Modern Cruelty

by Vivienne Monday

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released July 15, 2015

Words & music by Karl Clews, (c) Hornall Brothers Music Ltd
Except Ghosts, words & music by David Sylvian, (c) Chadwick Nomis Ltd / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd
All vocals and instruments by Karl Clews
Except lead guitar on What's Not To Love and Say Goodbye by Ciaran Storey
Recorded, mixed and produced by Karl Clews at Chez K Studio, Galway
Mastered online at LANDR.com

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Vivienne Monday is the alter ego of Galway-based bassist and producer Karl Clews.

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Track Name: Rely On Me
Little sister with the sad eyes
Tell me why you crying all night
Dry your tears in the sunrise
It all looks different in the daylight

Just when you don't think you can get by
When it all comes tumbling down
Never forget that you can rely on me

Heavy weather on the skyline
The sea is darker than a red wine
The wind is wailing like a banshee
And I don't know what's coming over me

Just when you don't think you can get by
When it all comes tumbling down
Never forget that you can rely on me

Where's the fire and where's the spark?
Where's the flame to chase away the dark?
Let fly your wishes, unchain your heart
Or this cruel world will tear your soul apart

Just when you don't think you can get by
When it all comes tumbling down
Never forget that you can rely ...
Just when you don't think you can get by
When it all comes tumbling down
Never forget that you can rely ...

You got a whole lot things to learn
You got a whole lot of people to see
You got a whole lot of money to earn
You got to know you can rely on me
You got a whole lot of seeds to sow
You got a whole lot of places to be
You got a whole lot of shapes to throw
You got to know you can rely on me
You got a whole lot things to learn
You got a whole lot of people to see
You got a whole lot of money to earn
You got to know you can rely on me
You got a whole lot of seeds to sow
You got a whole lot of places to be
You got a whole lot of shapes to throw
You got to know you can rely on me
Track Name: Beaten Down
My head is reeling, I've said too much
This creeping feeling I've lost my touch
There's something hiding, cold and hard
In the deepest, darkest corner of this frozen heart

Beaten down
For all you've given up, it's not enough
Coming round
This feeling hits you like the morning sun

Where the seagulls whirl and dive
Where the wind howls and the breakers come to die
She would walk across the sands
In the twilight

Beaten down
For all you've given up, it's not enough
Coming round
This feeling hits you like the morning sun
Beaten down
For all you've given up, it's not enough
Coming round
This feeling hits you like the morning sun
Beaten down
Coming round
Track Name: Until The Morning Light
This ain't no passing fascination
This ain't no temporary state
This ain't no overnight sensation
And I'm prepared to wait
I'm not asking for forgiveness
I know the path that I must take
This ain't nobody else's business
And I have finally found my way

So let me hold you close, my darling
It's just you and me tonight
Let me hold you close, my darling
And you'll be mine until the morning light

I'll be the shoulder you can lean on
I'll be the hand that you can hold
I'll be the wings that you can fly on
I'll be the silver for your gold
And I would swim across the oceans
And I would walk a thousand miles
Just to be with you for one moment
And see that precious smile

So let me hold you close, my darling
It's just you and me tonight
Let me hold you close, my darling
And you'll be mine until the morning light

And I love, I love, I love, I love you, darling
And I love, I love, I love, I love you, darling
And I love, I love, I love, I love you, darling
And I love, I love, I love, I love you, darling

So let me hold you close, my darling
It's just you and me tonight
Let me hold you close, my darling
And you'll be mine until the morning light
So let me hold you close, my darling
It's just you and me tonight
Let me hold you close, my darling
And you'll be mine until the morning light
Mine until the morning light
Mine until the morning light
Track Name: What's Not To Love
I got buzzards in my backyard
I'm too tall and I'm too thin
Got more baggage than an airport
And the rain is coming in
Got an arts degree from Oxford
But I don't recall a thing
Cos you're in love with me
What's not to love?

