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In The End​:​1978​-​1988

by Haze

Ophelia 07:16
Ophelia (lyrics P Chisnell music P Chisnell, C & P McMahon 1985) At the waters edge I stand A figure in blue etched in the sand I look for your face To subdue my craving mind All I see is myself My feelings for you you never knew Try as I might I was bound to lose I need you touch to satisfy the ache inside All I feel is your loss Oh Ophelia were you brave Or did your love denied Become more than life itself Time & tide rise over my head My silent searching now at an end I see your face Death worth the dying You are forever mine
Survive 05:42
Survive (Chris & Paul McMahon) Hello how are you it's nice ot see you, nice to talk again It's been a while since we last met, it's good to see an old friend I'm coming home just for a while, though I might not stay The road it seems to follow me, I rest when it says I may It's not easy holding on you wake to find your dream has gone And left alone with nothing left to say Waiting for the break of day so I can travel on, and on Times have long since gone the feeling starts to fade A dusty mirror cracked forgotten cold lost dark in the shade As they creep through my window I stare into the rain A darkened stream of wasted thoughts Distant silver laughter mocks the pain Cardboard people drift on by acting roles so false I have to laugh So I came back again but it's not the same Is there something you're trying to hide, or just that we've nothing left to say Well I know it's not something that we could change You know sometimes I'd like to try Remember when I took your hand though you walked alone Into the fading light to the sunset our refuge our home The light it just slips away the night the coldest stone Standing waiting for a sign though I know that it's gone My thoughts disjointed fragmented to a string of cliched line Like the words to this song I've tried to write so many times And as the echoes fade crashing through a darkened sky (And the nightmares came true) The waves engulf my soul as it screams oh please why? I see now that the ghost of my mind has betrayed only you The bright light blinds my mind somehow I cannot see so clearly now But through the dark I fear that I'll survive
For Whom 05:21
For Whom (lyrics P McMahon music P McMahon 1983) Maybe I've been wrong But I wish I could see you now And though it seems so long ago I need you still I've never been a slave to truth but I meant every word I said Every move I made I made for you If you need a friend You'll always find me here I'll stay by you until the end I love you still And we'll watch the years go by I'll be right here by your side We can turn the tide We can turn the tide I know that I've been wrong But I wish I could touch you now I know I let some chances slip Give me just one more I never gave a damn for truth but They cannot hurt you now Don't let them hurt you now And we'll watch the years go by I'll be right here by your side I meant every word I said Every move I made I made for you
Fallen Leaves (by Paul Chisnell, Paul McMahon, Chris McMahon & Rob Heeley) Leaves long since fallen have been blown into the roadside Their veins bleached a blatant silver against the reds and golds of autumn By winter's frosty hand Fallen Leaves The warm room beckons shuttered windows blazing fires Forlorn we shelter against the late of glowring gales Laughing in glee as it hesitates and destroys the delicate web Woven by the summers evening in my head Fallen Leaves A glass of cider sitting on the warm earth Dust of countless feet treading on towards the autumn Where the leaves have long since fallen Fallen Leaves
Humbug 00:31
The Vice 07:36
The Vice (lyrics P McMahon music C & P McMahon 1981) When the vice of sleep lies broken And the curtains of night hang torn Unbidden thoughts are awoken In the uncertain light of dawn you think you see Well it can give you the strangest feeling So gently it slips away And the friends that you once thought so near Seem to fade in the light of day Well it's always been that way And I think it's too late now It may be too late So much time has passed since then I am no longer sure just how I feel I don't know why they call time a healer When it tears your flesh apart Wipes out all your feelings Squeezes tears of blood from your heart Yes it's always been that way And I think it's too late now Yes I'm quite sure it's too late Why does time take all our lives And rip up apart it tears us apart Hardens hearts & closes minds As fetid hands choke life from life to dust I was there even in your darkest hour Fight despair only fear & hate devour I was there even in your darkest hour Fight despair only fear & hate devour
In The Universe (lyrics P McMahon Phil Walworth music P Chisnell, C & P McMahon 1986) Dusk is falling in a windless sky Breath of cold creeps silently by Clouds sit still on the sleepless night A spinning star that sheds no light Stretching shadows to the evenings end Linger on until the clouds descend Silent thunder rocks the star filled sky Mocking laughter in the seagull's cry We held the power we danced in time Searching for reason we lost the rhyme The call relayed we can do no worse Than see ourselves in the universe Forget the shadow rise above the gloom The wold is nothing but an empty room Lock the door & close the windows tight Nothing moves in the surrounding night Fix your mind on the enclosing deep Close your eyes in elernal sleep Lock your heart & throw away the key Drown your dreams in the uncaring sea
The Load 08:06
The Load (P McMahon) silence, breathing, pulse beats slow lifeblood courses, veins dilate eyes stare blindly, pupils glow cataclysm imminent you can only wait reason nods politely slips out by the back door logic reels & shakes it's head & looks away intuition sighs, it's seen this facile play before manic laughter every mad dog has it's day limbs work disjointedly, mouth slack in vacant dismay a scarcely articulate puppet, the madman at play wake look around you the walls that surround you are padded and grey, there's no glass, there's no cutlery external sensory input is zero the psyche implodes, psychic shrapnel tears holes in your mind take the strain, the power can hold back the pain ebb and flow, alone you must carry the load chasing rainbows on where god knows
