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Day For Night
01. Day For Night (7:34) - MIDI - Lead Sheet (pdf)
02. Gibberish (4:18)

03. Skin (3:58)

04. The Distance To The Sun (5:11)
- Guitar / Vocal Transcription
05. Crack The Big Sky (9:59)
- TAB - TAB (solo)
06. The Gypsy (7:28) - MIDI
07. Can't Get It Wrong (4:12)
08. The Healing Colors Of Sound - part 1 (2:22) - MIDI
09. My Shoes (4:16)
10. Mommy Comes Back (4:50)
11. Lay It Down (3:18)
12. The Healing Colors Of Sound - part 2 (3:17)
13. My Shoes - revisited (3:54)
14. Urban Noise
15. Hurt (European bonus track)
MIDI files (zipped) courtesy of Peter Freund
Lead sheet .pdf courtesy of Andreas Zach
Transcription .pdf courtesy of Peter Crighton
Neal Morse: lead vocals, piano, all synths and acoustic guitar
Alan Morse: electric guitar, mellotron and vocals
Dave Meros: bass and vocals
Nick D'Virgilio: drums, percussion and vocals
Ryo Okumoto: Hammond organ and Mellotron
Day For Night
Day for night
I can't wait 'til the time is right
Like a gun waits for war
Like the sun waiting for a light

Pound away
Get it done in just half a day
'Neath the sweltering sky
Get it done, don't ask why

Don't you want to live my way?
Living day for night
Don't you want to live my way?
Why you want to keep trying?
You never get it right
When you could be
Living day for night

Live my dream
There's no dancing in between
Why not let it go?
There's no sense being so extreme
Act instead
There's no life living in your head
The director's long gone
Still the play goes on
And on and on . . . come on!

CHORUS

Your dreams were disappearing
So you disappeared
Into your head
There's no freshness
In your feelings
So you feel like
Going back to bed
As the mercury rises
There are still some surprises

Day for night
There's no time
There's no end in sight
Not a moment to lose
There's no voice
You can't choose

CHORUS TO END

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Gibberish
All that is shall be in the world
What is shall be in the world
All that is shall be in the world
What is shall be in the world
How can it be not what it is
When being is in itself
That which it is destined to be
Because it is what it is
All that is shall be in the world
What is shall be

What is it that you know you know?
There isn't any place to go
The music is a mountain made
All through the years
The song is played
The song is played

Wind raging you remain at the mast
Still slaving to be free at last
The movement knows
No love betrayed
The final tears
As the song is played
As the song is played

All that is shall be in the world
What is shall ... BE!

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Skin
Like a star with a blue moon rising
You complain but you keep surprising yourself
Like a dog who's been kicked all over
You tried to quit but you can't stop kicking yourself

It's the truth - it's a lie - love will never die

Don't you see it's like tryin' to climb out of your skin
You're like a butterfly fighting the wind
Don't you see it's like tryin' to climb out of your skin

You shut down tried to not be special
Lights were off but someone's always been home
May as well not resist temptation
Plug yourself in the wall and light up the town

Time is up - it's alive - take this dream and drive

CHORUS

Climb way up to the ground
Slide on up and slide down

It's the truth - it's a lie - love will never die
It's the best you can buy - might be worth a try
Make a wish take a dive - don't just stay alive
You'll do more than survive - take this dream and drive

CHORUS

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The Distance To The Sun
There is no peace
Here in my mind
There's no way to see
We're all born blind
To some place some time
When we could feel like
We're joined inside
We can't always
See it with our eyes

But there is a world apart from what we know
There is a time/place the eyes will never show
We can be as one
And be farther than the distance to the sun

There is no use you'll never win
They'll only kick you back again
Back where you've been
And you're never satisfied
Your wants just change
You've been playing an unwinnable game

CHORUS

Half the time we're gone, we don't know why
Half of us are crying to the sky
Once we're there we'll wonder why it took so long
Once we're there we'll know what we became

CHORUS

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Crack The Big Sky
We played the liberation game
They gave a war - someone came
We dropped the torch . . . easy
Let's all go down and dance in the rain

Anything could happen then
Which scared the king and all his men
»We better kill this feeling
We've been wrong before
It could happen again«

Rain came and soon became
A crack in the big sky
Night stayed and music played
We could not shame this high
After we came down we hit the ground
Crack the big sky
Crack the big sky

What was all the fuss about
(let's all get out and work for nothing)
Let's make stuff we can't live without
(it's alright to believe in something)
We'll make up your meaning
Let's get you right in

You can't be left out

CHORUS

Light the light's on Lincoln lake
Sorry boys, it was our mistake
Power makes you sleazy
Now you've lost your sight
Ain't it a shame

Rain came and soon became
The color of the sky
Night stayed and music played
We could not shame this high
Friends gathered 'round eachother
No one was alone
And you want to run and tell your brother
That you've finally found a home

But you can't find a phone . . .

CHORUS TO END

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The Gypsy
I fell in a stream
Neck deep in needles
A slow motion sunlit scene
I woke in a world
With two kinds of people
The more and the less extreme
Was it some kind of dream?
Or is it real?

