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Islands lyrics

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 ]

Flying Start

Vocals: Kevin Ayers

We took a place in the sun to see just what had become
The warm wind blows constantly
Does the answer still blow? Did you find your chateau
In that Mediterranean fantasy?

[ Chorus 1 ]

Flying start Made the Whole World sing, they had no choice
Flying start
Like a shining pearl, they sang in one voice

To where the sun always shines, familiar faces and wines
The warm wind blows constantly
Knock on the door, but the memory's poor
Is there somebody in? Now answer me!

[ Chorus 2 ]

Two dark eyes from the doorway shine
So you lost your dream in a bottle of wine
I knew you had to do it with your way, fine,
But there's none to carry the cross this time

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Once ]

On dusty roads and tracks. Now it's the time to turn back
The warm winds blow constantly
Riding that storm since the day you were born
Is there somebody in? Now answer me!

[ Repeat Chorus 2 Once ]

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Four Times ]

North Point

Vocals: Anita Hegerland

Have you ever been to North Point
To spend your time and pray?
The prison walls are dark and cold and grey

The writing on the wall at North Point
Speaks to a silent room
They shut the bars down, leave you to the gloom

[ Chorus ]

How could we get any closer?
So high is the wire and the guards won't listen,
They won't believe me
And then it all came back
Somewhere far above has a new day risen?
Way beyond the searchlight,
Comes alive, comes alive

Then on a bright day at North Point
The gate was open wide
They chanced to look at what was inside

There were a million stars at North Point,
And from the silent tomb,
They took it to the heart and left for the moon

[ Repeat Chorus Once ]

Have you ever been to North Point
To spend your time and pray?
The prison walls are dark and cold and grey

Magic Touch

Vocals: Jim Price (but Max Bacon in the US version)

Once in a lifetime you find that power
To break out and run from the devil's deep clutch. All that you need it's the finest hour, Is to believe in the magic touch

[ Chorus 1 ]

A thief in the night,
Love steals you far away
A thief in the night,
Love takes your breath away

[ Chorus 2 ]

Can't believe it, like no other
Love is a gift and to take you so much,
You need the blue night to discover
Only true lovers have the magic touch

Once in a lifetime, you find that faith,
When you're under the spell and it takes control
Everything 'round you just falls in place,
And all that you touch seems to turn to gold

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Once ]

[ Repeat Chorus 2 Once ]

Magic, magic
Magic, magic, magic, magic

Once in a lifetime, you find that power
So break out and run from the devil's deep clutch
All that you need, it's the finest hour,
Is to believe in the magic touch

It's magic. It's magic
Magic, magic, magic

[ Repeat Chorus 2 Once ]

[ Chorus 3 ]

It's magic. It's magic
It's magic

[ Repeat Chorus 3 Three Times ]

The Time Has Come

Vocals: Anita Hegerland

A thousand years, they waited for
Someone who would be true,
And now the empty years have passed,
The sunlight shines anew

[ Chorus ]

Someone who knows no fear,
I feel him near
The child was born to be a king, a king,
And the time has come

He tamed the wild wind when he passed,
The birds and beasts he knew,
Until he came to rest, at last,
The tall gates he passed through

[ Repeat Chorus Once ]

And now the story's just begun
A thousand years to stay
We wake each morning with the sun
To live our dreams away

[ Repeat Chorus Once ]

When The Night's On Fire

Vocals: Anita Hegerland

I was hoping could you be my inspiration?
Whatever should become in the candlelight
I was dreaming, was it my imagination?
Tomorrow never comes in the candlelight

[ Chorus 1 ]

When the night's on fire,
Do you need love's arms to hold you?
It's a flame, there burns no finer
When you see one bird,
There's another one watching over
And the two can fly much higher

I was listening to the wind that walks the hours
I never would have heard, in the candlelight
I was hoping, would you shelter me from showers?
I believe every word in the candlelight

[ Repeat Chorus 1 Once ]

[ Chorus 2 ]

When the night's on
Fire and you burn
Like a flame that's burning in the rain,
Do you need somewhere to turn?
When you see one bird,
It's the two that fly higher
And a second in heaven's worth a whole life's
Trouble and trial
Trouble and trial

[ Repeat Chorus 2 Once ]

When's the night's on fire
Do you need love's arms to hold you? (When the night's on fire)
When you see one bird fly,
There's another one watching over. (When the night's on fire)
When the night's on fire
It's a flame, there burns no finer. (When the night's on fire)
When you see one bird fly,
It's the two that fly much higher. (When the night's on fire)


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