Songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman’s
“Whistle Down the Wind”

1 Tom Jones with Sound of Blackness — Vaults of Heaven 3:43
2 Tina Arena — Whistle Down the Wind 3:53
3 Boyzone — No Matter What 4:40
4 Elaine Paige — If Only 3:19
5 Donny Osmond — When Children Rule the World 3:14
6 The Everly Brothers — Cold 3:32
7 Meat Loaf — A Kiss is a Terrible Thing To Waste 7:34
8 Boy George — Try Not To Be Afraid 3:36
9 Sounds of Blackness — Wrestle With the Devil 4:23
10 Bonnie Tyler — Tire Tracks and Broken Hearts 5:20
11 Micheal Ball — Unsettled Scores 5:56
12 Lotie Mayor with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber — Whistle Down the Wind 3:43

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Jim Steinman

Executive Producers: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Jim Steinman

Label Really Useful Records Cat.No. 559 441-2 Format CD Year 1998 Country DE

Tom Jones with Sounds of Blackness — Vaults of Heaven

The keys to the Vaults of Heaven
May be buried somewhere in a prayer
The keys to the Vaults of Heaven
May be heavy or lighter than air

Open up the Vaults
Open up the Vaults—we’ve got to find the keys

The nights have been growing darker
Even darker now than sin
We’ll open the Vaults of Heaven
The treasures are there within

The keys to the Vaults of Heaven
May be seen in a pure child’s eyes
The keys to the Vaults of Heaven
May be heard in our desperate cries

Open up the Vaults
Open up the Vaults—we’ve got to find the keys

The nights have been growing darker
Even darker now than sin (darker than sin)
We’ll open the Vaults of Heaven (heaven)
The glories are there within

The keys to the Vaults of Heaven (heaven)
May be buried somewhere in a prayer (somewhere in a prayer)
The keys to the Vaults of Heaven (heaven)
May be heavy or lighter than air (hey)

We’ve got to find the keys
(we got to find the keys)
We’ve got to find the keys
(got, got to find the keys)
To open up the vaults (the vaults of heaven)

The nights have been growing darker (growing darker)
It’s so much darker now than sin (darker than sin)
We’ll open the vaults of heaven (the vaults of heaven)
The answers are there, within

(we’ve got to find the keys) (got to find the keys)
(we’ve got to find the keys) (got to find the keys)
To open up the vaults (ooh, yeah, open up)

The nights have been growing darker (growing darker)
It’s so much darker now than sin (darker than sin)
We’ll open the vaults of heaven
The answers are there, within....

Tina Arena — Whistle Down the Wind

Whistle down the wind
Let your voices carry
Drown out all the rain
Light a patch of darkness, treacherous and scary

Howl at the stars
Whisper when you’re sleeping
I’ll be there to hold you
I’ll be there to stop the chills and all the weeping

Make it clear and strong
So the whole night long
Every signal that you send
Until the very end I will not abandon you, my precious friend

So try and stem the tide
Then you’ll raise a banner
Send a flare up in the sky
Try to burn a torch, and try to build a bonfire

Every signal that you send
Until the very end, I’m there

So whistle down the wind
For I have always been right there
Oh, yeah...

Howl at the stars
Whisper when you’re sleeping
I’ll be there to hold you
I’ll be there to stop the chills and all the weeping

Make it clear and strong
So the whole night long
Every signal that you send
Until the very end I will not abandon you, my precious friend

Try and stem the tide
Then you’ll raise a banner
Send a flare up in the sky
Try to burn a torch, and try to build a bonfire

Every signal that you send
Until the very end, I’m there

So whistle down the wind
For I have always been right there
Oooh yeah....

Boyzone — No Matter What

No matter what they tell us
No matter what they do
No matter what they teach us
What we believe is true

No matter what they call us
However they attack
No matter where they take us—
We’ll find our own way back

I can’t deny what I believe
I can’t be what I’m not
I know I’ll love forever—I know, no matter what

If only tears were laughter
If only night was day
If only prayers were answered
Then we would hear God say:

No matter what they tell you
No matter what they do
No matter what they teach you—
What you believe is true

And I will keep you safe and strong
And sheltered from the storm
No matter where it’s barren, a dream is being born....

No matter who they follow
No matter where they lead
No matter how they judge us
I’ll be everyone you need

No matter if the sun don’t shine (the sun don’t shine)
Or if the skies are blue (skies are blue)
No matter what the ending—
My life began with you

I can’t deny what I believe (what I believe, yeah)
I can’t be what I’m not (I know I’m not)
I know this love’s forever—that’s all what matters now… no matter what

(no, no, matter) (no, no matter what)
(no, no, matter) (no, no matter what)
I know no matter, that’s all that matters to me
(no, no, matter) (no, no matter what)
I know no matter, that’s all that matters to me
(no, no, matter) (no, no matter what)
I know no matter, that’s all that matters to me
(no, no, matter) (no, no matter what)
I know no matter what, that’s all that matters to me
(no, no matter what)
I know no matter what, that’s all that matters to me.......

