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Love and War
Love Don't Fail Me Now
Mabel Normand
Maker of Birds
Melacine
Mirror Ball
Mirror Mirror
Mistaken Love
Music in the Night
Mystical Love


























Love and War

~ Wild Heart/Rock A Little Outtake ~

Well, I'll beat you in the long run
I'll beat you to the mountain
I'll beat you at your own game
And you'll never be the same
I'll be there when I'm not there
And I'll be gone when you
Think that I'm with you
Two can play at this game
But one can win
So go on, throw the dice then
Go on, have a go
Well, I remember when
It was everything

Runnin' round in circles
Oh well, it sounds like she's in a circus
Said the grandmother
Something like that
Said the father
And I'll be gone when you think I'm there
War is war and fair is fair
"What's fair anymore, " she says
Nothing is fair in Love and War

Mix down...live it up
It's hard enough just to stand out
It's easy enough...just to give it all up
Mix down...live it up
Well, it's hard enough just to stand out
It's easy enough just to give it all up

Well, I'll beat you in the long run
I'll beat you to the mountain
Then I'll beat you at your own game
And I know that you'll never be the same
I'll be there when I'm not there
And I'll be gone when
You think that I'm with you
Two can play at this game
But only one can win
Well go on, throw the dice then
Go on, have a go
Well, I remember when
It was everything

So I'll be gone when you think I'm there
War is war and fair is fair
What's fair anymore?
And nothing is fair in Love and War
Mix down...live it up
Well, it's hard enough just to stand out
And it's easy enough just to give it up

Oh well, I'll beat you in the long run
And then I'll beat you to the mountain
Well, I'll beat you at your own game
And you'll never be the same
Oh baby, I'll be there when I'm not there
And I'll be gone when you
Think that I'm with you
Two can play at this game, honey
But only one can win
Well go on, throw the dice, then
Go on, have a go
Well, I remember when
You never said no


























Love Don't Fail Me Now

~ Rock a Little Outtake ~

Matter of the heart
What the heart has to say
Sometimes the dark and
The mind will have it's way
Well, you know that the heart
Will come like a long-lost friend
And you feel it with every beat
But you won't give in

What's the matter with a heart
When it's frozen inside...
You can't imagine how to start
You'll have to swallow your pride
It comes down to a single word
That you just can't find
But the minute that you let it out
You can leave it all behind...

Well, Love Don't Fail Me Now
Don't let me go
End this emptiness and melt all the snow
Lonely as I am...such a stubborn man
Love Don't Fail Me Now

And if you're looking for the light
You can turn from the pain
If you don't get it right
You can try it again
It's a matter of the heart
Or the heart of a mind
Love please save me
Don't let me be blind

Life... you can try again
Somebody save me from myself
I can't go on this way
At the end of the longest road
Is an endless prayer
Like a voice in the wilderness crying
Is there anybody...
There must be somebody there

Lonely as I am...such a stubborn man
Love Don't Fail Me Now...
Love Don't Fail Me Now...
End this emptiness and
Melt all this snow
Lonely as I am...
I'm such a stubborn man
Love Don't Fail Me Now
Love Don't Fail Me Now
Love Don't Fail Me Now
Love Don't Fail Me Now

Let me go...
Love Don't Fail Me Now
Don't let me go...
Love Don't Fail Me Now
Don't let me go...


























Mabel Normand

~ Rock a Little/Other Side of the Mirror Outtake ~

Through the show...
She's natural in her beauty
I guess you could say
He's an unapproachable comedienne...
Haven't much faith in her talent
Still she did her work,
No comedienne lives life as a clown...
She did her work,
But her heart was quietly crying
I guess she even felt guilty
'Bout even dying
Poor Mabel Normand

So my friend is continuing
On a destructive road
His life passes before him like an
Unfortunate circumstance
He and his friend are at odds
And he is not winning...
Why does someone always have to win?
He says it matters...
Strange things do follow when you love someone
So you put them in exile
Thought I'd call you Beloved Exile...

He called today
Says, "Don't give up"
I ask him, "What are you talking about?"
I said things are not the same...
Since you've been gone Rome burned down
And it's still all the same
So I moved away from the house that held nothing
But waiting for messages
All through the day's seasons
We're running with the sun
And I prayed every day for the answers
In a still and almost silent night
He began to hide his beauty
And I learned to say the words
Well, just whose side are you on, anyway?
And what does it matter?
You change sides
What does it matter?
Still you change...sides
Every other day you just change sides

Well, her life was a gas
Simply everything that happened
Well, they say it was sad
They say it was sad...
So, continue on your destructive road
Your life passes before me
Like an unknown circumstance
You and your friend are at odds
You are not winning
Why does someone always have to win?
And all those races that are run
They cause patterns
Strange things do follow when you love someone
So you put that someone in exile
And you say,
"I'll write a book about it
And call it Beloved Exile"

Well, her life was a gas
Simply everything that happened
Well, the old lady said, yes it was sad
She fought a losing battle
One day at a time
She might even make it through tomorrow
Maybe another show, natural in her beauty
I guess you could say she was just unapproachable
Baby, so beautiful...


























Maker of Birds

~ aka "Three Birds of Rhiannon" ~

A bird that is not mine...
Three birds that belong to her
One emerald-green,
One snow-white...
One golden, flashing like a
Sunbeam through the night...
One golden, flashing like a
Sunbeam through the night...

When at first he saw her...
It seemed she had no name
She sat alone, and it seemed to him...
That the light and her face were the same...
Her hair shone...
Streamed blond and gold...
He thought..."Maybe...
I'm going insane..."

Her gown was no more
Than the water could cover...
This time would not come again...
And the white mares dance...
And the Lady asks...

