Lyrics Jon & Vangelis: The Best of Jon & Vangelis (1984)

 

Italian song

Oh ma la oh oh me giova oh,
pe dolae già po va po;
e sha me co oh me gioma ah,
pæ dü le pa tus dac.
E la fongo oh te de van,
pe a su mon ah tu na.

Oh de salai tu ghe,
mani tünai oh ye.

Oh nià pa eh eh padè pa nar,
oh da ne pe se do oh;
e cha la co na cha me pa de,
sar male giac ef ma.

[interlude]
E ma pa co oh te do la ah,
cas do le pa ta..
.. pa.

I'll find my way home

You ask me where to begin
Am I so lost in my sin
You ask me where did I fall
I'll say I can't tell you when
But if my spirit is lost
How will I find what is near
Don't question I'm not alone
Somehow I'll find my way home
My sun shall rise in the east
So shall my heart be at peace
And if you're asking me when
I'll say it starts at the end
You know your will to be free
Is matched with love secretly
And talk will alter your prayer
Somehow you'll find you are there.

Your friend is close by your side
And speaks in far ancient tongue
A seasons wish will come true
All seasons begin with you

One world we all come from
One world we melt into one
Just hold my hand and we're there
Somehow we're going somewhere
Somehow we're going somewhere
[interlude]

You ask me where to begin
Am I so lost in my sin
You ask me where did I fall
I'll say I can't tell you when
But if my spirit is strong
I know it can't be long
No questions I'm not alone
Somehow I'll find my way home
Somehow I'll find my way home
Somehow I'll find my way home
Somehow I'll find my way home

State of independence

State of life-may I live-may I love
Coming out the sky, I name me a name
Coming out-silver word-what it is
It is the very nature of the sound the game
Siamese, Indionese. To Tibet treat the life
As a game, if you please

(Hey)

Coming up-Carabi-this sense of freedom
Derives from a medative State

Movin' on, 'believe' that's it, call it magic
Third world, it is, I only guessed it

Shablam idi Shablam ida
Shablam idi Shablam ida
Shablam idi Shablam ida

Shot to the soul-the flame of Oroladin
The essence of the word
The 'State Of Independence'

[interlude]

Sounds like a signal from you
Bring me to meet your sound
And I will bring you to my heart

Love like a signal you call
Touching my body my soul
Bring to me, you to meet me here

Home be the temple of your heart
Home be the body of your love
Just like Holy water to my lips

(Hey, hey)
Yes I do know how I survive
(Yes I do know) know why I'm alive
To love and be with you
Day by day by day by day

(Hey, hey)
Say-Aye yaya oh
(Yayah yaya oh)
'Be the sound of higher love' today

(Yayah)

(Hey, hey)
Time, time again, it is said
We will hear, we will see
See it all-in his wisdom-hear
His truth will abound the land
This truth will abound the land
This State of independence shall be
This State of independence shall be
Time, time again, it is said
We will hear, we will see
See it all-in his wisdom-hear
His truth will abound the land
This truth will abound the land
This state of independence shall be
This state of independence shall be
This state of independence shall be
This state of independence shall be
This state of independence shall be
This state of independence shall be

One more time

Out in the woods we play our songs
And travel through the woodlands together
In the light of heaven
And the silence of the world.

Keeping in touch with the sun
Keeping it for everyone

Latter day dreams that come your way
Will gather in the light

Everything about today just mellows
In the light in your eyes.

I think about silent list
Drowned this summer, travel light
All the deeds and the candlelight
But there is no explaining it
Let the weary come around-one more time-
One more time
Let the weary come one more time around.

I should have guessed that things
Were getting out of hand, the other day
When you told me that you'd gone and left
Your father's ways behind
and you thought that you, couldn't understand him

Well, he didn't really answer the dreams            
That you'd planned
So you chased around, all those times,
That come between you, yourself and yourself,
One more time, one more time, one more time
Did you have to think about it, one more time
Put yourself under pressure one more time,
One more time.

Things are looking better now
I heard you say the other day that you knew
So many times I've tried to understand,
We go through

Then again it's the morning light
That can catch my heart aflame
Just the thought of your sweet face

Over and over again
Over and over again
Over and over again

Over and over and over and over and over again.

na na na na..., de de de... da da da..., mmm...

A play within a play

You me, me you, when will we be,
Love goes on, no hurry, tell me,
That I know whatever has to be.

