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Mr. Mister Song Lyrics

Album: I Wear The Face (1984)

Produced and engineered by Peter McIan

 

Hunters of the Night (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang-G. Ghiz)

 

He’s a lean and hungry hunter

On the street tonight the fire’s bright

She’s in his sight

She’s a lonely little dancer

Out to find a daring new romance

The girl takes a chance

 

CHORUS:

Hunters of the night

Find their love where they might

We’re all hunters of the night

 

She can see her lonely stranger

Standing in the cold street corner light

There in the night

She can feel his arms surround her

Wanting this embrace to never end

Still once again

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

See the lean and hungry hunter

Standing in the cold street corner light

There in the night

She can feel his arms surround her

Wanting this embrace to never end

Still once again

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Code of Love (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

She said I read her diary

Her secret inner fantasies

She said I broke the code of love

 

I caught her going through my drawers

And offence I felt of course

And then she broke the code of love

 

CHORUS:

You broke it—you know you did—yeah

You broke it—I watched you do it

The code of love should never be broken

The code of love—words remain unspoken

 

She always thought she was my world

But I know lots of other girls

They made me break the code of love

 

We had a real prefab-type thing

A docile domestic home scene

Until we broke the code of love

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

Code of…code of…code of…

 

Partners In Crime (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

Is this a world of strangers

A cold and cruel light

Or can I call this place my home

I’ll step into the danger

If only for one night

I can’t keep living all alone

 

This time you could be my only one

This time we gotta take a chance

‘Cause you and I are

 

CHORUS:

Partners in crime

Caught between what’s right and wrong

We’re two of a kind

Partners in crime

When you think you can’t go on

You’ll reach out and find

Together we survive

 

I can’t control the anger

These feelings deep inside

It makes my body feel so cold

I searched so many faces

Too many desperate nights

I need someone like you to hold

 

This time I could be your only one

This time we gotta take a chance

‘Cause you and I are

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

Partners in crime

Partners in crime

 

32 (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

Fallin’, fallin’, fallin…

 

This is your pilot speaking

We’re losing altitude

Just when emotion’s peaking

Awakening is rude

I’ve seen that disbelieving look upon your face

Now watch our bodies

Both as one we fall through space

 

CHORUS:

32

Do a 32

Do a 32

And keep falling

 

Now all the constellations

Look just like you and me

The earth keeps getting closer

The force of gravity

Second per second becomes hour after hour

Into infinity we fall together

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Runaway (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

She plays it so dramatic—a silhouette of soul

It’s automatic—he won’t ever let go

She want a tender lover—a clean and honest man

Why she keeps on running—I just don’t understand

 

CHORUS:

Runaway

Why do you run away

Come on stay

Just stay tonight

Runaway

You’re just a runaway

Come on stay

It’ll be alright

 

In between the faces

And on the out of bounds

They could find the places

No one else could have found

Now she’s in expectation

He’s in search of truth

A simple soul equation

One and one heart is two

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

Now she’s walking down the fine line

She told me what will happen next time

She’s gonna run away

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Talk The Talk (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

Talk to me

Tell me what you’re thinking

Talk to me

Say the words I want to hear

I can be entertaining

I know what you like

I know what you want to do

 

Don’t be a—don’t be a stranger

I wanna—I wanna take you

Somewhere that—somewhere that we can

 

CHORUS:

Talk the talk

Start up a conversation

Talk the talk

Put me inside your mind

Talk the talk

It could be a revelation

Talk the talk

We’re talkin’ the talk this time

 

Talk to me

I can see you want to

Talk to me

Say the words I want to hear

We can be entertaining

I know what you like

I know what you want to see

 

Don’t be a—don’t be a stranger

I wanna—I wanna take you

Somewhere that—somewhere that we can

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

I’ll Let You Drive (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

I drive the night to my destination

Locked in my sights in front of me

You’ve got the map and all the directions

You see all the turns I’d never see

 

CHORUS:

I’ll let you drive

Get me out of here

I’ll let you drive

Drive away my fear

 

On the highway

Far out of the city

I see the red lights in my mirror dear

We’d better pull over and talk quickly

Find exactly where we go from here

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

I Get Lost Sometimes (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

Sometimes I roam the night

I come home in the morning light

I guess sometimes I get carried away

But you know me really good

I don’t do what you think I should

But somehow you know it’s gonna be okay

 

CHORUS:

I get lost sometimes

But you find me

I get lost sometimes

I get lost sometimes

But you find me

I get lost sometimes

 

