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Jon and Vangelis lyrics: Short stories

Jon and Vangelis: Short story lyrics

  1    Curious Electric     6:42        Cover from the Jon and Vangelis album: Short stories lyrics
2/3 Each And Everyday 5:08
Bird Song
4 I Hear You Now 5:11
5 The Road 4:31
6 Far Away In Baagad 8:02
7/8 Love is 6:18
One More Time
9 Thunder 2:13
10 A Play Within A Play   7:02
Total playing time 45:11

Jon and Vangelis:
In September 1975 Anderson appeared on the Vangelis album 'Heaven and Hell' with the song "So long ago, so clear" (Lyrics: Jon Anderson).
Jon Anderson played harp on the Vangelis album: "Opera Sauvage" (1979)
In 1980 Jon Anderson started recording again with Vangelis and in the summer of 1980 Jon & Vangelis released there first album: 'Short Stories'.
Jon Anderson also contributed (vocals) on de Vangelis album "See You Later" (1980) in two songs: Suffocation" and "See You Later".

All Jon and Vangelis albums:
Jon and Vangelis - short Stories (1980)
Jon and Vangelis - the Friends of Mr. Cairo - lyrics (1981)
Jon and Vangelis - Private Collection - lyrics (1983)
Jon and Vangelis - Page of Life - lyrics (1991)
Jon and Vangelis - Page of Life - lyrics (1998) - re-release with different tracks.

Short Stories:
Composed by Jon Anderson and Vangelis
Lyrics and vocals by Jon Anderson
Produced, arranged and performed by Vangelis
Copyright owned by: Spheric B.V., Holland and Topographic Music Limited and  Warner Bros.

Lyrics taken from sleeve of LP.


Curious electric lyrics

Sitting here in the television
Looking at the tube
Sitting next to me

He's not been very well lately
He told me so
He's been crying
A little bit
And I ain't lyin'

But we're sitting it out
Watching "Match of the Day".
curious electric
curious electric
You know we've all gotta go anyway
I said we've all gotta go anyway

And I wouldn't mind being last in line
To see such joy and fruitfulness.
When everyone discovers short stories

la la la la la ......

ahhhhh ...

short stories



Each and every day lyrics

Each and everyday I time the waiting wind
All the stars that shine this evening
Came to greet you now
At last, the way, I'll protect you when you're lonely
By guiding you 'round

Tears won't ever leave you like the autumn leaves
Bearing fruit, that seasons everything
It's everything to me

That life will never end
Those tears will show the light,
Coming through the night

If there's anything around that tries to get,
To you doesn't mean your love can't make the moment right
Better best to try it I've found,
It makes the evening bright
It's all been down
We treat us down
And I just saw the man giving peace a kindly hand.

It doesn't even end in a dream
Things are never quite the way they seem
All in all/you're really
So much more
Each and everyday, each and everyday
Each and everyday, each and everyday,
I'll guard you till the end.


Bird song lyrics

Took a little love, walked thru a garden
Who can I see, in and around your hand
Looking to the top, as he feeds beside you
Humming bird, close to your hand

it was for a reason I did not see before, it was (it was);
someone did give me eyes

That is nature sounding within
In the face of it
In the face of it there's nothing left to rhyme
and the more you try you'll understand
They'll be flying into your hand tomorrow.


I hear you now lyrics

After the first embrace from you my senses knew
The look of love was in your eyes
and after we first make love our senses tingle to
The touch oh how we hypnotize

Oh, to get the feeling on and on
Oh, just to get the feeling

Holding you closer in my arms we drift to heaven
Bringing in the morning light
And after all is said and done there's only us
We can make it right
So, our love will carry on and on
Now our love will be free, be free.

And when we play, love don't delay, I hear you now
For what was then, is what is now, anyhow
As I became a guest of love's tune here again
We'll carry on together like today.

After the first embrace from you I want you too
After the first embrace from you I want you too


The road lyrics

There's a road that takes me back
There the light has seen your face
To the place where I belong

There at last where I will wander
By the lake where time stands still.

There's a road I see before me
Made by the man who tells the tale

There's a road that travels all ways.
There's a road that's here I see
In the midst of all creation
There's a road for you and me.


