Ecco i testi di tutti i brani inediti inseriti nel cofanetto. Dei primi 5 testi abbiamo trovato numerose trascrizioni, diverse tra loro e abbiamo riportato qui la versione che ci sembra più attendibile.

La trascrizione dei brani più vecchi, invece, è stata effettuata da Alan Hewitt per la versione giapponese del box.
A lui (e a Martin Dean che ce li ha immediatamente forniti) il nostro ringraziamento.
Da notare che Dusk è stato il primo e, crediamo, unico sito mondiale a riportare i testi originali del cofanetto.

 
     



Twilight  Alehouse 

Is it really true, what theyíre saying?
Are you really sure thereís nobody come for me?
When Iím walking home, there is no one
Once there was a house full of laughter, so warm.
Trying to pretend there is someone,
Someone who will care when I need it.

chorus:
I will now receive my comfort
Conjured by the magic power of wine:
Just a drink -and Iíll get that drink- and Iím feeling good.
Just a drink -and Iíll get that drink- and Iím feeling fine.
Just a drink to take my sorrow
Just a drink and you can blast tomorrow
Just a drink to make me feel like a man again.
Now Iím down.
 
When I walk outside, there is nowhere,
Children follow me with their laughter; so cold (hah  hah hah)
Casting just a glance at the churchyard,
Casting just a glance at my painted female friend.
Now Iím on my way, I am falling
Got to find some help, oh I need that now.

chorus

 



Happy The Man

Happy the man; he lives a simple life
Doesnít have much;  it doesnít worry him where youíre going
Yeah , yeah,  yeah ,yeah nowhere.
Like a nun with a gun; Iím wonderful fun
Laughing all through, just watching you.
Seems a very stupid game, but I donít care!

Happy the man; he doesnít buzz around
Nothing he wants and more than anything; where you going?
Nowhere.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, nowhere.
Like a fool in a pool; Iím incredibly cool.
With a grin on my chin; Iím certain to win.
Someone says heís Jesus Christ but, I donít care!
He is a good man, he is a good man
he is a good man, he is a good man
He is a good man, he is a good man

Happy the man ; he doesnít buzz around
Nothing he wants and more than anything; where you going?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah nowhere.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, nowhere.

 



The Shepherd

Rise up, take your lyre and sing,
Listen to the news I bring.

Frosty breath on the window,
See a friend in the snow that gently falls.
Feel the truth in those sad eyes,
See the smile that's so rare just like the love.
She waits for him.

And she plays a game of her own
As she sleeps within the firelight
For her dreams are incredibly wild,
But they're lost and gone forever,
with the dawn

Fair and friend of the fleece spoke
Warrior bold, shepherd wise, fair prince of peace
Someone waits in the doorway
On a white horse he comes and holds out the hand
She waits for him.

So they ride through a valley of mist
To a castle in the heavens
Where he lays her down to rest
But he's lost and gone forever, with the dawn

See her writhe in her dream, then...

Mermaids sing in the sunset
Sadly asking if beauty ever walks free
But Queen Frost only whispers:
«Maidens you will remain, to be free»

See her writhe in her dreams...

Lord of the seven sons!
Keeper of the keys of time!
(Hear me)

 



Pacidy

Pacidy, my love
Glowing ember of evening
Your eyes are frozen with guilt
I read my fate on your cheeks
The smoldering coals of a passion
Once a meadow of hope

Days of minstrels and bright steeds
Autumn nights and silk sheets
Your tender battle shadow on me
Scented lavender kisses, soft and warm
The union of strength in a love against life
Love against life

Pacidy, my love
Your touch, so limp, was once frenzied
Your leathern lips were once sweet
A life has slipped through my hands
My spirits sift in a stale sigh
Did love exist as a dream?

Mother fawn of a pine wood
Shepherdess of my grief
Veils a freedom not for me
Far beyond the steep ridge, where blizzards
Blast the spirit of man, the frailest of beasts
Frailest of beasts

Where blizzards
Blast the spirit of man, the frailest of beasts
Frailest of beasts

Where blizzards
Blast the spirit of man, the frailest of beasts
Frailest of beasts

 



Let Us Now Make Love

Please, I beg you hear this humble voice
Please, pale orchid flower, music of my soul
Alone, upon the windswept way
Descends the nightingale
She swoops to soothe my aching brow
Let us now make love

Please, I beg you hear this humble voice
Please, my emerald goddess, wash away the wounds
Alone, the pilgrim thirsts and falls
The Queen runs to his call
She stoops to soothe his aching brow
Let us now make love

chorus:
Make love, make love
Let us, let us, let us make love (love, love)
Love, sweet heavenly love (love, love)
I promise you life will be good (love, love)
If you just stand down and try (love, love)
To be one with soul who cry
Let us make love till the end of time
Now and forever

