Posted on

I’d Never Lie To You

If we only had one another to rely on
would the trust be the kind of trust that would never die
    I’d never lie to you – I’d never lie to you
In this world it’s so hard to find someone
with whom there’s no doubt that they’ll be there
    I’d never lie to you – I’d never lie to you

I’m crying out – I’m crying out – please someone take my hand
Don’t leave me out – don’t leave me out here all alone…
I’ve spent enough time alone – dying in moments
I’ve gotta shout – I’ve gotta shout – please someone understand
just drag me out – drag me out of my empty cave…
it may be my soul you save – confused and helpless

If we only had one another to talk to
would the words slowly trail off going nowhere
    I’d never lie to you – I’d never lie to you
If the look in my eye said it all would you know the truth
drifting through love is so noble a goal
    I’d never lie to you – I’d never lie to you

I’m crying out- I’m crying out – please someone understand
don’t leave me out – don’t leave me out here all alone…
too much time spent alone – dying in moments
and I’ve gotta shout – do you hear me shout – won’t you take my hand
yes you could drag me out – drag me out of my empty cave…
before it turns into my grave – obscured and forgotten

 

I’d never lie to you                (c) 5/12/97  Ian Shires

Return to The Tomb

Posted on

The Truth

Shed a little light on the shadow
Show ’em all it’s not really there
It doesn’t change in light or darkness
Visual trick if you stare…
    Right at the truth – it’s purely subjecture
    Paid for the seminar – missed the lecture
    The truth doesn’t change – if you think you know it
    Don’t speak it unsure – cause you’ll surely show it
    Changes – the perception of truth

Surely there’s nothing I can say for sure
I’ve recorded the moments but they’re all a blur
They change – cause my memory sees what it wants to

Surely you want to know just the facts
But light through perception is just showing cracks
It’s strange ’cause my memory says that it’s true

Shed a little hope on disaster
Show ’em all it just makes you strong
It doesn’t change the hurting or failure
but it’s possible that I’m wrong…
    Aim for the truth – it’s all that has mattered
    Since the moment – my life – it shattered
    The truth doesn’t change – but how can we know it
    If the things we perceive simply don’t show it

    Strain for the truth – it’s the greatest treasure
    With your wealth of knowledge live your life of leisure
    The truth stays the same – but do you really know it
    Don’t speak it unsure I tell ya you’ll blow it
    Changes – the perception of truth

 

The Truth             (c) 4/26/97 Ian Shires

Back to Listings

Posted on

The Knife In My back

I watched it slip – through the crack
I cannot reach the knife in my back
I can’t believe – that it was you
I could just drop dead, man – we’re through

I have no friends – no one to trust
They all gave in to dirty lust
When will I get – the things I lack
I cannot reach the knife in my back
    Tell me once again that we’re blood brothers to the end
    Our childhood dreams are gone like our games of pretend
    Tell me once again that you’re sorry I’ll say it’s true
    You wasted everything for nothing but that’s what you do

I felt the pull – gave it some slack
Didn’t even feel the knife in my back
It all makes sense – now that I know
You lost my sympathy on with the show
    Tell me once again how it wasn’t under your control
    Don’t you feel the lies as they eat your soul

There’s been a knife in my back – twisting so long
I couldn’t feel the pain – couldn’t tell what was wrong
And the world’s been black – a cold hated place
All the evidence of weakness was right on your face
    I will mock you forever – unforgiving

 

The Knife in my Back        (c)2/28/97 Ian Shires

Back to Listings

Posted on

I Said Nothing

And the tide began turning just as I turned way
Yes I thought it’d keep rising, perhaps wash me away
Where I’ve gone isn’t comfort, what I feel is sad
Should have tried to hold on to the things that I had
       And that which is lost will never be seen again
       There is no cost I could pay that would take me to then
       When I could have said something but said nothing at all

And what would I do there knowing what I know now
I couldn’t promise forever without breaking that vow
Cause the winds keep on changing, don’t know which way they’ll blow
Sometimes you don’t notice the divergence – off you go…
       and what you thought you had has been gone for so long
       You just don’t understand how you could have been so wrong
       And end up talking to yourself in the words of some song
       Where you think you’ve said something but said nothing at all

