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Archiva 1

Asia

℗ 1996 Resurgence Records LV 104

Asia • 1996 • Archiva 1

Archiva, really is a very pop-oriented album. Asia was an intriguing band when it began, always based solidly in pop traditions, but also with a good deal of progressive rock leanings. This album shows little of that prog flair, except in brief moments. However, the inclusion of the Steve Howe solo "Ginger" — a definite gem — is one good reason to own this album. Geoff Downes and John Payne are featured on all tracks; there are several other musicians present here as well, most notably Howe.

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Heart of Gold

We are the future within our dome
A new generation, we live alone
Washed the words from the subway wall
We had to fight to survive
You still can have it all
So listen to our cry

With a mind of steel, but a heart of gold
The winds of change you can move the stone
By the hands of love you must free the soul
To live forever with a heart of gold

We are the future, we hold the key
The messengers are calling, "wake up your race"
All but man did turn to dust
Then we saw her fall
Cut her down by the sword of greed
So listen to our cry

With a mind of steel, but a heart of gold
The winds of change you can move the stone
By the hands of love you must free the soul
To live forever with a heart of gold

With a mind of steel, but a heart of gold
The winds of change you can move the stone
By the hands of love you must free the soul
To live forever with a heart of gold

You are the future, it's up to you
You are the future, it's up to you

Tears

Tears in my eyes, tears in my eyes
Feeling like there's nothing left to say
Maybe I should wait for another day
One more day

Tried to find myself, but now you're gone
I had to find the strength to carry on
Carry on

Tears in my eyes
How they fall like rain to the floor
Where do you go when the summer's gone?
Walking away is the same as closing the door
Can you look at the sky when the sun don't shine?

Look in my eyes
You can see my dreams on the floor
Where do I go now the summer is gone?
Run through the field like a child who's closing the door
You're feeling the wind now the sun don't shine

Losing you would always be my fear
Never knowing if you'd still be here
Still be here

Remembering the words you said to me
Saying that you had to set me free
Set me free

Fight Against the Tide

When the doubts you have begin to show
When the winds of change begin to blow your dream away
As the winter cold can touch the bone
And like a crowd, voices in your mind
But as the thunder dies, you're standing on your own
Even in your darkest night
When the shadows hide the guiding light that leads the way alone
And heaven seems to turn it's head
Sometimes, to break away the ties
You have to find the strength to carry on

Fight against the tide
To cut the hardest stone
Fight against the tide
The blood begins to flow
Hold on, through the storm could take your life
Be strong and you will survive

You won't give in
Even though the walls around you fall
No don't give in
Still the flames alive
'Till the end of time
And so you fight against the tide
When the doubts you have begin to show
When the winds of change begin to blow your dream away
When the fire has left your soul
Look straight ahead
In the face of fear
Take on the world and all it has to give

Fight against the tide
To cut the hardest stone
Fight against the tide
The blood begins to flow
Hold on, through the storm could take your life
Be strong and you will survive

We Fall Apart

Was a dark day through old eyes again
As the flames rise to lick blue wounds again
See the chrome claw kiss the black sky into again
Hear the pin fall like a steel fist on stone again

When we were young, we were strong
We'd belong, close at heart
So in time, as the powers dies
We must belong, till we fall
We fall apart

In the neon dawn we will rise again
From the thin shell deep inside the wall

When we were young, we were strong
We'd belong, close at heart
So in time, as the powers dies
We must belong, till we fall
We fall apart

When we were young, we were strong
We'd belong, close at heart
So in time, as the powers dies
We must belong, till we fall
We fall apart

Boys from Diamond City

Echoes of a million years, lie twisted in my face
In a world without no name, and a stranger human race
In the distance how it shines, sparkles in the light
Like a flower pulls you in, you lose your mind.

