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“Music” in me – John Miles, Helloween, Pride of Lions

Posted in Almost the same title different artist, Helloween, John Miles, Pride of Lions with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by fliker1970

“Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul”

John Miles – Music
Album: Rebel
Released: 1976

Music was my first love and it will be my last
Music of the future and music of the past
To live without my music would be impossible do
In this world of troubles my music pulls me through.

Music was my first love and it will be my last
Music of the future and music of the past
And music of the past and music of the past.

Music was my first love and it will be my last
Music of the future and music of the past
To live without my music would be impossible do
In this world of troubles my music pulls me through.

John claims it only took him half an hour to write.
Although he originally thought it would be the basis of other songs,
he later decided that it stood up very well on its own.

‘Music’ is a milestone in the history of popular music, and John Miles is one of my favorite singers, and I am honored that I have been able to put my mark onto his great music, yet you shouldn’t put all of the credits in my direction alone.”  Alan Parsons produced this song

Helloween – Music
(M & L – Roland Grapow)
Album: Chameleon
Released: 1993

When I was a young boy, I had no aim
Neither experience, it wasn’t a shame
Most of the time it satisfied me
But some day I realized, music is like a rising sun
 
Times are now changing and memory fades
I gaze at the photos, a look in the haze
You cannot imagine how many friends I’ve lost
It’s much too late for calling them back

Music is like sunrise for me
It’s joyful like a trip in a time machine
Music is like sunrise for me
It’s like coming home
 
I was always insecure, sometimes I still am
But I made up my mind now and look here I stand
I ask myself sometimes, is it all worth it?
To fly over mountains makes you fall down again

But music is like sunrise for me
It’s joyful like a trip in a time machine
Music is like sunrise for me
It’s like coming home

Music is like sunrise for me
It’s joyful like a trip in a time machine
Music is like sunrise for me
It’s like coming home

Pride of Lions – Music and me
Album: Pride of Lions
Released 2003
(Jim Peterik/Toby Hitchcock)

Rock and roll became my first impression
Before my lips could make a word
Those scratchy memories from those old “Sun” sessions
Are still the sweetest sound I’ve ever heard

I’d tuck my radio beneath my pillow
So no one else could hear the minstrels play
I soared the heaven on a magic carpet
I’d catch the currents and drift away

BRIDGE
Then suddenly I could be everything
I always dreamed I could be
Suddenly alone in my fantasy
Everything inside of me was singing

CHORUS
Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah
Music and me

As I traveled on a young man’s journey
I would sing to chase the storms way
The only thing that seemed to stop my worrying
Was on the stage when I would start to play

BRIDGE
Then suddenly I could be everything
I always dreamed I could be
Suddenly the audience was at its feet
Everything inside of me was singing

Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah
Music and me

(Solo)

Sing yourself a blue sky when it rains
Write yourself a symphony from the pain

Here’s a friend who’s every word rings true
So if you’re down and lost for a song
It’s time to find someone to bring out the music in you

Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah

Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah
Music and me

Pride of Lions is a melodic rock group fronted by former “Survivor” guitarist/keyboardist Jim Peterik and vocalist Toby Hitchcock.
Formed in 2003, the group, according to Peterik is “my vision of the best elements of the great melodic rock era of the 80’s,
updated of course with more modern production sounds”

Goodbye!