And the plot of destruction that comes from the stranger within
Sets yourself up for failure way before you begin
Watch it drain in a spiral and go where’ll never be seen
Ask yourself in a mirror who you are and where you’ve been
       and everything you know in an instant will blur and turn gray
       Yes the tide began turning just as I turned away
       I wish I knew for what I’ve been searching to say
       So I could have said something when I said nothing at all

And there’s nothing to do but to go on from here with a smile
Unashamed of the failures of how to myself I’ve been vile
My strength is returning as I go to walk my final mile
Somehow I think I should say something
But I’ll say nothing at all

 

I Said Nothing          (c) 12/30/96 By Ian Shires

Return to Listings

Posted on

Nothing Means Nothing

I look at – the satellites – the things that swirl ’round me
All the familiar ones’ve swung out of reach – i can no longer see
How they pulled – while they pushed – yes they all had gravity
     We are magnets – we are wired
     the energy is inspired
     I can feel the pull of new things – drawing near

I’m an orbiter – I’ve been orbited
I’ve been flung through the great unknown
On a collision course with my destiny
What’s going to become of me
     Nothing means nothing till you give it meaning
     Nothing means nothing I’m standing here screaming
     Nothing means nothing when you’re in free fall
     The pushing the pulling the thrill of it all

The wounds I have won’t heal – so this is how I feel
I’ll collide any moment with something so very real
I suppose then I’ll know if it’s true if it’s so
I’m a victim to how the winds blow
     We are challenged – we are lonely
     I must believe I’m not the only
     One who can feel the pull of new things – drawing near

I’m no satellite – I’m no center
My size and scope change over time
Casually accepting or rejecting fate
My fear is I’ll be too late
     Nothing means nothing till it’s given meaning
     Don’t know what is real in awake or dreaming
     Nothing means nothing if there’s no shared feeling
     In vertigo warp the mind begins reeling

 

NOTHING MEANS NOTHING          (c) 2/16/96 Ian Shires

Return To Listings

Posted on

Listen To This

Listen to this while you’re alone
Close your eyes you’ll see me in the back of your mind
Reaching out—cause I know what it’s like to be alone
We’re dancing in a shower of stardust—maybe
This is how I’ll traverse distance, time
I’m stronger than the gravity that keeps my feet on the ground

Listen to this when you’re afraid
Take a deep breath and hold it till that feelings gone
You’re only trembling because you think you’re afraid
You gotta keep on dancing in stardust—baby
Your crying for protection echoes endlessly
You know your cry will someday reach sympathetic ears

And it’s nice to have that kind of security
Echo for eternity—yeah
It’d take a time warp to reach you
So if anyone can do it then they surely will
You may never know how hard they had to try to be there

Listen to this while you reflect
On the universal mirror both good and bad
Memories are the only thing you’ve got to protect
So keep on dancing in stardust—maybe
You will understand what I’m trying to say
I don’t want for anything but for some more time to play

 

Listen to this      ©11/27/95 By Ian Shires

Back To Listings

Posted on

Guilt

See the true face of anger
Watch it twist in a sneer
Set aside the sense of danger
And there’s nothing there to fear

And you listen for the sirens coming down the road
And you listen to the ticking of the bomb set to explode
In your mind…in your mind…in your mind

The mirror keeps calling you into it’s presence
Inspecting your status, seeing what’s in your mind
You meditate daily while burning some incense
And keep looking deeper but nothing you find

The wishing that something would happen is torture
The elusive trigger must be deeper inside
You think you hear music but nowhere you find it
The only conclusion is that it must be
In your mind…in your mind…in your mind

Feel the true strength of power
As it courses through your veins
Yeah the aftertaste is sour
But it lets you hide the stains

You’re still waiting for the sirens coming down the road
And you’re waiting for the world you created to explode
The mirror keeps calling you into it’s presence
Don’t tell me you haven’t figured out why

The secrets you carry are known to no other
It’s a burden you’ll carry till the day you die

 