I got nothing in the bank, babe
And I just wrote off my car
The only things I own now
Are these clothes and this guitar
But I'm lying in the gutter
And I'm smiling at the stars
Cos you're in love with me
What's not to love?

My hair is much too curly
And my shirts don't fit me right
My house is cold and empty
And I just don't sleep at night
I got just my heart to give you
And two arms to hold you tight
I'm in love with you
What's not to love?
I'm in love with you
What's not to love?
I'm in love with you
What's not to love?
Track Name: Manhattan
Walking crowded streets in my rented shoes
Past silent churches with their empty pews
Feeling hollow-hearted cos I'm far from home
In this neon jungle of glass and stone
Something's different, forever changed
Our collective psyche has been rearranged
That fateful morning, out of clear blue skies
Bringing down our dreams, right before our eyes

Once, when the world was young and carefree
Here, on this island crossed with scars
We built towers tall and mighty
Like stairways to the stars

Bewildered faces, upturned eyes
The dust that settles on our shattered lives
Is this all a dream? No, no, it can't be real
For perhaps the first time, this is fear we feel
This gaping wound, this open sore
Left a people stunned, provoked a holy war
Bring forth the fires of vengeance, bring me your first-born sons
We march to stop the slaughter with these loaded guns

Once, when the world was young and carefree
Here, on this island crossed with scars
We built towers tall and mighty
Like stairways to the stars

Maybe we were wrong, maybe we were right
It all looks so different in a different light
Let us not be broken, let us not forget
And this pointless waste might be worthwhile yet
A sunny morning as I walk the streets
A new day dawning in the city heat
Older, wiser, maybe stronger too, I don't know
Maybe something good out of this will grow

Once, when the world was young and carefree
Here, on this island crossed with scars
We built towers tall and mighty
Like stairways to the stars
Once, when the world was young and carefree
Here, on this island crossed with scars
We built towers tall and mighty
Like stairways to the stars
Once, when the world was young and carefree
Here, on this island crossed with scars
We built towers tall and mighty
Like stairways to the stars
Track Name: Moonlight
All hope is desperation
A beggar at your sleeve
I find faith in imagination
This tapestry we weave
This tugging at my heartstrings
A pain I can't conceive
Plays havoc with my feelings
Every time I try to leave
A comet caught in orbit
A dog without a bone
My peace of mind is forfeit
There's nowhere I call home
Snowfall out of season
A foot without a shoe
My life has got no reason
When I'm without you

Moonlight in your blue eyes
Makes me feel like
Everything is alright

Moving through the shadows
Lovers in the dark
We can brave the slings and arrows
Though some will find their mark
We can try to disaffirm it
Say that it's not there
But everything confirms it
This chemistry we share

Moonlight in your blue eyes
Makes me feel like
Everything is alright

Moonlight in your blue eyes
Makes me feel like
Everything is alright

Moonlight in your blue eyes
Makes me feel like
Everything is alright
Track Name: Something We Said
My hands are shaking, my body's numb
That fever hit me like the perfect storm
No word of warning, bolt from the blue
Head over heels in love with you

I never said it was easy
I never knew it could be so hard
I didn't know that this feeling
Could tear my world apart

Love rollercoaster, a spinning wheel
Not sure I'm coping with the things I feel
She makes me holler, she makes me scream
I can't escape her even in my dreams

I never said it was easy
I never knew it could be so hard
I didn't know that this feeling
Could tear my world apart

All day waiting on a phone call
Going crazy, was it something I said?
All night staring at the same walls
Going crazy over something she said

No turning back now, a one-way ride
I can't get off now though God knows I've tried
My heart is pounding, my nerves are raw
But that don't stop me coming back for more

I never said it was easy
I never knew it could be so hard
I didn't know that this feeling
Could tear my world apart
I never said it was easy
I never knew it could be so hard
I didn't know that this feeling
Could tear my world apart
Track Name: Find What You Love And Let It Kill You
I'm not afraid to speak my mind any longer
I'm not afraid to heed my heart
I'm not afraid of these feelings getting stronger
I'm not afraid of who you are

Find what you love and let it kill you
Find what you love and let it kill you
Find what you love and let it kill you
Find what you love and let it kill you

Maybe the universe never meant for this to happen
Maybe all this hope's in vain
Maybe my heart could have read the signs better
But all I feel right now is pain

Find what you love and let it kill you
Find what you love and let it kill you
Find what you love and let it kill you
Find what you love and let it kill you

Better men than I have fallen in this battle
And yes, it's true we all must die
But isn't it better to be killed by your lover
Than by regret that you didn't try?

