Disobey

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released May 20, 2011

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Comedy Of Errors Glasgow, UK

Fate Decides....Only The Mighty, Disobey.

From Glasgow Scotland, Comedy Of Errors are a five piece progressive rock band playing in their own distinctive style ..featuring..

Jim Johnston - songwriter, keyboards.
Joe Cairney - Vocals.
Mark Spalding - Guitars, backing vocals.
Bruce Levick - Drums, percussion. formerly Suicide Underground
Hew Montgomery - Bass. formerly Abel Ganz

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Track Name: Disobey
'DISOBEY'


Hello and welcome to another show, If you switch off now you may never hear my voice again,
Festering in a contented silence, living a lie with poetic licence,
Passionless heart, no heaven no hell, a middle class hero, 'he's doing very well',
A rapier wit spits out hollow cliche's,a disbelief in what he or she says,
A fashionable cynic,he's seen it all,he's seen it all,he's seen it all before.


From the comfort of his mother's knee, to the status of his life perceived,
Can his emptiness now make him see, pretentious mediocrity,
A glimmer of light comes to him in the night as he lies awake,
Hears the voices say.....,
'Fate decides,only the mighty..DISOBEY'.


So you move up West and you get a flat and your hair turns green, 'But is it Art?',
Or smart set city good money good sense, but who are you kidding with your pushing pens,
Or life on the dole,the perfect alibi, excused from life you choose to die, do you know?
Do you know, do you know, do you know, do you know, do you know?
Disobey.


This evening Mr Palmer called, with his gold gilt calling card,
He said he'd like to meet you, because he thinks you could be had,
BUT remember telling stories, and remember playing games,
And remember falling for falling in love, when you know she's never ever ever, ever coming back again,
Disobey.
Track Name: Jekyll
JEKYLL


Creeping shadows fill the corners of my mind,
Dark desire finds expression every night,
A skeleton lurks in every cupboard you must hide,
Dark supression, no confession, live a lie,
Jekyll stop me turning into Mr Hyde.


Pandora's box is open, I hear the siren's cry,
Drowning in sweet surrender, my lust to satisfy,
Breathe life into the shadow, rising up I feel it's power,
Drunk on pleasure, drunk on pain, now is the hour.


The shadow now controls me, there is no escape no turning back
Now there is light, now there is dark, forbidden fruits for Jekyll and for Hyde.


Do I have the urge to kill? Do I try and fight desire?
Do I close my eyes to what I see?
Can't we end this charade? Can't we end this masquerade?
Playing games denying all taboo.


Get a fix from page 3, washing brains with television,
Will Pavlov's dog take you a walk?
Here in the realms of existence, threatened with stark mediocrity,
Let me drink my joy as well as pain.


Daughter of Elysium, illuminate my darkness,
Shed your light, reveal the glory of ideas,
Find it in expression, find it in the joy you feel
As the lifeforce channels down your spine.
Track Name: Prelude, Riff And Fugue
Instrumental
Track Name: Carousel
CAROUSEL


The cold sun shines in springtime, I'm in the autumn of my years,
My failing eyes gaze to far horizons, of an old man's memories,
And how the place has changed......,
How the place has changed.


Over there I used to climb trees, and over there I went to school,
But who listens to tales of an old man? Anachronistic fool !
And all I have, to keep me company,
Is the memory of friends dead long ago.


And all I have, to keep me company,
Where have my friends gone?
Where have my friends gone?


A moment lasts forever, if it's carried n the heart,
But the tragedy of circumstance meant our lives were spent apart ,
The unfulfilled longing of my youth is with me still,
Was it yesterday? Was it yesterday?


The coming of age is not the coming of wisdom,
Experience destroys my sense of mystery.


I find myself spinning as I go back in time,
A carousel carries me leaving behind,
An old man who's waving, I see him,
The old man is me.


I feel to my stomach, that feeling you get,
As I see all the faces I'd never forget,
Yet I concentrate hard,
But I can't seem to remember you.


I can't remember, help me remember,
Remember you.


A mist is enveloping all I can see,
But I sense something moving as the mist starts to clear,
I hold out my hand and a light throws your face into view.


