ASIA


Omega

(2010)



1. Finger On The Trigger 4'30
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
2. Through My Veins 5'08
(Steve Howe / John Wetton)
3. Holy War 6'00
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
4. Ever Yours (Semper Fidelis) 4'05
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
5. Listen, Children 5'56
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
6. End Of The World 5'39
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
7. Light The Way 5'10
(Steve Howe / John Wetton)
8. Emily 5'13
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
9. I'm Still The Same 4'43
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
10. There Was A Time 5'57
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
11. I Believe 4'43
(John Payne / Andy Nye)
12. Don't Wanna Lose You Now 4'45
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)

Total Time: 61:49


  • Geoff Downes - Keyboards
  • Steve Howe - Electric, Acoustic and Steel Guitars
  • John Wetton - Vocals and Bass Guitar
  • Carl Palmer - Drums and Percussion

    Produced by Mike Paxman
    Recorded by Steve Rispin
    Mixed by Mark 'Tufty' Evans at
    WISPINGTON STUDIOS, UK.
    Mastered by
    SECOND WAVE
    Management: Martin Darvill, QEDG Management
    Assisted by Patzi Cacchio, Daniel Eamshaw and Maria Lundy qedg@btinternet.com
    Marketing and PR: Bruce at Pilato Entertainment
    Webmasters: Dave Gallant and Michael Mitbourn
    Photography: Michael Inns
    Artwork: Karen Gladwell @ MIXED IMAGES Ltd. With Thanks To Serafino, Mario, Giuiio, Eiio, Lorenzo and all at Frontiers, Guy and Josh at TAG. Barbara, Jess, Kenny. Akiko, Peter, Cameron, Shazat WMA, Kim and Drew Dancha, Mr, Udo, Kei Akito and all at UDO Artists. Richard. Laurence, Lufty, Steve, Grant and Nikki at SRLV. Mark and Michelle at Donenfeld Accounting, NY. Legal-John Wilk at Phipps Nizer,
    Cover, logo and inside painting by and Roger Dean www.rogerdean.com
    Computer Work and Cover Design: Martyn Dean

    Thanks To Roland Hyams at WORK HARD PR (UK)
    Official ASIA Website:
    www.originalasia.com

    All Songs Published by WILLOW SONGS
    Except "Light The Way" & "Through My Veins"
    (BUG MUSIC / WILLOW SONGS)

    Geoff Downes

    Geoffrey Downes wishes to thank all at Roland -Japan, Sean Montgomery & Martyn Hopkins - UK, and the rest of the Roland guys worldwide Website: geoffdownes.com Webmasters: Dave Gallant & Michael Milbourn

    Steve Howe

    Steve Howe wishes to thank Line 6, Martin and Gibson Guitars Vox, Marshall and Roland Amps Website: stevehowe.com Webmaster: Mike Tiano

    Carl Palmer

    Website: carlpalmer.com
    Thanks To Brace Pilato and Tony Ortiz
    Carl Palmer wishes to thank Ludwig Drums, Remo, Paiste Cymbals and Gongs. Pro-Mark, Gibraltar, Axis Pedals, Hardcase and Protection Racket

    John Wetton

    Website: johnwetton.com   johnwetton.co.uk
    Webmaster: Daniel Earnshaw



    1. Finger On The Trigger

      I go down fighting - thunder, lightning
      As the final curtain falls
      Although enlightening, the conclusion's frightening
      You have me by the balls

      No escape, no hand of fate
      As the end comes into view
      Oblivion calling, no sense stalling
      Now I know it's all because of you

      You got your finger on the trigger
      You got your hand upon the gun
      You know this thing is getting bigger
      We have a good thing going on ...

      The bullet bitten
      My tombstone's written
      Now you're changing every line

      Your aim is true
      Thru cold steel blue
      And you're waiting for the sign

      Don't think twice, cold as ice
      Forced to face your fear
      Each tortured minute, no feeling in it
      And now I know it's all because of you

      Just where you been, girl
      Black as sin, girl
      With your smokin' 45.

