Shifting Sand

by Beyond Main Street

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released August 9, 2015

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Beyond Main Street England, UK

Nick Gurney and Sarah Joyce – Beyond Main Street. Latin-influenced rhythms with a twist of retro-disco.

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Track Name: Michelangelo
Michelangelo

I'd know your face anywhere
Etched into my mind, quite unforgettable
I'd know those hands anywhere
Small and petite, something Michelangelo

Might chisel out marble, cold hard stone
Chosen from the mountains, somewhere near Rome
Polished and precise, a work of art
To stand the test of centuries, still in my heart

That's where I always go wrong
Put you on a pedestal, put you in a gallery
That's where I come on too strong
So unrealistic, it's someone you could never be

I know what happens eventually
That rarified air is quite indigestible
That's what always happens eventually
It's impossible to be, something Michelangelo

Might chisel out marble, cold hard stone
Chosen from the mountains, somewhere near Rome
Polished and precise, a work of art
To stand the test of centuries, still in my heart

That's where I always go wrong
Put you on a pedestal, put you in a gallery
That's where I come on too strong
So unrealistic, it's someone you could never be

That's where I always go wrong
Put you on a pedestal, put you in a gallery
That's where I come on too strong
So unrealistic, it's someone you could never be
Track Name: Funky City
Funky City

Too many rainy days
Too many cold dark nights
The town where I live, it just makes me shiver
I want to be in the bright lights

I'm moving to funky city, 'cos that's where I want to live
I'm moving to funky city, 'cos I like what it's got to give

Too many broken dreams
Too many one-way streets
The town where I live, it just makes me wither
I want to dance to a different beat

I'm moving to funky city, 'cos that's where I want to live
I'm moving to funky city, 'cos I like what it's got to give
Track Name: Jump Back
Jump Back

I'm not into anything that drags me down
Weighs on me heavy or makes me frown
But sometimes avoidance has the opposite effect
Next time I look now I'm up to my neck

Jump back, try to run the other way
Jump back, I'll deal with it another day
Jump back, that ain't my kind of game
Jump back, it gets you all the same

I'm not into anything that holds me back
Slows me down and won't cut me slack
But just like a spell its got a hold on me
Turning me to stone taking my energy

Jump back, try to run the other way
Jump back, I'll deal with it another day
Jump back, that ain't my kind of game
Jump back, it gets you all the same

Sometimes you gotta go back to pay your dues
Before you break free you gotta play the blues
Track Name: Arrange The Stars
Arrange The Stars

A leading light, a woman of note
A breed apart, so high and remote

A rising star in the firmament
Here to stay, permanent

A work of art with timeless grace
Self possessed remember her face

She's all the rage with those in the know
She's not like the others who come and go

Arrange the stars across the heavens
Which one shines the most

A mythical creature we all adore
A lover to men a mother to all

She stands on high, untouched by it all
The essence of graceful so smooth so tall

Look on her beauty hear her siren call
Lifting you up you're scared you may fall

She's all the rage with those in the know
She's not like the others who come and go

Arrange the stars across the heavens
Which one shines the most
Track Name: Eliza
Eliza

You shake it to the left, you shake it to the right
You shake it down the middle too
Your feet doin’ one thing your hands do another
That syncopated rhythm you do

All eyes upon you
Fascination on the face of the crowd
The dance would overcome you
Your head somewhere high in the clouds

Oh Oh Eliza, whatever happened to you
Oh oh oh Eliza, I wonder what became of you
Head up head down hands down to the ground
Swing out with your leg and sway
Oh oh oh Eliza, those really were the days

Young at heart nothing much to think of
Salad days through and through
Then comes work and somewhere to live
And maybe a family too

The next thing you know, your bones are getting old
The cares start to weigh you down
There's no escaping the ties you're making
Tend to make you wear a frown

Oh Oh Eliza, whatever happened to you
Oh oh oh Eliza, I wonder what became of you
Head up head down hands down to the ground
Swing out with your leg and sway
Oh oh oh Eliza, those really were the days
Track Name: How High
How High

A river of feeling
A flood of disbelief
A sea of expectation
An ocean of relief

Just some of the emotions
Come visiting my shore
Those waves crash against me
In a storm I can't ignore

My heart is so full that it buffers at the strain
How am I supposed to ride the feelings it contains

Is this living, is this learning
Is this crucial is this yearning

How high can I fly
How hot the sun

There's some kind of spell
Some kind of magic going on
Some kind of potion means
My freedom has gone

But I quite like the sensation
It's really so intense
I don't know where it's going
But I'm loving the suspense

My heart is so full that it buffers at the strain
How am I supposed to ride the feelings it contains