GUILT       (c) 11/18/1995  By Ian Shires

Return To Listings

Posted on

Noise Is…

Please stop all thought – Be logical – Be logical
What have you got – inside your head
Just ways to work with what you see around you
Your perception of body is wrong – it’s just an anchor
Dragging through the energy fields…

Bombardment from all around – all the sound
It’s alive, you know…you can tell cause it’s moving…
Noise is a tree – noise is a rock
Noise is whatever it wants to be
Noise is a thought – just one building block
Noise in the silence between you and me – says everything…
Don’t say anything…
Bombardment from places unseen – you’ve never been
It’s intrusional…it goes where it’s not wanted…
Noise is a fire – noise is all wet
Noise goes through boundaries we don’t know exist
Noise from the past – becomes what we forget
Noise rules all with an iron fist

If a tree falls – in the forest – does it make a sound?
Yes it effects everything around – for years to come…
Please stop all thought – I know you can’t – I know you can’t
What have you got – inside your head…
Just ways to deal with what happens around you…
Your perception of body is wrong – it’s just an anchor
Dragging through the energy fields…

 

 

Noise is…         (c) 7/9/95 Ian Shires

Back To Listings

 

Posted on

Screaming

Aaaaaaaaah-eee-aaaah-eee-aaaah, eee-aaaah-eee-aaaah

Come see the time warp I live in it’s chaos
I’m nothing without you I can’t see your features
I’m screaming for something I’m dreaming in color
The fear of the failure we’re such fragile creatures

If I can find just one second of pure clarity
Perhaps I’d be – less confused
The war is on to entertain who can get them
The most amused
Aaaaaaaaah-eee-aaaah-eee-aaaah, eee-aaaah-eee-aaaah
Aaaaaaaaah-eee-aaaah-eee-aaaah, eee-aaaah-eee-aaaah

Compressed in a vacuum the gravity welling
Pulls back in the light that it’s heat was creating
The eyes in the darkness the pressure is swelling
The dance of two forces they’re in love they’re mating
Aaaaaaaaah-eee-aaaah-eee-aaaah, eee-aaaah-eee-aaaah
Aaaaaaaaah-eee-aaaah-eee-aaaah, eee-aaaah-eee-aaaah

And if I could find just one second of pure clarity
You know I’d be – all alone
The whiplash ride we’re all the same
But we have grown

I’m screaming for something I’m way past the reason
I’m nothing without you why can’t I see your features
We’re all born to die yeah I know but it’s treason
The fear of the failure we’re such fragile creatures

Some day I’ll find my one second of pure clarity
And then you’ll see – me explode
I scream at you for now it’s my only way
To unload
Aaaaaaaaah-eee-aaaah-eee-aaaah, eee-aaaah-eee-aaaah
Aaaaaaaaah-eee-aaaah-eee-aaaah, eee-aaaah-eee-aaaah

 

SCREAMING    (c) 7/8/95  by Ian Shires

Back to Listings

Posted on

Silence

Come to the Flame – Cause the silence knows your name
Tell me about tomorrow – will it always be the same
Why do we cry when the dreams cannot come true
Too hard to accept the loss only silence coming through
Why do we mourn the things that were never real
Only in the silence do we learn the things we feel
     And I rage without a motive with the unicorns hard at play
     Try so hard to keep it all away
     Beings of anger we give into the violence
     Faced with realization – in the silence
Why do we cry the the dreams cannot come true
And it seems no one would care what we’re going through
Why do we mourn the loss of things we never had
And laugh when deep inside we feel sad

Moths to the flame – it’s certain death it’s not a game
To find out whats in the light – dance into the flame
Why do we try to understand what only time will tell
too hard to just relax and see this is why the dragons fell
Why do we mourn the things that were never real
It’s a question silence tells us how we should feel
     And I smile without a reason at the things I do not know
     For as long as this is true I will grow
     Beings of emotion we ride the waves of violence
     Take the time to question – in the silence
Why do we cry when the song comes to a close
And it seems there should be more lines of prose
Why do we mourn the loss of dreams that never die
And walk a lonely path when we can fly
together
in silence

(c)2/5/93 Ian Shires

RETURN TO LIST