who hid himself when he was called
Who was the one submitting to sin with a sigh

Well was it Peter, Judas, Adam or me
Well was it Peter, Judas, Adam or me
Sometimes I read it but I don’t know who I see
If it is Peter, Judas, Adam or me

Heaven’s king come down
God revealed in man to spread His love around
Some friend some kiss
Sentiment a sign of love now symbolising death

Who was the one who did betray our precious Lord
Who counted riches more than God
Who was the one taking advantage of love

Always a friend
Life committed pledge of service til the end
Words are okay
But the heat of the moment melt those promises away

Who was the one who won’t proclaim the name of God
Who time and time and time again denied our Lord
Who was the one serving the worst blow of all

Lyrics & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

HIDDEN

Soon I am going home
This place is not my own
I cannot stay
I have no Eden here
But soon come is getting near
And I’ll fly away
But til that day

So much to do ooh before I get over
I know I’m safe because my ways are
Hidden in the hands of the Lord
So far to go ooh before I get over
But still I’m safe because my ways are
Hidden in the hands of the Lord
Cause I’m hidden in the hands of the Lord

Under the sun I see
Wisdom and vanity
It’s up to me
To leave what’s meaningless
And heighten my consciousness
For my destiny

Time is the enemy
Faith is a friend to me
It’s my guarantee
Father remember me
Prepare a place for me
And that’s where I’ll be

All of my life I will be waiting
He come around I will be ready
I know that I’m safe all of my ways are
Hidden in the hands of the Lord

In the valley of tears crossing the river
I tumble down but a hand hold me steady
I know that I’m safe all of my ways are
Hidden in the hands of the Lord

So much to do so much to learn so far to go
Before I get over
I know I’m safe because my ways are
Hidden in the hands of the Lord.

Lyrics & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

WHEEL OF CHANGE

Times and seasons
Fashions change
And when I sing rhyme and reason
Go round and round and round and round here

Kids on carousels
And all the whims of culture spin
Vicious circles
Go round and round and round and round here

And the wind of change is blowing
Around and round and round and round
And there’s a spirit in the breeze
Around around here
To set the wheel of change a-rolling
Around and round and round and round here

Trials of living
Go round and round and round and round
Without a job it’s hard to make the ends to meet
Around around here
A single mother came to see me
Around around here

And she said old clothes and other hand me downs
Go round and round and round and round
Can’t get the bare necessities
Around around here
Overcast is the outlook for the underclass
Around around around around here

Politicians push their papers
Around and round and round and round
The institutes of power play
Around around here
They make mistakes we pay the penalty
Around around around around here

And our morals now are sleeping
Around and round and round and round
It just depends on how you feel
Around around here
Spreading the virus of our pleasure
Around around around around here

And to start the tables turning
And the wind of change is blowing
Around and round and round and round
And I can feel it in the breeze
Set the wheel of change in motion
Let’s have the final revolution now

Set the wheel of change and let it roll away
Set the wheel of change and let it be
Set the wheel of change and let it roll away
Set the wheel of change – set it free

Lyrics & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

HOLDING MY HEART

My walk is inside me
A tenuous stream
Not water but heartbeats
Pulsing my meaning

A rush like a river
A run from my source
Desire invents it
And pride makes it worse

Knowing my nature
And knowing that sometimes
With life’s complications
Emotions run wild
I need You holding my heart

If I fall on the journey
A limp seems to shame
But defences are crutches
That are keeping me lame

So I’ve got to have you
Like music must play
Like night needs the day for definition
And can’t get away

Knowing my nature
And knowing that now and then
I’m prone to be restless
And given to sin
I need You holding my heart

Not knowing the future
And knowing thepast
May burn in my memory
And threaten to last
I need You holding my heart
I need You holding my heart

Lyrics & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

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