Full Circle

Label

Maze Records

Release Date

1986

Credits

Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards – Frank Marino
Rhythm Guitar – Vince Marino
Bass – Bill Kinal, Paul Harwood, Peter Dowse
Drums, Percussion – Timm Biery
Keyboards – Claudio Pesavento
Piano – Pierre Marchand
Backing Vocals – Alan Couture
Producer, Arranger – Frank Marino
All songs written and composed by Frank Marino
(except Genesis, composed by Frank Marino, C Pesavento)

Lyrics

Breakin’ Away

Breakin’ away from the regulations,
Breakin’ away from society,
Breakin’ away from the stipulations,
Breakin’ away from the garbage that they lay on me.

Hey! I’m breakin’ away,
I’m makin’ a break,
I’m breakin’ away, get outta the way!

Breakin’ away from  corrupt officials,
Breakin’ away from the rules they make,
Breakin’ away from the bells and whistles,
Breakin’ away from the crap they try to make me take.

Hey! I’m breakin’ away,
I’m makin’ a break,
I’m breakin’ away, get outta the way!

Breakin’ away, I’m an angry young man,
Breakin’ away from the puppet rule,
Breakin’ away from the master game plan,
Breakin’ away from the way they think that I’m their fool.

Hey! I’m breakin’ away,
I’m makin’ a break,
I’m breakin’ away, get outta the way!
Yeah!

Imagine

Imagine we were all
The witness to a crime
Would we walk on by
Would we turn our eyes
And cast a glance aside
Would we run and hide

I’m just trying to find
Answers to the questions in my mind
Are we dancing to the tune or marching to the drum?
Well I don’t know

Imagine if you will
A world of misery gone
You know it can be done
If only we would try
To comfort anyone
That ain’t got what we got

I’m just trying to sing
My song, I just hope that it can bring
Answers to the questions
We’ve been asking since the dawn of ancient time

But I know
You can’t get nothing if we walk on by
It don’t cost us nothing if we only try
Well you can’t be afraid
It ain’t too late
We mustn’t lose this time

Well if you’ve seen enough misfortune on the rise
Raise your banner high
Join me in a song
And help me emphasize
We only have to try

Said if you’ve seen enough misfortune on the rise
Lift your banner high
And join me in this song
We all can realize
We only have to try

Said I have seen enough
Misfortune on the rise
I raise my banner high

When Love Is Lost

Staring out the window on a rainy day
He watches as her tail-lights
Slowly fade away
The scent of her still lingering in his lonely room
Echoing the silence
Now so full of gloom

Isn’t it the same old song
She always looks so beautiful
When she’s gone
Trying to see
What have I done
The world’s a lonely place
When love is gone

When love is lost

Memories of the past are taking center stage
A chapter in a book
Has reached its final page
Questioning should I have let her go away
We could have worked it out
If she had only stayed

Isn’t it the same old song
She always looks so beautiful when she’s gone
Trying to see what have I done
I took my love for granted
Now my love is gone

When love is lost the world’s lights go out, it’s true
And the sun won’t shine
Its yellow turns to blue

When love is lost

Isn’t it the same old song
She always looks so beautiful, when she’s gone
Trying to see what have I done
I took my love for granted
Now my love is gone

When love is lost, the world’s lights go out
When love is lost, the world’s lights go out.
When love is lost, the world’s lights go out

Razor’s Edge

Well everywhere I go
I see the man in the street
Lookin’ over his shoulder
Don’t trust in no one he see
Trouble to his left
And fear to his right
Man you should’ve seen the news last night, It’s a…

(Razor’s Edge)
Livin’ on a razor’s edge
(Razor’s Edge)
Livin’ by the rule of a gun
(Razor’s Edge)
Livin’ on a razor’s edge
(Razor’s Edge)
Livin’ like this ain’t much fun

The President he smiles
The man from Moscow too
While the little man like you and me
We’re the ones gettin’ screwed
They’re sayin’ it’s ok
They’re just playin’ with their toys
Our lives are hangin’ on the whim
Of adolescent boys, It’s a…

(Razor’s Edge)
Livin’ on a razor’s edge
(Razor’s Edge)
Livin’ by the rule of a gun
(Razor’s Edge)
Livin’ on a razor’s edge
(Razor’s Edge)
Livin’ like this ain’t much fun

We’re only lookin’ for peace
We’re gettin’ tired of wonderin’ where we’ll be
And the game goes on and still we want to be
Alive, yeah, yeah yeah

We’re only lookin’ for peace
We’re gettin’ tired of wonderin’ where we’ll be
And the game goes on and still we want to be
Alive, yeah, yeah

(Razor’s Edge)
Livin’ on a razor’s edge
(Razor’s Edge)
Livin’ by the rule of a gun
(Razor’s Edge)
Livin’ on a razor’s edge
(Razor’s Edge)
Ain’t much fun

Well listen to me people, if you don’t wanna fear
Stand up for your right to peace
And make them hear
If you don’t do it now
They’re gonna blow it all away
It’s your survival that we’re tryin’ to save, it’s a…

(Razor’s Edge)
(Razor’s Edge)
(Razor’s Edge)
(Razor’s Edge)

Hang On

Gazin’ into a crystal ball
I see a ravaged land
In the distance an angel calls
Among the ruins of the desolation made by man

