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  • 1. UNDERGROUND
    Take me down: it's a little bit better
    Underground
    It's a little bit better, way down
    Underground
    Good as dead, lying in the sun
    In my head I'm melting
    No rest in bed, swimming in the sun
    In my head I'm melting
    Take me down: it’s a little bit better
    Underground
    It’s a little bit better, way down
    Underground
  • 2. NOTHING
    If I had something, something to say
    Say to you, to help you through
    Would you hear me out, would you turn around?
    Or would it be like I’d said nothing at all?
    Turn around, hear me out
    Don’t just run from it all
    Do I see something in your eyes?
    Nothing now, nothing at all
    Here’s my heart, crying out
    Here it is, but you give nothing at all
    Did I tell you that I love you?
    Did I tell you how much I care?
    If I had something, something to say
    Nothing now, nothing at all
    Here’s my heart, broken now
    Here it is, and I feel nothing at all
    Here it is, here it is, here it is, here it is...
    It’s come to nothing. It’s about nothing.
    Here it is.
  • 3. SIGN OF LIFE
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Waiting like a dream
    And say there’s game and time and love
    In your eye
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life?
    Is there sign of life, to hold you there?
    Waiting for, by the other door
    There’s a feeling I believe in you
    A naked light I’d so love you there
    Even when I’m hoping for time
    And you’re wide awake
    Light, I'd so love
    Light, I'd so love...
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Maybe then I’ll reach into your eyes...
  • 4. DISEASE
    She's a Disease
    She do what she please
    And nobody sees it but me
    So here's a crazy notion:
    I need some magic potion
    Before the disease is me
    A simple vaccination
    To escape this damnation
    And find a safe haven for me
    Disease! Disease! Disease! Disease!
    Disease! Disease! Disease! Disease!
    If there's no solution
    To purging your pollution
    You'll get no absolution from me
    Yes I'm bitter and twisted,
    But see I'm not so gifted
    In the art of self-delusion like you
    'Cause you're a Disease,
    You do what you please
    And nobody sees it but me
    Disease! Disease! Disease! Disease!
    Disease! Disease! Disease! Disease!
    Lead me not into temptation
    Deliver me, safe from this hell
    Aah the lust for cheap sensation!
    Love or Disease, I'm unwell
    You're outrageous, you're contagious,
    You digest me, you infect me,
    You disgust me, you're Disease!
    You're outrageous, you're contagious,
    You infect me, don't you fuck me
    You disgrace, you are Disease!
    Disease! Disease! Disease! Disease!
    Disease! Disease! Disease! Disease!
  • 5. WAR
    Somebody sent me out to war
    But it’s not a cause I am fighting for
    Somebody sent me out to war
    But it’s not a cause I am fighting for
    Now, it is beginning
    Now, it is beginning
    Men to men, men to men
    Settle it now, settle it now
    Men to men, men to men
    Settle it now, settle it now
    I’m not the man for a military plan
    I never signed up, I never can
    I’ve lost the plain, I can’t hold the hill
    I’m afraid to die and I’m afraid to kill
    Now, I’m afraid to kill
    I’m afraid to kill, I’m afraid to kill
    Men to men, men to men
    Settle it now, settle it now
    Men to men, men to men
    Settle it now, settle it now
    Now, it is beginning
    Now, it is beginning
  • 6. SOMETIMES
    Sometimes I’ve had enough of you
    So get in line, serenade
    Sometimes, I’ve had enough of you
    Is it a let down to see inside my head?
    And yet I told you
    I never meant to hold you
    Enter love
    It’s right in front of me
    Under cover
    Even now
    I cannot see
    A clear way out, a clear way out
    Sometimes, I want something new
    I want to step outside, step away
    Sometimes, I want another view
    But I get you – more than I meant to
    Get too much to say what I’ve been through
    Enter love
    It’s right in front of me
    Under cover
    Even now
    I cannot see
    A clear way out, a clear way out
    Sometimes, I’m still in love with you
    We’d better get down and find a better way
    Cos I get you
    And I never meant to hurt you
    Sometimes I’ve had enough of you
    And yes, I told you
    I’ve had enough of you
    So get in line
    Sometimes I’m still in love with you
    I’ll never hurt you
    Sometimes, sometimes...
  • 7. ENOUGH OF THIS
    I really think I've had enough of this
    I really think I've had enough of this
    I really think I've had enough of this
    But I keep on coming for more
    In my mind I can let go of this
    But in the night I'm in the flow of it
    I’d really like to make a show of this
    And I keep on coming for more
    Fly away from here
    It’s me that I’ll be leaving behind
    How much time for us, my dear?
    How much time before you disappear?
    I really think I've had enough of this
    I really think I've had enough of this
    I really think I've had enough of this
    But I keep on coming for more
    Sometimes I’d like to make a show of it
    ‘Cause in the night I'm in the flow of it
    But in the day I’m feeling over it
    And I keep on coming for more
    Fly away from here
    It’s me that I’ll be leaving behind
    How much time for us, my dear?
