A Simple Mind

by Richard Hiorns

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Track Name: A SIMPLE MIND
A SIMPLE MIND (Hiorns) Sept. 2013

Who’s that there in the headlights
Grinning crazy eyes
Made of fire and water
Sways from side to side
Who’s that in the church yard
Counting all the gold
Forty shades of silver
Glistening neon sons
And diamond jewelled princess
What do you hope to find
Among the hating villagers
And their simple hated lives

The walls are moving closer
There’s fear in the air
The drunken fool is calling
Well here I am
Here I am

So why don’t you tell me what you want
Why don’t you tell me everything
I give it all night after night what can I do
All I hear is whispers in the dark

Somebody said something to someone some time
I know a place where we can talk and in the dead of night
You're gonnaa wake up drawn and cold and slowly realise
All your crazy talk aint worth a dime

Find a place where they don’t ask why
Find yourself beneath a clear blue sky
Let them run around and waste someone else’s time

There’s a silent river sleeping
Must be someone in this place
Who can tell me I’m not dreaming
I got a simple mind
For a simple heart

As long as I’m still breathing
Till the night comes creeping
I’ll be searching for the sun
This heart is wailing
This mind is racing
Gonna keep on never ever gonna stop

There’s a silent river sleeping
Must be something I can say
I give it all to you now, what can I do
I got a simple mind
For a simple heart

There’s a silent river sleeping
Must be someone in this place
Who can tell me I’m not dreaming
I got a simple mind
For a simple heart
Track Name: CRAZY MAMA
CRAZY MAMA (Hiorns) Nov. 2013

I could tell you how It feels
We could talk until the morning
You fight every word I say
And you won’t heed no warning
Living life like you just wanna die
You think there’s gonna be another
Always looking for that perfect high
And you know your days are over

People say don’t waste your time
You can’t change what’s in a body’s mind

Crazy mama, take your bow
Tell the world that you’re no clown
Crazy mama, send them away
There’s no reason to explain

Well I used to sympathise
But now I think that it’s over
You made a world to suit your lies
Where everybody just rolls over

People say watch your heart
Don’t let just anybody use it

Crazy mama, lift your head
This is where the madness ends
Crazy eyes turning red
You shout and bawl you wake the dead

Crazy mama, lift your eyes
Tell them where their future lies
Crazy mama, there's no end
Tell them where the river bends
Crazy mama, lift your head
Tell them when you reach the end
Tell them I never said
One day you'll scream and no one will care
Track Name: LADY LIBERTY
LADY LIBERTY (Hiorns) Dec 2012 & Nov. 2013


Nebraska plains – Cadillac
She said don’t look back – she said don’t look back
An L.A street to the desert heat
She said don’t look back – never look back

And she said no
Don’t go downtown
There’s a madman around
And the sirens sound
She said no
Don’t look in his eye
Don’t be surprised
When the rope begins to rise

Moonlight drive - go take a walk
I feel the warmth
Yeah I feel the warmth
Faceless smiles on Miracle Mile
They start to cry
Yeah they start to cry

And she said no
Don’t go downtown
There’s a gun in his eye
And he’s shooting blind
And she said no
Don’t turn around
Don’t make a sound
When I feel like I’m the one
You better run

2014 in another town
Another one down
Another one down
Teacher falls and kids of war
They hit the ground
Yeah they hit the ground

And she said no
Don’t go downtown
Don’t waste another life
Don’t talk to me about pride
And she said no
As she walks thru the mall
Just can’t take any more
And her clothes all frayed and torn
Left for dead
Track Name: SHALLOW NATION
SHALLOW NATION (Hiorns) Nov 2013

Shallow nation
Dumbed down minds
Overdosed on
Rich man lies
Politician
Bent and frail
Television
Burning brains

Take a walk with me now thru the fire

Chelsea darlings
Money flies
B list starlet
Corporate ties
Sugar baby
Big fat lies
Shallow nation
Hollow eyes

Take my hand as we walk thru the fire
I will send you my love when we die

Tell me where the future lies
Tell me how you think we pay the price
Drop down stupid
Stand in line
Shallow nation
Hollow mind

