Light & Dark

by Prince Pheonix

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This Album, titled after the first and only piece of original work on the album comes from a piece of collaborative material from a Friend of my Dad's, he gave me a poem to turn into a song and the first track is that finished piece.

The rest of the songs on this album are cover versions of some of my most practiced songs by other artists, these come gratis when the album is bought so that I'm not selling them individually.

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released March 5, 2012

Light & Dark: Lyrics supplied by John Cheadle and edited by Prince Pheonix (a.k.a Richard Stanley)
All other works by respective artists; they withhold copyright and I make no money from their covers.

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Prince Pheonix Runcorn, UK

Began to write music upon turning 12, Starting a debut album Birth Of The Bird near the time my grandma passed on. Consisting of songs based on real life events that happened during early 2008, with later albums, continuing along that theme. I produce songs that are full of emotion, so they end up becoming stories more than songs. ... more

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Track Name: Light & Dark
I’m waking, running, pushing very hard
You notice, you see its face, you know what's on the cards
I’m in control, I’m feeling fine, just a little more
Then suddenly, the pain hits me and knocks me to the floor

I’ll tough it out, I’ll see it through, why did I stop that tab
I’ll take them now, it’s not too late, to go on with my life
But no, it doesn’t work like that, the light begins to fade.
I’m heading for that dark place again when I’m already in the shade.

When it’s dark, it’s very dark, there is no light at all
I have no sense and once again, I won't be standing tall
Embarrassment and guilt turn up, I can’t express my love
And though I don’t believe that much, I turn to him above.

I’ll tough it out, I’ll see it through, why did I stop that tab
I’ll take them now, it’s not too late, to go on with my life
But no, it doesn’t work like that, the light begins to fade.
I’m heading for that dark place again when I’m already in the shade.

Helpless, hopeless, why do you people care
It’s surely best for all of you, if I’m not in your hair.

But somehow, each time I’ve found some magic just appears
Is it me, or drugs, or time, or all that lift the fear
And when the light comes flooding back, I need to give my all
To pay my dues, to all of you, who supported me in my fall

I’ll tough it out, I’ll see it through, why did I stop that tab
I’ll take them now, it’s not too late, to go on with my life
But no, it doesn’t work like that, the light begins to fade.
I’m heading for that dark place again when I’m already in the shade.

So how do I now do / the things / that you need to feel secure?
Love, passion and stability compared / to the pain that you’ve endured.
I will, I’ll break the cycle / I’ll make it go away,
I am ready to fight and learn and live, I want to make this bright light stay.
My love for you is total / you know it's true, I care, I do
I’ll take the help / to manage it / for you and Joanna too
Once again, I find I ask myself / how can you still want me?
But I realize now that together is all / I need our love and health to be.

I’ll tough it out, I’ll see it through, why did I stop that tab
I’ll take them now, it’s not too late, to go on with my life
But no, it doesn’t work like that, the light begins to fade.
I’m running from this dark place my friend
Leaving this dark place my friend
Escaping from this dark place my friend
I'm no longer in the shade
Track Name: Nights In White Satin
Nights in white satin, never reaching the end,
Letters I've written, never meaning to send.
Beauty I'd always missed with these eyes before.
Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore.

'Cos I love you, yes I love you, oh how I love you.

Gazing at people, some hand in hand,
Just what I'm going through they can't understand.
Some try to tell me, thoughts they cannot defend,
Just what you want to be, you will be in the end.

And I love you, yes I love you,
Oh how I love you, oh how I love you.

Nights in white satin, never reaching the end,
Letters I've written, never meaning to send.
Beauty I've always missed, with these eyes before.
Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore.

'Cos I love you, yes I love you,
Oh how I love you, oh how I love you.
'Cos I love you, yes I love you,
Oh how I love you, oh how I love you.
Track Name: Desperado
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
You been out ridin' fences for so long now
Oh, you're a hard one
I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin' you
Can hurt you somehow

Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy
She'll beat you if she's able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can't get

Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home
And freedom, oh freedom well, that's just some people talkin'
Your prison is walking through this world all alone

Don't your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine
It's hard to tell the night time from the day
You're losin' all your highs and lows
Ain't it funny how the feeling goes away?

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, open the gate
It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you, before it's too late
Track Name: Hotel California
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
"This could be Heaven or this could be Hell"
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say...

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain,
"Please bring me my wine"
He said, "We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine"
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say...

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device"
And in the master's chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
"Relax, " said the night man,
"We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave! "
Track Name: The Prayer
I pray you'll be our eyes and watch us where we go.
And help us to be wise in times when we don't know
Let this be our prayer when we lose our way
Lead us to the place guide us with your grace
To a place where we'll be safe

La luce che tu hai
[I pray we'll find your light]
Nel cuore resterà
[And hold it in our hearts.]
A ricordarci che
[When stars go out each night,]
Eterna stella sei
Nella mia preghiera
[Let this be our prayer]
Quanta fede see'è
[When shadows fill our day]
Lead us to a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe

Sogniamo un mondo senza più violenza
Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza
Ognuno lo dia la mano al suo vicino
Simbolo di pace, di fraternità
La forza che ci dà

[We ask that life be kind]
È il desiderio che
[And watch us from above]
Ognuno trovi amor
[We hope each soul will find]
Intorno e dentro sé
[Another soul to love]

Let this be our prayer
[Let this be our prayer]
Just like every child
[Just like every child]
Need to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe
È la fede che
Hai acceso in noi,
Sento che ci salverà