Discography | Believe

  1. Believe
  2. Die Off Hard
  3. Hail, Hail
  4. Staying Away
  5. Baby With A Nail Gun
  6. Morning Grey
  7. Victim Of Fate
  8. Rain
  9. I Won't Be There
  10. Karma Cleansing
Japan only

Warner Music Japan

Release Date: May 25, 1997

Total Running Time: 40:28

Comment: Japanese version of Karma Cleansing with some different tracks, tracklist order and cover artwork. Later it was re-released as Believe Special Edition.

Believe | Album Credits

  • Produced and Mixed by Harry Hess and Pete Lesperance
  • Recorded by Harry Hess
  • Recorded and Mixed at Phase One Studios
  • Overdubs Recorded at Hope Sound
  • Mastered by: Brett Zilahi at Metalworks Mastering
  • Package Design by Pumpkinhead Graphics
  • Photography by William Hames
  • Illustrations by Lorne Goldring and Richard Keys

Believe | Lyrics

(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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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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Hail, Hail

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

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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Baby With A Nail Gun


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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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Victim Of Fate
(Hess / Lesperance)

Count the days of my ever after
And I cannot fill my hand
There's a space and a hole in my mirror
Where I used to stand

I'd drag the snakes that claim to love me
Down the sewers of my hell
With the face that the world pinned upon me
I'm just a prisoner of my head

I don't believe in calm surrenders
Cut at the knees I bleed a victim of fate
As I lay in the fault around me
Burn the bed of nails I had
And I pray that the road of plenty
Fills the manholes where I tread

I'll make the waves begin to tremble
Cut at the knees I bleed a

Victim of Fate
Forever is closing in, if I wait
The chance may never come again at all

To shelter me from myself
I feel the amphetamines
I feel them instead of me
I feel the amphetamines

They don't know
I don't believe in calm surrenders
Cut at the knees I bleed a victim of fate

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(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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I Won't Be There
(Hess / Lesperance)

Pounded by the righteous
In the palm of the decadent
Is something I don't wanna be
So embrace your detriment
Stop paying for the promises
I know you don't wanna keep

'Cos you know I loathe
The condescending runaround
Now I fold then you impose
Another card to win the crown

And I won't be there
'Cos I don't feel it
Feel it like before

Judge and jury feared by the powerless and innocent
The failed messiah wannabe
Now trapped by the conscience or coincidence
Either way I find it hard to believe

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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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