She wakes up to the telephone

Come and drive your boyfriend home

He gave us your number, he’s feeling no pain

The little girl she understands

She loves the boy inside the man

Just hurry back to mama

Back to mama she say

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

She got magic—I know it

She got magic—I know it

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

I Wear The Face (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

It used to be that life was just a game

Got used to dancing each step the same

Well I got so tired

So disillusioned with it all

Standing at the threshold

Waiting for the call

 

CHORUS:

I wear the face of change

It never looks the same

I wear the face of change

My face is changing

 

I hear someone talking on the telephone

A distant stranger in monotone

I don’t know your name but I recognize the face

We were once the same but in another place

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Life Goes On (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang-P. Mastelotto)

 

Mama prays her baby grows up big and strong, oh yeah

Somewhere else a heart has stopped but life goes on, oh yeah

 

CHORUS:

Life goes on and on

Life is transition

Life goes on—life goes

Life in transition

Life goes on—life goes

 

Papa tells his children don’t you be afraid, oh yeah

Just mind your business, go on living every day, oh yeah

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

Life goes on yeah, don’t you worry

Life goes on

Life goes on—life goes on—life goes on—life goes on

 

Mama prays her baby grows up big and strong

Life goes on, life goes on

Somewhere else a heart has stopped but life goes on

Life goes on, life goes on

Life goes on and on and on…

 

Oh yeah

 

Album: Welcome to the Real World (1985)

Produced by Mr. Mister and Paul De Villiers

 

Black/White (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang-S. Farris-P. Mastelotto)

 

We are two shadows moving on a wall

Two characters both weak and strong

We chant and we dance

We draw ourselves in

Then we run from each other again

 

CHORUS:

Love is so strange

How we change from day to night

Love is so strange

How we change from black to white

 

I draw a picture of your face

Another time, another place

We are the ones who fell into this love

We must be in the right place

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

Uniform of Youth (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang-S. Farris-P. Mastelotto)

 

I don’t think I like this place

I don’t think I like your face

I don’t know if I’ll stick around

I don’t know, I just might leave town

 

I don’t care much what people say

Nothing’s perfect anyway

No one said that the world was fair

All I want is for you to care

 

CHORUS:

I’m wearing a uniform of youth

And I hold on

I’m wearing a uniform of youth

And I hold on

 

Dress it up, play it down

Take it out and kick it around

Never mind that I’m not like you

I’ll just do what I have to do

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Don’t Slow Down (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang-S. Farris)

 

I look into your mind

And see the dream that I’ve been searching for

I’ll search no more

The age of innocence

Is never truly spent when there is love

Still there to touch

 

CHORUS:

So don’t slow down

The wheels are turning

The fire’s burning in us now

Don’t slow down

Don’t lose the magic

We’ve come too far to turn back now

 

I ask to share your dreams

Recalling empty scenes

You hesitate

It’s not too late

I wish into your eyes

The truth of what I am behind the mask

Beyond the past

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Run To Her (R. Page-S. George-S. Farris-P. Mastelotto)

 

I see myself locked in her arms

She looks inside my soul

She is much too beautiful

To ever let go

Time—it passes much too fast

Time—I want to make it last

 

CHORUS:

Oh I run to her

I run to her

 

Yesterday’s a vivid dream

She came into my life

The sun was shining brightly

As we talked into the night

Time—it passes much too fast

Time—I want to make it last

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

Into My Own Hands (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang-S. Farris)

 

Last night I had a desperate dream

I was standing in the winter rain

Footsteps close behind me

Somebody called out my name

 

No magic mirrors can erase

These lines of living on my face

Lessons learned and lost

 

CHORUS:

Take this life

Into my own hands

Make this world

Into my own land

Take this life

I’ll take my stand

Take this world

Into my own hands

 

I was walking in the summer sun

Thinking that my life had just begun

How wrong could I be

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Is It Love? (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang-P. Mastelotto)

 

I say I love you

And hold you near me

You say I scare you

Well that’s your fear

I know the message

My heart is sending

But you don’t read it

You keep me guessing

 

CHORUS:

Is it love

Is it love we’re after

Is it love

Is it—is it love

 

The broken record

Goes round and round

Within a circle

Without a sound

I’m underwater

In overdrive

You hide in laughter

What’s on your mind

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Kyrie (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

Kyrie eleison

Kyrie eleison

Kyrie

 

The wind blows hard against this mountainside

Across the sea into my soul

It reaches into where I cannot hide

Setting my feet upon the road

 

My heart is old, it holds my memories

My body burns a gemlike flame

Somewhere between the soul and soft machine

Is where I find myself again

 

CHORUS:

Kyrie eleison, down the road that I must travel

Kyrie eleison, through the darkness of the night

Kyrie eleison, where I’m going will you follow

Kyrie eleison, on a highway in the light

 