Find what you love and let it kill you
Find what you love and let it kill you
Find what you love and let it kill you
Find what you love and let it kill you
Find what you love and let it kill you
Find what you love and let it kill you
Find what you love and let it kill you
Find what you love and let it kill you
Find what you love
Find what you love
Find what you love
Find what you love and let it kill you
Track Name: Kitty Hawk
I can move any mountain, swim any sea
Pluck a pearl from the ocean, and victory from defeat
Anything you believe in can surely be done
And any war that you're fighting will one day be won

Somewhere above Kitty Hawk in the Kill Devil Hills
Sunlight ascends on the wings of a dream

No-one said it was easy to change what you are
To fight with the river and tear down the stars
Looking for something that nobody's done
Don't believe there's nothing new under the sun

Somewhere above Kitty Hawk in the Kill Devil Hills
Sunlight ascends on the wings of a dream
Track Name: Say Goodbye
I don't want to know
Where the four winds blow
I don't want to dream
Of what might have been
Just want to be right here
Keep this moment dear
Sit and watch the rain
Wash away my pain

Every night I pray
The stars will guide my way
Such that one day I
Won't have to say goodbye

I don't want to know
Where this river flows
I don't want to see
What might become of me
Just want to be right here
Bright and crystal clear
Holding back the tide
This secret world inside

Every night I pray
The stars will guide my way
Such that one day I
Won't have to say goodbye
Every night I pray
The stars will guide my way
Such that one day I
Won't have to say goodbye
Track Name: The Tears Of St Anthony
I met an angel in a bar in Galway city
He was drunk and lonely and looking for a friend
He told me stories of a war among the heavens
Between the followers of reason and those who trust their heart
'Sit with me, won't you take some time
Read between the lines of life
What if I told you that it's all a lie
Little certainties aren't true?'

If we cry when we're lost and lonely
Cry when we're hurt and scared
Why do we cry, cry when we're happy?

He spoke in riddles and his voice was like the ocean
And his words were waves crashing down on me
He saw right through me to a soul that I'd forgotten
And he read my mind and saw my passions clear
'What's the price you'd pay for a love that's true
Would you bring the world down on you?
Would you risk it all for her secret smile
For the flame that burns in her eyes?'

If we cry when we're lost and lonely
Cry when we're hurt and scared
Why do we cry, cry when we're happy?

If we cry when we're lost and lonely
Cry when we're hurt and scared
Why do we cry, cry when we're happy?
If we cry when we're lost and lonely
Cry when we're hurt and scared
Why do we cry, cry when we're happy?
Track Name: Ghosts
When the room is quiet, the daylight almost gone
It seems there's something I should know
Well, I ought to leave here but the rain, it never stops
And there's no particular place to go

Just when I think I'm winning
When I've broken every door
The ghosts of my life
Grow wilder than before
Just when I thought I could not be stopped
When my chance came to be king
The ghosts of my life
Grow wilder than the wind

Well, I'm feeling nervous, I find myself alone
The simple life's no longer there
Once I was so sure, now the doubt inside my mind
Comes and goes but leads nowhere

Just when I think I'm winning
When I've broken every door
The ghosts of my life
Grow wilder than before
Just when I thought I could not be stopped
When my chance came to be king
The ghosts of my life
Grow wilder than the wind

Just when I think I'm winning
When I've broken every door
The ghosts of my life
Grow wilder than before
Just when I thought I could not be stopped
When my chance came to be king
The ghosts of my life
Grow wilder than the wind