Discography | Voice Of Reason

  1. Voice Of Reason
  2. Blue
  3. Warming A Frozen Rose
  4. Let It Go
  5. And That's All
  6. Breathing Sand
  7. Candle
  8. Paint Thins, The
  9. I'll Be Brief
  10. Untouched
  11. Necessary Evil
Canadian version

Warner Music
W2 10613

Release Date: September 25, 1995

Total Running Time: 51:37
 



  1. Voice Of Reason
  2. Blue
  3. Warming A Frozen Rose
  4. Let It Go
  5. And That's All
  6. Breathing Sand
  7. Candle
  8. Paint Thins, The
  9. I'll Be Brief
  10. Untouched
  11. Necessary Evil
  12. Candle (Acoustic)
Japanese version

Warner Music Japan
WPCR-306

Release Date: September 25, 1995

Total Running Time: 55:50
 



Comment: Japanese edition has acoustic version of "Candle" as bonus track.


Voice Of Reason | Album Credits

  • Produced by Harold Hess and Peter Lesperance
  • Engineered by Harold Hess
  • Mixed by Kevin Doyle, Harold Hess and Peter Lesperance
  • Assistant Engineer: Tom Trafalski
  • Recorded at Phase One Studios
  • Overdubs Recorded at Hope Sound
  • Mixed at Sounds Interchange
  • Mastering: Greg Calbi at Masterdisk N.Y.C.
  • Package Design: Rodney Bowes
  • Photography: Wayne Parent
  • B3 on Frozen Rose: Justin Gray
  • Extra Stuff: Jorn Anderson
 

Voice Of Reason | Lyrics

Voice Of Reason
(Hess / Lesperance)

I've been irreverent to the power controlling me
It's like a force coming down hard on me
When in a war with fate you learn to lose
Give me the sun the clouds are on the way
In on a guilt trip for a holiday
Coming apart the pieces all need glue

It's a shame the voice of reason faintly falls astray
Insane with all the seasons seeing shades of fall in May

Now all I can do is lay on the bed I've made
If I'm reborn or given another way
I would resolve and take what I'm given
Or I'll never find the forest for the trees
I'd only reach out for the burning leaves
Without a cause or the faith to pull me through

It was heaven that filled the grave
You swallow the pill and pray
It's coming around today
Seeing shades of fall in May

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Blue
(Hess / Lesperance)

Now that I've swam into waters I never wanted to
I'm in hook, line and sinker
I want another life that comes with a guarantee
And batteries so I have strength for you

Since you came undone
A despondent fool
Swimming with chains in the river
A drowning soul
The queen of lies turns blue

Now I've figured out your conscience has never been awakened
Asleep your days of a holy child
Alive are your venomous teeth biting in me
So I've paved the road to ruin

Since you came undone
A despondent fool
Swimming in chains in the river
A drowning whore
The queen of lies turns blue

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Warming A Frozen Rose
(Hess / Lesperance)

She writes "all is gold" with the clear intent to lie
And he rides a fallen horse but believes that he can fly

One day little fleas turn into parasites disease
Making sounds no one could hear
Monochrome memories and colourless melodies get too loud
Then break the ear

Warming a frozen rose
The rainbows disappeared
Lust fucked off and crawled in a young new hole

It's never good to pretend that it's ever coming back again

The screen hides indulging tries
Patronizing incurable lies
And we'll fight on the lawn over which blade of grass is mine

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Let It Go
(Hess / Lesperance)

Temporary love can fill the hole
You can fool your body, but in your mind you really know
False comfort in denial, building fortresses too high
Passing trains that we both ride with nowhere to go
So the tortured lives will soon divide
The trapped fear will explode
If you keep it to yourself
You gotta let it go
Around the corner lies some begging eyes
Watching for your love
Don't hold on to your hell, you gotta let it go

Every second you abide the soul
Is a giant piece of mind that you'll never know
Still the water's on the rise sinking dreams before your eyes
And pretending you don't mind, it's a hard heavy load

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And That's All
(Hess / Lesperance)

There's no wind in the morning to drive the mill today
There's the temple where she worships
But her faith has gone away

And she won't go out in the evening
She lost her soul in the day

The cold fish in all her glory was the pride of yesterday
But now a “don't even bother” feeling that just won't go away

