** Mike Oldfield ***.




                           (p) 1987



                         

 1. "ISLANDS"                                               2
 a.       The Wind Chimes Part One
 b.       The Wind Chimes Part Two
 1.1.   Islands                                             2
 1.2.   Flying Start                                        2
 1.3.   Northpoint                                          3
 1.4.   Magic Touch                                         3
 1.5.   The Time Has Come                                   4






Islands from the first time we saw
we could wait for this moment, like rocks on the shore
we can never be closer somehow
for the moment that lasts, is this moment now
C_h_o_r_u_s
        When the nights's on fire will you keep
                                the Candlelight Burning
        Hold on to your hearts desire
        When you see one bird into the wind
                                another one's turning
        And the two can fly much higher
        We are Islands but never too far, we are Islands
        And I need your light tonight,
                        and I need your light tonight,
        We are Islands but never too far, we are Islands
        And I need your light tonight,
                        and I need your light tonight
Islands never been to before and we climb so high
to where the wild birds soar, there's a new path that
we found just today I was lost in the forest and you
showed me the way

C_h_o_r_u_s





We took a place in the sun
to see just what had become
the warm wind blows constantly
does the answer still blow, did you find your chateau
in the mediterranean fantasy
C_h_o_r_u_s
        Flying Start made the whole world sing
        They had no choice
        Flying Start like a shining pearl, they
        Sang in one voice

To where the sun always shines
familiar faces and wines
the warm wind blows constantly
knock on the door but the memory's poor
is there somebody in, now answer me
two dark eyes from the doorway shine
so you lost your dream in a bottle of wine
I knew you had to do it your way, fine
but there's none to carry the cross this time
C_h_o_r_u_s
        On dusty roads and tracks
        Now it's the time to turn back
        The warm wind blows constantly
        riding that storm since the day you were born
        is there somebody in, now answer me
C_h_o_r_u_s
        Two dark eyes from the doorway shine
        So you lost your dream in a bottle of wine
        I knew you had to do it your way, fine
        But there's none to carry the cross this time





Have you ever been to Northpoint
to spend your time and pray
the prison walls are dark and cold and grey
the writing on the wall at Northpoint
speaks to a silent room
they shut the bars down, leave you to the gloom
C_h_o_r_u_s
        How could we get any closer, so high is the wire
        And the guards won't listen
        They won't believe me
        and then it all came back
        Somewhere far above, has a new day risen
        Way beyond the searchlight, somes alive
Then on a bright day at Northpoint
the gate was open wide
they chanced to look at what was inside
there where a million stars at Northpoint
and from the silent tomb
they took it to the heart,
and left for the moon
C_h_o_r_u_s
        Have you ever been to Northpoint
        To spend your time and pray
        The prison walls are dark and cold and grey





Once in a life time you find that power
to break out and run from the devils deep clutch
all that you need its the finest hour
is to believe in the Magic Touch

C_h_o_r_u_s
        A thief in the night, love steals you far away
        A thief in the night, love takes your breath away
        Can't believe it, like no other
        Love is a gift and to take you so much
        You need the blue night to discover
        Only true lovers have the Magic Touch
Once in a lifetime you find that faith
when your under the spell and it takes control
everything round you just falls in place
and all that you touch seems to turn to gold

C_h_o_r_u_s





A thousand years they waited for
someone who would be true
and now the empty years have passed
the sunlight shines anew
C_h_o_r_u_s
        Someone who knows no fear
        I feel him near
        The child was born to be a king, a king,
        And The Time Has Come
He tamed the wild wind when he passed
the birds and beasts he knew
until he came to rest at las
the tall gates he passed through
B_r_i_d_g_e   C_h_o_r_u_s
        And now the story's just begun
        A thousand years to stay
        We wake each morning with the sun
        To live our dreams away

B_r_i_d_g_e   C_h_o_r_u_s

: 19, Last-modified: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 09:14:21 GMT