Since dreams have their reasons anyway
All the good love stories, have their glory
Yours the winds flowing on and on and on and on
And on and on

Let the winter winds of old
Take the water to the sea
As the man turned into light
Like the forest of the west
They were carrying the fire
Like the boats that sail the waves
In the gardens of belief Meditate us turn the ky
For if trouble shares your tears
Rereturning once again and again and again and again
Rereturning once again and again and again and again
For the many to be sure
That's why children seem to know the reason why
True knowledge of believing is believing
I'll find a truth and then believe it to the end
It seems so easy as my life and I begin to know why

Are we to everything a play within a play.

The friends of Mr Cairo

Frankie: Okay, this is the picture. Johnny's been hurt. He's been hurt bad.

Woman: Look, we can't leave him here, we can't. Look, he's in a pool of blood. He's gonna die, I know it.

Frankie: We've gotta leave him here, honey. We gotta. He won't talk, I promise you that! Will you Johnny?

Woman: Frankie, I don't care whether he talks or not, I just can't leave him like this.
Johnny Listen. Leave me here I... I... I can... I can... Handle it.

Woman: Oh, no, Johnny, no...
[interlude]

Frankie: The cops are outside. Luke's in the car. Come on, let's get the hell outta this joint.

Woman: Frankie, when they get here wer're gonna be dead, I know we are! We don't have agun!

Frankie: Listen. We got three million... Listen, [spud].
We got three million in the can, here. We can't look after him,
I'll send the bird to his mother. Come on, let's just get out of this place, we can do it!

Woman: Oh, no, Johnny, no...
[interlude]

Frankie: Okay now, just lean up against that door. When I give the word "Go"
we just..., we just go through it and blast at the same time.

She came, as in the book, Mickey Spillane
That Saturday night dark masquerade
Had filled his friend with lead, the same, sweetheart

But then, as nothing happens quite the same
Investigation is the game
He had to check her story right away-he dead
Sam Spade his buddy Archer first to go he got it
She spelt it out, how could they know the 'Fatman' got it -he dead
Her sister didn't really live at all-confusion-he dead
His chase led to the Fatman, to face the friends of Mr. Cairo
[movie like speech:]

Woman: Hey, there's a really terrific dress shop.
Can we stop this raid while I buy a new gown?

Frankie: I'll buy you the whole factory, sweetheart. Don't worry.

That night, the double crosser got it right
Pretending he was really dim
He slipped to Sam a double gin (Mickey Finn)

He woke, the boys had gone, but not his gun
They'd left a note to lead him on
The chase to find the Maltese Falcon-you bet-

Early thirties gangster movies
Set to spellbind population
From Chicago to Hong Kong
Via Istanbul the Talking Tong
Dirty rats thru' prohibition
Money flowed thru gangsterism
Acting out this fantasy
In Hollywoods vicinity
The best part for the best rendition
Al Capone he sent to prison

Citizen Kane came fast and quickly
Conquerin ol' New York City
Poking fun at superstition
Media became television Give me Cagney anyday
Or Jimmy Stewart for President

Or Edward 'g' and all those guys
Who always shoot between the eyes
Between the eyes
Between the eyes
[movie like speech:]

Kasper: ha, ha, well done Mr. Cairo,
and what do you have to say about that, my friend?

Spade: Allright. So you've got me in it. What about her?
Brigid: Don't worry about me, I'm okay

Kasper: Very magnanimous, sir, very magnanimous indeed, ha, ha, ha

Mr. Cairo: You mean..., you won't make us an offer we... We can't refuse...

Father love do you work, do you work for Mother
Chances could call, and accept that, be no other
Science as it might, disappear correspond with colour
Chance is the fruit, will outlive, what is now the brother
Call for total wealth to distribute like a picture
In black and white, give it joy, give it, let it hit you

Spoil our existence by extreme gift to population
Father love do you work, do you work for Mother
Tell me straight be the Godfather be no other
Media Kings give us now give us total movie
Straight right now, give it clear, give us total movie
Now being here, being now, being here believing
[movie like speeches:]

Man: I don't know which words to put in there sweetheart,
you know, I can't do it. Pretty kind of useless, though, don't you think so Mary?

Man: Come with me to the far lands of Baghdad.

Woman: Oh, if only I could. That's what I want
more than anything in the world, but it could never be...

Man: Of course it can...

Woman: But my father would find us wherever we went.
Yes, he has forbidden me to... To even speak to you, if he finds me now.
I don't know what he'd do...