And she won't go out in the evening
She lost her soul in the day
It all ends too soon
Following tormented youth, caught in the womb
Bold and desperate tries to immortalize our lives
Following profits and fools to God with a broom
Sweeping up the tries, still the carpet's on the rise
And that's all

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Breathing Sand
(Hess)

Walking on the coals til you can't feel your feet
Another foot further is just a stone's throw from misery
Now there's a better way than living your life
Without “charity case”
Tagged on you before you're breathing sand
Now the wall breaks all ties
You've tripped chasing time
To chip away and step inside this old man
The foul rain of time has dripped through your mind
And you slip away
The rest is feared by all men
To rot in a state of nowhere is life's worst disease
To never really notice is a divine lack of luxury
Sure we'll all recount the miracles
But less revealing wounds will have captured the prize
Kingdoms falling down fertilizing weary seeds
Passing tortured crowns to the souls that lonely bleed
There's no rest in denial
I can't heal the land, I can't breathe the sand
Everybody's life is a love/hate affair

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Candle
(Hess / Lesperance)

Walked in your garden of Eden
Fell in the hole of your sentiments
Trying to find the ground too soon

You came like the swarming of killer bees
Stung in the eyes now I'll never see
If you're the moon disguised as the sun

We severed the ties leading to golden open roads
Unable to fly or ever take hold

Your candle bleeds the light that I adore
More heavenly than any ember - you're gold

Mending our lives with your healing hands
Straight as the blind with severely bent hammers
And alibis for tools

Your candle bleeds the life that I live for
More candidly than I remember

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Paint Thins, The
(Hess / Lesperance)

Rage, your involuntary martyr
Caged by the conscience and the throne
Gotta fight for what you need
But be careful what you breathe
Staged by the puppets and the trolls

Fame for the power hungry mongers
Enslaved by the towers made of stone
Will the Virgin Mary grieve
For the parting of the sleaze
Insane in every sense of the word

A pending haze on this trite sinned world
Wait til we lay still
Dare we stray to this right wing world
We gave in - the paint thins

Claims to a sacreligious other
They dangle the carrot in front of me
And the acid burns the keys
To the doors that house the weak
Only saved by exile to kingdom come

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I'll Be Brief
(Hess / Lesperance)

Gone incomplete
These tides of a river don't flow into the sea
And lungs that won't breathe
I've got one last little glitter of hope - a chance for air
You know, I'm gonna take five

As life passes in front of me
No guide, an eternal search for you
Finds mimes, they can but don't wanna speak
I'd cry, but being bitter would take to long
So I'll be brief

Calm and so sweet
Yet trying to deliver a jolt to knock me off my feet
When guns and bombs speak
It's time to surrender the hope
To get me on the next slow boat to Shanghai
And we'll find one good reason

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Untouched
(Hess / Lesperance)

Fingers point me into a new dimension
In the void I'll sink or swim
The time has come for speaking out
Defying direction
A marigold is far from a fruit tree

I'm conforming to a new way
Try and leave nothing untouched
Innocence is bold to fly with kind intention
In the soil I'll dig a dream

I'm conforming to a new way
And try to convince myself that

I have the push and I have the power
So why have I been waiting for divine intervention
When I've read the book and I smell the flowers
But patience and debating
Have left the fruits untouched

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Necessary Evil
(Hess / Lesperance / Ward)

Another glass of rain in the hurricane of you
Another pretty little promise fallen through
From your pride and joy to your whipping boy again
I'm just another link who's hanging from your chain

I was hoping to tie you down
But forgive my confusion
You know what you're leading me to
Why do you want to see me crawl

Over these borderlines I can't read through the rhymes
You're pushing me over lines til my gun goes off
But it's a necessary evil

It's a twisted line that winds through right and wrong
You tear down my resistance and then you're gone
You got me on a string
I'll do anything you please
But you always seem to want me on my knees

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Candle  (Acoustic)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Walked in your garden of Eden
Fell in the hole of your sentiments
Trying to find the ground too soon

You came like the swarming of killer bees
Stung in the eyes now I'll never see
If you're the moon disguised as the sun

We severed the ties leading to golden open roads
Unable to fly or ever take hold

Your candle bleeds the light that I adore
More heavenly than any ember - you're gold

Mending our lives with your healing hands
Straight as the blind with severely bent hammers
And alibis for tools

Your candle bleeds the life that I live for
More candidly than I remember

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