Take a walk with me now thru the fire
Track Name: BABY DEMONIC
BABY DEMONIC (Hiorns) Jan. 2007

Wanna do it all again
Wanna live a thousand lives
In the mirror there's no end
And in dreams there is no time
So just keep on moving on
Though the dust swirls way up high
Sometimes catch a glimpse of something new
Or is it just the sky

Baby demonic - caught in a lie
Caught in a real world - tumbling blind
Sky full of angels travelling light
Baby demonic - losing the fight
Track Name: NIGHT IS LONG
THE NIGHT IS LONG (Hiorns) Sept. 2013

Your silence haunts your dresses sweep
Painted lips and perfumed feet
Your gypsy man waits down the road
Go tell him which way he should go

Your heart is sad your love is gold
Don’t let them put you down in a hole
For they don’t know their own desire
Truth you whisper cruel as time

And they ride tall and pale
And you cry some day

If you’d seen what I have seen
You wouldn’t be so quick to misjudge me
And if you ever were in need
You’d think a while before you speak

But the night is long
And the world is young
And the night is yours
The fire is warm

But the night is long
And your hands are strong
And your world is young

I’m a slave to the night
I fade in the light
Well another love dies
Look straight into these weary eyes

And you turn them on
And the night is long
The light is gone
You can’t go on
Fire is warm
Night is long
Track Name: 100 MILES FROM ANYWHERE
A HUNDRED MILES FROM ANYWHERE (Hiorns) Oct. 2013

Been down to the station
There’s people running everywhere
They say that it’s too late now
They say that they don’t care
Heard all kinds of warnings
Just don’t pay it any mind
Yes I’ve seen that railroad
I’ve seen them ghost trains fly

Blinded by mirrors
Shoot them down with pride
You don’t have any answers
And you don't know where to hide

And now the waters rising
Now the fields are bare
Now I’m 10 years older
A hundred miles from anywhere

Down in San Francisco
They’re begging on the street
Begging on the waterfront
Begging just to breathe
I heard a lot of things
From the crazies down on Pine
They say it’ll all come down
It’s just a matter of time

So you run back to the mountain
With a pistol in your hand
And you cry for the poor man
Till the sun rise on the sand

And now the days are colder
There’s a chill that fills the air
Now I’m 10 years older
A hundred miles from anywhere
Track Name: THE DOOR
THE DOOR (Hiorns) Oct. 2013

Street is empty
Lights go down
Nothing moves
No more sound
Mark and Harry
Them and us
Sugar fairy
Hit the dust

One bright flash and then it’s gone
Leave no shadow believe no one at all
Not at all

Fading picture
Upon the wall
Light escaping
Through the door
Now it seems some people
Don’t even wanna be free
New York skyline
Means nothing to me

Powdered queens and romantic fools
Walk up and down the hall and cry for you
While violent pressmen wait by your tomb
Throwing down flowers spitting words that mean nothing at all

Never turn away from the sun
Never run
The darkness of the day
Never run
Never run
Track Name: THE YEARNING
THE YEARNING (R.Hiorns 1990)

There's a place by the lake
past the barbed wire fence
Where the wise contemplate
as the hours tick away
Some wrestle with the waves
Some drift with the tide
And there's only a thin veil between them

So I'll take to the mast in a harbour of dreams
And sail out on a sea born of longing
And you won't hear me speak of love, rare and pure
till I'm there where the earth softly sings

I'll take me a boat in the small midnight hours
and I'll be on your shore by the bright morning sun
Oh the rain may lash and the wind blow cold
but all that I feel is a hunger

So I'll take to the mast in a harbour of dreams
And sail out on a sea born of longing
And you won't hear me speak of love, rare and pure
till I'm there where the earth softly sings

I have seen too many boats sail out to sea
and the ice start to form on the trail of tears
And it's time to go with them for I know where it leads
Where the rain washes down to the ocean

So I'm here at the mast in a harbour of dreams
Sailing out on a sea born of longing
And you won't hear me speak of love, rare and pure
till I'm there where the earth softly sings