Songs from Engineering Paradise the Musical
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Teenage angst


Songs 7 and 12       Wy Beyond


Melody, guitar & vocals by Rick Hayter.
Lyrics: David Gardiner

The same melody and structure is used twice in this musical.
Song 12 is an echo of Song 7, expressing the same mood but
having one verse fewer. We don't have a sung version of Song 12.

Song 7

Itís way beyond what I should have to cope with
I donít know what to say or who to tell
Should I speak at Connorís trial as a witness
Should I talk to Pedroís family as well?

What would it change if I should make a statement,
Explain the lead-up to the dark event?
Can anything be learned from how it happened,
That similar disasters might prevent?

Would I be seen as seeking out the limelight
Pretending there was something that I knew?
Would I be making mountains out of mole-hills
My story adding nothing that was new?

I need to talk to someone more impartial
My fatherís mind is firmly made up.
I need to get perspective and some distance
To know if Iíve been served a poison cup.

Itís way beyond what I should have to cope with
I donít know what to say or who to tell
There must be someone wise that I can turn to
With guidance he can offer me as well.
Someone who can help me to unburden
Someone I can trust to never tellÖ

Song 12

Itís way beyond what I should have to cope with
I donít know how to make her understand
If only she had something more to live for
A vision of some golden promised land

What picture of the future can I show her,
To make her want to turn her life around?
To cut through all her festering self pity
And give her strength to fight another round?

If I was lying there in that condition
Not caring if I lived or if I died
Would anything be strong enough to reach me
Awaken some small vestige of my pride?

Itís way beyond what I should have to cope with
I donít know how to make her understand
But perhaps I have the germ of an idea
The answer might be simple and to hand
A future I already have imagined
The one that in my daydreams I have planned


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