Underneath the Colours

  1. Stay Young
  2. Horizons
  3. Big Go Go
  4. Underneath the Colours
  5. Fair Weather Ahead
  6. Night of Rebellion
  7. Follow
  8. Barbarian
  9. What Would You Do
  10. Just to Learn Again

Stay Young

(M Hutchence & A Farriss)
(Backing Vocals - Dave "The Reels" Mason & Karen Ansell)

Keep that biting lip
Know what I mean
Sweat upon the brow
That's what I want

Stay young
Just this once
I want to be good value
I want to see in the dark
I want to win with you

Hard edged thinker
Know what I mean
Fevered opinions
That's what I want

Stay young
Stay young
Just this once


(M Hutchence & A Farriss)

I want to want to sail a boat across the sea
Four winds four winds in the sails and in me

See all the all the time I wasted from you
Got to got to get so closer to you

I see the horizon of your love
I see the horizon of your love

The navigation of desire in my heart
Leads me leads me across the oceans so far

Horizon ahead ahead I can see your face now
So long so long I must say goodbye now

Of your looking looking for the buried treasure
Dig down dig down and find that buried love

Big Go Go

(Percussion - Keith Casey)
(Backing Vocals - Dave Mason & Karen Ansell)

Watch the world go go
It'll spin 'til it stops
People gonna fly off
When they turn it off

It's the way we walk down the road
Without care for the good news
As the rain plays games with our feet
Well I do hope it's not too free

Everything's closed and I need a smoke
A serious habit treat it like a joke
Listen now let me get this straight
To be a man you need a fate

You look strange when you're laughing
Uneasy with your moron's smile
Slow motion see-saw ride
My mind's not on it but you gotta try

Underneath the Colours

(M Hutchence & A Farriss)

No division in the ranks
The lines are long and proud
No question on their lips
But there will always be doubt

Like a Chinese painting
All red with its message
A flag high in the sky
Twists and turns its language

Underneath the colours red blue white
Catch a glimpse of others
From the corner of your eye

With the rise and fall
Of the conductor's blind hand
I play Russian Roulette
I am an angry young man

Fair Weather Ahead


There's this place full of mountain heads
Living and chewing upon the fat
Built upon the hazy plan
Like foundations slipping through the sand

Long teeth and whiskers like a rat
Fearing only those present
They got zero emotion
And everybody's fed up with that

Warm outside but very cold within
Followed and praised for many years
They got all the promotions
Isn't that the way it's always been

History's written always red
Its pages are painful and clear
It's so full of devotion
Makes you wonder where it could have led

Put the lights out
Fair weather ahead
These strange new creatures
They won't be led

Night of Rebellion

(M Hutchence, A Farriss, & Kirk Pengilly)

Simple matters always seem
To make things complicated
I think of ways to understand
But it all gets away from me

I sense persuasion of a kind
It wraps itself around me
The changing message of your love
Rarely ever reaches me

Not talking only want action
Once you give in you are through
This is the night of rebellion

There used to be paint on the walls
But you're too young for money
They'd rather paint the whole town red
Than spend it on what they're told

Summer to winter is never the same
If it is then it's time to change
I don't mean to rock your sacred boat
But there's holes in your sacred sails


(M Hutchence & K Pengilly)

Never had a spanner on her
Says she sees it straight
Never took the detour
Always licks her plate

Got a sticky finger
On someone I know
Best of everything now
See the money roll

Stupid people I won't follow
Build a better country
Fight a war or two
You always need something
Just to get you through

Ten times I shouted at him
Say it over again again
Words just melt around you
You're like a pig in a pen



First there's nothing
Takes a long time
Piece by piece
It comes together

He makes drawings
Turns them into real things
Simple paintings
Of caves long ago

Just like a game
Always a winner
But he works hard
Surprise to himself

A lot of people
Bent on the future
Set up the countries
Closing all the doors

Now he thinks big
Thinks he's come a long way
But we all know
Long long way to go

He's lonely
He's the only one

What Would You Do


I've come a long way by car
The road went narrow
The bridges too far
Screaming at 90
Whisper at 10
Feel the towns make you spend

Another city phone rings
Letting tears come through
Mixed among feelings
Fed on your body
Fed on your mind
Works that always remind

Closed eyes and no more breathing
A trick I had played
To scare the living
She laughs at my game
Questions if I'm sane
And all we can do is grin

Look see the story
What would you do
All the facts before me
What would you do

Just to Learn Again

(A Farriss, G Beers, & M Hutchence)
(Percussion - Keith Casey)

Back in time where fear can't climb
Warm and safe with a nursery rhyme
They will put your feet in very hot water
With your senses in a cloud
You make them rich and very proud

All those years of learning
Just to learn again

No talk of love or jungle law
The tender heart we will ignore
And once again and once too often
The misled aims of twisted teachers
Turns your life and face and features

I've come to see your honesty
And ideal plans and security
Softly the voices are speaking to me
Your fault son that you've been done
Now your lessons have just begun