Discography | The Best Of

  1. Change Comes Around
  2. Die Off Hard
  3. Slowly Slipping Away
  4. Blue
  5. Believe (Re-mix)
  6. Rain (Full band version)
  7. Turn Around
  8. Staying Away (Re-mix)
  9. No Justice
  10. Honestly
  11. Saviors Never Cry
  12. So Blind (Re-mix)
  13. Tables Turning (Re-mix)
  14. Paint Thins, The
  15. Morning Grey (Re-mix)
  16. New Religion (Re-mix)
  17. What I Do
Japanese version

Warner Music Japan
WPCR-2120

Release Date: September 15, 1998

Total Running Time: 71:53
 



  1. No Justice
  2. Karma Cleansing
  3. New Religion (Re-mix)
  4. Blue
  5. Turn Around
  6. Slowly Slipping Away
  7. Hail, Hail (Re-mix)
  8. Voice Of Reason
  9. Rain (Full band version)
  10. Morning Grey
  11. Change Comes Around
  12. Without You
  13. So Blind
  14. Saviors Never Cry
  15. Honestly
  16. Paint Thins, The
  17. What I Do
Canadian version

Warner Music Canada
3984 24166

Release Date: 1998

Total Running Time: 73:28
 



Comment: Contains some previously unreleased (or released on various singles) alternative versions and remixes, plus extra track called "What I Do". Canadian and Japanese versions have different tracklist. The Canadian version (with the blue/purple artwork) is very rare and hard to find.


The Best Of | Album Credits

  • Mastered by Harry Hess and Scott Lake at Phase One Studios
  • Package design: Pumpkinhead Graphics
  • Ray Coburn plays B3 on Tables Turning
 

The Best Of | Lyrics

Honestly
(Hess)

I stand before you accused of many crimes
But I want to believe that love can still survive
You don't have to say it, I don't have to read your mind
To know that emptiness has finally arrived
How was I to know right from wrong
Words were hardly spoken, so where did I go wrong

Tell me honestly, if you're still loving me
Looking into my eyes honestly
Words have more meaning, if they're said at certain times
I need you now so I can feel alive
How would you know if you won't give me some time
To see if everything could work you'll be mine
I'll be lost forever or someday I may find
The words that I've been searching for or just some peace of mind

Chorus

All the nights I sit and wonder there must be more life
I'm sure that days and years go by while
I am living with, living with a lonely feeling

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Slowly Slipping Away
(Hess / Ribler)

There's a burning question in my heart
But I see the answer in your eyes
An uneasy feeling without you
There's only peace by your side

Our hearts survived the cold world outside
Somehow this love keeps us alive
I feel it in the morning
I feel it all through the day
I feel the heartache, slowly slipping away, slowly slipping away
We've had our share of confusion
We've been let down so many times before
But what I've found is a real love
No need to search anymore, no
Somehow we've weathered the storms in our lives
This love has never been a lie
We will survive the cold world outside
Somehow this love keeps us alive

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Saviors Never Cry
(Hess / Lesperance)

You say that I'm lost
You got the word that I'm going down
Yea, it may be true
It's like twenty-four tons of hard hitting headache
When you realize that you're coming unglued

I've sown and you've sown the seeds of youth
Time won't and I don't conceal the truth

So get up and fly away
Or forever be in doubt
You know, Saviours never cry
You're hot on the heels of hope and love
Dreams can never die
Tear down the walls you hide behind
There's just one thing in your life
That you gotta do
You wanna break on through
Don't be kind to the core
Easy to ignore
If your lips never move
You're bound to lose the war

I know and you know
There's no use
Trying to hold back the years
Making a career out of hiding the truth
A new day is born
You need to wake the dying
The hand that it's in is yours

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No Justice
(Hess / Lesperance)

Freedom burns forever in the holy sun
It leads us into a battle that's never won

Whatever I take
Or whatever I give
Doesn't seem to matter anymore
When there's no

Justice in the world
No justice in the world
You feed the fire when you say it's all over
No justice in the world
When you realize that the devil's got your number

It's your decision
To walk the mile when the road is long
It's like religion wasting our lives on a
Worthless cause
Whatever I take
Or whatever I give
Doesn't seem to matter anymore
When there's no

When will freedom shine for us
No, it ain't over, no

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Change Comes Around
(Hess / Lesperance)

This is my rollercoaster
I ride it everyday
It's a mirror of my emotions
I want to wish it all away

News flash of the century
Story of the day
If you wanna see mountains crumble
You can watch it any day

