Cry Before Dawn Logo "Crimes Of Conscience" Lyrics

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  1. The Seed That's Been Sown
  2. Girl In The Ghetto
  3. Tender Years
  4. Flags
  5. Second Sight
  1. Gone Forever
  2. White Strand
  3. Nobody Knows
  4. Stateside Europe

The Seed Thatís Been Sown.

If my love is a crime then my loveís far behind,
If innocence could justify the crime.
Should time hold back the tears,
All the heartbreak of the years.
Then youíll be sure to wake me from this endless stream of tears.
Oh, oh, oh...

(Chorus)
Itís the seed thatís been sown, to this country I must go.
Though my heart has no strength to carry on.
Itís the seed thatís been sown, youíll be mine forever more,
With the feeling that yesterday has gone.

Should I stay? Should I go? It's never left to us to know,
Iím standing at the crossroads of a lifetime.
Itís a life I want to live, itís a life I want to give,
After all itís just an ordinary life I want to live.
Oh, oh, oh...

(Chorus)
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Girl In The Ghetto

Itís so hard to break down a wall,
Hidden behind thereís so much to find,
Maybe tomorrow, maybe someday.
I saw her look into his eyes, I saw him light up a cigarette,
He knows thereís something, he knows damn well.

Itís a never-ending tragedy,
We spend our lives together, whatever,
And Iím not so blind that I canít see you.

(Half Chorus)
Thereís a girl in the ghetto, sheís got no time to be changing.
In this land full of fools, when you play by the rules,
Youíre really something. Youíre really something.

The secret that everyone knows,
They turn their heads and they walk away,
But thereís no talking, thereíll soon be no pain.
Itís so cold here on the shore,
Finding it hard to believe in him,
But sheíll be waiting, until he returns.

Itís a never ending tragedy,
We spend our lives together, whatever,
And Iím not so blind that I canít see you.

(Full Chorus)
Thereís a girl in the ghetto, sheís got no time to be changing.
In this land full of fools, when you play by the rules,
No divine intervention.
While the father stands watching, far away from the limelight.
When the blood turns to stone and youíre left on your own you know
Youíre really something.

(Bridge)
As he closes the door and he walks away,
Finding it hard to believe that heís wrong.
When he wakes up in the morning,
He knows sheís gone.

(Last Chorus)
Thereís a girl in the ghetto, sheís got no time to be changing.
In this land full of fools, when you play by the rules,
youíre really something.
When the blood turns to stone and youíre left on your own you know
Youíre really something.
Youíre really something.
Youíre really something.
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Tender Years

Lying in his bed, lost his soul to another world.
The thought of her releases, the kind of thing he could never recover.

(Bridge)
If you need a little time work it out, just take your time.
If you need a little time work it out, just take your time.

(Chorus)
Only time has to pretend, thereís no love in the end.
Thereís no winners in a losing game, no messages to send.
Thereís no witness for their sins, all the captains and the kings.
But the bitter taste of loneliness spent in the tender years.

Playing with my life.
Should I stay at all, should I cross that line.
Your life still surrounds me,
Never felt so bad, itís so lonely without you.

(Bridge)
If you need a little time work it out, just take your time.
If you need a little time work it out, just take your time.

(Chorus)

Thereís no telling how, one day everything, now to lose it all.
Rain keeps falling hard, killing every hope that I ever had.

(Bridge)
If you need a little time work it out, just take your time.
Well if you need a little time work it out, just take your time.

(Chorus)
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Flags

Oh the flags they are flying,
All around the crystal water.
And I know that time has changed them,
But has never cause to falter.

Flags never tumble down, always there to lead,
And as long as we, have a reason why.
And I know this time itís true,
And I know this time itís you.

Oh then tell your story to a child,
All the tainted dreams of glory.
You could see it written in his eyes,
But itís too late for him to turn back.

Flags used to mean so much. Even though youíre down,
Raise your glasses up, keep your spirits high.
And I know this time itís true,
And I know this time itís you.

