World Turtle

by Haze

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1.
04:36
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
2.
03:44
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
3.
Ship Of Fools (lyrics P McMahon music C & P McMahon 1991) He's going places moving with assurance through the crown scenes He's leaving traces totally indifferent to the scorched earth that he leaves The creed he teaches heaven down the barrel of a smoking gun He's making speeches words as empty as the head that wants to wear the crown The flag that he flies the look in his eyes tries to disguise that its the Blind leading the blind bearing in mind they're going nowhere He's the captain on a ship of fools Cruising circles round the swiming pool Disbelieving in the ocean A sitting target on a ship of fools He's building temples monuments to heroes of his cause Leads by example a paradise of martyrs is a paradise of fools It's a ship of fools With a skeleton crew Where insanity rules
4.
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
5.
Don't Leave Me Here (Haze & Karbernek) 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 Lighting 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
6.
04:47
Epitaph (Paul McMahon) We pass in silence we fade without trace Staring oblivion in the face In lines of darkness and circles of light No will to win no cause to fight How many times have you been cheated How many times misunderstood Too many lines left uncompleted Too many words lost in the wood To know no friendship to know no remorse Conscience and action divorced He lies in anger he strikes in revenge Leaving us colder in the end How many times have you been cheated How many times misunderstood Too many lines left uncompleted Too many words lost in the wood Find you answers believe what you must All our intentions end in dust I take my comfort in the laughter of fools Theirs is the only will to rule Our sorrows all of our own making Our problems all in our control Our own salvation for the taking The epitaph our own
7.
Under My Skin (lyrics P McMahon music P McMahon 1991) I don't know your reasons you never did explain I did all the talking I guess it was all in vain I used to think you were behind me now I know for sure Cos when push came to shove you were right behind Shoving me out the door I couldn't believe it when you said you'd decided I thuoght we were even but it was so one sided When the flame died along with the passion You rose like a phoenix I collapsed into ashes You were under my skin I was lost in your ocean You were under my skin I was over my head Tell me how it was for you, was it as easy as it seemed Was it life and death? was it heads or tails? Or was it somewhere in between? I aleways thouight I wass wise to the danger But all at once you were a perfect stranger
8.
New Dark Ages (lyrics P McMahon music P McMahon 1991) It's weakeness of the species That we subdivide ourselves So the problem just increases We don't relate to anyone else It's a stupid affectation To be so proud of what you are Cos your colour creed & nation They're just the luck of the draw There's no violation no disaster worse than war There's no flag or nation that's worth dying for They're gonna unleash the tigers They're gonna let slip the dogs of war They're gonna unlock the cages They're gonna lead us into the new dark ages There's a problem with religion Persecution seems the norm Cos it's not a free decision It just depends on wshere you're born No justification No excuse for holy war There's no God or nation that's worth killing for And when the iron fist of state loses control Old hatreds crawl out like a scorpion from a stone One more chapter lined in red Let history count the dead once again No belief or ism justifies the twisted knife No political system means more than one life
9.
04:50
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 stars in your hair Nothing ever changes there's an ocean of wonder to share There you are when the spring tide turns You're like a lighthouse burning bright
10.
06:47
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?
11.
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
12.
04:42
Straw House (P McMahon) I see you put your thoughts on paper Trying to write your fears away If you don't move no one will see your feet of clay Watching you drown your brain in whisky Trying to keep the truth at bay Hoping if you don't look the world will go away The sand flows only one way The North wind blows strong and someday This house of straw shall tumble down Welcome to the real world There's a sign on the door Beware of the webs they spin In the house of straw Didn't you know the sun was shining? Didn't you know the sky was blue? Didn't you ever wonder what went wrong with you? You try so hard to get there But your road leads down to nowhere This house of straw shall tumble down Chorus Is it the wind that fills the ocean? Is it the fire that makes you freeze? Isn't it sad that there's no cure for your disease? The world turns oh so slowly The moon burns lost & lonely This house of straw shall tumble down Tear down the walls of sorrow A faint heart knows no tomorrow This house of straw shall tumble down Chorus
13.
04:21
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
14.
06:20
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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Our first CD release as World Turtle on Cyclops Records. Many of the songs were performed in the last days of Haze in the 80s, so Cyclops promoted the CD as 'World Turtle' by Haze. We preferred to call it 'Haze' by World Turtle.

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released January 4, 1994

Chris McMahon - Keyboards, Bass, Programming
Paul McMahon - Vocals, Guitar, Programming
Artwork Jilaen Sherwood

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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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