Please, I beg you hear this humble voice
Please, dear oyster shell reveal your hidden pearl
Alone, the deaf, the sick, the blind
Turn grimly for the knife
The prophet stoops to soothe their brow
Let us now make love

chorus

Please, I beg you hear this humble voice
Come, let's walk the windy roads to find the truth
Revealed, each part has now been played
Your beauty will not fade
So cling to me, fulfill your vow
Let us now make love

chorus

 



Going Out To Get You

I can pacify your violence
I can guarantee no pain
leave the ugly force of motion
deep inside your guilty brain.

chorus:
Going out to get you
Going out to get you
Going out to get you
Pulpit of the python
Chasing out the innocents defiled.

Leave your weapon in the cool stream
Rest your body on the stone
Multitude will beckon to a clear sky
Rise again to follow all who came
Are you really evil?

I saw you in the Devilís Kitchen
Cooking for the Queen of Spades
Hiding in your pretty laces
Licking fingers sunk in jam

chorus

Curl your flimsy leaves around me
Sorceress you cannot still command
Burning in the orifice of Hades
Sacrifice your magic to my hand
Are you really evil?

I saw you in the hermitís garden
picking roots to kill his flesh
Picking spells to take his body
Trapping him inside your mesh

chorus

 



Build Me A Mountain

Do you have champagne in your dreams?
Where do you dine with Kings and Queens?
Where have you put your plastic face?

chorus:
The highest cave was yours, not mine
The biggest slave was yours
My adorationís on the wane
Is this your dying day?

The curtain falls, the lights go out
You move, you think, you talk, you shout
The portrait stares, your eyes fight back
The magic wand brings all you lack

chorus

Build me a mountain that I may see the sky
Build me a tunnel that I may see the world

The ballís begun; the champagneís flat
The music swings, they do ďThe JackĒ
The vultures scream, the stormís ahead
The ball is over: youíre dead.

chorus

Build me a mountain that I may see the sky
Build me a tunnel that I may see the world

 



Image Blown Out
[di questa canzone era già apparsa una versione diversa -probabilmente tratta da un nastro più vecchio- nell'ultima ristampa di From Genesis To Revelation. Le frasi riportate tra parentesi quadre sono relative al testo di quella versione.]

People moving about the town, upside down
You know why?
Little bits of coloured glass in the sky
Children pushing mummy down to the park
In a pram
Look out! The pavement's changing to jam!

[See them running now; where are they going to?
To follow them leads you nowhere
Shout to them quickly, but no one can hear you
All they can do is just stare]

chorus:
Your bowler hats are turning green
Your city suits are coloured cream
You, you who changed my life,
you made it misery
Sadness reigns alone
Wonder why you do this to me
when I've tried so hard for you

People talking to the man who's digging a hole
In his mind
He's no need to worry,
he's deaf and blind

See the dustman doing his round in a Rolls
Made of glass
He's gained everything because he's got
Class

[Friends are leaving me when I did everything
Just as they used to behave
Trying to copy them
Losing my real self

Floating away in the cloud

Your minds have gone,
you're out of step
The rules you taught
You never kept]

chorus

 



Hidden In The World Of Dawn

Pastel colours bring the sky to life
Cleanse the night with a breath of dawn
Silence broken when a baby cries
Piercing the mist that cloaks the cool  outside

The streets are beginning to moan gently now
Daylight lays on the ground
Dew drops trickle down leaves gently now
Soaking the pathway of the fatherís motions

Windows opening as the postman calls
Letters to smell; letters to burn
Daily papers through the hole in the door
Sex and news fill the wisdom of a million minds

Time is a measure of strength quickly now
Speed is the cause of decay
Traffic is humble to fall on your knees
Pushing and pulling the tired
Little men in their cars

chorus:
Wake up!  Your conscience is calling!
Reality begins at nine
Wake up! Think what youíre missing
Hidden in the world of dawn

Rest your body with soothing sleep
Dream of the hours you left behind
Listen carefully for the break of day
The twilightís near, silence brings the fantasy here

Silhouettes mingle with sky backed with smog
Ripples of morning flow by
The quietness flavours the glow
Breathe it in
Imagine the bliss that is glazing the warm face agleam

chorus

 



Sea Bee
Hey, Sea Bee, fly through the waters as sadness that pulls you away from me
Hey, Sea Bee, youíll freeze in the wind thatís gently blowing you away from me

Fly to me quickly
Soften your cold wings
Iíll find you comfort
You know youíre gonna fall down, down, down
ĎTil you end up on the ground

You have no fun
Youíre on your own
Where you flying now in the sky?
Can you cast your eyes below?