Hang on, baby don’t let go
Hang on, not too far to go

Must have been a nation here before
But now I’ve seen that they’ve gone
Stupid nation they’ve all gone to war
I hear a moan
Oh will someone tell me what they died for

Hang on, baby don’t let go
Hang on, not too far to go

Thought I heard somewhere this could not be
Said they were only defending me
The smell of ashes is reality
And all around I see
The burning of a dream

The future’s certain they say sure enough
But I don’t think that it’s so
Cause if we always believe in love
We just might make it
If we always keep on tryin’

Hang on, baby don’t let go
Hang on, not too far to go

Oh let me know what has happened to all of the dreams
And the promises made to the world
Oh I’m cryin’ out
I only want to know

Don’t let go of the dream we are offered
If you know it can be a reality
Don’t let go of the cup that is offered
Hang on baby hang on, don’t let go of life
Hang on baby hang on, to the dream
Hang on baby hang on, baby hang on to the dream
Don’t let go

Full Circle

(part 1)

Night comes,
And with the darkness comes the dream I had,
As a boy,
Searching for a place I believed would be,
Over a path that I would walk,
As I grew to a man.

Comes day,
With its reality I see that now,
It is done,
No more childhood dreams to believe, they’ve gone,
Sliding away into a place,
I once knew, but forgot, somehow,
They’ll slip back, and they’ll sleep, in my …

(part 2)

In my mind again,
In my mind again,
In my dreams again,
In my dreams again,

Please don’t shake me, don’t let me wake,
I don’t want to wake!
Let me stay sleeping, let me be,
I just want to be! …

In my mind again,
In my mind again,
In my dreams again,
In my dreams again,

Just one more moment, one more time,
I don’t want to rise!
Let me dream just a little while,
Just a little time!

(part 3)

In the womb of sweet and blissful sleep, oh yeah
From far away a voice is callin’ me, oh yeah
Whispers my name … and bids me to rise,
Prodding me gently, to open my eyes,
And though I’m afraid, to face the world and its pain,
I know it’s Wisdom’s Voice, it calls me once again, sayin’;

Wake up young Dreamer Man,
You know your dreams have all come full circle,
Get up and make a stand,
You’re going to make it this time around,
You’ll see.

Life is just a shadow of a dream, oh yeah
Good or bad depend on what you see, oh yeah
Well I’ve been so high … and fallen so low,
We’ve all been through it, I’m sure you know,
Well all of us here, we’re searching for the same,
So listen to the voice, oh when it calls your name, sayin’;

Wake up young Dreamer Man,
You know your dreams have all come full circle,
Get up and make a stand,
You’re going to make it this time around,

You’ll see

Wake up young Dreamer Man,
You know your dreams have all come full circle,
Get up and make a stand,
You’re going to make it this time around,

You’ll see

Wake up young Dreamer Man,

You’re going to make it,

You’ll see

Wake up young Dreamer Man
,
You’re going to make it,

You’ll see

Wake up and make it all work out,

Somehow …

Long Ago

Where have all the smiles gone?
I called to the Lord,
And where have all the young men gone?
They’ve all gone to war.
When was the time, we could rest assured?

It was long ago,
So long ago,
It was long ago,
So long ago,

Where have all the barriers come?
From men filled with greed,
And why do all their lies survive?
It strengthens their means,
When was the time, last we shared a dream?

It was long ago,
So long ago,
Long ago,
So long ago,
It was long ago, last we felt alive.

It was long ago,
So long ago,
It was long ago,
So long ago,
It was long ago,
So long ago,

Oh where have all the faithful gone?
They’re sleeping in pain,
And where is life’s security,
When missiles are aimed?
When was the time, when the world was sane?

It was long ago,
So long ago,
Long ago,
So long ago,
Long ago,
It was long ago,
Long ago,
Last we felt alive.

Had Enough

They’ve had enough of waiting for a chance,
And they’ve had enough of your old song and dance,
And they’ve had enough of bending to your rules,
They’ve had enough of your distorting truths.

Empire! Well you may think you’ve got the power,
Empire! And you may think you know it all ,
Empire! Your lie is crumbling by the hour,
Empire! And one of these days you’re gonna fall.

Had enough of struggling for their due,
And they’ve had enough of measuring up to you,
And they’ve had enough of your monopoly,
They’ve had enough, they’re gonna be set free.

Empire! Well you may think you’ve got the power,
Empire! And you may think you’ll never fall,
Empire! Well your lie is crumbling by the hour,
Empire! And one of these days you’re gonna fall.

Genesis

Instrumental

You Got Me Runnin'

You got me runnin’
You got me hidin’
You got me runnin’ hide
Run and hide
Anyway you want me to go

Yeah yeah yeah

You got me doin’ what you want
Baby what you want me to do

You got me up
You got me down
You got me up down up down
Anyway you want me to go

Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa

You got me doin’ what you want
Baby what you want me to do

You got me rollin’
You got me slidin’
You got me rollin’ slidin’
Rollin’ slidin’ slide and roll
Anyway you want me to go

Yeah yeah

You got me doin’ what you want
Baby what you want me to do

You got me runnin’
You got me hidin’
You got me runnin’
hidin’
Anyway you want me to go

Yeah yeah yeah

You got me doin’ what you want
Baby what you want me to do

You got me up
You got me down
You got me up
down
Anyway you want me to go

You got me doin’ what you want babe
Anyway you want me
Anyway you want me
Anyway you want me to do