When I was young I thought of growing old

Of what my life would mean to me

Would I have followed down my chosen road

Or only wished what I could be

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Broken Wings (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

Baby, don’t understand

Why we can’t just hold on to each other’s hands

This time may be the last I fear

Unless I make it all too clear

I need you so

 

CHORUS:

Take these broken wings

And learn to fly again, learn to live so free

And when we hear the voices sing

The book of love will open up and let us in

Take these broken wings

 

Baby, I think tonight

We can take what went wrong and make it right

Baby, it’s all I know

That you’re half of the flesh and blood that makes me whole

I need you so

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Tangent Tears (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

Through all the ragged truth

You left one poignant lie

A nice series of words for goodbye

Who’s playing on your team

He has a certain flair

I don’t see you around anywhere

 

CHORUS:

I cry when you’re not here

I keep crying tangent tears

I cry when you’re not here

Everything I see reminds me

Crying tangent tears

 

I’m stuck on inter phase

My heart does not forget

Checking out at this point is no sweat

Chill factor number nine

You made my heart go blind

You act so cold but you still look so fine

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Welcome to the Real World (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang-S. Farris)

 

I’m crying tears of joy

I’m crying tears of pain

I’m crying tears of joy

They run down my face into a river

That winds its way into your life

Welcome little one

To this place of earth and stone

Welcome little one

All blue eyes and innocence

The world is so much colder than your own soft glance

 

Hey it’s a human race

Hey it’s a brave new place

Hey now you’re at the gate

 

CHORUS:

Welcome to the real world

There’s so much to learn

Welcome to the real world

Welcome to the real world

There’s so much to do

Welcome to the real world

 

The past is a memory

The chains that were choking me

I’m crying tears of pain

I’m crying tears of joy

I see my freedom lying in my arms tonight

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Album: Go On…(1987)

Produced by Mr. Mister and Kevin Killen

 

Stand And Deliver (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

Some people hate and expect affection

Some people lie and demand the truth

I gotta ask myself if it’s soul deception

Is this a natural thing that we all just do

 

We take such pleasure from pain

I’m just tired of playing that game

Some things you’ve got to change

 

CHORUS:

You gotta stand and deliver

With your body and soul

Stand and deliver

Just give me something to hold

Stand and deliver

If the truth can be told

We can make it together

If we stand—stand and deliver

 

Sometimes my mind drives me to distraction

I gotta shut all the windows and lock the doors

And every time I get a little bit of satisfaction

I see the walls come tumbling to the floor

 

But I know that in this life

You gotta stand up for what feels right

Each day and every night

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Healing Waters (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang-S. Farris-P. Mastelotto)

 

Yellow moon

Face of the prophet

Shooting star

Light up the heavens

Shine down, shine down

On our tiny enterprise

Where do we go when all our time’s been wasted

Just keeping score on who is right or wrong

There’s no reason

 

CHORUS:

Follow the road

The road that leads us

Where the healing waters flow

Where do we go

When the world forsakes us

Where the healing waters flow

 

Silent god

Moving in my heart

Telling me

Not much I understand

But I—but I

Need to know so I fight on

Here every beast must feed upon the other

When will the lion lie down with the lamb

There’s no reason

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

There is a river running deep

Into my soul

Rushing like a vision over me

It flows

 

Where do we go when all our time’s been wasted

Just keeping score on who is right or wrong

There’s no reason

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Dust (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

The door slams

Dust falls down between the cracks

Some ran; some promised they’d be back

Saigon all gone to ashes and dust

A solo dance, a solo dance

 

CHORUS:

And when we leave we leave our dust

We slap our clothes, we shake it off

Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

Out of the dust reach tiny hands

TO touch their fathers in other lands

 

Love is locked into these lost eyes

Love is lost in these cold eyes

And in these wounds too raw to touch

Lie ashes, ashes, dust to dust

 

We are free

We are not alone

Listen to our sound

Take these hands of flesh and bone

Reaching out for love

 

Discards settle where they must

Never knowing who to trust

And in these dreams that lie in rust

Stir ashes, ashes, dust to dust

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

Something Real (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

Everyone’s looking for something real

Everyone ‘s taking all they can steal

Brother to sister, look at each 0other face to face

There’s something missing here in this human race

 

CHORUS:

Inside of me

(All we want is something real)

There’s a part of you

(We can make this last forever)

And I know inside of you

(Make a world where we can feel)

There’s a part of me

(We will always be together)

 