Man: But he doesn't know that I'm... I'm a prince.
Before, I was the thief of Baghdad now...

Woman: It doesn't matter...

Man: Then follow me, darling, follow me now to the ends of the Earth

One on one to talk to you
Like film stars they get close to you
You've mirrored his appeal
He wants you so, he wants to be beside you
Then you pass by giving him the other side of you
Like the mystics do
So that every time he moves, he moves for you

Soul and light can always see
The meeting of true love and she
This silent night and I,
I guess a lonely mind might see
I've seen love on the screen

I've seen a screen goddesss and me-oh
How often this, how often, this the power of you
And so, I must confess
Whatever I see
I'm meant to be there with you
With you with you

Silent golden movies, talkies, technicolour, long ago
My younger ways stand clearer, clearer than my footprints
Stardom greats I've followed closely Closer than the nearest heartbeat
Longer that expected-ther were great-
Oh love oh love just to see them
Acting on the silver screen, oh my
Clark Gable, Fairbanks, Maureen O'Sullivan
Fantasy would fill my life and I
Love fantasy so much
Did you see in the morning light
I really talked, yes I did, to Gods early dawning light
And I was privileged to be as I am to this day
To be with you. To be with you
[movie actor like speech:]

Mr. Cairo: Listen. I have arranged this display for...
For all of you people to... To come here this evening and I...
I know you have been searched, but, what you...
You don't realize is, is that in the back of the Maltese Falcon, I have it...

Outside of this (inside of that)

Outside of this inside of that
The memory lingers so right
Completely as that
We've loved a long time, be my friend, I need you
Inside of this and outside of that
There's so much more to finding out
How we forever simply feel the way the wayward-winds that hide the storms at night
Like the winter came, it changed our lives
We were very merry to be there
Our love, get used to being this way
Our love, once again a story really true creates a sound so good-That it's true

Outside of this
Inside of that
There are words that come with time
Like love songs they seem self written
So true, they seem so true
I work a moments time
And feel this is one of lifes mysteries
Bringing a smile
'Cos I know wot it does to you
So I'm trying to pass it thru
Trying for you

Countless variations of the memory the state
The mere emotion of getting round

Crazy understandings of the way we tilt the light
But it shines when we make the sound
Don't live by mistakes
We can dance to your tune
But in reaching out touching your love
Feel those countless understandings
On the countless many reasons
There are to offer you my love

Countless understandings of a ghetto starving nation
Needing love I tell no lie
Countless staring messages as mortal life reflection
As it's spelt out once or twice
But there's this whole understanding
And it's coming I guess-I know-
I hope that you can get into this
To this
I was there and then and then
You were there and then and then
We were there the beginning of time
I was there and then and then
You were there and then and then
We were there the beginning of time

He is sailing

Out of the mist into tropical splendour
With garlands of flowers
In Majestical fusion we see tonight

On to this sacred reunion of pleasure
They row as a rhythm, ten thousands of millions
They touch the Light

King is sailing they say
King is sailing we hear
King is sailing they say
King is sailing this day of days of days
Cocasaya Tay Toca

King is coming they sing
King is coming they know
King is coming we sing
King is coming we know Kotao Kotao Kotao

All the souls he to touch
All the souls he to touch
All the souls he to touch
All the millions of souls he to touch, he to touch
Cocasaya Kotao Kotao   Heaven set sail in His ship full of light
He trancends all our love
To caress all our fears
In a moment Divine

Weakest and Strongest will dance in delight
All illuminous our Saviour they bringing him forth
All will sing to the Night

Our true Kingdom come
Our true Kingdom come
Our true Kingdom come
Our true Kingdom come
Higher, Than Higher, Than Higher, Than Higher, Than Higher

Ahhs...

[Foreign language chant]

I hear you now

After the first embrace from you my senses knew
The look of love was in your eyes
and after we first make love our senses tingle to
The touch oh how we hypnotize

Oh, to get the feeling on and on
Oh, just to get the feeling

Holding you closer in my arms we drift to heaven
Bringing in the morning light
And after all is said and done there's only us
We can make it right      So, our love will carry on and on
Now our love will be free, be free.

And when we play, love don't delay, I hear you now
For what was then, is what is now, anyhow
As I became a guest of love's tune here again
We'll carry on together like today.

After the first embrace from you I want you too
After the first embrace from you I want you too