ASIA


XXX

(2012)



1. Tomorrow The World 6'47
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
2. Bury Me In Willow 6'01
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
3. No Religionr 6'37
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes / Steve Howe)
4. Faithful 5'38
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
5. I Know How You Feel 4'54
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
6. Face On The Bridge 5'59
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
7. Al Gatto Nero 4'37
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
8. Judas 4'44
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes / Steve Howe)
9. Reno (Silver And Gold) bonus track 5'16
(John Wetton / Steve Howe)
10. Ghost Of A Chance 4'22
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
11. I Know How You Feel (Midnight Mix) bonus track 5'23
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)
12. Faithful (Orchestral Version) Japan bonus track 4'54
(John Wetton / Geoff Downes)

Total Time: 65:12


  • 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
    Engineered by Steve Rispin
    Mixed by Mark "Tufty" Evans at Wispington Studios, UK
    Mastered by Secondwave
    Illustration and logo by Roger Dean
    Computer work by Kate Haynes
    Photography by Michael Inns
    Layout by Karen Gladwell at
    Mixed Images Limited

    All Songs Published by WILLOW SONGS
    except Reno, No Religion & Judas
    (WILLOW SONGS / BUG MUSIC)

    Recorded in January-March 2012 at LISCOMBE PARK STUDIOS in Buckinghamshire





    1. Tomorrow The World

      Tomorrow the world will seem a little clearer,
      The planets align and all will be revealed,
      Don't question it all, your dream is getting nearer,
      But you can tell the world just how you feel, oh.

      The spinning roulette wheel,
      The laugh of the gods,
      The odds are so good now,
      But the goods are all very odd.

      The eye of a black cat,
      One turn of a card,
      One foot of a rabbit,
      And your world is falling apart.

      Tomorrow the world will be more simpatico.
      Tomorrow the world won't make you feel so small.
      Whenever the world is threatening to be so.
      Just wrap it up, and throw it like a ball.

      Four leaves of a shamrock,
      May be your best shot,
      Your ship is in dry dock,
      And you'll never be what you're not.

      Just think what you can do,
      You can turn it around,
      You do what you have to,
      And you will be standing your ground.

      Don't walk away, don't you give in,
      Don't walk away, and please don't cry,
      Or say goodbye...

      A dollar will get you ten that you'll be happy,
      But maybe that's really all that you can see,
      The planet will not have changed but one iota,
      For as I give, the world will give to me...

      Don't walk away, don't you give in,
      Don't walk away, and please don't cry,
      Or say goodbye...

      Tomorrow the world will seem a little clearer,
      The planets align and all will be revealed,
      Don't question it all, your dream is getting nearer,
      And you can tell the world just how you feel, oh

      Tomorrow the world...

    2. Bury Me In Willow

      I'll go whichever way the winds blow,
      It's hard to swim against the tide,
      The willow bends in a tornado,
      The oak will shatter as it dies.

      Save me, and give me the peace to surrender at last.
      When I'm gone do this thing for me,
      For this is my final day, you know I would not joke,
      So bury me in willow, not in oak.

      Give me no standard, no eulogy,
      No red, white and blue, no sceptre and no cloak,
      Just bury me in willow, not in oak.

      A life of conflict was unending,
      Collision, damage, disarray.
      So blind, intolerant, unbending,
      Just let me die a different way.

      Free me, and give me the peace to surrender at last.

      When I'm gone, do this thing for me,
      For this is my final day, and you know I would not joke,
      So bury me in willow, not in oak.

      Give me no standard, no eulogy,
      No red, white and blue, no sceptre and no cloak,
      Just bury me in willow, not in oak.

      {bridge}

      When I'm gone do this thing for me,
      For this is my final day, you know I would not joke,
      So bury me in willow, not in oak.

      Give me no standard, no eulogy,
      No red, white and blue, no sceptre and no cloak,
      Just bury me in willow, not in oak.

      Free me, 'n' give me the beautiful silence at last.

    3. No Religion

      I'll see you in the castle,
      Corner of Wigmore Street.
      We'll take a drink, and maybe think,
      Seek a sordid place where we can meet.
      More forgotten people, rain still teeming down.
      That's all there is to do,
      In this desperate and dismal town.
      But I still I keep on comin',
      I daisy-chain my life away.
      Gotta keep on doing nothing,
      Till the call on Judgement Day.

      Got no religion, just living hell.
      If I had money, I'd drop it all in the wishing well.
      Stand in the doorway, wait for a man to come.
      Got no religion, and my life's just begun.