Oh where is the cross of morning,
And the spirit ties that bind you?
Through the empty streets he wanders,
But nobody cares to find him.

Flags always there to win. Even though itís lost,
Can you tell to him, whatís the reason why?
And I know this time itís true,
And I know this time (this time) itís you.
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Second Sight

Thereís this girl I used to know, spoke in whispers oh so low,
Iím hoping that someday Iíll find, all the love thatís on her mind.
Though I was young and could not tell, was she a ghost from a wishing well?
Just a simple girl you know, spoke in whispers oh so low.

(Chorus)
I hope you understand, I never understood,
That when you talk to me, I never felt so good.
I hope you understand, that when I close my eyes, I see you.

And if I could roll back the days, so many things she longed to say.
The happy days in a short life span, the agonies of a working man,
A simple love so well I know, it was so very long ago.
Just a simple girl you see, spoke in whispers just like me (just like me).

(Chorus)
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Gone Forever

"Youíd better start living off the land".
Thatís what she said.
Theyíre gonna start working to a plan,
With or without you.
Even though the cupboards are bare,
Even though thereís nothing out there.
You canít just sit around and worry,
When youíve still got a chance.

(Chorus)
I can see you but I canít hear, nothing at all.
Iíve lost you I know itís clear, believe in it all.
I can see you but I canít hear, not a word, youíre gone forever.

"You try to bring them up to live the right way".
Thatís what she said.
Then youíre living with the fear of getting nowhere, A-ha.
Nothing could ever compare,
With the simple life theyíre living out there.
Youíd better start laying down the guidelines,
Youíd better start, youíd better start, youíd better start.

(Chorus)

(Chorus and ad-libs)
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White Strand

Darkness on the white strand,
Our land like a shallow grave.
Weíre torn apart.
What does it mean?
What does it mean?
What does it mean?

(Chorus)
White strand,
White strand.

Broken minds, broken dreams,
They all sail away, on an endless sea.
Weíre torn apart.
What does it mean?
What does it mean?
What does it mean?

(Chorus) x2

Itís all over, over, never be the same.
Itís all over, over, never be the same.

(Chorus) x2

Never be the same, never be the same again,
Never be the same, never be the same, weíll never be the same.
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Nobody Knows

Thereís fighting in the street boys, thereís fighting in the glen.
They chose a way thatís failed before, might never try again.
But you were seventeen, you fought your wars,
And now youíre twenty one.
But in the city lights the hunger cries,
Until itís all begun.

(Chorus)
Nobody knows the way youíre feeling,
Nobody knows it thatís for sure.
Gone are the dark times Iíve had no trouble,
I will, I will, love you.

Thereís doubts about the future,
And thereís doubts about today.
Thereís clouds outside the harbour boys,
Itís never been any other way.
You try to settle down, try to build a home,
Itís easy when youíre telling me.
But when the hope is gone still carry on,
Until itís all begun.

(Chorus)

On and on, on and on, back into my heart again,
On and on, on and on, back into my heart again.
On and on, on and on, back into the heart again,
On and on, on and on, back into the heart.

(Chorus)

Do you love me? Yeah you leave me behind,
Do you love me? And you leave me behind.
And do you love me? you leave me behind,
And do you love me?

(Chorus)

I will, I will, love you.
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Stateside Europe

Follow, look around you.
Follow, tell me what you see.
The cry for help is in your eyes,
Your face, it shows your age, your crime.

Follow, look around you.
Follow, tell me what you see.
The price, you pay, is far too high,
The time, has come, to end their lies.

(Chorus)
Stateside Europe in the sun,
Stateside Europe on the run,
And the clown in the circus has a smile upon his face.
Stateside Europe in the sun,
Stateside Europe on the run,
And the fires on the hillside burn for some forgotten face.

Follow, look around you.
Follow, tell me what you see.
Somehow, some way, that time will come.
No light, no hope, no setting sun.

(Chorus)

(Chorus and ad libís)
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All titles written by Cry Before Dawn except Second Sight & Stateside Europe lyrics by Jim Hayes.


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