The Last Battle

by Haze

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £5 GBP  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Latest Haze studio album with artwork by Jilaen Sherwood

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Last Battle via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      £5 GBP or more 

     

1.
The Last Battle (P McMahon) My life has been a long one with many a song to sing I gave my heart, my sword & shield in the service of the King But when my soul grows weary I climb up on the hill And gaze across this land I love the place I know so well When war calls again I am sworn to answer All I ask is that when the fight is done I want to come back to the place I love I want to end my days here I want to lie back while the stars above Wash away the blood and the tears And if I should fall on the blood red field Carry my bones back home Lay me down underneath the ground of home I never feared the battle never feared the pain But now I fear to fall before I see this place again The years take their toll I grow slow and old All I ask is that when the fight is done Chorus The Saxon tide is rising The beacons light the sky And I must take up arms again to fight – perhaps to die So here on this hill I leave my soul waiting All I ask is that when my life is done Chorus
2.
04:25
Grey To Blue (Paul Chisnell) I can see the snow falling, it's gonna be an icy day I can hear the wind howling, there's gonna be a storm, better lock the door, but I'm OK cos I am here with you You can make the sun come shining through If my life takes on a tarnished hue you can make the grey you can make the grey you can make the grey turn to blue I open my eyes and see you you, it's gonna be a better day I can't believe that I have found you, when you're within reach, I lose the power of speech, but I'm OK cos I am here with you You can make the sun come shining through If my life takes on a tarnished hue you can make the grey you can make the grey you can make the grey turn to blue When I'm travelling far away Think about you every day When my skies are cloudy grey I'll come home to you to stay All around the world is changing, there's gonna be a better way You can make a start by finding someone nice to say, have a good day, and I'm OK cos I am here with you You can make the sun come shining through If my life takes on a tarnished hue I'm OK cos I am here with you You can make the sun come shining through If my life takes on a tarnished hue you can make the grey you can make the grey you can make the grey turn to blue you can make the grey you can make the grey you can make the grey turn to blue
3.
Over The River (P McMahon 2002) The breath of life laid bare The faintest flicker burning Worn beyond repair By the years of love and learning Over the river you go before me Strong in faith spirit clear Full of purpose free of fear This I tell you A life that numbered days A gift so precious but so fleeting I never saw your face A heart too frail to keep on beating Over the river way beyond me For all the things you'll never see All you'll never grow to be This I tell you Every day I know you walk beside me Now and then I hear your voice inside me I know there will always be a part of you alive in me And I will keep it there forever And now it comes to me As I am growing older To set my spirit free Lift this burden from my shoulder Over the river no returning For all the things I've left undone Battles lost and battles won This I tell you Every day I will walk beside you If you need me I'll be there to guide you I hope there will alwys be a space inside your heart for me And I will be with you forever
4.
03:04
4 Real (Chris McMahon) this is for real this is my truth we swore we’d never write love songs and if you’re trapped by stage & song I never thought I’d lose My cynics mind as I drive I’ll park up underneath the bridge walk a mile along the ridge I'll leave everything in place of my guitar they’ll find no trace I’ll keep my silence to the end you can say I was a friend I’ll start again somewhere new where no one knows me or you don’t ever doubt your faith in me I’ll never lose my trust in you and if they ask you where I’ve gone you can say whatever you like I’ll park up underneath the bridge walk a mile along the ridge I'll leave everything in place of my guitar they’ll find no trace I’ll keep my silence to the end tell them I was just a friend I’ll walk out onto the sea to wash away what’s left of me and then I’ll look back home just one last time and I’ll cry I parked up underneath the bridge walked a mile along the ridge I left everything in place of my guitar they found no trace I walked in silence to the end loved you like you were a friend I’ll start up on the isle of green where no one knows who or what I've been
5.
05:32
Dragonfly (P McMahon) We will dance across the fields the reaper and the grinding wheel The blood that falls onto the fields will bind us As water falls onto the seed across the silent soil we bleed We will be together when they find us We will dance across the sea let the breakers set us free The power of the untamed sea will grind us You can be the air I crave I will be your tidal wave We will be together when they find us We will dance across the sand the prophet and the burning man The light reflecting from the sand will blind us The blazing sun will burn our skin and bring to life the flame within We will be together when they find us We will dance across the sky the eagle and the dragon fly blaze a trail across the sky behind us You will be my healing flame I will be your final frame We will be together when they find us We dance across the universe a silent scream an ageless curse we will leave this barren earth behind us The poetry and timeless grace the beauty of your bloodless face We will be together when they find us
