From the Hip

Label

Vision Discs

Release Date

1993

Credits

Guitar, Vocals – Frank Marino
Rhythm Guitar – Vince Marino
Rhythm Guitar [Middle Section Track 6] – Rob Howell
Bass – Peter Dowse
Drums – Timm Biery
Keyboards [Tracks 4, 8] – Claudio Pesavento
Backing Vocals – Alan Jordan
Cover Art – Peter Dowse
Cover – Annett Oha
Engineer – Rob Heaney
Engineer [Assistant] – Bruno DeLuca
Mastering – Bill Kipper
Producer – Frank Marino
Writer, Composer – Frank Marino

Lyrics

Babylon Revisited

Well Babylon, look out
It won’t be long now
Your time is runnin’ out

Well I see your power, fadin’ out
And I see your hour, comin’ around
Well I see your children lashin’ out
Well I see you’re going…
…down for the count

Oh Babylon, weep
For what you’re gonna reap
Your time has come to sleep

Well I see the writin’ on the wall
And I see you headin’ for a fall
And I see the fruits of all your past
Well I see that you’re goin’ down baby…
…at last

Well Babylon, cry
You’re gonna wonder why
You’re finally goin’ to die

Well I see your power fadin’
And I see your hour waitin’
Well I see the writin’ on the wall
And I see it’s time babe…
…time to fall

I’m Ready

I don’t wanna know about your men
I just wanna be with you again
I don’t wanna hear you’ve got to go
Well, I just wanna make love to you

I been waitin’, Oh for so long
For my baby, Can’t you see
That now I’m ready
Oh I’m ready

I don’t wanna see you leave tonight
Well ’cause I wanna make you feel alright
And I don’t wanna know you’d ever say
That you’d ever want to go away

I been waitin’, Oh for so long
For my baby, Can’t you see
That now I’m ready,
Oh I’m ready

Well, I just need you little girl
Cause you make me right
Don’t be long little girl
Be with me tonight, I’m ready

Said I’m ready

Ooh I wanna love you

Well, just a little longer through the night

Baby!

Again and again all through the night

I been waitin’, Oh for so long
For my baby, Can’t you see
That now I’m ready

I said I’m ready

Well I just need you little girl
Cause you make me right
Don’t be long little girl
Be with me tonight, I’m ready

Oh I’m ready

I said I’m ready

I said I’m ready

How Long

You been playin’ with my love baby
And messin’ with my mind
Tryin’ to make me run to you
All the time

Givin’ me your love and then
Takin’ it to him
Well will you ever stop
And mend your evil whims

How long
Will this keep goin’ on
I want to know

How long
Must this keep goin’ on
I’ve got to know
How long

In the middle of the night baby
You callin’ out his name
You tell me it’s alright to love us
Both the same

You’d better think twice baby
And change your plan
Cause I will never share you with a
‘Nother man

How long
Will this keep goin’ on
I want to know

How long
Must this keep goin’ on
I’ve got to know

Baby, well maybe you don’t realize
Baby, you make me want to close my eyes
And shut you from my heart

Baby, well maybe you don’t realize
Baby, you make me want to close my eyes
Well tell me please

How long
Will this keep goin’ on
I want to know

How long
Must this keep goin’ on
Well I’ve got to know

How long
Must this keep goin’ on
Well I’ve got to know

How long
Must this keep goin’ on

Rise Above

We can rise above all!
We can overcome all!
all… all!

Lo, midst the ash, sits the man,
Stunned, sees the torn, battered land,
How did it come, Lord? He cries,
And what have they done to your prize?

Well I don’t want to know,
Knowledge has its price,
Lord I’m growin’ tired,
I can’t fight anymore.

Stroking his brow, with her hand,
Weeping, they now understand,
How can we take up the task?
And where do we begin, Lord? They ask.

Well do we have the will?
A whole world to rebuild,
And won’t our seed just kill?
Like before… remember…

We can make it in the end,
We must make it, yeah!

We can rise above it all,
We can rise above!

Rise up!

We can rise above all!
We can overcome all!

Time marches on, for us all,
She measures one, and measures all,
And those whom she finds short of change,
She leaves them behind, in her wake.

The future’s locked within,
A box we must look in,
And if we’re to begin,
Lord give us the key.

How long shall we wait,
Standing at the gate?
What shall be our fate?
Lord if we fail.