"Take my wisdom with you...
I shall ride...
If you kill the dark Lord of Death...
Someday, I shall be your wife...
Someday, I shall be your wife..."

And the birds are still singing...
And the song is now sweeping...
Like a silver...
A silver shimmering flood...

"For you, Rhiannon...
I will fight,
I will fight the world...
For you, Rhiannon,
I would fight...
I would fight the world...
For you are in my blood...
For you...
For you are in my blood



























Melacine

~ aka "The Witch" ~

"Melacine is insane," they said
They burned your body
And they wished you dead
"You're a witch," they cried
They feared the silence in your cat green eyes
Melacine lived alone by the sea
She was not lonely,
She was not lonely...
She lived on herbs
And her sense for a dream
And such a beauty was Melacine
Melacine was a beauty...
La da da da da da
La la da da da da...


























Mirror Ball

~ aka "Christian" & "Spinning Wheels ~
~ Bella Donna Demo ~


So in your laughter...you do scream
And within your screams, you do pretend
You ask of me...ask of me nothing
On your terms we're no longer friends
Harder hard luck stories...
Have been told down through the years

Spinning wheels...crystal perfection...
Not to be confused with the tears

Oh, Christian...what about your sad, wild dreams?
What kind of feelings...do you feel for me?
Do you cherish...all those memories?
What kind of feelings...do you feel for me?

Half past one...and the street lamps darken
Can you regard that woman as you regard yourself?
With the faith of a child...have you given enough?
Have you given too much?

Oh, Christian...what about your sad, wild dreams?
What kind of feelings...do you feel for me?

Sweet things that we live for...
They say that dreams are made of that
Echoes of a lonely, lonely time...sing to me
A recurring line...no quiet cries...
Something that was...no quiet cries for us

But it was only love...wasn't it?
Only love...wasn't it?
It was only love...wasn't it...
Only love...sweet things that we live for...
But it was only love...


























Mirror Mirror

~ Rock a Little Outtake ~
~ b-side to "Blue Denim" ~


Ooh...
And as all this comes to an end...
So go the lilies of the valley
From this hour on...
Brilliant is your danger
From that moment on...
From that moment on...
Darker than the image on the wall
Is the fear of it all
Mirror...

Sometimes you're frightened...
And you don't know why
But there's been a few things that I
Know you really loved a lot...
Then one day...
In your bright blue sky
You never did say why to me, why
You must know...
He said, "No, not really..."

Some of us will...
Some of us will never see the light
Some of us will only say
"Oh, well I don't want to fight about it"
Then one day in your bright blue sky
You really fall in love...
And he never did say no to you, did he?
He said, "See ya!"

Mirror, Mirror...
Mirror, Mirror...
Mirror, Mirror...

Ooh...ooh...
Memories fade... like the wind
Oh, and you say,
"No, this will never come again"
Who can tell?
Oh well...
She says...
"Well I think that you
Walk a thin line, walk a thin line"
She says, "You must know..."
He says, "No, not really..."

Then there are the things,
The misunderstandings...
Well, I know there's a lot
Of things that you...
That you really loved a lot
But one thing that...
I really wanted...
I really wanted you...
This will leave you haunted
In your mirror


























Mistaken Love

~ Almanac Demo ~

My soul has soared
I've reached great heights
But the ground is
Further than I thought
I'm afraid of falling
This is a strange feeling
Feel I have given up
Oh, I never did love easily
But I easily loved you
And I loved with such intensity
As the sea moves with the moon

Mistaken Love...
Taken love...frustrated love...
Frustrated love...
Taken love...I waited, love...

I've ridden with you within the wind
As I'm riding away with you now
Oh, I'm beginning to understand your pain
And it forces me to withdraw
And now the tears...drown my face
And leave behind them only ashes
And the beauty of you was just a dream
Of memories, earthquakes, and flashes

Mistaken Love...
Was taken love...forsaken love...
Mistaken Love...
Taken love...forsaken love...
Mistaken Love...
Taken love...frustrated love...
I waited...
And you know I waited...I waited...
I wanted...I wanted...I wanted...
I wanted...you know I wanted...
I wanted...


























Music in the Night

~ written by Stuart Merrill ~
~ taken from a page in Stevie's journal ~


Weary of that nocturnal silence
At which her love took fright
The silent-souled princess
Played a prelude on her lute of love

In the maze of her wild disarray
Her silver-ringed fingers called up
Sleep-inducing strains
On the gold and silver strings

She sang the slow cantilenas
Whose memory-laden languors
Tell of queens and ladies
Dying of all that they remember

And through the room where the yellow moon
Gleamed on the edge of dagger blades
Was heard, beneath the crimson of the throne
Heavy with the dagger's steel

The rustling of her wild disarray
At the motion of her silver rings
And the awe of sleep-inducing strains
On the gold and silver strings


























Mystical Love

~ Jam Session Demo ~

Oh, do you trust yourself... rich old lady
Rich old ladies don't last too long
If this is the way you feel,
Then take her money
She's your honey dream
She's not me

I guess you've got a Mystical Love
That glows in the nighttime
(Glows in the night)
No more covering your eyes
In the midnight... midnight
If this is the way you feel,
Then take her money
Please don't punish me
Baby, please not me

If this is the way you feel,
Then take her money
She's your honey dream
She's not me
I don't want to be alone... she's asleep
I'm your honey dream

Do you trust yourself
Rich old lady
But rich old ladies don't last too long
But if this is the way that you feel,
Then take her money
This is your honey dream
She's not me

I don't wanna be alone... while she's asleep
I don't wanna be alone
She's your honey dream
And she's not me
She's not me
Baby, she's not me