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Lyrics – Lektra Lights

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1 Perfect World

Where would we be on a perfect run?
Five, four, three, two, one, here we come
The thrill has just begun

Bring it
Hopelessness, elation
Every high and low sensation
Bite of the apple and away we run
Perfectly undone

Perfectly lost, perfectly found
Picking each other up off the ground
Eyes wide open, it’s all here
Just don’t blink, don’t fear, fear




Where would we be on a perfect ride?
Ultra low heart rate thumping inside
Adrenaline high, bloody knees, free to fly

Bring it
Hopelessness, elation
Every high and low sensation
Bite of the apple and away we ride
Perfectly alive

Perfectly lost, perfectly found
Picking each other up off the ground
Eyes wide open, it’s all here
Just don’t blink, don’t fear
A perfect ride would leave nothing out–
No sun, no rain
A perfect ride would leave nobody out–
No pain, no gain
[solo]

Perfectly lost, perfectly found
Maybe the one who is on the ground
Eyes wide open, it’s all here
Just don’t blink, don’t fear
A perfect world would leave nothing out–
No sun, no rain
A perfect world would leave nobody out–
No pain, no gain

A perfect world, a perfect friend
In joy and pain to the bitter end
For a willing heart, a brand new start
For a willing heart, a brand new start
Perfectly painted

Firebird

They didn’t notice the things she didn’t say
Didn’t care about who wasn’t in the way
Too busy flying, to think of her
Down on the ground

They didn’t comment on the art she didn’t paint
Or the fancy kind of moves she didn’t make
She thought she had better play it safe
She was stuck on the ground

With fire inside, she cries–

If I could only take my turn
Well maybe I would crash and I would burn
But maybe from the ashes I
Would rise up like a, would rise up like a
Firebird
I’d fly

She couldn’t feel the color, shadows couldn’t make
Couldn’t fight the wind that wasn’t in her way
Too busy hiding, to lift her wings
Up off the ground

With fire inside, she cries–


 
If I could only take my turn
Well maybe I would crash and I would burn
But maybe from the ashes I
Would rise up like a, would rise up like a
Firebird
I’ll try

If I don’t try, you lose
I gotta ignite for you
Ashes to embers to fiery dawn
Ignite for you
Leap of faith into the flame
Into the flame, I’m gonna take my turn
And maybe I will crash and I will burn
But baby from the ashes I
Will rise up like a, will rise up like a
Firebird

You’d better believe she’ll
Take her turn, take her turn

Even if I crash and burn
‘Cause baby from the ashes I
Will rise up like a, will rise up like a
Firebird, a firebird, a firebird
I’ll fly

3 Machete Man

A shape alone
In the shadows unknown
A gleam, a blade
They start to give way
A ray or two
A flash breaks through
From motion, commotion
Emerges a man

Lead, follow, or get out of his way
No time to talk, beware the shiny blade
No words to waste, he’s got a trail to blaze

He’s got a trail to blaze
It might be a new way
But he’ll get there someday
As long as it’s his way
Machete man, oh, oh-oh
Machete man

A primal need
a tribe to feed
A scarred-up man
Weapon in hand
A threat to thrash
A thorny patch for the taking
Hearts breaking
Straight to the point

Lead, follow, or get out of his way
No time to talk, beware the shiny blade
No words to waste, he’s got a trail to blaze

He’s got a trail to blaze
It might be a new way
But he’ll get there someday
As long as it’s his way
Machete man, oh, oh-oh
Machete man

Looking all around
What used to be pointless, tangled ground
They now can see what it is that he has done

Running all around
Who knows if he’ll ever touch the ground
Enough to see what it is that he has done
Who it is that he has won

[solo]

He’s got a trail to blaze
It might be a new way
But he’ll get there someday
As long as it’s his way
Machete man, oh, oh-oh
Machete man
Machete man

4 Take Back the Day

Na, na, na, na, na, na, nah (x4)
Let’s go to the canyon
The city we’ll abandon
Just you and me and the melody
You and me and the melody

Na, na, na, na, na, na, nah (x2)
A mountain in the way of the hurries of the day
No walls or doors, where spirits can soar
Let’s go to the canyon, the city we’ll abandon

Here we are
Let’s raise our hands to the day
‘Cause what we are
Is what we make of our day
Together we’ll stand and take back the day
Take back the day, hey 
Take back the day, hey
Take back the day

Na, na, na, na, na, na, nah
Let’s make our own adventure
A memory we can treasure
Just you and me and the melody
You and me and the melody

Na, na, na, na, na, na, nah (x2)
Scramble on the rocks
See a rabbit or a fox
Ride a horse, race a bike
Say a prayer, take a hike
Let’s make our own adventure
A memory we can treasure

Here we are
Let’s raise our hands to the day
‘Cause what we are
Is what we make of our day
Together we’ll stand and take back the day
Take back the day, hey
Take back the day, hey
Take back the day