Person to person, place to place

We run from each other, lost in the race

Brother to sister, hold onto each other with all we got

Our time is coming, if we’re ready or not

Ready or not

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

The Tube (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

Hi dear, what’s on tonight

Let’s stay up and watch the tube

And bask in the big blue light

Bye, bye, real life

Checking into checking out

It’s saturation time

 

Perfect faces

Perfect background

Perfect everything

 

CHORUS:

I want to live in a dream that’s neverending

I want to love all the wasted time I’m spending

Tonight I can take it all the way

Because tonight I’m everything I wanted to be

 

Well dear

It’s a good thing

I don’t have to look at you

And you don’t have to look at me

I think that’s a good thing

 

We’re perfect strangers

Perfect, oh, oh, oh, oh

Perfect everything

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

Bare My Soul (R. Page-J. Lang-S. Farris)

 

I say these words to ring in your ears

I want these words to sing to your soul

To wrap around your eyes like a glimpse of tomorrow

Today our joy outweighs all our sorrow

 

CHORUS:

I will bare my soul to you

I’ll do anything you ask me

I’ll bare my soul to you

This is the best that I can do

 

I will bare my soul to you

Reach out your hand and touch me

And when the storm blows through

I will be there, I’ll be there

I’ll bare my soul to you

 

You think you know the man that is me

The one your heart denied you to see

When fear has made a lie of our perfect perception

The truth of love is in our redemption

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

Oh I say these words—they’re ringing

Can you hear these words I’m singing

I will bare my soul to you

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Control (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

This is about control

It’s about vision

My vision

My mission

Don’t tell me about what you think

I don’t care

No, I don’t care

 

CHORUS:

We all want control of our destiny

We all want control of our lives

We all want control of each other

We all see the fear in our eyes

 

An old man was sitting on a corner

He couldn’t remember where he lived

I felt so sad until he told me

He knew where he was and that was enough for him

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

Open my eyes to it

I can see that way too

Open your eyes to it

You can see that way too

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

Watching The World (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

Rockets launch us to outer space

Far away from the human wasteland

Bringing heaven to other worlds

Abandoning the home fires of our birth

There are fools who believe we can’t live here as one

There are wisemen who say it still can be done

 

CHORUS:

Who is watching the world

Who is changing the balance of power

Who is watching the world

Are we building a future or just standing still

 

We will harvest your fields of wheat

For the promise of food to eat

Forging plows from swords of war

We can stop all this fighting and open the door

Only fools would believe we can’t live here as one

Who is to say it cannot be done

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Power Over Me (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

I sit and watch you sleep

As you dream your dangerous dreams

I feel the healing heat

As the inner voices scream

 

Your pain is mine

My blood is yours

I feel so helpless just watching you

 

CHORUS:

This is the power over me

I’m rendered helpless

You’ve got me on my knees

 

You have the power over me

Nothing is certain

I wait for recovery

 

They say it’s always the same

Two steps forward and one step back

Whatever he arranges

We must do the best we can

 

Your pain is mine

My blood is yours

Can you hear me

I’m calling you

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

Man of a Thousand Dances (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang-S. Farris)

 

Who is following me

Who is following me

Should I run, should I hide

Should I act like different man
Will I ever face my fear

Who is following me

 

CHORUS:

Standing in the shadows

(I just don’t know)

Reaching for the light

(Just give me a sign)

Take this empty spirit

(Where will I go)

Throw away my pride

(What will I find)

 

Who is watching me

Somebody’s watching me

I get so close and lose it all

Get so high and then I fall

But I know through it all

He is watching me

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

I’m a man of a thousand dances

I’m a man of a thousand dreams

I’m a man of a thousand dances

Just a man and I want to be free

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE

 

The Border (R. Page-S. George-J. Lang)

 

We

We must go on now

Wherever people go

Who go on together

Now

Try to hold on now

Too many of us have run

Run out of the circle

 

Are you listening

Are you breathing

I need you near me

No I’m not leaving

I’m in no hurry to do this alone

 

CHORUS:

I am standing here

My arms open wide

I am waiting here

Heart in my hand

On the border

 

Every step we take gives us

The strength to go on

And all the love we make

Gets us closer to home

 

Dreams

Dreams may seduce you

But sooner or later they’re gone

And you’re back where you started

Look

Look at these scars now

How many wounds does it take

Before we are healing

 

Can we go on now

From what we have done now

Yes we must go on

Our questions unanswered

I know what we’re after

Is right here in our hands

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

I can see it all so clearly now

I can hear your voice in a song

And it breaks down inside my soul

Takes me down this winding road

We can find our way back home

 

We

We must go on now

Wherever people go who go on together

 

REPEAT CHORUS TIL FADE