THE ULTRA ZONE (1999)
The Ultra Zone
'I'm always pursuing knowledge. I'm a seeker of spiritul equilibrium and music is a big part of that. I've been obsessed with these kinds of ideas for years.' -Steve Vai
Released:
SEPTEMBER 7, 1999
Label:
Epic Records
Sony Music EK69817
1.The Blood & Tears
2.The Ultra Zone
3.Oooo
4.Frank
5.Jiboom
6.Voodoo Acid
7.Windows To The Soul
8.The Silent Within
9.I'll Be Around
10.Lucky Charms
11.Fever Dream
12.Here I Am
13.Asian Sky

coming soon

Voodoo Acid
Lyrics by Steve Vai 

I didn’t even know what I was doing
Didn’t even know what I was saying
I felt my face and it was inside out
Well I could hear the blood rushing through my brain
And I could see tiny lights shootin’ from my veins
And little voices in a swarm

Throat is like a fireplace
Tongue is like a razor blade
Illuminated before me
Looks to me like little honey bees

Well they were neat and sweet
with nectar dripping from their cheeks
It sounded like this…
No really, just like that
But they they danced it sounded like this…

It was dark and I was freakin’
Somebody seduced me into sex
My body moved like drop frame video
My hips looked like this…

It feels pretty good, though
Feels good though, feels good!

And when that feeling you always get
Well it made me make a mess
And I was left in a puddle of…
Honey

In the distance I could hear
Words of wisdom whizzing by my ear
So I shut my brain
And let the filth run down the drain
My inner eye revealed the queen bee
With a turban wrapped around her head
Shaking her fist at me, she was angry
And it sounded like this…

When I awoke I thought I’d died
I actually did but not inside
I lay there swimming in a pool of scum and smut
that my ego threw up

Now I walk on water
Now I see the light

And if you see my friend the queen
Then you’ll be alright

 

Silent Within
Lyrics by Steve Vai

Endless time is arriving in this lost and found
What is now was always but never seemed to be
In the breath of a heartbeat the walls tumble down
An elusive light and sound enraptured me 

But I remain in my body
Words fail to describe what we feel when we die inside

God only knows what we’re feeling
when the lights grow dim
Is there really a voice inside
in the silent within

Torn apart by a twister of greed lust and pride
When I bleed it’s a need to be one with you
Why is anger so hungry and love so blind
Why do we hurt when we cry

Well God only knows what we’re dreaming
in our ultimate sin
Do we really hide anything
in the silent within
Silent within, within

Ohh hide in your darkness
And I’m dreaming today
Only for a moment would you hear
Oh slow me down
Run away
God only knows and He ain’t talkin’
In the sound and the light and the life

There’s no end to the bottom when we start to fall,
There’s no top to the high when we want to climb
And this heart is a prison bound by chains of gold
Wherein lies the keys

God only knows how we’re falling
While reaching for Him
In this vacuum of time and space
in the silent within
God only knows
within

It’s a drop from the ocean
A star from the sky
A grain of sand from the earth
A tear from an eye

When the light is before us
And shines in our life
In the silent within
God only knows

 

I’ll Be Around
Lyrics by Steve Vai

Words fall silent when no one will hear
Emotions are deadly when there’s too much to fear
Touch a feeling and we feel again
To know the pleasure, we must know the pain

I’m going down for the last time
Open your eyes

Who’s gonna hear you when you’re callin’
And who’s gonna catch you when you’re fallin’
Who’s gonna trust you
Well I’ll be around for a while

And who’s gonna heal you when you’re bleeding
And who’s gonna give to you when you’re needing
And who’s gonna love you
Well I’ll be around for a while

When love lies bleeding only fools are bold
They search for pennies in a pot of gold
Faith is dying when no one’s to trust
But your soul is crying
And it’s glorious

It’s coming down to the last time
Open your heart

Who’s gonna hear you when you’re callin’
And who’s gonna catch you when you’re fallin’
And who’s gonna laugh with you
Well I’ll be around for a while

And who’s gonna warm you when you’re freezing
And who’s gonna hold you when you’re screaming
And who’s gonna promise you
to be around for a while

There you stand, drowning in the rain
Kidding yourself the wind don’t sting
And all this time the thing you want is calling to you

I dig the way you take that storm
While spitting in the face of right and wrong
Well you could let down your defenses
When you’re in my arms

You could my face
in my arms
You could dream on and on
in my arms
You would never be alone
in my arms
You could cry like a child
in my arms

Who’s gonna hear you when you’re callin’
And who’s gonna catch you when you’re fallin’
And who’s gonna trust you
Well I’ll be around for a while

And who’s gonna mend you when you’re broken
And who’s gonna find you when you’re stolen
And who will always love you
I’ll be around for a while

And who’s gonna shield you when it’s rainin’
And who’s gonna kneel with you when you’re prayin’
Who’s gonna feel for you
Well I will, I’ll be around for a while

Who’s gonna help you when you’re tryin’
And who’s gonna hold you when you’re dyin’
Who’s gonna beg you
To be around for a while

 

Here I Am
Lyrics by Steve Vai

Can you hear me can you feel me in the darkness
I can hear you and I can feel you in the darkness
And it’s good

Can you see my mind, can you feel how I use it
And if I let you in will you try not to abuse it?

However deep you go be aware we are binding at the skin
And when we’re soul to soul you’ll never know where I end and you begin
Save the sentiment for that storm that we call Life
Leave the dreck behind you and put me in your sight

Here I am giving you my everything
And here we stand at the start of a better way

If I could search your heart
I would treasure every universe that I found
Like a work of art
Its beauty is boundless and profound

After letting go
All your secrets are sacred in my keep
And everything I know
Will lie defenseless and naked at your feet

Breathe deep to relieve all your weary flesh and blood
Remember these visions when your other world comes undone

Here I am I give you my everything
And here we stand at the start of a better way

Here I am I offer you my everything
And here we stand at the start of a better way
Here I am
Here I am

 

Asian Sky
Lyrics by Steve Vai and Koshi Inaba

A droplet falls
Like a moment from forever
Precious, sweet and tender
As a baby’s heart

Fall from grace
Into the raging darkness
Just to find the way
Back to its lover’s arms

And through this fate they never understand
Just how endless the sea

In this never-ending world
Everything keeps on reincarnating
In this shapeless world
Something flashes through your head when
You close your eyes

It’s hard to fnd
That silent peace of mind
They die to be

And when you find the something
Reach out your hand
No need to be afraid

(Chorus)
Alive in an asian sky
So high to forever fly

If you have fun with me
A beautiful light lights the way
Now what lacks is a little bit of courage
So please push this little back

And this God they don’t understand
Why what is should be

I lose my shape and you lose your shape and
Both os us ascend to the sky beyond
And become the rain and fall to the eath
And give life to a new beginning

Try to hide
In the Illusion that they fight
And die to be

And when the flower blooms
Give it a smile
no need to be alone

Alive

(Chorus)