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Terashain
Penton/Anderson/Etchells/Carnicom

Story

The only original tune written just for this CD, and one of my favorite written with Jon Anderson on guitar. Jon NAILED this tune - aggressive, hard hitting, and a little dark.

 

Lyrics

She cried, “Boy, I’ve got a tale to share

A circus fills my head, and my dreams are dead

And I’ve lost another day”

Looking back… the hardest cross to bear

The demons make a sound when they hit the ground

He knows they’re on their way

Sinking fast… the final grasp for air

He always tried to hide affection for his bride

And now she’ll never know

The love that’s pure and true

 

Shots fired… in a world full of pain

Excessive bickering and belittling

The hate lives in his mind

Precious time…the silver lines in her hair

She’ll take the 7:10 somewhere she’s never been

And leave her dog behind

The love that’s pure and true

 

Man of cloth…the shepherds flock awaits

The dollar takes him well past the gates of hell

His Maker always knew

Gentle hands…. They’ve come to touch the soul

Salty tears to wine, to forgive divine

The love that’s pure and true

The love that’s pure and true

Terashain
Penton/Anderson/Carron

Story

A daydream about vampires and their twisted nature led to this. Love how it kicks in LIVE. Those funky vocals in the chorus were fun to record, too.

 

Lyrics

You’ll feel euphoric, one night with me

There’s no name for it, surrounded mystery

You can’t feed me, you shouldn’t even try

Not completely, all your veins are dry

It’s the thrill of the chase

Bringing you to this place

It’s all a part of the plan

So put your soul to the test

And wander into the nest

I’ll work as fast as I can

 

With wings on my side, I swear I could fly

Like a soul release ride, a spirit in the sky

Injected history, like a planted seed

Tried to cut me, but I will never bleed

Over thousands of years

It’s the darkest of fears

Behind a delicate kiss

And I think that you’ll find

I’m not entirely blind

I will consider your wish

 

Meet me at Quarter after midnight

Feed your soul to me

You’ll see me at Quarter after midnight

It’s your destiny

Relieve me at Quarter after midnight

Let me fulfill your need

And then leave me at quarter after midnight

I’ll make you plead and bleed

 

Miles I cover, only at night

I’ll be your brother after every bite

Absorb my power under your skin

Crucial hour, let the spirits begin

In your deepest of dreams

It’s as real as it seems

No one can harbor your fears

So step away from the light

Now it’s that time of the night

The demons call for your tears, OH!

 

Terashain
Penton/Anderson/Sweeney

Story

Dave Sweeney had part of this tune done, and Jon and I put our stamp on it, and the girls always loved it. And that is what you get into a band for in the first place, isn't it?

 

 

Lyrics

Well you walk the streets alone tonight

You meet shadows in the city lights

You always run from what you know is right

And you walk the streets alone tonight

 

You’re headed for disaster baby

I can see it in your plastic face

Under the cover you feel so afraid

Because you’re headed for disaster baby

 

Why can’t you see what you’re doing to me

Running away won’t make it right

Lonely days, hearts parting ways

Your tears fall every night

 

Well I don’t know where you are tonight

Out of my mind, girl you’re out of my sight

And you spread your wing in endless flight

And I don’t where you are tonight

 

I can’t remember how this came about

What could be so bad that you’d walk out

I want to talk to you but I don’t know how

Tell me what could be so bad that you’d walk out

 

Why can’t you see what you’re doing to me

Running away won’t make it right

Lonely days, hearts parting ways

Your tears fall every night

 

Oh, why can’t you see

What you do to me

 

Terashain
Penton/Anderson

Story

The second song EVER that Jon Anderson and I wrote together. I'm proud that it stuck around with us. I love the melodies on the guitar in this tune.

 

 

Lyrics

I still remember those High School days

Thought the fun would never end

You and me took the world by storm

You were my lover and my best friend

Another year goes by, disappears without a trace

When I see you after all these years

Not a single change in your face, no!

 

Now I’m living a childhood dream

But you take me back to where I used to be

Different cities and separate scenes

I still think of you, baby do you think of me?

 

In the field behind the school

You gave your lovin’ to me

Little princess and big time fool

We were so innocent and free

Not a day goes by without thinking of your smile

Father time and your tender touch

Have brought me back all of those miles

 

Now I’m living a childhood dream

But you take me back to where I used to be

Different cities and separate scenes

I still think of you, baby do you think of me?

Do you think of me?

Tell me girl, do you think of me?

Rain

06:02
Terashain
Penton/Anderson/Carron/Etchells

Story

Ah, cool, refreshing rain. It soothes the soul like a weaving melody. Put them both together, and you have this tune.

 

Lyrics

So lady tell me

Are you alone out in your garden?

And do you feel

The hands of time placed on your head?

Take the changes

Feel your veins begin to harden

Your life upon a shelf

Like you’ve been left alone for dead

 

And lady, go down and pray for rain

And maybe, the sky will cure your pain

 

So long ago

An evil scared away your prizes

You long to feel

Your soul, it celebrates the clouds

Looking back

Your life’s a mess of shapes and sizes

Oh, so you pray for rain

And the answer comes so clear and loud

 

And lady, go down and pray for rain

And maybe, the sky will cure your pain

 

So lady tell me

Are you alone out in your garden?

And do you feel

The hands of God placed on your head?