Elaine Paige — If Only

If all we lost somehow came back
If all that died again would grow
“If only it was so”
These are the loneliest words I know

If all our dreams were golden
And never black or gray
If all our dreams came true
Then we’d never have to say
“If only it was so”
These are the loneliest words I know …

If all our dreams were golden
And never black or gray
If all our dreams came true
Then we’d never have to say
“If only it was so”
These are the loneliest words I know …

These are the loneliest words I know …

Donny Osmond — When Children Rule the World

Hams and yams and cookies and candy
Chimes of joy and candles aglow
Hymns and carols, choirs are forming
Everywhere that you go

Pere Noël, Pere Noël
Angels for every boy and girl
Nobody cries or tells any lies
The night that children rule the world

When the children rule the world
Tonight! When the children rule the world

Doves and kings and shepherds and wisemen
Came together, followed the star
They all gathered down in the manger
They came from so very far

Midnight is clear, the spirits are here
Angels that guard each boy and girl
No hunger or thirst, the last will be first
The night that children rule the world

When the children rule the world
Tonight! When the children rule the world

All the greatest wishes are granted
Let us sing, let innocence reign
All the prayers are finally answered
Blessed and free of all pain

Towers of fire rise ever higher
Magical flags will be unfurled
The power of song, the young are the strong
The night that children rule the world

When the children rule the world
Tonight! When the children rule the world

Pere Noël, Pere Noël
Angels for every boy and girl
The demons are gone, the young are the strong
The night that children rule the world

When the children rule the world
Tonight! When the children rule the world

Pere Noël, Pere Noël
Angels for every boy and girl
The demons are gone, the young are the so strong
(the night when the children) Rule the world

When the children rule the world
Tonight! When the children rule the world
When the children rule the world
Tonight! When the children rule the world

(when the children) Oh
(when the children)
(when the children) They rule the world
(when the children) Ooh, yeah
(when the children) When the children rule the world
(when the children) When the children rule the world
(when the children) When the children rule the world
(when the children)
(when the children) …

The Everly Brothers — Cold

The flowers have all died, the skies is going grey
I begged my baby not to leave, I couldn’t make her stay
The heat has disappeared, the eternal flame is low
The forecast ain’t so good, I’m all messed up—no place to go

It’s cold—like a frozen teardrop
There’s a chill in the air and there’s ice in my vein and it won’t stop
It’s cold—like an endless winter
The moon’s on the run and even the sun is cold

I gotta see my girl, I gotta see her eyes
The barometer is falling, only she can make it rise
There’s nothing on the trees, there’s nothing for me here
I gotta find salvation and some thermal underwear

It’s cold—and it’s getting colder
They’re evacuating Satan who’s waiting for hell to freeze over
It’s cold—like an endless winter
The stars are all gone and even the sun is cold
The moon’s on the run and even the sun is cold....

I gotta see my girl, I gotta see her eyes
The barometer is falling, only she can make it rise
There’s nothing on the trees, there’s nothing for me here
I gotta find salvation and some thermal underwear

It’s cold—and it’s getting colder
They’re vaccinating Satan who’s shaking all over: pneumonia
It’s cold—like an endless winter
The moon’s on the run and even the sun is cold
The stars are all gone and even the sun is cold
The world is too old and even the sun is cold.....

A Kiss Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

(aah, if only)
(aah, if only)

If you listen to the night
You can hear the darkness call
I can barely stand to wait
I can’t barely stand at all

C’mon closer to me now
Like we’re sharing the same skin
We gotta get out of this jail
We gotta let the future in

So many things in your life
That you’re bound to regret
Why didn’t I do that?
Why didn’t I do this?

So many chances you lost
That you’ll never forget
Why didn’t I make it?
Why didn’t I take it right there?

The loneliest words you’ll ever know
“If only—if only it was so”
The emptiest words that there’ll ever be
“It could have been me”
“It could have been me”

The loneliest words you’ll ever know
“If only—if only it was so”
The emptiest words that there’ll ever be
“It could have been me”
“It could have been me”

You’ll have to pay for it later
If you don’t get it when it’s going for free
Believe me —!
Believe me —!

A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
It’s something that’s always been so
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste

And one of these nights
You’re gonna show me that you already know
There’s a feast waiting for you
And you never even gotten a taste
It’s later than you think
And a kiss is a terrible thing to waste

You shouldn’t tremble when we touch
There’s no reason for these fears
It’s a promise that was made
We’ve been promised this for years

I wanna show you it all
What to do, and where and how!
‘Cause we’ll never be as young as we are right now
WE’LL NEVER BE AS YOUNG AS WE ARE RIGHT NOW!

