"The Future Holds a Lion's Heart" as written by Robert Conley and Darren Hayes....
When I first escaped the city of York
And leapt out of this cage
No silicon chip could sublimate
Or tame this temptuous rage

When my heart was in the attic
Like the picture of Dorian Gray
I was rescued by the enemy
That dare not speak it's name

Say hello to your future
I'm just pleased to meet you
You were a million miles away
Say hello to your lion's heart
Queen Victoria's England
Will never ever be the same
Giddy up!

When I left the warm surroundings
Of my selfish difficult stage
When our eyes first met there was deja-vu
And a feeling I could not shake

Then gravity seduced me
And drew me to this place
I could swear we were together
In an entirely different age

Say hello to your future
I'm just pleased to meet you
You were a million miles away
Say hello to your lion's heart
Queen Victoria's England
Will never ever be the same

So wonderfully good looking
With fine and delicate lines
If I place this face in carbon freeze
It will never be affected by time

She said "Don't confuse your beauty
With the insolence of youth.
You can move through time in one direction.
Sad but it's the truth"

But it took so long to meet you
But it took so long to meet you
It took so long to meet you

It's time to go
It's time to leave
You should never have come

Get back to the craft
Get back to your age
Take somebody with you
Giddy up!

Say hello to your future
I'm just pleased to meet you
You were a million miles away
Say hello to your lion's heart
Queen Victoria's England
Will never ever be the same

Say hello to your future
I'm just pleased to meet you
You were a million miles away
Say hello to your lion's heart
Queen Victoria's England
Will never ever be the same


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"The Future Holds a Lion's Heart" as written by Robert Conley Darren Hayes

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    General CommentI like how "Say hello to your lion's heart." may refer to a lion's heart being about bravery, taking a new step or how it always reminds me of the name "Richard the Lionheart" so it's like a reference to Darren's Richard whom he sees as his future.
    star2008on April 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWell, apparently in this one Darren Hayes is on another time traveling adventure. This time back to Victorian England, to visit some lover, and this song really gets across to the listener that Darren is now openly gay. That is of course if you know where to look. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a 1891 book published by Oscar Wilde. The book has a strong homosexuality theme. The lines after it are a reference to "Love that dare not speak it's name" a phrase from the 1894 poem "Two Loves" by Lord Alfred Douglas, generally used as a euphemism for homosexuality. This phrase was also mentioned at Oscar Wilde's gross indecency trial. And guess what, both were published during the reign of Queen Victoria. Coincidence...I think not!
    FaustIXon September 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs Darren's said, the main basis of this song was making the huge decision to move from America to England to be with Richard, his now-hubby. Also the fact that he felt like he'd been with Richard in another time and place, and had lived in England before too.

    Nice pick-up on the Alfred Douglas reference, that one flew right by me!
    kisma_777on December 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song has the coolest synthesizers. it always gets me pumped.
    buzzbozmaon June 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the imagery in this song!
    And it's a pretty good coming out song, as well. (Although he was obviously already out when it was written).
    SugarBruiseson December 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso... there is no such word as 'temptuous' >.<
    Well urban dictionary refers it to something that is tempting or it could be a malapropism about tempestuous - something violent, turbulant.
    So either way it'll be a fit way to define his emotions.
    star2008on April 17, 2011   Link

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