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