Hey, Sea Bee, raindrops are falling on the shadows where you are so close to me
Hey, Sea Bee, the beauty I saw has been wrenched from the sea of my sorrowing eyes

Swim home to me, now
You can just make it
I know you like it
You know youíre gonna fall down, down , down
ĎTil you end up on the ground
Youíre slipping now
Youíre on your own

Drifting higher in the sky
Disappearing from my sight
Hey, Sea Bee, once in a while think of the friend that you left behind
Heyí Sea Bee, I canít forget you or the warmth that surrounded your gentle heart

 



The Mystery of the Flannan Isle Lighthouse

Flannan Isle is in the South on the Point of Kedgeree
Forty seven miles from land in the roughest part of the sea
On the finest day and the sea was black
And they say that no one has ever come back from there

They say that wicked spirits haunt the lighthouse in the night
Fears close to many men who've tried to start the warning light
Waves are hurled against the earthly rocks
Spray is changed at once to a wall of ice tern who wants to rest its tired limbs
And is tumed to a flurry of snow

The island's rocks have many caves that smell of dying flesh
They lure the strangers to their maze of never ending length
The empty cave is filied with sound a man is lying in the ground below

Each month a boat is sueked to perish by the rocky isle
Each tide is full recovered from the wreckage there
Boats that sail too near to Flannan feel the weather change and they tum away
If they dare to look behind them screams of disappointment fill the air

 



The Magic of Time

The magic of time that surrounded the world
In the mist and the cloud of new life
The seas had been filled and the air made clean
Awaiting the change on the ground

Sunlight at daytime; and the dew came at night
And the rain fell to dampen the earth
And the rain filled the rivers
And the rivers the lakes
And life on the ground did emerge

Earth is covered by moss and flowers
Trees are clothed in green
The silent sun has fashioned the world
A stage for man to come

The magic of time that surrounded the world
In the mist and the cloud of new life
The seas had been filled and the air made clean
Awaiting the change on the ground

 



Hey!

I'll tell you the story
Of how my life ran
Well, at first it was easy, but it finished so hard.

Hey!  You started me going,
Hey!  I was so happy
Hey!  You started me going inside me
I need your love right now!

Promises broken; the things I believed in
You were so nice, girl
And I couldn't see through it.

Hey!  You ended my happiness
Hey!  You needed my love
Hey!  You ruined the world I was planning
Hey!  You left it all too late

Hey! It's all over now
Hey! You want to apologise
Hey! Well look at me, hundreds of pieces.
Why did you lead me on?

 



She Is Beautiful

Cool as ice, yet brittle as glass
A nervous wreck with a sweet facade
You're breaking up
You're breaking up now, baby
You're breaking up your life
Into little pieces
Baby

Vanity arrived with fame
How she loved to see her name
She is beautiful, very beautiful: look at her
And she's a model

Hey girl, I love you but you won't listen
to what I'm trying to say
Things won't work out as you plan them now
Don't throw your love away
Give it up, baby
Give it up and come back to me

Your look of majesty enables some to get more money
For them; you're just a product
For me; you're the one I love
Baby

Vanity arrived with fame
How she loved to see her name

She is beautiful; very beautiful: look at ber
And she's a model

Hey girl, I love you but you won't listen
to what I'm trying to say
Things won't work out as you plan them now
Don't throw your love away
Give it up, baby
Give it up and come back to me

Cool as ice, yet brittle as glass
A nervous wreck with a sweet facade
You're breaking up
You're breaking up now, baby
You're breaking up your life
Into little pieces
Baby

Please don't take my love away from my arms; no, no
I need her near me every single day
Please don't take her away; I need my love...

 



Try a Little Sadness

If you see another staring straight at you
Take his life and change it;
That's what you always do.

You're still in the days of childhood
Where everything is wrong and no good
I can see, what you're trying,
what you're trying to be
Let me tell you now:

chorus:
Try a little sadness baby
Try a little sadness baby
Try a little sadness or you love will never be found

Your pink Dalmatian out in to the street
So you laugh, but cry when it comes to bite your feet
You say it's fun to live
where there's always take and no give
Don't you see that where you live,
there's a world of sin?

chorus

You always go and hide you lovin'
before it's gone and too late
Things are changing, you're remaining
Leave it and come with me...
Let me tell you now...

chorus

 



Hair on the Arms and Legs

See him digging, see him weeding
Every single day of the year

Coffee at eleven, four thirty tea
His security is built on routine

But inside his mind, there's a lot going on
Planning the world but it just don't do no good

I say: «What's the use?»
Population, starvation,
his mind keeps working hard
Ending wars, changing laws
and all of them locked away

In cessation, repetition
funeral for an age of decay
Meditation, deep frustration
Caused our hairy friend to die

Here lies a man
Who failed to escape
Filled his small head with the worries
That plague the world

I say: «What's the use?»