 

And lady, go down and pray for rain

And maybe, the sky will cure your pain

And lady, go down and pray for rain

And maybe, the sky will cure your pain

Terashain
Penton/Anderson/Etchells

Story

Although one of my favorite tunes, not my favorite to record. You see, sometimes I write stuff that is WAY out of my range, and it actually hurts for me to hear myself sing on this track now. But I still like the tune.

 

Lyrics

I remember being so scared

And I recall what I was told

Just close your eyes after the lightning

And count the miles down the road

Well I guess I liked that answer

Because from then on I could tell

That I was safe from danger

I wish with you it worked as well

When things are getting much too crazy

And the winds are growing strong

You and I will run for cover, baby

And the cold won’t last for long

 

Wait for the thunder

There’s nothing left to do

Wait for the thunder

I’ll fight the storm for me and you

Wait for the thunder

Wait for the thunder, whoa!

 

I don’t remember how it started

And I don’t care who’s to blame

I just want you and me back baby

And I’d face a hurricane

Sometimes I’m uninspired

And I know you feel the pain

Inside I know we can’t just count

To kill the wind and rain

I don’t know where we’re going baby

And I don’t care where we’ve been

Because I’d do anything

To have you by my side again!

 

Wait for the thunder

There’s nothing left to do

Wait for the thunder

I’ll fight the storm for me and you

Wait for the thunder

Wait for the thunder, whoa!

Terashain
Penton/Anderson/Etchells/Carron

Story

A heart felt anthem to the ones that you love.

 

Lyrics

You put your trust in them right from the start

That’s why it cuts so deep when they break your heart

And baby, you can believe in me

Turn on the tube at six, but nothing’s new

Inflation, murder, theft and wrecking crews

But baby, no matter what you see

 

Oh, you can believe in me

Oh, it should be easy to see

Oh, you can believe in me

 

You praise your heroes on the movie screen

But they’re living by a script that you’ve never seen

And baby, they never really bleed

When others tell you that they feel the same

Close your eyes and whisper out my name

And baby, they’ll say anything

 

Oh, you can believe in me

Oh, it should be easy to see

Oh, you can believe in me

 

So when you’re feeling like you’re all alone

No telling what I’d do to soothe your soul

And baby, I’d climb the highest tree

Busting your ass to get ahead in life

Feels like you’re motionless, your hands are tied

But baby, you’ll come around, you’ll see

 

Oh, you can believe in me

Oh, it should be easy to see

Oh, you can believe in me

 

If someone hurts you with their foolish pride

Reach out for me and I’ll be by your side

And baby, you can believe in me

 

You can believe in my

I said baby reach out your hand

I’ll make you understand

No matter where you go

No matter what you do

Tell ya, baby, you can believe in me!

Edge

04:29
Terashain
Penton/Anderson/Carron/Etchells

Story

This tune ROCKS live. Love it.

 

 

Lyrics

Pristine girl, head full of curls

I’m used to loving her for days

She said, “I’m home alone,

I’m tired of the phone

And I’m looking for a better way

What went wrong, my memory’s gone

They said my blood is on her gate

My life is such a mess, that’s what the doctor says

Institution couldn’t set me straight

 

Just put your foot out on the limb

Let go, you know you’re wild like wind

 

Voices calling me, demons I don’t see

They’re telling me to set the place ablaze

Just like a high pitch scream

Sneaking in my dreams

I’m living in an endless maze

Jekyll and Hyde, the killer inside

Is coming for me any day

 I see her face, heaven and lace

Innocence in every gase

 

Sometimes I’m hanging by a thread

Her voice is spinning in my head

 

Edge

They call me crazy

Edge

No more control

Edge

My vision’s hazy

Edge

Losing my soul

 

What’s in store, don’t know anymore

My head is heavy like a ton

They’re calling me names, placing the blame

Jury eyes in everyone

Living in tears, all of my fears

Have now become realities

Pain and rage, put me in a cage

Lock it up and hide the key

Terashain
Penton/Etchells/Anderson

Story

Kind of a more mellow version of the same story that "Dreams Gone By" is based on... that one that got away... Sometimes you work and work at it, and it just isn't meant to be.

 

Lyrics

Hello girl, it’s been such a while

And time has touched your face with a smile

Our lives have pushed us our own ways

But somehow it feels like yesterday

We used to lie awake at night

And fantasize about our lives

 

Remember the trouble that we’d find

Your Daddy’s Ford and his cherry wine

Until the morning we would ride

Then we faced your Daddy side by side

We used to lie awake all night

Your arms around me felt so right

Our faith was young, and full of holes

But the morning sun would warm our souls

 

Oh, you and me built castles in the sand

They’re hard to see

The tide washed away our plans

Well we worked so hard for something

To be taken from our hands

Baby I still see our Castles in the..

Castles in the sand

 

And who’d have known we’d get so close

You hurt the ones you love the most

We worked a lifetime on this love

But the waves came crashing from above

 

Oh, you and me built castles in the sand

They’re hard to see

The tide washed away our plans

Well we worked so hard for something

To be taken from our hands

Baby I still see our Castles in the..

Castles in the sand

 

It’s hard to picture us so young and in command

But I remember this, our innocence and

Castles in the sand

 

Sometimes I think about the things we used to say

Oh girl I promised you that I’d be here

I’d never go away

 

And you and me built castles in the sand

They’re hard to see

The tide washed away our plans

Well we worked so hard for something

To be taken from our hands

Baby I still see our Castles in the..

Castles in the sand