To Love and Be Loved Album

Artist(s): Anne Clark

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Anne Clark To Love and Be Loved Cover Art

Tracklist

Dream Made Real

length: 5:08

Life soars
Shatters the quiet
Risen colour swells the empty air

It's all magnified
Violent
Intensified
Vibrant
And it roars:
I'm alive!
And so sure
With heart breaking
So sure
You will never never be there

Never never share
The fire
From the spark
From the dark
You lighted the path
That parted the past
The past that started the future to last
Now blasted apart!

You will never never be there
Never never share
You will never never be there
You will never never share
The fire
From the spark
From the dark
You lighted the path
That parted the past
The past that started the future to last
Now blasted apart!

The way is sighted
Leaving behind me
Eternal night
Ignited

Mundesley Beach

length: 3:43
When you left I went to the sea
And started walking
And walked and walked some more
Hoping somehow the sand
Giving way beneath my feet
Would slowly soak me up
And swallow me up whole,
Made as we are - of so much water,
Or at the very least draw out
And soak up all the pain
That in the confines of my body
Swims inside my blood,
And leave me dry and still
Upon its surface
Upon the beach
Wind blown
Sun bleached
Even now it's not sunk in

Outside of us both
Precious broken love
Escapes into the air
Meeting reversed
I carry on walking
And I'm walking on the sand
On the sand beside the sea
Naked on the beach
Love dies
Grain by grain
Moment by moment
Belief and understanding die also
Moment by moment
Star by star.

Letter of Thanks to a Friend

length: 5:36
writer: Anne Clark, Andy Bell
I thank god for you
Through all the descending scales
The falling skies
So many shades of blue
The warmth you radiate
The path you led me to

I'm thanking god for you
In the fire of that August
Each horizon seemed unreachable
Now gently broken through

And I thank god for you
For each time you caught me in my falling
Answered to my calling
For what you made me do

Thanking god for you
It's just life inside unfolding
Finding things once lost anew
Love and mercy will in time
Find and pull it through

I'm thanking you
And thanking something unknown
Which may not or may be true
But shows itself as love and mercy
And what love in life can do.

The Healing

length: 3:55
writer: Anne Clark, Chris Elliott
These are just words from the void of wanting
Externalised in melody and chanting

I want to be where darkness dwells
A place in the city where night-time swells
And spills itself over to the break of day
With only eyes and hands to feel my way

Take me to a place where darkness swells
The pain to a point where it can't be held
Burst and break it and let it all spill
Through the dark city night where angels will

I'm close enough to smell the drink on your breath
Be under your skin being fully dressed
To give and give and give 'til there's nothing left
Take and take and take 'til you've all you need

Take me to a place where darkness swells
The pain to a point where it can't be held
Burst and break it and let it all spill
Through the dark city night where angels will
In the guise of strangers
Lead me back
Let me heal

Until I feel you touch me I can't dissolve
Make water of my heart, make powder of my bones
There's more pain here than I can keep inside me
No place I know where it can't find me

Take me to a place where darkness swells
The pain to a point where it can't be held
Burst and break it and let it all spill
Through the dark city night where angels will

Take and take and take me 'til I start to bleed
Take me out of myself and set me free
Free from the hurt to be absolved
Until I feel you touch me I can't let go

Take me to a place where darkness swells
The pain to a point where it can't be held
Burst and break it and let it all spill
Through the dark city night where angels will
In the guise of strangers
Lead me back
Let me heal.

Acropolis

length: 4:26

The Key

length: 2:55
I'm so tired of myself
And so tired of everything
And everyone else
I can't think
I can't sleep
When you come it goes so deep
Don't make promises you can't keep

Stroke me
Caress me
Make love
Instead of fire burn and bless me

I'm so tired in my soul
And I can't conceal it
There's a warmth in your eyes
And I need to feel it
here's a cure somewhere
And you can reveal it

Painting

length: 1:53
I just don't want to know about
The way the lamp lights up your room
Or the table-top your elbow's on
Or the wood you write and work upon
I just don't want to know about
Quiet evenings moving on
Nights of re-inventing lives
Unfinished stories
Unsatisfied

The small scar on my hand's the same
You eased and took away the pain
But now I'm taking all the blame
For wounds neither one of us could quell
And the blood won't wash away so well

I find myself on the street again
Beneath your window in driving rain
Needing to see just for myself
What you could only tell to someone else
What you couldn't say to me yourself

I just don't want to know which way
Your window faces on the day
Or the route you take to face the world
Or the way you're sleeping
Sheets unfurled
You and another neatly curled
around the centre of what was my world.

Athens

length: 5:30
And you wonder why
It's no wonder
It's so easy to carry these feelings from day to day
From sigh to heavy sigh
Don't ask why
I'm just quiet in my mood
It's my way
Apparently sullen, more probably shy
(Textbook a__umptions for the weary of eye)
You earnestly try
To put into logic
The dense intensity
Meeting of minds
Try to make sense of the lengthening silence
That's left me confused
The lengthening silence that makes ghosts out of time

Is it such a surprise?
I'm surprised!
I was captured from the moment
The instant I saw you
I never stopped trying
I haven't stopped reaching out to you. I...

But you

You're thinking
Were you thinking that I...
Oh no!
You're mistaken
It's my nature
A cold pretence hides a fire inside
I'm afraid of the closeness
Of the pain it inspires
And now I...
Now I ache from the yearning
Want to know why
There's no whisper, no trace, no word
No sign

Where if anywhere does presumptiousness lie -
There in silent panic or here with foresight?
The gift you gave tightens itself on my wrist
Is that all it meant?
Is there no more than this?
The tightening, tangling, turbulent night
Expanding the distance, extinguishing light

I'm alone here
I want you
Do you hear me?
Goodnight.

Virtuality

length: 12:57
writer: Anne Clark, Andy Bell
Time is beating harder
Time's running after me
Time's running faster inside
Running out of me

Every movement...
Every moment...
Harder, faster into me
Every movement's...
Every moment's...
Harder, faster into me

Like you and your love
Like you and your love
Like you and your love
Like you
And your love
Like you
And your love
Keeping time with me
Like you and your love
And your leaving
Tearing into me
Crashing into me
Tearing me apart

Pumping
Beating
A cold cold heart
Pumping
Bleeding
Re-set
Re-time
Re-live
Start

Oh right now we're lost. We're big clocks of brass glass wood with hands swimming big blue waves crashing through seconds hours minutes spinning out of control dimly lit digits of time in s___e ringing out yet muted the endless blackness of now of night of love s__ dizzying into distant spiral of light lit solely licked slowly by thick splashes of white love liquid life liquid a flickering screen to see you with pheromone to sense you with pheromone to name you with blinding burst head-splitting scream of no longer being matter all colours merging no matter take me to the edge of time of breath of life creating life playing with death dissolve me there at the edge

Getting harder
Getting easier
Getting harder
Getting easier
The getting harder
Makes it easier
The getting harder
Makes it easier
To keep you close to me
The getting harder
Makes it easier
To keep you deep in me...

Elegy for a Lost Summer

length: 4:45
Sun burst sky
Crash of thunder
Earth split wide
Pulled me under
This is the day we tore asunder
Gone forever - the sense of wonder

Heat beat down
Burned inside me
Room ablaze
Melted round me
Don't you see the same
As you look right through me?

Air in flames
Your words all spoken
Siren screamed
The world tore open
Can you feel this pain
And keep your heart unbroken?

Summer's all on fire
Blood's burning in my veins
Cars collide
'Plane crashes
Life carries on the same

Never thought such things could happen
Never believed in hell
Hell on earth is love breaking
And what remains to tell