      Take it further
      Scream blue murder
      And to hell with 'keep it live'

      No regrets, last cigarettes, or 'promise to be true'
      One last kiss, remember this
      Now I know it's all because of you
      We have a good thing going on

    2. Through My Veins

      Invisible sun cast your shadow over me
      As wind cuts like a knife
      Catapulting me from life with you
      Waiting on an empty street
      Hiding from the sun

      And in one place or another
      All my memories still remain
      You've been taken from my eyes
      But you're running through my veins

      Down corridors of rocks and sand
      It's littered and it's torn
      The wear and tear, from dusk till dawn
      Waiting on an empty street
      Hiding from the sun

      And in one place or another
      All my memories still remain
      You've been taken from my eyes
      But you're running through my veins
      You've been taken from my eyes
      But you're running through my veins

      This treasure can be anyone's
      To believe in only one
      It's not a foolish thing
      There's no comparison
      Waiting on an empty street
      Hiding from the sun

      And in one place or another
      All my memories still remain
      You've been taken from my eyes
      But you're running through my veins

      You've been taken from my eyes
      But you're running through my veins

    3. Holy War

      You face the Saracen
      Or die by Tamil gun
      As long as God is on your side

      You'll fight the Goth today,
      Or face the trebuchet
      For them there is no place to hide

      Oh,oh Holy War
      Kerak, Hattin, Cre?cy, Azincourt
      Oh Oh Holy War
      Sala'houdin, Trojan, Templar or Conquistador

      They storm the citadel
      To fight the infidel
      The Village Green's a bloody sty

      God, two kings and a Pope
      Could be our only hope
      'St George!' will be our battle cry

      It's what we're fighting for
      And is it worth dying for?

      And when the battle line
      Becomes a holy shrine, we shout
      'God Wills It!' at the city wall

      No matter where we go,
      One thing I've come to know
      Love is love, deep inside us all
      Yeah, we want not more


      4. Ever Yours (Semper Fidelis)


      I throw myself at your feet and then,
      Hoping forgiveness will be mine,
      I wait for the sun to rise again
      Over the river, one more time
      What are the chances we would ever meet
      If I were vagabond and you were royal?

      Ever Yours, now, silent, brave and understood,
      All that you mean to me
      Just because, this vow, timeless and unbound
      Without a sound, will be forever yours

      I am alone as the cold night falls
      A power brings me to my knees
      Dark shadows on the wall
      I hear a whisper, in the leaves
      Semper Fidelis are words I hear
      And they will stay with me, now and ever

    5. Listen, Children

      The time is right for dancing, New Moon is rising high
      The stars they shine like diamonds do, within a velvet sky
      Who cares when it is midnight? No curfew here, I swear
      The angels dance with us tonight, the Devil won't be there
      Warm breeze from the Sahara, at St. Rene? l'Abbe?
      Fling your shoes into the wind, and roll your cares away

      Listen children, what's that sound?
      Won't you come and hear our music play
      All good children gather round
      And we'll dance the holy night away,
      What you say?
      Step this way
      It's okay...

      Our troubles are but bubbles, floating off toward the moon
      This special time is precious, for the morning comes too soon
      So, listen to the music, and join us if you dare
      Come and take a breath of this intoxicating air
      This is a perfect evening, there's magic here tonight
      If you believe in miracles, there's plenty here tonight

      Listen children, what's that sound?
      Won't you come and hear our music play
      All good children gather round
      And we'll dance the holy night away,
      What you say?
      Step this way
      It's okay
      E?coutez!

