Afterglow
The Lyrics
1. That's Alright (Andrews)
2. Sweet Lady Fair (Tesluk)
As the summer sun sought refuge in the late August sky,
And autumn's love stirred in the air,
To foreshadow the dread of the long winter's night,
I first met my sweet lady fair.

Her vision appeared as she entered the room,
Where we sang our songs to the wind,
Of loves that we'd had that had drifted away,
And others that never had been.

And the seed entered deep in the womb of our hearts,
To produce the sweet flower of love.

Now my lonely heart seeks refuge in her sweet loving eyes,
While the universe reflects on her tear.
With her tears flow the joy and the pain in her heart,
A heart that makes the meaning of love very clear.
3. Sandy (Andrews)
4. Never (Andrews)
Had a dream where she came to my bed
Saying, "Leave, for my feelings are dying."
And it seemed like I'd rather be dead,
When I asked her if she'd go on trying.
Now I know what she felt when she threw me away.
I'm reborn again, and I don't want to stay.
And I guess that I'll never go home again.
Yes, I know that I'll never go home.

Had a fear that I'd find her again;
In another disguise I've found you.
And I learned that it's hard to begin
When your dream is a nightmare that blinds you.
And I cried when I saw that I'd fallen once more.
I had died again as I crawled out the door.
And I guess that I'll never go there again.
Yes, I know that I'll never go there.

Why not run from the world to a place where I feel free?
Why not run from my dreams where I'll live my life for me?
And it won't make me wonder, and it won't make me sad,
And I'll smile while I wander, but it won't make me glad.
But I won't be a whole lot of anything at all.

If the years try to pass me away,
I can stop looking forward and linger,
But I can't seem to cling to today
As it slips every hour through my fingers.
Now I'm wasting my time writing innocent songs,
But I can't decide where these feelings belong.
And I know that I'll try to escape again.
Yes, I guess...
5. Revelations (Andrews)
The ceiling presses heavy.
Townshend keeps the room alive.
But power-chorded music
Only keeps my eyes aglow,
Ignoring words of wisdom
Falling from my burdened shelves
Flapping printed pages,
Life and truth and death and lies.
Chorus:
All I feel is sorrow,
Watching leather bindings fall.
All I know is nothing,
But then again, nothing is all.
6. Goddess of Dreams (Tesluk)
7. Fly Away (Andrews)
8. I Lost the Song (Andrews)
When I spoke and you didn't hear me,
You never came near me.
Well, I don't mind. Just try to find me.
When I laughed and you sat there crying,
You know I was dying.
Well, if you're real, just try to feel me.

And I think I'm going nowhere
With dreams of living there.
Yes, I'm running from the north wind
And dream the sky is fair.
But I'm wrong.
I lost the song.

I'm a man who cannot be gentle;
Who tends to be mental.
I'll never find what we call freedom.
When I drift with feelings inside me,
Oh, why can't they hide me?
I hear the years decay; I'm straying

And the song is fleeing endlessly
In bleeding melodies.
Soon the time will come for holding
The lyrics close to me.
But I'm wrong.
I lost the song.
9. Just for You (Tesluk)
It isn't everyday someone comes my way just like you.
You were standing there in the room when I walked through.

Now I see your visage
It's etched into my mind.
You're standing there before me.
Greater beauty I never will find.

One day I'll return as my heart still burns just for you.
You'll be standing there in the room where I first saw you.

And I'll kneel before thee,
And swear an oath of love.
The Gods will sing their chorus,
Hailing from above.

Who am I to say you'd even look my way when I saw you.
You'd be standing there and might not even care that
I walked through.
You're so young and nubile,
While I am past my prime.
With several years between us,
We're separated by time.

Will I ever meet you?
And will you love me too?

Now you're standing there in the room where I first saw you.
And you really care that I have appeared before you.

I take your hand in my hand
And give my heart to you.
My life is now complete
To find a love so true.
10. Glencoe (Andrews)
O' the highlands sigh.
O' the mother hides her eyes,
For her baby's lying, dying.
Glencoe sleeps.

Glencoe weeps away,
Waiting for the break of day.
Now the valley's dead.
Now the stream runs red.

Feel the highland skies,
Where the raven flies alone.
But the bird will go unheard,
The crime unknown.

Glencoe knows the name
For her sorrow, for her shame.
Now the valley's still.
Death has had its fill.
11. Rest (Andrews)
The train is slick on frozen steel.
The wheels go clicking through the day.
Serpent slips through whipping cream,
And fog and sleet would bar the way.
Younger man recalls the love,
Recalls the love he never told.
He sold his heart for silent dreams.
Seems the days are growing cold.
Chorus:
Let me take my needed rest.
Yesterdays will be my best.
Sleep forever; sleep today.
Let me sleep my life away.
The train is floating on the fog.
It winds around through frozen rain.
Snow is on the northern winds
To cool and soothe all earthly pain.
Younger man is wandering
And wonders if his love is sane.
He feels the frozen, trembling rails
And runs to meet the passing train.
Chorus
13. It Doesn't Really Matter (Andrews)
When I'm sitting at my window
And the wind is passing by,
And the candle softly whispers
To the darkness of the sky,
Then it comforts me to know
That the house is sleeping down below.
Now my eyes are growing heavy
And my breath is coming slow.
It doesn't really matter
What you say about me now.
When I'm dreaming of the ocean,
I can taste the salty spray,
And I guess I was a sailor
In some long, forgotten day.
And it comforts me to know
That the fish are sleeping down below.
Now my eyes are growing heavy
And my breath is coming slow.
It doesn't really matter
What you say about me now.
When I'm lying in the graveyard
With a stone to weight my head,
I will smile alone forever
At the things that you have said.
And it comforts me to know
That the Earth is sleeping down below.
Now my eyes are growing heavy
And my breath is coming slow.
It doesn't really matter
What you say about me now.
So Peter sing your anthems.
Let me know I'm still in tune.
Let me count the volumes
Strewn about the study floor.
Let me go on writing,
Binding my rejection slips.
Now the shelves are empty
Waiting for my book of life.
Hold me when I'm crying.
Scold me when I'm lying.
But love me when I'm dying;
I'll do the same for you.
Chorus
15. Memorabilia (Robert Taylor)
17. Goddess of Dreams (Tesluk)
19. Where Has She Gone (Andrews)
21. Fly Away (Andrews)
Where has she gone?
Where can she be?
I'm searching all over,
But my eyes can't see her
Anywhere.

Why did I say it?
What must I prove?
I feared the love
That she offered me.
Now I'm scared
Without her.
In my chamber of stillness 'mid mementoes array,
All but tokens of anguish that mourn yesterday.
With palette and pen, I attempt to unwind
Eternity's secrets of wind, wave and time.
Sand from the desert, pink shells from the sea,
Gems from the mountains, gold leaves from the trees.

Old photos of lovers whose details grow dim,
Turn yellow like autumn 'neath nostalgia's lament.
Slim volumes of poets, of mystics and seers,
The wisdom of sages turned turned feeble with the years.
The droplets of wax on the bottle's slim neck,
Rememberance of evenings by candlelight spent.

A long lock of hair and the letter she sent,
Guitar, drum and flute, and the melody rent.
Mid the silence that hovers 'neath eternity's hour,
No wiser, no better do I feel myself now.
In my chamber of stillness 'mid mementoes array,
All but tokens of anguish that mourn yesterday.
That mourn yesterday.
All content Tesluk/Andrews Music 2010
[Last updated 28 July 2013]