Eye of the Storm

Label

Just A Minute Records

Release Date

2001

Credits

Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards, Timpani – Frank Marino
Guitar [Rhythm] – Mick Layne
Bass – Peter Dowse
Drums, Percussion – Dave Goode
Cover Art – Norman Marino
Engineer – Frank Marino, Billy Szawlowski
Producer – Frank Marino

Lyrics

Storm Warning…

Eye Of The Storm

You don’t have to know the answers to it all
You don’t have to find the reasons, big or small
You just have to read between the lines, is all

And you won’t fall…

You’ll hear the call…

You don’t have to understand the grand design
You don’t have to know the hour or the time
You just have to read the writing on the signs

The eye of the storm
Belies the fury to come
The eye of the storm
Beguiles the foolish one

You don’t have to hide your head beneath the sand
You don’t have to live inside a sheltered land
You just have to recognize the times at hand

The eye of the storm
Belies the fury to come
The eye of the storm
Beguiles the foolish one

(Eye of the Storm)
The eye of the storm
Seems safe and warm
(Soon There Will Come)
But soon there will come
The wind and the rage
Of a million wars

The eye of the storm
Belies the fury to come
The eye of the storm
Beguiles the foolish one

(Eye of the Storm)
The eye of the storm
Seems safe and warm
(Soon There Will Come)
But soon there will come
The wind and the rage
Of a million wars

You don’t have to see the future to be warned
You just have to see through the eye of the storm
…of the storm

Eye of the storm

Oh, eye of the storm

Oh, eye of the storm

He’s Calling

Above the highest clouds as
Far as I can see
Beyond the tallest mountains
And from within the sea
Upon the wind that blows in
From I don’t know where

He’s Calling

Among the sons of men and
Daughters of a generation cold
I see a longing pain and
Misery of old
But in my soul I know they’re
Never alone

He’s Calling

To the lonely
The only
Way to go home
Is to go home

To the broken
He’s spoken…
“Won’t you come home?”
“Won’t you come home?”

But in your soul you know you’re
Never alone

He’s Calling

You’re never alone…

He’s Calling

Learned My Lesson Well

Been gone too long now
Get the feelin’ that I ain’t goin’ home no more
I’m feelin’ strong now
Time I got my self back up off of the floor
Well I’m movin’ on
Going to get out on the road, gonna play some more

Learned my lesson, learned my lesson well
Learned my lesson, learned my lesson well

Well I’m on the move again baby
I’m gonna take my place in the race and maybe
I’m gonna make tracks again

Because I learned my lesson well

Well I had some moments
When I knew that it all was really worthwhile
Sittin’ in my home and
Playin’ with my babes and makin’ ’em smile
Well I know I’m a roamer
And I gotta get back to the life I know

Learned my lesson, learned my lesson well
Learned my lesson, learned my lesson well

Well I’m on the move again baby
I’m gonna take my place in the race and maybe
I’m gonna make tracks again

Because I learned my lesson well

Heat Of The Moment

Read the seasons of our times
Brotherhood abating
Mind the jackal in disguise
Ravenous and waiting
Scattered armies o’er the land
Bristling at the ready
The hourglass is spilling sand
Gibraltar is unsteady

In the end…
In the heat of the moment
Will we follow the blind,
Closing our eyes yet again?
In the end…
In the heat of the moment
Midst the terror and cries,
Will anyone’s lies make amends?
In the end…
In the heat of the moment

Mothers, fathers, daughters, sons
Pray for our salvation
Pray the fires not to come
And leave ashes of our nation
Those who would abolish life
They orchestrate illusion
And profit from discord and strife
And feed on revolution

In the end…
In the heat of the moment
Shall our epitaph be,
“Here came a fool to his end…?”
In the end…
In the heat of the moment
Will we finally learn,
Too late to turn and repent?
In the end…
In the heat of the moment

Read the seasons, read the signs,
Read the writing of the times
Read the message, read the clues
Read the danger we may lose
Read the rumblings, read the flaws
Read the spirit of the laws
Read the prophets, read the words
And heed the warnings you have heard

In the end…
In the heat of the moment
Shall our epitaph read,
“Here lies a fool gone insane…?”
In the end…
In the heat of the moment
Will our legacy be,
Ashes and slaughter and pain?
In the end…
In the heat of the moment
In the heat of the moment
In the heat of the moment

Window To The World

The grave of one thousand men… an earthquake, then
The newsmen preen again
Fire falling down like rain… a hurricane
An ad-man makes a claim

I know that it’s nothing I haven’t seen before
Somewhere back on one through nine hundred sixty four
In my window to the world…

A warlord with rockets raised… a mob ablaze…
The latest gadget craze
A rampage inside a school… a drowning pool…
A salesman plays a fool

It’s all become nothing we haven’t seen before
Somewhere back on one through nine hundred sixty four
In my window to the world…

I can’t take much more…
The killing floor… the face of misery
The failings of all mankind… in slow rewind…
Repeating endlessly

It’s come to mean nothing but grist in the ratings wars
The same thing on one through nine hundred sixty four
In my window to the world
In my window to the world
In my window…
To the world

Since You Came Into My Life

She’s lookin’ for love all the time
She’s waitin’ for words that are kind
She’s playin’ for time all the time
And I’m happy she’s mine, all mine

My Angela
Since you came into my life
My life’s been love all the time

She’s makin’ a face like she’s mad
There’s not a trace that she’s bad
She wants a place with her dad
And she’s jealous of anyone who’s had him

My Nadia
Since you came into my life
My life’s been fun all the time

They don’t know now
How much they mean
They won’t know how much until they’ve grown
But I know how…
How much I love them
And I don’t believe I’ve received this dream

They don’t know now
How much they mean
They won’t know how much until they’ve grown
But I know how…
How much I love them
And I don’t believe I’ve received this dream

She smiles at me all the time
She doesn’t yet speak, though she tries
She loves to eat and to sleep
And she always laughs along with me, now

My Iliana
Since you came into my life
My life’s been laughs all the time

My little girls
Since you came into my life
My life’s been life all the time

Avalon

Instrumental

Ordinary Man

In the early dawn as I contemplate my life
When I’m alone my mind will roam
And wander
And as I reflect on the blessings in my life
At times it seems I often dream…
And wonder

In the light of day on a welcome afternoon
I feel the sun, no need to run
Or hurry
And at times like this it’s impossible to brood
It’s all O.K., I’m far away
From worry

But in the middle of the night
Sometimes things don’t seem quite right
And I feel like I’m falling
It’s an unnecessary fear
Of the kind you’ll often hear
So I reach out for the Words in the Book

As I read It the message of History unfolds
I feel alive and know the Truth is Speaking
And the Words pour out and they reach into my soul
I close my eyes and know the Lord is Teaching

But I’m an ordinary man
In an extraordinary Plan
Can You hear me, I’m calling
I’m just an ordinary man
In Your extraordinary Plan
And I’m nothing without Your Love and Your Grace
I’m just an ordinary man

Can You see me, I’m an ordinary man

Hear me call You…

I’m just an ordinary man
In an extraordinary plan
And I know that You know me
Such an ordinary man
In Your extraordinary Plan
And I can’t live or love without Your warm embrace
I’m just an ordinary man

I’m an ordinary man

Can You see me