When I come down
It's hard to get it straight
I gotta find me a better way

Whenever the light is gone
You're not the only one
Breaking down
When all your faith is gone
Don't let it pull you under
Change comes around
Sail on to higher ground
Hiding from the thunder
I think we'd all agree
That facing fear don't help us
Escape reality

When I come down
It's hard to get it straight
I gotta live with what I say

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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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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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Die Off Hard
(Hess / Lesperance)

Remeber the lost summer nights
We never found a warmer breeze
If we're lost in time
I'm stayin' here and never gonna leave

I remember the look in your eyes
Is it something that I'll never see again
We're gonna make it right
'Cos I'm not searching till the bitter end

It's been a long time coming
I'm tired of failing you
It's been a long time coming
It's time to face the truth
They're old habits that
Die Off Hard
Invading our love
It keeps growing stronger
Die Off Hard
Now pain won't let go
It keeps growing stronger in us

Through the years I find
Nothing's straight it's just another haze
So unless we try to fight a dawning
Of a graceless age
We'll encompass a life destined to the cold beliefs we had
We're gonna make it right
I won't live a life I never wanted to lead

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Morning Grey
(Hess / Lesperance)

Anyway that I could reach you
I'm justified to do
Anyway that I'll convince you
A cold desire looms

Take a bus, buy a ticket, find a mission
Try to leave the pain
Taking tracks from the needles
Never leads the way

Run, in emotional fields you lay
Run, devour and seize the day
Come down from your ivory hilltop
Enough of your morning grey

Bitter ways they follow beside you
And crawl inside your tomb
And when you think it's all behind you
The more it decides to bloom
Old desires, both feet in the fire
Do you feel the shame
Your mind is slightly polluted
'Cos you need a change

I don't wanna leave this sphere is home
I worship/believe in miracles
The dying hope there's love inside the rage

'Cos no one ever knows how long we have to stay
'Cos no one ever knows the calm of morning grey

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Karma Cleansing
(Hess / Lesperance)

Come and be true
And purify all that is you
The soul can re-group
Ascending to higher love

Hailed by God
Failed by you
Nailed by everything you do
Saved by God
Failed by you
De-railed by catatonic blinded youth

All that we do
Is repeat like some prophetic fool
And walk in lead shoes
Complacent and morally screwed

We want change
And feel the karma cleansing
Feel so sane in the throes of madness

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Believe  (Re-mix)
(Hess / Lesperance)

When all love is gone and destiny's wronged
The premise of all our lives
You can't find your way
Out of this foreign abyss
To change the tides
Drowning in heartache
What feels like forever

When judgement will come
To temples I'll run for solace beyond our eyes
Now God thread the bait
Shackled and harnessed in faith
The stains have dried
Desperate and blindly
We trudge on forever
But I won't let you
You have to believe
The soul and the will live on
When all is gone
Your faith pulls you through
Don't wait for the moment
When time leaves no chances
Don't hold on to find out
Your tomorrows were sold out to
Save me from harm

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Hail, Hail  (Re-mix)
(Hess)

Haunted by your slide
You thought you were on your climb
The open door shut tight
Braving our misfortunes day and night
Falling down from faulty spines
All dry rivers in my dying thirst for you
And you clearly can't decide dark from light

As we Hail, Hail to the new bastille
The albatross that needed to fly
As the future sails
To collision's trail
We'll find a voice that leads us to right
Hail, Hail

With all your sins on trial
Can't get it off of your mind
The choking sands of time
Out of sync with your like and mine
I was sentenced for the kill
I'm the eye inside the storm
After what I had to live
I've got nothing left to give
Or to keep me hanging on

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Staying Away  (Re-mix)
(Hess)

Well I've been abused I'm alone
I've seen hell like you've never known
You know I'm living in fear
Of falling into love

Your thinking days it's been years
That's how long I've been crying these tears but no more

All the many nights I wanted
You to be with me
Now all I remember is that you said you'd never leave

I've opened my eyes I'm ready to see
Everything that's ahead of me
You know I'm staying away from this feeling you call love

I'm confused I don't know where can I turn or where can I go
You know I'm trying to keep myself from losing you

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Morning Grey  (Re-mix)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Anyway that I could reach you
I'm justified to do
Anyway that I'll convince you
A cold desire looms

Take a bus, buy a ticket, find a mission
Try to leave the pain
Taking tracks from the needles
Never leads the way

Run, in emotional fields you lay
Run, devour and seize the day
Come down from your ivory hilltop
Enough of your morning grey