And it really doesn't matter if the sky should fall
Your living under ground, there's no sky at all
Nothing much changes

We're the boys of the diamond city
We're tough like diamond
We're the boys of the diamond city
So rough, like diamonds

I remember nightmare days, like packs of dogs we'd roam
Through the broken city streets, through the broken city's bone
It's so hard to stand your ground, it's so hard to stay alive
'Cos when you fight for what you keep, you know you fight for your life

And it really doesn't matter if the sky should fall
Your living under ground, there's no sky at all
Nothing much changes

We're the boys of the diamond city
We're tough like diamond
We're the boys of the diamond city
So rough, like diamonds

I remember a time
A giant skyline
And a blue, blue sky
It's almost dreamlike
We're the boys of the diamond city

We're the boys of the diamond city
We're tough like diamond
We're the boys of the diamond city
So rough, like diamonds

A. L. O. (Asiatic Light Orchestra)

Brown suede shoes and corduroys
Greasy hair not out of choice
Trying hard to blend in with the boys
Standing in the corner of the room
He would see her every Friday night
Watching all the guys hold her so tight
Looks in her eyes
But she doesn't even know his name

He would give her just anything
To hear her voice
To hear her sing
"I love you"

Climbing mountains so high
He won't give in
Risk the thin thread of life
To find his dream
There is no turning back
In the face of attack
Looking for the key of her heart

She's the reason of his dreams
Heroine to his pirate king
Marylin to his Jimmy Dean
Swept away to the sound of violins
Friday night and it's all for real
She don't know just how he feels
Maybe this could be her lucky day

He would give her just anything
To hear her voice
To hear her sing
"I love you"

Climbing mountains so high
He won't give in
Risk the thin thread of life
To find his dream
There is no turning back
In the face of attack
Looking for the key of her heart

Reality

It's down your wire, it's on your screen
Pirate satellite, next to MTV
Insert your hand, subscription free
It's reality

Put on the suit, connect the chord
Free mind of city life, just ecstasy
Don't block the flow, only you can see
Your reality

And as the programme runs surely to the screen
You can't hold back, you're in

Reality - so virtual
Reality - machinery
Designed by me, but physical
Reality, just anything you want to see

Is it wrong it's in your mind
Banned by the chosen ones, how they rule your life
Exit that page, enter brave new world
From reality

And as the programme runs surely to the screen
You can't hold back, you're in

Reality - so virtual
Reality - machinery
Designed by me, but physical
Reality, just anything you want to see

I Can't Wait a Life Time

After all is said and done
Time will wait no more
Have not the strength to carry on
Light grows cold
Steals away the life in me
Cold with this uncertainty
Forgive me

I can't wait a lifetime
Won't let this child die within my heart
I can't wait a lifetime
Don't let it slip away
Don't let it slip away
From me

In the end I had to turn
Hurt to see you cry
Beneath the skin the prison lies
Love the only crime
Do I unlock the life in me
Or ride the storm eternally
Forgive me

I can't wait a lifetime
Won't let this child die within my heart
I can't wait a lifetime
Don't let it slip away
Don't let it slip away
From me

Dusty Road

I walk the line, look straight ahead
A second chance, one slip and it's gone
Though the bird has flown, the sands of time stand still
Scars that never heal, wounds you always feel

Keep on walking that dusty road, blinded by the flame
Keep on walking that dusty road, never giving in

A single light, you hold your breath
Your heart beats fast, a skin that burns
Maybe the tide has turned, one goal you know is near
And wish of a thousand nights, voices you always hear

So keep on walking that dusty road, blinded by the flame
Keep on walking that dusty road, never giving in

I Believe

Through the fields that have changed with time
The spirit still grows stronger
I can see the boy inside
I can feel the hunger

But there's a shadow that is thrown upon us
Like a thief come in the night
They still try and put us down
We stand and fight

I believe
We're gonna rise and steal the thunder
I believe
We're gonna hold this flame forever
I believe

Like an arrow from a burning bow
It's aim once born of anger
Like a river that forever flows
The years our only danger

The water washes over me
But I still can breathe the fire
Oh Lord, I'm just a man
No longer giving it all away

I believe
We're gonna rise and steal the thunder
I believe
We're gonna hold this flame forever
I believe