MIND BOMB

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© 1989 CBS Records

Good Morning Beautiful

"?Man on Television?"

"Satellite, oh, satellite"
"Who sits upon our skies"
"How deep do you see when you spy into our lives?"

I know that God lives in everybody's souls
And the only devil in your world
Lives in the human heart

So now ask yourself
What is human
And what is truth?
Ask yourself
Whose voice is it
That whispers unto you?
From the cellars of your homes
From the tops of your city roofs
Ask yourself
Whose voice is it
That whispers unto you?

Who is it?
That turns your blood into spirit
And your spirit into blood
Who is it?
That can reach down from above
And set yours souls ablaze with love
Or fill you with the insanity of violence
And its brother lust

Who is it?
Whose words have been twisted beyond recognition
In order to build your planet Earth's religions

Who is it?
Who could make your little armies of the left
And your little armies of the right
Light up your skies tonight

Now some of you may live
And some of you will die
But remember
Nothing in the world can kill you inside
For he is thinking of you
In your great cities of great solitude

Oh children you've still got a lot to fucking learn
The only path to heaven is via hell

Good morning beautiful
Good morning beautiful
Good morning beautiful
Goodbye world

Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)

Are you ready for Jesus?
Uh huh
Buddha?
Yeah
Muhammad?
Ok
Well, I like this
Let's Go

They're 5 miles high as the crow flies
Leaving vapour trails against a blood red sky
Moving in from the East towards the West
With Balaclava helmets over their heads, yes

But if you think that Jesus Christ is coming
Honey you've got another thing coming
If he ever finds out who's hi-jacked his name
He'll cut out his heart and turn in his grave

Islam is rising
The Christians mobilising
The world is on its elbows and knees
It's forgotten the message and worships the creeds

It's war, she cried
It's war, she cried
This is war
Drop your possessions all you simple folk
You'll fight them on the beaches in your underclothes
You'll thank the good Lord for raising the Union Jack
You'll watch the ships sail out of harbour
And the bodies come floating back
Watch the ships sail out of harbour
And the bodies come floating back

But if you think that Jesus Christ is coming
Honey you've got another thing coming
If he ever finds out who's hi-jacked his name
He'll cut out his heart and turn in his grave

Islam is rising
The Christians mobilising
The world is on its elbows and knees
It's forgotten the message and worships the creeds

"Get the gun, get the gun, get the gun"
"Stay away from the gun, stay away from the gun"

If the real Jesus Christ were to stand up today
He'd be gunned down cold by the CIA
Oh, the lights that now burn brightest behind stained glass
Will cast the darkest shadows upon the human heart
But God didn't build himself that throne
God doesn't live in Israel or Rome
God doesn't belong to the yankee dollar
God doesn't plant the bombs for Hezbollah
God doesn't even go to church
And God won't send us down to Allah to burn
God will remind us what we already know
That the human race is about to reap what it's sown

Islam is rising
The Christians mobilising
The world is on its elbows and knees
It's forgotten the message and worships the creeds

The world is on its elbows and knees
It's forgotten the message and worships the creeds
The world is on its elbows and knees
It's forgotten the message and worships the creeds
The world is on its elbows and knees
It's forgotten the message and worships the creeds

Armageddon days are here again
Armageddon days are here again
Armageddon days are here again
Armageddon days are here

The Violence Of Truth

"As long as Jesus gives us everything we want, we love him."

What is evil?
What is love?
What is the force that possesses us?
Where is the beauty?
Where is the truth?
Where is the force that watches over you?

What is it that makes us ashamed to be white
When we close our ears to the sound of machine gun fire?
And while the niggers of this world are starving
With their mouths wide open
What is it that turns the coins we throw at them
Into worthless little tokens?

Why is it that anything on this earth we do not understand
We are pushed onto our knees to worship or to damn?

Those are the rules of religion
Those are the laws of the land
That's how the forces of darkness
Have suppressed the spirit of man

That's why human beings still walk on all fours
Whilst in the presence of their so called superiors
Somethings telling you to wake up and salute
The dangers of obedience and violence of truth
Somethings telling you to wake up and salute
The dangers of obedience and violence of truth

God is evil
God is love
God is the force that possesses us
God is beauty
God is truth
God is the force that is watching over you

Kingdom Of Rain

Tell me what you're thinking baby
Your heart's beating faster than mine
And I know something's going on in your life
In your life
Your life

You were the girl I wanted to cry with
You were the girl I wanted to die with

You were the boy who turned into the man
Broke my heart and let go off my hand

Our bed is empty
The fire is out
And all the love we've got to give has all spurted out
There's no more blood and no more pain
In our kingdom of rain

You think you know about life
You think you know about love
But when you put your hands inside me
It doesn't even feel like I'm being touched
You were the boy I wanted to cry with
You were the boy I wanted to die with
You've moved further from my side, year by year
While still making love dutifully sincere

But as silent as the car lights that move across this room
As cold as our bodies silhouetted by the moon
And I would lie awake and wonder
Is it just me or is this the way love is supposed to be?

