Song Fu #5

by Manticess

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These three songs were written for Song Fu #5 in late 2009. Check out www.asitecalledfred.com/category/masters-of-song-fu/ for all things Fu!

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released December 14, 2009

Produced and arranged by Manticess
Recorded in November and December 2009

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Track Name: 423. Red
Walls to the left walls to the right
Shadows in the flickering light
At the front, at the back, everlasting night
No horizon in my sight

If only for a day, I could go another way

Dirt on my hands, dirt on my feet
We're shuffling on to the same old beat
Drops of wet, on my head
Here I'm stuck, poor old Red

I see it in in my dreams
There is more to the ceiling than it seems... (on the other side)
Than it seems... (on the other side)
And when I make it to the other side
I will embrace the sunlight
And finally I will see roses of red

They call me Red, since I was a kid
The joke got old but I live with it
They talk of colours, nice and clean
When black is all they've ever seen

If only I could spy a rainbow in the sky

There's no dusk, there's no dawn
Time keeps marching on and on
Hanging down, stalactite
Growing upwards, stalagmite

Somewhere there is a ladder
The only thing that matters to me now (on the other side)
To me now... (on the other side)
And when I make it to the other side
I will embrace the sunlight
And finally I will see roses of red
Track Name: 1998
I was thinking of you just the other day
And I wanted to call but didn't know what to say
I dug out the tapes that we used to play
Before you went away
Before you went away

It seems like yesterday we we're reaching for the stars
We had our special way when driving in our cars
It seems like yesterday you were standing at my gate
While in reality it was 1998

We were queens in command with the world at our feet
We were facing the cold and defying the heat
And you told me your secrets on a stormy night
When I was by your side
When I was by your side

It seems like yesterday we were dancing late at night
While I was still afraid you looked me in the eye
It seems like yesterday I was begging you to stay
Yet in reality it was 1998

You promised me you'd never let me fall
Come hell or high water

Who's to say they're sorry, who's to blame for it all
And why you let me fall
Why did you let me fall?

It seems like yesterday we were dancing late at night
While I was still afraid you looked me in the eye
It seems like yesterday you were standing at my gate
Yet in reality it was 1998
Track Name: After I Have Gone
It's too late to turn back now
I am on my way
I know I'll make it through somehow
To live another day
I know my mission, I know I am his son
But inside my head my memory has gone

It's too late to change my mind
I keep it in my heart
All the love I left behind
Here's to my second start
I know I have a name, I know I'm yet unborn
Despite my future fame, I'll wear a crown of thorns

It's too late to say goodbye
I am on my way
Here on this cross I'm going to die
Still I wish I could stay
I know I'm fading, I know they'll understand
But it's hard to see you cry, my friend