Na, na, na, na, na, na, nah
Let’s ride into the sunset
Go somewhere we haven’t gone yet
Just you and me and the melody
You and me and the melody

We can climb, oh-oh we can climb
Where the mountains rise into a starry sky
Let’s ride into the sunset
Go somewhere we haven’t gone yet

Here we are
Let’s raise our hands to the day
‘Cause what we are
Is what we make of our day
Together we’ll stand and take back the day
Take back the day, hey
Take back the day, hey
Take back the day, hey
Na, na, na, na, na, na, nah


5 Desert Evening Primrose

Who-oo-oo, oo-oo, who?
Desert evening primrose
Don’t underestimate her
Where she’s going, she knows
Nobody else can shake her
Who?
Desert evening primrose
Who-oo

Tissue thin angel wings
Flutter on the desert floor
Her white hot grace will singe
You to the utter core
If you can’t take the heat, turn away

Angel of a devil, angel of a devil
Or devil of an angel?
Angel of a devil, angel of a devil
Or devil of an angel?
Who, who-oo, who-oo, who?

Beware the down to earth side
Nothing’s just for granted
Try to leave her hot and dry
She’ll bloom where she’s planted
Who?
Desert evening primrose
Who-oo?

Angel of a devil, angel of a devil
Or devil of an angel
Angel of a devil, angel of a devil
Or devil of an angel?
Depending on your side of the fence
Angel of a devil, angel of a devil
Or devil of an angel?
Angel of a devil, angel of a devil
Or devil of an angel?
Who? oo-oo, oo-oo
Desert evening primrose


[solo]

Desert evening
Gathering strength from the desert
She wakes even the sun
You’d better run
Primrose knows
You can stomp on a flower
But you can’t stop the power of the sun
She’ll take the sun

Angel of the desert, angel of the desert
Or desert of the angel
Angel of the desert, angel of the desert
Or desert of the angel?
Run while you still have the chance
Angel of the desert, angel of the desert
Or desert of the angel?
Angel of the desert, angel of the desert
Or desert of the angel?

6 Backwards Evolution

One step forward
Two steps back
How am I ever gonna get it right?

I’m all thumbs, opposable thumbs
Can’t scale the ladder
Try as I might

Drownin’ in the gene pool, drownin’
Knuckles in the sand
Tryin’ to be cool, tryin’
Monkey of a man

Love is the link
Missing, I think I, I, I

I’m falling back, to the stone age
I’m falling back, to the cave
Backwards evolution, theory proven
I’m falling, falling backwards
To the dust where I was made

Survival of the fittest
The best and the biggest
I’m running as fast as I can
Spinning my wheels faster, still
Just a monkey of a man

Only difference is reason
Reason is love
Without it I’m sinking
In the mud

Love is the link, missing
I think I, I, I

I’m falling back, to the stone age
I’m falling back, to the cave
Backwards evolution, theory proven
I’m falling, falling

Turning ‘round, looking out, out of my cave
Out is up, up is out, I cannot wait
What is this creation all about?
Looking up, crawling out of my cave

And I know, I, NO-I-TU-LOVE

[solo] [backwards solo]

I’m falling back, to the stone age
I’m falling back, to the cave
Backwards evolution, theory proven
I’m falling, falling

[I try]
I’m falling back, to the stone age
[to fulfill]
I’m falling back, to the cave
[my design]

[Slip and slide]
Backwards evolution, theory proven
[On my primordial slime]
I’m falling, falling
[And then I see you smile]
I’m falling, falling
I’m falling, falling
I’m falling, falling
I’m falling, falling
I’m falling, falling

7 Skip a Beat

How is it that you make me skip a beat?
Skip a beat?
How is it that you make me skip a beat?
Skip a beat?

My mind is lost
My heart is hot
It’s really not
What I thought
Skip a beat

My mind is lost
My heart is hot
It’s really not
What I thought
Skip a beat
Skip a beat

Just when I was solid as a rock
You came and made me roll
You made me roll
A classic ballad suddenly about to explode
‘Bout to explode
So ski, so ski
So skiwampus is your hold, is your hold
So ski, so ski
So skip, skip, skip a beat



How is it that you make me skip
Skiiiiiiip a beat?
Skiiiip skip a beat?

The drummer rocks
All hope is lost
It’s really not
What I thought
Skip a beat

The drummer rocks
All hope is lost
It’s really not
What I thought
Skiiiiip a beat

I am the strings you are the bow
I am the rock you are the roll
I am the song you are the soul
How you rocked the boat
I’ll never know

[7/8 solo]

Now come on baby, make me skip a beat
Skiiip a beat
So ski, so ski
So skip, skip, skip a beat
So ski, so ski
So skip, skip, skip a beat

8 Catalina Island

It’s what you, do
It’s what you, do

[He said]
You have such a pretty face
So sad to see you frown
I know of a little place
That could turn it upside down

[He said]
Pressures piling on your plate
Lifting everyone else but slipping down
Slipping down, slipping away

I know everybody just can’t live without you
But you know, oh, oh, oh
You don’t have a soul, you are a soul
A lodge in a garden
Let’s free the soul, free the soul
So, what do you say?