Tell me what you told him baby
My heart's beating out of time with my mind
And I know something's going wrong in our lives

I just wanted somebody to caress
This damsel in distress
I just wanted somebody to undress
This damsel in distress
I just wanted somebody to bless
This damsel in distress
I just wanted somebody to possess
This young girl

Our bed is empty
The fire is out
And all the love we've got to give has all spurted out
Our bed is empty
The fire is out
And all the love we've got to give has all spurted out
Our bed is empty
The fire is out
And all the love we've got to give has all spurted out
There's no more blood and no more pain
In our kingdom of rain

The Beat(en) Generation

When you cast your eyes upon the skylines
Of this once proud nation
Can you sense the fear and the hatred
Grwoing in the hearts of its population

And our youth, oh youth, are being seduced
By the greedy hands of politics and half truths

The beaten generation
The beaten generation
Reared on a diet of prejudice and misinformation
The beaten generation
The beaten generation
Open your eyes
Open your imagination

We're being sedated by the gasoline fumes
And hypnotised by the satellites
Into believing what is good and what is right

You may be worshipping the temples of mammon
Or lost in the prisons of religion
But can you still walk back to happiness
When you've nowhere left to run?

The beaten generation
The beaten generation
Reared on a diet of prejudice and misinformation
The beaten generation
The beaten generation
Open your eyes
Open your imagination

And if they send in the special police
To deliver us from liberty and keep us from peace
Then won't the words sit ill upon their tongues
When they tell us justice is being done
That freedom lives in the barrels of a warm gun

The beaten generation
The beaten generation
Reared on a diet of prejudice and misinformation
The beaten generation
The beaten generation
Open your eyes
Open your imagination

August & September

Suddenly last summer
I started going out of my head
In a tiny hotel room
Lying naked on a bed
I knew what you were doing
And I knew what you'd done
Your life with me was ending
Your new life had begun
But I was cursing your name
And I was cursing that room
And I was praying for the strength to stop loving you

I started writing you the letter
Which turned into the book
I was gonna reach across the oceans
And force you to look

What kind of man was I?
Who would sacrify you happiness to satisfy his pride
What kind of man was I?
Who would delay your destiny to appease his tiny mind

Then you came back to me
And I went down on one knee
With a glint in my eyes
And a rose between my teeth
And I pushed out my tongue for you to see
That I'd been dying of a thirst for your company
And then you quenched my loneliness with your tears
And our clothes fell away
As we rolled back the years
But we could't deny it
'Cause we could not admit it
If our love was too strong to die
Or we were just too weak to kill it
Was our love too strong to die?
Or were we just too weak to kill it?

Every moment in that room
I closed my eyes in prayer
Every moment I awoke
I clenched my teeth in prayer

What kind of man was I?
Who would sacrify your happiness to satisfy his pride
What kind of man was I?
Who would delay your destiny to appease his tiny mind
What kind of man was I?
Who could delay your destiny to appease his aching, swollen pride
Who could delay your destiny to appease his screaming little mind

You're mine
(repeating)

Gravitate To Me

I've been watching you for ages
You're like a boat without a mast
Struggling with the tide of destiny
Between the future and the past

I am the lighthouse
I am the sea
I am the air that you breathe
Gravitate to me

Through the ether and the mists of the mind
You will come to me to lay by my side
To stroke my hair
To cuddle my flesh
And to quell the torrents in my subterranean depths

This world ain't strong enough to keep us from each other
For we are kindred spirits
Born to become earthly lovers

And while my vanity struggles against my integrity
I find myself thinking
How deep runs my humanity?
When held up against eternity?

I am the lighthouse
I am the sea
I am your destiny
Gravitate to me

There is something within your voice
Something behind your eyes
Something inside your heart
That is beating in time with mine

I know you
From a previous incarnation
I know you
From a previous incarnation
I know you
From a previous incarnation
Incarnation, incarnation

Gravitate to me
Gravitate to me
Gravitate to me
Gravitate to me

Beyond Love

Move away from the window
And into the light
There are some things in this life
That you just can't fight
It's as if the spirits above
Have cast a little spell upon us
It's as if heaven above
Is beckoning us
So let us take off our crosses and lay them in a tin
And let our weakness become virtue instead of sin
Our bodies stand naked as the day they were born
And tremble like animals
Before a coming storm

Take me beyond love
Up to something above
Upon this bed
Between these sheets
Take me to a happiness beyond human reach

The force of life is rushing through our veins
In and out like the tide it comes in waves
The drops of semen and the clots of blood
Which may, one day, become like us
With outstretched hands reaching beyond love
And up to something above

Before our juices run cold
And our flesh grows old
Let me feed upon your breast
And draw closer to your soul
Let me stay with you tonight
And I'll offer you my world
I'll take you to the angels
If you'll take me to myself

Take me beyond love
Up to something above
Upon this bed
Between these sheets
Take me to a happiness beyond human reach
Beyond the grasp of lust
Beyond the need for trust
Beyond the gaze of the sick and the lame
Beyond the stench of human pain