6.
Classic Rock Bar (Chris McMahon) I was playing on stage when i heard the news the night that mad sass died took the boys out the back ran through the chords of free electric band & we played for the lives, played for the times, played for the memory of the big man, I don’t think we’ll see his like again, no not again There was buffy & toastie the ginger twats, Birley mick bona & martin, hippy phil, splodge, les, rob tarana, spider, wolfie & sarah. little chris, fred, lez, anna & Ed, sergio & paul pearson too! and a little old lady from the flats round the back, just don’t tell the kids she’s down the CRB There were Chavs with bags of stolen booze, in black & yellow carriers Friday night kids heading for the coop, stop by for a shandy or two music playing every night sass at the helm with a pint or eight of baccardi & coke his bike stood in the corner, hey you’d better not touch! We had all day barbeques and charity gigs bikers from the long riders, folkies, hippy’s goths & druids, even Morris dancers too A sign that says no suits allowed, but warning, may contain nuts misfits, bikers, dreamers, musos, poets, & drummers too in the the CRB Every Monday night we’d go the good the bad the ugly easy rider £1.50 a pint at the open mic and some cant sing and some cant play, but no one really cares and the greatest stage that I ever played, was on the sticky carpet at the CRB A derelict bar made home for the homeless, The Buffer made jolly again from tuxedo blue to the Yorkshireman killed by the people who shut him down And I don’t think we’ll see his likes again no not again In the summer of 2005 bikes roared across the city, from ecclesall road to grenoside stopping for a pint on the way harleys, triumphs, trikes & hogs you could hear ‘em from afar standing room only in the chapel of rest and eoin teather played Moon River, raise a can of special brew for Sass, Sass and all of the crew down the Classic Rock Bar We gathered there by candlelight a vigil for the past guitars & bikes & cans of booze, wrote tributes on the walls but now there’s just a pile of bricks and we’re a poorer quieter town coz we lost the man who brought it all together, brought us all together at the classic rock bar We've lost more than I think we'll ever know, but you never know, not down the CRB
7.
Long, Long Gone (Paul McMahon) 2012 I was there at the dawning, saw the birth of the day Found the road so I shouldered my load, and set out on the way I was young, I was young, I was young Wandered on through the morning, felt a change in the air Learned to choke on the bitter black smoke, felt the shape of despair I was strong, I was strong, I was strong Cos there's nowhere in this long forsaken work where I belong In the heat of the noonday, at the height of the sun On the grass there was no shadow cast, as I started to run I was lost, I was lost, I was lost I believed in the music, I had faith in the world Thought the song was the place I belonged, thought that I would be heard I was wrong, I was wrong, I was wrong Cos there's nowhere in this long forsaken work where I belong On the cusp of the darkess, on the edge of the night Turned away from the death of the day, walked away from the light I was gone, I was gone, I was gone And there's nowhere in this long forsaken work where I belong I was young, I was strong, I was lost, I was wrong, I was gone I was long, long gone
8.
The Barrister And The Bargast (P McMahon) 2006 Across Paradise Square in his suit & bow tie The Barrister strode with a gleam in his eye His morals were low, but his fees were sky high For he knew how to cheat & he knew how to lie He worked late in the evening so he could charge more For his time and his knowledge of old English law The shadows lay deep as he walked from his door Through the old cobbled square from a time long before The Bargast awoke in the depths of his lair Hidden from mortal eyes under the square A huge ghostly dog with red eyes and black hair He lifted his nose and he scented the air What manner of man can give off such a smell? The stench of corruption and Old Spice as well It was worse than the stench in the bowels of Hell A smell which the Bargast knew only too well The Bargast came forth and the man stopped dead He looked as the size of the beast and he said "You better be licensed or woe betide you, I'll have you put down and your master I'll sue" The Bargast looked back with his red eyes aglow He said "My master is no one you'd know, I round up the guilty and I take them below, Now it's your turn to feel my teeth in your soul" The Barrister turned and he fled with some vigour But expense account luncheons had fattened his figure So the Bargast soon had the man pinned to the deck And he opened his jaws to rip out his neck The Barrister pleased and begged for his life He spoke of his children and his greaving wife The Bargast just stared the man deep in the eyes And said "This World has heard enough of your lies" "your children despise you they'll be glad when you go, Your wife left you three and a half years ago, You have all the appeal of a three week dead Cod, And you mistress loves only the size of your wad. "There's none that will mourn you I bid you farewell You soul is now forfeit, your place is in Hell, For justice and mercy you care not one Groat" And the noble beast ripped out the Barrister's throat So hear me you Lawyers and learn from my tale With your nose in the swill and your thumb on the scales Beware of the Bargast and his sniffling snout Or be sure that you sins will rip your throat out!
