URIAH HEEP: WAKE THE SLEEPER

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Sanctuary 1767027 (CD) / 1767594 (LP)

Produced by: Mike Paxman
Recording assistant: Chris West
Recorded at: Chapel Studios. Lincolnshire, UK
Mixed by: Mark 'Tufty' Evans
Mixed at: Wispington Studios, Berkshire, UK
Mastered by: Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering
Art direction, design, cover art & digital art: Ioannis
Released in June 2008
1. WAKE THE SLEEPER  (Box/Lanzon) 3.34
2. OVERLOAD (Box/Lanzon) 5.59
3. TEARS OF THE WORLD (Box/Lanzon) 4.46
4. LIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS (Box/Lanzon) 3.58
5. HEAVEN'S RAIN (Box/Lanzon) 4.17
6. BOOK OF LIES (Box/Lanzon) 4.06
7. WHAT KIND OF GOD (Box/Lanzon) 6.37
8. GHOST OF THE OCEAN (Box/Lanzon) 3.22
9. ANGELS WALK WITH YOU (Bolder) 5.24
10. SHADOW (Lanzon) 3.35
11. WAR CHILD (Bolder/Gallagher) 5.07
On Promotional DJ copy only:
12. YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE (Bolder) 5.43

PHIL LANZON - keyboards, vocals
RUSSELL GILBROOK - drums, vocals
BERNIE SHAW - lead vocals
MICK BOX - guitars, vocals
TREVOR BOLDER - bass, vocals


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WAKE THE SLEEPER

Wake The SleeperÖ


OVERLOAD

Tonight youíre going to
Overload your mind
Move into another world
There for you online
A high speed chase that
Leads you to the unknown
Time will disappear so fast
For you and you alone

A universe in isolation
Feeding your imagination

No-one cares about
The role you play
Generations lost in space
A million miles away
Life moves faster
Than the speed of sound
You think youíve got
Complete control
It makes your world go
Round and round

Digital communication
Feeding your imagination

Coded warning
Now youíre falling into overload
Countdown started, no way out
Hit the mother lode

The power that you crave
For more and more
You try to understand the things
That you are fighting for
When multi channel meltdown
Gets to you
Youíll reach the breakpoint
When itís over, what you gonna do

Seeing your determination
Feeding your imagination

A universe in isolation
Feeding your imagination
Youíre looking for a new sensation
Gotta find a real sensation

Into overloadÖ


TEARS OF THE WORLD

Come and share my moonlit stair
Things of beauty everywhere
So much luck it isnít fair
ĎCos the tears of the world
Keep falling

I got the best of everything
A better world I could not dream
You should see what I have seen
As the tears of the world keep falling

Ah ah ah ah ah ah
The tears of the world keep falling
Ah ah ah ah ah ah
Until we stand together
Ah ah ah ah ah ah
The tears of the world keep falling
Ah ah ah ah ah ah
Until we stand together

So much wealth on every face
Youíre in the fight to win the place
Or are you just a hopeless case
As the tears of the world keep falling

Youíd like to think that itís not cruel
Design your future by their rules
You worship at the feet of fools
While the tears of the world
Keep falling

Ah ah ah ah ah ah
The tears of the world keep falling
Ah ah ah ah ah ah
Until we stand together
Ah ah ah ah ah ah
The tears of the world keep falling
Ah ah ah ah ah ah
Until we take control together

We pushed our way to reach our goal
Turning silver into gold
We need to take complete control
As the tears of the world keep falling

The great divide we know so well
Will be there at the last farewell
Unless we break this living hell
As the tears of the world keep falling

Ah ah ah ah ah ah
The tears of the world keep falling
Ah ah ah ah ah ah
Until we stand together
Ah ah ah ah ah ah
The tears of the world keep falling
Ah ah ah ah ah ah
Until we learn to stand together


LIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS
 
We stand together like brothers 
Under troubled sky 
So crazy how we came to live this life 
Cross my heart but I refuse to die 
Iím coming home to you 
 
They never gave us any guarantee 
All they want to see is bravery 
I canít live with this misery 
Iím coming home to you 
 
And I donít know 
Whoís on whose side 
Guide me with your love 
 
Give me the light of a thousand stars 
Shine my way back to you 
Show me the road 
Get me over the line 
Thereís no limit to what love can do 
 
Donít need no badge of honour 
On my sleeve 
The fear of dying gonna set me free 
A part of you is still a part of me 
Iím coming home to you 
 
ĎCos I keep your picture 
Close to my heart 
Youíre the sweetest thing in this life 
And if I ever get back home 
Iím gonna fight to 
Keep our dream alive 
 
You know that men are born 
And men will die 
I look at what I am surrounded by 
Gotta get out before I lose my mind 
Iím coming home 
 

HEAVENíS RAIN
 
I look back on those days 
At the permanent haze 
And the dark that surrounded me 
Then good fortune arrived 
I saw life in your eyes 
You talked about changing views 
Freedom to choose, darkness to light 
 
There lies the kingdom 
Of beautiful stories 
Pure as the heavenís rain 
Shine on the heartache 
The bittersweet glory 
Shine over everyone 

Down the road I would fall 
The wrong side of the wall 
Sound of madness 
Moved in for the kill 
Then good fortune arrived 
I saw life in your eyes 
You talked about taking me 
To a place I should know 
Just you and me 
 
Thereís a hole in the sun 
Where I wanted to run 
There were clouds in the open sea 
Then good fortune arrived 
I saw life in your eyes 
You talked about showing me 
A place I should know 
Just you and me 
 
Shine over everyoneÖ 
 

BOOK OF LIES
 
The story of my life 
Was written there in front of me 
The book revealed 
The lines upon my face 
After chapter one 
The images of better times 
Turned into a classic cold embrace 
 
