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Then and Now

Asia

℗ 1990 Geffen Records GED 24298

Asia  1990  Then and Now

Then and Now is a half studio/half greatest hits album by British rock band ASIA.

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Only Time Will Tell

You're leaving now
It's in your eyes
There's no disguising it
It really comes as no surprise
To find that you planned it all along

I see it now
Becomes so clear
Your insincerity
And me all starrey-eyed
To think that I would have know by now

Now, sure as the sun will cross the sky
This lie is over
Lost, like the tears that used to tide me over

{Only time will tell}
One thing is sure
That time will tell
{Only time will tell}
If you were wrong
The brightest ring around the moon
Will darken when I die

Now, sure as the sun will cross the sky
This lie is over
Lost, like the tears that used to tide me over

You're leaving now
It's in your eyes
There's no disguising it
It really comes as no surprise
To find that you planned it all along

I see it now
Becomes so clear
Your insincerity
And me all starrey-eyed
To think that I would have know by now

Now, sure as the sun will cross the sky
This lie is over
Lost, like the tears that used to tide me over

(Only time will tell)
You're on your own
Inside your room
(Only time will tell)
You're claiming victory
You were just using me
And there is no one you can use now

(Only time will tell)
One thing is sure
That time will tell

Heat of the Moment

I never meant to be so bad to you
One thing I said that I would never do
One look from you and I would fall from grace
And that would wipe this smile right from my face

Do you remember when we used to dance
And incidence arose from circumstance
One thing lead to another we were young
And we would scream together songs unsung

It was the heat of the moment
Telling me what your heart meant
Heat of the moment shone in your eyes

And now you find yourself in 82
The disco hotspots hold no charm for you
You can't concern yourself with bigger things
You catch the pearl and ride the dragon's wings

It was the heat of the moment
Telling me what your heart meant
Heat of the moment shone in your eyes

And when your looks are gone and you're alone
How many nights you sit beside the phone
What were the things you wanted for yourself
Teenage ambition you remember well

It was the heat of the moment
Telling me what your heart meant
Heat of the moment shone in your eyes

It was the heat of the moment
Telling me what your heart meant
Heat of the moment shone in your eyes

Wildest Dreams

They decorated all the generals
Who fought the wars behind the lines
They had forgotten all the soldiers
The brandy put them way behind the times

Insanity has found its way to TV screens
Vision seems impossible to me
They fight {they fight} for king {for king} and country
I never would have thought this in my

Wildest dreams
Wildest dreams
Wildest dreams
Wildest dreams

The evening comes, we sit and watch the VJs
Clips and rushes come from who knows where
From Washington across to California
With fighting breaking out in Leicester Square

We see the soldiers moving on to victory
And children trampled under marching feet
They fight {they fight} for king {for king} and country
How many millions will they put to sleep?

Wildest dreams
Wildest dreams
Wildest dreams
Wildest dreams
Fly away...

No, not in this world
No, not in the next
No, not in my wildest dreams

They recommended euthanasia
For non-conformists anywhere
Some men's dreams for others turn to nightmares
This never would have happened in my

Wildest dreams
Wildest dreams
Wildest dreams
Wildest dreams
Fly away...

No, not in this world
No, not in the next
No, not in my wildest dreams...

Don't Cry

Hard times you had before you
I knew when I first saw you
You girl youve always been mistreated, cheated

So leave it all behind you
It took so long to find you
I know that we can last forever, ever and more, more, oh

Don't cry now that Ive found you
Don't cry take a look around you
Don't cry it took so long to find you
Do what you want, but little Darling please don't cry

I knew Id never doubt it
I was so sure about it
Don't think of all thats been before

I'll hear you when youre calling
I'll catch you when youre falling
Don't worry I will always be there, like never before, or, oh

Don't cry now that I've found you
Don't cry now that I've found you

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

I saw you standing hand in hand
And now you come to me the solitary man
And I know what it is that made us live
Such ordinary lives
The where to go the who to see
No one could sympathize
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

And I've become a rolling stone
I don't know where to go or what to call my own
But I can see that black horizon glooming
ever close to view
It's over now it's not my fault
See how this feels for you
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

But I never thought I'd see you
Standing there with him
So don't come crawling back to me