9.
04:10
Train (C McMahon) I woke up early with the sun in my eyes and the dream still clear in my mind I walked out of my life and out of town, with my bags just as it started to rain I sat right down by the railroad track just like it had been in the dream I laid down my load, with nothing to lose and waited for the train Now after a while my friend came by just to see what I was goin through And we talked about the way everybody seemed to be waiting for something new to come along and change the way we are & what we’re gonna do and after a while she sat right down there and started waiting too A few days later folk were stopping by and some of them would stay we had tents & fires & music & stuff the biggest party that you ever saw soon we were getting organized building homes & growing our food/ I thought we’d really found a new way to live, a blueprint for a better way & I got so busy that I almost forgot just what I was waiting for A year has come & gone and you wouldn't believe just how things have changed everyday there’s more people here I never knew so many felt the same But still sometimes I think about the dream & how my life would have been on a rainy day in summertime waiting for the train Now our kids have grown old and I’m getting tired as I look back on what we've done we've schools & shops & doctors & things and a sense of who we are for sure But there’s still no sign of change in the world or the things that we’re hoping’ll come And sometimes I think maybe it’s all inside what we‘re waiting for In the dead of night I sat by the track all alone as the stars unfurled I felt younger as the world grew old and I don’t think I’ll be coming back put my ear to the ground and I heard a rumbling sound like thunder from another world then a blinding light and a screaming steam and the last thing I saw was the train coming down the track
10.
01:42
11.
The Edge Of Heaven (Paul McMahon) Gently falls the night through my window on the world Diamonds in velvet skies shine in heaven for you As you sleep tonight starliht finds you I don't know where you are but I want to be there I need to be there You have been my inspiration You will be my rainbows end At the edge of heaven we shall stand Soft as angels wings deeper than the ocean Footprints on sacred ground side by side Side by side You have been my inspiration You will be my rainbows end At the edge of heaven we shall stand Lead me by silent waters stay by my side I can't deny this feeling it will never die This will never die You have been my inspiration You will be my rainbows end At the edge of heaven we shall stand
12.
07:37
Is That It? (C McMahon) If I sold my soul would I get a good price? If I told you lies would it make you think twice? If I pretend to be, something I’ll never be, if I make out like that's even who I am There’s no excuse to be normal there’s no reason to try, no truth but now, no better life you can buy I’m too old to grow up to young to know why, too smart to act dumb and make believe in the lie Do you wonder what you’re doing here Well I wonder too Another day another year waiting here for you And we talk of the future, like we've escaped the past building castles like we think they're going to last when it all goes up and the ship goes down, do you think it was me who sold your crown Some say the sinners saved his soul, by repenting But we know he’s only saved his ass, reinventing Your doctor's smoking your critics can't write songs Your future’s sold and it won’t be long Is that it? is that all you get Is that it? is that all you get Is that it? is that all you get Is that it? is that all you get? There’s a rock’n’roll moon dogs are howling your tune, so much choice, but it’s all the same I don’t believe in Ghosts but they believe in me Demons rising free If I sold my soul would I get a good price? If I told you lies would you maybe think twice? I’m too old to grow up to young to know why, too smart to act dumb and make believe in the lie and make believe in the lies Do you wonder what you’re doing here Well I wonder too Another day another year will I wait for you? Is that it? is that all you get? Is that it? is that all you get? Is that it? is that all you get? well what more did you expect?
13.
Trad Grenish, arr C7P McMahon, P Chisnell, & Ceri Ashton
14.
06:43
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 intellect, 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

about

The full new Haze CD The Last Battle, released on Cyclops/Gabadon Records on 25th March 2013.

credits

released March 10, 2013

Line-up:
Paul Chisnell - percussion & vocals
Paul McMahon - guitar & vocals
Chris McMahon - bass, keyboards & vocals
with
Ceri Ashton - whistle, flute, clarinet, viola & cello
Catrin Ashton - fiddle & flute
Recorded in The Laundry Room & Cellar Studios by Chris McMahon, Dave Hadley & Richard Harding

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

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
... more

contact / help

Contact Haze

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Haze, you may also like: