Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy - Songs From The Real World Vol 3 (Commissioned Songs)

Captain Mission

Atlantan civilization
The forest full
Played out in her mellodorgan [0:58] riffs
Magical equation equals love over imagination
Under a winnow/window [1:13]

I lay outside, feeling here, feeling so free
And I was laughing
Crying out so very loudly
How much I loved the universe

Then I summon you to Lemuria
In the jungle
Where Jesus waits for you as he walks his black panther
As he partakes of the vine [3:08]
The glory and the light of the jungle
Help Diedre into the souls of the living
It feels like the jungle is now all around us
The pulsating light of the planets
??? [2:28]
And Brazil, the lovers filled with despair
The jaguar appear
Spirit of Anaconda
The triumph
Doctor
You are in a sleep
Let your journey start

Divine intervention
The science fiction chops on guitars, on guitars
Some sexy avant-garde travel passion
For life and all of its diversity

I lay outside, feeling here, feeling so free
And I was laughing
Crying out so very loudly
How much I love the universe

 

Caroline

Well Caroline
A friend of mine
Ask for a song to sing about the things you do and you've done
But it's hard to get in everything

Well Caroline
It's such a fine life
Some people take a rebirth on this Earth
Livin' their lives for all that they're worth

Like a drop slippin' into the silver sea
Yeah that's the way you know it's gonna be
Like a drop slippin' into the silver sea (Caroline)
Yeah that's the way you know it's gonna be

Yeah Caroline
Spirit sublime
Love in action, action indeed
With all this merit you're bound to succeed

Ooh Caroline
Maya has not made you blind
Compassion and mercy for you every day
You can only keep it by giving it away

Like a drop slippin' into the silver sea (Caroline)
Yeah that's the way you know it's gonna be (Caroline)
Like a drop slippin' into the silver sea (Caroline)
Yeah that's the way you know it's gonna be

Like a drop slippin' into the silver sea (Caroline)
Yeah that's the way you know it's gonna be (Caroline)
Like a drop slippin' into the silver sea (Caroline)
Yeah that's the way you know it's gonna be

 

Immigrants Travel

I am Suprere [0:33]
My name means the sky
My sister set me there
A light off the dome

My brother Surhail [0:49]
Is a name of a star
From a lineage of astronomers
That's who we are

My father is a doctor like his father before him
My mother, too, she is a physician
Persians and Iranians, the Middle East
Asians and Aryans and Jewish not the least

And the immigrants will find their way to a new home
They're never swayed or persuaded
May they find a welcome

I lived all over the USA
I operate on hearts
I am an itinerant surgeon
This is where the future starts
Relationships and home addresses
They've come and gone
Maybe true knowledge is in my head
Or maybe in a Church song

Sometimes I realize I have kept ??? [2:52] possibilities alive
Like a bone hovering in the air
Never hitting the ground
Unbeware immediate [3:03]
When those arteries unravel
After all I'm an immigrant
And immigrants travel

And the immigrants will find their way to a new home
They're never swayed or persuaded
May they find a welcome

And the immigrants will find their way to a new home
They're never swayed or persuaded
May they find a welcome

May they find a welcome

 

Is This Heaven

Is this Heaven
A quarter to seven
And I'm level on this earth
Is this life
I thought there might have been a bit more to like
And every devil has his worth

Is this morning
In the corner
And I'm foaming at its mouth
Is this daylight
I thought it might have been a bit more different tonight
The night of the north, the day of the south

Is this okay
I didn't wake up today
So I'm playing someone else
Is this heat
I think it should burn away and delete
I think it could be much hotter myself

Every song that you hear
Oh baby, that's my voice in your ear
Every time you feel kind
Oh baby, they're my words in your mind

 

A Song For Mike

Coming back sometime to pick up my tambourine
Yeah, the one that's hanging in your home
Oh Mike, I think you know the one I mean

And like they keep telling us
Think they got it wrong
They say math and music are the same thing
Here's a new number for ya, call it Mike's song

So I sing a song for Mike
You can all join in whenever you like

Yeah, I hear San Collar's [1:30] kinda pretty
At this time of year
And your lovely wife thinks you're freakishly bright
Now ain't that the kind of thing you love to hear