Is this living, is this learning
Is this crucial is this yearning

How high can I fly
How hot the sun
How high is too high
Where all things become one
Track Name: In Right Over My Head
In Right Over My Head

I took a chance but now I'm in right over my head
I took a risk but now I can't recall what I said
Just like Icarus I flew too high
Now my wings are burned and I'm about to die
I took a chance but now I'm in right over my head

I should have known I was swimming right out in the deep
I should have known where this was going now the hill is too steep
Just like a fool I was much too rash
Now I'm falling and I'm bound to crash
I should have known I was swimming right out in the deep

I took a chance but now I'm in right over my head
I took a risk but now I can't recall what I said
I should have known I was swimming right out in the deep
I should have known where this was going now the hill is too steep

In right over my head
Track Name: A Quantum Event
A Quantum Event

It might take a moment, it might take a day
It might take a week or two, who's gonna say
It might be the work of a genius
Or it might be the spirits at play

One thing's for sure, it's here to stay
It's not gonna sparkle and then fade away
Like a ghost of the night or a quantum event
This singular entity is heaven sent

Love is a total state of being
Wraps up my world in a blaze of feeling
A state of grace with perfect sight
A weightless place of pure delight

Writers will write, the poets will rhyme
The violin will play its plaintiff line
The spirits will rise the world will glow
Slowly like dawn the light will grow

One thing's for sure, it's here to stay
It's not gonna sparkle and then fade away
Like a ghost of the night or a quantum event
This singular entity is heaven sent

Love is a total state of being
Wraps up my world in a blaze of feeling
A state of grace with perfect sight
A weightless place of pure delight
Track Name: High Noon
High Noon

It's high noon at the OK coral
The gloves are off and they're on the prowl
It's high noon and the main contenders
Are facing off, they'll be no surrender

You might think we're too sophisticated
To need our egos vindicated
You might think that we're over zealous
When you find we're feeling jealous

But this one goes down till the last man stood
How quick can you draw, hope your aim is good
This one goes down till there's blood on the street
Only one clear winner left on their feet

It's a Mexican stand-off where none will agree
No negotiation a fait-accomplis
Irresistible force meets unmovable object
The winner takes all, the loser a reject

You might think we're too sophisticated
To need our egos vindicated
You might think that we're over zealous
When you find we're feeling jealous

But this one goes down till the last man stood
How quick can you draw, hope your aim is good
This one goes down till there's blood on the street
Only one clear winner left on their feet
Track Name: It's So Unfair
It's So Unfair

It's so unfair
There's only one of you
It's so unfair
You're with somebody too
It's so unfair (yes it is)
Why'd I fall in love with you?

I guess it's true
All is fair in love and war
I guess I knew
What I was hoping for
Was never ever going to happen
Why'd I fall in love with you?

In another life, maybe another dimension
We'd both be together, that I hardly need to mention
In another world, one where all things were equal
We'd star in the film and we'd star in the sequel . . .
Track Name: Shifting Sand
Shifting Sand

It's a time of change, we're all on shifting sand
It's a time of revolution, that's gonna sweep across this land

And what's right is wrong, and all that's free winds up in jail
Where the weak grow strong, and the strong grow weaker till they fail

We need men of vision, we need women of substance and resolve
We need a swift decision, need the strength to stand and take control

To right every wrong, to banish indecision
Stand free and strong, let freedom be our mission

And I, see the horizon on fire, the rivers turn to blood
As the flames are burning higher, and I, see the world split in two
Cities turn to dust, that's what they're gonna do

It's a time of change, we're all on shifting sand
It's a time of revolution, that's gonna sweep across this land

And what's right is wrong, and all that's free winds up in jail
Where the weak grow strong, and the strong grow weaker till they fail

And I, see the horizon on fire,
The rivers turn to blood, as the flames are burning higher
And I, see the world split in two
Cities turn to dust, that's what they're gonna do
Track Name: Is It For Nothing
Is It For Nothing

Play the game of give and take
Love the on you choose to hate
Get all the answers on a plate
No reason left to hesitate
Find yourself far beyond where you've ever been before

Love is your to give and take
To empathise and emulate
Don't be slow now don't be late
Free yourself and liberate
When you find yourself far beyond where you've ever been before

Does your heart play the fool
Does your love obey the rules
Fill your soul with only love
And the gift from up above
Is to be free, is to be free

I believe in having fun
And talking straight when one-to-one
That down below and up above
Are really just a state of love
Where you find yourself far beyond where you've ever been before

I don't mind waiting but I need to know
Is it for nothing or will our love grow
It's been a long time but I guess it's so
A sweet reminder that I'm not just for show

I don't mind waiting but I need to know
Is it for nothing or will our love grow