A BLUES FOR BUDDHA The Lyrics


ANSWER ME (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

Won`t you answer me Said the exile Is there a message for me? Now I feel so far away Will you Walk through the moonlight shadow Sing to a God of love Fight someone else`s battles And lie in a shady grove Shady grove Won`t you answer me Said the soul singer There`s a murmur in here Sound thunders on the wall Will You Walk through the moonlight shadow Sing to a God of love Fight someone else`s battles And lie in a shady grove Shady grove Answer me answer me Speak to me Oh brother won`t you talk to me Whisper to me I said oooh Won`t you answer me Said the coal miner It`s dark down here And gas creeps through the walls Will you Walk through the moonlight shadow Sing to a God of love Fight someone else`s battles And lie in a shady grove Shady grove Walk through the moonlight shadow Sing to a God of love Fight someone else`s battles And lie in a shady grove Shady grove Walk through the moonlight shadow Sing to a God of love Fight someone else`s battles And lie in a shady grove Shady grove Walk through the moonlight shadow Sing to a God of love Fight someone else`s battles And lie in a shady grove Shady grove Walk through the moonlight shadow Sing to a God of love Fight someone else`s battles And lie in a shady grove Shady grove

SCOTTISH RAIN (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

We dive into a dark doorway Hiding from the clouds of grey Oh babe I don`t mind it at all We stay close to one another Laughing as we watch the waterfall Rain Scottish Rain Rain Scottish Rain Rain Scottish Rain I can feel your pulse beat so strong Feel you warm and feel you young Oh babe Like children once again We stay close to one another Captives of the Scottish Rain Rain Scottish Rain Rain Scottish Rain Rain Scottish Rain Hope it don`t rain all day Rain Scottish Rain Rain Scottish Rain Rain Scottish Rain We stay close to one another Captives of the Natives of the Scottish Rain Radioactive Rain Radioactive Rain

THE REAL MCCOY (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

Be do do be do do be do do I remember singing in the rain Friday night in those mean old streets again Glasgow`s a go go Hey now all the grafitti is gone Oh but sometimes Jim you`d see a Cistene Chapel Splattered on Tenemant Stone Uh huh uh huh Another night another day Another trip down the Paradise Way I said Love can run you over Tear down the walls of Troy Well who can we turn to but each other Everyone knows this love`s The Real McCoy Be do do be do do be do do Be do do be do do be do do I can see those cranes like midnight dinosaurs I know corner boys on the alter wine Shipyard heroes from Eisenstein I said Another night another day Another trip down Paradise Way I said Love can run you over Tear down the walls of Troy Well who can we turn to but each other Everyone knows this love`s The Real McCoy McCoy McCoy Be do do be do do be do do Be do do be do do be do do Be do do be do do be do do Be do do be do do be do do Nightime burning inside Nightime burning inside Burning inside Burning inside I said burning inside I said burning inside We`re gonna tear down those walls of Troy Wear down those walls of Troy In the nightime Nightime Nightime Tear down those walls Tear down those walls of Troy Wear down those walls of Troy Nights on fire Nights on fire I said Shipyard hero Driftin` kids just wastin` time People on the borderline Cranes like midnight dinosaurs Bright light White light in the highland of the nights Be do do be do do be do do Be do do be do do be do do Tear down those walls of Troy

A BLUES FOR BUDDHA (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

We`re running guns to a holy war For soldiers of the soul Where right and wrong come apart at the seams And fear is on patrol In the mad mad world Of a lost newsreel Little children sing A blues for Buddah Buddah The dollar is our king A blues for Buddah Buddah The dollar is our king We`re making friends with a foreign power Through telescopic sights A quiet cocktail during happy hour For the exploitation rights In the mad mad world Of a lost newsreel Teach our kids to sing A blues for Buddah Buddah The dollar is our king A blues for Buddah Buddah The dollar is our king The dollar is our king The dollar is our king

WALK WITH THE NIGHT (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

The moon glows like a white headlight As I walk down the streets on my own A dark God wears a jacket of leather With a 1000 diamente stones And minarets throw out electric beams And everything`s exactely as it seems Now I`m gonna Walk with the night Talk to the angels above Walk with the night Describe the phantasm of love The wind blows on the battlefield As I walk down the wasted land Smoke rings But no birds sing And a phantom king is in command And victories are lost in dreams And everything`s exactely as it seems Now I`m gonna Walk with the night Talk to the angels above Walk with the night Describe the phantasm of love Come on! Come on! A whisper from some other time Now I can see those lights At the edge of the world A thunder from some other time Now I can hear those drums at the edge of the world From wilderness to desert Across phylons to the motorway I said Ghosts on a wild night Whisper my name They call me from far away I`m gonna walk with the night Talk to the angels above Yes I`m gonna walk with the night Describe the phantasm of love Now I`m gonna Walk with the night Talk to the angels above Yes I`m gonna walk with the night Describe this phantasm of love Of love Of love Love

