No Place to Hide

In the end it all comes down to dust
Language will vanish and machines will rust
Reality will come apart at the seams
Your life will unravel into your dreams

Now a storm it is gathering
Reasons unravelling
Streets they are burning
And darkness is travelling
Raw electricity
Runs through the cities
And now is it time
To be running to me

Nowhere to run to and no place to hide
Make a final promise and I’ll make you mine
We’ll burn with raw emotion as the flames arise
Higher and higher in the western night

Now a storm it is gathering
Reasons unravelling
Streets they are burning
And darkness is travelling
Raw electricity
Runs through the cities
And now is it time
To be running to me

No place to hide
No chance of stalling
No warning sign
No way out calling

No place to hide
No chance of stalling
No warning sign
No way out calling
No place to hide

The mountains will crumble and the seas will rise
It will rain fire from blood-red skies
I will shoot an arrow into your heart
You will come running into my arms

Oh tonight it is gathering
Reasons unravelling
Streets they are burning
And darkness is travelling
Raw electricity
Runs through the cities
And now is it time
To be running to me

No place to hide
No chance of stalling
No warning sign
No way out calling

No place to hide
No chance of stalling
No warning sign
No way out calling
No place to hide

No place to hide
No chance of stalling
No warning sign
No way out calling

No place to hide
No chance of stalling
No warning sign
No way out calling
No place to hide

Now a storm it is gathering
Reasons unravelling
Streets they are burning
And darkness is travelling
Raw electricity
Runs through the cities
And now is it time
To be running to me
No place to hide

Song Notes

Ash bassist Mark Hamilton said that “No Place to Hide” was written when Ash were in the Far East just after Sept. 11th, and it’s about that kind of “rain will fall from blood red skies” atmosphere at the time. The song was played live on February 3rd 2002 at a low key warm up show in Swindon, it remains a fan favourite and is widely accepted as one of Ash’s best B-side. It was also Mark’s favourite B-side on the Cosmic Debris B-side collection.