Lyrics.

I saw the lights of heaven shine, as I walked into the city square.

And I heard a baby cry, in the midnight hour, and you were there.

I heard The Beatles sing, as the jukebox played all night long.

I saw her turn away, she used to smile - now she says...


“This world is strange, and it gets a little stranger.

And we must change, as we face the danger.”


I watched the news on satellite, and saw the teardrops in your eyes.

I tried to think of what to say in the shadows of yesterday.

I remember my father saying, “It’s not the same, things have changed.”

I thought of what to blame, in this world we’ve rearranged.


“This world is strange, and it gets a little stranger.

And we must change, as we face the danger.”


Hey, Magdalena - what are you gonna do now?

Hey, Magdalena - is it true?

Like a bird he flew, through the windows of your life

Past the painted halls, into the indigo blue sky.


Hey, Magdalena, there’s nothing left to say.

Hey, Magdalena, it’s just another day.

With sympathy and lies, you smile and close your eyes

And as the years just fade - toujours et sans arrêt


With lepers and hoards, decades of wars

are you leading the blind. Will you give us a sign

when he comes again?


Hey, Magdalena - what are you gonna do now?

Hey, Magdalena - is it true?

In the stain-glassed halls, the truth is hard to see.

And in a pool of tears, hearts are never free!


Hey, Magdalena (Hey, Magdalena!)


Kill the King - the queen is dead.

Call the knights to his bed.

The time is right - to steal the crown

Drink the wine - but kill the king!


“Save the King”. The jesters cried.

“God have mercy on him - joke’s aside.”

The queen is dead - she’s lost her head!

They laughed and spit at her - as she bled!


“Yes, i’m the king and that’s a fact!

The throne was built on sewer rats!

The wives i’ve had - all so young -

lose their heads, cut out their tongues!

The Pope’s a fool - my courtiers lie.

So - it’s time for them all to die.

My patience thin - I have no son -

Yes! Kill them all - one-by-one!”

Seven wild days - she leaves her pride behind.

While angels fall from grace - she’s ‘bitter-sweet’ and unkind.


Seven wild flowers - laced throughout her hair.

She drinks away the hours - with friends but never there!

She floats in all her dreams.

She’s Sunset and Serene.


It’s too late and not the way it seems.

And, it’s all too blue,

as she drowns in opaline.


She floats in all her dreams

She’s Sunset and Serene.


Seven wild days, now it’s all behind

Did she grow tired of love?

Or leave to save her mind?


She floats in all her dreams

She’s Sunset and Serene.


It’s too late and not the way it seems.

And, it’s all too blue,

as she drowns in opaline.


Seven wild days - leave it all behind.

Angels fall from grace - bitter-sweet, unkind.


Seven days - free!



Oh, Madelaine - it will rain.

I can see it your eyes.

The tears you’ve been hiding, are all about to fall.

And you don’t even have to try.


And, anyway, who’s to blame?

When people leave you high-and-dry?

They just got what they came for.

Left the rest with you.

Never tried to say goodbye.


All the times I’ve told you, they would never stay!

Still you’d walk away confused.

Didn’t we, didn’t we - really love it?

Oh, didn’t we really love it?


Oh, Madelaine. Madelaine.

Does it help to ease the pain?

You got all that your needin’

So take it while you can

‘cos it may never be the same.


And, someday. We’ll all die away.

We’ve got nothing left to choose.

So go and catch the tide, and get it back together.

Life’s to sweeter thing to lose.


All the times I’ve told you, I would never stay!

Yet you’d walk away confused.

Didn’t we, didn’t we - really love it?

Oh, didn’t we really love it?



Lifting the mask from a local clown

Feeling down like him

Seeing the light in a station bar and

Traveling far in sin

Sailing downstairs to the northern line

Watching the shine of the shoes

Hearing the trials of the people there

Who's to care if they lose?


Take a look you may see me on the ground

For I am the parasite of this town


Dancing a jig in a church with chimes

A sign of the times today

Hearing no bell from the steeple tall

People all in dismay

Falling so far on a silver spoon

Making the moon for fun

Changing a robe for a size too small

People all get hung


Take a look you may see me coming through

For I am the parasite who travels two by two


When I'm lifting the mask from a local clown

And feeling down like him

And I'm seeing the light in a station bar

And travelling far in sin

And I'm sailing downstairs to the northern line

Watching the shine of the shoes

And hearing the trials of the people there

Who's to care if they lose?

I saw her face in candlelight,

as she disappeared into the night.

Those were the days of wine and roses.

Songs of love in purple prose.


I heard my mother say...

“This world is strange”.


Words & Music / Lee Gobbi

Oooh, Shiva! Does it make you cry?

And would it help to ease the pain?

Keep the rain from your life?


Oooh, Shiva!  Does it make you smile?

Can’t you see that you’re the one?

Keep the sun in the sky.


Oooh, Shiva! Did we let you down?

Does it sound like we don’t care”

Just a wing and a prayer.

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