    How much time before you disappear?
    It’s a little colder now
    I’m numb when you’re not here
    Enough of this, enough of this,
    Enough of this, enough of this...
  • 8. SAIL
    Sail on, will you?
    Sail on, through the window...
    Something took his mind
    And now he is alone before he dies
    The hardest thing
    Was wond’ring what he could know
    Sail on, will you?
    Sail on, where the wind blows...
    Sail on, sail on...
  • 9. SIGN OF LIFE
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Waiting like a dream
    And say there’s game and time and love
    In your eye
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life?
    Is there sign of life, to hold you there?
    Waiting for, by the other door
    There’s a feeling I believe in you
    A naked light I’d so love you there
    Even when I’m hoping for time
    And you’re wide awake
    Light, I'd so love
    Light, I'd so love...
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Maybe then I’ll reach into your eyes...
  • 10. PASSAGE AT ARMS
    Instrumental
  • 11. HOLLOW
    If you are the lord, then I am no shepherd
    If you forgive all, then you are no better
    If you are the lord, then I am no shepherd
    If you forgive all, then you are no better
    Here, at the river’s edge I wait for you
    Without comfort or truth
    Can this water cleanse me, will it filter through
    If I dive deep, straight, and true?
    And you are? And you are?...
    I am no shepherd if you forgive all
    You are no better if you are the lord
    Now, as the day is dawning, I rise
    As I walk upon the earth under the skies
    Can you feel it coming? Can you see it through?
    And can you feel me turn away from you?
    If you are the lord, then I am no shepherd
    If you forgive all, then you are no better
    If you are the lord, then I am no shepherd
    If you forgive all, then you are no better
    I am no shepherd if you forgive all
    You are no better if you are the lord
  • 1. UNDERGROUND
    Take me down: it's a little bit better
    Underground
    It's a little bit better, way down
    Underground
    Good as dead, lying in the sun
    In my head I'm melting
    No rest in bed, swimming in the sun
    In my head I'm melting
    Take me down: it’s a little bit better
    Underground
    It’s a little bit better, way down
    Underground
  • 2. NOTHING
    If I had something, something to say
    Say to you, to help you through
    Would you hear me out, would you turn around?
    Or would it be like I’d said nothing at all?
    Turn around, hear me out
    Don’t just run from it all
    Do I see something in your eyes?
    Nothing now, nothing at all
    Here’s my heart, crying out
    Here it is, but you give nothing at all
    Did I tell you that I love you?
    Did I tell you how much I care?
    If I had something, something to say
    Nothing now, nothing at all
    Here’s my heart, broken now
    Here it is, and I feel nothing at all
    Here it is, here it is, here it is, here it is...
    It’s come to nothing. It’s about nothing.
    Here it is.
  • 3. SIGN OF LIFE
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Waiting like a dream
    And say there’s game and time and love
    In your eye
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life?
    Is there sign of life, to hold you there?
    Waiting for, by the other door
    There’s a feeling I believe in you
    A naked light I’d so love you there
    Even when I’m hoping for time
    And you’re wide awake
    Light, I'd so love
    Light, I'd so love...
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Maybe then I’ll reach into your eyes...
  • 4. DISEASE
    She's a Disease
    She do what she please
    And nobody sees it but me
    So here's a crazy notion:
    I need some magic potion
    Before the disease is me
    A simple vaccination
    To escape this damnation
    And find a safe haven for me
    Disease! Disease! Disease! Disease!
    Disease! Disease! Disease! Disease!
    If there's no solution
    To purging your pollution
    You'll get no absolution from me
    Yes I'm bitter and twisted,
    But see I'm not so gifted
    In the art of self-delusion like you
    'Cause you're a Disease,
    You do what you please
    And nobody sees it but me
    Disease! Disease! Disease! Disease!
    Disease! Disease! Disease! Disease!
    Lead me not into temptation
    Deliver me, safe from this hell
    Aah the lust for cheap sensation!
    Love or Disease, I'm unwell
    You're outrageous, you're contagious,
    You digest me, you infect me,
    You disgust me, you're Disease!
    You're outrageous, you're contagious,
    You infect me, don't you fuck me
    You disgrace, you are Disease!
    Disease! Disease! Disease! Disease!
    Disease! Disease! Disease! Disease!
  • 5. WAR
    Somebody sent me out to war
    But it’s not a cause I am fighting for
    Somebody sent me out to war
    But it’s not a cause I am fighting for
    Now, it is beginning
    Now, it is beginning
    Men to men, men to men
    Settle it now, settle it now
    Men to men, men to men
    Settle it now, settle it now
    I’m not the man for a military plan
    I never signed up, I never can
    I’ve lost the plain, I can’t hold the hill
    I’m afraid to die and I’m afraid to kill
    Now, I’m afraid to kill
    I’m afraid to kill, I’m afraid to kill
    Men to men, men to men
    Settle it now, settle it now
    Men to men, men to men
    Settle it now, settle it now
    Now, it is beginning
    Now, it is beginning
  • 6. SOMETIMES
    Sometimes I’ve had enough of you
    So get in line, serenade
    Sometimes, I’ve had enough of you
    Is it a let down to see inside my head?
