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Time Passed

by Dragons Of Eden

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Dragons of Eden is a studio based band of two core members - Bill Perry on guitar and vocals,and Andrew Marlow,keyboards. This album also features the following guest musicians: Mark Griffiths,bass and acoustic guitar,Eddie Giacobbe,bass,Omar Belmonte,drums, Michael Hafner,percussion and Andre Carol, trumpets.


released August 22, 2001

Produced by Andrew Marlow.


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Track Name: Time Passed
I loved that girl years ago
My juvenile heart blew it though
Where is she now?
Did she take vows?
Is she a mother and a wife?
Is she even still alive?

How would it be if we should meet?
With all these years in between
We're not the same
We couldn't be
I am not the man I was
Or the man I will become

Time passed
There is water underneath the bridge

What lines did time write on her face?
Would she recall my fall from grace?
And through the years
Did she have more joy than tears?
I would really love to know
But I guess I never shall
Not now
Track Name: Favourite Colour
I met a man with narrow views
Believed his race superior to the rest
He was not colour blind

He would distort reality
And he would rave and bully the innocents
His point to prove

His heart would not allow
The facts to ease his brow
Believed in his own mind
God had a favourite colour

Convinced himself and others too
That they should beat someone that was not like themselves
In thier mindless violence

The man they beat almost to death
Was not some thing, but another human too
With a life to lose

He had a wife and son
He had a favourite song
He had a favourite food and a favourite colour

God has no favourite colour
Track Name: Sweet Sweet Love
Sweet sweet sweet sweet love, you're gonna feel it
Sweet sweet sweet sweet love you're gonna need it

This emotion it will cause you pain
You'd best avoid it
But there really is no hiding place
You cant control it
By embracing it with open arms
You're at the mercy of it's charms
Sweet sweet sweet sweet love, you're gonna need it

If you want your life without
Cancel you're subscription to
Love's obligations
It's creepin' in the back door now
You mustn't let your gaurd go down
Sweet sweet sweet sweet love, you're gonna feel it
Track Name: The Money And The View
She sat eating mascarpone, sipping her latte
While perusing her copy, of the New Yorker's page
And the monthly review, informed her anew
The oldest things in Greenwich
Were the money and the view

Here's to the view
The money and the view

He sat slumped all alone, at the end of the bar
In his Saville Row suit and his Gaberdine scarf
His glass raised a toast to no one that he knew
Here's to the lifestyle
The money and the view

They were made for each other, their cultures aligned
Shared an interest in art, and all things sublime
Though they never would meet
It was just something that I knew
They believed in the lifestyle
The money and the view
Track Name: Answers
I sit here and look for clues
Something that may allude
To the answers
'Cos answers I need
Answers may keep me around

A bolt may come from the the blue
Show me what I must do
To find answers
Answers I seek
Answers might keep me around

It's simpicity itself
You would think
They must abound
But there are so many more questions
As I have found out.

I'm lost on a sea of change
Alone in the night I claim
To find answers
But answers ellude
Answers may keep me around
Track Name: Mr No Show
Mr No Show, you know him well
But his intent you cannot tell
His smiling face is one of two
Dont turn your back I'm warning you

Mr No Show you love the bars
Where you can pose as one you aren't
The masquerade is over soon
Because your friends are on to you

Mr No Show he'll tell you lies
But with a twinkle in his eyes
A promise made is soon forgot
Hollow words, sure enough

Mr No Show
How is your son?
Oh Come on now, you know the one
He is the gift you tossed away
When you abandoned him on his birthday

Mr No Show
Is there no clue
What fills the space inside of you?
Your conscience clear you always say
I dont know how it stays that way
Track Name: Long Green
Money talks they always say
For everything you have to pay
I've heard it said often enough
That people need more of the stuff

The root of evil, so goes the line
And some would kill for dollar signs
You may feel a real disgust
For anyone with money lust

Now we know that it cant buy love or make you well
But still those are among us whose lust can't be quelled
In certain surroundings where you must be seen
You cannot make the scene without long green

Lady money talks to me
But not in words I can repeat
If dirty talking turns you on
Prepare yourself for unrequited love

Kiss your family a long goodbye
'Cos she'll have you working from dawn till night
She'll make you hungry and feed your needs
But leave you lusting after her needs

Give me long green