Stoat & Bottle (lyrics P McMahon music P McMahon 1986) Grab your coat & leave your cares behind Put your problems right out of your mind Let's get out & drink what we are able Then demurely sink under the table Take a look in the good beer guide Page two hundred and three Come along to the Stoat & Bottle with me Please dont spit on the sawdust floor Hang your coat on a nail Don't forget what you came here for is ale At the Stoat & Bottle there's a friendly athmosphere The only thing that's lethal is the beer The world outside the window is the last thing on your mind The only thing to fear is closing time
Resealing 00:36
Tunnel Vision (lyrics P McMahon music C & P McMahon 1986) Don't expect me to deny the space between us Yet I see no reason why there should be walls There's no need to lock ourselves away There's no need for us to fear The danger that lies in strangers disguise Let's open our eyes break out from this chorus (haze version) Tunnel Vision, Tunnel Vision Seeing only the walls of our prison chorus (world turtle version) Black box Tunnel vision you're living in a fools prison Black box Tunnel vision you know that's a dangerous religion I don't ask you to believe what I believe in But at least we could agree to disagree There's no hate in contradiction Ask yourself why you should fear The danger that lies in strangers disguise Let's open our eyes break out from this Tunnel Vision, Tunnel Vision Seeing only the walls of our prison Make a start try and open up your heart We are as the others each one just another viewpoint open wide your blinkered eyes let the walls come tumbling down We are not the only ones lets not be the lonely ones There's no need to live with Tunnel Vision, Tunnel Vision Seeing only the walls of our prison
In The End 04:39
In The End (lyrics P McMahon music P McMahon 1986) Warm glow, creeping through my window, dancing in the air Your smile, shining in my minds eye, wishing you were here Where we come from is where we'll go to Where we come from they'll never know how far from home they are All we have seen will fade, into the dark Leaving only ourselves hand in hand In the end Twilight, hanging on the edge of night, burning like a flame Your eyes, flicker in the firelight, whispering my name We are walking into the darkness Holding high the undying spark we'll never be alone All we have seen will fade, into the dark Leaving only ourselves hand in hand In the end Alone we are ended, our souls undefended we cling to each other for our lives Fro now we can see, what we are is all be need And our hears beat together for our lives Holding the torch high we live though the flame dies And these are the best days of our lives In love undefeated our hopes undepleted now these are the last days of our lives
The Red Room 06:42
The Red Room (Paul McMahon) 1987 By the light of reason, all the world seems clear, what do we have left to fear And in the eyes of science, each obeys the rules, those who doubt are worse than fools Nightmare vision the language of dreams, heeds no law Oh in the dead of the night you never know what will grow Dead eyed spectres remorseless and cold, walk the room Here in silence they watch through the dark windows of the soul We live by our assumptions, some of them are true, but most of them we never prove The guiding force of interlect, gave us all it knew, but it only asks the questions it gives answers to Older instincts have gone underground, undisturbed How can you deny what you don't even know is here In the Red Room we see what we are, and what we were Here in subconscious refuge we dance to the pulse of fear, the pulse of fear We are the nightmares you can't escape, we are your childhood fears you've locked away We are the dark thoughts left unspoken We are behind that door you fear to open To the Red Room To the Red Room Here in the Red Room, we feed on hate Here in the Red Room, we wait, we wait We wait
Mountain 06:36
Mountain (lyrics P McMahon music P Chisnell, C & P McMahon 1984) High touching everything Light guild the eagles wing Touching the moments reflecting the light Reaching the fountain reeling in the height Hide in the shadew of a mountain Core eroding marrow to bone The seeds of silence are sown Living behind breezes cooling in fie Rising to capture the flames of desire Light in the shape of a mountain Flash revealing tendon & bone Betraying framework of stone Leaving behind in the stone of the pyre Picture portrayed in the heart of the fire Fly down the face of of a mountain Light replacing muscle & bone Behold the blood of the stone High seeing everything Might sear the granite ring The mountain rises in fire
Last Orders 04:13
Last Orders (lyrics P McMahon music P McMahon 1986) As the lights go out in England Gentle breeze blows through the trees Sighing in a voice like winter Last Orders please Last Orders please


A 'best of' compilation, and our first CD release on Kinesis Discs in 1992. All the tracks had been previous released on LP/cassette in the 80s except 'Red Room', which is a live recording from the (then) fan club only 10th anniversary cassette. All tracks were remixed by Chris McMahon & Warren Jacques.


released November 6, 2020


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Haze Sheffield, UK

Sheffield progressive rockers Haze celebrated 40 years of making music with two anniversary shows in 2018. Both shows were recorded for CD & DVD release.
The bands first studio CD of new material since 2013 'Back To The Bones' will be released on CD & digital download on 4th July 2020
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