Bitter ways they follow beside you
And crawl inside your tomb
And when you think it's all behind you
The more it decides to bloom
Old desires, both feet in the fire
Do you feel the shame
Your mind is slightly polluted
'Cos you need a change

I don't wanna leave this sphere is home
I worship/believe in miracles
The dying hope there's love inside the rage

'Cos no one ever knows how long we have to stay
'Cos no one ever knows the calm of morning grey

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Rain  (Full band version)
(Hess / Lesperance)

I feared the notion
I'd fall at your feet
And pour out my heart
And you'll leave forever
Severe emotions and dark memories
They all end the same
A nosedive endeavor

But angels did fly
And flooded boats sailed
To rescue my heart and pull out every nail
Things don't seem right
Since I've fallen

I'm falling like rain
For everything about you
I find myself chained
Thinking I'm coming loose
It's everything about you
A deep devotion has washed on our sands
Took hold of our hands
And guides us forever
Holy water that some of us brave
They're poetic slaves
Drowned by their conscience

Angels did fly
The loneliness fails
To capture my heart and push in every nail
Things turn out right since I've fallen

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Turn Around
(Hess / Lesperance)

I should apologize
For my new compromise
A temporary disease

Another dumb mistake
To think that you would change
Now I'm admitting defeat

Well I knew what this would mean
But still I let myself get back into it
It's time to turn around

If your not careful
She'll rip your heart out
And shove it in your mouth

Now I took all the blame
Off my little brain
And said 'the devil made me'
Put the turpentine
In her carafe of wine
And I got a reprieve

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So Blind
(Hess / Lesperance)

Headlines detach us from the world
Throwing all compassion overboard
Like big flies circling the corpse
It's getting more disgraceful than before

What will we ride
When this horse dies
Will eat the shit and jump in

With both feet in the fire
Rubbing ignorance into our eyes
We're blind, so blind
To all the world's injustice
We're so blind

In their sick minds
They justify it all
Emotionally straying from the course
For the big prize
A hundred million whores
Raping all humanity and more

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Without You
(Hess / Lesperance)

Climbed these walls
For hours that feel like days
From highs I fall
To watching the pain drying
The walls that I walked through
And the truth bent
To get to you
'Cause I need you
Where do I belong
Won't get through all my bleak moods
Without you
My resolve
Is a tower that fails to break
Life's a bomb
That can blow you eight ways from Sunday
Blue surrounds me
Blue all around me
Only you can change the tides
Hoping you can decide our fate

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So Blind  (Re-mix)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Headlines detach us from the world
Throwing all compassion overboard
Like big flies circling the corpse
It's getting more disgraceful than before

What will we ride
When this horse dies
Will eat the shit and jump in

With both feet in the fire
Rubbing ignorance into our eyes
We're blind, so blind
To all the world's injustice
We're so blind

In their sick minds
They justify it all
Emotionally straying from the course
For the big prize
A hundred million whores
Raping all humanity and more

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Tables Turning  (Re-mix)
(Hess / Lesperance)

I didn't know I'd be worse off in the end
Then I ever thought I could be before
I can't do without what I thought I couldn't live with
I didn't realize it till you were gone

Now you can't find a reason
Not to throw it all away
I'm pleading all the words that
I thought I'd never say

Love Me
Now the tables finally turning
On me and my little world
Love Me
And the weight your tired of holding
Won't be heavy anymore
I can't let it go I prefer my heart pretending
I wanna believe time could change it all
But gone with the leaves like a ghost of all the seasons past
How could our endless fire feel so cold

I don't care why your leaving
The words mean all the same
You left me to lie bleeding
And turned your back away

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New Religion  (Re-mix)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Apologize for stupid old mistakes
Your only vice disappears without a trace

Your mystified
You can't relate
Your on your knees to follow the new faith

I'm starting my own religion
Demi Gods
They'll be none
After all demons fall we'll be done

Sink your teeth into the golden prey
You won't believe the souls we saved today

You won the prize
It's no debate
Your on your knees to follow the new faith

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What I Do
(Hess / Lesperance)

It's only life
I remind myself each day
If only I could remember what I'm doing
In a room
The walls are padded down with foam
Because it takes away the sound
And alters the voices that tell me to do

What I do
They're worried that I'll wanna kill
Without my pills
And they knew that I'd do
What I do

One more try
To step inside my brain
A constant fight
But I won't sleep till I can fool them
For hours they make me stare at blotches
I failed the grade
When I told them I was Jesus and I hear voices
That tell me to do what I do

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