Then I awoke
To then white policemen
Who held me until I choked
They brought me in
Like McCarthy and Nixon
That isn't all she wrote
Log on to a suicide note

But I can't get nothin'
That can be bought
So I'll just live
With what I got
I'm the gypsy
And I'll never be
Anyone's president
So I'll just live
'Til my time's spent
I'm the gypsy
I'm the gypsy

Little Susie Baker went to meet her maker
For a ten pound note
A glass and a sucker is all that it got her
Guess she got her goat
And the Camptown ladies say »you have a nice day
Just be along your way . . . GET OUT ! ! ! !

CHORUS

I fell in a stream of lilac and razors
What do you think that means?
Another day - another stomach
Aches for some other way
But for now I'll just live today . . . OH YEAH ! ! ! ! !

But I can't get nothin' that can be bought
So I'll just live with what I got
I'm the gypsy - I'm the gypsy

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Can't Get It Wrong
I don't want to be alone anymore,
Why can't I be somebody else?
Why must I see through these strange eyes?

I won't take too much of your time on the telephone,
Just me and the sunset sky along
Some kind of cloudburst in my mind
I'd like to leave it behind

But I can't get it wrong and I can't get it right
And I can't seem to get it at all tonight
It would help if you could see things through my eyes
If you tried could you see things through my eyes?

What is there in between anyway?
I'm dawn and you're dusk - we're night and day
But I think we could make it something good
How I wish that we could

But I can't get it wrong and I can't get it right
And I can't seem to get it at all tonight
It would help if you could see things through my eyes
If you can't understand how I'm feeling today
If you can't understand me, well that's o.k.
Still I think that you could see things through my eyes
If you tried you could see things through my eyes

If I could only open and hear what you say
I think this could all work out

Cause I can't get it wrong and I can't get it right
Man, I just want to get it all tonight
Yeah, I think that I could see things through your eyes
If you can't understand how I'm feeling today
If you can't understand me, well that's o.k.
Still I think that you could see things through my eyes
If you tried you could see things through my eyes

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The Healing Colors Of Sound pt. 1
Instrumental

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My Shoes
[God says]
Melt the ice by summer
Turn the grass from green to gold
Live the greatest story ever told

Don't mess the sacred mother
If things go wrong
Hey, it's alright
But don't kid yourself
I know what you'd really like

You'd like to be in my shoes
Wouldn't you now
Wouldn't you now
You'd like to be in my shoes
Wouldn't you now
Wouldn't you now

Melt the ice by summer
Send the critics down to NBC
'Cause I'm the will
Of the world that's about to be

And you'd like to be in my shoes
Wouldn't you now
Wouldn't you now
You'd like to be in my shoes
Wouldn't you now
Wouldn't you now

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Mommy Comes Back
A baby was born in a small town yesterday
He's a magical child with a cosmic death ray
But his mother always wanted to play
Such a long way down

But mommy comes back
She always comes back to get me
Mommy comes back, she always comes back
And she never will forget me now

The baby grows up
And soon becomes a kid
Spends his whole life explaining
The things that his mother did
Then they say she went
And drowned
Such a long way down

CHORUS

When she came up
She'd looked better
»Look, dear, I made you a sweater«

Now it's all done
They live up in Monticello
With some pizza pockets
Some papers and a case of mello-yellow
But don't go in celloe - such a long way
Run when you hear the cello
You're in for a long stay
Hey, hey

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Lay It Down
Children yet to be born
Don't you mourn me now
'Cause the crows are in the corn
Lay it down, lay it down

Old man's on his porch
His house burning down
When he passes you his torch
Lay it down, lay it down

And the young man comes
To beat his drums
And the old man sings
'Here it comes, here it comes'
And Newsweek's featured
everyone by now
Lay it down, lay it down now
Lay it down

We built this house of cards
We can tear it down
When it hurts don't take it hard
Lay it down, lay it down

And the wildman brings
His wild man things
While the press keeps
Pressing on the pressure king
And the drums are beating
Everywhere by now
Lay it down, lay it down
Lay it down

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The Healing Colors Of Sound pt. 2
One man said in sign
Don't you want to feel o.k.?
And the sighted man said to the blind
Don't you look at me that way again
Don't you look at me that way again

So they shared a glass of wine
And they started to feel o.k. again
Then one said one more time
said »Don't you see there now way to win -
Don't you see there's no way you can win«

But you can turn around to the healing colors of sound
Just turn around to the healing colors of sound

Old man's ship won't sail
Don't you think they've failed by now?
You can't just turn your tail
No, you can't go home that way again
No, you can't go home that way again

CHORUS

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My Shoes (revisited)
Melt the ice by summer
Turn the grass from green to gold
Live the greatest story ever told

And you'd like to be in my shoes
Wouldn't you now
Wouldn't you now

Urban Noise

Instrumental

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Hurt
lyrics unavailable...

(Original by Code Blue)

Neal Morse:

"The bonus track 'Hurt' is only on the European version because Thomas (Waber) at Inside/Out asked for one. It's pretty much that simple. They've done a lot for us and it was a easy/fun song to cut so we obliged. BTW, I didn't write it. It's an old song by a band called 'Code Blue' that Al and I used to go see in LA clubs in the early 80's. I think it was the 80's anyway. I always loved the song and SB thought it would be fun to record. It's pretty different from what we usually do but we hope you like it."

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