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20th anniversary show

by Haze

The Vice 07:34
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 Heardens hearts & closes minds As foetid 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
Gabadon 03:41
Gabadon (lyrics P McMahon, music C & P McMahon 1982) You can run over stray dogs Squeeze the crap out of hedgehogs Switch on the key he Puors out smoke like a chimney It runs on diesel You can run over weasels Out on the road he Gobbles miles like a roadie The power of gods is in the hands of men You're at the wheel of Gabadon again Four wheel drive to cope with snow And drive saloon cars off the road The rear suspensions gone Driving power at my comand The power that rests within these hands On the wheel of Gabadon When it's raining the roof leaks Nought to sixty in three weeks When you change down to overtake It screams like a mandrakke Mickey Mouse gauges The grime of the ages You can run overt wall coz It steers like a walrus The power of gods is in the hands of fools and mightly Gabadon a madmans tool The squeal of brakes the crash of gears manic laugh suppressed for years All control is gone When the feeling's more than I can stand I'll close my eyes and take my hands From the wheel of Gabadon At the wheel of Gabadon again Flesh and metal shall be one again At the wheel of Gabadon again Lost along the A1(M) again
Survive 05:56
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 thruogh 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 thouhgts 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
Shadows 06:15
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
In The Light 02:51
In The Light (Paul McMahon) You rise to greet the day With the night far behind In some mysterious way You're not all alone Trapped behind these walls But inside you're free To wander ancient halls Forever turning keys You spoke of your dreams once But so long ago Is it too late now Will they never grow How long have you been here Shut away from light When will it be clear That your way is right You spoke of your dreams once Your dreams were so old But now in the light of this new day The blade is so cold
The Hum 04:07
The Hum (lyrics P Chisnell, music P Chisnell, C & P McMahon 1983) Up and down the street the lights go on saiys Ethel to Joe "can you hear the hum" "oh go to sleep" "oh go to sleep" But the hum got worse & sleep got less Soon poor old Joe couldn't dream of Tess Trouble was near Trouble was near The cause they found weass underground Ethel dashed indoors to phone the town "moles are at war" "moles are at war" In recessed dim blind panic reigned As moles brown and black fought a battle of hue How do they know who is who? How do they know who is who? Now all their troubles are soon to pass As the man from the town brought out his gas Now we can all get somew sleep Now we can all get some sleep
Seven Stones 10:33
Seven Stones (Chris & Paul McMahon) Day breaks light into a dark world Stars fade I see where I am Blue skies turn to grey inside me Flying hight and into the rising sun Dont wait for me any longer By tomorrow things could have changes It couldn't be the same Seven stones seven stars above you Dying in the courtyard there's one white tree Memories fading from the old world Living in a dream that's dead and gone Don't wait for me any longer I think already it's too late It couldn't be the same I'm not waiting any longer By tomorrow things could have changed It couldn't be the same
Mountain 09:30
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
The Night 07:45
The Night (P McMahon 1979) Well there was never a moment when I believed that I was alone Though I never knew I could be so sure That when my mind was troubled I could call on you Never doubting you would help me How could I be so wrong? Why did I trust you? I placed all my hopes on you to be let down again But now now I see you were never there at all You see that I I could never doubt you But I can live without you I'm sure I can You see that I never needed you that was just a phase I was going through believe me All this time and nothing left to show But self deluding dreams than never grow Acid thoughts bite deep into my pain Ice cold fear drives bitterness insane I see now what I must do I guess I always knew And now now that all is said and done I never really cared You see that I I knew it all along But I took that pain and I was strong but not enough I can face the night but when that darkness leaves I just can't bear to face the dawn alone not alone
The Ember 04:31
The Ember (lyrics P McMahon music C & P McMahon 1984) How far down can you go? How much does it show? Losing faith in the game nothing fits the same Total breakdown final closedown Three stand stark on the stage One night standing pain unending Til the end of the age Passing, leaving behind, children of the blind Lifeblood, red rivers flow, the ember can still glow So many things have ended, so many race run That when the night comes down again Who the hell has won? Hold on, nothing is real, don't heed what you feel Don't cry, we must be strong, nothing last for long
For Whom 05:20
For Whom (lyrics P McMahon music P McMahon 1983) Maybe I've been wroing 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 Evey 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
The Load 07:43
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
Don't Leave Me Here time was when you were on my side giving me strength to fight the tide the tide has turned, I'm sinking down don't turn away, I need you now don't leave me here strange to think of how it might have been taking the chances with every scene the lights go up, the curtain falls what I need now is your applause don't leave me here lightning strikes, thunder rolls lacking the credence to ride the storm one more flash will blind me take my hand and guide me don't leave me here
See Her Face 03:40
See Her Face (lyrics P McMahon music P McMahon 1986) She knows she has the strength of illusion She will never concede the game Face to fac e revealing only what she wants to show She shines, like the sun on a window pane She needs no hiding place, see her face She waits, alone in a web of seclusion One eye stares at the falling rain He will come, to burn his wings before the lighted flame She smiles, cold as frost on the crystal pane She needs no hiding place, see her face She moves, he follows as lamb to the slaughter Dancing only at her command In the end, his eyes shall see her as she is and then Her hand cuts the string and the puppet dies
Chat 01:07
The Red Room 06:46
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
The Exiles Song (Chris & Paul McMahon 1976) Watchers guard the entrance to the never ending spiral Leading out 'til you reach the mountain side We have journeyed through many lands and many things we've seen But never have we known such a time The gates of our homeland are closed for evermore By the evil which lurks deep inside Many time we've tried and many times we've failed To take back what once was our own Then from afar came the message of war throughout the land And offers of allegiance to the great and dark land So we came to you our friends for council in this dark time For war we have no wish, just need peace of mind And so they spoke deep in the night of many things long past And answered many things long forgotten But the light of the Western world was darkened as they spoke And the darkness weighed heavy on all those there Looking to the west many wished to return But what ship would bear us 'cross so wide a sea And in a dream I saw a lone figure standing proud In the moonlight on top of the stair And then I head the crashing waves upon the Western shore And I wished to leave this land of darkness hate and war Fly across the sea seek and we may find But the darkness grows deeper for us and all our kind His stronghold in our fair woods has long since been destroyed But the evil still lingers one When the evening draws on and the feasting ends Then his memory still lasts til the morn Until the morn Then a shadow blocked the sun spreading terror and death The king fell upon the field But the creature was slain and the battle renewed when the dead came to honour their oath The king rode forth and the enemy withdrew Before gleaming Anduril forged anew The tide of the battle turned and that host did retreat Although they fought on They faced defeat Midst the blood and fire of battle there's a cone of light shines down Down from the white magicians hand And above the cries of battle there's a stillness in the air Far above the eagles flying high Fly high


Originally released as a limited edition of 500 single CDs on Cyclops Records with an even more limited (100) edition bonus CD-R (tracks 12-22). Recorded live at the Boardwalk, Sheffield on 31st May 1998 to celebrate the band reuniting for their 20th anniversary.


released June 20, 2018

Paul Chisnell -percussion & vocals
Paul McMahon - guitar & vocals
Chris McMahon - bass, keyboards & vocals


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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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