Far away in Baagad lyrics

[foreign language]

T'was the dawn creation of the underworld
Caves were born with thunder rendered sheets
Of flame cascading light the morning light
The dawning of the underworld.

All regions of Earth and space did take their place
Features carved with colors raining all about
Then brightness of the morning sun
Oh, glory of the morning sun.

Tell me of the way of things and how such beauty
Can divide our hearts and hands while holding
Out so closely now.
King of kings will oversee the dawning of truth
The overworld, pain is borne as love surrenders
Higher ever higher ever true to you.

Surely tell me secrets of the morning mist
Rain will fall and wash us evermore beside the
Lake of learning-learning t'wards the winds of
Everflowing ease.

Speak oh speak of everlasting sleep a point
Inside where one will never ever hide away
Never ever hide away
Far away in Baagad.
Far away in Baagad.

eehh..., aahhh..., oohhhh...


Love is lyrics

I will be here with you
To find love is
For your love
I'll carry on, to know
That love, it is
Love is, it is, love is, it is

All now is all
The sound is
So in love this way
Together, once more together

Although the future, seems so uncertain 
(Although the future, seems so uncertain)
Take heart my good friend, 
(take heart my good friend)
Your time is waiting, (your time is waiting)
No thoughts of sadness, 
(no thoughts of sadness)
All thoughts need someone, too, 
(all thoughts need someone, too)

Of all the feelings
There's one that matters
The gift of loving
The gift of love is calling you
O heart of mine be true, be true,

I know we're ready, like ships asailing
Let all nights be like this
Forever I could hold you
come to me
Then we come to love.


One more time lyrics

Out in the woods we play our songs
And travel through the woodlands together
In the light of heaven
And the silence of the world.

Keeping in touch with the sun
Keeping it for everyone

Latter day dreams that come your way
Will gather in the light

Everything about today just mellows
In the light in your eyes.

I think about silent list
Drowned this summer, travel light
All the deeds and the candlelight
But there is no explaining it
Let the weary come around-one more time-
One more time
Let the weary come one more time around.

I should have guessed that things
Were getting out of hand, the other day
When you told me that you'd gone and left
Your father's ways behind
and you thought that you, couldn't understand him

Well, he didn't really answer the dreams
That you'd planned
So you chased around, all those times,
That come between you, yourself and yourself,
One more time, one more time, one more time
Did you have to think about it, one more time
Put yourself under pressure one more time,
One more time.

Things are looking better now
I heard you say the other day that you knew
So many times I've tried to understand,
We go through

Then again it's the morning light
That can catch my heart aflame
Just the thought of your sweet face

Over and over again
Over and over again
Over and over again

Over and over and over and over and over again.

na na na na..., de de de... da da da..., mmm...


Thunder lyrics

Oh, sevens worth a say, like a lie, five and one
My favourite died in pain, by a guy, son of a gun
jumped through the horse I guess,
Disappeared, no mess
Hell! We'll just have to rest, follow me down,
If you can, Follow slowly.

Thus enter as we may, by a hole, in the floor.
Deep darker than the black, seemed to hear,
Many a rat.
Tried harder as I fought, Thought my life,
Finally brought.

Knees trembling in my legs,
Wish to get out, out and about
Out and about.
Here, now, fear, let me free
Now, here, now.
Don't leave me fast here, oh please
You won't let me live again!!
This way.

come, don't be so afraid, by the fire, sit beside
Change all your whims and cares
To the tide of the night
This thought occurred to me,
Did the ghost, disappear
Fire deep my heart my soul, chase him off,
Very clear, very clearly.


A play within a play lyrics

You me, me you, when will we be,
Love goes on, no hurry, tell me,
That I know whatever has to be.

Since dreams have their reasons anyway
All the good love stories, have their glory
Yours the winds flowing on and on and on and on
And on and on

Let the winter winds of old
Take the water to the sea
As the man turned into light
Like the forest of the west
They were carrying the fire
Like the boats that sail the waves
In the gardens of belief
Meditate us turn the ky
For if trouble shares your tears
Rereturning once again and again and again and again
Rereturning once again and again and again and again
For the many to be sure
That's why children seem to know the reason why
True knowledge of believing is believing
I'll find a truth and then believe it to the end
It seems so easy as my life and I begin to know why

Are we to everything a play within a play.

[... foreign language]


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