Down by the docks Where memory stops And the cold air covers my face, I walk hand in hand Held together by a band Fashioned from leather and lace. And what time doesn't heal It takes away. What time doesn't fade, it destroys... Till its all noise. The gypsy caravan is burnt out and the man Holds his head in his hands as he laughs. The smile washes from his face in a wave of disgrace As they bring in the National Guard. It's all just noise Mr. Rogers and McCarthy were vain and foolhardy But at least they knew the value of fear. Now Lassie's on the hook For all that they took And Timmy's left howling at the moon In tears. Timmy, what time doesn't heal It takes away What time doesn't fade, It destroys, Till it's all just just noise. Mona Lisa's highway smile Has long since been defiled Now she hides behind a bulletproof case. Columbus's on the job, But it takes all he's got Not to throw the towel in her face. Its all just noise Somewhere far timbre is carved into a bar, Singing someday I know I'll be free... But little did he know what freedom would bring When he spent it with me; or What time doesn't heal It takes away What time doesn't fade, it destroys Till it's all just noise So I take a walk in the rain, And it's a very hard rain The truth is sometimes too hard to bear. Summer is out, and the wild dogs shout - Once unleashed for peace they really don't care: Its all just noise. Lilly Marlene tells you to stay off the train, Guardsmen aren't always what they appear. The boat's a trap and so is the lap Of Santa Klaus and his rain, dear Because what time doesn't heal It takes away, What time doesn't fade It destroys, Until it's all just noise. Judy blue eyes was born In a house in a storm, In a place where the rapids are grand, She and her little dog Do the tin man hop, And escape with Alice to Wonderland. Noise. The words on the floor Opened the door, But it took years before you could see me. In your leopard skin cap - Tales of your dead racoon cat, Now we live in a forest by the sea. But what time doesn't heal, It takes away, What time doesn't fade, It destroys.. Till it's all just noise I blame Mr. Dylan for all that is hidden From the musketeers that parade round this place. They march up and down Making not a sound, Lacking both in form and in grace.... And in noise. The pleasure in each moment The pain in each smile, Is twisted together in a haze. They tell you love hurts, But they don't know what's worse When you speak only to dumb and to fazed - Its all just noise. I take a walk in my mind Past fields and through time Back to a Tokyo view. Where the children were young Neath that rising sun But life was empty without you. What time doesn't heal It takes away And what time doesn't fade, It destroys Till its reduced to the Noise. Gibberish cinema, mother farm, sushi bar I hid my light under a fifty inch tv. You reached through the screen, Heard my silent scream Now we are close but have come so far, dear. Now I am scared that I'll be left to the Noise. Take a snapshot of my mind At any given time, And frame me for my crimes. Ill take the Fall - The short walk down the long haul, And hang my head from the sign That says: What time doesn't heal It takes away, What time doesn't fade, It destroys... Till all you have left is the Noise. I'm not so sweet Now I've got boots on her feet, And she's wearing Lou's leather vest. Riding in a Ford Super Duty, Jim! Complaining that the days gone by had the best Noise. So have a heart, let me go back to the start Let me try this again. My hands are clean But the machine is just mean and The Angels forgot to play and they Harp On What time doesn't heal It takes away, What time doesn't fade It destroys: Till all you have left is THE NOISE.