Catalina’s just a boat ride away
I wanna steal you, take you away
Catalina’s just a boat ride away
Let me steal you, take you away

[He said]
You have such a pretty face
So sad to see you frown
It’s probably me, what’s
Bringing you down

We took a gamble
Rolled the dice
Didn’t always play ‘em nice
We threw all the darts
Now you’re playing the ace of hearts

[He said]
Coulda, woulda, shoulda
Could I get another try?
Coulda, woulda, shoulda
Could I get another try?
To show my love to you, who showed me
Love’s not what you say, it’s what you do
Love’s not what you say, it’s what you do

Do you remember floating over
The threshhold in white?
How did we get so far
From that holy night?

And how did we ever
Vow to the grave
Inspired and brave
In love and insane?

[He said]
Catalina’s just a boat ride away
I wanna steal you, take you away
Catalina’s just a boat ride away
Let me steal you, take you away
Let me steal you, let me steal you
A boat ride away
Take you away

I still love you and I would love to
But I’ve got more now to make me stay

Now they need me and now I need me
To know that I can be o.k.

9 Romeo

Can I go forward
When my heart is here?

Romeo
Teach me what it is to be human
Romeo
Show me how to treasure despair
I don’t know
What it means to be human
All I know
Is it’s nice to know you’re there for me
Shadow of a broken dream

Lost to a climb
Too steep or too high
Love is a smoke
Raised with the fume of sighs


Welcome to the club called human
We’ve all been there
Aah, aah
Some grief shows much of love
So treasure despair
Aah, aah

Juliet
If you could see the strength
Of your legacy
Juliet
You gave your all
Followed your heart
Faithful yet
It all came down to the timing
No regrets
It’s nice to know you’re there for me
Shadow of a broken dream

Lost to a climb
Too steep or too high
Love is a smoke
Raised with the fume of sighs


Welcome to the club called human
we’ve all been there
Aah, aah
Some grief shows much of love
So treasure despair
Aah, aah

[solo]

Aah, aah
Some grief shows much of love
So treasure despair
Aah, aah

How sweet is love itself possess’d
When but love’s shadows are so rich
Shadows are so rich in joy

(italics from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet)

10 Moments Before

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Into the blue

Chapter ended
Time suspended
Can’t put the book down
Can’t put it down
Warmth of faces
Emotions and spaces
Still dance around
Still dance around

Time is a taker
A giver of doors
Wait for a moment
The next one is yours, and

Waltz with me here at the end
I need you now like you needed me then
We’ll spin around this old floor
Where I used to spin you
It seems, just moments before

Always remember
These pages together
Written so proud
Oh, so proud
Scars to know
Laugh lines to show
We danced out loud
We danced out loud

Time is a taker
A giver of doors
Wait for a moment
The next one is yours, and

Waltz with me here at the end
I need you now like you needed me then
We’ll spin around this old floor
Where I used to spin you
It seems, just moments before

Take off, forever be true
Brush the sky a bright shade of new
I will, I will always love you
Into the blue 

I’ll waltz with you here
Before I begin
You need me now
I needed you then (into the blue)
We’ll spin around this old floor
Where you used to spin me (into the blue)

Where I used to spin you

We’ll spin around this old floor
Where you used to spin me

Where I used to spin you
We’ll spin, we’ll spin
We’ll spin right here
In the moments before.

11 We Make a Team

You’re crazy to think of me like that
I’m not that strong, not that fast
And your expectations simply can’t last
I’m gonna die, watch me crash
You’re seeing things impossible in me
That I’m thinking I could never be

But you’re still there and I’m still here
We built this thing together
Let’s kick it into gear

We push our limits
Pull our hearts
Break down the walls and fall apart
We rock a mile
Further than we know we can
We push, we pull
We break, we grow
And when we’re brought to tears
We both know
I’m crazy to come to you like this
With just a dream, just a wish
And weaknesses in light of the abyss
Bridge over that, consider this
I’m asking things impossible of you
That I’m thinking even you could never do

But you’re still there and I’m still here
We built this thing together
Let’s kick it into gear

We push our limits, pull our hearts
Break down the walls and fall apart
We run a mile
Further than we know we can
We push, we pull
We break, we grow
And when we’re brought to tears
We both know
It’s tough
I gotta trust

We make a team, yeah
We make a team, yeah
We make a team, yeah
We make a team

We push, we pull
We break, we grow
And when we face our fears
We both know

We make a team, yeah
I’m finally soaring free
We make a team, yeah
You’re soaring next to me
We make a team, yeah
We make a team