Now I'm yours,
Now you are mine,
Dreams can be real,
Joined as one forever,
We can never be apart.
Track Name: American Rodeo
AMERICAN RODEO


I'm goin' down the highway,
And I'm goin' all the way,
It's just American Rodeo.


I'm suckin' on a cigar,
In my second limousine,
It's just American Rodeo.


I'm tired out in Tucson,
Then I'm high in Hollywood,
It's just American Rodeo.


I'm just a laughin' boy but the accent's kinda cute,
My agent's sixty-one and he never wears a suit,
But we're makin' all the right connections,
My break is just a call away.


USA...........Where ya gonna take me?


I'm goin' down the highway,
And I'm goin' all the way,
It's just American Rodeo.


I'm goin' down the highway,
And I'm goin' all the way,
It's just American Rodeo.


I'm suckin' on a cigar,
In my second limousine,
It's just American Rodeo.


I'm dirty down the Boulevard,
Then I'm up in Central Park,
It's just American Rodeo.


Don't think it for a minute,
'The thing you do is art,
Who cares , it's just American rodeo.
Track Name: Could Have Been Yesterday
COULD HAVE BEEN YESTERDAY


Here it comes, like a thief in the night it comes stealing up on me,
A sense of a foreign land.


Hear my heart, it's getting so fast as I hear the Siren's call,
But all I can feel is a gift I'm going to treasure.


Calling from the Western sky,
It beckons me to leave,
Now's the time I've waited for,
The setting sun before the night - trick of the light?


Here it comes, yet it could have been yesterday,
Here it comes, yet it could have been yesterday.


'Took my hand and showed me a world I could only hope was there,
A sense of a better place.


And all the while I drift away I give to you my soul,
The pain and the sorrow gives some kind of meaning.


Calling from the Western sky,
It beckons me to leave,
Now's the time I've waited for,
A time to live,a time to die in the blink of an eye.


Here it comes, yet it could have been yesterday,
Here it comes, yet it could have been yesterday.


Through the pain, through the pain.
Through the mysteries of life,
I have gained, I have gained something,
Something.


Here it comes, yet it could have been yesterday,
Here it comes, yet it could have been yesterday.


Here it comes, yet it could have been yesterday,
(Still and all the circle comes around around around around around)
Here it comes, yet it could have been yesterday,
(All the pain and sorrow gives some kind of meaning)


Here it comes, yet it could have been yesterday,
(Still and all the circle comes around around around around around)
Here it comes, yet it could have been yesterday..
Track Name: Ailsa's Lullaby
Instrumental
Track Name: Joke
JOKE


Could the joke be now on me?
Are all the sleeves so full of laughter?


It always mattered much to me,
But I pretended not to show it.


It still remains a shame,
That I never even took part in the game.


Could the joke be now on me?
Whom the Gods destroy they first make mad.


Do you mock my misery?
Inconsequential in the scheme of things.


For all that joy demands,
You could count the breaks I got on just one hand.


Find I'm reaching for the mountain that's just too high,
For the truth that turns out a lie,
For the one who makes good my escape from sorrow,,hey !
Are they saying that the joke's on me?


Over mountains below I fly,
Found the truth that you just can't buy,
Made good my escape from sorrow could the joke be now on you?
Track Name: The Student Prince Part 1
THE STUDENT PRINCE PART 1 'When Will I See You Again'




Holding court as knights of old, we speak with tongues of wine,
Playing games with conversation, finding truth because it rhymes.


Each and every one of us, we raise our glass, but we know damn well we're safe,
Firing from out of range we're safe,
With every piece of shit you eat, you get used to it, you digest it well, why not?
We have become all that we hate.


With every drink we free ourselves, as we leave our fears behind,
Seeking constant reassurance, we hide a poisoned mind.


And who do you confide in, when the lights go out at night?
Do you touch yourself for comfort, or say you prayers?
Is the rain against your window, like the tears against your cheek?
Are you a poet writing love letters by torchlight....
A poet writing love letters by torchlight.......