      Waiting for next Sarurday night,
      When it all kicks off.
      I got a date with miss Ludo, Ludovica Nabokov.
      Nothing happened last weekend,
      I guess it never will.
      It stays the same if I don't change,
      There is no panacea pill.
      But I still I keep on comin',
      I daisy-chain my life away.
      I try to keep on doing nothing,
      Till the call on Judgement Day.

      Got no religion, just living hell.
      If I had some money, I'd drop it all in the wishing well.
      Stand in the doorway, wait for a man to come.
      Got no religion, and my life's just begun.

      Got no religion.

      I try to change most everything,
      I even change my name.
      I change my clothes, and I change my friends.
      But I end up still the same.
      "Change must come from within"
      That's what the man has said...
      "Willingness is all you need, son
      - you're old, but you're not dead"

      And still it keeps on comin',
      I daisy-chain my life away.
      I try to keep on doing nothing,
      Till the call for Judgement Day.

      Got no religion, nowhere to run
      Got nothing going, and I still can't feel the sun.
      Wait for a new day, a Messianic dawn,
      Same terraced houses, with their cold curtains drawn.

      Got no religion, just living hell.
      If I had some money, I'd drop it all in the wishing well.
      Stand in the doorway, wait for the man to come.
      Got no religion, and my life's just begun.

      Yeah my life's just begun!

    4. Faithful

      So many faces in my life at times,
      Couldn't change the way I feel.
      I will talk what you forget,
      To live in love with no regret.

      And when I stumble in the dark at night,
      Just when I thought that there can be no light,
      You came along and you should know,
      Look in my eyes, the truth will show.

      I'll be faithful,
      That's what I do,
      Ever faithful,
      My aim is true.

      Wherever you may go,
      You'll always know,
      Faithful I'll be with you.

      I've been astray of my life you see,
      I thought nothing will ever change for me,
      Now I found you, here I'll stay.
      May it always be that way,

      'Cos I'll be faithful,
      That's what I do,
      Ever faithful,
      My aim is true.

      Wherever you may go,
      You'll always know,
      Faithful I'll be with you.


    5. I Know How You Feel

      Midnight,
      Far light,
      Sympathy.

      Hold on,
      Sit tight,
      Talk to me.

      Tell me,
      Cause I know how you feel.

      You're destined you,
      To hold on to,
      The fear inside.

      So let it go,
      With tears of gold,
      Purify.

      Cause I know,
      I know how you feel.
      yeah I know,
      I know how you feel.

      Somehow we find ourselves,
      where others will not dare to go.
      Our lives become intertwined,
      Now you know this will always be so.

      Daybreak,
      This heartache,
      Will be gone.

      Black clouds will clear,
      Then disappear,
      Here comes the Sun.

      I know,
      I know how you feel.
      Yeah I know,
      I know how you feel.

      It's all right,
      It's OK,
      Just lean on me.

      Trust me,
      And you'll see,
      How it can be.

      Tell me,
      I know how you feel.
      Yeah I know,
      I know how you feel.

    6. Face On The Bridge

      It was a day, just like any other day
      I walked alone, through the old town
      But what happened then, would have happened anyway
      The water stopped turning, and time stood still

      What could it be, that set you apart from the people I meet
      Thousands of faces, there's only one I can see
      A face in the crowd, that's calling so loud that it hurts me H
      ere in this place, you are the face on the bridge

      I nod my head, to the king of Bohemia
      I give my thanks, for she set me free
      Without this girl, I would simply not be here
      Her face on the bridge, made a man of me

      What could it be, that set you apart from the people I meet
      Thousands of faces, there's only one I can see
      A face in the crowd, that's calling so loud that it hurts me
      Here in this place you are the face on the bridge

      You offered your hand, you brought me back from the edge
      Here in this place, you are the face on the bridge

      What could it be, that set you apart from the people I meet
      Thousands of faces, there's only one I can see
      A face in the crowd, that's calling so loud that it hurts me
      Here in this place, you are the face on the bridge

      You offered your hand, you brought me back from the edge
      Here in this place, you are the face on the bridge

      You are the face on the bridge
      You are the face on the bridge
      You are the face on the bridge.

    7. Al Gatto Nero

      You're twisting what I say,
      You have me on the floor.
      I have to get away,
      And move towards the door.

      This is it,
      It's cause I'm on my way.

      Tell me where you're going to now?
      I'm going down to find Al Gatto Nero.
      What will you do, please tell me how?
      Di sento fortunato si si el vero.
      We need to know, when will you be there?
      I'll be there after midnight, and I will be solo.
      And how are you feeling tonight?
      I'm feeling good!

