Abe Pogos

Abe Pogos

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Song for Catherine

Written By: Abe Pogos

Song for Catherine

by Abe Pogos©2008

in fields of rain
in foreign lands
on stormy seas
on shifting sands

when I am wracked with fear
when dying time is near
when I am wracked with fear
I want you near

I’ll hear your voice
I’ll feel your breath
I’ll touch your skin
I’ll smile at death

you’ll always be my friend
beside me to the end
you’ll always be my friend
until the end

when lovers burn
when mothers cry
when towers fall
when children die

when darkness beckons me
then you will set me free
when darkness beckons me
I will be free

I’ll find my way
regain my sight
regain my faith
embrace the night

embracing mystery
know God is calling me
embracing mystery
you’re calling me

Song for Catherine

Written By: Abe Pogos


in fields of rain
in foreign lands
on stormy seas
on shifting sands

when I am wracked with fear
when dying time is near
when I am wracked with fear
I want you near

I’ll hear your voice
I’ll feel your breath
I’ll touch your skin
I’ll smile at death

you’ll always be my friend
beside me to the end
you’ll always be my friend
until the end

when lovers burn
when mothers cry
when towers fall
when children die

when darkness beckons me
then you will set me free
when darkness beckons me
I will be free

I’ll find my way
regain my sight
regain my faith
embrace the night

embracing mystery
know God is calling me
embracing mystery
you’re calling me

Stranded

Written By: Abe Pogos


I was in bed I couldn’t sleep I tried to sleep
I tossed and turned I couldn’t sleep
I knelt down to pray like when I was a girl
I prayed to God to let me sleep
I prayed to him my soul to keep
and keep me safe and warm

then I curled up and closed my eyes
I couldn’t sleep there was a light
a light was shining in my eyes
it hurt my eyes it frightened me

I tried to shout you didn’t hear
you didn’t stir dead to the world
like in a dream it was no dream
I wasn’t dreaming

I tried to move I couldn’t move
the light was red and white and it was searing

the walls began to hum
like a machine they hummed and roared
my legs went weak my hands went numb
my heart beat like a drum
I thought you’d hear the beat above the hum
but you kept sleeping

and then the bed began to shake
the floor and walls began to quake
you didn’t wake I floated to the ceiling

I drifted out into the night
out through the open window
I floated high into the sky
I floated up towards the light
and I looked down and saw the world
a rubber ball with coloured swirls

I closed my eyes and held my breath
and prayed I really was asleep
I prayed to God my soul to keep
I prayed to God to let me go
I prayed to God to take me home
he didn’t hear or didn’t care or didn’t know

I was alone

then I was in a room
it was a silent space
and in the space there was a table
underneath a lamp and it had
leather straps and iron clamps
then steely hands reached out for me
they picked me up and laid me down
they stripped me bare without a sound
they grabbed my legs and spread me wide
they held me down and reached inside
I could not scream I could not cry
I thought I’d die I thought I died

then I looked up and saw myself in every moon and every star
I was above I was below I was afar I was ablaze
I was in flight I was the night I was a sound I was a roar
I was in love I was in awe I was in shock I was amazed

and then a face looked down on me
a face like God not quite like God
but like a God the face it was a mighty void
my sense and meaning were destroyed
I disappeared and felt entwined
deep in the heart of grand design

there was no fear there was no pain
the face of God the dancing void
I had no voice I had no choice
and it was good yes it was good

then I looked down
and in my arms I held a child
and it smiled and it was mine
I was a part of grand design

I was in love
I was in awe
I was in love
I was in awe
I was in love

and then I blinked and you were near
and then I shouted out in fear
and on my breast there was a scar
and on my arm there was another

you told me to go back to sleep
I said I’m wide awake I wasn’t sleeping
you can’t accept you won’t believe
your heart and mind are closed you will not see

now you’re afraid that I’m insane
I’m not insane but I’m in chains
you lock me up in isolation
fill me up with medication

so I can work and pay the rent
I can talk and feed the dog
drive a car sit in a bar
take a walk out in the park
read a book and pass the time
and eat and drink and breathe and sleep
but every night I’ll pray for them
to take my soul away to keep

I was in love
I was in awe
I was in love
I was in awe
I was in love
I was in love
I was in love

I have a baby in the stars
I miss her so it breaks my heart

Stranded

Written By: Abe Pogos

I was in bed I couldn’t sleep I tried to sleep
I tossed and turned I couldn’t sleep
I knelt down to pray like when I was a girl
I prayed to God to let me sleep
I prayed to him my soul to keep
and keep me safe and warm

then I curled up and closed my eyes
I couldn’t sleep there was a light
a light was shining in my eyes
it hurt my eyes it frightened me

I tried to shout you didn’t hear
you didn’t stir dead to the world
like in a dream it was no dream
I wasn’t dreaming

I tried to move I couldn’t move
the light was red and white and it was searing
the walls began to hum
like a machine they hummed and roared
my legs went weak my hands went numb
my heart beat like a drum
I thought you’d hear the beat above the hum
but you kept sleeping

and then the bed began to shake
the floor and walls began to quake
you didn’t wake I floated to the ceiling