    And yet I told you
    I never meant to hold you
    Enter love
    It’s right in front of me
    Under cover
    Even now
    I cannot see
    A clear way out, a clear way out
    Sometimes, I want something new
    I want to step outside, step away
    Sometimes, I want another view
    But I get you – more than I meant to
    Get too much to say what I’ve been through
    Enter love
    It’s right in front of me
    Under cover
    Even now
    I cannot see
    A clear way out, a clear way out
    Sometimes, I’m still in love with you
    We’d better get down and find a better way
    Cos I get you
    And I never meant to hurt you
    Sometimes I’ve had enough of you
    And yes, I told you
    I’ve had enough of you
    So get in line
    Sometimes I’m still in love with you
    I’ll never hurt you
    Sometimes, sometimes...
  • 7. ENOUGH OF THIS
    I really think I've had enough of this
    I really think I've had enough of this
    I really think I've had enough of this
    But I keep on coming for more
    In my mind I can let go of this
    But in the night I'm in the flow of it
    I’d really like to make a show of this
    And I keep on coming for more
    Fly away from here
    It’s me that I’ll be leaving behind
    How much time for us, my dear?
    How much time before you disappear?
    I really think I've had enough of this
    I really think I've had enough of this
    I really think I've had enough of this
    But I keep on coming for more
    Sometimes I’d like to make a show of it
    ‘Cause in the night I'm in the flow of it
    But in the day I’m feeling over it
    And I keep on coming for more
    Fly away from here
    It’s me that I’ll be leaving behind
    How much time for us, my dear?
    How much time before you disappear?
    It’s a little colder now
    I’m numb when you’re not here
    Enough of this, enough of this,
    Enough of this, enough of this...
  • 8. SAIL
    Sail on, will you?
    Sail on, through the window...
    Something took his mind
    And now he is alone before he dies
    The hardest thing
    Was wond’ring what he could know
    Sail on, will you?
    Sail on, where the wind blows...
    Sail on, sail on...
  • 9. SIGN OF LIFE
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Waiting like a dream
    And say there’s game and time and love
    In your eye
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life?
    Is there sign of life, to hold you there?
    Waiting for, by the other door
    There’s a feeling I believe in you
    A naked light I’d so love you there
    Even when I’m hoping for time
    And you’re wide awake
    Light, I'd so love
    Light, I'd so love...
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Is there sign of life? (Is there sign of life?)
    To hold you there (hold you there)
    Maybe then I’ll reach into your eyes...
  • 10. PASSAGE AT ARMS
    Instrumental
  • 11. HOLLOW
    If you are the lord, then I am no shepherd
    If you forgive all, then you are no better
    If you are the lord, then I am no shepherd
    If you forgive all, then you are no better
    Here, at the river’s edge I wait for you
    Without comfort or truth
    Can this water cleanse me, will it filter through
    If I dive deep, straight, and true?
    And you are? And you are?...
    I am no shepherd if you forgive all
    You are no better if you are the lord
    Now, as the day is dawning, I rise
    As I walk upon the earth under the skies
    Can you feel it coming? Can you see it through?
    And can you feel me turn away from you?
    If you are the lord, then I am no shepherd
    If you forgive all, then you are no better
    If you are the lord, then I am no shepherd
    If you forgive all, then you are no better
    I am no shepherd if you forgive all
    You are no better if you are the lord

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Sign Of Life Compact Disc
CREDITS & TRIBUTES

Andy Downer
Music & Lyrics
Vocals, Keyboards, & Bass
Arranging & Programming
Imogen Wolf
Additional Melodies: Hollow, Sometimes
Additional Lyrics: Enough Of This, Hollow, Nothing,
Sign Of Life, Sometimes
Paul Archer
Electric Guitar: Hollow, Sign Of Life, War
Jeremy White
Acoustic Guitar: Sign Of Life • Additional Guitars: Nothing
Scott Hills
Drums: Nothing, War
Paul Searles
Additional Synths: Disease • Backing Vocal Concept: Sail
Producer, Recording & Mix Engineer: Andy Downer
Mastering Engineer: Bob Katz, Digital Domain
Photography & Photoshop Wizardry: Demetre Minchev
Web Design: Andy Downer
Cheerleader Team:
Imogen Wolf, Lilybel Aasta, Paul Gordon,
Brian Martin, Lynda De Lacey
ABOUT THE CD DIGIPAK
The CD package features a four-panel cardboard digipak finished in a matte cello glaze, with an eight-page lift-out booklet including all the lyrics.
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