      All is fair in war and love,
      I hear that's what they say.
      It's clear I've had enough,
      we can't fight another day.

      Tell me where you're going to now?
      I'm going down to find Al Gatto Nero.
      What will you do, please tell me how?
      Di sento fortunato si si el vero.
      We need to know, when will you be there?
      I'll be there after midnight, and I will be solo.
      And how are you feeling tonight?
      I'm feeling good!

      Time after time,
      Out of time, out of time.

      Tell me where you're going to now?
      I'm going down to find Al Gatto Nero.
      What will you do, please tell me how?
      Di sento fortunato si si el vero.
      We need to know, when will you be there?
      I'll be there after midnight, and I will be solo.
      And how are you feeling tonight?
      Via de La Luna, quatro quatro vero.

    8. Judas

      My life was never all plain sailing
      Always so extreme
      I climbed the peaks
      Or perished, failing
      You'd say I lived the dream
      But then one day
      Mind full of mercy
      I should have been so proud
      You need to know that was the worst thing
      You turned and laughed out loud

      Why did you choose to stand behind me
      Somewhere I couldn't see
      Just when I couldn't feel it coming
      You put a knife in me
      I never needed your assistance
      I always trusted you
      I didn't understand your distance
      You put a knife in me
      You put a knife in me

      I'd love to know
      What does it feel like
      To be a Judas friend
      To be a brutal
      Traitor and be so
      Murderous at the end
      And now what I find quite astounding
      You come to shake my hand
      You never see how much you hurt me
      You couldn't understand

      Why did you choose to stand behind me
      Somewhere I couldn't see
      Just when I couldn't feel it coming
      You put a knife in me
      I never needed your assistance
      I always trusted you
      I didn't understand your distance
      You put a knife in me
      You took the life from me
      You put a knife in me

      Judas
      Judas
      Ah aah ah

      You put a knife in me

      Why did you choose to stand behind me
      Somewhere I couldn't see
      Just when I couldn't feel it coming
      He put a knife in me
      I never needed your assistance
      I always trusted you
      I didn't understand your distance
      He put a knife in me
      You put a knife in me

      Judas
      Judas
      Ah aah ah

    9. Reno (Silver And Gold) bonus track

      --There's a desert run-through--
      It takes me on 80,
      Along a California trail,
      To Reno,
      I know you're waiting there.
      I passed the Sierra Nevada,
      Like a Holy Grail,
      You beckon a beacon,
      There you are.

      Magnetic, seductive, attractive, like no other love.
      Reno, silver and gold.

      You break me, you take me,
      Into the valley of the Sun.
      I'm helpless, no power, in your spell.

      Your beauty, temptation, they tell me that you are the one.
      Reno, silver and gold.

      --There's a desert run-through--

      So Reno, you will not completely ever set me free.
      Reno, silver and gold.

    10. Ghost Of A Chance

      Hold on tight,
      Fight it tooth and nail,
      You are right,
      You just cannot fail.

      Seek to change,
      Your circumstance,
      While there's a ghost of a chance.

      Ride your luck,
      Opportunity,
      What you see,
      That's your destiny.

      Grasp it now,
      Take your stance,
      While there's a ghost of a chance.


      Plain as day,

      All is black and white.

      Stand your ground,

      You can win the fight.

      But donít give up,
      Thereís true romance,
      While thereís a ghost of a chance.

      Outnumbered now,
      Face the enemy,
      Against the odds,
      Seal your victory.

      Seize the day,
      Raise your lance,
      While there's a ghost of a chance.

    11. I Know How You Feel (Midnight Mix)

      Midnight,
      Far light,
      Sympathy.

      Hold on,
      Sit tight,
      Talk to me.

      Tell me,
      Cause I know how you feel.

      You're destined you,
      To hold on to,
      The fear inside.

      So let it go,
      With tears of gold,
      Purify.

      Cause I know,
      I know how you feel.
      yeah I know,
      I know how you feel.

      Somehow we find ourselves,
      where others will not dare to go.
      Our lives become intertwined,
      Now you know this will always be so.

      Daybreak,
      This heartache,
      Will be gone.

      Black clouds will clear,
      Then disappear,
      Here comes the Sun.

      I know,
      I know how you feel.
      Yeah I know,
      I know how you feel.

      It's all right,
      It's OK,
      Just lean on me.

      Trust me,
      And you'll see,
      How it can be.

      Tell me,
      I know how you feel.
      Yeah I know,
      I know how you feel.

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