And she says she loves you
And no that can't be bad
Yeah she says she loves you Mike
You know you should be glad

So I sing a song for Mike
You can all join in whenever you like

Hey Mike, I hear you like to travel
And the family hike
And if you really dig those Beatles
Then as peoples we two are so alike

They say all your students think you're wise and prudent
So good at what you do
Add it all up with three fine children
A lot of people got a lot of love for you

So I sing a song for Mike
You can all join in whenever you like

So I sing a song for Mike
You can all join in whenever you like

So I sing a song for Mike
You can all join in whenever you like

 

Watching Over My Tomorrows

Steps echo through these empty halls
While I see an angel face on every wall
I don't ever get used to not being around you
And all our years we built with love

And you never wanted me to write your song
Because it would mean that you have gone
To somewhere that I could never follow
And you are still watching over my tomorrow

But I feel get to live out a dream
But you and I girl, ??? [1:41] supreme
There's nothing that together we could not achieve
Your nature was to help out those you could

And you never wanted me to write your song
Because it would mean that you have gone
To somewhere that I could never follow
And you are still watching over my tomorrow

They say time heals but that's a lie
And I never wanted you to say goodbye
But I had no choice, this fight we could never win
The pools of tears that I have cried
Give me the time I wouldn't change a thing
Hope springs eternal, it needs no reason
To start anew with each new season
I know how much your love is there to guide me
Your blossoms blooming in a field of plenty
Fills my soul, it's so far from empty
And it's got a part of your remains inside me

And you are still watching over my tomorrow
You are still watching over my tomorrow
Say that you are still watching over my tomorrow
And you are still watching over my tomorrow
You are still watching
And you are still watching
And you are still watching over my tomorrow

 

Signs And Symbols

In the hunger and the need
There's the human and the greed
In the war and the pain
There is reason to remain

See the children and their fears
Through the mother's eyes and tears
Fragile hands of the weak
Holding icons in defeat

Signs and symbols in the sand
Apparitions in the land
Leaders fall down to pray
Others find another way

Let the writing on the wall
Be your guide to the door
Let the writing on the wall
Be your sign to the shore

Stay inside and stay blind
Look, what you left behind
You will see nothing at all
Come outside and see the light

Keep your hands on the road
Keep your eyes on the wheel
Keep your thoughts in your head
It's a long drive home

Leaders fall down to pray
Others find another way
By the side of the road
The soldier often dies

Through the pain and the rain
Through the love and through the hate
Through the whispers and the lies
It's a long drive home

In the hunger and the need
There's the human and the greed
See the children and their fears
Through the mother's eyes and tears
Fragile hands of the weak
Signs and symbols in the sand
Apparitions in the land
Leaders fall down to pray
Stay inside and stay blind
Look, what you left behind
(what you left behind)

 

Never Tomorrow

From a distance you look beautiful
But up close it's all gone wrong

In an instant you were wonderful
But up close it's mostly gone

There will be good days to follow
But never another tomorrow

In a moment you were plentiful
But up close it's overdone

There will be good days to follow
But never another tomorrow

From a distance you look beautiful
But up close it's all gone wrong

 

Lectoure Blue

I evoke Elektra and Miranda
And I twin them those blue
Blue like Monica Bellucci
Blue like bastard hotel universes, too

I am a doctor, I am a singer
And I operate my opera in theaters blue
In the Pyrenees, baby I burn to freeze
And the only one I ever please is you

She's gone away
Just like Chloé [1:36] and Johnny Hallyday
Me, I'm gonna stay
Now it's blue everyday

And I'm thinking about sweet Napoleon
And his Marshal Jean, they both look good in blue
Blue like a Roman mausoleum museum
Blue like the blues I sing for you

And I'm thinking about the bluish starfish
That my turquoise pastel fractal's breaking through
And I'm still thinking about eternity
Then there will always be another blue

She's gone away
Just like Chloé [3:40] and Johnny Hallyday
Me, I'm gonna stay
Now it's blue everyday
Now it's blue everyday