RAZOR BLADES OF LOVE (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

There is a chill wind blowing outside My window pane is wet with tears from the sky And my record player answers me A crying song for a fool like me The midnight bell is striking twelve Hymns of love ring out for someone else A choir of children sing innocently A crying song for a fool like me The razor blades of love The razor blades of love I stare at the empty screen I`ve nothing left to say I cut up magazine headlines And toss my rhymes away Razor blades of love The razor blades of love The everglades of love Of Love Of Love Razor blades of love Razor blades of love And the TV is on and the curtain are drawn oh my And the wallpaper faces look down in scorn oh my Well I`ll keep my sense of humour And I`ll laugh about it all some day But I`m lonely again And left with a pain That`ll never go away Hey! Razor blades of love Razor blades of love Razor blades of love Of Love Love

SKIN GAMES (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

Don`t let your deal go down There`s a murmur going round It`s a low kinda moaning sound I don`t know where this blues comes from It`s just a death rattle on the tongue It`s a scream inside a void Or a howlind wind outside Well I can`t ignore this feeling Lord it leaves me so unsatisfied I`m a child in a hostile land Crying for a mother`s hand And I`m marked by color Wrapped in skin Tied by history and original sin I said mama what`s my name And what`s my purpose here I said rock me in your arms Cleanse me with your tears Skin game Skin game Don`t let your deal go down Hell may be A place where lots of little devils stay And their spells spread fear and hatred And mischief in a thousand ways We are just lost souls Looking for a place to be One people One kind A multi-coloured rosary Skin game Skin game Skin game Don`t let your deal go down Don`t let your deal go down Don`t let your deal go down Don`t let your deal go down Don`t let your deal go down Don`t let your deal go down Skin game Skin game Don`t let your deal go down Skin game Skin game Don`t let your deal go down Skin game Skin game Skin game I`m a child in a hostile land Crying for a mother`s hand And I`m marked by color Wrapped in skin Tied by history and original sin I said mama what`s my name And what`s my purpose here I said rock me in your arms Cleanse me with your tears Skin game Skin game Skin game Skin game

WAYFARING STRANGER (Traditional/The Silencers)

I`m just a poor wayfaring stranger Travelling through this world of woe And there`s no sickness no toil or trouble In this fair land to which I go I`m going there To meet my mother I`m going there To move to roam I`m just a going over Jordan I`m just a going over home

SACRED CHILD (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

Son of the holy nine I prophecy Well I`m an Arcadian boy Sun child From the Royal line In gold and raggedy clothes Well I`m a soulful knight Knight of the holy rose Et je suis enfant de la guerre Well I`m a lonesome boy Poor boy Et je suis le roi des voleurs Well I`m a sacred child Sun child Et je suis enfant de la guerre Well I`m a lonesome boy Poor boy Et je suis le roi des voleurs Well I`m a sacred child Sun child La tierra es nuestra La tierra es nuestra And I don`t care what you say Huh There will be a reckoning day C`mon We`re setting it up Setting it up Turning it round Huh huh There`s a fiery sword inside my soul A fiery sword inside my soul I don`t have nothing to prove `Cept to myself M m m myself Et je suis le soldat d`amour By the blood of the covenant By the power of the clairvoyant Et je suis enfant de la guerre Well I`m a lonesome boy Poor boy Et je suis le roi des voleurs Well I`m a sacred child Sun child I said bring me down now Cindy Cindy m m mama Just some compromise Yeah Cindy Cindy Cindy Ohhh no compromise I said yeah Yeah yeah yeah Mona Ohhh Mona I said yeah Yeah yeah yeah Mona Ohhh Mona Tell me Mona what I`m gonna do Gonna do I`m gonna build the house next door to you And then I can see you softer We can go kissin` right through the blind Then I`ll let you all come by Aou aou aou There wasn`t so much go Bumpety bump Bumpety bump Even if the house fall down Without your love I`ll surely die Surely die Say Mona Yeah yeah yeah Yeah yeah yeah

MY LOVE IS LIKE A WAVE/RAZOR BLADE (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

My love is like a wave out in the sea My love is like a wave out in the sea You know it keeps moving like heads of fools Go searching for some home new home now My love is like a wave out in the sea My love is like a cloud`s passing over me My love is like a cloud`s passing over me You know it keeps moving in the lose air Rain storms everywhere now My love is like a cloud`s passing over me Ooooh Ooooh Ooooh Ooooh Open up and going home Satisfying your city soul Turning into a razor blade Take it all home again Ohh razor blade Ohh razor blade Ohh razor blade The ringing of a mission bell Terrorise your oldest son Come to take your first born Baby in Belfast ohhh Ohh razor blade Ohh razor blade When will I see you again When will I see you again When will you destroy your babe Ohh when will you come runnin` Ohh razor blade Ohh razor blade Hanging in a cool cool blind Children in a half sound Ohhh you painted tribe I`m gonna listen up to that I`m gonna Ohh you razor blade Like a razor blade When will I see you again When will I see you again When will you destroy your babe Ohh when will you come runnin` Ohh you razor blade Ohh you razor blade Ohh you razor blade Razor blade Ohhh razor blade Razor blade Ohh you razor blade of love I see you now

SAND AND STARS (J.O`Neill/The Silencers)

Stars are in the sky tonight Everything is right tonight Take my hand And we will go Down to the sea Where the light is King Worship the moon And watch the waves breaking Stars are in the sky tonight Everything is right tonight