Just throw the book away 
 
Through your eyes youíll write again 
And the book of lies 
Cuts deep into my mind 
Did I steal your heart 
And leave it in the rain 
Iíll never know, no Iíll never know 
 
Itís me I recognise 
Or am I getting in too deep 
Itís getting harder now 
To turn the page 
Did I read my name 
Or is it just coincidence 
Only what is true will cure my rage 
 
Coming to the end 
Sentences are bitter sweet 
Paragraphs that leave me feeling cold 
But itís all too late 
The written world will always be 
The essence of how well 
The storyís told

WHAT KIND OF GOD
 
I rode to my homeland 
And carried the memory 
Over the valley below 
And the heart of a nation 
The war cry was blazing 
And the loss of my brothers and sons 
Were all in the name of civilization 
 
The empty moon saw I was leaving 
with pride and hope in my heart 
The mountains talk of 
Far away dreaming 
 
So came the invasion 
Across from a faraway place 
Into the new world 
With guns and new order 
They gave us religion 
Then took away all of our rights 
And forced us to live 
Behind their new border 
 
The four winds blow 
And bring new vision 
Where children laugh without fear 
The land will speak 
The people will listen 
 
But yesterday my life was fading 
With every reason to die 
Ten miles to the north 
As I rode my red horse 
In the dying sun 
And then when I saw 
The white soldiers 
One hundred or more in a line 
Kill for the land 
Saying their law will stand 
What kind of god do they see? 
 
The fighting is over 
No matter what fear they might bring 
My country will live 
The dust clouds are falling 
I stood by the river 
And breathing the air that is life 
Within the black hills 
My spiritual calling 
 
What kind of god can this be? 


GHOST OF THE OCEAN
 
A ghost of the ocean 
Tells of the women of the sea 
They ran from oppression 
In the forgotten history 
 
No innocents 
No leader to defend 
No god, no government 
And itís hard to believe 
They were riders on the sea 

Women of fortune 
Always to be prepared to die 
Blood on the knife edge 
Flag of the sea lord flying high 
 
A world of action strong and free 
Adventure war and loyalty 
The mermaid tyrant loved to fight 
She ties the noose and pulls it tight 
 
Treacherous island 
Somewhere to hide on no manís land 
Ships in the harbour 
Waiting to hear the battle plan 


ANGELS WALK WITH YOU
 
I only know what Iím feeling 
Do you know itís true 
ĎCos Iíve searched for you 
ĎCos I believe in you 
 
Why do we walk in shadows 
While this world falls apart 
ĎCos Iíd die for you 
ĎCos I know angels walk with you 
 
In my hands I hold nothing 
The more I have the less I use 
If Iíd gone down that road forever 
I would not have found you 
 
And a new world with a new morning 
A new sunrise on a brand new day 
A new life with a real meaning 
A new sunrise on a brand new day 
ĎCos angels walk with you 
 
If we sit and do nothing 
Will the light surely fade? 
Can I trust in you forever? 
If you show me the way 
 
A new world with a new morning 
A new sunrise on a brand new day 
A new life with a real meaning 
A new sunrise on a brand new day 
ĎCos angels walk with you 
Yeah, walk with you, with you 
Yeah, walk with you 
ĎCos Iíd die for you 
ĎCos I know angels walk with you 
 
A new world with a new morning 
A new sunrise on a brand new day 
A new life with a real meaning 
A new sunrise on a brand new day 
A new world with a new morning 
A new sunrise on a brand new day 
A new life with a real meaning 
A new sunrise on a brand new day 
ĎCos angels walk with you 


SHADOW 

There is illusion in my mirror 
I have to show concern 
ĎCos what is left is right 
Donít know which way to turn 
And there is someone who is like me 
But all they want to do is stare 
And he would like to find the key 
But Iím not there 
 
Shadow, nothing but a shadow 
Sunlight, never see the sunlight 
Power, I got a special power 
Shadow, nothing but a shadow 
 
And now Iím moving 
Down the sidewalk 
Just staring at the ground 
And if I donít look up the scene 
Will change around 
And we are residents of nowhere 
What do we really say 
Like a marionette just 
Acting out a play 
 
I thought I saw a face that I knew 
While running through the crowd 
Then she turned to look at me 
I didnít really feel a thing 
Just floating through the air 
A trick of light for all to see 
 
 
WAR CHILD
 
Open your eyes, youíre still here 
Still safe, at peace in this world 
So great, youíre free 
You donít have to fight for your life 
But just say, just say 
Thereís fire from the sky 
And youíre burning alive 
 
Why all this pain and 
Poison in her mind 
What can you change 
When hatred made her blind soldiers 
No reason to look into her eyes 
No one to hold her 
No one who really cares 
 
Lifeless expressions 
Destroyed all conceptions 
For children in the street 
Whoís there to help you 
When all is forgotten and 
Torn apart by fear 
No one to hold her 
No one who really cares 
 
Oh please donít cry 
Oh no war child

The struggle for power 
That grows by the hour 
Like the blood beneath her feet 
Dispering with heartache 
There must be somebody 
To help her in such need 
No one to hold her 
No one who really cares 
 
Open your eyes, youíre still here 
Still safe, at peace in this world 
So great, youíre free 
You donít have to fight for your life 
War child


YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE
On promotional DJ copy only.

Sometimes I feel so unsure
Do I really know what I am looking for
So many questions are answered before
Should I believe anymore

I canít stop the way I feel
The hand of fate and she deals
I canít stop if I wanted to
My fate in you

You are the only one
You are the rising sun
You are the day and night
I know the words are right
On dying moment, my hour of need
Will you be there to rescue me

If I lay my soul at your feet
Show you baby all I believe
So many shadows on the wall
Do you lead me through it all