THE SEVEN SEAS (2009)

Side A
Words by Rishi Dhir

Bombs Bomb Away

BORN TO A WORLD OF SORROW AND PAIN 
BORN TO A TIME OF SO MUCH DISDAIN 
FOR THOSE WHO FIND JOY IN THE EYES OF A CHILD 
AND BEAUTY IN LIGHT, AND CALMNESS OF MIND 

(CHORUS) 
SO, BOMBS BOMB AWAY 
AND KILL ANOTHER MAN 
NO THOUGHT OF THE COST 
REBUILDING THE LAND 

SO, BOMBS BOMB AWAY 
AND KILL SOME MOTHER’S SON 
MAKE SURE TO SEND A NOTE 
OF HOW WE HAD WON 

SO, BOMBS BOMB AWAY 
BOMBS BOMB AWAY 
BLOW THEM TO DUST 
BOMBS BOMB AWAY 
WHY DO YOU THINK YOU MUST? 

IMAGINE A TIME OF PURITY AND PEACE 
OF BODY AND MIND, OF LAND AND SEA 
BUT HISTORY HAS TOLD OF NO SUCH TALE: 
“THE GODS DID WAR WITH THE DEMONS IN THE AIR” 

REPEAT CHORUS 

BRIDGE 

A RELIGION OF MAN, IF ONLY WE COULD SEE 
A LIFE OF HOPE AND ETERNITY 
NO MORE WAR, NO PAIN, NO GRIEF 
TRANSCENDING THIS SHELL, ASCENDING TO PEACE 

REPEAT CHORUS

How Long

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN GONE 
MY LOVE, WHY ARE YOU SO WITHDRAWN 

ALONE AM I CAN’T YOU SEE 
DO I NEED A SIGN TO BEG YOU PLEASE 

COME LET’S GO AND LEAVE THIS LAND 
TO FAR-OFF SHORES WITHOUT A SOUND 

SHOUT OUT AND SAY WHAT YOU MEAN 
COME OUT FROM THIS REALITY 

I KNOW YOUR HEART IS BACK HOME 
IN TIME, TOGETHER WE SHALL ROAM 

ACROSS THE SEA, TO FAR-OFF LANDS 
TOGETHER WE’LL BE 
JUST LIKE WE PLANNED 

I KNOW THAT THE SUN LIES EASTWARD 
I KNOW WHERE MY HEART BELONGS 
BACK HOME WHERE MY LOVE LIES WAITING 
BACK HOME WHERE WE ARE ONE 

DAY DAWNS AND I’M STILL HERE 
TOO FAR TO REACH AND TO SEE CLEAR 

YOUR SONGS FILL MY HEART 
YOUR HIGHEST PEAKS AND YOUR HOLY GHATS 

SING BLACKBIRD IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT 
LEAD THE WAY AND GIVE ME LIGHT 

I KNOW THAT THE SUN LIES EASTWARD 
I KNOW WHERE MY HEART BELONGS 
BACK HOME WHERE MY LOVE LIES WAITING 
BACK HOME WHERE WE ARE ONE 

HOW LONG CAN I WAIT FOR YOUR TOUCH? 
HOW LONG CAN I WAIT FOR YOUR LOVE? 
HOW LONG CAN I STAY IN THIS PLACE? 
BACK HOME IS WHERE I WILL WAIT…

I Am Blind

I AM LIKE A WALL 
TOO HIGH TO HEAR YOUR CALL 
I DO NOT HONOUR YOU 

FEELING TWO-FOOT SMALL 
I HIDE WITHIN THESE WALLS 
I DO NOT SPEAK THE TRUTH 

I CANNOT FACE 
ALL THE LIES AND THE DISGRACE 
THAT WE ALL KNOW IS TRUE 

STILL YOU WAIT FOR ME 
NO MATTER WHERE I BE 
I WILL COME BACK TO YOU 

I AM WAITING 
TILL THE DAY THAT I AM FREE 
FROM PETTY, HURTFUL FEELINGS 
I AM BLIND, THIS YOU CAN SEE 

SPEAKING THE SWEET WORDS 
TO MAKE THE GOD’S SOULS STIR 
I RESOLVE TO SEEK MY TRUTH 

OF YOU, ME, AND HE 
ALL TOGETHER ARE WE 
I CONTEND TO FOLLOW YOU 

I CANNOT FACE 
ALL THE LIES AND THE DISGRACE 
THAT WE ALL KNOW IS TRUE 

STILL YOU WAIT FOR ME 
NO MATTER WHERE I BE 
I WILL COME BACK TO YOU 

I AM WAITING 
TILL THE DAY THAT I AM FREE 
FROM PETTY, HURTFUL FEELINGS 
I AM BLIND, THIS YOU CAN SEE 
I AM BLIND, BUT YOU CAN SEE ME

The Seven Seas

I’VE LIVED A LIFE OF A THOUSAND LIFETIMES 
SEARCHED THROUGH LAND AND SEA AND AIR 
CLIMBED THE PEAKS OF THE HIMALAYAS 
SCOURED THE ABYSS OF THE DAL LAKE 

I’VE SAILED ACROSS THE SEVEN SEAS 
FROM BLACK TO RED, FROM BLUE TO GREEN 
CROSSED THROUGH ALL THREE WORLDS: 
HEAVEN, EARTH, AND FAR-OFF SHORES 

BUT HOW LONG CAN I HOLD ONTO 
THE LOVE THAT I KNOW IS YOU? 