So many cries in the night
That you try to ignore
Why didn’t I do this?
Why didn’t I do that?

So many unaswered prayers
So many unopened doors
Why didn’t I take it?
Why didn’t I make it come true?

The loneliest words you’ll ever know
“If only—if only it was so”
The emptiest words that there’ll ever be
“It could have been me”
“It could have been me”

The loneliest words you’ll ever know
“If only—if only it was so”
The emptiest words that there’ll ever be
“It could have been me”
“It could have been me”

You’ll have to pay for it later
If you don’t get it when it’s going for free
Believe me!
(believe me, believe me!)

A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
It’s something that’s always been so
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste

And one of these nights
You’re gonna show me that you already know…
There’s a feast waiting for you
And you never even gotten a taste
It’s later than you think
And a kiss is a terrible thing to waste....

There’s a feast waiting for you
And you never even gotten a taste
It’s later than you think
And a kiss is a terrible thing to waste....

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing
It only matters what we’re going to find!

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing
It only matters what we’re going to find!

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind (let’s get away from the past)
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing
It only matters what we’re going to find! (so many ways to go fast)....

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing
It only matters what we’re going to find!

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing
It only matters what we’re going to find!

There’s a feast waiting for you
And you never even gotten a taste
It’s later than you think
And a kiss is a terrible thing to waste
Girl:A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste....

Boy George — Try Not to Be Afraid

(don’t be afraid) (don’t be afraid)

Don’t be afraid, no, no-no
Ooh yeah, yeah

Try not to be afraid, so many things can happen
Oh, nothing’s ever quite as bad as it might appear
I’ll give you all I got
You know I can protect you
And try and stop you shedding even one more single tear

Shelter from the storms
Refuge from the world outside
Safety from the dangers
Escape from all the disappointments that time has passed

Healing of the wounds, the vanishing of nightmares
An end to endless tortured nights: untroubled sleep at last
This is the vow I’ve made
I’ll see it all come true now
And all you have to do for me—try not to be afraid

I swear I’ll be with you (I’ll be with you)
This promise that I make
Will you always be with me—try not to be afraid

Think of every thing you’ve got
Try not to be afraid
Try not to be afraid
Try not to be afraid

(try not to be afraid) Shelter, refuge, safety and escape
(try not to be afraid)
(try not to be afraid) Think of every thing you got
(try not to be afraid)

Don’t you be afraid (think of every thing you got)
Try not to be afraid (think of every thing you got)
Think of every thing you got
Try not to be afraid

(think of every thing you got)
(try not to be afraid)
(think of every thing you got) Think of every thing you got
(try not to be afraid) Try not to be afraid......

Sounds of Blackness — Wrestle With the Devil

(aah, aah, aah, aah)

You gotta be prepared
You gotta be prepared to wrestle with the devil in a heartbeat
Before the moment is past

You gotta be prepared
You gotta be prepared to wrestle with the devil in a heartbeat
Or it could be your very last

He’s there in the reflections on the river skimming by
He’s there in the clouds as they slice up the sky
He’s there in the eyes of the stranger in your home
He’s there in the your loved ones when they’re cold and alone

He’s there in the foreboding you feel in your bones
He’s there in the graveyard, chipping names in the stones
He’s there in your memories, turning good times into bad
He’s there in the future that you wish you never had

You gotta be prepared
You gotta be prepared to wrestle with the devil in a heartbeat (oh yeah)
Before the moment is past

You gotta be prepared
You gotta be prepared to wrestle with the devil in a heartbeat (hmm)
Or it could be your very last

He’s there in the whispers, oh, the screams and the cries (oh yeah)
The secrets and the shadows, turning truth into lies
He’s there in the bedroom, he can crawl into your dreams
He’s anything he wants to be but he’s never ever what he seems, yeah

You gotta be prepared
You gotta be prepared to wrestle with the devil in a heartbeat (yeah)
Before the moment is past (oh yeah)

You gotta be prepared
You gotta be prepared to wrestle with the devil in a heartbeat (in a heartbeat)
Or it could be your very last

You gotta be prepared (you gotta be)
You gotta be prepared to wrestle with the devil in a heartbeat (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Before the moment is past

You gotta be prepared
You gotta be prepared to wrestle with the devil in a heartbeat (in a heartbeat)
Or it could be your very last....

(repeat chorus to end with adlibs)

Bonnie Tyler — Tire Tracks and Broken Hearts

Another aimless day
Another useless night
I want peroxide hair
I want some neon light

I got a new life waiting
I can’t wait to begin it
The thing that gets me down with being young in this town
Is there’s no future in it…

I want a fine perfume
A powdered blue Corvette
If there’s a slower death than living here and now
They haven’t found it yet

I need a man who knows
What I am really worth
And I don’t give a damn about a life after death—
But I’ve gotta get some proof that there’s a life after birth!