I drifted out into the night
out through the open window
I floated high into the sky
I floated up towards the light
and I looked down and saw the world
a rubber ball with coloured swirls

I closed my eyes and held my breath
and prayed I really was asleep
I prayed to God my soul to keep
I prayed to God to let me go
I prayed to God to take me home
he didn’t hear or didn’t care or didn’t know

I was alone

then I was in a room
it was a silent space
and in the space there was a table
underneath a lamp and it had
leather straps and iron clamps
then steely hands reached out for me
they picked me up and laid me down
they stripped me bare without a sound
they grabbed my legs and spread me wide
they held me down and reached inside
I could not scream I could not cry
I thought I’d die I thought I died

then I looked up and saw myself in every moon and every star
I was above I was below I was afar I was ablaze
I was in flight I was the night I was a sound I was a roar
I was in love I was in awe I was in shock I was amazed

and then a face looked down on me
a face like God not quite like God
but like a God the face it was a mighty void
my sense and meaning were destroyed
I disappeared and felt entwined
deep in the heart of grand design

there was no fear there was no pain
the face of God the dancing void
I had no voice I had no choice
and it was good yes it was good

then I looked down
and in my arms I held a child
and it smiled and it was mine
I was a part of grand design

I was in love
I was in awe
I was in love
I was in awe
I was in love

and then I blinked and you were near
and then I shouted out in fear
and on my breast there was a scar
and on my arm there was another

you told me to go back to sleep
I said I’m wide awake I wasn’t sleeping
you can’t accept you won’t believe
your heart and mind are closed you will not see

now you’re afraid that I’m insane
I’m not insane but I’m in chains
you lock me up in isolation
fill me up with medication

so I can work and pay the rent
I can talk and feed the dog
drive a car sit in a bar
take a walk out in the park
read a book and pass the time
and eat and drink and breathe and sleep
but every night I’ll pray for them
to take my soul away to keep

I was in love
I was in awe
I was in love
I was in awe
I was in love
I was in love
I was in love

I have a baby in the stars
I miss her so it breaks my heart

So Far Away

Written By: Abe Pogos


leaving all my cares
leaving all my pain
never be afraid
never be insane

so far away from you
so far away from you

leaving all my friends
leaving all my past
leaving my regrets
going home at last

so far away from you
so far away from you
so far away from you

leaving blood and flesh
leaving sweat and tears
decay and filth and ash
and age and rot and fear

so far away from you
so far away from you
so far away from you

gonna take my heart
gonna take my soul
gonna take my mind
gonna take control

coming down with fire
coming down with love
gonna take me now
take me high above

I’m going to the moon
I’m going up to Mars
I’m going to the sun
I’m going to the stars

so far away from you
so far away from you

wander all your days
wander all alone
wander till your dead
no way to atone

so far away from me
so far away from me

I’m rising from a tomb
I’m breaking out of jail
a phoenix from a flame
like Jonah from the whale
I’m rising from a tomb
I’m crawling from the womb
beyond the stormy blast
beyond all rack and ruin
I’m leaving you behind
I’m burning up inside
I’m screaming to the light
the beacon in the night
I set my soul on fire
I'm burning with desire

I’m burning
I’m burning
I’m burning up
I’m burning up

I’m burning
I’m burning
I’m burning up
I’m burning up

I’m burning
I’m burning

so far away from you
so far away from you

putting on my suit
putting on my shoes
putting on my shades
so far away from you

sweet sweet sweet...
sweet sweet sweet...
sweet sweet sweet...
sweet sweet sweet...

So Far Away

Written By: Abe Pogos

SO FAR AWAY

leaving all my cares
leaving all my pain
never be afraid
never be insane

so far away from you
so far away from you

leaving all my friends
leaving all my past
leaving my regrets
going home at last

so far away from you
so far away from you

leaving blood and flesh
leaving sweat and tears
decay and filth and ash
and age and rot and fear

so far away from you
so far away from you

gonna take my heart
gonna take my soul
gonna take my mind
gonna take control

coming down with fire
coming down with love
gonna take me now
take me high above

I’m going to the moon
I’m going up to Mars
I’m going to the sun
I’m going to the stars

so far away from you
so far away from you

wander all your days
wander all alone
wander till your dead
no way to atone

so far away from me
so far away from me

I’m rising from a tomb
I’m breaking out of jail
a phoenix from a flame
like Jonah from the whale
I’m rising from a tomb
I’m crawling from the womb
beyond the stormy blast
beyond all rack and ruin
I’m leaving you behind
I’m burning up inside
I’m screaming to the light
the beacon in the night
I set my soul on fire
I'm burning with desire

I’m burning
I’m burning
I’m burning up
I’m burning up

I’m burning
I’m burning
I’m burning up
I’m burning up

I’m burning
I’m burning

so far away from you
so far away from you

putting on my suit
putting on my shoes
putting on my shades
so far away from you

sweet sweet sweet...
sweet sweet sweet...
sweet sweet sweet...
sweet sweet sweet...