I’VE FLOWN ACROSS THE WHOLE BLUE SKY 
ON THE BACKS OF WINDS UP HIGH 
HEARD CELESTIAL SOUNDS OF BRAHMA 
PLAYED FROM HEARTS OF THE GHANDARVAS 

BUT HOW LONG CAN I HOLD ONTO 
THE LOVE THAT I KNOW IS YOU? 
AND WAIT FOR THE MOMENT 
IF ONLY I WAS PATIENT… 

The Straight Line

(INSTRUMENTAL)
 

Side B
Words by Rishi Dhir

Blood From A Stone

I’M NOT THE BOY OF SEVENTEEN 
I’M NOT THE CHILD THAT TOUCHED YOUR FEET 
THINGS HAVE CHANGED FOR YOU AND ME 
NOT AS WE WERE AND WHAT WE’LL BE 

THE LOVE HAS CHANGED, THE LOVE IS NEW 
BUT NOTHING’S LEFT FOR ME AND YOU 
TIME’S RUN OUT, WE’RE ON OUR OWN 
LOVE FROM YOU IS LIKE BLOOD FROM A STONE 

TIME HEALS ALL 
OR SO I’VE BEEN TOLD (UH-HUH)

Oh, Heartbreaker

ARE YOU AS FOOLISH AS YOU LET ON 
WHO ARE YOU FOOLING 
IS IT THE STARS ABOVE? 

WHY MUST YOU DO THIS 
IS IN YOUR HANDS? 

WHERE ARE YOU GOING 
SOMEWHERE FAR? A PROMISED LAND? 

OH, YOU HEARTBREAKER 
COMMANDER AND THIEF 
LEFT NO TRACE 
BUT AN EMPTY SPACE 
FOR US ALL 

BUT THAT’S A LOT OF LOVE TO LET GO 

WERE YOU AS SIMPLE A YOU HAD US BELIEVE 
WERE YOU JUST FOOLING YOU AND HE? 
PLEASE MAKE PEACE 

WHY DID YOU LEAVE US 
WAS IT SOMETHING WE SAID? 

PLEASE COME TO GREAT US 
IN THE END 
MY DEAR FRIEND 

OH, YOU HEARTBREAKER 
COMMANDER AND THIEF 
LEFT NO TRACE 
BUT AN EMPTY SPACE 
FOR US ALL 

BUT THAT’S A LOT OF LOVE TO LET GO 

ALL THE WASTED YEARS 
NOW I CAN SEE WITHOUT ANY FEAR 

ALL THE SEARCHING TEARS 
HEAR MY CALL 
I LOVE YOU DEAR

A Morning Song

LOVE OF MINE, WHAT GIFT OF MINE 
SHALL I GIVE TO YOU THIS DAWN? 
A MORNING SONG? 
BUT MORNINGS DON’T LAST SO LONG 

THE SUN WILL RISE BEHIND THOSE EYES 
AND BRIGHTEN A DARKENED DAY 
BUT LIKE A ROSE 
THIS SONG WILL FADE AWAY 

FLEETING AS IT IS, HERE WE’LL STAY 

ON AND ON, WE’LL SING A MORNING SONG 
A GIFT, A TUNE, NEVER STAYING LONG 

FRIEND OF MINE THE BELLS DO CHIME 
TO MARK A BRAND NEW DAY 
A MELODY TO GET YOU ON YOUR WAY 

A GIFT LIKE THIS IS SO EASILY MISSED 
NO NAME TO ITS TUNE 
SHINING BRIGHT AND LEAVING US TOO SOON 

TURNING DAYS TO GOLD AND MONTHS TO JUNE 

ON AND ON, WE’LL SING A MORNING SONG 
A GIFT, A TUNE, NEVER STAYING LONG

Don't You Know

YOU SOLD YOUR HEART FOR A DIME 
YOU LEFT WHEN YOU HAD DONE YOUR TIME 
BUT IS IT SO? 
DON’T YOU KNOW? 
DON’T YOU KNOW? 
I LOVED YOU SO 
DON’T YOU KNOW? 
DON’T YOU KNOW? 
YOU HURT THE ONES YOU LOVE THE MOST 
YOU WALK THROUGH LIFE LIKE A GHOST 
BUT IS IT SO? 
DON’T YOU KNOW? 
DON’T YOU KNOW? 
I LOVED YOU SO 
DON’T YOU KNOW? 
DON’T YOU KNOW?