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing It only matters what we’re going to find

Tire tracks and broken hearts
Let’s get away from the past
So many ways to stay hungry, baby
So many ways to go fast

I want a push-up bra
I want some satin sheets
Give me some real rich food
I want some succulent sweets

I want you by my side
You’ll be all my own
I don’t know what I want half the time, but I know
That I don’t wanna spend another minute alone

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing It only matters what we’re going to find

Tire tracks and broken hearts
Let’s get away from the past
So many ways to stay hungry, baby
So many ways to go fast

(du dub, du du dub, du dub, du dau dau dau)

Those good girls never know what they’re missing
But us bad girls almost always do
And what we’re missing most are the real good times

I want them bad and I want ‘em now!
I was born going faster than the limits allow
I want it bad and I want it now!
We were born going faster than the limits allow—

Faster than the limits allow—

Right here!
Right now! …

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing It only matters what we’re going to find

Tire tracks and broken hearts
Let’s get away from the past
So many ways to stay hungry, baby
So many ways to go fast

I wanna show you what I want you to do
Where and when and how
I want it bad and I want it now—
We were born going faster than the limits allow

I wanna show you what I want you to do
Where and when and how
I want it bad and I want it now—
We were born going faster than the limits allow

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing It only matters what we’re going to find

Tire tracks and broken hearts
Let’s get away from the past
So many ways to stay hungry, baby
So many ways to go fast …

Michael Ball — Unsettled Scores

There’s a prayer for the living and the dying
There’s a prayer to soothe the savage sea
There’s a prayer, it seems, for almost everything
But you haven’t got a prayer for me

And I —
I haven’t got a prayer

So many cries in the night that you try to ignore
Why didn’t I do that?
Why didn’t I do this?

So many unbroken chains
So many unsettled scores

The old man at the bank that sneers
The teachers and their slaps
The brutal eyes, the uniforms
The lawyers and their traps

The lonely girls who yearn to love
And learn to kiss and dance
The rich and selfish widows
In the market for romance

The soldiers with the smell of war
That never fades away
The heroes of the playing fields
Forgotten in a day

The priest in the confessional
The trembling hands and whispered sighs
The doctors in the hospital
Unending tests and twisted lies

The betrayers, the betrayed
The abandoned, the afraid
The corrupted and the celebrated
Endlessly humiliated!
Gloriously big parade!

You can say a prayer for everyone
That there could ever be
Say a prayer for all of these and more
But there’s still no prayer for me

Say a prayer for your purest daughter
Toll a bell for your only son
There’s no way out and all my prayers
Are fading one by one

The stern and disapproving lips
The friends who just attack
The fathers that they take away
The ones that can’t get back

The desperate boy who sleeps alone
Whoever’s in his bed
The chosen ones they get a home
The blessed get ahead

The kids are playing softball
In the fading summer night
The teenage lovers at the drive-in The glow of dashboard light

An American flier at a steep incline
The wind blowing through your hair
The trophies and the holidays
They vanished in the air

The betrayers, the betrayed
The abandoned, the afraid
The glorified, the idolized
The bastards and their jealous eyes!
An amazingly big parade!

You can say a prayer for everyone
You’ve known or you might see
Say a prayer for all of these and more
But there’s still no prayer for me

Say a prayer for every living thing
The unborn and deceased
But I haven’t got a prayer — I know –
That’s the nature of the beast

That’s the nature of the beast....

Lottie Mayor with Andrew Lloyd Webber — Whistle Down the Wind

Whistle down the wind
Let your voices carry
Drown out all the rain
Light a patch of darkness, treacherous and scary

Howl at the stars
Whisper when you’re sleeping
I’ll be there to hold you
I’ll be there to stop the chills and all the weeping

Make it clear and strong
So the whole night long
Every signal that you send
Until the very end I will not abandon you, my precious friend

So try and stem the tide
Then you’ll raise a banner
Send a flare up in the sky
Try to burn a torch, and try to build a bonfire

Every signal that you send
Until the very end, I’m there

So whistle down the wind, for I have always been right there....

Howl at the stars
Whisper when you’re sleeping
I’ll be there to hold you
I’ll be there to stop the chills and all the weeping

Make it clear and strong
So the whole night long
Every signal that you send
Until the very end I will not abandon you, my precious friend

So try and stem the tide
Then you’ll raise a banner
Send a flare up in the sky
Try to burn a torch, and try to build a bonfire

Every signal that you send
Until the very end, I’m there

So whistle down the wind, for I have always been right there....

Published by The Really Useful Group Ltd / Lost Boys Music and Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.
℗ 1998 The Really Useful Group Ltd, except “No Matter What” ℗ 1998 PolyGram Ireland Ltd