    6. End Of The World

      Buildings burning, blazing in the night
      Searchlight sweeping, lazer beams of light
      Desolation, smoke has filled the sky
      Siren wailing, who can hear my cry?
      So the darkness leaves me never

      And the grinding wheels are turning ever
      I believe that God is love, and that's enough
      To keep the evil demon away
      Don't say I don't matter at all I will stand or I'll fall,
      You're the most important call that I make
      When I face that verdict today
      'Though it's Auto-da-Fe?,' I'll say it's really not
      The End of the World

      When I was young I was the golden son,
      People said I was the chosen one
      And I knew I must walk like a man
      Never fail, and do the best I can

      When I see that light come shining
      When I feel the sacred spirit rising

    7. Light The Way

      You give your innocence so easy
      All too soon you'll know
      Lose your fragile independence
      Then you're on your own

      No matter what it is, be sure it can be fixed
      Letting go of yesterday
      Might - just might - light the way

      I keep on searching ever more, for
      What I just can't see
      Now I look, and find the answer
      Right in front of me

      No matter what it is, be sure it can be fixed
      Letting go of yesterday

      Might - just might - light the way

    8. Emily

      Emily, I want you, but there's nothing I can do
      Now I know, all you see, my invisibility
      So just do this for me, and I beg you, beg you, please
      Put my hand on your knee, Emily

      Emily, now I see, how our love could never be
      Oh, I know I'm not cool, just a sentimental fool,
      But the pain, is insane, now that everyone can see,
      It just ain't meant to be, Emily...
      Emily, Emily

      As you glide to the sea, you are pure divinity
      In my head, was your bed, and your femininity
      To my cost, I have lost, my poor masculinity
      Where on earth, could it be, Emily?
      And am I, doing well? I guess only time will tell
      Won't you please set me free, Emily?
      Emily, Emily

      Emily, I concede, in my gullibility
      I was blind to the signs of your sexuality
      Now it can't be denied, you bat for the other side
      Mercy me, c'est la vie, Emily

      Tell me what shall I do?
      It's so hard when I see you
      Cos I'm still loving you, Emily
      Emily, Emily
      KAZ 53513

    9. I'm Still The Same

      You just can't look me straight in the eye, can you?
      The guilt, the shame and the little white lies damn you
      Can't get the toothpaste back in the tube
      What's done is done, can't be misconstrued

      Whatever happened to the girl I knew?
      What kind of world have you been drawn into?
      Somebody turned your head, what is the game
      Because I haven't changed
      I'm still the same

      And when the final curtain is down, lady
      Your whole life fragments scattered around, baby
      Don't lay the blame at anyone's door
      Don't point your finger, not any more ...

    10. There Was A Time

      There was a perfect time for us, it seems so long ago
      We were so nai?ve about the things we both should know
      The best intentions come to nil when love has lost desire
      And slowly years will show the dying embers of a fire

      There was a time when I loved you
      And a time when I lied
      I put none up above you
      And I tried, yes I tried
      I'd stand aside, so you could be free
      But all of the time I was running from me,
      I'd lay down my life, if you'd asked that of me,
      Yeah, there was a time

      To look at all the years gone by, I made mistakes it's true
      It's always just the little things remind me of you
      All too often, I will sit, and wonder where I've been
      For every time I look at you, I'll know you're thinking of him

      There was a time I respected you,
      There were times when I cried
      When I was expected to, I would stand at your side
      And you ask me would I do it again,
      I would tell you the truth, look you straight in your eyes
      And I'd say it though most would think me insane
      I'd say it although I have nothing to gain
      Yeah, There was a time
      There will come a time for you

      There was a time when I loved you
      And a time when I lied
      There were none up above you
      And for you, I'd have died

      But the big wheel turns at last
      When all my emotions were tied up with you
      My hopes and my dreams could never win through
      The path has been cleared, now I'm free of you
      Yeah, now is my time

      There will come a time for you

    11. 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

    12. Don't Wanna Lose You Now


      Hey, what a spectacular evening
      Yeah, why would I ever complain?
      If it wasn't for you, I don't know what I would do
      So you help me through
      And I don't wanna lose you
      Hey, what would you say if I told you
      I thank you for all that I am
      Cos I was on my own
      I just can't do it alone
      'Cos I don't know how
      And I don't wanna lose you now

      So you help me through
      And I don't wanna lose you

      And if there's something that I can do for you
      Just call my name and I will be coming through
      Any time, or place at all I will be there... yeah!

      Sometimes it's too hard to be honest
      These things don't come easy to me
      So while we've been apart
      I've just followed my heart
      And it's in your hands, so
      I don't wanna lose you now