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Stoat & Bottle

by Haze

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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 atmosphere 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
2.
See Her Face 03:46
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 face 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
3.
In The End 04:38
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
4.
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
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Humbug 00:30
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The Vice 07:32
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
7.
Autumn 06:05
Autumn (lyrics P McMahon music C & P McMahon 1986) Well I can still remember how it used to be When you were here with me And even after all these years I still feel the pain Cos I know I won't see you again Most of the time you'll find me here At my table by the door I don't know what I come here for Landlord, Landlord, Landlord fill the flowing bowl Until it runs over In these Autumn years why must I be alone I would never have left you Just one more question to ask before I break down & cry Why did you have to die?
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Resealing 00:33
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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 nead 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 Tunnel Vision, Tunnel Vision Seeing only the walls of our prison 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
10.
Ophelia 07:15
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
11.
Shadows 05:46
Shadows (music C&P McMahon & P Chisnell, lyrics P McMahon) 1985 Don't put out the light now you know I'm frightened of the dark, of the dark Don't put out the light now 'cos as the darkness grows the shadows come Here they come creeping There's one now behind the chair Poised like spiders Spinning webs around my head Closing in around my bed Put on the light It's alright now I'm feeling quite safe Laid here in my bed watching the light burn They wont come now they're frightened of the light I know they can't get me cos I'm no fool, I'm no Maybe I'm only dreaming Yes I'm only dreaming Wake with a start what's that noise There something in the room We're choking on darkness that cloys Staggering blind in gloom Constricted by spectres of night stiffing, sweating, blind No longer believing in light At all Behold the light It's alright now It's really quite clear In lucid obscurity enlightenment clouded The shadows are a consequent of light A consequent of light
12.
Fading Away 04:19
Fading Away (lyrics P McMahon music P McMahon 1986) Take it from me there's no way out of here Honest to God there's no escape Do what you will to keep your conscience clear Drown your confusion in the Grape We are the children in the maze lost in the haze Living in hope of brighter days fading away Flogging a dark horse down a dead end street Haunted by spectres of defeat Why break your heart fighting the stream Just take the easy way you know what I mean Just turn around & go with the flow And if it drags you down that's the way it goes One little drink can bring us sweet release Pass me that bottle if you please
13.
Last Orders 04:30
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
14.
Into The Fire (words & music P McMahon 1987) Too long marking time Too far to fall The fire burns deep my love If it burns at all Heat, danger, red eyes glow Flame, burning, watch it grow Strike a spark let it feed the fire Strike a spark and the flames grow higher Tonight, tonight Oh, into the fire we go Oh, into the fire we go Running hot tonight The fever is red Wax & molten flesh Pools of petrol sweat Pain, sadness & if we fail Ash, embers, tell the take Strike a spark let it feed the fire Strike a spark and the flames grow higher Tonight, tonight Oh, into the fire we go Oh, into the fire we go
15.
Another Country (Chris & Paul McMahon) The red lines hit the headlines the cover is blown The stranger grace and danger we fear the unknown Truth and slander propaganda the smoke without flame Mutation alienation the difference is plain No no never in a million years No not in this world You have a fine way of living You have a nice way of putting me down But when it comes to forgiving - you don't This is another country This is my home I wouldn't change it Over the border lies the promised land Religion television the tools and the trade Discloses blood and roses the land we have made Divisions politicians scoring points in the game Two nations for generations we were never the same No no never in a million years No not in this world 'Cos when it comes to forgiving - you don't This is another country This is my home I wouldn't change it Over the border lies the promised land This is another country This is my home I wouldn't change it This is the country that I understand
16.
Safe Harbour 04:14
Safe Harbour (lyrics P McMahon music P McMahon 1987) Here am I with the fields and the fire left behind Walking into daylight with picture of home on my mind Here am I when the year grows old and the days grow colder Light a candle in your heart tonight Let it shine for me let it shine across the water Set the sails toward that guiding light I am coming home this time it's forever All my hopes no more than pebbles on the beach Now I know that all I need to do is reach my Safe Harbour again There you are with the wind and the starss in your hair Nothing ever chanmges there's an ocean of wonder to share There you are when the spring tide turns You're like a lighthouse burning bright
17.
Wooden House 04:29
Wooden House (P McMahon) He's always tried to keep his distance from the world He doesn't want to give himself away I guess it's much too hard to let his voice be heard so he acts as if he's got nothing to say Close the doors, turn off the light No-one's home tonight He doesn't like to be the focus of attention So he makes himself the centre of his world instead Hide away, deep inside No-one's home tonight The wooden house has firm foundations The wooden house is sound The wooden house is dry as paper The wooden house is burning down Well he's been hurt before but he will never be hurt again He is a wooden house and a house can feel no pain The walls have ears, the windows eyes No-one's home tonight Chorus
18.
Stone House 05:27
Stone House (lyrics P McMahon music P McMahon 1987) Line by line we build our scriptures With the power of words shining in our hands It's our story it's our story we live It's our story it's our story we live Stone by stone we lay foundations With the strength of faith the rock on which we build It's a labour it's a labour of love It's a labour it's a labour of love In the arms of the tallest mountain high above the shifting sand In the world we build together this house of stone shall stand Day by day we pull together With the fires of hope burning in our eyes It's the future it's the future we make It's the future it's the future we make In the eyes of a thousand children in the voices of the crowd By the light that fills the heavens this house of stone shall stand

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Originally released on LP in 1987, Stoat & Bottle was remastered & reissued on CD in 2008 including the 'B' side of the 'Tunnel Vision' single 'Shadows' and 5 bonus previously unreleased demo tracks from 1987

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released April 1, 1987

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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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