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Martyrs And Madmen
(Steve Swindells)

Random faces populate of pockets on my brain
Lonely torched heroes with darkness all full of pain
People crying out for blood to keep them entertained
I can't hold back anymore I can't keep anything contained
I'm captured, exited, so scared I'm sinking
The silence, I'm frightened, I can't help thinking
Of those.
Martyrs and madmen
They where rebels in there day
And the world made them sad men
Because it wouldn't go away.

Martyrs and madmen
Oh martyrs and madmen.

Now I'm tempted by the game,
I'm thrown into the ring
And if I turn out like they did I must do everything
Cause I must stop myself from turning into someone I don't know
Sitting in some hotel room with fire down below
I'm taking, my fight there, I see them screaming
I'm waking, from nightmares, I can't help dreaming
Of those
Martyrs and madmen
They where rebels in there day
And the world made them sad men
Because it wouldn't go away.

Martyrs and madmen
Oh martyrs and madmen.

There's no escaping alcohol,
Or needles straws and spoons
They always saying grace to someone breaking there cocoon
Are they destine to die lonely
Is it all some master plan
To hope that in some twenty years
Someone might understand.

Ooo martyrs and madmen
Ooo martyrs and madmen.

I'm captured, exited, so scared I'm sinking
The silence, I'm frightened, I can't help thinking
Of those.

Martyrs and madmen
They where rebels in there day
And the world made them sad men
Because it wouldn't go away.

Martyrs and madmen.


Treachery
(Steve Swindells)

Now he's a double agent playing espionage
Now he's a trouble maker with his playing cards
Up in the briefing room they plan there strategies
But he works on his own he's living dangerously
Hear them walking
Pacing floors and
 climbing up the walls
Hear them talking
Telling lies on
Transatlantic calls.

Treachery It's hanging in the cloud
Treachery It's hiding in the crowd

People walk along the while with sensitivity
Some whisper in the wings of a conspiracy
Some like to keep there distance and identity
But always walk alone with some uncertainty
See them filing
Information
Covering there tracks
See them smiling
Admiration
With knives behind their backs

Treachery It's hanging in the cloud
Treachery It's hiding in the crowd
Treachery
Treachery
Treachery
It's hanging in the clouds.

Treachery
Treachery
Treachery
It's hanging in the clouds.


You Put Something Better Inside Me
(J. Egan - G. Rafferty)

I could look out the windows
Or stare at the wall
  It really didn't matter
No I just didn't care at all
Could be sitting by the water
 Counting every stone
Cause nothing means nothing
When you're empty and on your own.

But you put something better
Inside of me
You put something better
Inside of me
Makes me so much stronger
Oh I'm amazed at the change in me.

Well I knew what I was doing
Oh I was running away
Busy going nowhere
Oh just wasting the time of day
Walking down the road
And kicking up the stones
Cause nothing means nothing
When your empty and on your own.

But you put something better
Inside of me
You put something better
Inside of me
Makes me so much stronger
Oh I'm amazed at the change in me.

(Sax Solo)

Oh you put something better
Inside of me
You put something better
Inside of me
Makes me so much stronger
Oh I'm amazed at the change in me.


WDK 2008

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