The writing’s on the wall,
All mankind shall fall,
Lest he hear the call,
Of sanity.

We can rise above all!
We can overcome all!
We can rise above all!
We can overcome…

Mine All Mine

Well listen to what I say man
And dontcha be wastin’ my time
You bein’ instructed to
Stand aside
She was yours before, but now she’s
Mine all mine

You couldn’ta known that she was
Waitin’ to leave you behind
You only seen what you want
How could you be so blind

She was yours before, but now she’s
Mine all mine
She was yours before, but now she’s
Mine all mine

Mine all mine

Well you was mean to her
And now you’ll pay the price
You was mean to her
Now she’s left you dry

Mine all mine

She was yours before
But now she’s
Mine all mine

Well if I see you comin’ round
You better run, you better hide
So step aside little man
And let the big cat ride

She was yours before
But now she’s
Mine all mine

She was yours before
But now she’s
Mine all mine

Mine all mine

Ride My Own Wave

I’ve been ridin’ the road since I was a boy
And playin’ a guitar
And by now you should know that I do what I want
And I mean what I say when I say
I won’t be tied

Down

I wanna ride my own wave

You been into my face, you been onto my case
You been sneakin’ to tame me
And as a matter of fact you been caught in the act
And I’ll never look back ’cause you know
I won’t be tied

Down

I wanna ride my own wave

Ride my own wave

You better look out
‘Cuz what I’m about
Is I’m about to be slidin’
And if you want me to hang
You’ll let me do my thing
And you know I ain’t lyin’
‘Cuz I won’t be tied

Down

I wanna ride my own wave

Ride my own wave

I wanna ride my own wave

I wanna ride my own wave

Ride my wave

The Stand

Stand!
Well stand your ground,
Give it everything you can,

Stand!

Well don’t fall down,
Turn around and make your stand
.
We’ve only just begun to understand,
What precious moments we have had,

And though the times appear to look so bad,
We must move forward if we can.

Stand!

Well stand your ground,
Give it everything you have,

Stand!

Well don’t lay down,
Don’t go down, you’ve got to stand.

Too many times we’ll speak of all the bad,
And wag our finger like we know,

It’s not enough to be right and not act,
We’re measured just by what we show.

Stand!

Well, make your stand,
Give it everything you can,

Stand!

Don’t fall back,
Turn around and make your stand.

The time has come my friend,
We must be one my friend,
If we’re to make it till the end.

The quake upon the land,
Has cracked the hourglass,
It’s quickly spilling all its sand.

Stand!

I never want to hear that it’s too late,
That only makes one lay and die,

A mountain can be moved by just one’s faith,
You’ll see you only have to try.

Stand!

Make your stand,
Give it everything you can,

Stand!

Don’t fall back,
Don’t go down, you’ve got to stand.

The time has come my friend,
We must be strong my friend,
If we’re to make it till the end.

Wake up your sleeping heads,
See hope is never dead,
Its light shall shine until the end.

March forward one and all,
Fear not that you may fall,
You have to stand once and for all.

And in your hour of need,
When all’s uncertainty,
You must believe, you must believe.

Stand!

Make your stand,
Give it everything you can,

Stand!

Don’t fall back,
Don’t go down, you’ve got to stand

Stand!

Make your stand,
Give it everything you can,

The Wall Came Down

Come you one and come you all,
See the writing on the wall,
As the twilight brings the dark,
So the changing of the guard,
Gather round and sing your song,
Your time is soon, it won’t be long

Be strong, because

See how the wall came down
See how it tumbled
See how the wall came down
See how it crumbled

Hear the distant guns of war,
We can make them sound no more,
When the young want to survive,
Wisdom sits upon their side,
Sort illusion from the truth,
‘Cuz soon the mantle falls to you

It’s true, because

See how the wall came down
See how it tumbled
See how the wall came down
See how it crumbled
See how the wall came down
See how it tumbled

Madmen came and madmen went,
Down to dust, their fury spent,
Did they think that God was dead,
In their poor misguided heads?
Heed the lessons that we learned,
So when you rule, the world won’t burn and burn.

See how the wall came down
See how it tumbled
See how the wall came down
See how it crumbled

See how the wall came down
See how it tumbled
See how the wall came down
See how it crumbled

See how the wall came down
See how it tumbled
See how the wall came down
See how it crumbled