As a last resort he ventures, into the darkness of the night club
A Student Prince without much hope, a lost soul in his search
In a trance his roving eye surveys, his alien surroundings
A stranger in a crowd of friends, the noise offends his ear
Is this the way it's meant to be?


But as eye meets eye he knows he's found, a sister of his suffering
Hearing pins drop, as the music plays it's canon fire
Seeking consolation, they move towards each other
They bathe in pools of knowing and togetherness,
Is this the way it's meant to be?.....Is this the way it's meant to be?


So you turned your back and you walked out on me,
And the dream I created was laughing at me,
Were the tears that you shed just for circumstances ?
Did you always love me, but could not take the chance?
Take the chance.


When will i see you again?
Will I ever see you,again?


Each and every one of us, we raise our glass, 'cause we know damn well we're safe,
Firing from out of range we're safe,
With every piece of shit you eat, you get used to it, you digest it well,why not?
We have become all that we hate.
Track Name: The Student Prince Part 2
THE STUDENT PRINCE PART 2 'And So To Bed'


Let's have your glasses, it's time to leave another Saturday,
Get your carry out Chinese consolation prize,
So you had a good time and you had a good laugh, just like the week before,
So why is the sadness still upon your eyes?


And what are you trying to say with your life? Who is it you impress?
One day will be now tomorrow, so we can't just rehearse ,
I can't see how the world will know you, and who would want to?
When you don't try.


Reaching out I hit the bottle,and so to bed.....
Reaching out I let the drink talk,and so to bed.......


Tired, confused and thoughts that err, you put on a favourite song,
And kid yourself like an actor, (that) it holds a special meaning,
And lying back in a haze of comfort, you try to work things out,
But thoughts so deep for events so small, make a mockery of your life.


And as the music sounds your dreams, you ponder on your life,
And merciful sleep will erase your doubts, your suffering and your strife,
A new day comes dressed in hangover, last night's dreams are gone forever,
Forever, 'till the next time, you sell your life for pity.


What would you feel now if you looked inside your heart?
Do you fear the things you hide that tear your soul apart?
Track Name: The Student Prince Part 3
THE STUDENT PRINCE PART 3 'Foolcircle'


Maybe I'm right, maybe I'm not,
But here's to the one I have never forgotten,
Selling his soul for a song


And here's to the boy,I was once long ago,
Reflected in silence,I feel for him so,
But nothing can help him now.


Losing my way, I decided to follow,
The path led astray,
Down the hill I go, I'm out of control,
Trying to make up the time.


Falling, falling ,
Running so hard just to,
Keep on, keep on standing still.


My feet's in the gutter, but I look to the stars,
The thing which I seek isn't money or cars,
But I wish I could stop, oh I wish I could stop,
I wish I could rest for a while.


And where is the one who put light in my eyes,
Gave me the longing the love and the fire,
What I was given was taken away,
A brief glimpse of heaven as time slips away and away.


Our life goes round, I can see in your eyes that you know,
Our life goes round, and we do it again


So here's to the boy that I was once before,
Could that be me, I can't tell anymore?
And here is the pay off, the joy and the pain,
Come round foolcircle, we do it again and again.


Our life goes round, I can see in your eyes that you know,
Our life goes round, and we do it again.


Our life goes round, I can see in your eyes that you know,
Our life goes round, and we do it again.


(solo)


Our life goes round, I can see in your eyes that you know,
Our life goes round, and we do it again.


And where is my father, my friend and my foe,
I need him to be here, I need him to know,
He gave me his love, yet I gave up the game,
And his disappointment was always, always my shame.


Our life goes round, I can see in your eyes that you know,
Our life goes round, and we do it again and again.
Track Name: The Student Prince Part 4
THE STUDENT PRINCE PART 4 'Green Light Coda'


See the Green Light, seems so close and yet so far away,
Full of wonder, how could he have known, it'd be this way.


And how could he have known that it was already behind him then,
Somewhere in the vastness of that deep dark obscurity,
As dark horizons rolled into the night.


And time recedes before us, eluding us, no matter,
For tomorrow we'll run faster, stretch our arms out farther,
Ceaselessly borne back into the Past.