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Family Man

Lyrics: Mike Oldfield
Vocals: Maggie Reilly

She had a sulky smile
She took a standard pose as she presented herself
She had sultry eyes she made it perfectly clear that
She was his for a price

[ Chorus 1 ]

But he said "leave me alone I'm a family man
And my bark is much worse than my bite"
He said "leave me alone I'm a family man
If you push me too far I just might..."

She wore hurt surprise
As she re-checked her makeup to protect herself
She showed less than pride
She made it totally clear that she was his for a price

[ Chorus 2 ]

But he said "leave me alone I'm a family man
And my bark is much worse than my bite"
"Please just leave me alone I'm a family man
If you push me too far I just might..."

She gave him her look
That would have worked on any other man in sight
He could not mistake
She wanted to go back with him and spend the night

[ Repeat Chorus 2 Once ]

 

She turned, tossed her head and then
She started to make her final exit line
She showed real disdain as if explaining again
She could be his for a price

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Four Times ]

Moonlight Shadow

Vocals: Maggie Reilly

The last that ever she saw him
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
He passed on worried and warning
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
Lost in a riddle last saturday night
Far away on the other side
He was caught in the middle of a desperate fight
And she couldn't find how to push through

The trees that whisper in the evening
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
Sing a song of sorrow and grieving
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
All she saw was a silhouette of a gun
Far away on the other side
He was shot six times by a man on the run
And she couldn't find how to push through

[ Chorus 1 ]

I stay
I pray
See you in heaven far away

[ Chorus 2 ]

I stay
I pray
See you in heaven one day

Four AM in the morning
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
I watched your vision forming
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
Stars move slowly in the silvery night
Far away on the other side
"Will you come to talk to me this night?"
But she couldn't find how to push through

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Once ]

[ Repeat Chorus 2 Once ]

Far away on the other side

Caught in the middle of a hundred and five
The night was heavy and the air was alive
But she couldn't find how to push through

Carried away by a moonlight shadow
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
Far away on the other side

Heaven's Open

Vocals: Mike Oldfield

This is that morning,
It's waiting for you
The face of destiny
Standing before you

This is zero hour,
now is for you
Can you feel that power
inside of you?

This priceless moment
In your posession
Answers to mysteries
Stand in succession

This is zero hour and
there's no way back
Can you feel that power?
In its arms you're wrapped

All through the night-time
'Til the sun comes in
Now Heaven's open
Just fly right in

Now you stand in that garden,
This is that vision
Out on the world's edge,
It's your baptism

This is zero hour
and your hands are free
Can you feel that power?
It's ecstasy!

All through the night-time,
'Til the sun comes in
Now Heaven's open
Fly right in

Waiting for night-time
'Til the sun comes in
All through the night-time,
Let the blue sky in

Heaven's open,
The sun comes in
Heaven's open
Let that blue sky in!

You know, sun comes in
Now, heaven's open
Fly right in

Five Miles Out

Vocals: Mike Oldfield and Maggie Reilly

What do you do when your falling,
You've got 30 degrees and you're stalling out?
And it's 24 miles to your beacon;
There's a crack in the sky and the warning's out

Don't take that dive again!
Push through that band of rain!

Five miles out,
Just hold your heading true
Got to get your finest out
You're number one, anticipating you

Climbing out
Just hold your heading true
Got to get your finest out
You're number one, anticipating you

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!
Calling all stations!
This is Golf-Mike-Oscar-Victor-Juliet
IMC CU.NIMB...icing,
In great difficulty, over

The traffic controller is calling,
"Victor-Juliet, your identity
I have you lost in the violent storm!
Communicate or squawk 'Emergency'!"

Don't take that dive again!
Push through that band of rain!

Lost in static, 18,
And the storm is closing in now
Automatic, 18!
(Got to push through!) Trapped in living hell!

Your a prisoner of the dark sky,
The propeller blades are still!
And the evil eye of the hurricane's
Coming in now for the kill

Our hope's with you,
What are you gonna do?
Welcome's waiting, we're anticipating
You'll be celebrating, when you're down and braking

Climbing out
(Climbing, climbing)
Five miles out
(Climbing, climbing)

[ Chorus 1 ]

Five miles out,
Just hold your heading true
Got to get your finest out
(Climbing, climbing)

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Once ]

[ Chorus 2 ]

Climbing out
Just hold your heading true
Got to get your finest out
(Climbing, climbing)

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Once ]

[ Repeat Chorus 2 Twice ]

To France

Vocals: Maggie Reilly

Taking on water,
Sailing a restless sea
From a memory,
A fantasy

The wind carries
Into wild water,
Far from the islands
Don't you know you're

[ Chorus 1 ]

Never going to get to France
Mary, Queen of Chance, will they find you?
Never going to get to France
Could a new romance ever bind you?

Walking on foreign grounds,
Like a shadow,
Roaming in far off
Territory
Over your shoulder,
Stories unfold, you're
Searching for sanctuary
You know you're

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Once ]

I see a picture
By the lamp's flicker
Isn't it strange how
Dreams fade and shimmer?

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Once ]

I see a picture
By the lamp's flicker
Isn't it strange how
Dreams fade and shimmer?

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Once ]

[ Chorus 2 ]

Never going to get to France
Never going to...

[ Repeat Chorus 2 Twice ]

Foreign Affair

Lyrics: Mike Oldfield and Maggie Reilly
Vocals: Maggie Reilly

[ Chorus 1 ]

Foreign affair
Take a trip in the air
To a tropical beach
An island to reach
A new territory
For an intimate story
Ali goum pa la mere
It's a foreign affair

Drifting and free
On a mystical sea
A wish called emotion
A drop in the ocean
A hush in the air
You can feel anywhere
In the cool twilight
On a tropical night

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Once ]

[ Chorus 2 ]

Floating on air
Foreign affair
A magical potion
A cool locomotion
A dream
A prayer
It's a foreign affair

[ Repeat Chorus 2]

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Six Times]

Foreign

Shadow On The Wall

Vocals: Roger Chapman

[ Chorus 1 ]

Shadow on the wall
Shadow on the wall
Shadow on the wall
Shadow on the wall
Like a shadow on the wall

Treat me like a prisoner
Treat me like a fool
Treat me like a loser
Use me as a tool
Face me till I'm hungry
Push me in the cold
Treat me like a criminal
Just a shadow on the wall

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Once ]

Treat me like I'm evil
Freeze me till I'm cold
Beat me till I'm feeble
Grab me till I'm old
Fry me till I'm tired
Push me till I fall
Treat me like a criminal
Just a shadow on the wall

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Once ]

[ Chorus 2 ]

Shadow on the wall
Shadow on the wall
Like a shadow on the wall

[ Repeat Chorus 2 Three Times ]

Islands

Vocals: Bonnie Tyler

Islands, from the first time we saw,
We could wait for this moment, like rocks on the shore
We can never be closer somehow,
For the moment that lasts, is this moment now

[ Chorus 1 ]

When the night's on fire, will you keep the candlelight burning?
Hold on to your heart's desire (When the night's on fire)
When you see one bird into the wind, another one's turning,
And the two can fly much higher

[ Chorus 2 ]

We are islands, but never too far,
We are islands
And I need your light tonight,
And I need your light tonight

[ Repeat Chorus 2 Once ]

Islands, never been to before,
And we climb so high to where the wild birds soar
There's a new path that we found just today,
I was lost in the forest and you showed me the way

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Once ]

[ Repeat Chorus 2 Five Times ]


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