Now it's too late you realized
Now there's no one can sympathize
Now that the Smile Has Left Your Eyes
Now it's too late you realized
Now there's no one can sympathize
Now it's too late you realized
Now that the Smile Has Left Your Eyes

Days Like These

The sun was shining
The sky was crying
It just tore apart
And down came the rain

And I was soaking
Yeah I was freezing
But I was feeling
No kind of pain

Come a fireball
I held it in my hand
You see before you
A man who's known greatness

I had a vision
A revelation
I took a look inside of me
And I am a sensation

Days like these I feel like I can change the world
Days like these I feel like I can change the world

It's either easy
Or it's impossible
And if you ain't got it
You ain't never gonna get it

But once you find it
You gotta grab it
Reach down your own throat
And yank it to the surface

That may be brutal
May be gory
But whatever else it is
It's my story

And I believe it
Yeah, I can see it
I sing it out, shout it out
Gimme death or glory

Days like these I feel like I can change the world
Days like these I feel like I can change the world

Days like these, days like these
I think I'll move a mountain or two
Days like these, days like these
Anything you want you know I'll get it for you

The sun was shining
I was crying
I saw a thousand people
Singing in the rain

And I was thinking
About the Indians
And how they say true wisdom
Only comes from pain

Come a rumbling
Humbling feeling
Like things will never
Ever be the same

But what doesn't kill you
Only makes you stronger
Today I'm strong enough
And anyway, I love the rain

Days like these I feel like I can change the world
Days like these I feel like I can change the world

Prayin' 4 a Miracle

I've been flat out of luck
Spent my very last buck
Can't sink no lower than this
I'm so broken inside
Had to spit out my pride
This ain't no way to exist

Every place that I go
Everyone that I meet
Sees me like I'm some dog in the street
And it's bringin' me down to my knees

Now I'm prayin', prayin'
Prayin' for a miracle
I'm prayin', prayin'
Prayin' for a miracle
Prayin' for a miracle

Since I left you that night
Less than nothing's gone right
Living this hell that I made
So I'm back at your feet
I'm admitting defeat
Girl, I never felt so afraid

Just give back my life
I admit my mistakes
Now I'm willing to do whatever it takes
I'm begging you now, can't you see

That I'm prayin', prayin'
Prayin' for a miracle
Prayin', prayin'
Prayin' for a miracle
Prayin' for a miracle

Don't walk away
'Cause I know I'm still worth savin'
Can you forgive the way
I turned my back on you
And I'm prayin', prayin'
Prayin' for a miracle

Prayin', prayin'
Prayin' for a miracle

Am I in Love?

Standing there I've been watching you
All alone Your face says it all
Desperately I need to talk to you
Can you see me Will you answer my call

Am I In Love Or is it the magic of tonight
Am I In Love Or is it the magic of tonight
And will it be right Tomorrow morning

Hold me now I feel you close to me
It's so good, so good I want more
Something stirs Deep inside of me
Face to face as we move My life is yours

Just one kiss Remember this
And it will stay with you Forever

Summer (Can't Last Too Long)

I'm looking at your photograph The picture on my wall
Life's too short for memories I can't have it all

You gave me the run-around So we go our own sweet ways
I'll be making the most of summertime Crazy nights and lazy days

Summer Can't Last Too Long Summer Can't Last Too Long
Spring, Winter or Fall But out of them all
The Summer Can't Last Too Long

One night can seem a lifetime And I've got no more time to lose
Sunshine on my shoulders Kissing away my blues
Looking to the future Searching for the girl
Not too much like the last one Just the prettiest in the world

Summer Can't Last Too Long Summer Can't Last Too Long
Spring, Winter or Fall But out of them all
The Summer Can't Last Too Long

Yeah, yeah

Voice of America

I heard you on the radio
Some other time
From some forgotten studio
Way down the line
So long, so long I've waited now
To hear you again
That song, that song will still remain
Become an old friend
And now, the tears are in my eyes
The sound you can't disguise
The truth comes back from lies
And all I want to hear

Voice of America, ooh, America
Voice of America, ooh, America

And then you came in stereo
Calling to me
And so I watch the videos
Across the T.V.
That sound, still ringing in my ears
From a decade ago
Around, around my head, the sound from my radio
I thought, that after all these years
The tears, the growing fears
That I would never hear
Never again

Voice of America, ooh, America
Voice of America, ooh, America